On September 23, 2013 Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama asked for and was granted permission to address the United States Senate regarding the Afforable Care Act. At which time he launched into a vicious attack against the law.
“Mr. President, we have a very serious problem with the new health care law. Costs are surging. We now have a projection from the Government Accountability Office. Under a realistic set of assumptions, the health care law will add over $6 trillion to the unfunded liabilities of the United States of America. Private health insurance premiums are going up. Unions are in full rebellion. Congress is in rebellion with regard to our staff. Doctors are rebelling. Many of them are giving up practices. They didn’t get the one thing they really needed, which is a fix to their Medicare reimbursement. The President has had to delay the employer mandate. This law is nowhere close to workable. It is not good. There are many more bad things I could say about the status we are in today.”
“The only person who apparently is stuck with this, who doesn’t have power to influence the process, is John Q. Citizen. Businesses are getting their employer mandate delayed because it just won’t work”, he said.
“In fact, this law is clearly, indisputably savaging job creation and economic growth. Seventy-seven percent of the people who got jobs this year got part-time jobs, and every expert says ObamaCare is a big part of the reason–a big part of that. Businesses are staying below 50 employees so they feel as though they are not so bound. Wages are down again this year. Unemployment is high. The percentage of the American people who are actually working is down–the workplace rate–and it is at the lowest point since 1975. This health care law is a big part of it. It just is, and everybody knows it. Talk to any businessperson, and they will say that the uncertainty, the costs, the problems that are entailed with it are impacting what they do. That is just a fact”, said Senator Sessions (source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov).