03.24.15

Senator David Perdue Video Statement on 5th Anniversary of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following video statement on the fifth anniversary of Obamacare:

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Transcript:

Today marks five years since Obamacare was signed into law. Georgians and Americans across the country continue to struggle due to its harmful effects.

A majority of Americans are opposed to President Obama’s healthcare law, and it’s easy to see why. Many people have been forced off their healthcare plans and seen their out of pocket costs rise.

President Obama broke his promise that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. My wife Bonnie and I – like so many others – had our own plan cancelled.

The American people want and deserve access to quality and affordable healthcare. They also want to work full-time. But because of Obamacare, many middle-class Americans can’t find full-time jobs to support their families. 

Too many small businesses have cut back workers’ hours because of Obamacare, and hardworking people are forced to work under 30 hours a week.  

In Georgia, another negative impact is the one on rural hospitals that help some of the sickest and most vulnerable people in our communities.

Finally, the doctor-patient relationship is a personal one. It sometimes takes years to find a doctor that’s right for you and your family. Yet, Obamacare slashes physician networks, preventing people from seeing the doctor they’ve learned to like and trust.

It’s crystal clear that Obamacare is a step backward for our country, and a crushing burden on our future.

There is no doubt that America can achieve a healthcare system that lowers costs, increases access to doctors, and doesn't negatively impact our economy.

Georgians sent me to the Senate to help solve problems and get our economy back on track. Getting rid of Obamacare and replacing it with a patient-centered alternative is a top priority. 

That’s why I have co-sponsored a full repeal of Obamacare, and I will continue to fight to put people first and get Washington out of the way.

Thank you, and God bless you.