An interview between Colorado resident Steven Roussel and Tucker Carlson on Fox went off the rails today when Roussel, who was apparently brought on to bash Obamacare, admitted that Obamacare was the only reason he had insurance to begin with.
In a report last week, KUSA noted that 3,600 health insurance policy holders in Colorado wound up with their policies canceled because the state’s website disabled the auto-renewal if the customer enrolled in another plan. Insurance carriers said they were going to restore coverage for all customers retroactive January 1, and the state promised it would improve the website.
So in an attempt to bash the healthcare reform law, Carlson had Colorado Resident Steven Roussel on air for an interview regarding the problem. Roussel said he was “signed up for a plan he didn’t want” as a result of the confusion.
Carlson asked Rossuel, “So, before I ask you what happened next, can you just give us a little background here? Were you happy or dissatisfied with your healthcare before Obamacare?”
This is where the interview went off the rails; Roussel revealed that, previous to Obamacare, he was one of the millions of Americans who didn’t have insurance:
Well, I didn’t have any healthcare before the Affordable Healthcare Act went in. And it was because of that, that I was actually able to afford it. However, this year with the premiums jumping up, I have to make a little bit more of a tighter budget to figure out how to pay for the extra premiums that are coming my way.
Carlson, dim as he is, could see where this was going: he attempted to save the interview, pointing out that “you were the guy they passed Obamacare for” and that “You had your policy canceled, you were signed up for something you didn’t want, you had never heard of, never asked for.”
Carlson added that “Maybe you should go on a national TV show and like complain about it. Have you thought about that?”
Roussel said that he called on Friday, but he was on hold for 30 minutes and nobody picked up. Carlson giggled with constrained delight, but wrote it off as “laughing bitterly” and added that “I’m on your side, of course.”
He asked Roussel how he felt about the “Obamacare experiment,” and Roussel argued that it was “a bit of a failure” in his cause, “But it’s not necessarily the president’s fault:”
It’s more the CEOs fault that knew about the glitch in the system and did nothing about it. And now, he’s back peddling in order to figure out exactly how to fix it for the 3,700 Coloradoans that no longer have insurance.
Wait, you mean he’s actually blaming the flawless, immaculately-conceived Free Market? Who let this socialist clown on here? Everyone knows it’s always the government’s fault, even when it’s not.
Watch the video below: