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HHS Delivers Crushing Blow to GOP’s Anti-Obamacare Propaganda

Republicans are so desperate to repeal and replace Obamacare that they will do and say nearly anything to convince Americans it needs to happen. They’ll even sabotage it to ensure its failure.  Those efforts don’t appear to be working, however, as according to the Dept. of Health and Human Services Obamacare is actually “working as intended” and “stabilizing,” contradicting Trumps’ and the Republicans’ lies about its impending demise.

According to the LA Times:
New data have been released contradicting Republican propaganda about the “failing” Affordable Care Act. What may be more embarrassing to the hardliners pushing repeal is that it comes from the government, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services.

Under Secretary Tom Price, the department has been a fount of anti-ACA rhetoric. But in an annual report about the ACA’s risk-management provisions issued Friday, Health and Human Services established that the key programs are “working as intended,”protecting insurers from unexpectedly large risks and moderating premiums for consumers.

Not only that, the data “would seem to refute the commonly held belief that the marketplace population is becoming sicker,” observes health economist Timothy Jost, writing in Health Affairs. In fact, according to the figures from 2016 in the latest report, the customer base is getting healthier and the risk pools have been stabilizing.

“Both the transitional reinsurance program and the permanent risk adjustment program are working as intended.” – Department of Health and Human Services

The above graphic shows that health care markets are stabilizing, and that Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are lying and hurting millions of Americans with those lies.

For example, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee more or less confirmed that Trump’s and the GOP’s sabotage efforts are the reason for their spike in premiums:

The fact that Donald Trump and the GOP Congress would rather you lose healthcare or go to the poorhouse trying to pay for it than admit something Obama did might just actually be working, should tell you just about all you need to know about what they think of you, the American citizen.

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