Folwell: Inaction on ObamaCare about to make things more expensive for NC-ians

Congressional Republicans were all gung-ho about throwing out ObamaCare when Obama was around. He was going to veto anything they did.  Now, that they own the federal government, a bunch of GOP feet have gotten very cold.

Congressional Republicans recently failed at “repeal and replace,”  just repealing, and even just getting rid of the individual mandate and the taxes.  North Carolina treasurer Dale Folwell has an ominous warning for taxpayers about what he sees happening if congressional Republicans drop the ball on killing ObamaCare:

[…] North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell noted that if Congress does not eliminate the health insurance tax, Medicare Advantage plans in the state would increase by 30 percent in 2018. In North Carolina, the state would save roughly $45 million if Congress eliminated the tax. In North Carolina alone, the HIT tax could impact 843,724 small businesses and 1,600,000 workers. […]

Folks, if you’re still working, YOU will be paying this bigger bill.

President Trump and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell have been exchanging some very public words about Capitol Hill’s failure to act on seven years of campaign promises to repeal ObamaCare.  McConnell accused Trump of having “excessive expectations.”  Trump’s response?:

7 comments for “Folwell: Inaction on ObamaCare about to make things more expensive for NC-ians

  1. Pineconegal
    August 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Unlike our effete Sens. Burr and Tillis, Dale Folwell has NC’s best interests at heart, and Folwell will work to mitigate the damage those two traitors continue to inflict on NC.

    Who will “primary” Tillis? We are eager to work for a decent replacement.

  2. JBP
    August 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    The Obama Era repeal votes were EASY. They were a stunt. The GOP knew there would be NO consequences as President Obama would veto that move.
    As the 2016 election approached the GOP realized that the Affordable Care Act, with its faults was still better than what we had prior to the ACA. They decided NOT to make the ACA work better for Americans. Still they knew they could not propose repeal without putting something in place that would work for Americans, thus the repeal and replace movement took hold. The hard Right still wanted repeal while moderate Republicans promised to replace.
    After the election with the ball in their court and with no meaningful Democratic resistance the GOP had NO viable replacement and NO political will to throw tens of millions of Americans off the ACA.
    There are known fixes ready to go to make the ACA work better for all Americans and cheaper too. Moderates on both sides need to pull together to do this work for Americans

    • john steed
      August 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      If you like paying a lot more for an inferior product, maybe you can say Obamacare works better. For those of us who liked out lower premiums, lower deductibles, lower co-pays, keeping our doctors, and keeping our plans, we can clearly say you are full of it.

      We need a full repeal of the monstrosity that ate our health care called Obamacare. President Trump is right in calling for it to be fully repealed and then work on any new legislation needed. Some of our GOP Senators should now be called Obamacare Republicans. They are a disgrace.

  3. Thommy Cloture
    August 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I am hoping Trump will end tax payer subsidized health care for congress and their staff. Let them feel the pain of skyrocketing health insurance premiums. And, if they do not like it they are free to seek other employment like I had to do when my employer dropped my health insurance due to obama care.

    • Myron Smith
      August 12, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Agree Thommy Cloture Great Point!

  4. JT
    August 12, 2017 at 7:41 am

    The General govt has no authority to b involved in healthcare period. The destruction of the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known began with the destruction of fraternal organizations and hence free market solutions and the creation of govt sponsored monopolies for the big insurance companies. These monopolies were implemented through regulation, Which is nothing more than legislation without even a vote of congress; “The Swamp” When we had competition and free markets people could buy a policy for a days wages. My how times hav changed.

    In Liberty,

    JT

  5. Larry G. Pittman
    August 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    John Roberts notwithstanding, Obamacare is unconstitutional. The government at any level has no authority to order citizens to buy any product regardless of whether we want to buy it. Obamacare should be repealed, period, and not replaced with any government program. We need to get back to free market solutions, with competition across State lines. The government needs to stay out of it except for requiring honest business practices among private companies and individuals.

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