In our states — Washington, Kentucky and Connecticut — the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” is working. Tens of thousands of our residents have enrolled in affordable health-care coverage. Many of them could not get insurance before the law was enacted. People keep asking us why our states have been successful. Here’s a hint: It’s not about our Web sites. … The Affordable Care Act has been successful in our states because our political and community leaders grasped the importance of expanding health-care coverage and have avoided the temptation to use health-care reform as a political football.
House Speaker John Boehner trashed president Obama’s health care plan again Thursday, accusing him of wrecking the world’s best health care system.
“This is going to destroy the best health care delivery system in the world,” Boehner said Thursday morning before President Obama announced a plan to fix the fallout over canceled health insurance policies.
But is it really?
Two studies out this week — and studies going back 15 years or longer — show quite the opposite. Americans pay more per capita for health care than people in any other industrialized country. In return, we are sicker, die younger and are unhappier with the system.
I am not going to walk away from 40 million people who have the chance to get health insurance for the first time.
Today, there are Americans whose lives have been saved by preventive care that they wouldn’t have gotten before. Today, there are Americans who can breathe easy again, free from the crushing fear that an illness or accident means they lose everything. So the rhetoric of reform is becoming the reality of reform. And we’re not going back.
Tennessee Republican state Senator Brian Kelsey gave Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius a copy of “Web Sites for Dummies” on Friday at an Obamacare education and outreach session. On Twitter Sen. Kelsey claimed the “book is simply a reminder” that “Tennessee does NOT want Medicaid expansion.”
Are you serious? What you just said, are you really serious? After what we have gone through in the last three and a half years you can sit there and say that you’ve had a legitimate alternative… We’ve gone through forty four votes, forty eight votes not of you trying to dismantle this legislation. You call that cooperation? I don’t.