Remember all the times during Obama’s presidency when he swore up and down that Obamacare was not about a government takeover of healthcare? We had a feeling it was a lie back then but Obama has pretty much confirmed it now that he’s openly campaigning for Medicare for all.
Obama touts Medicare for all as evidence of Democrats’ new ideas
Former President Barack Obama blasted Republicans on Friday for their attempts to dismantle Obamacare and touted “Medicare for all” as evidence Democrats are proposing fresh policy ideas ahead of the midterm elections.
“They’re sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, already cost more than 3 million Americans their health insurance,” Obama said in a wide-ranging speech that also criticized the Trump administration‘s policies. “And if they’re still in power next fall, you better believe they’re coming at it again. They’ve said so.”
The remarks at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign launched Obama’s midterm campaigning and drew attention to calls for universal health coverage, a cause that has rallied progressives in congressional races and statewide initiatives.
“Democrats aren’t just running on good old ideas like a higher minimum wage, they’re running on new ideas, Medicare for all,” Obama said.
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Obama endorses Medicare for all. pic.twitter.com/QCwgLj6425
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) September 7, 2018
Aren’t you glad this man is no longer president?