Rep. Gohmert: Obamacare is ultimate April Fool's Day joke
POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:24pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:39pm
An East Texas representative issued a scathing response to President Obama's Tuesday press conference, where he announced more than 7 million Americans have signed up for The Affordable Care Act.
Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement:
“Today, President Obama spoke on the grand achievement of Obamacare. Praising his plan and calling it a ‘big step forward,’ he claimed that 7 million Americans have enrolled since its launch; however, it appears there are some massive problems with this administration’s numbers.
To put it in perspective, 7 million is about the size of the population of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. And of these millions, only an estimated one-third of exchange sign-ups were from the previously reported 30 million people who were uninsured according to the reports. The administration is also choosing to leave Americans in the dark on the actual number of people who have paid their premiums. It is also estimated that Obamacare caused 6 million or so to LOSE their insurance. So a net 1 million out of 300 million does not seem particularly helpful.
Healthcare should not be about pushing a government agenda or spending millions of healthcare dollars on registering people to vote as Democrats. It should be about preserving precious lives and providing Americans with the best options available. Obamcare [sic] is truly the ultimate April Fool’s Day joke, and if not halted, it will continue to do even more damage to this country.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.