While announcing that the ACA is beating all projections with 11.4 million Americans signing up, President Obama reminded Republicans that they were wrong about Obamacare.
The White House passed the mainstream media by announcing the news in a video posted to their Facebook page:
The president said:
It gives you some of how hungry people were out there for affordable, accessible health insurance, and that’s really the top line on this. The Affordable Care Act is working. It’s working a little better than we anticipated. Certainly, a lot better than many of the critics talked about early on. None of this would have happened if it hadn’t been for incredible work done by navigators, volunteers, and assitors at the local level.
You know, this kind of outreach a grassroots level in combination with the very real competition and the number of insurers who are going into markets that were previously underserved which is driving down prices and improving quality. You know, this really was the vision of the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans responded to the news by saying nothing. The offices of Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had nothing to say about the news that the health care law that they are trying to destroy is exceeding all expectations.
The president pushed back on the outright falsehood that the ACA is a government takeover of healthcare by mentioning the benefits that free market competition have brought to the healthcare system. The Republican critics were, and continue to be, wrong about the Affordable Care Act.
The ACA is not only exceeding expectations as far as sign ups are concerned, but also the law is also performing better than even supporters thought was possible. President Obama didn’t point a finger and say you were wrong, and I was right, but reminding everyone that the Republican critics have been wrong since the beginning, the president reinforced the idea that Republicans are more interested in partisan politics than health care policy that works.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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