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I will not sign a plan that adds one dime toward deficits either now or in the this bill is also fully paid for -- will reduce our deficit this bill will help reduce our deficit.
Now it's looking like just the opposite is happening it's a big concern for my next guest former south Carolina Republican senator.
Jim dement and -- -- Newly minted president of that.
Group -- Heritage Foundation Jim thank you very much for joining us -- -- Let's talk numbers here a little bit we did -- little brain research on this and turns on 2009 when when healthcare bomb -- signed into law.
The average family paid about thirteen 1375.
Bucks per year for health insurance it's up to 15745.
That's about an 18% increase.
-- Eric all of us who read the bill what parts of -- we could get when they when they were trying to pass it.
Knew this was going to happen we knew it would cost hundreds of billions of dollars more for the government it would cost individuals and families more.
It would replace private sector insurance.
Like you said creating a government monopoly that will eventually push private insurers out.
Will all end up all Medicaid the problem now is the president's not only talking about raising taxes to pay for it.
But cutting social security and Medicare.
Seniors have paid for social security and Medicare for many years.
He's -- a program that is actually gonna cut.
These programs out from underneath of our seniors so it is gonna get worse as we find out more about this bill.
Senator what we're at our national debt is sixteen point almost sixteen point eight trillion dollars the president -- promise -- chronic care.
Wouldn't add to the deficit wouldn't add to that national debt.
Now the CBO's coming right -- the last that the last number I saw was almost two trillion additional dollars going forward.
What -- and once this is fully implemented you're gonna say those numbers are small it always happens with government programs.
And worst of all people are gonna get.
Health care that is lower quality it's going to be harder to find a doctor because people are being pushed on the Medicaid plans.
In the states that are expanding Medicaid.
And fewer and fewer doctors even want to -- someone who's got Medicaid.
So this is not working out for the people who are the poorest who needed health insurance.
It's not working out for businesses who pay for it.
They're they're employing fewer and fewer people.
This is a disaster.
In those in congress who are calling for its total repeal.
Need to have the support of the American people because.
This bill needs to be stopped before it's implemented.
So I think a look at the that there's a survey that was just put up but it a small business the survey take a look at some of the number seventy -- percent say the economy is on.
The wrong track 31%.
Plan to cut back hours to the health care law 87%.
Are looking for more certainty.
-- that it just seems like this is not the plan that -- promised.
They promise -- 33 now four years ago.
Though it's not and we have to keep talking about repealing it what's happening now is it Democrats are coming back and saying we can fix this -- And that part this bill can be fixed as you mentioned before well over 20000 pages already.
Doctors don't know what to do businesses -- -- -- enough lawyers and accountants to figure it out.
That -- only thing week she'll do right now is repeal it so that we don't have to cut social security and Medicare and raise taxes.
To pay for this this mess.
Can you -- senator Cruz has repeal it is our chance that what the odds of that.
The odds are probably -- how but I would sure love to see the house pass a repeal -- to remind the American people.
That this it's not too late to repeal it.
We need to keep talking about it because a lot of Americans think it's already been repealed and we need to remind them.
That it has and we were it would need to remind them that this president.
And -- the folks in congress who voted for it.
But we also have to get behind governors.
And speakers of the house like we see in Florida right now.
The speaker of the house and and Florida.
Will Weatherford is taking a bold stand not to expand Medicaid right on the folks in Florida and all around the country need to get behind him.
Because -- we can keep half of our states from implementing this.
That's the best way to close it down at the federal level arts and relieve their -- when you view congratulations and your first -- -- Ares I assume negated that big parking spot right up in front fugitive.
But but not yet -- getting a parking space and they say is of really valuable thing we believe that senator gentlemen thank you very much there.
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