Mike Pence Slams Failing ObamaCare: ‘Pull It Off the Market’

Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 20, 2016
Michelle Moons

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — At a high-energy rally, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence pushes back against the “public option” ObamaCare “fix” that President Barack Obama wants to sell to Americans.

“That legislation that actually was launched three years ago today,” said Pence, noting Obama went to Florida to give a speech to celebrate the anniversary of the law. “I like to call it the not so affordable care act,” quipped Pence.

“He compared Obamacare to the Samsung Galaxy 7. I’m not making that up,” said Pence. “You know that cell phone that spontaneously bursts into flames?”

Pence quoted Obama, “When one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone that has a few bugs, what do they do? They fix it, they upgrade it. Unless it catches fire, then they pull it off the market.”

“Well Mr. President, that’s exactly what we’re gonna do.”

“We’re gonna repeal Obamacare lock stock and barrel, we’re gonna pull it off the market,” he continued. “And we’re gonna replace it not with the socialized medicine that Hillary Clinton wants to see.”

In a paid speech to a Canadian company Clinton expressed a desire to see universal healthcare as Canada has according to email documents released by WikiLeaks. That’s despite her admitting that under healthcare systems like those in Canada and Scandinavia, “It takes longer to get like a hip replacement than it might take here.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest offered up a “public option” as a fix to healthcare premiums which have soared since the adoption of the “Affordable Care Act,” commonly known as “Obamacare,” during a Thursday press briefing.

Later the same day Obama attempted to place blame on the media for reports of massive healthcare premium increases, as he claimed of the increases, “I had nothing to do with that.” He thanked himself and tried to say that Americans are getting better quality care even though they don’t know Obamacare is doing it. He then brought in the public option, asserting that government should provide plans as competition. He also blamed states not advertising the ACA .

During a recent visit to Wilmington, North Carolina, where Pence donated supplies for flood victims of Hurricane Matthew, he remarked to hundreds gathered for a campaign rally that health insurance rates there were shooting up by over 24 percent in that state.

“We’re gonna meet the health insurance needs of the American people the American way through more consumer choice and free market economics,” Pence told the fired-up crowd.

Pence told the hundreds gathered that when he and Trump see enormous crowds come out in support, Trump tells him, “Mike remember, he’ll say, this is not about me, this is not about us, it’s not about our party, he says, this is a movement of the American people.”

He continued, “despite the fact that it’s 2-on-1 with the national media doing half of Hillary Clinton’s work for her. The reason this movement is growing, the reason that we are in the fight in New Mexico, the reason why a national poll just came out and we’re ahead by three percentage points…it’s because it’s a movement and people are talking to people.”

“Go tell somebody, we’ve got 19 days…” Pence encouraged the hundreds of exuberant Trump-Pence supporters.

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