Guys, perhaps you don’t know that i’m one of the unofficial Obama Team consultants. Since i’m also interested in public health issues, some of Barack’s people are asking me to show my solidarity publicly with Barack on his ObamaCare.
Well, it’s true that i admire Barack – especially for his spontaneity and friendliness.
That Barack is the President of the United States is itself a phenomenon in the history of mankind.
Those who’re fond of digging into history know it well that I’m not exaggerating.
Still, you guys know that I do not support any policy blindly, even if it were Barack’s.
I may also disagree with the presidents of the United States on many issues especially on foreign policy and on their military strategies as well as nuclear programs.
Yet, I do feel like supporting Barack on his social security programs, including the ObamaCare.
ObamaCare or legally the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010 with the goals of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance.
The law requires all Americans have health insurance by 2014 or pay a per month fee for each month without coverage.
The new health care law makes Health insurance available to most uninsured low and middle income individuals through a health insurance exchange also known as a health insurance marketplace.
I don’t want to go into the technical details, I myself don’t know many of the technical aspects, and you can find everything on the net.
Moreover, there’s also a fierce debate going on for & against ObamaCare’s affordability & efficacy.
Whatever, I just wanna say something about the philosophy behind it.
It’s based on the philosophy that it’s the government’s responsibility to make the basic services like healthcare affordable for its citizen – especially for the lower income people – and it should not be left at the mercy of market alone.
And that’s the philosophy of people like us who passionately believe in that no one should go astray in want of basic needs & services.
Ironically, although US is a rich country and a world leader in many aspects, especially in nuclear arms(satire intended), US governments so far have been among the most irresponsible governments when it comes to look after their own people.
And there’s where i support Barack on his domestic policy.
I’ve been suggesting US governments for a long time that instead of wasting their time & energy in manipulative foreign policy based on attacks & paranoia, the US policy makers should rather focus on domestic policies and in the well-being of American people.
And Barack seems to be doing the same, despite his limitations.
For example, look at the following ObamaCare policies – which could be a guideline for the governments and policy makers of other countries as well.
ObamaCare at a glance:
* Free preventive care, including check-ups and vaccinations
* Money back if your insurance company doesn’t spend at least 80% of your premium on care
* No more lifetime limits on how much your insurance company will pay for
* Children and young adults can stay on their family plans until they turn 26
Moreover, look at some specific healthcare benefits they promise:
No Denials: You can’t be denied coverage, regardless of your health.
Preventive Care: Go ahead, get that checkup or vaccine — thanks to ObamaCare, preventive services are no cost to you.
Maternity and newborn care: Is your family getting bigger? ObamaCare will keep you and your bundle of joy covered.
Pediatric Care: Their care is covered, including vision and dental.
Emergency care: With ObamaCare, any emergency room visits are covered.
Prescriptions: Your health care plan must now cover prescription drugs.
Women’s Health: You won’t be charged more just because you are a woman.
Financial Assistance: You may qualify for financial assistance to help you pay for your plan.
Mammogram & Contraception: You’ll no longer have to pay out of pocket for a mammogram or contraception.
Rehabilitation: ObamaCare will help cover your rehabilitation if you get injured.
So, for a quixotic & utopian person like me, it’s but natural that i support Barack & his team’s ObamaCare.
And i don’t understand why some critics still claim that ObamaCare is a false promise.