I’ll keep this post short and as rant free as possible. I don’t benefit or like the Affordable Care Act but for those that rely on it; it’s a lifeline that has its merit, I don’t want to eliminate it but expand it. Perhaps my main point of contention, besides the mandate, has been the populace–specifically the way Democrat voters herald it as a monumental victory, rather than call it the band-aid compromise that it was. People failed to hold the Obama administration responsible and failed to push for an universal insurance option.
ACA was supposed to be the first step, now it is being threatened, the Republicans want to eliminate every safety net available to the people as if mandated by some grand corporate master. The question becomes will the people allow it to be killed by the Republicans or send the message that not only must it be protected but expanded?