NRSC Launches New Web Video
Two years ago today – with the help of Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid and liberal U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley – President Barack Obama signed his $1.76 trillion job-killing healthcare bill into law. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has released a web video reminding Nevadans of the broken promises from ObamaCare.
Harry Reid and Shelley Berkley promised the healthcare bill would reduce healthcare costs for millions of people, but since this legislation has been signed into law, costs have risen by 9 percent and the average premium has risen by $1,300.
Meanwhile, Berkley and her fellow Democrats claimed the healthcare bill would cost $940 billion, but recently the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report that found ObamaCare would actually cost $1.76 trillion.
Notably, the Las Vegas Sun reported that Berkley and her liberal mentor Harry Reid went to the White House so they could personally watch President Obama sign this bill into law.
“Shelley Berkley and Harry Reid promised Barack Obama’s healthcare bill would lower the cost of healthcare, but today Nevadans are paying more for healthcare than ever before,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Between the job-killing taxes, the intrusive federal mandates and the raiding of Medicare funds, it’s clear Shelley Berkley misled Nevadans about the true effects of her government-run healthcare plan.”
Since The Signing Of ObamaCare Healthcare Costs Have Increased
BLOOMBERG: “The average cost of a family policy climbed 9 percent in 2011 to $15,073, according to a poll of 2,088 private companies and state and local government agencies by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Menlo Park, California, and the Chicago- based American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust.” (Jeffrey Young, “Health-Benefit Costs Rise Most In Six Years,” Bloomberg, 9/27/11)
WALL STREET JOURNAL: “[In 2011], the health-insurance premiums employers pay rose sharply this year, with the average annual cost of family coverage passing the $15,000 mark for the first time, according to a major survey.” (“Employer Health Premiums Rise Sharply,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/27/11)
WALL STREET JOURNAL: “The average annual family premium for 2011 was $15,073, up from $13,770 last year.” (“Employer Health Premiums Rise Sharply,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/27/11)
Meanwhile The CBO Has Increased The Price Tag Of ObamaCare To $1.76 Trillion
FOX NEWS: The Congressional Budget Office has extended its cost estimates for President Obama’s health care law out to 2022, taking in more years of full implementation, and showing that the bill is substantially more expensive — twice as much as the original $900 billion price tag. (Jim Angle, New CBO health law estimate shows much higher spending past first 10 years, Fox News, 03/14/12)