The Republicans have been crying wolf about Obamacare since Barack Obama took ofﬁce in January 2009 . They vowed to disallow his programs and make sure that he had only one term. They lost. Now it’s payback time and we all know that payback can be a monster. They are starting where Obama started. Obama was able to get “The Affordable Care Act,” (AKA Obamacare) passed the ﬁrst year in ofﬁce. The act takes care to protect drug addicts, mentally ill people, families that have children, up to age 26, people with pre–existing conditions.
Over twenty million people are scheduled to lose their health care insurance
if the Republicans are successful. They call it “repeal and replace”, but what it will do is “repeal and wreck” health care in this country, putting the Insurance industry back in the driver’s seat again. Health care is a major item in anyone’s family or personal budget, and if it isn’t yet, just keep on living.
I equate healthcare to a car. It gets old and you need to replace the parts. My dad taught me that the fact is that when a car gets old, you still have an old car, even if you replace or repair all the parts. In 1956, I paid forty dollars for my ﬁrst car, a 1941 Chevy. The mustang was a real hit in 1965. When it came out it cost $2,500. Today it costs a bit more. Healthcare has gone up also. Surprise! The ﬁrst house my wife and I purchased, cost around $ 7,000. Today that same house would sell for a few hundred thousand dollars. So why are we surprised when healthcare costs more than it did when it was introduced in 2009? So when someone tells you that Obamacare is a disaster because it costs more than it did when it was introduced, ask them about the cost of Real Property.
Congressmen Steven King and Louis Gomert agree with the Trump lie that Obama wiretapped Trump. The President said it, so the wiretap happened. They have staked their lives and reputation that Barack Obama is somehow inferior to Donald Trump because he happens to be Black. They also believed that President Obama was born in Kenya. I say to them that fat meat is indeed greasy. If it sounds like a duck, it probably is a duck. If it comes from Donald Trump’s mouth, it probably is a lying duck. “A Donald Duck lie.”
I have seen hustlers trying to sale something for less than wholesale out of the trunk of their car. They show up at a beauty shop or barber shop and sell clothes or other things. I never bought things there because I knew it was probably stolen or somehow illegitimate. The Bible taught me “thou shall not steal”, so I didn’t buy. It promotes the underground economy and assures you that someone would be a victim. If we reject Obamacare and replace it with Trump care we are guaranteeing that there will be victims. Twenty million of those victims will lose something they never had before, health insurance. My personal story is that whenever I got sick, my family had Kaiser and the insurance took care of me.
When one of my grandchildren was born in England while my son was studying there, the cost was nothing to the family. England has free health care for its residents. Why not here? Since that is not what trump is trying to do, I think we need to write our Congress and Senate Representatives and tell them to resist the repealing of Obama care.
As a note, my hat is off to our Congressman Adam Schiff. He is ﬁghting the good ﬁght against the apparent crooked Trump administration. These guys under the Trump administration have been called con artists and crap talkers. Mike Flynn was working for Turkey while in the Trump Cabinet is just one example, what’s next?
Keep up the good ﬁght Congressman Schiff.