"Everything from this ill-conceived tax's structure to its implementation has been a disaster. It is no surprise that 79 senators went on the record to repeal this job-killing tax," said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, referring to a symbolic budget vote taken last year.
"It's a mystery why the administration would make even more they cannot keep," said Mr. Hatch, who estimates the initiative will cost $2.5 trillion over 10 years. "This shouldnt be called a health care bill of rights, but a bill of goods that the American people arent buying. ... Ninety days after the president signed it into law, one thing hasnt changed: The American people are as opposed now as they were then. Politically motivated threats wont lower skyrocketing health care costs."