How much does Obama care?

MARK ANTHONY HOWARD | OPINIONS EDITOR

I don’t know how much President Obama really cares about my health individually, but the Obamacare bill makes a convincing argument that he is at least concerned about the overall welfare of the American People.

Beginning on Oct 1, individuals and families will be able to compare their options by using side-by-side information about price, quality and benefits.

A report by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that nearly six in 10 of the people who don’t have health insurance today may be able to get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace for less than $100 per month. That’s less than some students iPhone bill.

Obamacare is an extremely positive accomplishment by the Obama administration. The affordable care act puts health services in the affordable reach of the many people whose income otherwise excludes or limits them the ability to pay for healthcare.

The bill is an audacious proposal but the Republican Party has threatened to shut down Congress in attempt to block the bill’s passing.

The Republican Party’s uncompromising opposition has been compared to a tantrum by a spoiled child and I agree. The shut down of congress is “childish,” says Mark Joneson. Jamie Bean added “they (Congress) are being unreasonable at cost of the American people. The trickle down is usually negative in its effect on America.”

A shut down would be detrimental to the American economy and possibly relapse America back into recession.

Affordable healthcare may equal a healthier American community and that is definitely a positive direction.

The Republican Party’s opposition to the expansive opportunities available in Obamacare and the affordable care act, convincingly convey that Obama cares about the American people and the economy but the Republican Party does not.