Joe Donnelly’s Healthcare Law Is Killing Jobs In Indiana
When liberal U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly cast his vote for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, it didn’t just cut $550 billion from Medicare but also included a slew of job-killing taxes that are crushing small businesses across Indiana.
In Fort Wayne, Navistar decided to shut down and relocate its operations in Illinois.
Five different insurance companies decided to stop selling individual insurance policies throughout Indiana, leaving 20,000 Hoosiers without health care coverage.
Notably, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has stated the healthcare law will kill 800,000 jobs nationwide.
QUESTION: “In your estimation, the health care law would reduce employment by 800,000…”
- DOUGLAS ELMENDORF, CBO Director: “Yes… there would be a reduction of 800,000 workers.” (U.S. House Of Representatives, Budget Committee, Hearing, 2/10/11)
- QUESTION: “The last question is, it’s been argued and was argued here yesterday with the chairman, that the new health care law will create jobs and increase labor force participation. But if I recall from your analysis, it was quite the opposite. Is that not the case?”
- DOUGLAS ELMENDORF, CBO Director: “Yes.” (U.S. House Of Representatives, Budget Committee, Hearing, 2/10/11)
“Joe Donnelly’s decision to vote for Barack Obama’s healthcare bill will destroy 800,000 jobs nationwide and it’s crushing small businesses across Indiana,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Lance Trover. “With nearly 280,000 unemployed Hoosiers, it’s clear Indiana cannot afford Barack Obama and Joe Donnelly’s job-killing healthcare law.”
From Fort Wayne To Evansville to Terre Haute, Joe Donnelly’s Healthcare Law Is Literally Killing Jobs Across Indiana
“Exodus” Of Insurance Companies Will Likely Result In “Fewer Choices And Higher Costs For Consumers.” “However, consumer advocates say the exodus of Aetna and other companies likely will result in fewer choices and higher costs for consumers under health insurance exchanges to be established in 2013 under the federal health care overhaul.” (“Aetna Latest Out Of Ind. Individual Market,” The Associated Press, 8/3/11)
Navistar International Corp. Has Decided To Relocate And Shut Down Its Fort Wayne Operations, Which Employs 1,400 People. “Navistar International Corp. is relocating, but that’s not a signal a slew of ‘For Sale’ signs will sprout across Fort Wayne, housing officials say. The maker of commercial and military trucks confirmed Wednesday it will cut ties to northeast Indiana by announcing it will consolidate some operations in Lisle, Ill., and the suburban Chicago area. The company’s Fort Wayne workforce includes 1,400, many of them engineers.” (Paul Wyche, “Realtors Doubt ‘Mass Exodus’ To Illinois,” The Journal Gazette, 9/9/10)
Aetna And Cigna Corp. Have Recently Withdrawn From The Individual Health Insurance Market In Indiana. “Hartford-based Aetna Inc. and Philadelphia-based Cigna Corp., which are the third- and fifth-largest health insurers respectively, have announced their departure from Indiana’s individual health insurance market.” (J.K. Wall, “Five Individual Insurers Leaving Indiana,” Indianapolis Business Journal, 8/8/11)
The Exit Of These Insurance Companies In Indiana Leaves Over 20,000 Hoosiers Without Health Care Coverage. “In addition, Illinois-based Pekin Insurance, Michigan-based American Community Mutual Insurance Co. and New York-based Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America also have decided to leave the individual market. The five companies covered more than 20,000 Hoosiers, or about 10 percent of all those who have individual health insurance.” (J.K. Wall, “Five Individual Insurers Leaving Indiana,” Indianapolis Business Journal, 8/8/11)