Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sorting Out the ObamaCare Scares

At least this lady has been retired from the site.
Image from ThinkProgress
So far, virtually every bad story I've heard about ObamaCare's implementation (beyond the admittedly glitchy website) has been fraught with errors, misleading statistics and in some cases, lies. And if the source is from Right Wing World, you can almost guarantee that there's very little about the story that is correct. One of the most annoying aspects of all the reporting, is that it would seem the entire mainstream media has turned the whole thing into a game, "let's see if we can crash the system!" Very little effort has been put into actually checking out if peoples' stories actually check out.
So, though I was never a particular fan of what the ACA finally became (I think a single-payer, "Medicare for all" plan would have made a lot more sense), I feel like I've got to wave my arms and say, HEY! Don't go in for the easy story, dig a little deeper. It may not all be great, but it's not that bad either.


Here Is What’s Wrong With That Story About Obama Knowing That Your Health Care Policy Would Get Cancelled
The NBC News investigations unit is reporting that “50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a ‘cancellation’ letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law” — a fact administration officials knew but kept from the public. . .

Read more at: Think Progress

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