Pathetic Republican Stunt to Promote Obamacare ‘Horror Stories’ Fails Miserably

When people have to lie about something, that means the facts concerning whatever it is they’re lying about don’t support what they want to be true.

For example, the “war” Republicans have waged against Obamacare that’s been mostly based on lies and propaganda. Before Barack Obama even signed the Affordable Care Act into law, Republicans were pushing asinine conspiracies against it, claiming it formed “death panels” or would force people to allow doctors to implant microchips somewhere in their bodies.

Is Obamacare a flawless law? Of course not. It was never meant to be the “final product.” The Affordable Care Act was setup to be a stepping stone toward improving our health care system and moving the United States toward true universal health care like most every other major nation on Earth has.

The problem is that Republicans were never going to help make the law better. For years they wasted vote after vote to repeal the law in symbolic gestures they knew were pointless because Obama was never going to sign them. That’s what makes what we’re currently witnessing so telling. Now that Republicans have the power to “repeal Obamacare,” like they’ve spent the last few years promising they would do “on Day 1,” they can’t — because the benefits of the law they’ve lied about this entire time are too popular.

They know if they did a full repeal, like they said they would, it would be “political suicide” for the party as millions of conservatives would instantly realize how much they’ve benefited from Obamacare.

Well, in a stunt that was clearly meant to slander Obamacare, the Indiana Republican Party asked people on Facebook to post their “horror stories” about the health care law.

Let’s just say — it failed miserably.

The post was flooded by people thanking Obamacare for helping provide them with insurance or, even in some instances, saving their life or the life of someone they knew.

Here are a few of the posts:

My horror story is that my child got cancer and Obamacare made it possible for her to go into adulthood without facing lifetime caps and we were able to focus on caring for her instead of living in fear of having to choose between keeping our house or keeping our child alive.

I own a business in Indiana and employ about 150 Hoosiers. Through my company, children with special needs receive intensive, highly effective therapy. Parents of my clients are often able to rejoin the workforce because of our services. About a third of my patients receive services due to the ACA. I’m grateful for the jobs I’m able to provide and the lives I’m able to change due to Obamacare.

I have always paid high premiums for individual healthcare and got almost nothing in return. When Obamacare​ was passed for the first time ever, my wellness exams were covered as well as certain testing. I no longer had to pay for mammograms. You are so focused on insurance companies instead of actual healthcare.

As a healthcare practitioner I’ve been able to deliver care to people who hadn’t received healthcare in years thanks to the Affordable Care Act. They are better for it and our society is better for healthier citizens.

s a physician in a largely republican state my Obamacare horror story involves people not using the affordable care act because their soul less republican legislators have poisoned them against their only resource to acquire some insurance in this broken system. “I ain’t getting that Obamacare, I’m a republican”. Also thx Fox News for all the damage you do.

My fiancee contracted undetected viral pneumonia that led to a collapsed lung and emergency surgery. She was in recovery for over a week before discharge. Without Obamacare, she would have died. Instead, we are getting married later this month. Thanks, Obama!

I was able to have a baby! I bought insurance on the exchange, paid my premiums and copays, and had a beautiful baby even though my spouse’s employer didn’t offer coverage. Prior to ACA, private insurance for pregnant people was both difficult to get (pregnancy was a preexisting condition, remember!) and so expensive that it would drive many families to financial ruin and/or Medicaid.

I’m reading this thread and noticing that people aren’t dying from pre-existing conditions, they get to keep their homes, and spend more time with their family and friends. #thehorror

Shame on Obamacare!! Because of it, my husband and I couldn’t resist buying healthcare after 7 years of having none. Then, because of Obamacare, we were forced to deal with my husband’s previously unknown prostate cancer! Those f#ckers! ! How dare they help cure my husband of cancer!

There are literally thousands of stories from people expressing gratitude for Obamacare. I searched and searched and couldn’t find more than a handful of negative stories people had posted about the law.

I think it’s also important to point out that many conservatives who oppose Obamacare do so out of sheer ignorance. They’ve been lied to by Republicans for years, so they really don’t know the truth about the ACA or how they’ve likely benefited from it. That’s why Republicans are afraid to do a full repeal right now. They know if millions of conservatives lost their insurance overnight, as well as their subsidies, the political backlash the party would experience would be severe.

As the posts show, while flawed, Obamacare has saved lives.

However, if Republicans get their way, it’s indisputable that people are going to die as 22 million fewer Americans will have insurance in just a few years — all so they can give wealthy people another tax break.

We need to keep fighting, every single day, against the GOP and their never-ending assault on 98 percent of Americans all for the benefit of the richest among us.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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