Obama urged the U.S. Congress to protect Obamacare
Former US President Barack Obama for the first time after his resignation, publicly spoke out in defense of his Obamacare health care reform, asking U.S. Congress not to repeal the law on health care for uninsured persons. it is reported by The New York Times.
Speaking on Sunday, may 7, at the Presidential Kennedy library in Boston, Obama expressed hope that Congress “will have the courage to face facts and speak the truth even if it contradicts the position of the ruling party”.
On may 4, the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress approved a bill according to which the main provisions of Obamacare are replaced with a program developed by Republicans. The decision was taken by majority of votes, the document was submitted for consideration to the Senate.
Republicans have repeatedly said that Obamacare is too costly for the budget. The cancellation of this project was one of the campaign promises trump.
The project of Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) was enacted in 2010 with 44th US President Barack Obama. He allowed more than 25 million not previously insured individuals to provide a medical service. However, for those who do not receive subsidies from the state, the cost of insurance has increased.