AstroTurf the ACA: Californians ‘Rally’ to Save Obamacare

by JOEL B. POLLAK | Breitbart.com  |  published on November 24, 2016

California has always been the “flagship” for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

So it was no surprise Tuesday when a small group gathered in Los Angeles to demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare — and a smaller surprise still to discover who was present at the rally of about 200.

“The crowd, comprised of health care workers, nurses, advocates and patients, chanted, ‘Hey hey, ho ho, attacks on health care have got to go’,” reported Southern California Public Radio. “They waved signs reading ‘#Fight4Health’ and ‘Healthcare is a human right.’” An image of the protest provided by the public radio outlet shows pre-printed signs and matching t-shirts, such as those of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the shock troops of Democratic Party AstroTurf protest.

Just as Obamacare has collapsed elsewhere, the California program has suffered — albeit far less than other states. In 2017, insurance costs under Covered California — the state’s Obamacare exchange — will rise roughly 13%, which is smaller than the nationwide average of 22% but still high. Insurers have pulled out of the state and even forced employees to take furlough to stop Obamacare losses. The state system has been plagued by glitches and questions about conflicts of interest, as well as accusations that doctors who were not accepting Covered California patients were listed participants in the program. Its main achievement has been to expand Medi-Cal, the state’s program covering insurance for the poor and for working families.

  • Tiger

    Thought they were going to leave the Union? Sad if they back off from that like the Hollywood bunch of bananas, just can’t trust none of them.

    If ever there was a representative of total lack of thinking critically these boobs are it.

  • Karll

    Yes, ruining the health care and health insurance of 100+ mil
    people so 20 mil could have free health care and insurance was
    always a terrific idea.

  • Leslie Woodhull

    California USED to be a wonderful place to live and work. Then the DUMBOCRAPS (especially GOV. MOONBEAM) was elected the FIRST time. Thus began the SLIDE INTO POVERTY & THIRD WORLD CONDITIONS. Of course the TERMINATOR didn’t do well either. BUT THEN GOV. MOONBEAM WAS ELECTED AGAIN!!! & now you can REALLY see the SLIDE MOVING DOWNWARD AT ROCKET SPEED. California is THE PETRI DISH FOR THE REST OF THIS COUNTRY. THAT’S WHAT THE GLOBALISTS LIKE SOROS & his minions want to do to this country. IF WE DON’T GET CONTROL OF CALIFORNIA WE WILL ALL BE ON THE SAME TRACK TO 3RD WORLD CONDITIONS!!!

    WE DODGED A BULLET WHEN TRUMP WON. NOW WE MUST ALL GET BEHIND HIM AND GET RID OF THE VERMIN ( SOROS & SONS) ALONG WITH ALL OF THE THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES AND ILLEGALS TRYING TO GAIN OUR SHORES!! WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF THIS COUNTRY AND BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES, WE HAVE TO DO IT!!

  • PPTA

    The picture displayed looks like a bunch of illegals, are worried about their free health care. I believe in a Health Care program but I wat one that works. Also, and this is super important to me, I pay American Tax dollar. Helping the needy is not a problem with me, Healthcare, Education, Welfare assistance, housing assistance, but, and I do mean BUT, my TAX DOLLAR ONLY GOES TO A AMERICAN. NOT TO A ILLEGAL THIEF STEALING AMERICAN BENEFITS. Illegals, from any Nation, go home. You are all breaking American Laws, therefore you are all criminals and low life people as far as I am concerned. Go home and come back the legal way. No exceptions. No excuses. You are draining our benefits dry that are meant for American citizens, which you are not.

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