House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement responding to President Obama’s latest unconvincing health care PR blitz, which kicked off today with an event designed to promote Medicare rebate checks that more than nine in 10 Medicare beneficiaries will never receive:
“Out-of-touch Washington Democrats’ problem isn’t the sales pitch for ObamaCare – the problem is ObamaCare itself. No glitzy PR campaign can hide the new health care law’s higher costs, higher taxes, Medicare cuts, and payoffs to Washington special interests. The fact that President Obama is promoting Medicare rebate checks that more than nine out of 10 Medicare beneficiaries will never receive is an indication of just how desperate the White House has become.
“A steady stream of inconvenient truths has tripped up the sales pitch for President Obama’s government takeover of health care since it became law. Analyses by both the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office and the Obama Administration’s own Medicare actuary have confirmed that the new health care law will raise health care costs, not lower them as promised. In recognition of the new law’s crushing impact on job creation, the nation’s leading small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has joined with 20 states in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration. Millions of seniors are set to be forced off their current Medicare coverage. Employers bracing for the new law’s higher costs are already signaling that they will have to cut hours, eliminate jobs, or drop employee coverage altogether.
“The sooner President Obama can accept the fact that Americans have rejected his health care law, the sooner we can repeal it and replace it with common-sense reforms that lower costs and protect American jobs.”