Progressives should embrace the term “Obamacare.” Rather than being a term of derision it is an excellent reminder that the only attempt to reform and improve American healthcare was successfully undertaken by the Obama administration.
Was it all good? No, it didn’t go nearly far enough; but it was clearly a giant step in the right direction. All we hear from the advocates of “Boehnercare” is intransigent opposition to reform and the promise to fight it in every way possible.
How helpful is that? Meanwhile the rest of us wait to hear what the Republicans have to offer besides a return to the good old days when 30 million Americans had no health insurance.
So far we’ve heard nothing. Understandably, since it’s always easier to say “no” than to offer substantive proposals.
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