Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Promise of Affordable Health Care

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House Español: Barack Obama firmando la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible en la Casa Blanca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The initial roll-out of Obamacare‘s insurance exchange has been plagued by problems. It makes me wonder about what could have been. We will never know how things might have been if we had come together as a country to help people like me who could not get insurance from the private market.

This country has done great things in its history by everyone pulling together for a common goal. Affordable health care could have been one of those things. Instead this ideal has been sacrificed at the altar of political power. Republicans preferred scoring political points against a Democratic in the White House. Their supporters have cheered them on.

Our current mode of operation in this country is to battle each other rather than to co-operate. I fear this spells decline for our nation unless we the citizens  wake up and change course.