Saturday, 10 August 2013

President Obama Questions GOP’s “Strategy” on Healthcare

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The President gave a full-throated defense of his healthcare plan. It is certainly welcome, but given how obvious Republican obstructionism and naked, overt partisanship has been ever since January 2009, I remain concerned that nothing will change.

“… [members of] the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting healthcare their Holy Grail. Their number one priority. The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don’t have healthcare.”

The President continued, stating that, “We’re not in a normal [political] atmosphere, when it comes to quote-unquote Obamacare.” I would say we’re not in a normal political atmosphere on any subject that the White House holds a stated position…

“At least they used to say, ‘Well, we’re going to replace it with something better.’ There’s not even a pretense now that they’re going to replace it with something better… basically, they don’t have an agenda to provide healthcare to people.”

Three years on, the Republican Party is still fighting the same fights of three years ago. This after the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional, too.

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