One year ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
A year later, Republicans are still criticizing the costs of the measure and the perceived impact on business, while the White House and Missouri Democrats are focusing on the publicly supported aspects of the law.Popular online sale2011rus shop is your best choose.
The White House says in Missouri alone, 950,000 Medicare recipients can receive coverage for preventative care, more than 90,000 small businesses can receive tax credits to help cover insurance costs, nearly 20,000 young adults can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are age 26, and 185 community health centers in the state could benefit from allocated funds.
Still, nearly 59 percent of Americans in a new CNN poll say they oppose the law, a number Republicans are capitalizing on, pointing to costs and mandates associated with the reform.handsome oakley sunglasses 2011 online sale
“As we mark the first anniversary of the passage of ObamaCare, it’s clear that Missourians have rejected this onerous and costly law,” said U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) “The President and Democrat leaders in Washington disregarded the will of the voters and rammed this massive bill into law, and now families and job creators nationwide are paying the price.”
Blunt released a campaign-style web video to mark the anniversary, featuring various Missouri business owners and operators expressing their disapproval with the law.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, contends the Affordable Care Act has significantpositives for minority communities.handsome oakley sunglasses online sale
“There is not a single section of the Affordable Care Act that does not have a significant and positive impact for African Americans and all minority communities,” Cleaver said to a conference call with reporters Tuesday. “[O]ne of the things that I think is critically important that we can’t say enough is that it provides vital protection for those with preexisting conditions and insuring dependent coverage as well as preventative services and care.”
Cleaver’s colleagues in the House have passed a bill to overturn the Affordable Care Act, something Blunt says he will continue to fight for in the Senate. Democrats say Republicans are fighting the “political battles of the past.”