Partnership to Super Committee: Need to Save Billions? Freeze the Health Care Law

on November 9, 2011

Partnership for America has written Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (or “super committee”) to urge them to repeal, or at a least, freeze implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to reduce federal spending.

In a letter sent today, Partnership Chairman James Wootton said, “The Joint Committee should take the fiscally responsible step of repealing PPACA or, at a minimum, imposing a freeze on further implementation so that Congress can fully examine the law’s impact.”

Citing studies that show that PPACA’s true cost to the government may have been grossly underestimated, Partnership for America’s letter goes on to say that, “incentives in the law will drive 35 million more workers out of employer plans and into subsidized coverage, thereby adding about $1 trillion to the total cost of the health law over the next decade. These studies indicate that these unpredicted costs could offset many of the budget savings this committee is working to achieve.”

To view the complete text of the letter, click here.