Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) had a great idea to document just how horrible Obamacare has been for Americans: She went to her Facebook page, posted a chart that doesn’t merely lie about the ACA but also makes no logical sense (a bullet point list of lies would at least look sensible, but a line graph?), and invited readers to share their Obamacare horror stories:
Whether it’s turned your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer has reduced your work hours, I want to hear about it.
Please share your story with me so that I can better understand the challenges you’re facing: http://mcmorris.house.gov/your-story/
And just like the time last year when Ted Cruz tried the same dumb stunt, people flooded the page with stories of how they’d finally gotten insurance after being denied due to pre-existing conditions, or how their previous private plans covered practically nothing, or how they were healthcare workers who were seeing a lot of new patients who otherwise might have gone to the ER for unaffordable care. Oops.
If McMorris Rodgers hadn’t heard what happened when Cruz tried this at home, you’d think she’d at least have learned something from that time when she devoted much of her 2014 State Of The Union response to the poorly fact-checked story of a constituent, “Bette from Spokane,” who was kicked off her wonderful health insurance and would have to spend $700 more a month for a new plan under the ACA. Except none of that turned out to be true: Bette’s old “affordable” plan only covered catastrophic care, with a $10,000 annual deductible — though it did include four (4) free office visits a year. And the replacement plan she complained about to McMorris Rodgers was one of the priciest plans offered by her insurer when it canceled her junk insurance — Bette didn’t even bother looking on “that Obama website at all,” because it was communist, although she’d have found several options providing better coverage at the same price as her junk plan.
So, let’s take a look at some of the tales of Obamacare Terror that people shared with McMorris Rodgers. We bet they’re just full of woe and heartbreak!
Oh. Well, let’s scroll down and see if somebody was forced to see only the doctors that Uncle Sam approved, maybe:
Um. Well, surely someone must have seen their rates skyrocketing, right?
Hmmm. So obviously, the takeaway here is that Obamacare is such a huge failure that the government is paying people to troll Facebook and lie about how much they like the ACA, because liberals are congenital liars, and poor Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a victim of cyberbullying, the end.