I am not sure what those Americans thought would happen when they voted for Trump and any Republican for Congress. They have made no secret of their disgust and their desire to repeal Obamacare. In the past 6 years, they have voted over 50 times to repeal it, with only President Obama standing in the way. Now with Trump soon to be President they have been jubilant to overturn Obama’s signature piece of legislation.
They would like to have you believe that it was unsuccessful and a disaster. It was anything but. Millions more now have health insurance than before. There are also many protections that the law ensures for all Americans, even those who get their insurance through their employers, including no annual or lifetime limits on coverage, 85% of the premium has to be spent on healthcare costs, coverage for many tests that are considered preventative, children can stay on their parents insurance until the age of 26, people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied health insurance. The percentage rise in premiums has actually been less under Obamacare than the years prior to its implementation. It hasn’t cost jobs and forced companies to put people on part-time schedules because they couldn’t afford coverage.
Is it perfect? No. It needs to be tweaked. But Republicans are not looking to fix it, they are looking to repeal it without any plan in place. That’s right after six years they have no plan. Most, including Speaker Ryan are willing to repeal it without a plan in place.
If they choose to do this then we should demand that they too lose their government-sponsored health insurance. Let them be in the same boat as millions of Americans will be if they do as promised for six long years.
And for those voters that voted for Trump and his cohorts who rely on Obamacare? It’s your fault if you lose your health insurance.