Republicans have been pretty adamant opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, since the beginning. In an attempt to come up with their own better healthcare plan, they took to Facebook to ask Americans the kinds of horrors that Obamacare had dealt them.
The goal of Obamacare has been to provide working-class people with free or affordable healthcare. Republicans, however, have criticized this plan on account of it being a breach of personal freedoms due to the fact that higher-income people often pay more for their premiums in order to help subsidize plans purchased through a government-run marketplace.
Why has this new new healthcare plan been so unpopular, you may be wondering? Well for starters, the new plan would leave 22 million Americans uninsured by 2026.
Furthermore, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute Michael Tanner, says about Trumpcare: “There are going to be winners and losers … and the losers are most likely to be older, sicker, blue-collar workers, which is a Trump constituency.”
One Facebook commenter named Jeannie said, “My husband and I are small business owners who were finally able to get coverage under the ACA. Obamacare is a BLESSING for us and the millions like us who drive the economy and need affordable health care. Quit trying to take it away from us!”
Commenter Shanna said, “My preexisting condition was finally able to be consistently covered without fear of losing our insurance. My prescription costs were nearly halved and emergency services were more affordable.”
Someone named Dana commented, “I’m sorry, what did you ask? Well, how about the time a group of butt-hurt old white men decided they would rather have another tax break and keep access to medical care a privilege of the elite? Oh, the horrors.”
Foreign commenter Chris had something to say about the American healthcare system:
“I’m not from your country. But what in the hell is wrong with you lot thinking universal healthcare is a bad thing? Do people in your country not deserve the right to be healthy and leading productive lives? Seriously, stop lining your own pockets and look after your people you corrupt ignorant twats.”
A poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal found that only 16 percent of Americans think that the new healthcare proposal is a good idea. And what’s more, only 34 percent of Republicans support it.
It’s hard to say exactly what the future will bring for American healthcare, but if the comments on the Indiana Republican Party’s Facebook post are any indication of the rest of America, people certainly aren’t going to be very happy if Trumpcare gets approved!