Sen. John Barrasso says President Barack Obama is “clueless” about the difficulties Americans are facing as his signature healthcare measure comes closer to full implementation.
“He is clueless about what’s happening across the country,” Barrasso told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday. “I don’t know if he’s woefully ignorant of what’s happening there with the healthcare law or if he’s willfully trying to mislead the American people.”
The Wyoming Republican, who is also a medical doctor, recited a litany of problems as Obamacare heads towards full implementation next year.
“Premiums are going up by big amounts across the country. People aren’t able to keep the insurance that they have, even if they like it, harder to get a doctor,” Barrasso said. “They’re way behind time in trying to get information out to the American public.”
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Barrasso said most Americans “believe they’re going to actually be paying more and getting lower quality, less available care.”
“More people think of themselves as losers rather than winners under the health care law,” he added. “And polling just this past month, only one out of three people support this and more than a majority of the people [would] like to repeal either all, or part of, the healthcare law.”
Barrasso said that even Democrats are turning against the bill, noting that Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana recently called it a “train wreck” and Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic nominee for a South Carolina House seat, criticized the bill at a debate this week.
“The Democrat Congress candidate during the debate said that there were extreme problems with the president’s health care law in terms of how much it costs, in terms of the cuts to our seniors on Medicare,” said Barrasso. “And then she also talked about the number of people that are losing their jobs because of the cost of the president’s healthcare law.”
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