One Year After Disastrous Website Launch, ObamaCare Still Fundamentally Flawed

Oct 01, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today marking the first anniversary of the disastrous launch of the ObamaCare exchanges:

“One year after the disastrous launch of the $2 billion ObamaCare website, I continue to hear from families, workers, seniors, and small business owners across Missouri who are facing skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs, canceled coverage, fewer doctors, and job losses. That’s because ObamaCare is more than a website with technical glitches – it’s a flawed law that needs to be repealed and replaced with common-sense health care solutions.”

Since the disastrous launch of the ObamaCare exchanges, Blunt has gone to the floor almost every week the U.S. Senate has been in session to share health care news and stories from Missourians. Click here to watch highlights from Blunt’s speeches. Click here to read more about the health care solutions Blunt supports.

Key Facts About ObamaCare:

  • $3,459:Average increase in family health insurance premiums since President Obama took office
  • 450: Employers who have cut hours or jobs due to ObamaCare
  • 30 percent: Average premium increase for Alaskans who’ve enrolled in ObamaCare through their state’s exchange
  • 46 percent: Doctors who give ObamaCare a grade of “D” or “F”
  • 250,000: “Virginians will have their current insurance plans cut this fall” due to ObamaCare
  • $2.1 billion: Cost for the “federal government’s Obamacare enrollment system”
  • $73 billion: Total amount the Obama administration has spent on ObamaCare

·         700,000: Fewer people paying ObamaCare premiums today than the Obama administration reported this spring