At a recent town hall-style meeting with the Spanish-language media, President Obama seemed to scoff at a consumer who complained they couldn’t find affordable rates under Obamacare, saying maybe “they haven’t prioritized health care.”
The President explained that if this family member would simply place Obamacare over the likes of their cable or cell phone bill, then they would be able to swing the costs.
He then went on to say that if this consumer doesn’t prioritize, they may eventually regret it if one of their family members gets sick.
Via the Libre Initiative:
The President recently participated in a health care town hall with Spanish-language media. He responded to a question received via email, from a consumer who makes $36,000 per year and cannot find insurance for a family of three for less than $315 per month. The President responded that “if you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care.” He added that if a family member gets sick, the father “will wish he had paid that $300 a month.”
According to the National Center for Public Policy Research, the health care law is reducing choice and increasing premiums for millions of Americans. Ehealthinsurance reports that consumers are paying an average of 39% more than they did before the law was implemented. The high cost of policies is contributing to the continued weak enrollment numbers under the law, which are now showing signs of decreasing with less than 3 weeks left to enroll. When he sought the Presidency, Mr. Obama said his plan would deliver affordable care that people would be “desperate” to purchase.
See, it’s not that the President’s health care reform is unaffordable, it’s just that you people don’t know what’s good for you.
A recent survey however indicates that the uninsured are not signing up for Obamacare. Why? Because it’s too expensive.
Let that sink in for a minute. A health care policy that has the word “affordable” in the title, has been deemed unaffordable by a vast majority of those who remain uninsured. Not technical glitches, not indecision, and not lack of information. Affordability.
Watch the condescending response below…