Man Celebrating Obamacare’s Demise Realizes He Has Obamacare
Politics| | By Steven Lerner
As leaders in Congress decide on the fate of Obamacare, it seems that there are still some Americans who have absolutely no clue as to what the groundbreaking healthcare law actually does.
A recent Facebook conversation captured by Imgur user Kelebohile shows an anonymous user criticize the landmark health bill without realizing that he is benefiting from it.
The Facebook user shared an article last week reporting that the Senate voted 51-48 as a procedural motion to repeal Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“One step closer to fixing this mistake,” the anonymous Facebook user posted.
After posting the article on Facebook, another user responded to the anonymous person by defending people who get assistance from the ACA.
“First we’re talking about Obamacare, not the ACA,” the anonymous Facebook user answered back. “Secondly my health insurance is through the ACA, so I’m definitely not the kind of person to look down on others for needing help.”
The anonymous person also called Obamacare a “failure from the start” and said that his health insurance will be fine because he gets it through the ACA and not Obamacare.
That’s when people on Facebook explained to the anonymous user that Obamacare and the ACA are literally the same thing. They even used a funny meme to show him.
“Obamacare is just a stupid name for the ACA that Republicans came up with to make moron voters like you automatically despise the idea of it just by hearing the name,” someone responded to the anonymous person on Facebook.
A 2013 poll found that while 46 percent of people opposed Obamacare, only 39 percent opposed the ACA.
The Imgur post was viewed over 1.7 million times.
Obamacare — which is the ACA — provided health insurance to an additional 20 million people. The law also improved care for women, the elderly, young people and those with pre-existing conditions.
Republicans in Congress who are in favor of repealing the law have yet to name a replacement.