Media mogul Russell Simmons says President Obama’s troubled health care law has already saved thousands, if not millions, of lives. Simmons made his ludicrous claims in an op-ed post on his website, Global Grind.
“Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act,” Simmons wrote. “But, [Obamacare] is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So, let us not give up now.”
Simmons did not provide any statistics or evidence to back up his claims.
Simmons was one of the privileged black journalists invited to the White House for a secret backroom meeting with President Obama on Wednesday. According to FOX News political analyst Juan Williams (who was also in the room), most of what Obama had to say in the closed door meeting was “off the record.” But it’s obvious that Simmons is nothing more than a willing mouthpiece to get the word out to black people that Obamacare is not dead in the water.
The president’s approval rating hit an all-time low this week at 37%, as millions more Americans learned their insurance policies were canceled.
But according to Simmons, Obamacare (with its significantly higher premiums) are better for you than your old policies that you loved.
And please don’t tell me this about people whose healthcare was canceled…because that healthcare is predatory and it is unconscionable that we would allow anyone in this country to own such policies.
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