ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster, yet Democrats and some Republicans are uninterested in repealing it. The latest report shows that ObamaCare has already forced 2.6 million people out of the individual market this year alone.
Investor’s Business Daily reports:
For months, ObamaCare defenders have dominated the debate by trotting out people who would supposedly be harmed by the GOP replacement plan. President Trump tried to turn the tables on Monday by highlighting the very real pain ObamaCare is causing millions of middle class families. Too bad the Senate didn’t catch on.
During his remarks, which came on the eve of the make-or-break Senate votes, in which he challenged the Senate to live up to seven years’ worth of promises to repeal and replace ObamaCare, Trump spent much of his time showcasing victims of ObamaCare.
“Democrats promised Melissa Acerson that her son’s pre-existing conditions would be covered,” Trump said. “The Acerson’s quickly learned that ObamaCare’s promise of covering for pre-existing conditions was meaningless, for the doctors you need to care for you aren’t on your plan.”
Others on the dais with Trump found their premiums skyrocketing, their choice of plans reduced to one — and possibly none next year — or were forced to repeatedly switch plans as insurers dropped out of the ObamaCare exchange.
. . . . Insurance defections have forced families to repeatedly switch companies, which often means finding new doctors. Plans offered in the ObamaCare exchanges are almost entirely HMO-style plans with limited provider networks that provide zero coverage if you go out of network. Those dumped into Medicaid find that few doctors are willing to see them because of its low payment rates.
Meanwhile, millions of families are finding that the “Affordable Care Act” is a cruel joke.
. . . . An analysis by Mark Farrah and Associates found that between 2016 and 2017, the number of people buying coverage outside the ObamaCare exchanges — who aren’t eligible for subsidies — plunged by 2.6 million. Of those 2.2 million were enrolled outside the exchanges and roughly 400,000 were enrolled inside the exchanges. That’s a decline of 29% outside the exchanges, but only a 4%, inside the exchanges.