The latest news about Obamacare isn’t good, and it’s really not a surprise either. It has inherent problems that are adversely affecting the lives of millions of Americans. Yet the Democrats continue to deflect those issues and attack instead.
Obamacare consumers can expect double-digit rate hikes and a decreasing choice of providers as the enrollment season opens up next week. But rather than addressing this problem, Democratic National Committee Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile is attacking Republican nominee Donald Trump’s comments on the issue.
The Washington Examiner reported that Trump issued a statement on Tuesday linking Clinton’s health care proposals Obamacare and even to the failing Samsung phone.
“Today’s admission by the Obama Administration that Obamacare is an unaffordable disaster should come as a surprise to no one, and this only reaffirms the American public’s belief that the entire program was one big lie,” Trump wrote.
Brazile sidestepped the double-digit hike in a statement and instead said that “Trump’s latest claim that the Affordable Care Act is ‘blowing up’ is as unfounded as his claim that he’s ‘winning the election.’” She continued to tout the healthcare overhaul touting “the 20 million Americans who received health care under Obamacare and defended rising subsidies as a way to keep the plans affordable.”
Obamacare is a flawed system that has not produced the promises of lower premiums, keeping doctors, and keeping plans. Instead, millions of Americans have lost their doctors and their policies and have been forced into Obamacare programs that cost significantly more than predicted.
At the same time, Obamacare has hurt the economy as employers have cut employees hours in an attempt to avert the insurance requirements so their businesses can remain open. Brazile says the subsidies will keep plans affordable, but that’s not the case for many Americans. Trump has repeatedly called for Obamacare to be repealed and replaced, not because he wants health care to be stripped from Americans, but because he wants a fair and affordable health care act.