First in the series of thoughts of a mad American has to be:
Why haven’t you repealed Obamacare?
Hey Republican Congressmen and women. What’s the hold up, I mean besides your incompetence?
The ACA was signed into law 3/23/2010, after it was jammed down our throats without 1 single Republican Signature. The ACA was a Kennedy wet-dream since the 80’s. If you didn’t realize Kennedy money funded Obama’s presidential campaign, then you weren’t paying attention. The payback to Ole Ted for funding Obama was passing the ACA.
But after a Republican 7 year vow to repeal Obamacare, you have nothing to show for it except in-fighting. You can’t seem to agree on any of the parts of the bill because you have no bill.
Why can’t you get it together? Don’t you realize this single bill could destroy the United States financially? Those on the Obamacare dole are increasing daily as revealed by its growing favorable polling.
In a recent survey some 52% of Americans have a favorable view of Obamacare.
Of course they do, they are the 52% who have almost free – if not totally free healthcare through Obamacare. 85% of Obamacare enrollees receive subsidies to offset the cost of premiums as well as deductibles.
If you couple the 45% of Americans who don’t pay a dime in Federal Income Tax with those people who have pre-existing medical conditions, I’m surprised the percentage isn’t higher.
Even those persons who are on Obamacare cannot afford the out-of-pocket expense (deductible) of $3500 per year for individuals and $7400 per year per family without subsidies. So they bail out of Obamacare until they need medical care, then the just go down the next day and re-enroll, and as if by magic, they are covered.
The problem is the cost of needed government subsidies will reach $660 billion in taxpayer funds this year just to keep Obamacare afloat.
Here’s a little history review of premiums and deductibles since Obamacare became law.
The real question is why haven’t the Republicans repealed the ACA yet?
Why don’t you Republicans already have a replacement bill ready to go?
What the hell have you been doing for the last 7 years?
You have control of the House, the Senate, and a President who is ready, even anxious, to repeal this failure before it implodes and everyone is left without coverage.
Trump was right, when he said it was time to “drain the swamp!” Maybe the ACA has not been repealed because the current Republicans are members of the swamp. Maybe they enjoy government control of 1/6th of the economy the ACA gives the swamp, the political favors it affords, the money to be had, or the votes to be gained.
Either that or they are gutless incompetents!
Why should they care – not one of them is on Obamacare – their healthcare coverage is the best available yet costs them $0.
Since you Republicans have no replacement plan after 7 years, at the very least, repeal Obamacare! You don’t need a plan for that.
Before you say you can’t – yes you can. The ACA was given the green –light by the Supreme Court based on the premise it was a tax.
Taxes can easily be repealed by a simple majority in both houses.
You think killing Obamacare is a heartless approach? No it’s not. What is heartless is forcing working families to endure premiums that have doubled in 8 years, to pay for someone else’s lack of health and coverage.
Why should I be forced to pay for maternity coverage when my wife and will never use it?
Why should I be forced to fund other people sex lives in the form of birth control pills, prophylactics, and abortions?
Why should I be forced to pay for healthcare of others who don’t give a damn about their own health?
Private and government safety-nets for healthcare can both exist at the same time. They did in the past.
The claim that everybody pays under Obamacare is just another lie.
There are other simpler ways of funding government sponsored healthcare where everyone truly does pay, but it seems the swamp members don’t want any part of simple or what’s best for working Americans, just what’s best for their remaining in office.
Buying votes with government giveaways.
Dear Republican swamp members repeal Obamacare!
Don’t you understand why Trump was elected over a field of career Republican politicians? Working class Americans were tired of your continual failures and excuses.
No more excuses! Repeal it or be replaced in the next election. Replaced by anyone who is in favor of calling for a Convention of States to forcefully drain the swamp.