While Democrats are busy congratulating themselves on Twitter for the
genius disaster that Obamacare is, real Coloradans are suffering and President Trump is listening. Coloradan Carrie Couey, a cattle rancher from the West Slope, went to Washington, D.C. to tell President Trump exactly how Obamacare has impacted her family, and it ain’t pretty. The visit was part of a roundtable on health care and featured participants from across the country.
From Couey’s testimony:
“Our rates are three times what they were before Obamacare. We have one provider in our county. We have little options for what we can and cannot do. We’re a small business owner. We are actually not a brick and mortar. We are cattle ranchers. We cannot afford our equipment of we’re paying these rates year after year after year after year. Our food source is in jeopardy because of this health care law.”
When President Trump asks Couey if she’s had to pay penalties, we learn more about how awful Obamacare has been for her family.
“We haven’t [had to pay penalties] yet, but we were uninsured in December – they dropped us for the fourth time after we paid over $50,000 last year for health care expenses.”
If Couey’s story sounds familiar, that’s because her family was featured in an ad against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet last year. Here’s a refresher:
Obamacare has been a disaster for Coloradans. When will Washington work for Colorado instead of Colorado work for Washington?