This week, in his Majesty’s Weekly Address, the President spoke to his fellow Americans about healthcare. He told us of the “millions of families across our nation” who are currently “suffering under the disaster known as Obamacare”. He blessed us with tales of his travels throughout the country and the wonderful people he has encountered along the way. A Wisconsin family whose premiums skyrocketed when Obamacare was implemented and now must sacrifice a fourth of their net monthly income exclusively toward health insurance. He spoke of volunteer fire captain whose wife had to “leave retirement to pay their bills” and were consequently forced to repay the federal government “thousands and thousands of dollars” after they no longer qualified for the tax credit they had previously received.
“These families and so many others are victims of a catastrophic law that is wreaking havoc on our healthcare system and our families. Democrats in Congress created this calamity and now, if we don’t act, millions more Americans will be hurt by Obamacare’s deepening death spiral.”
The president is absolutely correct in his assessment that Obamacare has proven to be a disaster of an attempt to fix an over-regulated industry in desperate need of market reform with more government regulation and interference. He places the blame for the “total disaster” at the feet of the Democrats in Congress, and implores them to find the “political courage to help fix what we know to be a catastrophic situation…that they have created.”
“But no matter what, my Administration will never stop fighting for you — and for the healthcare system that you deserve. We’ll get it done. Even if we don’t have any help from the Democrats, we’ll get it done.”
Thank you, Mr. President. Now if you can get the Republicans in Congress to come up with something that does more than repeal one or two regulations and offer a bailout to an already bloated industry, THAT would be progress. Let’s start by addressing the crony capitalism that results in a handful of insurance companies to hold monopolies, while the government makes decisions on what kinds of healthcare are available to Americans. Let’s lift regulations that limit our access to providers of our own choosing and our access to new medicines and technology. Better yet, let’s get the government out of the healthcare business altogether and focus on upholding laws against fraud and malpractice. Let the free market breathe. Let people keep their paychecks, stop stealing their money to prop up dysfunctional bureaucracies and inefficient programs so that they don’t have to rely on tax credits and second jobs to pay their bills.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
You can see the weekly address here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/23/president-donald-j-trumps-weekly-address