The obsession with repealing and replacing Obamacare, the Affordable Healthcare Act, borders on a form of selective psychosis. The real question: What is the underlying cause of this seven-year+ effort to undo what has been a means to provide millions of Americans health care coverage? The continuous failed attempts are beginning to appear psychotic.
Why the obsession with repealing and replacing Obamacare when the proposed replacements will make Americans worse off? Is that sane or rational? What kind of sense does it make? Why are Republicans hell bent on repealing Obamacare?
Is it racial hatred—they just find it unacceptable that President Barack Obama, black and a Democrat, managed to pass legislation to expand health care coverage when his predecessors were unable to?
Is it the strong disdain and distaste for the most vulnerable among us—poor whites and minorities—that policymakers and their wealthy supporters feel are undeserving of good health care services? How can having access to affordable health care not be a part of those inalienable rights of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” which are extended to all American citizens.
Is it the love of money, the power elite, who will tolerate and find acceptable any and all manner of inhumanity in order to preserve their wealth? It seems they find it totally acceptable to take away needed health care from some, and totally deny affordable and accessible health care to others—those who most need it, the poor the elderly, children—if they think it is going to cost them more tax dollars.
The obsession with repealing and replacing Obamacare defies logic, is inhumane, and flies in the face of how a governing body arrives at good and reasonable public policy.
Obamacare, the Affordable Healthcare Act, is not perfect. But instead of spending seven years, and counting, trying to undo it, why haven’t there been efforts to improve it, fix it? Talking about throwing out the baby with the bathwater….what blind and misguided rage. It borders on psychosis.
The obsession with repealing and replacing Obamacare has occupied President Donald Trump, a Republican, before and since he took office, and both house of this Republican Congress. What defies common sense even more are the proposals to replace Obamacare, which are draconian and worse. Why penalize and put at risk those Americans who currently have healthcare under the Affordable Healthcare Act, Obamacare? Why not fix and improve Obamacare so more Americans can receive needed health care services? That would be good public policy.
Every rational, caring Americans must be asking, “Why?” The obsession with repealing and replacing Obamacare can only confirm the hatred and disdain associated with race and poverty, and the misguided notion that government is supposed to provide and protect the well-being of the rich, not the majority of its citizenry. “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” applies to all citizens.
The cause for the obsession with repealing and replacing Obamacare cannot be mistaken.
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