Early Tuesday morning, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest attempted to silence critics of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) by declaring its evident success on social media.
“FACT: Under #ACA, everyone’s insurance got upgraded & most can find a plan on the marketplace for $75/month or less,” Earnest tweeted. The press secretary’s declaration naturally incited a great deal of disagreement on the social media platform.
— J Earnest (Archived) (@PressSec44) August 30, 2016
For news of Obamacare’s constant demise, you can check out PJ Media’s exhaustive previous coverage, including numerous “Obamacare fails of the day” by our own Stephen Green. But today, I’d like to let the people struggling under the new regulations speak for themselves.
11. Earnest’s plan must cover good drugs …
Your plan obviously covers some VERY good drugs.
— Ron Barker (@WrongNowShutUp) August 30, 2016
10. In case you didn’t get the joke.
— Cardinal Curmudgeon (@Gimblin) August 30, 2016
9. What upgrade?
My deductible went from $3k to $13k. Network hugely narrowed. Premium up 125%
— S D Winkler (@sdwinkler) August 30, 2016
Next Page: Your lies don’t even disgust us anymore.
8. My premium doubled, and I got less coverage.
— Political Momma (@PoliticalMomma1) August 30, 2016
— Dana (@sparkey909w) August 30, 2016
6. Another inconvenient person.
False. My insurance did not get upgraded and costs substantially more than $75/mo with a higher deductible. Facts are hard things.
— Don Linn (@DonLinn) August 30, 2016
5. Your lies don’t even disgust us anymore.
Apparently, you have no idea we watch you lie; know you're lying; & are disgusted, not by your lies, but your utter shamelessness.
— Marie von Astra (@marievonastra) August 30, 2016
Next Page: Absolute BS!
4. Absolute BS!
3. Photographic evidence.
I'm a middle class person, after an exhaustive search this is the best I can do on a monthly basis. pic.twitter.com/yw93sZLN8p
— Brian (@MrBelvederePhan) August 30, 2016
2. White House briefings should be under oath.
1. Shots fired.
Good thing you're exempted unlike the rest of us no name Americans.
— Will (@Will32283) August 30, 2016