Obama: ‘This Has Never Been a Government Takeover of Health Care’

In a Rose Garden press conference on Thursday, President Barack Obama reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Obamacare subsidies, calling it “a victory for hard-working Americans,” adding that “this has never been a government takeover of health care.”

“This has never been a government takeover of health care despite cries to the contrary. This reform remains what it’s always been – a set of fairer rules and tougher protections that have made health care in America more affordable, more attainable and more about you, the consumer, the American people. It’s working,” said Obama in praising the high court ruling.

“Today is a victory for hard-working Americans all across this country whose lives will continue to become more secure in a changing economy because of this law,” said the president.

As CNSNews.com reported, the justices ruled 6-3 that the subsidies that people receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live. "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.

“Because of this law, and because of today’s decision, millions of Americans who I hear from every single day will continue to receive the tax credits that have given about eight in 10 people who buy insurance on the new marketplaces the choice of a health care plan that costs less than $100 a month,” said Obama.

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When will we finally take to the streets and push back? It will be to late when there is nothing left but an impoverished middle class and they march us off to the FEMA camps.

I went to a rally in Washington last year. Only about 2000 people showed up. Pathetic. The only way I'd go to Washington again is if patriotic citizens finally decide to invade the halls of congress, and have the will to drag those SOB'S out to be strung up under the nearest trees! That also includes that lying fraud passing himself off as a legitimate president. I'll bring the rope! If this actually happened, the owners of the left wing propaganda sheets, also known as newspapers, should also be hunted down and lynched.

Doug you said the truth.

Bobby that's where we're headed.

Yea if you don't work or an illegal alien or some other person that has little income but what about people who have a decent income that do not wish to buy insurance or the people who bought policies prior to this commie overthrow their insurance almost doubled and the deductible went through the roof. Why should we have to pay for other peoples policies,he is always squawking about fairness,just how the hell is that fair for the rest of us like the members of congress,they shove this crap down our throats without even reading this horrible mess then they decide its not for them.....how is any of this fair.... I wonder who he had to threaten to get his way this time

Dam shame that people who have a nominal income and pay the lion's share of taxes are FORCED to pay for the deadbeats, and the illegals health care.

Today Obama and the Supreme Court pushed this great country into the EU model - we will fail as they all do.  We may never rebuild since the country is awash with victims and not real people.  We need strength and honor and love of country.  Not LBGT or Trans whatever - we need real men and women who care enough to go out of the box and out of the PC mode and be real.

Question is, when this debaucle "fails" will we be able to rebuild?

This comes right after "If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it, if you like your doctor you can keep him".  Oh yes, and "There are no death panels".

..."health care that costs $100 per month." What has Obama been smoking? I challenge Barack Obama to prove that statement is accurate and correct?! As usual, he's lying through his teeth. Obama has no honesty and no integrity. Meanwhile, the GOP in Washington sits with their thumbs up their rear ends looking stupid.

Obama is correct; the ACA is not about a takeover of healthcare. The ACA is about control of YOU the people. PERIOD.........

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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