GOP Solicits Obamacare “Horror Stories” But Gets Bombarded With Positive ACA Testimonials

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) used her Facebook page to solicit Obamacare “horror stories”, but instead got bombarded with positive testimonials from people who have benefited from Obamacare. On Monday, the Republican Congresswoman posted:

This week marks the 5th anniversary of #Obamacare being signed into law. Whether it’s turned your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer has reduced your work hours, I want to hear about it.

Please share your story with me so that I can better understand the challenges you’re facing

However, instead of getting the response she was hoping for, her Facebook page was barraged with positive Affordable Care Act (ACA) stories.

The testimonials were compelling. A sample of some of the responses appears below:

I am so grateful to have affordable insurance. I am self-employed and I have a preexisting condition, so I was priced out of the system in 2010, even though I’ve paid into the system all of my adult life. My age (51), my sex (female), and my heart murmur made me a high risk. My self-employed status prevented me from getting a group rate. The ACA allowed me to get the coverage I need, so if I need to see a doctor I can! Thank you so much for caring and thank you, all who worked hard to make this law happen! Thanks, Obama! You really do care!! –Catherine Yvonne–

I lost my job in 2010. I got health insurance for $600/mo, but I take two medications. My insurance company excluded my meds by giving me a sky high deductible. That meant that I was paying roughly $1000/mo+ for healthcare. That put healthcare at the top of my monthly expense list. Enter “Obamacare.” My healthcare costs through ACA dropped from $1000/mo to… Wait for it.. ZERO. I have no income. I am living off of savings. For the first time in my life I feel like all those taxes I paid are actually doing something for me. –Paul Daw–

5 years of not waking up in the middle of the might panicked that my child won’t ever be able to get health insurance thanks to a brain tumor at the age of 2. Thank God for Obamacare. Anyone who ever fought an insurance company for pediatric neurosurgery coverage knows there was NEVER a hassle-free system in place and Obamacare is light years better than what we had. –Melissa Kelly–

Thanks to the ACA, I could no longer be discriminated against as a person with Type 1 diabetes and as a small business owner in getting insurance. Prior to the act, no insurance company would even give me a quote on health insurance save for 1 policy that I had been grandfathered into due to a prior job. I was forced to take this policy, with no other options, and it was getting prohibitively expensive. The ACA opened doors for me and improved the quality my life tremendously. –Andrea Deutsch–

And to sum it all up, a simple comment by Facebook user Chuck Larsen:

Looks like you’re getting your answers, Cathy…just not the ones you wanted.

Now the question is will Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers actually listen to her constituents, and the American people, and end her ridiculous crusade against the Affordable Care Act? Will she wake up to the voices of the American people, or will she go back to hosting her by-invite only “Coffees with Cathy” events , where she can crawl back into her right-wing bubble and surround herself with only people who agree with her? The fact that her quest for horror stories ended so badly, should serve as a rude awakening for the GOP Congresswoman, but more likely than not she will continue to do what she does best, which is ignore the needs of her constituents, because their needs don’t conform to her rigid partisan ideology.

22 Replies to “GOP Solicits Obamacare “Horror Stories” But Gets Bombarded With Positive ACA Testimonials”

  1. I would ask at what time will the Reich Wing ever learn that they have lost!? They have lost because they are WRONG! They are wrong about nearly everything they DEMAND from or about America and Americans. When they say “Americans have spoken” in regards to their policies, what they REALLY mean is that the bigoted,conservative, corporate oligarchs have spoken with their checkbooks and have the Reich Wing firmly in their grasp. And no matter how many times they are shown and PROVEN that the ACA works they will never ever admit their ignorance and hate.

  2. Now the question is will Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers actually listen to her constituents, and the American people, and end her ridiculous crusade against the Affordable Care Act?

    Never. The Republicans have chosen to sell their soul to Mammon. “Healthcare? I’ve got mine- screw you!”

  3. It is my understanding that ALL Congress people have to be on the ACA through the DC Exchange in order to receive their ‘federal contribution’ dollars that none of the rest of us peans receive. That is why Cruz went for Obamacare rather than pay the high-priced COBRA premiums that very few of us could even afford. The COBRA premiums from his wife’s Goldman Sachs Cadillac health plan are likely exhorbitant and Teddy would not get his ‘FREE’ part from us taxpayers. Taker and Liar.

    Time for Single Payor – Medicare for Everybody.

  4. This is the dingbat twit who stands stage right of Boner while he’s talking about limiting abortion rights and she has a giddy smirk.

    I love how she prods them how to answer negativity:

    “Whether it’s turned your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer has reduced your work hours”

    A very simple sentence of “Let me know your story of how Obamacare went”

    HAHAHA, she didn’t get the dirt she wanted to hear!!!
    What a stupid tea bag twit!

  5. The Mrs Tea bag Cruz is on an unpaid leave of absence and isn’t eligible for COBRA.

    She would’ve needed to be LAID-OFF to be eligable.

  6. I would lay odds that even tho there are lots of testimonials FOR Obamacare there will be a few that are “horror” stories (we’ve seen those on this website). THOSE will be the ones that she will bring before the House as “proof” that Obamacare isn’t working.

    I wonder when she will start filtering her facebook site to discontinue receiving all those good stories that she doesn’t want to hear and deleting all the good things people are saying.

    Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not a nice, cooperative sort.

  7. constancy on the right wing, lies as usual and getting it stuffed up her ignorant ass as usual. This is consistent behavior by the right wing, if you know people like these liars get them out of your life. Excommunicate them from perpetuating their stupidity through you, tell them you won’t tolerate their lies and their stupidity. Tell them ‘get the fook out of my life, you fookin liars. You don’t measure up to the standards I demand of my self and my family’.

  8. these aca horror stories have been debunked time after time after time as complete lies. sure there might be one or two, but they are few and far between.

  9. IMO if she doesn’t like the truth she’ll just use the Rethugliklan tea billy tactic of Lying like a cheap rug.

  10. I dare the teapublicans to take away healthcare from est. 9 million people! For the first time healthcare in centered around actual healthcare of the patient instead of how many patients being seen. The ACA ( obamacares ), old way focused on quantity, new way (ACA) focuses on quality of care and prevention of illness!

  11. He could also have gone out and paid for the insurance completely out of his own pocket. He went with ACA because it was the same policy but with a cheaper price because it is now basically a group policy rate. For him or anyone else say that he was required to get it is totally false.

  12. “Obamacare is a complete disaster that must be killed” is another Republican baseless conclusion desperately in search of a rationalization.

  13. I wish the Reich wing had lost! But they won with the aid of the Reich Wing Supreme Court! They won with the apathy of voters who try to convince us that things are not that bad! We lost to the uninvolved persons who could only think of their latest toys!
    Tell us how we win when the best healthcare plan is about to be declared unconstitutional and slavery declared legal!?

  14. The neocons try to vilify the ACA because they
    are programmed by fox news to detest anything
    our president does. I never realized how power-
    ful the Big Insurance lobby is until witnessing the
    sixty plus attempts to spoil health care reforms.
    Isn’t it ironic that so many numb nutz actually vote
    against their own best interests out of fear, hatred,
    and greed? These three cornerstones support the
    card house that is the Greedy One Percent klan.

  15. They’ve been lying about this for 5 years, I dont even listen anymore. The gotp has said for 5 years, we’re working on our own version….but nothing …ever.

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