Whether or not you agree with every aspect of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), you should have enough decency to respect the notion of providing more people with healthcare.
I am not an expert on healthcare. Premiums may have gone up for some and people might have had to get new doctors. But all in all, it is a fact that millions more people receive health insurance today because of the ACA.
Republicans in Congress have spent the last few months trying to “repeal and replace” the ACA (sadly, they forgot to formulate any actual policy during the eight years while they opposed it). Last night their shaky support for a hastily-written new bill, the American Health Care Act, finally collapsed after much scrutiny. Scrutiny such as the Congressional Budget Office projecting that millions would lose healthcare as a result of this bill….
Today, at the request of our president and vice president, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced next week there will be a vote to simply repeal Obamacare. With no replacement. This is sickening. The fact that a Congressman, supposed to represent Americans, would propose the repeal of a bill that gives Americans health insurance is akin to murder as many would die. Those in Washington that support this repeal represent an ideology that is unwell, ailing, sick, and hopefully fading.
There have always been individuals like this in Washington. The condition seems to be terminal and they disappear after a while, but not before infecting a few new politicians. Keep your eyes open and elect those who will help not just you, but all of us.
History will show a clear right and wrong side of this great American healthcare debate. Be on the right side and don’t let the health of your fellow Americans suffer just because there are a few sick individuals in Washington.
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