Affordable Care Act, Michigan Republicans, Obamacare — January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Republican Tim Walberg wants to hear your Obamacare story – but only if you’ve been “harmed”


Cheering for the failure of something that helps Americans is un-American

If you stop by the website of my Congressman, Tim Walberg, these days the first thing you see is a request to “Tell Us Your Story”:

If you look at a little closer, the story he wants you to tell is about your experience with the Affordable Care Act. But Congressman Walberg isn’t looking for your story if it’s a success story. He wants to know if you’ve been harmed by the ACA:

Sure enough, if you click through, you get a form that asks for your story of how you’ve been hurt by the ACA.

From letters, phone calls and emails you’ve told me how many of your premiums are expected to rise or your health provider is cancelling your insurance all together due to the health care law. To better help you with these concerns, please fill out the page below on how Obamacare is hurting you, your family or business. Additionally, someone in my office may be in touch with you about the potential use of your story to help address this on-going problem.

It’s nothing short of disgusting and just further evidence that Congressman Walberg isn’t interested in making government work for his constituents. Rather, he wants people to fear their government or, more specifically, his political opponents.

When the Bush administration rolled out its Medicare prescription drug program in 2005 and 2006, it immediately ran into major problems. Democrats worked with Republicans to resolve the issues, despite the fact that most of them opposed the legislation that created the program.

In constrast, Tim Walberg and his Republican pals in Congress have done absolutely everything they could do to kneecap, hamstring, and doom the Affordable Care Act, an historic piece of legislation that helps millions of Americans receive affordable health care.

It’s sickening and unbecoming a member of the United States House of Representatives.