On July 3, the Indiana Republican Party asked on both Facebook and Twitter for people's Obamacare "horror stories." They definitely did get some of those, but they also got an overwhelming number of responses from people telling them how the Affordable Care Act actually improved (or even saved) their lives.
[Just a quick aside here to remind people, in case they're confused, that "Obamacare" and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are the same thing.]
The Indiana GOP's post on Facebook read,
Did you lose a doctor that you liked? Have your premiums increased? Did your insurer leave the exchange? Are burdensome regulations hurting your small business?
We were promised Obamacare would make healthcare cheaper, better, and more available, but in reality it's turned out to be the opposite.
What's your Obamacare horror story? Let us know.
The Indiana GOP was looking to hear all about all the terrible things that happened to Americans once the ACA was passed.
Instead, they got a lot of stories about how Obamacare had helped them, and how the real horror story would be if they lost healthcare altogether. So, basically the exact opposite of what the Indiana GOP was looking for.
It was pretty much the same over on Twitter.
Wow, this is not what the GOP wants to hear. Good luck with that healthcare plan, guys.