Roberts’ GOP weekly address blasts Obamacare

Delivering the Republican weekly address Saturday, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., blasted Obamacare and argued there are too many unanswered questions about the health insurance exchanges and too little time to answer them before the exchanges go live Oct. 1. “The fear is that only the sick will pay to join the exchange without young healthy people to foot the bill, then all costs will further skyrocket,” Roberts said. “Young healthy people find the exchanges so costly and objectionable that the administration is drafting the NBA and the NFL to pitch Obamacare. Good grief.” Roberts also touted his bill to annul the exchanges and the individual mandate if the administration is not ready Oct. 1. “We need to make the right kind of change to the health care system – change that doesn’t include higher taxes, higher premiums and decision-making by government bureaucrats rather than our own doctors,” he said.