Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What Do You Expect Him To Do?

One Day some Republican will be elected President and may try to dismantle the affordable care act....also known as "Obamacare"...I hope by that time...that so many Americans will have health care and be benefiting from it, that the hue and cry will force whoever that Republican is ,to stand down....The same way both Republicans and Democrats stand down whenever there is a whisper about gun control and regulation...

On the subject of the Affordable care act , The President vowed that it will not be repealed while he is in office and he vowed to fight for it.

This is his legacy...What would you expect him to do?  With his approval rating now at it's lowest in his presidency and having had a pretty tough month....It's good to know that he has not just packed it in..

President Barack Obama said his signature health care reform law is going nowhere as long as he's in office, and he'll spend the remainder of his presidency fighting to make it work if necessary.

"Do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you, because it's working better now, and it's just going to keep on working better over time," President Obama said at an event at the White House intended to promote the health law and its benefits.

"If I've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what I'll do," he defiantly added later. Take that Tea Party...Fox News....Go run and tell that....(I know you will!)

"We're not repealing it as long as I'm president," President Obama said at another point during his remarks, a thinly-veiled reference to repeated Republican attempts to undo or eliminate the law.

 The president sought to pivot on Tuesday from weeks' worth of bad headlines focusing on the difficulty in accessing HealthCare.gov, the primary online portal through which consumers can purchase insurance under the federal exchange. A self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline behind him, President Obama said the website is now "working well for the vast majority of users."

 This month is also a crucial time for President Obama and the law. Proponents of the Affordable Care Act have always circled this month on the calendar as a crucial month in which they expected enrollment to spike as the end of the year approaches.

The administration is now highlighting the website's improved capacity -- 1 million users visited HealthCare.gov on Monday without major issues, and over 380,000 users had visited the site by midday on Tuesday -- in hopes of encouraging Americans to enroll in insurance plans.

But President Obama and Democrats suffered in the polls as scrutiny over the troubled rollout grew. Tuesday's event was meant to turn the public's focus back toward some of the law's benefits, and criticize Republicans for threatening those very benefits should they finally make good on their threat to repeal the law. 

Just hours earlier on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, demurred on the question of whether the GOP would produce and vote on its own health care plan next year.President  Obama challenged Republicans to produce their own health care plan if they found his law so distasteful.

To that end, President Obama also culled stories of Americans who either benefited or stand to benefit from some of the provisions in the law -- like the ban on lifetime caps for benefits, or allowing younger Americans to stay on their parents' plans through age 26.

"My main message today is we're not going back," President Obama said. "That seems to be the only alternative that Obamacare's opponents have."

Perhaps predictably, Republicans in Congress were dissatisfied by President Obama's remarks.
"Another campaign-style event won't solve the myriad problems facing consumers under Obamacare," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said of the president's 12-minute remarks delivered from the White House complex. "The only 'fix' is full repeal followed by step-by-step, patient-centered reforms that drive down costs and that Americans actually want."  

You know,Boehner and McConnell go on and on about what the American people supposedly want...But when you ask them for an alternative plan....When you ask them what they think the American people want...Do you notice that they either change the subject or they attack the President on something else???...They don't have a clue. They haven't known what the American people have wanted since they were freshmen senators and I'm betting that they didn't know then!

Ahhhh,like I said before....America....America....God shed his grace on thee!

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