Former President Barack Obama posted a Facebook message Thursday urging U.S. senators to reject the proposed Senate bill to “repeal Obamacare.”
Obama did not hold much back this time as he pleads to Senators to save health care for the American people. Republicans want to repeal Obamacare simply because it was put in place by Democrats. Unfortunately, that has become the justification for many of the things the Trump administration has done, and their silly political feud comes at the expense of the American people.
“I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party,” the former president said. “Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.”
He calls out Trumpcare for what it actually is, just another Republican way of stealing from the poor to give to the rich.
“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else,” he continued.
“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation,” Obama said.
The former President concluded, “(T)his debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It’s about the character of our country – who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that’s always worth fighting for.”
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(Article By Jeremiah Jones)