In this clip, President Obama sits down with Milwaukee Republican Brent Brown who wrote the White House a letter, thanking him for passing the Affordable Care Act – which saved his life. “For me to be able to sit here with you is an honor for me, but more importantly I really want to point – it doesn’t matter what I do, I did – but you really did save my life, and the people who are around me and who are very Republican in nature as well, have seen that – and I have gone forth into this city, I love spreading the word!”
Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, the Washington Post estimates that 50,000 lives have been saved by the landmark legislation, which has reduced the uninsured population rate from 15.7% to 9.2% – the lowest it’s been in fifty years. Republicans in Congress have tried to repeal the law over fifty times, wasting the time and money of the American people to strip them of their healthcare. That’s why it’s important that everyone sees the gratitude of Brown – and tell their Congressmen and women to get their priorities right.
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Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.