I almost fell out of love with someone very important to me a few years ago. I really struggled because I gave him so much of my time and attention at the beginning. I even wore T-shirts that had his name on them, put up signs promoting him, and sang at fundraisers. I did everything in my power to make sure everyone else knew how amazing he was. I put years into it.
I’m talking about Barack. Hey, I didn’t say this guy actually knew me. Just that he was important to me. And he still is. Keep reading.
Luckily, I never came close to falling out of love with Michelle. She should be called the First Badass. She is exactly what I would want my little girl (Suzanna Christine – that name is under trademark) to be like.
Anyway, I was starting to fall out of love with her husband. A lack of affordable healthcare, to me, is as much of a human rights violation as Gitmo (also a horrific human rights violation, in my opinion). I was getting frustrated with the promises to deliver on the work earnestly started by the late Senator Kennedy and current next-President of the United States Hillary Clinton (readyforhillary.com GIVE MONEY). Hell’s bells, get it done! It’s the 21st century for pity’s sake. There is a solution for almost every problem. It is inhumane not to help sick people. Full stop.
FINALLY, Obamacare launched and I was thrilled (and back in love). I became more giddy every time I heard about a stupid ACA attack ad in a red state or a website glitch or one of Congress’ attempts to thwart the good work.
Because there is goodness at the heart of this work and I just knew it would work. Haters gotta hate and they usually have a swift kick in the butt at the end of the day, delivered by Auntie Kharma.
The long-term success of Obamacare is not clear. But, I think Obama and Uncle Joe’s press conference let us know: this is working.
Over 7 million people have health coverage. Hell, there is an entire FB page devoted to ACA success stories. That’s enough to be considered a triumph. There will be more problems and it will not be a success story for everyone. Imagine the odds of everyone not being pleased in a country whose population sports a net gain of one person every 15 seconds…I’m #shocked.
No matter what color you are (red or blue) we can all agree it is a good thing when a sick person is given medical attention. 7 million folks now have that option.
God bless the hard work of all of the people who brought this together. And god bless the United States of America.
Well played, Mr. President. This should be a part of my BRAVERY PROJECT.