Former President Barack Obama received the J.F.K. Profile in Courage Award in Boston and used that ceremony to express his distaste for the repeal of Obamacare and save the last of his fledgling legacy.
Oh Barry, please just take your award and go home to your house behind the wall you had built to protect you from strangers entering. You know, just like building a wall around the border of Mexico could prevent stranger danger from harming Americans. But that’s not the issue here. It’s the healthcare system that Obama wants to save. However, his healthcare system was an expensive disaster that left people with empty wallets after they paid their ridiculously high premiums.
A night in Boston showed us that Obama doesn’t care about the well-being of Americans, but it seems like he wants to save the healthcare system attached to his name.
Let’s face the facts – Obamacare was the worst healthcare system that America has ever seen. Is the AHCA any better? Not really. It seems like we’ve replaced Obamacare with another version of Obamacare. Both plans seem like there’s no brains behind the operation.
It’s almost like Obama doesn’t read anything in viral news stories, otherwise he would know that most Americans seem to be upset with his program and they’re upset with the new plan as well.
Should we keep the Affordable Care Act? No chance! Should the AHCA be kept? No chance. We need something that works, is affordable, and provides top notch care for everyone. Something based on your salary might be beneficial and would even out in the long run. For example, if everyone paid 3% of their salary towards healthcare, then it would actually be affordable for everyone. Sure, the millionaire down the street may pay a few more dollars, but that’s what they can afford and at least the person pulling in a huge (I kid, I kid) $50k isn’t going bankrupt on premiums. They’re still contributing what they can and they’re not leeching off the system like a welfare queen. It’s like our tax brackets – we pay a percentage and some people pay more or less, but it works. The goal of healthcare should not be to bankrupt people when they’re stuck in low-paying jobs. Let’s be glad they go to work and don’t suck the funds out of taxpayers like a leech.
But nevertheless, he persists. Barack Obama wants his healthcare plan saved. He doesn’t want a real plan that makes sense. If a new plan removes his name from it, then he doesn’t seem to want it. That’s not how this should work.
Former president Barack Obama has vigorously defended Obamacare as he called on members of Congress to show courage in the debate over the future of health care in America.
Obama was careful not to mention Donald Trump by name in Boston on Sunday night as he referenced the current administration’s efforts to dismantle much of his signature health care law.
My friends who were forced to buy insurance under the ACA have been hit with high premiums and below average service. Before Obamacare, they could pick up a plan at a company like AETNA and it was both affordable and provided pretty decent service. After talking to people who were stuck with ACA, they’re upset with it. They’re paying more and getting less.
‘I hope that current members of Congress recognize it takes little courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential – but it takes great courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm,’ Obama said as he accepted the JFK Profile in Courage Award.
‘I hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what’s politically expedient, but doing what, deep in our hearts, we know is right.’
I hope Obama shuts up. He needs to be put on the pedestal of the lower middle class and forced to work at those wages. Then let’s see if buying an overpriced health insurance plan from a half-working website is something he enjoys doing. I don’t believe he would like it. Do you?
The former president applauded the members of Congress who did ‘the right thing’ in 2009 and 2010 when they took hard votes for the health reform law. He noted that many members of Congress risked and ultimately lost their seats when they voted for Obamacare.
‘There was a reason why health care reform had not been accomplished before. It was hard…,’ Obama said.
Does this guy seriously believe in this? It was reformed into something horrible and it’s being reformed again into something equally bad. Healthcare should not be this hard to figure out. Make it affordable based upon people’s salaries. What if someone doesn’t work? I don’t know the answer to that. If they’re seriously unable to work, then there needs to be a plan for that. If they’re discovered to be a lazy bum leeching tax payers, then they don’t deserve coverage. If someone’s smoking two packs a day and living off milkshakes, then charge them three times the amount for their choice of unhealthy lifestyle. There are ways to get money out of this.
‘These men and women did the right thing. They did the hard thing. Theirs was a profile in courage. Because of that vote, 20 million people got health insurance who didn’t have it before.’
The right thing would be to design a healthcare reform that actually works, is affordable for the lower middle class (because that’s who gets stuck paying for everything), and provides a good service to all.
And most of all, Congress must be forced to use it. the fact that Congress can get away with not being held to the same standards, rules, or laws of their fellow Americans makes everything they do seem fraudulent and not in the best interest of Americans. If they pass a healthcare reform, but exclude themselves from it, then they delegitimize it and show they are clearly and purposely passing through things that are not in the best interest. If it was so good, then they wouldn’t exclude themselves from it. They would be the first to sign up.