I am not one to shy away from the discussion of politics in everyday conversation, but I do want to preface this post by saying that the following argument is in no way an attack on President Obama (because I think he's great), but it is a criticism of the broken American healthcare system.
A week ago, I read this New York Times article entitled "Life In Obamacare's Dead Zone". Please, read it. Prior to this, I was already a staunch proponent of universal, government-funded, decentralized healthcare so this isn't about a come to Jesus moment or a realization. Reading this article, reading about a woman was unable to qualify for assistance from the ACA because she made too little served as confirmation that the United States healthcare system is in desperate need, not of tweaks or improvements, but of a one hundred percent overhaul.
I recommend that everyone pick up a copy of Anu Partanen's The Nordic Theory of Everything and flip to the chapter called "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: How Universal Health Care Could Set You Free".
All of this really serves as an important reminder to make healthy lifestyle decisions to prevent the need for major medical care. Remember to eat healthy and move a lot!
For more reading, I highly suggest this post by plant-based idol Rich Roll.