Since before its passage a majority of Americans have opposed Obamacare, and recent polls don’t indicate any increase in public support for the dreaded law. Well, according to President Obama, they are all just plain wrong.
In an interview with Telemundo on Tuesday, the president was asked if “everybody [was] wrong” after polling data indicated that a majority of Americans oppose the law and believe it will raise their healthcare costs.
“Yes,” the president said with a chuckle. “They are.”
The president said a “look at the facts” revealed that young adults were able to stay on their parents’ health insurance longer and that seniors were getting “billions of dollars in discounts on their prescription drugs.”
Asked about reports that insurance rates were rising in some areas, Obama argued the law was a net positive.
“What we’ve seen is the lowest increase in healthcare costs in 50 years over the last several years,” Obama said. “So there is no evidence at all that this is somehow making healthcare more expensive. There’s a lot of evidence that it’s helping to make it cheaper.”(Read More)
He went on to say that in two years, or maybe three, four or five years, people will really start to like it. Oh yeah, they’re going to love being grilled about their sexual history. Hopefully they won’t have their identities stolen, that might put a damper on things. Oh, and I’m sure they’ll love paying higher premiums, that is if they don’t lose their current coverage altogether. And of course those who previously had no coverage will be thrilled to find out they can’t find a doctor. Oh yes, it’s all going to be unicorns and roses in the utopia created by Obamacare.