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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Reversing the Bush Legacy of Uninsured

As millions of Americans gain or maintain reasonably good and affordable insurance or healthcare coverage because of the provisions of Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (especially the millions of lower-income folks -- at least those lucky enough not to live in cruel Republican-lead States -- now covered by the extension of Medicare benefits to them, but also so many young people who can remain on a parent's plan, people with what were deemed "pre-existing conditions" no longer excluded from affordable coverage, people shifting from junk insurance plans that provided little to no real coverage -- whether they knew it or not, and hence thought they "liked this" or not), it is worth remembering that when that number reaches eight million, Obama will have overcome the murderous legacy (yeah, another one) of the George W. Bush administration during which the number of uninsured Americans rose by 7.9 million.

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