Guess who Nancy Pelosi is blaming for the steaming pile of bureaucratic tyranny we call Obamacare? Donald Trump! I’m not kidding.
Remember Speaker Batshit Crazy saying, ‘We have to pass it so you can see what is in it?’ Well, we have seen what is in it, Nancy. We have seen insurance premiums skyrocket, as well as deductibles and co-pay which have increased to the point that having Obamacare is like having no insurance at all. We have seen a reduction in the quality of healthcare. We have seen no choice in choosing a physician, and we have seen millions of Americans get fined because they couldn’t afford health insurance. So, uh, yeah, all of that is Donald Trump’s fault!
According to the Washington Examiner, “Democrats are blaming the recent decline in Obamacare enrollments to “sabotage” by the Trump administration.
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Trump’s executive actions since taking office, including scaling back advertising for the law, have caused the drop in enrollments in 2017. Pelosi, D-Calif., called the moves part of “a cynical ad willful campaign” to depress enrollment.
Obamacare enrollments have dropped by about half a million people in 2017 compared to 2016, the Trump administration reported Wednesday.
“As of December 24, 11.5 million Americans had signed up for coverage in the marketplaces – about 300,000 more than at the same time in the previous year,” Pelosi said. “But since taking power, Republicans have taken actions to push 2017 enrollment down.”
The Trump administration has ordered the IRS to no longer enforce fines for people who do not buy insurance.
Pelosi said the moves to undermine Obamacare were executed by the Republican White House to “justify their disastrous bill” to repeal and replace the law, which Pelosi played a major role in designing and passing in the House.
The law’s healthcare marketplaces have begun to collapse, however, and for those purchasing individual plans, premiums and deductibles have risen sharply. Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said Pelosi does not blame reduced enrollment on those problems.