Minnesota Voters Ask Their Politicians What All Americans Want to Know … “I Thought the Affordable Care Act Would Save $2500 per family?”
DEMOCRATS ARE IN A PICKLE WITH OBAMACARE WITH THE VOTERS … WHY ISN’T THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT AFFORDABLE?
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN, 1st District) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN, 7th District) left the DC beltway and went back to came back to Mankato, Minnesota the other day to meet and greet their constituents at South Central College. The three Democrats talked at length about the farm bill; however, it was the question from the People on Obamacare that was the show stopper. One of the people in audience asked the following question that created quite the awkward moment … “I thought the Affordable Health Care Act was to save families $2500 a year in premiums”.
Just curious … why are Democrats laughing that the American people were lied to?
The lawmakers fielded other questions as well, talking debt and immigration reform, but it was the question about the struggling health care law that everyone in the audience wanted to see answered, and two out of the three Democrats on the dais seemed hesitant to tackle.
The question: “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”
After Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Walz looked at each other, laughter broke out in the room.
Rep. Peterson quickly picked up the microphone to say, “I voted ‘no’, so I’ll let these guys handle that,” to the applause of the crowd.
This is the exact same discussion that Democrats are going to have to face when they meet the people when they return home to campaign for the 2014 elections. However, many of the individuals at Town Hall meetings, meet b& greets and campaign stops in other states, cities and towns may not be in such a laughing mood.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air is quick to shred Rep. Tim Walz’s attempt to bring out the latest’s Democrat talking point in defense of Obamacare that “don’t pretend there was some type of safe harbor before this where everything was just peachy keen.” Actually, it was for an overwhelming majority of Americans.
Really? We can test this thesis. Before the passage of ObamaCare, we have polling from Gallup about the status of satisfaction with health care in the US. In September 2009, 85% of Americans had health insurance — and 87% expressed satisfaction with their health care, while 61% were satisfied with the costs associated with it. Fifty percent of the uninsured were satisfied with their health care, although 69% were dissatisfied with the costs.