May 19, 2014

The Obamacare Debate Is Not Over

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The president said the debate over Obamacare is over. The American people respectfully responded, “No it isn’t.”

Sixty percent of likely voters from the most important districts and states in the 2014 election said the debate over the contentious health care law continues, despite the President’s proclamation to the contrary, according to a new Politico poll. Nearly half favor Obamacare’s repeal. The same poll had the President’s approval rating at 40 percent and likely voters favored Republicans do Democrats by 7 points.

These are trying times for Washington Democrats.

The American people don’t seem to appreciate being told their premiums would decrease, they could keep their doctor, and they could keep their insurance, only to later discover these promises were untrue. For the past few months, we’ve seen numerous reports of people losing their insurance because of Obamacare regulations. Recently, we found out that many people are losing their doctors. Now, the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that health insurers plan to increase premiums next year higher than the rate of inflation. We’ve seen individual states facing rate increases already, and it seems the trend is continuing. In Indiana, for example, rates will increase by an average of almost ten percent.

The law is not working, and the debate is not over just because the President says it is.