Reality Check: Obamacare Edition

Health Care

Communications • June 9, 2015

For too many Americans, Obamacare has resulted in skyrocketing rates, cancelled insurance plans, and confusing new regulations. The President’s out-of-touch actions ignore the reality that Obamacare makes life harder for families all across this country. Recent headlines paint a much clearer picture:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “…we haven’t had a lot of conversation about the horrors of Obamacare because none of them come to pass.”
President Obama, Remarks, June 8, 2015

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“Obamacare Sticker Shock: Big Rate Hikes Proposed For 2016,” CNN
June 2, 2015

“… insurers want to substantially hike rates on Obamacare policies for 2016. Many are proposing double-digit premium increases for individual policies, with some companies looking to boost rates more than 60%, according to a list posted Monday by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”

“Feds Sent Bad Tax Info To 800,000 People On Obamacare,”
The Hill
February 20, 2015

“The administration sent the wrong tax information to 800,000 people who have enrolled in ObamaCare … The information used to calculate subsidies was wrong on about 20 percent of tax forms, an error that could delay tax refunds for thousands of people.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “It hasn’t had an adverse effect on people who already had health insurance.”
President Obama, Remarks, June 8, 2015

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2013 Flashback: “A CBS News analysis found that nearly 5 million Americans will lose their current health plan due to Obamacare.” 
CBS News
November 20, 2013

Only 7 percent of Americans believe the law is working well and should be kept in place while one in 10 Americans believe the health care exchange sign-ups have been going well. Conversely, CBS News Polls found that two-thirds don’t believe enrolling for Obamacare is going well.

“Nearly Half Of Obamacare Exchanges Are Struggling Over Their Future,” Washington Post
May 1, 2015

“Nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and the District under President Obama’s health law are struggling financially, presenting state officials with an unexpected and serious challenge five years after the passage of the landmark Affordable Care Act. Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer-call centers — and tepid enrollment numbers.”

Here’s What Americans Have To Say:

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NY Woman: Insurance plan canceled under Obamacare, ‘I’m dead in the dirt, I can’t do anything. I can’t go to the doctor.’
YNN – NY
January 7, 2014

ID Man: ‘We’re going to go from $770 a month … to about $1,300’
KTVB
December 4, 2013

OH Woman: ‘I can’t afford it. I cannot afford it … It’s going to take at least a second job, praying that I would make enough’
WEWS-OH
December 3, 2013

AZ Man: ‘For me and my lifestyle, doubling and more than doubling my [premium] costs is absurd. It’s insane.’
KTVK-AZ
November 13, 2013

KY Woman: ‘As a senior, I am furious. As a democrat, I feel deceived’
Sen. McConnell – Constituent Mail

House Republicans know that real health care reform only comes when we put patients – not the federal government – first. When the Supreme Court issues its ruling on King v. Burwell later this month, House Republicans will be ready with a plan that puts American families first.

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