The Week In Obamacare
Obamacare is the law of the land. Congress is in recess and the Republican misinformation campaign is in full vogue. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and all those supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) better join the fight. Engaging and countering Right Wing Republicans as they willfully misinform and lie is not enough. One must personalize Obamacare for every single American. One must show that failure of this program presents a clear and present danger to their health, their financial well-being, and their families.
- Colorado cares about its citizens. They are implementing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in an orderly fashion.
Television commercials have already run suggesting that buying health coverage through the state’s new insurance market, Connect for Health Colorado, will feel like winning the World Series.
- For Obamacare to be successful, all Americans must be in and hence a mandate.
Obamacare, in any event, is now the law of the land. Even its most ardent supporters concede that the program will need to be amended as experience accumulates. But evidence from the emerging insurance exchanges vindicates the basic policy choices underlying the legislation.
We must ask those who would repeal Obamacare how they propose to solve the adverse-selection problem. That problem is not an abstraction invented by economists to justify trampling individual liberties. As experience in most countries around the world has confirmed, it is a profound source of market failure that renders unregulated insurance markets a catastrophically ineffective way of providing access to health care.
- The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare. Get a lot of your answers here.
- This is a must read piece by Ezra Klein “The GOP’s kamikaze mission to stop Obamacare”.
The campaign against Obamacare began as a campaign for self-interest. Obamacare, conservatives promised, would raise your taxes, take away your doctor and possibly put you in front of a death panel. The fight to keep it from passing was a fight to keep bad things from happening.
But the effort has devolved into something much weirder: A campaign of self-sacrifice. The current crop of Republican strategies ask conservative congressmen to hurt their constituents and their political prospects, conservative governors to hurt their states, and conservative activists to hurt themselves. It’s a kamikaze mission to stop Obamacare.
- Groups go door-to-door to encourage enrollment in Obamacare..
Her clipboard said the man who lived in the pink stucco apartment building a few blocks from the hotel-lined beach might not have health insurance. So Laura Botero climbed the darkened staircase to the second floor and knocked on the door.
Eduardo Devine, 49, an unemployed beach waiter in black, square-framed glasses, peeked into the dim hallway. He confirmed he had been without coverage since he was laid off a month ago, and his face lit up when Botero mentioned “Obamacare.”
- Obamacare policy subsidizing congressional coverage was Republican Chuck Grassley’s idea.
The Obama administration told lawmakers on Thursday that the federal government would continue contributing to their health care premiums and the health care premiums of their aides once they enrolled in the newly created insurance exchanges.
The decision was months, if not years, in the making. And it put to rest one of the unresolved issues created by the Affordable Care Act. But it also provided critics of the law with another reason to pounce.
- .Who says Ted Cruz is a political terrorist as he tries to hold America hostage lest Obamacare is defunded.