It was almost exactly 5 years ago that Senator John McCain stood up in the Ruth Street Theater at Prescott High School and denounced the soon-to-be voted on ObamacCare as, “Sleaze, my friends, it’s sleaze."
Pointing to a large stack of paper on a stool, McCain spoke of the cost and the problems that ObamaCare would bring. Today, five years later, he doesn’t seem to have changed his mind as he discusses the issues still dogging the President’s healthcare plan.
Statement By Senator John McCain on fifth Anniversary of ObamaCare
Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on the five-year anniversary of Obamacare:
“It has been five years since President Obama’s flawed healthcare overhaul was signed into law, and since then Americans have been hit with one unwelcome surprise after another. Despite the President’s promises, Americans who liked their healthcare plans were not able to keep them or their doctors, and hard-working taxpayers continue to be hit by rising costs, decreased quality of care, fewer providers, and less choices. I hear firsthand from Arizonans throughout our state who have seen their health care options shrink, and from small business owners who are terrified of the job-killing employer mandate that threatens the engine of our economy by forcing them to comply with costly regulations or close their doors.
“From the start I opposed the sweeping scope of this healthcare law, which does nothing to bring down healthcare costs for American families and small businesses. I proposedthe first Republican amendmentto Obamacare in 2009, which would have prevented the President from slashing Medicare by half a trillion dollars in order to finance more Washington spending and mandates. And Iintroduced legislationthis year that would enable Americans to opt-out of the individual mandate, which will cost taxpayers who do not sign up for Obamacare up to thousands of dollars this year.
“Five years after its enactment, Obamacare has been full of empty promises that have only made our nation’s health care problems worse. The White House’s repeated attempts to unilaterally change this law underscore its inherent flaws. Obamacare must be repealed and replaced, and I will not stop fighting to restore Americans’ freedom to buy affordable health insurance that works for them, because they know what’s best for their families, not the Obama administration.”