Gardner Statement on Obamacare Anniversary

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act:

“Six years have passed since the President signed his signature legislation into law, yet Coloradans and Americans across the country continue to suffer from the effects of the law’s many broken promises. President Obama said that under his law, ‘if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period.’ He promised to ‘lower premiums by $2,500 for a typical family per year’ and ‘protect Medicare.’ Above all, he said Obamacare means ‘more choice, more competition, lower costs for millions of Americans.’ Instead, premiums have skyrocketed, millions of health care plans have been cancelled, Medicare has been significantly cut, and Americans have lost doctors they trust and been left with fewer choices. Just this past year, the co-op in Colorado collapsed, leaving more than 80,000 people without insurance and taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in loans,” said Gardner. “The past six years have been marked by crisis after crisis stemming from the President’s failed law. That’s not the health care reform that Americans were promised. It’s time for real health care solutions that lower costs, increase choice, and protect the doctor-patient relationship.”