Saturday, July 20, 2013

Obamacare explained

This video explains The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), which begins to kick in next year, in less than seven minutes. I think the video does a pretty good job of explaining it.

Obamacare isn’t perfect, but it’s a major step forward for Americans. Yes, they still won’t have comprehensive national healthcare like other developed countries, but this is probably about the best that was possible.

The plan is basically a Republican idea (and I can see that in so many parts of the plan), so it’s ironic that Republicans want to kill it. They’ve voted in the US House more than three dozen times to repeal their own idea. This would seem to be very peculiar behaviour: Why would they try to kill their own idea? Well, you know, Obama. Partisan politics above all else, obviously. This is major step for the better in the USA, so it’s little wonder Republicans want to kill it.

At any rate, this IS progress, and that’s a good thing.

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