Greetings Comrades and Counter-revolutionaries alike, Sorry I haven't written anything for a while, I had deadlines to meet. Anyway I thought I may as well cover this subject.
Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008 one of the key issues that faced his administration was health care reform. After much back and forth the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act better known as Obamacare was passed a Bill which does little to nothing to deal with the problems that most Americans face and in many ways only reinforced the private insurance industry.
It was at this point that I lost any faith in Obama making any change to America’s political course and my opinion of him has only gone downhill from there.
And yet to hear the right wing talk you’d think the ACA was Lenin’s decree on land. form the with claims that national health care would lead to an all-powerful government and that it would use “death panels” (Rather ironic when we remember that many of these same right wingers cheered the idea of letting uninsured people die).
The whole thing has been depressing but in hindsight not surprising. To use a rather tasteless metaphor, health care is the Afghanistan of American politics, just about anyone who's gone there has failed.
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