When the Roberts’ Supreme Court upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) last week tears of joy and relief most certainly rolled through hundreds of thousands of U.S. households.
A giant step toward making health care a right and not a privilege for all Americans has been taken in the face of false, destructive partisan attacks by the leadership of the Republican Party.
President Obama noted that three generations ago FDR’s Social Security Act ensured that millions of older Americans would not live out their days in poverty. He said that two generations ago the passage of LBJ’s Medicare brought health security to retirees. And now this generation, during the Obama years, has made health care portable and affordable and is saving lives every day.
Take a victory lap Mr. President.
Because as Americans, we don’t go backwards, we move forwards. We take care of each other. We root for one another’s success. We strive to do better, to be better, than the generation before us, and we try to build something better for the generation coming behind us. With this behind us, let’s come together and keep building something better right now.
— John McNamara, Town Chairman