By Wayne W. Oliver, Executive Director, Patients for Fair Compensation Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on February 5, 2014
According to a report released this week by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), ObamaCare will “reduce the supply of labor by the equivalent of roughly 2.3 million full-time workers through 2021.”
Just as the economy is attempting to recover, we are moving forward with the implementation of a federal healthcare disaster that will kill even more jobs. There is some good news. There is a new, legitimate “repeal and replace” movement led by US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dr. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma). This “repeal and replace” effort has substance and includes many thoughtful, private sector based reforms and includes some of the provisions of ObamaCare that address access to health coverage.
The new Patient CARE (Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment) Act repeals ObamaCare and replaces it with common-sense, patient-centered reforms that reduce healthcare costs and increase access to affordable, high-quality care. In stark contrast to ObamaCare and its government centered mandates and regulations, the Patient CARE Act empowers the American people to make the best health care choices for themselves and their families.