When Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America, no one had any idea what he had in mind.
Recently USA Today, hardly a conservative paper, ran a shocking story a couple of weeks ago. The story was called “Seven things the Middle Class can no longer afford.”
The most appalling of the seven things USA Today listed the Middle Class can no longer afford is medical care.
That’s right. In the most prosperous nation in the world, the Middle Class can no longer afford to go to the doctor. Ten years ago, Americans did not worry about this. Healthcare, specifically health insurance was affordable. Most people got it through their employment. Even those who were self employed could find affordable health insurance.
According to Gallup, 38% of Americans who make between $30,000 and $75,000 have put off medical treatment because of costs!
America is the nation that brags it is the wealthiest nation in the world with the greatest, at least until now, medical care. Almost 40% of the Middle Class is now putting off medical care because they cannot afford it.
In ten years, thanks to Obamacare, we have gone from health insurance almost everyone could afford to health insurance few can afford. Even the health insurance that is now available has insanely high deductables.
The deductables are so high; the insured might as well not have health insurance.
It is beyond despicable that because of a bad law, now almost 40% of middle class Americans must put off medical care because of cost. Obamacare was sold to the American people on lie upon lie. It is reprehensible that the Democrats and especially the Republicans, having seen the failure of Obamacare and the hardship Obamacare has brought to the American people, are doing nothing to repeal it.
When the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2011, they promised to repeal Obamacare. Instead of working to repeal it, they engaged in a series of meaningless votes, just so they could say they had tried.
Today the GOP is barely giving lip service to the idea of repealing Obamacare.
Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance and neither the Democrats nor the Republicans seem to give a damn.
It is time real Americans send an ultimatum to Washington. Repeal this bad law or we are going to start repealing politicians.