It’s literally his signature piece of legislation and he’s going to do everything he can to save it, even if it means continuing to break companies and hurt ordinary Americans who can no longer afford health care coverage.
As reported by Politico, President Obama has been huddling with Democrats on Capitol Hill in a bid to save Obamacare:
With Republican vowing to begin repealing Obamacare almost immediately when the 115th Congress convenes next week, Democratic lawmakers are immersed in strategy sessions on how to protect the nearly seven-year-old health care law.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has promised to stand firm against repeal efforts and subsequently, Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with a more conservative framework. And a conference call convened by House Democrats earlier this week focused largely on emphasizing the benefits of Obamacare, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noting that she sees parallels between the current situation and the 2005 effort by then-President George W. Bush to privatize Social Security, according to an aide on the call.
“The Affordable Care Act has been successful in meeting its goals of reducing cost, increasing access and improving quality of care,” Pelosi wrote to members in a “Dear Colleague” letter this week.
Pelosi’s claims are absolute garbage. The law has raised premiums, raised deductibles to the point where “coverage” is in name only, and has not reduced visits to the emergency room or overall health care costs. What’s more, the law has reduced competition and cost taxpayers billions more than it was supposed to.
But there’s Obama, huddling with Democrats to save bad policy and bad legislation that they passed without a single Republican vote. That should tell you everything you need to know about why Democrats have been banished to the political wilderness by voters who are sick of being lied to and being fleeced by big government.