Hillary: 'Poor Health Care Killing Americans,' Forgets Obamacare is Still Active
Former secretary of state takes shot at Trump's declaration of a national emergency
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has attempted to divert attention away from Donald Trump's wall to “real national emergencies” that included “Americans dying for lack of health care,” seemingly forgetting that Obamacare is still in place.
Clinton took to Twitter on Monday seemingly taking a shot a Trump’s declaration of a national emergency by offering what she deemed “real national emergencies.”
Hillary's “real national emergencies” are as follows:
– Relentless gun violence.
– Children separated from their families at the border.
– Climate change.
– Americans are dying for lack of health care.
But Clinton is right with the latter; health insurance has rocketed under Obamacare despite the former president’s repeated promise that Americans would save approximately $2,500 per year on premiums.
Instead, those premiums soared to $2,900 per family annually by April 2014, according to a joint report.
Obamacare was so bad that insurers branded it as unsustainable in April 2016.
They added it was true regardless of rate increases.
According to a prediction from A May 2018 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report, there would be another 15 percent of premium increases in 2019, and the number of Americans who are uninsured would jump to another five million to 35 million by 2027.
Despite efforts to repeal the law in whole or in part while Republicans held a majority in the House and Senate, Obamacare remains in place.
The real national emergencies:— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 18, 2019
- Relentless gun violence.
- Children separated from their families at the border.
- Climate change.
- Americans dying for lack of health care.
But Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that repealed one portion of Obamacare was passed by Congress in 2017.
Last year, a Texas attorney leading a five-state coalition suing the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit won $839 million in damages.
Attorney General Ken Paxton lawsuit highlighted the flaws in the legislation, something Donald Trump repeatedly called out.
The Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF) despite the states being exempt from paying that fee.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) then created a regulation that required states to pay the fee anyway.
Paxton, along with Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana, sued the federal court arguing that the tax/fee is illegal under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) because of the ACA exempting states from making the payment.