“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever,” Jonathan Gruber, a professor at MIT and an architect of Obamacare

Rep.Scott Garrett :Time find solutions that will increase actually make health care more affordable and accessible for everyone.

“While we were promised affordable prices and increased competition with ObamaCare, we’ve only seen premium prices spike and insurance companies exit the unworkable exchanges. You’ve probably heard a number of news reports this week about the increased healthcare costs many people are facing as a result of this disastrous law. Unfortunately, New Jersey is no exception.

If you are one of the thousands of residents here in the Garden State expected to participate in ObamaCare open enrollment that starts this week, chances are you’ve been hit by massive sticker shock. You’ve probably also noticed that you’ve had less choice than you had in the past as only two insurance companies remain in New Jersey’s exchanges. It’s obvious that ObamaCare isn’t working for New Jersey’s families.

Supporters of ObamaCare told us that it would save the average family $2,500 a year on premiums.  Instead, we are finding out that premiums will increase by an average of 25 percent.  We were also told, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”  Instead, at least 76,000 New Jerseyans are now forced to switch insurance providers.  And these families are quickly finding out that switching insurance providers is difficult. New plans may mean leaving the family doctor you’ve seen for years and interrupting ongoing medical treatment.

The Affordable Care Act is not affordable and it is forcing American families to make unwanted compromises about their healthcare.

New Jerseyans shouldn’t have to pay the price for ObamaCare’s broken promises.  That is why I will continue to fight to repeal ObamaCare and work in a bipartisan manner to find solutions that will increase actually make health care more affordable and accessible for everyone.”



Scott Garrett