In Wisconsin this week, President Trump said that Americans who have been struggling to make ends meet under the tyrannical law of Obamacare should be furious at Democrats, who have formed an ironclad coalition to oppose any effort to make American health care better for business owners, families, and individuals suffering under the current state of affairs. Trump, after meeting with two Wisconsin families who have been through hell and back because of Obama’s failed experiment in socialized healthcare, said it was now up to the Senate to do everything possible to put a reform bill on his desk before things get worse.
“Millions of American families – and I mean millions – continue to suffer from Obamacare while Congressional Democrats obstruct our efforts to rescue them,” Trump said. “And I’ll tell you, that’s exactly what’s happening. The Democrats have let you down big-league.
“No matter how good it is, we will get no obstructionist Democrat votes,” Trump continued. “No matter how good it is, if it’s the greatest health care plan ever devised, we will get zero votes by the obstructionists, the Democrats.”
Trump wisely drew on the experiences of the families he spoke two – The Kushmans and the Stolls – using their stories to specifically illustrate just how terrible the Affordable Care Act has been for Americans in the Midwest and around the country.
“Michael Kushman is a proud veteran of the United States Army Medical Service Corp.,” Trump said. “He and his wife, Tammy, were forced onto an Obamacare exchange in 2015. And like countless others, they were shocked to learn that they couldn’t keep their doctors as promised. They couldn’t keep their plan, as promised.”
Trump said the Kushmans ultimately went from paying $600 a month for health insurance to their current situation, where they have to shell out more than $1,400 a month just to retain coverage.
“They’ve been forced off their plans and onto a new one three times in three years,” he said. “Their premiums have soared 127 percent. The Kushmans now spend nearly one-fourth of their net monthly income on health insurance.”
The Stolls, he said, had a story that was just as sad.
“Their Obamacare premiums doubled and Sarah was forced to leave retirement and find a part-time job just to pay the bills,” Trump said. “When she did so, their new income meant they were no longer eligible for the tax credit they had once received, and the federal government actually forced them to repay thousands of dollars.”
These stories are tragic, but they are all-too-common in the failing days of Obamacare. This is what happens when you decide to make hardworking Americans pay for the health insurance of layabouts who don’t want it in the first place. This is the effect of wealth redistribution, and it isn’t pretty. Let’s hope Republicans can do something – anything – to give Americans the relief they so desperately need.