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WASHINGTON D.C. – As the two year anniversary of the signing of President Obama’s health spending law approaches, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today joined several of his colleagues in a colloquy on the Senate floor to discuss the negative impact the law has on spending and job creation.

As a former small business owner, Boozman focused much of his remarks on how the President’s health care law makes it harder to stimulate private sector job creation in an already difficult economy.

“The President’s health care law makes it difficult for small business owners to hire more employees. At a time when our economic recovery continues to lag, the concerns over new mandates, confusing rules and additional taxes in the law have small business owners rightfully concerned,” Boozman said.

Boozman joined Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Jeff Sessions (R-TX) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) highlighting the upcoming two-year anniversary of the President Obama signing his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.

Boozman noted that the implementation of the law, during a time when the economy was already hurting, has further served as a roadblock to economic recovery.

“Guiding your business to the point where you can add personnel is no easy task. It takes strategic planning and management, but it also takes an economic environment that allows small businesses to expand, invest and hire. Instead of doing that, the health care law furthers the climate of uncertainty that our job creators already face,” Boozman said.

During the colloquy, the participating senators touched on a number of the health care law’s alarming unintended consequences including the manner in which it slows our economic recovery; the growing costs associated with the law; and the damage it does to the Medicare program.

“We’re already seeing rationing right now,” “Physicians are definitely cutting back because of the payment plan. Seniors are smart enough to figure out that you can’t add thirty percent more patients under this plan, and then along with that no increase in physician fees… …no increase in the the infrastructure required to take care of them. Something’s got to give.”