Few lawmakers really knew what was in President Obama's 2,000-plus page health care law when they voted on it, but supporters made plenty of promises about how it would work.
Those have turned out to be broken promises, AWB President Don Brunell writes in latest column.
The string begins with the promise that Americans who like their current health plan and doctor can keep them.
It continues with the claim that small employers would be eligible for a tax credit to help provide insurance for their workers.
And the promise that the federal law would cover millions of uninsured by expanding Medicaid -- which is funded jointly by the federal government and states --was gutted by the Supreme Court decision that found states could not be forced to take part in it.
"Congress passed the federal health care law without knowing what was in it," Brunell writes. "Now that we do know, it will take major legislative surgery to cure what ails it."