Thomas Gallatin / June 23, 2017

Obama Fights to Preserve His ObamaCare Lie

He blasts Senate Republicans for seeking to fix the disaster he and Democrats created. What a guy.

Barack Obama has a habit of making statements that just aren’t true. Remember this doozy from his final press conference as president: “I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much,” insinuating that he would follow the example set by George W. Bush and refrain from political criticism and discourse. Less than two weeks later Obama weighed in on the political dustup over Trump’s travel ban executive order. But honestly, with his track record, did anyone really believe Obama?

With Senate Republicans releasing their version of a bill to repeal and replace the “Affordable” Care Act on Thursday, Obama once again took up the mantle of Lecturer in Chief by posting a 939-word message on Facebook slamming the GOP’s plan. Obama wrote, “Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old or start a family — this bill will do you harm.” In typical leftist hyperbole he continued, “[It is] a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.” That’s rubbish, though ObamaCare was just the opposite.

After blasting the GOP bill for its “fundamental meanness,” Obama pivoted and hypocritically defended ObamaCare as not a partisan issue, before characterizing Republicans as only interested in “notching a political win,” not working “to make people’s lives better.”

There is so much wrong with Obama’s comments that it’s difficult to know where to begin. First, Obama conveniently ignores the fact that the ACA is failing which is no fault of the Republicans. After all, not a single Republican voted for it. ObamaCare is his and the Democrats’ disaster alone. It’s quite simply despicable to suggest that the Republicans’ motivation for repealing and replacing this ticking time-bomb disaster of a law is due to partisanship.

Second, it’s flat out false to imply that ObamaCare made the majority of people’s lives better. Obama sold his socialist pipe dream to the American public on one lie after another. “It’ll save you money.” False. ObamaCare has doubled and tripled the cost of health insurance for the vast majority of Americans. “You can keep you plan. You can keep your doctor.” False and false. Insurance companies had to scrap old plans in order to comply with the law’s increased coverage demands. Doctors in turn were forced to adjust which insurance they would and could accept, as they don’t work for free.

Finally, the original problem, the rising cost of health care, was only compounded by Obama and the Democrats, when they used it as an excuse to justify forcing greater government control onto the American people. Not only has ObamaCare failed to lower costs or liberate Americans from health concerns, it has done the exact opposite. And in light of this reality Obama has the gall to blast Republicans for daring to actually work toward a real solution to cut the skyrocketing health care costs without robbing Americans of their Liberty. Shame on him.


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