Mississippian’s Obamacare Stories Show Law Is Expensive & Unfixable, Cochran Says

Thad Cochran, R- Miss., issued the following news release:. In remarks to the Senate, Cochran cited constituents such as a small business owner from Hattiesburg and a parent from Southaven who have faced economic difficulties because of the President’s health insurance reform law. The Senator also referred to a Southaven worker whose hours were reduced so his…

WASHINGTON, May 14 — The office of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., issued the following news release:

As part of a Senate Republican effort to highlight how Obama administration policies are holding back job creation and economic growth, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today highlighted quandaries facing many Mississippians as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

In remarks to the Senate, Cochran cited constituents such as a small business owner from Hattiesburg and a parent from Southaven who have faced economic difficulties because of the President’s health insurance reform law.

“My impressions of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that it is too costly, too complex, and too intrusive,” Cochran said. “The stories I’ve heard from my state confirm for me that the Affordable Care Act is an unfixable and expensive mess, and it should be repealed.”

In his floor speech, Cochran discussed how a Hattiesburg small businessman is torn between shifting premium costs to current workers or laying off workers in order to continue paying health insurance premiums, which have risen 21 percent under the Affordable Care Act.

“Small business owners in my state have been particularly vocal about having to choose between making payroll or paying the increasing costs of insurance. Many small business owners would like to provide health insurance for their workforce but are finding the premium costs are just too expensive,” Cochran said.

The Senator also referred to a Southaven worker whose hours were reduced so his employer could avoid employer mandates built into the law by the Democratic majority that forced the ACA through Congress in 2010 on a strictly partisan basis.

InsuranceNewsNet
5/15/14