After all the noise and clamor, the Senate sent a funded Obamacare bill to the House of Representatives. There are but two ways to view this, either the whole shebang was for nothing OR individual Congress members showed moral fortitude over party lines. Whichever the case may be, congratulations!
Part of the problem is in fact Congress based as explained briefly in this USA Today piece :
Darn, them folks make things complicated needlessly?
Still, let’s be happy that things are looking brighter ( and so do Senate members for it ) but it still hides a dark truth of American Politics, namely that every move towards general good is labeled as anti-American or worse, socialist. Did you know that Bhutan and North Korea have universal health care? Or China, India or Israel? Or Most of Europe? Or both Canada and Mexico north and south of the US? Plus most of Central and Southern America, Australia, New Zealand and of course Cuba which actually exports doctors? * Or that America, while boasting of the best health system on the planet also has the most expansive one?
Heck, did you know that Obamacare or rather the Affordable Care Act will not only bring service to the poorest but also regulate the medical insurance market so that insurance companies will have a harder time at swindling you out of your coverage? That the only ones to truly suffer will be those that have the means to pay for health insurance and choose not to do so, most of which are not in dire financial need?
Nearly 40 million Americans that were not covered will now be? The rich will still be able to go to private care of the very best quality?
And yet, some as Rep. John Fleming managed to go overboard by calling it the worst law ever?
I’m not even going to answer this as I would have to be disrespectful considering the statement.
What I’ll do instead is offer this link :
It answers all and any question US Citizens may have right down to a comic strip version for dummies? And to tell you the unsavory truth, if this great nation is imperiled by a measure aimed at taking better care of the health of its good people, maybe ti is time for it to face its lacks and demons after all?
Of course, it won’t; it will survive and grow stronger for it. Even funnier, the GOP will have been in big part responsible for that happening by an uncharacteristic move ( in recent times ) of appeasement and courage? Who knows if this will not come to be a plus in the next election once the alarmists are silenced and/or forgotten? Now, wouldn’t that be a surprising turn of events?
In any case, congrats all again!
The future, I believe will back you up!
And good evening, Tay.
* Do the addition to find that more than half of the planet enjoys universal life saving medical attention that somehow the American Far Right would have you believe the strongest Nation on Earth cannot deal with for whatever ridiculous reason?