I am so disgusted and saddened that the leaders of America can smile after rescinding the Affordable Care Act and put millions of Americans out on a limb of health disaster because they will not be able to afford health care. What is there to smile about? Is this about trying to wipe out President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s legacy as leaders, or do they really think that the Affordable Care Act is is a bad piece of legislation?
“In the first nine months of 2016, just 8.8 percent of Americans — or 28.2 million people — were uninsured. That’s a drop of 0.3 percentage points from the same period in 2015.”
“Since the Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions began taking effect in 2010, the nation’s uninsured rate dropped by 7.2 percentage points, from 16 percent. That translates into 20.4 million fewer people who lacked health insurance in 2016 than in 2010. The data came from a survey released by the National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
This is not about Democrats or Republicans, it is about human rights in a country that is supposed to be the greatest in the industrialized world, but the top 10 industrialized nations appear to be doing a better job of taking care of their people than we great Americans.
Someone, please help me wrap my head around the hate, ignorance, and indifference. I suppose one can smile when your family has the best healthcare available at the expense of the American people. America wake up from your somber sleep; we are moving into a nightmare. We need to hold our representatives responsible for not keeping our best interest at the top of their voting list.
We cannot fly on the fairytale of “Make America Great Again.” Make America great by feeding all your people with healthy food; ensure that all people have healthcare; all people have inalienable rights and have protection under the law; not just entitled people; ensure that women are paid the same salary as men who work in the same position – and this includes women of color; and value your people first over businesses. Without human intelligence, ingenuity, and compassion – there is no great.