That is, the Republicans in the House want to overturn Obamacare despite the fact that US was the last developed country who has provided healthcare to all its citizens. Republicans want to make US into the sole developed country without universal healthcare.
Funny though that the majority of the people who feel this way have health insurance.
(In fact, the Republicans in the House have now repealed Obamacare a symbolic 50 times. And as I noted here, this is costing taxpayers approximately $2 million per vote, so that means Republicans have spent approximately $100 million on their symbolic votes. Who needs Congress to do real work when they can waste their time with symbolic votes?)
And even though there are now 10 million more Americans covered by health insurance (7 million who signed up under the Affordable Care Act and 3 million who qualified for Medicaid as part of the expanding Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults), the Republicans want to take their health insurance away.
And so it seems many people are fine with taking away health insurance of other people who would otherwise have no have health insurance. I wonder if they would feel that way knowing the risks they are putting on their children?
Even though some diseases have thought to have been eradicated long ago, they are making a come back. While there’s not a direct cause and effect between health care for everyone and making sure children get their proper vaccinations, if health care were available to all, the number of children being vaccinated should increase, as long as the ignorance about vaccinations risk can also be eradicated through better education.
Just imagine, if you, like the parents from the video clip, have a healthy child, only for your child to be permanently crippled by a disease which could have been prevented by vaccination.
Note: The above story may be difficult to watch as it shows a child who caught meningitis while at day care, so you may opt to not to watch the video.
As noted by wikipedia, not all forms of meningitis can be prevented with a vaccination. And as shown in the story, your child may have received a vaccination but may still come down with the disease.
One of the extra benefits of Obamacare is that people no longer have to worry about being denied health insurance due to pre-existing conditions, whether it is for yourself or for a loved one:
As mentioned in this Daily Show report, some “red” states have opted out of Medicaid expansion, leaving those people without health insurance when it could be provided at no cost to the states.
I wonder how those who are without health insurance feel like being used as pawns by their state, which means those politicians are taking a philosophical stand at the cost of the health of the states’ own people.
While the above question was rhetorical, recent polls in states which refused Medicaid expansion show that people favor Medicaid expansion by approximately 20-30% as shown here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/08/new-poll-shows-voters-in-red-states-want-to-expand-medicaid.html. In some cases, this is about a 2:1 ratio of people approving the Medicaid expansion.
As Aasif Mandvi and Jason Jones report, the Republicans really do not have a good argument against Obamacare (or at least they are incapable of backing their arguments with any relevant factual information):
The Fox news commentator in the Aasif Mandvi report stated a way to solve the healthcare problems in the US. What he said reminded me of a quote I recently read on Compassionist’s goal to share wise and inspiring quotations: Quote Number 2492
For every complex problem, there is a simple solution that is elegant, easy to understand and wrong. – H. L. Mencken
The Fox commentator Todd Wilemon said that the way for poor people to get healthcare is to stop being poor.