Paul Krugman: 5.5 million Trump voters could lose health care — because they voted for him
As Krugman notes, 6 million non-Hispanic whites gained insurance between 2013 and 2015; considering 66 percent of white people without a college degree (and therefore likely uninsured before Obamacare) voted for Trump, Krugman reasons at least 3.96 million non-college educated Trump voters will lose their insurance.
Sure you’ll lose your healthcare, but think of the tax cuts coastal elites will get.
Mitt Romney Admits Obamacare Was Based on Romneycare—and That It Worked
At some point Obamacare is doomed talk will start being treated as conspiracy theory and GOP will demand that it be called the ACA act and argue that Obama actually had very little to do with the ACA and it works because it’s actually very conservative. No one reversing their position will be called out on it. And we will see people with Keep government out of my ACA signs.
Obamacare implementation went great and people love it
None of this proves that the Affordable Care Act is a good law or that conservatives should love it. But it does prove that the Affordable Care Act is working just fine. When an initiative comes in ahead of schedule and below-cost, that’s called working. And the people on the new Obamacare plans are using them and they like them.
We are two decades away from people holding up signs demanding the government keep out of their Obamacare.
Libertarian Accidentally Shows Obamacare Success
While some of his points have validity, it’s fair to say that the broader narrative conveyed by his work, which certainly lies on the sophisticated end of the anti-Obamacare industry, has utterly failed to prepare his libertarian readers for the possibility that the hated health-care law will actually work more or less as intended.
The better it works, the more likely they will start calling it Romenycare and insist that it works because of capitalism and markets, not government.
That’s the way they square their cognitive bias with reality.
Southerners Don’t Like Obamacare. They Also Don’t Want to Repeal It.
Despite strong dislike of President Obama’s handling of health care, a majority of people in three Southern states – Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina – would rather that Congress improve his signature health care law than repeal and replace it, according to a New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll.
I can’t wait until i start reading about red states where they want government to stay out of their obama-care.
Koch Group Abandons Obamacare ‘Horror’ Stories After Fact-Check Backlash
But what’s notable about the ads is what they aren’t: A personalized story of someone who’s been negatively affected by Obamacare, the kind of verifiable set of facts that can be checked – and rebutted, as happened with a recent AFP ad that led to significant backlash from the fact-checking community.
The facts have a liberal bias….so lets base our opinions on something other than facts. Wonderful.
Woman with cancer refuses life saving Obamacare coverage.
When advised of the details of her Blues’ plan, Boonstra said the idea that it would be cheaper “can’t be true.” “I personally do not believe that,” Boonstra said.
It represents a kind of final victory for mean-spirited and uncharitable propaganda over reality, a triumph for misinformation, sabotage, and arrant bullshit in the service of a cruel ideology and faceless oligarchy. It is a measure of the failure of all of our institutions, which definitely includes my own, which allowed charlatans and frauds to hijack too much of the public debate. I pray for this woman’s recovery.
This is just sad. She has so totally bought the right wing propaganda that she is choosing to die for a falsehood rather than live and admit she was lied to.
CNN:GOP obstruction of Obamacare is closing hospitals
In Georgia, as many as 15 more rural hospitals may close “within months” and in Tennessee, which is putting off a decision on expanding Medicaid, almost half of the 61 rural hospitals in the state might face “major cuts or closure.” This is a direct — and disastrous — consequence of Republicans’ ideological opposition to Obamacare.
There are a bunch of problems with the article, notably that rural hospitals have been closing for years before Obamacare so this might be not that related. But its worth a read.
Where is the Outrage over Employer-Sponsored Coverage in the “Rate Shock” Debate?
McIntyre by way of Thoma:
Some 90% of people with private insurance receive it through an employer, and those plans are generally priced using “pure” experience-rating. This means the company serves as one giant risk pool, and a firm’s youngest employees have the exact same insurance premium as their eldest colleagues.
Yet, I’ve seen exactly zero Obamacare opponents railing to amend the employer-based practices that require most young healthies to pay more than their “fair share.” No one is plying Congress to amend HIPAA or the ADA so young invincibles can pay premiums appropriate to their health status. No one is calling out employers on their “redistributionist” policies, even though uniform insurance premiums force a substantial transfer from the young to the old.
If you’re expecting honest debate from the people who came up with death panels and takeover messaging, you are asking too much.
House Republicans Skip Obamacare Briefing They Furiously Demanded
most of the House Republicans who had demanded their own closed-door briefing from the administration on President Barack Obama’s struggling health care rollout were no-shows on Wednesday.
This is what is wrong with congress in one simple headline. There is far more interest in outrage than due diligence. You would think that they would want to actually do their jobs, or simply to sit in the briefing and then attack the parts of Obamacare they hate. But no. They just want to yell and scream and don’t care if they get any facts right.