Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Obamacare!

Ok..the ACA.

But, it will forever be Obamacare to me.

There are those who criticize President Obama for spending so much political capital in getting the ACA passed. But, they want to pretend that things weren’t as bad as they were, when it comes to healthcare in this country. I remember. The absolute terror if you didn’t have medical insurance and what that meant.

Medical expenses were out of control, and if we didn’t get a handle on that sector of the American economy, we wouldn’t be able to resolve other issues.

Obamacare was a game changer. Is it perfect? Of course, not. Could it have been designed better? Yes. But look at the large number of bad actors that 44 and Speaker PELOSI and Senator Reid had to deal with…..🤬🤬🤬

And, I don’t mean just the fact that there was NO ASSISTANCE FROM REPUBLICANS.

And, that there were a number of absolutely bullshyt Democrats – looking at you Max Baucus and Joe Lieberman.

Everytime I think about how Medicare would already be lowered to 55, and how it would have been in place and the norm for a DECADE..

and how many lives that would have helped and change?

Yeah, phuck Joe Lieberman.

A reminder.

Obamacare is the only expansion of the American Social Safety Net that DID NOT have – in its original design – the EXCLUSION of a huge swath of the American populace. 

It took the Roberts Court to do that with that Medicaid bullshyt. 

Saw this comment on Balloon Juice:


SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 AT 8:26 AM

Obama may be the greatest president I will ever see in my lifetime, for the ACA (not just that, but that alone could put him over the top). Working with my clients both before and after, it’s hard to convey how afraid they were. There were years of fear about capital investments. But it’s worked. And psychiatric health care access has increased dramatically.

Fun fact: the ACA requires mental health care services to be covered in ACA plans. There’s been a significant increase in the number of behavioral hospital beds because of it. This never gets reported, but never forget that Obama and the Democrats are the reason we have psychiatric care in this country outside of expensive rehabs for celebrities, and shitty county hospitals that you get sent to by court order.

I can’t explain how much of an absolute game changer this is.

Obamacare was always intended to be the foundation. The building block. And, every year, we need to do things to improve it. But, it was a remarkable achievement.
Every President since Theodore Roosevelt tried for some sort of nationalized healthcare. And, all of them failed.
Until President Barack Obama.

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4 Responses to Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Obamacare!

  1. rikyrah says:

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  2. rikyrah says:

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  3. Liza says:

    I would love it if Mike Flynn, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Loeffler were indicted.

    Ricky Davila
    Wow, Georgia special grand jury also recommended charges against 21 other people over their illegal effort to overturn the 2020 election including Mike Flynn, Boris Epshteyn, Lin Wood, Lindsey Graham, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler and Cleta Mitchell.

    Traitors, all of them.
    7:56 AM · Sep 8, 2023· 20.5K Views

  4. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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