Sen. Pat Roberts gives the Weekly Republican Party Remarks

This is Senator Pat Roberts. I am honored to represent the people of Kansas in the United States Senate. Let me be the first to wish you and your family a happy Independence Day as our nation recognizes our hard won freedoms.

As we celebrate the fourth, it will be a mere 89 days until the October first deadline when millions of Americans are forced to purchase health insurance in a special marketplace or ‘exchange’ overseen by the federal government.

Health care as you know it will change. Do you know how much your new plan will cost? Do you know what it will cover? Will you be able to see your family doctor? Will your personal health information remain private? Private and safe? Will you lose the health insurance plan you like? Will the high costs force your employer to make you a part-time employee, change your plan or just drop your coverage altogether?

Simply put, will you and your family have the health insurance you need to ensure your well-being?

Right now, you can’t answer these questions and neither can the Obama Administration.