A few words on Romney, the future of US healthcare, Obamacare and Obama in light of todays Supreme Court ruling
GOP candidate, Romney has attempted to symbiotically join Obama with Obamacare and present the two as though they are inseparable. The reasons for this are fairly simple. Politically speaking, the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney presented Obamacare as an outright distaster for Americans through which the State would somehow become an all-intrusive arm into the lives of everyday Americans. In doing so, he said “if you want to get replace Obamacare, you have to replace Obama.” The more astute amongst the American electorate, I hope, will regard this as little more than Romney using the opportunity to move voters away from Obama towards Republicans, and specifically himself through assimilating Obama with his flagship reform, in an almost “this is bad, don’t vote for bad, I am good, vote for good” type of way.
Romney has proved himself something of a hypocrite. In 2005, he crafted a very similar sort of healthcare reform when he was Governor of MA, stating that all in the state must have healthcare insurance. He even went as far as to say, “Otherwise you’re just passing your expenses on to someone else. That’s not Republican, that’s not Democratic, that’s not Libertarian. That’s just wrong.” Romneycare then does not seem very different to Obamacare. Mittens has responded in kind, stating that states should be their own political actors in these affairs. This however does the beg the question: what is the point if such a reform can be implemented universally which almost replicates the reform you deemed appropriate for your own constituents that would bring America up-to-speed with the rest of the world in an area where it has been falling behind for far, far too long?
A final, overarching question still remains: what’s the future of American healthcare and is it a positive future? Whilst this still largely remains uncertain, today’s move was undoubtedly a positive one. Nearly 50 million Americans are currently uninsured - that’s 16.3% of Americans. Wholly unacceptable in the wealthiest nation on the planet.
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