Obamacare is, in fact, the main achievement over the eight-year presidential career of Barack Obama. Republicans began the destruction of his health care reform, not even waiting until he leaves the Oval office. This seems to be political, and very personal step for maximum humiliation of the enemy.
The U.S. Senate voted to start the process to repeal Obamacare – health reform, initiated by the outgoing presidency, Barack Obama. The voices of the senators was divided almost in half, but the supporters of withdrawal were able to circumvent opponents by three votes (51 vs 48).
“Obamacare was a rare example of a major national reform, which has not received a single Republican vote during the passage through Parliament”
The severity of the topic stems from the fact that in the United States, almost unique among industrialized countries, historically there is no system of public health (or mandatory health insurance), which would guarantee the provision of medical services for all citizens, regardless of status and income. In parallel, American medicine is known for the exorbitant cost, when even the most basic manipulations patients put thousands of accounts to pay without health insurance for most citizens is simply impossible.
As a result, this led to the fact that tens of millions of Americans, in fact, cut off from medical care. In 2011, health insurance covered only 84 percent of the U.S. population.
The problem is that objectively existing problems of the Obama administration in 2010 was the proposed solution, which caused sharp discontent of a great part of American society. Do Obamacare subsidizes health insurance for the poor. Over the years the number of Americans covered by health insurance increased by 20 million people.
However, the downside of this is that Obamacare has dealt a severe financial blow to middle class USA. The program required all Americans to buy health insurance, the cost of which is steadily increasing and causing more serious damage to the family budget. The historical backbone of America – the middle class is melting before our eyes, and to all other socio-economic constraints the costs of Obamacare are adding acceleration to this process.
Obamacare was subjected to severe criticism from the Republicans on the stage of the project. The program was a rare example of a major national reform, which has not received a single Republican vote during the passage through Parliament (the Democrats, who had at that time a majority in Congress, took her completely by yourself).
The elimination of Obamacare has long been stated by the representatives of the Republican party as a major item of their programme when they came to power. About similar plans repeatedly stated during the election campaign Donald trump and members of his team.
These intentions were confirmed after the election.
January 5, elected Vice-President Mike Pence said that the abolition of Obamacare will be the first step trump as President. 11 January, during his first press conference as President-elect trump personally confirmed this intention.
In fact, from this, the US Senate passed a decision on initiating the liquidation procedure of the health care reform. It is expected that in the coming days will confirm this decision and the house of representatives, where the Republicans have also a majority, so no surprises.
In this story interesting not even the fact of the abolition of Obamacare, and the circumstances in which it occurs.
The result is an eight-year tenure of the President health care reform was the most significant positive result of the activities of Barack Obama. For all its inconsistency and susceptibility to criticism, Obamacare has provided an additional 20 million Americans health insurance.
With the other results of his work, things are much worse. There is no sphere – foreign or domestic – which Obama could not present a long list of complaints: from the deteriorating socio-economic situation in the country that feel in their own the experience of ordinary Americans (in spite of the optimistic statistics we proclaim), to serious failures in the international arena (war, crisis in the middle East, the efforts of Russia).
Essentially, Obama has a chance to go down in history as the most disappointing us President – a man who was entrusted with huge expectations (till the handing over in advance of the Nobel peace prize) and which did not meet almost any of them.
However, this is not seen as sufficient reason for the events around Obamacare.
Now the situation is furnished maximally offensive to the outgoing Barack Obama. The Republicans emphatically do not wait for any remaining weeks of his term, start the process of destruction of its main heritage, and that is particularly humiliating that bears his name.
One can only speculate what caused this “finish off a fallen enemy.” This can be as a result of accumulated over previous years of irritation and negativity of the Republicans in the 44th American President and the result of the last steps of the President which can only be regarded as the installation of numerous “traps and mines” for his successor, and in General for the Republicans, in all possible areas.
In any case, the presidency of Barack Obama has all chances to turn into one big metaphor and lesson for all public figures, rising to the heights of power.