The affordable Care Act is Law…

 

Today is Monday October 7. A new work week begins today, but the government of the United States is officially shutdown. Frankly, I am fed up with the histrionics and chest pounding performances of a few politicians who seek to rule Washington.

 

Apparently, Senator Ted Cruz spent much of Sunday claiming victory for

the Tea party Movement and proclaiming that his was a war….Somebody needs to tell him what a war really is….

 

Like you, I have no idea how, or when this government shutdown will end. Let us all hope that it will be sooner than later. Nothing good will come from prolonged inaction.

 

I certainly do not know how far the Republican Party members, who are engaging in the takeover of the House, are willing to go in order to eliminate the Affordable Care Act which is apparently their goal.

 

I find the current visceral response to The Affordable Care Act Law confounding.

 

 Confounding because at this point in time, health care is not the dream of a few or a political platform for some.  The Affordable Care Act is a law which seeks to provide medical attention to the least among us. You would think that providing medical care for all Americans is a no-brainer. You would think that all citizens would unequivocally support health care for all, if no other reason, just in case they need it one day. Unfortunately, it seems that is not the case.

 

 In my opinion we have lost our way.  Health care is not a privilege or an alternative available for people who can afford to be sick, buy medicine and get needed treatment.

As I see it, medical care for all citizens is part of the role of government.

 

 As we all know this country held national elections this past November. The President supported and campaigned on the need for health care for all and on his support of The affordable Care Act.  The other fellow said he would work to eliminate it and mockingly called it Obama Care. That fellow lost the election. Results show that the majority of voters chose to elect the man who advocated for, proposed and signed into law health care for all citizens. Elections matter and election results count.

 

 Let´s get moving then. Put government back in full service and get busy providing the services this nation deserves and needs.

 

I am Attorney Martin E. Regan Jr. and these are my personal thoughts….