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Fung Comes out Against Obamacare

Cranston Mayor and Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate says Obamacare is a "job killer"

Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung, also a candidate for governor, responsed to the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the Affordable Care Act and said he thinks Obamacare is a "job killer."

In a release, the Fung campaign said the projected job losses as a result of the health care program — about 2.5 million fewer full-time jobs by 2024 — is unacceptable.

"Like many others I have been fearful of the economic impact on small business and working families, and the Congressional Budget Office has now validated our concern about job losses and reductions of hours as a result of the Obamacare mandates," Fung said. 

In Rhode Island, a review of the report by Americans for Tax Reform projects 8,529 jobs will leave Rhode Island.

"We already have the highest unemployment in the United States and we simply cannot afford to lose any more jobs in this state," Fung said. "How are struggling Rhode Island families going to be able to afford these premiums, especially when their jobs are potentially on the line?”

Fung said Rhode Island taxpayers should not have to pay the roughly $23 million needed annual to maintain the state's health care exchange. 

"I have consistently opposed Obamacare’s extremely high cost, in both dollars and jobs," Fung said. "As Governor, I will remain steadfast in supporting a more efficient and effective health care system, including working across state lines to increase competition and drive down the price of healthcare."

dphs18 February 06, 2014 at 10:14 AM
At this point how could anyone come out in support of the affordable care act. Not one republican supported this disastrous law and they were proven right. This is going to result in a massive federal bailout that will cost us and our children billions of dollars.
Lori A Grover February 07, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Unfortunately this is a misrepresentation of facts of the actual CBO report. The report [clearly] states that people will retire or leave the work force now that they are able to obtain their own health insurance. Here's the link: http://goo.gl/uvFpoz
my world February 07, 2014 at 09:56 PM
they say kids are lazy well not for much longer there gonna have to work work work and that's even if theres a job for them to go to, cant become a trash collector because we are automating that also. its coming down to the wire a real hair pulling contest!

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