Obama letter at Goodwill auction explains his views on Obamacare, now for sale (Full Text and Photo)By Angel Cuala on Aug 28, 2012 in International, Lifestyle, Politics, United States •
US President Barack Obama had a handwritten letter now being auctioned at Goodwill, as shown in the photo; where he explained his views on his Obamacare law, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which he signed on March 23, 2010. The full text is also available below.
Framed Obama letter at Goodwill
Image Credit: ShopGoodwill.com
As noted at The Atlantic Wire on Monday, August 27, 2012, the undated Obama letter at Goodwill is a response to a certain Lynne, and was believed to be written by the president sometime around December 2009, when Sen. Joe Lieberman was threatening to vote against the then-Obamacare bill.
According to ShopGoodwill.com, the framed Obama letter measures 16.5″ x 13.5″ and the bidding began last Saturday, August 25 at 3 p.m. PT and will end this coming Saturday, September 1, at 6:45 p.m. PT. The bidding price started at $6 and has reached to $5,000 as of this writing; and is being expected to increase.
Goodwill noted that anyone can place their bids and pay using any Visa or Mastercard, but are not accepting payments via Paypal, cash, checks or money orders; noting that the said Obama letter is not in perfect condition and that there are some smudges and frayed corners.
On the said letter, President Obama emphasized that the Obamacare bill, which is aimed primarily at decreasing the number of uninsured Americans and reducing the overall costs of health care, is not a “giveaway to the insurance companies” and is the “toughest insurance reforms in history.”
I received your note and wanted to respond. The reason that Joe Lieberman and other individual senators have so much leverage is because of the filibuster rule in the Senate, which requires 60 votes to move forward with a bill. This is a Senate rule that has been greatly abused by the Republicans this session, but it is not one that a President can change. So I can disagree with any single Senator’s position and use the bully pulpit all I want — but if they won’t vote for a bull with certain provisions, that is their perogative… and how our democracy works.
As for the bill itself, it is absolutely not true that this is a giveaway to the insurance companies. In fact, in addiction to providing 30 million people coverage, it has the toughest insurance reforms in history, which is why the insurance companies are still spending millions of dollars opposing it. I understand your frustrations — I share them — when it comes to the process, but this bill will be worth the fight! Barack Obama (signed)
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