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Obamacare in Trump country

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We travel to Whitley County in Kentucky to find out why people who benefited most from Obamacare would vote for Donald Trump. Some thought that Trump would not actually repeal Obamacare. Others felt that Obamacare wasn't affordable. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab See the full interview with President Obama at: https://youtu.be/V7eqoL18zwg Kathy's full question and Obama's answer start at 38:00 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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Vox (3 years ago)
Read more here: http://www.vox.com/2017/1/17/14294444/obamacare-trump-country Watch the full Obama interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7eqoL18zwg&feature=youtu.be
Viper (1 month ago)
I'm so glad Americans can't lie anymore. They can't say they are the best country anymore. Social media goes all over the world now.
Viper (1 month ago)
These people have so much hate in them that they don't know that it's what's killing them. That was a quote from the movie Mississippi Burning. Hate is a sickness...
James Simpson (1 month ago)
Obama was a mortal President he cared about the country Donald Trump is a bad person who went to the presidency he is a disrespectful person.
Myra Jefferson (1 month ago)
Trump voters should personally follow Trump's plan; "Let Obamacare implode!" for themselves!
Christian Alber (4 hours ago)
This just doesn't make sense.
Eric Andre (14 hours ago)
Seems like when you force people by law to have health insurance or get fined you increase health coverage
Greg (21 hours ago)
They vote against their interests... Well not really. Not if you are used to being independent. If they fix the bloated healthcare and strengthen the economy people can actually afford their health insurance.
Rjee Family (22 hours ago)
Her analogy of voting for Trump being like pulling the lever on the slot machine is the sentiment I have heard from all my relatives and friends who voted for him.
Luis Cuellar (1 day ago)
0:40 driving and talking on the phone ?
Jacob Kenney (1 day ago)
long story short they dont want the health care the black guy made sure they have instead they would rather have nothing from a white guy but..."they aint racist"
bubbadelux (1 day ago)
I'm a working guy in Ohio that in 2013 had Insurance thru my company and my costs were $2500./year out of my paycheck besides prescriptions. Same Insurance, still same company I work for But , my cost out of my paycheck every year for healthcare is now $6600./year due to the increasingly large number of people on free healthcare that I now have to pay for. ????? Why ?? That's what Obamacare did to the middleclass. It forced them to pay for everyone else's cost.
Darnae Mcgowan (1 day ago)
I got 10,000 dollars worth of dental care done on my teeth FREE “OBAMA CARE “ he always said if you want to keep your insurance you could why y’all didn’t do that
javie793 (1 day ago)
That’s the American way baby, vote against you’re interest.
sdozer1990 (1 day ago)
I'm not sure about Kentucky, but Arizona seems to have gotten the short end of the stick. I guess that's politics....
K J (2 days ago)
Trump voters saying they didn't believe Trump would repeal the ACA, despite him directly saying he would, implies they knew he was lying but still supported him?
Drew Down (2 days ago)
The stupidity of some Americans knows no bounds. Derms gave you a system that put tens of millions on healthcare, the GOP says they're going to tear that system down with no replacement. Hmmm... I'm gonna roll the dice with the GOP.
ReineDeLaSeine14 (2 days ago)
This video really didn’t age well, did it?
benedictify (2 days ago)
Looks like it didn’t work out, repealing it. They’re just taking the teeth out of the budget
Andrew Bezzina (2 days ago)
Watching this in 2020. Trump has done nothing to improve healthcare or lives of working people in anyway. Bernie you have to fight for these votes.
CaliDude (3 days ago)
Evil Predator Trump Must be Stopped!
TinkChoctaw (3 days ago)
WOW...these people don't even know in 2018 Trump Destroyed Obama's Pre-Existing conditions and Subsidy Program that helped with (Premium, Deductible and Prescriptions). He's trying to repeal Obamacare WITHOUT a replacement. HE DON'T CARE, DON'T Y'ALL GET THIS. People are not paying attention. This is what news organizations are trying their best to Warn people about. He dispise Obama and will do anything to make Obama look bad. He's is Vindictive. By the way, the Republicans started calling the ACA, Obamacare in hope that those that didn't Vote for Obama, wouldn't sign up for ACA.
MrLikesEverything (3 days ago)
Come back Barack
Miss Winnie (3 days ago)
Obama kept his plan a secret. Pelosi, "we pass it to find out what's in it." Why would our elected officials vote to add 6% to our budget without reading the plan!!! You can't make this stuff up.
Mountain Mischief (3 days ago)
All these mobile homes with confederate flags 😂😂😂 and to think real houses are probably SUPER cheap out there
frank franks (3 days ago)
They need mental care.
Juh (3 days ago)
Dear Americans some of you are extremely controversial. Kathy works for Obamacare but voted for Trump hoping things would get better. The lady with breast cancer was happy to have insurance but hates the word Obamacare. What if when she had cancer on Trumpcare? I just wanted to see.
Juh (3 days ago)
Can people drive while using the phone in one hand?
Kay L. (3 days ago)
I hate trump however Obamacare is a nightmare. I have never made more than 12k a year. I got Obamacare one year and the government paid my premiums. Sounds great right. However my deductible was 6,780 dollars a year. But that's not the worst part. The worst part I found out just before November of that year. I found a small statement on the Obamacare website. "if you do not make more than 11,700 dollars in a year you do kit qualify for government subsidies." So what this meant is that if I didn't make it to 11,700 dollars I would have PAY BACK every dime they had paid for me that year. Which was about 5000 dollars. Thank God I heaven I was able to get a side job and get my income up to 12,300. I cannot belive that you can't literally be TO POOR for help.
rock Onmyboi (4 days ago)
If a politician can't explain the basics of their bill they are running on, they have something to hide. They don't deserve a vote.
Arthur Fonzarelli (4 days ago)
Most don't even believe in science anyways, sad
John Doe (4 days ago)
Every person who is on the ACA plan and voted for Trump should loose their ACA coverage and eligibility.
Van Immonen (4 days ago)
66% of whites who voted for trump don’t have a degree.....shocking
Bryce (4 days ago)
They had two years to repeal it and they couldn’t get it done. So they gutted it.
horse girl (4 days ago)
MEDICARE FOR ALL <3
Jackie Planck (4 days ago)
Obamacare is me working and having no insurance and paying for people who don't work to have health care.
catcherbloc1 (4 days ago)
Paul Ryan was the worse Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Bill Smithqxxqqs s (4 days ago)
It’s because there’s more importiant issues that determined thier vote. Source, a Trump supporter
Zero Animations (4 days ago)
My family lost all are health insurance because of Obamacare
post boredom (4 days ago)
Maybe because the plan was originally dreamed up by Nixon..
Cyrus the great (5 days ago)
Obama care kept them alive, what's the objection? they rather go without as long as Trump is in the office. This type of mentality solely exhibited by back ward irrational people.
Joyce Taylor (5 days ago)
It's Kentucky....so what did you expect..it's like a third world country with a dictator named McConnell they have voted hi in over and over again....can't explain how you vote against your own best interest but they keep doing it
William Chadwick (5 days ago)
Hey, here's my radical health care plan! You pay for your own health care, and if you can't afford it, you get rich "liberals" and other affluent State-shtuppers (the Clintons, the Kennedys, the Hollywood Left, Michael Bloomberg, et al) to pay for it. But you keep your hands out of other people's pockets.I call this radical program "liberty." It's a word some of you need to look up. "I remember when 'liberal' meant being generous with your own money."--Will Rogers
len brian (5 days ago)
"I detested hearing Obama care". Funny how she is alive to detest Obama care because of Obama care. Backwards thinking Murikkkans'. Guess that what happens with inbreeding.
Radlers: Jack (5 days ago)
Get off your phone, you are d r i v i n g
Brian John (BJ) Retro (5 days ago)
One thing I admire about Obama in his answer to Cathy's question about the cost of Obamacare being too high is that he said he wanted PROOF that a better plan than he implemented can work. Wow, that's a word I haven't heard in a long time, especially during our current administration: PROOF! Anytime I hear the president say how great the economy is doing, how low unemployment is, I find myself wanting to yell out, "WHERE'S THE PROOF????" Where is your evidence???? I WANT PROOF!!!!"
Joe Bitgood (5 days ago)
People are griping because too high of a deductible when you get cancer and it's going to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to save your life that's not a bad deal the other way is either you don't get to help you need or you do get to help you need and then you go bankrupt and lose everything you've ever work for please everybody register to vote and vote make America groovy again
Joe Bitgood (5 days ago)
The other day just out of curiosity I went to Google and put in Trump Healthcare did a quick survey got a phone number to contact to get my trunk care the interesting thing was I was referred to the Open Marketplace Obamacare is that confusing out of curiosity once again I tried two or three different angles on the same topic every time I was referred to the Open Marketplace Obamacare you will now see Trump wrapping up and trying to push the idea and he's going to provide everybody with a much better Healthcare System and his strong base with may be small will go for it Hook Line & Sinker just like Mexico's going to pay for the wall we have our Republican Senators and congressmen to think for all this mess they are responsible for Trump's acquittal they now own him and everything he does please everybody register to vote and vote make America groovy again
Fateh Moulay (5 days ago)
Change the name to Orangekook-care and they'll love it just as it is.
mole rat (5 days ago)
I could almost wish for Trump to win in 2020 just so he could give these people a well deserved boot in their butts.
The asiatic Lion (5 days ago)
Hopefully this votes go to bernie
lalo Hernandez (5 days ago)
I would love to see a follow up to see how they feel now!
Marcus Price (5 days ago)
I miss Obama just having a president that speaks with intelligence and care about the people who work day to day. Trump has klan meeting and he talks to hear his self speak.
Alexander Zetino (5 days ago)
*U.S: the only place where people prefer to pay more to cover them self than pay less for cover everyone else.*
Oblivion Light (6 days ago)
Trump just only wants to get rid of Obama Care only because his name in on it. You don't dismantle it. You just fix it. It was practically born just yesterday.
topgrain (6 days ago)
9:20 That man knows how many long. Arduous months went into structuring the ACA, and he knows Trump rhetoric is not going to best it. As for Kentucky's own, Mitch McConnell, he is just disgusting.
mueez adam (6 days ago)
Kathy has more personality than my entire bloodline
B- Beast (6 days ago)
It's like they want everything and nothing at the same time. And it's moronic
Mike Boston (6 days ago)
It should've been named : American Cowboy Patriot 9/11 Health care. Problem solved. They just hate the name.
Alex Aylward (6 days ago)
Well... this aged well 😂
Richard Cortez (7 days ago)
Good info . For those who don't understand that ACA so far is the best thing out there... the senate has failed many times to pass a new health care plan... They still can't. There all talk and have no results.
Tor Hunemark (7 days ago)
Metroid brinstar
WaterFlame957 (7 days ago)
I love all the pizzicato in this video. Is there a name to the music being played? 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Nurul Fatihah Irdina ARJ (7 days ago)
Is there follow up video after all this years?
Mike Dehn (8 days ago)
Oh how the Republicans tried to get rid of Obama care. They don't care.
Ryan Walker (9 days ago)
It was not sustainable
Henry Johnson (10 days ago)
Trump and McConnell don't have a plan. Republicans have never had a plan to replace it with. They don't tell you that Republicans are blocking funding that would help bring down the cost of The ACA. They just keep saying it's failing well they're the reason it's failing and they have absolutely nothing else to give you.
Amar Dave (11 days ago)
Lol, Donald fixing health care! HAHAHAHA!
pluggie (11 days ago)
When boomers pass we can have nice things
chelsea Ndiva (11 days ago)
I thought white folks were intelligent now I know color people are more intelligent than them. I don’t understand why u will have to vote for Trump when he is threatening to decline Obamacare something that is surviving them all.
Richard Murillo (11 days ago)
Notice she's using her cell phone while driving. The problem is, there is not enough money to give cheap healthcare to everyone, including illegal immigrants, like the dems want to do. One solution is to charge people according to their income. However, that would destroy capitalism and encourage people to stay poor. What we need is an ongoing "go fund me" in our nation where the kindness of doners takes care of the extremely poor, and then show where the money comes from. This will show that most donations will come from poor people themselves who are the most understanding and compassionate.
len brian (5 days ago)
But the repo market get BILLIONS of free money daily. The repo market has got over 1trillion in free money in less than 6 months(repo, banks that lend money to banks), but health care for the people, oh no we can't afford that. smh. i wish people would get a clue.
fizz. (12 days ago)
lol she said you got to get on facebook
mark meyers (13 days ago)
A black woman created KFC he stole it
Chris (13 days ago)
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”
len brian (5 days ago)
well said!!!
Retired Early 53 (14 days ago)
I still believe in TRUMP !!!!!!!!!! Someday , he will come up with his plan TRUMPCARE !!!!!! It will be GREAT !!!!!!!!!!
Tania Espinosa (14 days ago)
This was 3 years ago...spoiler alert nothing has changed with healthcare. There is no bigger better more beautiful replacement.
Redjeb (14 days ago)
Some of these people deserve Trump. Sometimes his lies are better than the truth.
Glenn Smith (14 days ago)
Medicare is a socialism insurance plan that you pay into and then when you retire you go on that insurance. I pay $695 per month with an $8000 deductible with my present insurance, when I turn 65 and I go on medicare it's $135 per month with a $198 deductable. I don't understand why people are afraid of government insurance when we already have it.
Glenn Smith (15 days ago)
People love medicare and social security benefit. These are government runs socialism plans how about we get rid of these plans. The reason Obamacare is so expensive is because the Republicans stopped the Mandate of paying into the system. Everyone pays into Social Security and Medicare But nobody complains about that.
Glenn Smith (15 days ago)
See what happened when they believed Trump
Charlie Wyler (15 days ago)
a bunch of back woods racists
Armani Lepe (15 days ago)
Trumps cult is the biggest group of dumba*****
LINDA JONES (15 days ago)
People don't understand that when it comes to the deductible you don' have to pay that right away. If you don't go to the dr like that your insurance still give you a discount when you get your prescriptions. Or when you go to the dr. YOU CAN STILL USE YOUR INSURANCE. Now another example. I paid my my deductible just by getting my prescriptions. I didn't pay the deductible right out.
Rock About (15 days ago)
I'm curious what the cost per taxpayer would be for a true nationwide healthcare system.
Jeremiah Moore (15 days ago)
They think he won’t repeal it? When he says he would? They think he’ll lie? Why vote for a liar?
Pacific Traveler (16 days ago)
you got to love the music on Vox Channel
Jerry T (16 days ago)
Poor ignorant people I guess They watch too much television and really don’t have the capacity to read but that’s what you get
Lora Larose (16 days ago)
I don't like the law u got have surance or take out u taxes
Stephen Goncalves (17 days ago)
If I have something that is going to save my life you can call it covfefe, I don't care. If you hate the insurance don't take it. Cheaper to bury your ignorant body than take care of it. The rest of the world will be happy to watch and learn about evolution in action. Buy bye..... Losers
八木キッドYagikidd (17 days ago)
America needs to stop spending money on weapons of destruction and NASA projects and spend their money on making healthcare and medications affordable!!!!
G7130 (19 days ago)
The lady detesting the name Obamacare is right, it was a GOP tactic and it worked. Even the media player in on it and continues till this day, look at Vox and how little the called it ACA....
Peter Green (21 days ago)
Health care premiums are ridiculously expensive and it's not the fault of Obama. It's the greedy private companies. Now if the USA were to revert to a national tax payer funded health care system for all like what practically every Western nation has,that would make things a lot easier. It'll never happen as the lobbyists for private medical insurance hold all the cards. You're lumbered with sky high bills for basic illnesses. Live with it. It's what you vote for every 4 years
Marbles471 (22 days ago)
Yeah, well, how'd that work out for them. Fools.
ilili (23 days ago)
You wouldn't let a 5 year old vote, so why would you a conservative southerner?
Deepu VTZ (23 days ago)
I feel the German model of public health insurance system is way better than many countries. The idea of Obamacare to provide health insurance to people is great and when it is not affordable even after the subsidy, I think major reforms have to be made in the health policy as a whole. Repealing the Obamacare isn't going to help.
Elly Comley (23 days ago)
You know how you can get lower deductibles AND lower to no insurance payments? Taxes. Tax the millionaires and billionaires of the world and make them pay for the social cost they create.
Tom Stark (24 days ago)
Who's excited for him to get re-elected in 2020 ?! 🤩🇺🇸
Bernie is my Bro (24 days ago)
Medicare for All
tin slade (24 days ago)
They dont know how much people they killed with removing Obamacare.
Mr. Ramirez (24 days ago)
It's 2020 the end of his first term, and still no healthcare...
jenny won kenobe (27 days ago)
For all you conservatives, do you know that Obama & Bush are cousins? Yeah, I knew ya didn't 🤫
Tellthetruth n/a (27 days ago)
Two years ago I had a lot of sympathy for these people. Not any more.
Oma Cool (28 days ago)
Voting REPUG IS SUICIDAL IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAS CHRONIC HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS. CAUSE THEYVE GOT N O T H I N G AFTER 3 YRS.
marcos stephanos (29 days ago)
Oh yeah. He didnt fix it.