NEW IBERIA, LA – Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican, LA-03) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Obamacare:

“One year ago today, the liberals in Congress rammed their massive government-run health care law down the throats of the American people. Even though its full implementation does not go into effect until 2014, Obamacare has already resulted in harmful impacts to Americans, including rising health care premiums and uncertainty for businesses.  The American people have made it clear that they do not want Obamacare. My office receives calls every day from constituents who want to defund the health care law and repeal it immediately.
Obamacare’s individual mandate has been proven to really be a tax on all Americans. Tens of thousands of seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage plans due to Obamacare’s cuts to the program. Two judges have ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. And the overwhelming majority of Americans want this tax-burdening, job-killing, government-takeover repealed. With the unpopularity of President Obama’s signature bill increasing, it should come as no surprise that he marked today’s unhappy anniversary by spending his time in El Salvador.
Since I took office, I have fought to end Obamacare’s restraint on economic recovery and job creation. I co-sponsored the repeal of the job-killing health care law act, I voted for amendments to the continuing appropriations that would severely handicap Obamacare’s implementations, and I co-sponsored the repeal of Obamacare’s destructive 1099 reporting requirements; but my efforts will not stop there.
Today’s anniversary energizes my efforts to shrink the size of government in Washington, to fight for fiscal solvency and responsibility, and to create private-sector jobs. Today’s anniversary energizes my efforts to repeal and defund Obamacare and its many provisions. And today’s anniversary energizes my efforts to provide patient-centered, quality, affordable health care for all Americans who want it.”