Remarks of President Barack Obama as Prepared for Delivery
The White House
November 5, 2016
Hi, everybody. Americans have been fighting for the idea that health care is a right and not a privilege since the second-to-last time the Cubs won the World Series. I’m not talking about the 2016 Cubs – I’m talking about the 1908 Cubs.
That’s a really long time. And thanks to the efforts of so many of you, we did it. Today, 20 million more American adults know the financial security of health insurance. On top of that, another three million more kids have coverage than when I took office. In fact, never in American history has the uninsured rate been lower than it is right now – and health care prices have been rising slower than they have in 50 years.
If you haven’t gotten covered yet, now’s the time to do it. It’s open enrollment season. That means you can go to HealthCare.gov and shop for insurance plans in a marketplace where insurers compete for your business. HealthCare.gov is faster and easier to use than ever before. With a few clicks, you can start comparing plans to see which one is right for you and your family. You can even look up your doctor and medications as you shop. Most Americans who get coverage through HealthCare.gov can find an option that costs less than $75 a month. That’s probably less than your cell phone bill.
Now, most of us don’t get our health care through the Marketplace. We get it through our job, or through Medicare or Medicaid. And what you should know is that, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, your coverage is better today than it was before. You now have free preventive care. There are no more annual or lifetime limits on essential health care. Women can get free checkups, and you can’t get charged more just for being a woman. Young people can stay on a parent’s plan until they turn 26. Seniors get discounts on their prescriptions. And no one can be denied coverage just because of a preexisting condition.
That’s because our goal wasn’t just to make sure more people have coverage – it was to make sure more people have better coverage. And as we continue working to make the system better, there’s something you can do to help yourself and help the country. Go to HealthCare.gov. Get covered. And if there’s someone you care about who hasn’t signed up yet, help them get covered today, too.
Enrollment is open right now, but only until January 31. If you sign up by December 15, you’ll be covered by the beginning of the year. So go check out HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596, and someone will personally help you find a plan that’s right for you.
Insurance is based on the idea that we’re all in it together. That’s what makes it work. And it’s the same idea that’s always made America great. Thanks everybody, and have a good weekend.
Regardless who wins Tuesday the Left must be taken down anyway possible. Remember who are the main players of the democrat party. Boycott everything they are connect to. Destroy it. We need a wholesale tax revolt otherwise in a few years-months there will be no country left and you may very well be in a prison camp.
I am waiting for the all celebrities that said they would leave the country if President Trump were elected to leave, bye, don't bother writing. Don't come back, you're not welcomed here any longer.
I was thinking the same thing, thanks for saying it. Is there any way we could hurry them up?
I don't do twitter or facebook, but don't they provide access to these celebrities to ask them when they're leaving and if they need any help?
Thanks, that made me chuckle. I don't do facebook or twitter but maybe someone reading this does, and knows how to reach them. Please let us all know if you are successful. Also, I would like to know where they are going, and would they take a suggestion?
LET'S START A FUND TO GET RID OF THESE IGNORANT AND ARROGANT MORONIC ASSES!
I figure they'll come up with some bogus excuse like "they can't leave their country in a time of need.............."
AND DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN YOUR A**ES AS YOU LEAVE!
The strangest thing about this wonderful insurance is that it covers absolutely nothing until you have completely paid the deductible which is thousands and thousands of dollars, anywhere from $6,000.00 to $13,000.00 which compared to most pre-Obama care policies which had a $1,500.00 to $2,000.00 deductible. Now does that tell you anything about how great this insurance really is? The old story about getting something for nothing holds true here. If Hillary Clinton magically gets elected, what will you be told then? Both of them are serial liars so you can pick what ever story that you want to hear.
if Hillary's elected what we will be told is an easy prediction;
"Half way isn't working, we must go all the way to a fed/gov fully controlled and paid single payer comprehensive health care system."
I agree and it's a sad prediction.