'Obamacare' 'changed America', says Biden on law's 13th anniversary
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Joe Biden on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of “Obamacare,” a reform of the US healthcare system that he says has “changed America” but is under threat from Republicans.
Foreshadowing what could be one of his campaign themes if a new candidacy is confirmed, the Democratic president ensures that he is working to further reduce the cost of health care in the United States, which is much higher than in many other developed countries.< /p>
But the reform passed under Barack Obama is in the sights of the Trumpist Republicans, denounced Mr. Biden from the White House, and such a repeal of the Affordable Care Act “would have devastating effects on Americans”, has he warned.
Since its extremely narrow passage through Congress in 2010, the Republicans have tried to come back to the text on several occasions, without success.
With Barack Obama, of whom he was the vice-president, “we have writes history,” the president said, adding, “we've taken another giant step toward one of the principles we hold to be fundamental, as Democrats, and as Americans – health care is a right, not a privilege.”
“We're not there yet (…), let's finish the job,” he said, repeating a phrase that now constellates his speeches, which always seem more oriented towards the next electoral deadline – the presidential election of 2024.
The Democrat directly attacked the Republicans, dominated according to him by the supporters of former President Donald Trump. The party is no longer “your father's Republican Party,” he lamented.
Joe Biden also pointed out that they opposed the large health funding voted in the vote. immense law adopted in the summer of 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).