Donald Trump has made it no secret that he wants to destroy Obamacare and will do practically anything to make the historic health care bill fail. Unfortunately, all his pathetic attempts so far have not only not worked, but they’ve backfired in a major way – they actually HELPED the law!
In the first four days of open enrollment for Obamacare, signups have surged as over 600,000 Americans scramble to get health care coverage, showing Trump and the GOP that they want no part in whatever idiotic plan they devise to replace the Affordable Care Act. According to The Washington Post:
“Some 601,462 Americans chose a health plan from Nov. 1-4 in states relying on the federal exchange, the figures released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show. While CMS officials did not provide a direct comparison with any of the four previous enrollment periods, administration officials said that more than 200,000 consumers selected plans on the first day, more than double the number last year. The officials spoke about the first-day figure on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose it.”
The hilarious thing about this is that while the data shows that Obamacare signups have doubled when compared to the numbers last year, Trump is actually still trying to convince everyone that Obamacare is dead! As recently as last month, Trump said this:
“You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.”
Take a look at Trump’s recent comments below, in which Trump said Obamacare was “totally dead”:
Apparently (and not surprisingly), he hasn’t been looking at the facts. His efforts to kill the law have only helped it and have made it more popular than ever, even amongst Republicans who have been disgusted and disappointed by Trump and the GOP’s proposed alternatives.
Americans are making it perfectly clear that Obamacare is here to stay – and if Trump and the GOP don’t wise up about that, it’s going to cost them in 2018.
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