US President Barack Obama has compared his healthcare initiative Obamacare with Samsung Galaxy Note 7, saying when a smartphone has a few bugs, one fixes it and not just throw it away unless it catches fire, media reports said.
During a speech at Miami Dade College in Florida on Thursday, he said when a smartphone (or a law) has a few bugs, you fix it or upgrade it. You do not just throw it away unless it catches fire, The Verge news site reported.
“Then you pull it off the market. But you do not go back to using a rotary phone. You do not say well, we are repealing smartphones,” Obama said.
“We are just gonna do the dial-up thing. That is not what you do. The same basic principle applies here. We are not gonna go back to discriminating against Americans with pre- existing conditions,” he was quoted as saying by website.
Obama acknowledged the “growing pains” facing his signature Affordable Care Act and compared the 2010 legislation to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones which have caught fire, prompting the company to recall the smartphones, The Blaze news site reported.
He used several analogies to describe ‘Obamacare’ which has faced widespread scrutiny in recent months as several leading insurance companies have pulled out of the exchanges, the report said.
Obama used much of the speech to defend his legacy on health care reform, pushing back against the Republican Party, which has called for a full repeal of ‘Obamacare’, it added.