Former President Barack Obama slammed the GOP Wednesday for trying to dismantle Obamacare during a speech at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers event.
Obama argued that while the Affordable Care Act is “not perfect” and has “things that need to be fixed,” the GOP is trying to “inflict real human suffering” with their efforts to reform or replace the law. The GOP is currently trying to pass a version of health care reform by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.
“When I see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage… it is aggravating,” he said the crowd in New York. “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common sense rationale. It frustrates.”
“It’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents,” he asserted.