On November 4, 2013 Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming asked for permission to address the United States Senate regarding Obamacare. What he said was shocking.
“Many people were hoping the Democrats’ health care law would actually help decrease costs; that it would actually help increase access to quality health care. But all America knows that hasn’t happened. On October 1, the Obama administration launched its health care exchange. This was to be the biggest moment of the President’s signature achievement in office. It was one where people were looking forward to the opening of the exchanges, and it flopped. It completely flopped. The Web site crashed and fell right on the heads of the people who were already anxious about their health care. People all across the country saw this collapse, and even the late-night comedians have made a lot of jokes about the incompetence and the mismanagement of the Obama administration.”
“But I have to say the failure of the exchange is no laughing matter, because this is much more than a failed Web site. Real people are facing real health care problems and are being hurt because of this administration’s failed health care law. Because of this law, millions of people are getting letters saying their insurance has been canceled. I talked to some of them this past weekend in Wyoming. There are at least 3 1/2 million people impacted by this across the country, and the number continues to climb every day. The Obama administration says that is no big deal. They say only 3 1/2 million people are losing the insurance plans they have now. But this administration’s goal–their goal–was just 7 million people covered in the exchanges. So why does the White House think 3 1/2 million Americans losing their coverage is no big deal when their goal this year was to cover 7 million Americans?”, said Senator Barrasso (source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov).
Senator Barrasso serves on the Republican leadership team as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. He also serves as Chairman of the Senate Western Caucus.
It should be noted that Senator Barrasso , a “Republican” voted in favor of Obamacare. At the same time he is one of the Laws most vocal critics?