GOP Leader Vows to Repeal Obamacare, Law Could Double Premiums

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 15, 2013   |   11:32AM   |   Washington, DC

During a speech at the conservative CPAC conference this morning, the Senate Republican leader said he would keep trying to repeal Obamacare. His comments come at a time when one report suggests Obamacare could double insurance premiums.

Leading pro-life groups strongly oppose Obamacare because of the abortion funding components and rationing concerns in the legislation. They have actively supported repealing or defunding the controversial government-run health care program.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said this morning he wants the law repealed and stood next to a tower of 20,000 pages of health care rules and regulations, calling it a “monument to liberalism” and saying Republicans will not back down.

As AP reported:

McConnell faces re-election next year. He says Republicans need to rebound from election losses last year and, quote, “punch back.” He says Democrats haven’t had a new idea, quote, “since the days of the Studebaker.”

He compares the possibility of Democrats nominating Hillary Rodham Clinton or Joe Biden for president in 2016 to, quote, a “rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.'”

Meanwhile, thanks to Obamacare, one report shows you’re going to be paying more for your health insurance in 2014 – a lot more.  According to health insurers, the provisions of the law that roll out next year could cause premiums to take a massive jump – up to doubling for some people.



According to the Washington Post, the hardest hit will be those who buy their insurance on their own, and some small business:

…the biggest price hikes are expected to hit a group that represents a relatively small slice of the insured population. That includes some of the roughly 14 million people who buy their own insurance as opposed to being covered under employer-sponsored plans, and to a lesser extent, some employees of smaller companies.