The many attempts by Congressional Republicans to repeal Obamacare are well documented, along with the millions of dollars that the 45-plus repeal votes have cost the government and, by extension, the taxpayers. But there is another side to the picture which is less well known: what a successful repeal would have cost.
The many who have never had health insurance will for the first time have coverage after the first of the year. Among them are the working poor who could not afford insurance and who did not have it provided by their employer.
Another large group who will get insurance are people who due to pre-existing conditions, were deemed “uninsurable” by the insurance companies. Many of these lost insurance after contracting the illness which disqualified them.
The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) has released a short video called “FacesOfRepeal,” an online campaign tool aimed at 44 competitive congressional districts, offering photos and testimonials to what Obamacare means to some of these people.
Emily Bittner, a spokesperson for the DCCC, says that the video is intended to bring home to people just who it is who will lose if the Republicans should succeed in their “obsessive” effort to repeal the law.