White House Releases Video on How Obamacare Has ‘Failed’ Americans

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The White House released a video Wednesday outlining ways that Obamacare "has failed the American people" as part of its bid to repeal and replace the law.

The video, tweeted from the White House's main account, outlined a series of "fails" caused by former President Barack Obama's signature health care law as the Trump administration seeks to gain passage of a repeal bill through the Republican-controlled Congress.

The White House focused on four specific issues:

Fail #1: Higher Costs—Average premiums are up 105 percent since 2013.

Fail #2: Fewer Choices—83 insurers abandoned the Obamacare marketplace this year alone.

Fail #3: Fewer Covered—In 2016, 29 percent of enrollees (over 3.6 million Americans) dropped off Obamacare exchanges.

Fail #4: Less Freedom—In 2015, Americans paid $3 billion in penalties for not purchasing unaffordable health plans that did not meet their needs.

The video comes amid continued Senate debate over the proposed Obamacare replacement bill. Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that their health care bill will be released on Thursday, with a vote to follow as soon as next week.