President Obama held a rendezvous with his Democrat comrades in the Capitol Building to plot a path to save his legacy – Obamacare. Vice President-Elect Mike Pence conterminously met with Republicans to discuss their plan to repeal and replace the health care plan, which has shown not one scintilla of success.
Senate Minority leader, Chuck Schumer (NY-D), stated that he will fight the repeal of the failed program and that Republicans do not have the votes to pass it. He is assuming that the right will follow 'normal' rules and require 60 Senate votes to repeal. However, Harry Reid, via the nuclear option, opened the door for Republicans to pass the repeal with just 50 votes.
Obamacare was passed in the dark of night with 50 Democrats voting for it and zero Republicans gave it the nod. Reid's 'nuclear option' will now blow up in the Democrat's face. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) already in a death spiral, one would wonder why the President would want his legacy of failure to be preserved.
The ACA turned out to be not-so-affordable. Americans were promised that their premiums would lessen by $2,500.00 per year for a family of four. The ACA has more than doubled the cost and is set to skyrocket this year. The deductible is so high that the insurance plan is rendered useless.
The Silver ACA plan has an average deductible of $4,100. The Gold plan carries an average deductible of $5,600. This means that $4,100 or $5,600 would come out of the policy holder's pocket before the insurance would kick in. These costs are in addition to the outlandish monthly payments and co-pays.
Every selling point for the ACA was a lie. Americans couldn't keep their doctor. They couldn't keep their plan, and costs have skyrocketed. The only people that benefited from this plan were poor people that received it for free.
Barack Obama said this back in 2010, “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."
The ACA contains 18 separate tax hikes, penalties, and fees, much of which fell on the shoulders of the middle class.
He also said, “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to the deficit – either now nor in the future.”
In fact, the spending on Obamacare is unsustainable. It is set up spend much more than it takes in. And, there is only tool for the IRS to collect the penalty for not having insurance. They can take it from the offender's tax return if they have one. It is simple to set up your tax return so make certain that there will be no return.
10 million Americans were kicked off their plan because of the ACA. Presumably, those 10 million switched to Obamacare. With a total of 20 million on the plan – so the government claims – just half of them were new sign ups.
Over one trillion taxpayer dollars were spent on building this plan to provide health care for people that get it for free. All this for two percent of the country. According to government numbers before the passing of the bill, there were 45 million Americans without insurance. That would mean that 25 million still do not have insurance.
The great USA has had it with Obama's Liberal Progressive experiment. They could see with clear eyes how badly it was working for the Europeans. Enough is enough. It is time to make America great again and get health care out of government hands. The only things government does well is create, collect, and waste taxpayer dollars.
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