Guam – Senator Frank Blas Jr., whose running for the Guam Delegate, is critical of incumbent Madeleine Bordallo for supporting Obama Care because it may cost Guam up to $74 million dollars to implement.
Blas issued a release in reaction to a report from the Guam Attorney General on the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA] on Guam.
The report was released yesterday [Thursday] by health committee Chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez who has called a forum next Thursday to discuss the impact of the AG’s report.
In his release, Blas says if Bordallo “truly understood this law, she would have known that Guam was treated unfairly and that it would cost the people of Guam an additional $74 million annually,” adding that her “silence on this crucial federal healthcare law will now cost our government MILLIONS in money we can’t afford.”
READ the release from Delegate candidate Blas below:
Congressional Candidate Senator Frank Blas Jr. issued the following statement today on Obamacare:
“I am not surprised that the review conducted by the Attorney General of Guam on Obamacare has revealed that it will have a severely negative impact on the people of Guam,” Frank Blas, Jr. said. “Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo’s silence on this crucial federal healthcare law will now cost our government MILLIONS in money we can’t afford.”
The Office of the Attorney General released their review Thursday. Blas has been asking Bordallo for months now to share with our community what she feels her support for this law will now cost our people of Guam.
“If she truly understood this law, she would have known that Guam was treated unfairly and that it would cost the people of Guam an additional $74 million annually,” Blas said.
Obamacare does absolutely nothing to address the rising cost of health care on Guam. In fact, this new law increases the cost of health care on island, raises taxes on consumers and businesses, and doubled down on an already broken and unaffordable Medicaid system which our local government can’t afford.
“And that’s just the start as the cost of her blindly supporting Obamacare will surely cost us hundreds of millions more in the years to come,” Blas said.
“Like all the people of Guam, I’m still waiting for her to explain how this is going to make healthcare more affordable or accessible.”