Daily Signal: ‘The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have’
President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicates Americans’ general displeasure with career politicians but perhaps more so his victory underscores a deep-seated dissatisfaction with President Obama’s signature health-insurance law, the so-called “Affordable Care Act” — poorly thought out, crammed through Congress without due diligence and protected against legal challenges by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have, and it’s not hard to see why. Pew and Gallup both report that year after year, more Americans say the law has had a negative effect on them and their families (31 percent and 29 percent in 2016, respectively) than a positive effect (23 percent and 18 percent).
Pew reports even worse numbers for the law’s effect on the country as a whole—44 percent believe it has been negative. In addition to soaring premium costs, Obamacare has led to rising out-of-pocket costs, shrinking networks and accessibility, and fewer options.
Given these numbers and the negative effects Obamacare has had on the system as a whole, it’s time for a new direction. Now is the time to repeal Obamacare and focus on solutions that Americans want.
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise he would help repeal Obamacare. It’s time for him to hit the ground running and do his part and help get rid of the harmful tentacles of Obamacare that are wreaking havoc on American families’ budgets and on American businesses. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge lawmakers to get rid of Obamacare!