WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today on the second anniversary of the passage of President Barack Obama’s health care takeover, which continues to grow increasingly unpopular nationwide.


“As we mark the second anniversary of the passage of President Obama’s health care takeover, it’s clear this burdensome and costly legislation is bad for families, seniors, and job creators in Missouri and nationwide. With higher health care premiums, increased federal spending, greater uncertainty for small businesses, and its encroachment on individual liberty, it’s no surprise the President’s plan has become increasingly unpopular over the last two years.

“At a time when America suffers from the highest sustained unemployment rate since the Great Depression, the worst outcome of the President’s flawed plan is its crushing blow to private sector job creation in the form of new taxes and excessive regulations and mandates.

“We must fix our nation’s health care system, but President Obama’s one-size-fits-all government takeover is simply not the right answer. We need to pass policies that make quality health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans, while upholding our traditions of choice and privacy.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done, and I’m going to continue the fight to repeal and replace this disastrous bill with common-sense bipartisan reforms that put patients and doctors in control of their health care – not Washington bureaucrats.”

To Learn More About Common-Sense Health Care Solutions That Senator Blunt Supports, CLICK HERE

###