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Quick Comment: “Obamacare Is Working”

Obamacare Is Working

“The uninsured rate has dropped from 19.3% before the ACA to 12.4% now.”

My take on a 11/21/19 Yahoo News article...

Number of uninsured + underinsured (that is, people with health insurance who can’t afford to use it): 87,000,000 (2018). Number of medical bankruptcies: 62.1% of all bankruptcies were caused by medical bills (Harvard study); later studies put this number at a still-horrific 26%. Without a public option—(not to say Medicare-for-all), which Obama could have put into the plan if he had been willing to stand by his slogan of “Yes We Can,” and take the side of his voters instead of his donors—there is no way to stop the avarice of private health insurers.

But keep telling me Obamacare “works.”

Ronald Bruce Meyer

Our Fearless Leader.


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Howells cast off his Swedenborgian creed in his youth and became a social liberal and a sentimental Theist. We can see this in his poem "Lost Beliefs."



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