My main reason for voting for Trump boils down one simple promise: to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and start over with much needed health-care law changes, but the right ones. The changes that put health-care choices back where it belongs: in the hands of individuals and families with free markets to compete and states free to make decisions for their residents.
Did the ACA make a few good changes, such as taking away the ability for insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions? Absolutely. But everything else that goes with it is simply unaffordable in the long run.
This is a point I think so many voters, especially women, and even more especially mothers are missing. They don’t realize just how harmful Obamacare will be. They look at their monthly premium and think it’s affordable, but they don’t see all the other costs. It’s like how most people view buying a car or a home: they get stuck on the number they think they can afford per month without looking at the total cost of the purchase. Despite my monthly premium being something our family can “afford” (and even that is questionable), when I look at the overall picture, it isn’t affordable at all. In fact, it’s devastating.
The “Affordable” Care Act is an absolute joke. It promises health-care coverage for all, but taxes those who can’t afford the premiums. So many insurers are pulling out of the exchanges that many people are left with one insurance option. This is certainly the case in my home state of North Carolina, where we are left with one insurer. That insurer doesn’t have to provide competitive rates against other insurers because that competition doesn’t exist. Even adding one other insurer into the mix doesn’t change the reality that health care is no longer affordable.