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Video: Congressman Boehner Shares Stories from Ohioans Struggling Under ObamaCare
Posted by Press Office on October 24, 2013 | comments
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Today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following video message sharing just a few of the hundreds of devastating stories he has received from Eighth District constituents about the effects the president’s health care law is having on their lives. 

Over the past few months, Congressman Boehner has heard from constituents from all walks of life who are dealing with the negative effects of the president’s health care law.  The stories range from those who have lost their employer health care (like the employees at Poelking Lanes in Ohio’s Miami Valley), to those whose premiums have gone through the roof. . .from the job creators who have frozen their hiring because of the uncertainty around this law, to those small business owners who believe they will have to close up shop if they are forced to pay these unmanageable rates.

In the message, Boehner says: “It’s because of stories like these that my colleagues and I here in the House continue to work to provide fairness for all Americans under the president’s health care law.  The president has given special breaks to big corporations and powerful labor unions who have asked for relief from the law’s requirements.  Now it’s time for him to give the same relief to American families and small businesses.”

Take a minute to watch the video and share your story with the congressman by visiting johnboehner.house.gov/contact. Boehner’s full remarks are below:

Hi, I’m John Boehner.  Over the past few months, I’ve heard from hundreds of Eighth District constituents about the president’s health care law and the devastating effect it’s having on their families and small businesses.

Some shared stories about their health care premiums shooting sky high…

Like Ed from Hamilton who told me his current policy is being discontinued and replaced with a policy that increases his premiums by 65 percent – an increase his family can’t afford.

Some told me of how their hours were being cut because of the job-crushing law…

Like Brittany, from Camden who wrote to tell me that her husband’s hours are being reduced because of the law.  She said she doesn’t know how they’re going to make ends meet.

I’ve also heard from small business owners who are struggling to figure out how they’ll keep their doors open with the new costs the president’s law imposes.

Brian, who has owned a small business in West Chester for 15 years, told me he may be shutting down his business because it simply cannot pay 50 percent more for health care.

It’s because of stories like these that my colleagues and I here in the House continue to work to provide fairness for all Americans under the president’s health care law.  The president has given special breaks to big corporations and powerful labor unions who have asked for relief from the law’s requirements.  Now it’s time for him to give the same relief to American families and small businesses. 

If you have a story you’d like to share, please contact me at Johnboehner.house.gov/contact.

Thanks for listening.

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