Obamacare Has Failed Texas Families
The truth is the implementation and the reality of Obamacare has been nothing short of a disaster for many of the people that I represent in Texas, but it's not limited to the 27 million people or so who live in Texas.
Unfortunately when Congress and Washington make a mistake, it's the American people that have to pay the price, and it seems like the consequences of Obamacare are only getting worse.
I still remember like it was yesterday, the President said ‘if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.’ He said if you like your policy, you can keep your policy. He said the family of four, average family of four, would save $2,500 on their health care costs. Mr. President, none of that has proven to be true. In fact, just the opposite is true.
But the fact is consumers will have less choice and their health coverage will come at a higher price. According to one estimate, 60 counties out of our 254 counties in Texas will just have one health care option in 2017.
And at the end of the day, hardworking Texas families have to pay for the partisan policies of this Administration and our Democratic colleagues who jammed this through Congress rather than try to build some consensus on a bipartisan basis that would make this sustainable.