Hillary Responds To Trump’s Healthcare Fail Like A Real President Would (DETAILS)


Human rights advocates everywhere are rejoicing following President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulling the vote today for whether to proceed with repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and instituting the American Health Care Act (ACHA).

The GOP-created replacement for Obamacare, the ACHA, was riddled with controversy from its first moments due to profound cuts to vulnerable sectors of the population including low-income earners, those with mental health issues, mothers-to-be and seniors. Overall, it was suggested that the ACHA would eliminate healthcare for 14 million people by 2018, and that would just be the beginning.

Thankfully, despite a Republican majority in both the House and Congress and a Republican president, they could not generate enough support for the bill to get it to pass — something President Barack Obama would probably be hysterically laughing about, if not for the millions of people who were so close to losing the healthcare he worked hard to get for them.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent in the 2016 presidential election tweeted a series of messages Friday in the early evening to mark this “victory” worthy of celebration. In her first message she acknowledged that:

‘Today was a victory for all Americans… Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere.’

‘Most of all, it’s a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right. We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every cover of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard…’

‘But the fight isn’t over yet and we can’t forget who it’s about. Here are some stories…’

‘Natarsha whose breast cancer was caught early because of a screening at Planned Parenthood, which Republicans would defund.’

‘Luisa, who suffered from bone cancer and needed care ASAP – but the hospital wouldn’t admit her without proof of insurance.’

‘Keith, who brings his mother with Alzheimer’s to work with him because he can’t afford care for her during the day.’

‘Angelina, a young woman with autism who is already worrying who will take care of her when her parents are gone.’

‘Pam, who is raising her grandson because his parents are struggling with opioid addiction – a silent epidemic in so many communities.’

‘Ryan, who was born with a disability and with the support of his family and world-class health care has had a lifetime of opportunities.’

‘Let’s not be distracted. Let’s continue to stand up, organize, resist, put forth good ideas to improve the existing system & peoples’ lives.’

Truly, these are remarkably stories depicting the real impact of healthcare legislation. While lots of negative things can undoubtedly be said about Hillary Clinton, at least on this topic, she gets it.

Feature Image via Getty Images/Spencer Platt.

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