Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence mocked Obama at a rally in Pennsylvania by saying that the President’s comparison of his signature healthcare legislation to the exploding Galaxy phones was accurate.
“My favorite quote came from President Obama just a week ago,” Pence told the crowd. “He was celebrating the third anniversary of the rollout of Obamacare. Did you hear about this? In his speech, he actually compared Obamacare to the Samsung Galaxy 7 phones that spontaneously burst into flames.”
“I’m serious,” he added with a chuckle.
“President Obama said, ‘When one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone that has a few bugs, what do they do? They fix it. They upgrade it. Unless it catches fire, then they pull it off the market.’”
“Well what a coincidence, Mr. President, because that’s exactly what we’re going to do with Obamacare,” Pence continued. “We’re going to pull it off the market so it stops burning up our wallets!”
Pence then explained what a Trump administration will do once Obamacare is repealed, such as implementing Health Savings Accounts and allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines which would create competition and drive prices down.
“One plan is not a choice, it’s a monopoly,” he said. “We’re going to reform our healthcare with the power of the free market. That’s the American way we meet our healthcare needs.”
“Health Savings Accounts, if you’re not familiar with them, basically allow you to control your healthcare dollars. Pick your doctors and your treatments that work the best for you without interference from insurance or government bureaucrats, instead of giving subsidies to big insurance companies the way Obamacare does.”