Argumentative Essay: Affordable Health Insurance

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Over the last several years, millions of Ameri- cans have signed up for affordable health insurance — many for the first time ever, many for the first time in many years. Millions of young people have stayed on their parents’ insurance plans while they pursue higher education to start their first jobs. Millions of senior citizens have saved money on prescription bill, they average about $1,200 saved, each senior — and tens of millions of women have access to free preventive care. Americans who were once denied insurance because they suffered from something like cancer or something as simple as acne were able to buy quality health insurance they could afford and they could trust. Despite all that good news, there’s plenty of horror stories being told. We heard about the evils of Obamacare, about the lives it is ruining in the Republican stump speeches and in ads paid for by oil magnates, the Koch brothers. But those tales turned out to be just that — tales, made up from whole cloth,…show more content…
The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their phony Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they are doing. I honestly do not believe America is for sale. But as soon as these two power-drunk billionaires are called out, they say, “It’s free speech, what’s wrong?” Most actual Americans trace their free speech to the Constitution — not a bank account that has lots and lots of zero’s at the end. A prominent pollster once said, “When does the pursuit of victory exact to a higher price? When does dishonesty distort democracy?” Politicians, political parties or media that fail to condemn these tactics — as well as broadcasters that air these ads and the consultants that make them — are all complicit in the Koch’s immorality. We as American’s should not stand idly by while the Kochs and their Republican henchman trash this country with their false and mislead- ing
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