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OK, one of the most optimistic leaders of this nation just admitted there is an “aggravating” ludicrousness taking place in this country right now, and it’s marked the point of no return.

On Wednesday, former President Barack Obama spoke during a ceremony held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at which he imparted his views on the Republicans’ attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“When I see people trying to undo that hard-earned progress for the 50th or 60th time, with bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans or people with pre-existing conditions … for whom coverage would, once again, be almost unobtainable, it is aggravating,” Obama said. “And all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common-sense rationale, it frustrates.”

“And it’s certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents, but typically that’s how progress is won and how progress is maintained,” he continued.



The GOP Congress has been hurriedly trying to pass a bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). If passed, the proposal would repeal and replace the ACA with a new health care system that would devastate millions of Americans, including those enduring grave medical illnesses.



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