Stop Being Defensive

Stop Being Defensive

“When George Bush was president for eight years, tell me what did he do when we had over 40 million people who had no health insurance? The answer is nothing. And what are over 20 Republican governors in this country doing right now when they have the opportunity – for zero state funds – to provide Medicaid  for all of their people? What they`re doing is rejecting that,” Sen. Bernie Sanders told the Rev. Al Sharpton in an interview on MSNBC. House Republicans, meanwhile, have passed a draconian budget that would end Medicare as we know it and make massive cuts in Medicaid. “That`s what these guys believe. And their nightmare is, ‘Oh, my goodness, the Affordable Care Act is working. Millions of people now have affordable health insurance. What a terrible thing that is.’ ” 

Democrats should stop being defensive about the Affordable Care Act, suggested the longest serving independent in congressional history. The Republican governors who have refused to expand Medicaid should be called out, Sanders said. “We have got to tell every governor out there who was denying people the right to have health care that they`re doing a terrible, terrible thing. We`ve got to start turning the tables on them.” 

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