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16.4 Million! Thank You, Mr. President

March 16, 2015

There is no way that Republicans can look at America and not say the Affordable Health Care Act is working.

16.4 million Americans have now gained health insurance coverage as a result of President Barack Obama’s health care law.  In releasing the latest numbers Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell called it “the largest reduction in the uninsured in four decades.”

That is what political leadership looks like when addressing a cumbersome national issue, and working to see it through.

Thank you, Mr. President.

  1. March 17, 2015 6:48 PM

    We are all humans and require the same medical services, and not two separate groups that are divided by economic means when it comes to health care needs. I know of one case, where I helped someone get coverage through the online service–an Oct afternoon when everyone seemed to be watching football and the media reported massive problems–and that following Jan. the person who had not previously been covered though working full time–had a full physical arranged, dental visit planned and by April that year had foot surgery that was years behind when it should have taken place. I would say that the person is in a very different place from several years ago That person was given a raise at their job and another duty as now being able to do more types of work. More revenue of this type makes for more taxes paid and that does impact you in many ways. There is also a moral component to health care and I hope we both agree on that level if none other.

  2. March 17, 2015 5:15 PM

    What this really reflects is that governments (of both parties) cannot bring themselves to be honest with the public. I’ll wait for census data and then compare to non-recession years. There is no doubt that some have coverage now because they got subsidies from the government. For that we can all be grateful–well, they can be grateful. But with such high deductibles, are they really in any better position?

    I would expect someone with a critical eye for “process” to be a little more skeptical of numbers an average kid in high school stats class could undermine with a cursory reading of the report. Lol!

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