We Say: Here are just a few of the injuries Obamacare has inflicted on the American people and why it must be fully repealed:
- 5,000,000 of us have lost our insurance plans
Many people can no longer use their insurance, because:
- Average deductibles are now $12,000
- Premiums have increased 25%
- 70% of counties have NO CHOICE of insurance providers
- 80% of Obamacare Co-Ops have failed at a cost of $1.9 billion
- Medicaid spending has increased $1 trillion
- 6.5 million Americans have had to pay penalties
SOLUTION: Full Repeal of ObamaCare’s Title 1 regulations, mandates, and taxes.
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10 KEY REASONS: WHY OBAMACARE SHOULD BE REPEALED NOW:
- RISING COSTS: Instead of lowering premiums by $2,500 a family, Obamacare has increased premiums by double digits and raised deductibles. The average 2017 deductible for a bronze family plan is now $12,393.
- NO CHOICE OR COMPETITION: Health insurance companies are dropping out of the market at an alarming pace potentially causing a death spiral. 70 percent of U.S. counties have only one or two insurers offering coverage.
- TAXES: Obamacare increased taxes on American families and businesses by $1 trillion. Repealing Obamacare would serve as a much needed tax cut.
- JOBS: CBO estimated Obamacare will reduce the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs. Repealing Obamacare will incentivize people to work again and empower small businesses to hire again.
- POOR QUALITY OF CARE: Obamacare increased Medicaid recipients by 13.8 million, but studies show Medicaid patients have less access to care, longer hospital stays and higher mortality rates than the privately insured.
- BROKEN PROMISE: Former President Obama broke his promise to nearly 5 million Americans that if you like your health care plan you could keep it.
- FAILED IMPACT: Instead of covering the 30 million Americans who did not have health insurance, Obamacare has increased private-sector coverage by only 2.7 million. Total Obamacare exchange enrollment is half of what the government projected.
- PUBLIC TRUST: 72 percent of Americans will take the promises of Congress less seriously if they wait to fulfill their promise to repeal Obamacare.
- CHANCE OF SUCCESS: 70 percent of Americans believe the longer Congress waits to fulfill their promises to repeal Obamacare, the less likely they will be successful.
- DELAYS OTHER PRIORITIES: Congress can’t tackle other priorities until Obamacare is repealed
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