Recently in Nevada, President Trump attempted to blame the premium increases Americans are seeing due to actions by his Administration on the Affordable Care Act. Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement in response:
“Donald Trump has waged a vengeful campaign which has harmed Americans’ health insurance from the moment he took office. He has supported every health care repeal bill, attempted to tank open enrollment, and introduced alternative junk plans have been projected to increase premiums by as much as twenty percent. As insurance companies announce their proposed rate increases for next year, they are continuously citing actions by the Administration as responsible for the increase. President Trump and Congressional Republicans like Dean Heller should be working on common-sense, bipartisan solutions to lower Americans’ costs rather than lighting the match that starts the fire and then blaming the house for burning down.”
It is imperative that going forward Progressives do not allow our lying president to create a false narrative that gives the impression that the Affordable Care Act and Democrats are responsible for pending explosion in health insurance premiums. With all the scandals he generates, it is easy to not stay on message. We must continue letting Americans know that the Trump/GOP sabotage is responsible for the high premium increases.
Jerry Shepherd says
I am sure that thirty or more percent of us understand the president is lying, but the problem is reaching the other 60% and convincing them he is lying or as a former FBI director expressed it that our liar-in-chief is not wedded to the truth.
Mike Cessac says
It’s the 30% that are lying to themselves, because the facts keep getting in the way of their beliefs.
Data says it is the ACA, not Trump that has been causing problems.
OK Mike, let’s say the ACA is causing the problems. Who made the current ACA the way it is now? Who tried as hard as they could to derail the original ACA as it was proposed by the Obama Administration? If it had not been sabotaged by the Republicans in Congress and in the House, it may have had a chance to work much better.
That report is from early 2017 – he’s done a lot of changing the insurance policies since then. Our insurance premium increased $320 a month this year through my husband’s job. Where are all of the cheap insurance plans Trump said were going to be available now?