WASHINGTON – On CBS’ “Face the Nation” today, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Americans will likely experience a lot of “negative surprises” as they continue to enroll in Obamacare.
“We all get calls from incredibly distressed citizens who have had their policies cancelled yet are unable to enroll in a new plan….At the end of the day, while there will be a few winners, most Americans are going to find a less dynamic health system, and they're going to find that the cost of the health care they're able to purchase is going to be a lot higher. They're also going to realize that their choices are far less,” said Corker. “Unfortunately as people enroll I think there's going to be a lot of negative surprises as to what they're able to enroll in.”
Corker further said the fundamentals of Obamacare were done in a “chaotic” way.
“Generally speaking, the fundamentals of this to me were done in a chaotic way, much like we're seeing in the roll out…. I don't know how you fix a program that was put together in this manner with only one side of the aisle and taking the shortcuts that were taken to put it in place,” said Corker.
As mandated by law, Corker, his family and staff will enter the Obamacare exchanges on January 1, 2014.