Obamacare compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 7!
In response to various flak against ‘Obamacare’, President Obama compared the 2010 Affordable Care Act to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7—the device that has fears of its battery exploding, reports said.
Obama was speaking at Miami Dade College in Florida on Thursday, where he used several analogies to describe ‘Obamacare’, which has been at the receiving end of widespread scrutiny in recent months as several leading insurance companies have pulled out of the exchanges.
According to reports of The Verge, Obama compared the policy to a “starter home” in need of repairs and ultimately the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled by Samsung earlier this month following the reports of phone catching fire. Obama said when a smartphone (or a law) has a few bugs, you fix it or upgrade it.
“Unless it catches fire. Then you pull it off the market. But you don’t go back to using a rotary phone. You don’t say ‘well, we’re repealing smartphones’,” Obama was quoted as saying in the report.
“We are just gonna do the dial-up thing. That is not what you do. The same basic principle applies here. We are not gonna go back to discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions,” President added.
President Obama acknowledged the “growing pains” which face his signature Affordable Care Act, and also called on the Republican governors to expand Medicaid in their states and even pushed for adding a public option to Obamacare, which he branded the “public plan fallback”, the reports added.
President utilized much of the speech to defend his legacy on health care reform, pushing back against the Republican Party, which has called for a full repeal of ‘Obamacare’, the report said.
‘Obamacare’ is US President’s ambitious health initiative under which hospitals and primary physicians would transform their practices financially, technologically, and clinically to drive better health outcomes, lower costs, and improve their methods of distribution and accessibility.