The Top 10 Obamacare 2022 Enrollment States Are Red As Republicans Love 'Socialism'
Republicans have been calling Obamacare socialism for more than a decade, but the people who live in red states like the 'socialism' of affordable health care.
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The Great Republican Obamacare Contradiction
Steven Rattner crunched the 2022 enrollment numbers and delivered some fascinating stats on Thursday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC:
Look at the map, and you'll see something amazing. If you look at the ten states, I think really all of them, actually, are red states. Oddly enough, Florida of all places, where you have Ron Desantis leading his charge against virtually every government program, has the highest level of enrollment.
Number one for enrollments. Then you look across the sunbelt down there. You see Texas. You see Mississippi. You see Alabama. You see all these states with huge medicare enrollments, as well as some in the great plains. Fun fact for you, in the ten states, in the ten states with the highest enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, every one of those ten senators, every Republican voted against Obamacare back in that 2017 vote that we were referring to a few minutes earlier. So their senators are voting one way. The residents of those states are voting with their pocketbooks and feet the other way, to try to get health insurance.
The red state enrollment in Obamacare is more than ideological hypocrisy. It is also a powerful strategy for Democrats, as we will discuss below.
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