Christian Tennessean defends Obamacare

By Charlene Davis, February 17, 2017 00:02 AM

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A Christian woman from Tennessee went viral this week after a video of her questioning her own congressional district's federal representative as to how they will replace Obamacare. The woman, named Jessi Bohon, a French teacher from the city of Cookeville, used the townhall meeting of Rep. Diane Black to pose a question, raising a valid point about where the underprivileged will be getting their healthcare services once Obamacare is repealed.

In the video, . "As a Christian, my whole philosophy in life is to pull up the unfortunate." She then continued by saying how eliminating Obamacare will be detrimental to the poorest sectors of the American population as it will be costlier. She also warned that doing so would be an additional burden to millions of working families all over the country. She then suggested expanding Medicaid so that everybody will be able to enjoy the benefits of universal healthcare instead.

In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Bohon further expounded on her thoughts. "Jesus doesn't just love the poor. He loves them more." She argued that a lot of "grave" practices have already been done against sick people in America and rolling back the Affordable Care Act will not help matters at all. She then blasted the Republicans for "campaigning under the banner of Christianity" while failing to protect the rights of millions of Americans to have free healthcare.

The two chambers of Congress is expected to finish negotiations on the replacement of Obamacare before the year ends. China Christian Daily will be posting more about them in the coming weeks.

What are your thoughts on Obamacare? What way will it succeed without affecting the poorest Americans? Let China Christian Daily know in the comments.

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