The real problem with Obamacare extends far beyond website glitches and security breaches. Congress and the President are forcing each of us - for the first time in our nation’s history - to buy a government product or face a financial penalty.

Over the next two years the already rising costs for medical insurance will only get worse. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that Obamacare will pull more than 2.5 million full-time jobs out of the labor force by 2024. With nearly 15 million Americans currently out of work, Obamacare will be devastating for our economy.

Obamacare must be repealed.

We must repeal it and replace it with a national policy that allows every individual the right to choose the plan that best meets their needs. Market competition will produce a larger variety of plans offered at more affordable rates.

Steve Russell was a member of the U.S. Army.  Use of this military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.