Indiana GOP request for ObamaCare ‘horror stories’ goes wrong


The Indiana Republican Party has requested that the state’s constituents share their “horror stories” with ObamaCare, the Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday. 

“What’s your Obamacare horror story? Let us know,” the GOP party wrote in a Facebook post as it sought to collect negative stories about the Affordable Care Act, such as higher premiums or insurance companies leaving the market.

Many of the people respondents, however, flooded them with stories about how the healthcare law has positively affected their lives.  

{mosads}”My sister finally has access to affordable quality care and treatment for her diabetes,” one person wrote, according to the news outlet.

“My father’s small business was able to insure its employees for the first time ever. #thanksObama,” another said. 

Another person claimed that “the only horror in the story is that Republicans might take it away.”

The state GOP’s push to highlight the Affordable Care Act’s downfalls comes at a time when the Senate Republicans are working to get their own healthcare bill passed in the upper chamber.

The measure, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act, repeals and replaces key provisions of ObamaCare and includes deep cuts to Medicaid.

An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office revealed 22 million more Americans would lose healthcare insurance over the next decade if the Senate bill is passed. 

Several Republicans have spoken out against the bill, which party leadership is trying to get to a vote after the Fourth of July recess.

The House passed their own healthcare bill in May.

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