We have heard many criticisms regarding the repeal of Obamacare. Democrats have opposed the new proposed health care bill as they oppose everything that Trump administration tries to do in order to put this country on the right track. The new health care bill involves a complete overhaul of Obamacare.
Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have presented the latest attempt to end Obamacare. The bill, known as Cassidy-Graham bill, would remove big parts of the health care law, including its subsidized insurance coverage and Medicaid expansion.With the new health care, bill states would receive block grants, or a lump sum of money from the federal government, which they could use largely as they see fit.
Barack Obama made an appearance at the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers event. He publicly expressed frustration over GOP repeal effort, urging his supporters who share the same opinion as him, to do everything they can to save Obamacare.
“Now, the legislation that we passed was full of things that still need to be fixed. It wasn’t perfect, but it was better,” said Obama.
“So when I see those people trying to undo that hard-won progress, for the 50th or 60th times, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections … it is aggravating,” the former president stated.
“And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents….But… Typically that’s how progress is won. And how progress is maintained,” Obama added.
Sen. Lindsey Graham fired back on Obama’s remarks: “It’s no surprise President Obama opposes sending money and power back to the states and closer to where the patients live. Obamacare was designed with the exact opposite goal in mind — which is to consolidate health care power and decision-making in Washington,” South Carolina Senator said in a statement.
We would never have had this happen if Obama and his administration had not forced and passed this health care bill in the first place.
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