The Affordable Care Act has had its share of critics but none as telling as President Obama himself.
The president offered a less than flattering assessment of his signature healthcare legislation, comparing it to the latest Samsung smartphone that was recalled for catching on fire.
This is a simultaneous 🔥🔥🔥 on Samsung, Republicans and rotary phones. pic.twitter.com/HkHJeUfbL7
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 20, 2016
With insurance companies fleeing Obamacare, the president compared the 2010 policy to the recalled Galaxy Note 7 in a speech Thursday at Miami Dade College in Florida.
When a smartphone, or a law in this case, has a “few bugs,” Obama said, you fix it or upgrade it.
“Unless it catches fire. Then you pull it off the market,” he said.
“But you don’t go back to using a rotary phone. You don’t say ‘Well, we’re repealing smartphones. We’re just gonna do the dial-up thing.’ That’s not what you do,” he added.
Obama defended the policy and his actions on health care reform, firing back at those calling for a repeal of Obamacare. “We’re not gonna go back to discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions,” he said.