Obama Whines on Twitter About Obamacare Being Under Attack in the Middle of a National Crisis

In the middle of a public health crisis that has crippled the US economy and a squabble in the House and Senate about how to best provide relief for the American people, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

Ten years ago today, I signed the Affordable Care Act into law. It protected preexisting conditions, cut the uninsured rate in half, and lots more. But it’s still under political attack right when we need care the most. We have to protect it, build on it, until we cover everyone.

An apparent supporter of President Trump who goes by Lisa responded to the tweet by saying, “Worst piece of legislation ever signed in the history of the United States. Congratulations.”

Another apparent Trump supporter, Robin Dunn, pointed out that it “only works for the poor.” She continued, “The middle class get the shaft.”

An apparent Bernie Sanders supporter, who goes by the handle @Leaflee, also was critical of the President, but for not going far enough. She claimed, “I blame you for everyone who dies bc we could have had Medicare For All but u wanted to give a handout to big Pharma and Wall Street. She then referred to him as “Failure In Chief” saying it was “Obamas Legacy”.

Others like one who goes by Ka0s_Theory and an apparent doctor, Krupali MD had praise for the former president similar to Mike Bloomberg’s former spokesperson did last week. One said, “look everyone. A real president.” While the other said, “I miss you Obama.”

Recently, the Supreme Court announced that they would decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act, taking the case out of the hands of a federal district judge in Texas who had previously struck down the entire law, although not until after this year’s election.

When asked by a reporter why he is backing the lawsuit to get rid of the act, President Trump said his administration wants to “get rid of the bad health care and put in a great health care.”

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro (D) tweeted out that, “On the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, I want to make it clear: I will always defend Pennsylvanians’ right to health care. See you in court.”

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