Remember when then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made her infamous statement?
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
Ever since that absurd comment from California’s finest, Pelosi has a track record of making statements about Obamacare that are the opposite of being accurate or true. She has continuously stated that Obamacare has successfully made healthcare cheaper and provided better access to doctors and treatments. Yet all reports have proven that Pelosi is wrong, wrong and wrong.
Pelosi has also stated that millions of uninsured Americans now have affordable healthcare thanks to Obamacare. Yet most of the reports indicate that even more Americans are without healthcare insurance now than when Obamacare took effect. Most of the millions that have signed up already had healthcare insurance. Even in Pelosi’s home state of California, a third of the people with policies obtained through Covered California failed to renew their policies.
Pelosi also predicted that the American people would come to love and embrace Obamacare, yet many polls are indicating that its popularity and support are decreasing. More and more people have found their healthcare costs rise so much that they can no longer afford it. Millions of others who had subsidies found that they owed an average of over $700 on their taxes this year because they received too much subsidy for their income. A growing number of American workers have had their hours cut by over 25% because of Obamacare.
Now Pelosi is predicting that Republicans will be sorry if the Supreme Court guts the subsidies given to those using the federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, to obtain their coverage. Speaking to the media, Pelosi stated:
“[It] would be bad news for (Republicans), it would be really bad news for them.”
Given her track record for wrong predictions, a victory in the Supreme Court could be a huge triumph for Republicans and give them the impetus they need to fix, repeal or replace Obamacare. The timing could be just right to help secure a Republican victory in next year’s elections and put one of ours in the White House.