ObamaCare Turns 12

ObamaCare turned 12 last Wednesday.

President Joe Biden took time last week to celebrate the Affordable Care Act and to brag about how it has expanded access to health care to the masses.

“Twelve years ago, I proudly stood beside President Barack Obama as he signed into law the most consequential expansion of health care in generations: the Affordable Care Act,” Biden said and then praised the efforts his administration to expand the program.

“With the stroke of a pen — after decades of tireless efforts — millions of Americans gained peace of mind. And because of my Administrations efforts, including passing the landmark American Rescue Plan, we have lowered health care costs and made coverage more accessible than ever before — even amid a global pandemic.”

Biden explained that his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan pumped up subsidies that help people afford their premiums. He also raised the income cap and that allows more people to get assistance.

The president also warned that there are still people in this country who want to tear ObamaCare down and get rid of it once and for all. “As Republicans try to raise health care costs for the middle class, Congressional Democrats and I will do everything in our power to protect and build on Obamacares landmark achievements,” Biden said.

In a Twitter post, former president, Barack Obama marked the occasion and said because of his efforts — and that of Democrats in Congress — more than 30 million Americans now have health care coverage that they wouldn’t have otherwise.

“During the pandemic, the Affordable Care Act helped make vaccines and COVID-19 tests available for free, covered emergency hospitalizations, and prevented insurance companies from denying anyone coverage based on a pre-existing condition,” Obama tweeted.

Source link: The Hill — https://bit.ly/3LpwJdf

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