Last night, President Obama discussed healthcare and healthcare reform at his fifth news conference. There’s a lot of discussion about politics and getting the reform bill through Congress, but aside from that, we’re so inspired to hear our president say this:
If we can get those people insured and instead of having a foot amputation, because of advanced diabetes, they're getting a nutritionist who's working with them, to make sure that they are keeping their diet where it needs to be, that's going to save us all money in the long-term."
--President Barack Obama, July 22, 2009.
You know what? He gets it! We have to invest now in diabetes education and tools to keep us healthy – and happy – as we wait on a cure. By this method, we’ll save money, but more importantly we’ll save lives.
Also, here’s what he said about reform:
This is not just about the 47 million Americans who don't have any health insurance at all. Reform is about every American who has ever feared that they may lose their coverage, if they become too sick or lose their job or change their job.
Fantastic. And, thank you. Just, thank you.