Due to their intractable adherence to a totalitarian philosophy, Democrats have repeatedly demonstrated that they cannot be trusted to govern. Today, the Republicans demonstrated that they are unable to govern.
For the last seven years, Republicans have sent repeal bill after repeal bill to President Obama, knowing that he would veto each one. Now with a Republican President in the White House and Republican majorities in the Hose and Senate, House Republicans utterly failed to assemble a repeal bill.
Obamacare is financed by cuts to Medicare. As this chart by Investor’s Business Daily John Merline shows, Obamacare has been and will continue to suck trillions of dollars from Medicare.
Obamacare premiums are egregiously soaring. In Arizona, Obamacare premiums have increased 116%. Health insurers are leaving the exchanges in droves. United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana and others are turning their backs on Obamacare because of huge medical loss ratios. Increasingly, the only customers seeking Obamacare are those already sick.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton admitted, once a major promoter of Obamacare, admitted last October that, “The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people.”
Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini, this past February, claimed Obamacare was in a death spiral. Only sick Americans are going to the health care exchanges, which is increasing insurer costs higher. The higher costs are forcing health insurers to either abandon the market or raise rates. Higher rates are forcing healthy people out of Obamacare leaving only the sick, hence the death spiral.
Democrats are crowing that Obamacare is good. But it is not. Democrats claim that eliminating Obamacare would mean 20 million people would lose health care. But where were these same Democrats when Obamacare was introduced and millions more lost their health care? Remember “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” “If you like your health plan you can keep your health plan.” These were premeditated lies by President Obama and his Democratic Party.
Further, Medicaid expansion, a planned addition to Obamacare, is in an unsustainable growth pattern. In over 24 states, over 50% of the babies born are Medicaid babies. New Mexico is the worst state at 72%. Arizona is at 58%. Neither the costs of Obamacare no the costs of Medicaid expansion are sustainable.
Members of the Freedom caucus (conservatives) and the Tuesday Group (moderates) decided that defaulting to Obamacare was better than compromise. The Freedom caucus refused the changes the Tuesday Group wanted and the Tuesday Group refused to accept the Freedom caucus changes.
The biggest losers are the American people, who continue to suffer under the most hideous and oppressive legislation ever forced on the American people. The American people lost their doctors, their health plans and now they cannot afford Obamacare. Good job Democrats.