Democrats and the liberal media are all in an uproar over the efforts of the Republican Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you watch most of the main stream news, you will see one-sided coverage talking about the negative impact that could happen in Obamacare is repealed. Rarely will you see them cover the negative impact that Obamacare has already had.
Most of the local news channels in my area are very pro-Democrat as they originate out of Cincinnati, a Democrat controlled city. On the local news, they aired a report about a nationwide rally and meetings held in support of Obamacare and the fear of it being repealed. Here is what a local news commentator stated:
“Now there are concerns that the repeal could have serious consequences.”
Then they went to a clip of Kristen Arant, who stated:
“I have been recently diagnosed with degenerative disk disease, and I’m now suffering with chronic pain due to pinched nerves in my back and I am terrified what will happen to me if I lose my health insurance.” [Transcribed from recording of local news report.]
I feel for Arant as I have 11 of my 23 spinal disks damaged and I have pinched nerves in my back, neck and shoulder, along with muscle spasms on a daily basis and I know the type of pain she is talking about. Unfortunately, I also have a genetic immunity to most pain killers, so nothing really helps to ease the pain, I just ‘cowboy up’ and continue living.
However, under Obamacare, the cheapest healthcare plan my wife and I could find started at $816 a month and up. That cheapest plan also carried a $4,000 deductible and then it would only cover 60% of ‘covered’ expenses, and we all know what that means. That means if I had $10,000 in medical costs for a year, it would cost me $9,792 in premiums, $4,000 deductible and then I would still have to pay at least $2,400 or more. How many average American can afford to pay out $16,192 a year for healthcare?
What about the millions of Americans who have already lost their healthcare coverage due to Obamacare? Check out the following reports:
HealthSpan Driving Final Nail in Obamacare Coffin?
Largest Health Insurer Looking to Withdraw from Obamacare
367,000 Texans Losing Health Insurance Due to Obamacare
Another State Obamacare Exchange About to Bite the Dust
State Obamacare Exchanges Facing Serious Financial Woes
35% Drop Covered California Obamacare Policies
10 Million Americans to Lose Employer Healthcare Due to Obamacare
20 Million More Healthcare Plans to be Cancelled Due to Obamacare
Then what about the millions of Americans who either lost their jobs or had their hours drastically cut because of Obamacare?
Company to Fire Employees Working More Than 25 Hrs/Wk Due to Obamacare
Obamacare Employer Mandate Failing to Help Many Workers
Obamacare Now to Cost 2.3 Million Jobs
What about the ever increasing premiums under Obamacare that made healthcare coverage unaffordable for many?
Surprise! Obamacare Premiums Going Up Again!
New Obamacare Tax Starting Tomorrow to Cost Policy Holders Hundreds of Dollars
Obamacare Forcing End of Health Savings Accounts
Harvard’s Obamacare Supporting Professors Protesting Higher Costs of Healthcare
The Obamacare Abyss: Why Can’t Millions of Americans Afford Coverage?
Obama Hiding Obamacare Increases Until after November Election
After 1 Year Obamacare Costs Soar Despite Obama’s Promise of Lower Costs
Diners Upset Over Obamacare Surcharges Added to Their Bills
Aetna CEO: Obamacare ‘Not an Affordable Product’
Restaurants Charging Customers Obamacare Surcharge
Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange Program Costing Taxpayers $28,000 Per Enrollee
What about the negative impact Obamacare has had on patients, doctors, hospitals and employers?
Busier Emergency Rooms Evidence of Further Obamacare Failure
Obamacare Hurting Hospitals Even In States with Expanded Medicaid
Obamacare Starts Punishing Businesses Who Help Employees with Healthcare
Obamacare Shutting Down Free Healthcare Clinics for US Citizens
Medical Kidnapping on Rise Thanks to Obamacare
Doctors Refusing Obamacare Patients
My Insured Daughter Could Go Blind Because of Obamacare Red Tape
These are only a few of many reports of the negative impacts caused by Obamacare. Will the liberal media broadcast any of these things? Ask yourself why they are parading a few individuals like Kristen Arant in front of the cameras instead of showing the tens of thousands of workers who lost 25% of their income due to Obamacare. Ask yourself why the media shows frightened people like Kristen Arant instead of the many doctors and hospital workers that lost their jobs due to Obamacare or the millions of Americans that had their Obamacare policies cancelled or can no longer afford to pay the outrageous premiums for their ‘Affordable’ healthcare policies.
Donald Trump and some Republican members of Congress are promising a workable replacement for Obamacare. Trump recently stated that he wants to make sure every American is covered. We’ll just have to see if it happens and how expensive the replacement will be compared to what exists now.
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