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Democrat Governor Bashes Obamacare: People Have the Right to be Angry

“A 60-year-old in rural Craig, Colorado, making less than $50,000 will pay over $12,000 per year on premiums alone—around 25 percent of income. That is simply unacceptable.”

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper admitted during a Senate hearing on Thursday that while some people may have benefited from the Obamacare debacle, people have the right to be angry about the Democrat program’s overall failure.

Thursday, during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Hickenlooper testified about Obamacare’s performance in Colorado.

“In Colorado, we have implemented the Affordable Care Act for seven years—as long as I’ve been governor,” Hickenlooper told the Senate Committee. “For many Coloradans, it has been a success. With bipartisan support, we expanded Medicaid and created a state-based marketplace, known as Connect for Health Colorado. Around 600,000 Coloradans now have care because of the ACA.”

“But many people are angry, and have a right to be,” the Democrat governor confessed. “We need to move toward a system that compensates quality, not quantity.”

Obamacare was passed in 2010 with 100 percent Democrat support and zero Republican support, although the GOP-dominated Congress continues to fund it and refuses to repeal it, making them responsible for keeping the 2,300-page behemoth that has ballooned to over 20,000 pages of incomprehensible regulations.

Governor Hickenlooper gave an example of how ridiculously expensive Obamacare is in his state:

“A 60-year-old in rural Craig, Colorado, making less than $50,000 will pay over $12,000 per year on premiums alone—around 25 percent of income.”

“That is simply unacceptable,” he said.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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