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Rep. Broun on the Push for Repeal

September 10, 2010

On today's Health Care News podcast from the Heartland Institute, Congressman Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia and a physician, talks with us about some of the most recent news regarding Obamacare, and his strong views concerning its repeal.

A few facts Congressman Broun wanted to share:

• Health insurance companies have announced premiums are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent next year.

• 1 in 5 seniors could lose their Medicare Part D plan.

• 1 out of 2 Americans who receive health care from their employers will lose it.

• Health insurance companies announced they will stop offering child-only policies due to uncertainty caused by the health care law.

CMS economists announced that health care costs will increase by $311 billion and government spending on health care will rise to 21% of GDP by 2019.

• Fifty percent of seniors will lose their Medicare Advantage plans.

• Doctors may drop out of Medicare because of the changes in Medicare reimbursement rates.

You can listen to the podcast here.