Ask a member of the GOP why they want to repeal Obamacare and they will inevitably fail to give you a solid answer. They think it is “bad.” But the truth is not the simple. Obamacare gave health care access to millions of people who were previously uninsured. It allows young people to stay under their parents’ insurance until they are 26. And it protects people with a existing condition. In a relentless effort to make Obamacare look bad, GOP leaders from Indiana decided to ask their constituents for “horror stories.” Instead a flood of praise for the Affordable Care Act came pouring in. Now the GOP is scrambling for dry ground.
No one thinks that Obamacare is a perfect institution, but for anyone that has used it, they have to admit it isn’t all bad – even if they’re Trump voters.
But the Indiana GOP, who makes too much money to qualify for many of the benefits of Obamacare, had no idea that so many of their constituents loved the program. So, thinking that everyone was going to complain and share “horror stories” about ACA, they posted the following on their social media account.
“We were promised Obamacare would make healthcare cheaper, better, and more available, but in reality it’s turned out to be the opposite,” the state party wrote in a post. “What’s your Obamacare horror story? Let us know.”
Many people came forward to praise Obama’s work, despite Republican pushback – with the Affordable Care Act.
“Thanks to The ACA my mother was able to have insurance after she retired and before she qualified for Medicare. She kept her doctor and had good healthcare. The ACA works,” one wrote.
“I am so thankful that I have the ACA,” another wrote.
“My friend who is disabled and unable to work was able to get treatment for her health issues. Oh, and her three children were able to access healthcare as well,” another person commented. “Health care is a human right and ACA was a great start. Thanks Obamacare!”
“Got covered when I had a heart attack at 58. That’s no horror story,” another person wrote.
“It seems fairly obvious that most American’s believe we should have a healthcare program for our citizens. Unfortunately the current plan goes by the name of “Obamacare,” which cannot be accepted by Republicans, even those that believe in a National healthcare,” wrote one insightful user.
But one commenter summed up the benefits of Obamacare perfectly saying it “saved my life.”
So much praise flooded in, one user wrote a direct taunt to the GOP: “So many horror stories, when will this thread be deleted?”
The Indiana Republican Party has tried their best to ignore the post since their provocation failed. Not even posting anything on July 4th, they tried to move forward and focus on something that is hitting home for everyone in Indiana – opioid addiction. Unfortunately, this just backfired even more. Don’t their “New Opioid Treatment Center” accept Obamacare. Ouch, GOP, you did that one to yourself.
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