Senator David Perdue Votes To Send Flawed Obamacare Law Back To President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after taking action to repeal Obamacare and send the flawed law back to President Obama’s desk:

“Obamacare is a fundamentally flawed law that put our health care system—one-sixth of our nation’s economy—under government control and the consequences have been disastrous. The law has driven up costs, eliminated health care choices, forced rural hospitals out of business, created a doctor shortage, and failed to live up to the expectations promised to the American people by the Obama Administration.

“Today, for the sake of our kids and grandkids, we are taking a very important step to repeal Obamacare and stop government-mandated insurance. The government should not be involved in our personal health care decisions, which is why we are eliminating Obamacare’s fines on individuals and businesses and finally sending this broken law back to the President’s desk.”

Yesterday, Senator Perdue spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the Obamacare’s financial impact on Georgians and Americans.

  • Higher deductibles – In the employer-sponsored market place deductibles for individual plans are up an average of 67 percent to over $1,000.
  • Higher premiums – In Georgia, premium increases are expected to range from 27 to 29 percent for Alliant Health individual policyholders.
  • Higher taxes – According to the Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare will saddle Georgians with more than $2.7 billion dollars in taxes over the next 10 years.