According to a new study by the American Medical Association, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has been an unequivocal success. Today more Americans have access to healthcare than ever. An extra 10.2 million Americans are now insured thanks to Obamacare. And through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Program, an additional 12.2 million of our fellow citizens now have the right to healthcare. On the financial side of things, since the implementation of Obamacare, Medicaid costs have decreased significantly, which allows the program to be in good financial shape for thirty years to come.
But perhaps what is most impressive is that when it comes to minorities, Obamacare has made the biggest strides. The number of Latino Americans with no access to healthcare has dropped by a whopping 11.9 percent.
A similar stride has also been taken by members of African American communities, among whom the number of those uninsured has dropped by a very impressive 10.8 percent. The mission of Obamacare is to get as many people covered as possible and the greatest advancements have been in states with programs that expand Medicaid.
Despite all the great things Obamacare has provided and the fact that public support for it has been highest in years, the republicans will stop at nothing to destroy it.
There were six votes from the GOP to repeal Obamacare. Moreover there were over 50 votes to defund and debilitate Obamacare. But no matter how antagonistic republicans are, Obamacare is here to stay because it’s what the people want.