Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a huge Obamacare foe, took to Facebook to ask Americans how the president's healthcare law is treating them. But the responses he received didn't line up with his own claim that "millions of people... are hurting because of Obamacare." When Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) made a similar call for Obamacare fail stories, he had bad luck too. Perhaps they shouldn't have been surprised. This week, support for the Affordable Care Act hit a new high of 49 percent. And on Tuesday, following the deadline for Americans to enroll in health insurance on the exchanges during the first six month window, the administration announced it is on track to achieve its original goal of providing coverage to 7 million Americans.
Here is Cruz's call for Obamacare tales:
Here are some of the responses. (There are 47,904, so I couldn't read them all, but of the first few dozen, only one response was negative.)
Here's what Kirk tweeted over the weekend:
Here are some of the responses:
@SenatorKirk I thought you were better than this. My bro has ins for first time in years. My cuz & hub will be saving $12k a yr. Don't lie.— Dee (@Msdmurph) March 29, 2014
@SenatorKirk Obamacare is providing me with affordable healthcare coverage where previously greedy insurance companies failed to do so— Kim Brown (@kimscribble) March 29, 2014
@SenatorKirk Actually, this is working out for me. My prescriptions are now covered, they were not before.— Michelle Kilty (@michelleannlib) March 29, 2014