Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais on Monday told members of the Chattanooga Pachyderm Club that Obamacare is proving to be unworkable.
He said he expects President Obama to announce earlier in the year that he is delaying the implementation of the program.
Rep. DesJarlais said too few people have signed up for the program and it will quickly "become insolvent."
The physician said the health program, which he called "socialized medicine," does not address issues of health cost, health quality and health accessibility.
He said it was projected to cost $750 billion, but may reach $2 trillion.
The speaker said the rollout of the program's website "was a disaster."
He said the House has made 43 efforts to overturn Obamacare, but he said new adherents are needed to be elected in the Senate in the 2014 elections.