Wasn’t the Affordable Care Act supposed to fix all of America’s problems with insuring the public and paying for health care? Apparently it didn’t, as even Democrats are calling for fixes to Obamacare rather than a straight-up repeal of the legislation.
The Republicans tried and failed to pass the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, and next up is the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, which would among other things eliminate the individual mandate requiring people to buy insurance.
On Thursday, Rep. Ted Lieu offered up his own argument against Graham-Cassidy, which goes something like: it’s sad when a sick child doesn’t have the money to see a doctor.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 21, 2017
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 21, 2017
But … Obamacare fixed that, right?
This guy supports ACA… https://t.co/0kljuIX5ZX
— Dustin (@dustin_temple10) September 21, 2017
Weird how you didn't have this exact same objection with Obamacare. https://t.co/hGXyaqpbim
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) September 21, 2017
Most of us on Obamacare say that now! https://t.co/FYYqs1oEvy
— Kevin D (@kdsats72) September 21, 2017
Already happening under Obama care. Live my life. Then open your mouth.
— karenWV (@kelsieA67) September 21, 2017
Very true. I'd like to thank Obamacare for affording me the opportunity to tell my kids just that https://t.co/sIv50yHuFE
— bridget (@Sidewithsense) September 21, 2017
Hey dumbass. It's been happening the last 6 years. https://t.co/uSL6FcOEZw
— Russ Morgan (@MorganRussm3) September 21, 2017
All Dr visits are out of pocket now due to high deductibles and ppl are not going to the Dr cause they can’t afford it due to Ocare! https://t.co/5TGtwtjCP4
— Joe (@JoeC1776) September 21, 2017
Now they tell their sick child, "We can't afford Obamacare's $1,200 mo. payment and the $7,000 deductible."
— Laura Butler (@LauraButler6) September 21, 2017
Yet, that is exactly what is currently happening under the ACA, you dolt. Most people can't afford a office visit after paying their premium https://t.co/iauC5DMVsZ
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) September 21, 2017
— ??? ?? (@MSMCali) September 21, 2017
— jhpranchdiva (@thegoreedetail) September 21, 2017
— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) September 21, 2017
— Christopher Clay (@ChrisDClay) September 21, 2017
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) September 21, 2017
How about you do the right thing, the smart thing, let Obamacare implode, then stay the fuck out of healthcare like you should !? https://t.co/lbrYqdvFdF
— Covfefe Jim (@jimdwrench) September 21, 2017
At least Lieu found a more receptive crowd hanging out at the Emmy Awards with his constituents.
This is literally a lie.
Why does the media let Democrats get away with shit like this? https://t.co/yCvmWrjrRZ
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 21, 2017
Because the “Republicans just want to starve children and old people” trope has worked for decades … why quit now?
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Ted Lieu accidentally explains everything wrong with Dems in one photo https://t.co/iAKQ0TwbBp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 18, 2017