The U.S. Senator from Missouri used his weekly press conference to criticize the president’s healthcare plan on Thursday. Click to hear the statement from Roy Blunt:
Blunt believes the issues with the website are minor compared to the problems that will arise. “I think, at the end of the day, the biggest enemy of Obamacare will be Obamacare,” said Blunt. “That the more people find out about the real consequences of the government trying to manage, not only 16 percent of the economy, but to also manage people’s individual insurance choices and the insurance marketplace, will create major problems.”
Blunt admitted he’s been one of the biggest critics of the Affordable Care Act.
“I think there are going to be lots more problems with this plan than anybody anticipated. The law of unintended consequences. From workplace issues to now insurance coverage issues will be the law that most likely applies here.”
Blunt is especially concerned that the success of the law heavily relies on the requirement for young people to purchase health insurance. He said the law is dependent on young, healthy Americans buying insurance. Their rates are now higher than ever before, and that group was already the least insured part of the population, “because they were young and healthy.”