As House Republicans prepared to pass another symbolic Obamacare repeal, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius argued in a Washington Post commentary that the law already has slowed the increase of health care costs and health insurance premiums, and that it will help, rather than burden, small business and strengthen Medicare. “People are entitled to their opinions, but not to their own facts,” wrote the former Kansas governor. “And the facts in this case are clear: Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, national health spending is rising at a slower rate, health insurance premiums are rising at a slower rate, small-business coverage is holding steady, and Medicare is on a stronger financial footing. Now that the Supreme Court has issued a decision, the American people would be better served if Congress joined the president in working to build on that progress, not undo it.”
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