Obama: Health care is a right, not a privilege
Obama seems to be confused on what a right is.
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Beset by multiple controversies in Washington, President Obama tried to turn the nation’s attention to his 2010 health care overhaul during a Friday trip to California where he encouraged all Americans who are currently uninsured, and specifically Latinos in the state, to enroll in government-subsidized insurance exchanges.
Flanked by representatives from Spanish-language media outlets Impremedia, Univision and Telemundo, Mr. Obama touted the plan’s provision of coverage for 10.2 million uninsured Latinos and argued that the new law is already resulting in lower premium costs.
“Quality, affordable care is not some earned privilege – it’s a right,” he said during remarks at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif.
“Competition and choice are pushing down costs in the individual market, just like the law is designed to do,” he added.
Republicans have dismissed claims the health care law is already resulting in reduced insurance costs, arguing the exact opposite – that it is driving up costs and imposing burdensome new mandates on consumers and businesses alike.