Skip to comments.Debunking the “ObamaCare is Conservative” Myth, Part 2
Posted on 07/23/2012 4:12:23 PM PDT by Sark
There are hundreds, if not thousands of myths floating around the media and the Internet regarding ObamaCare. Considering that the final bill weighed in at a staggering 2,801 pages, perhaps it isnt surprising that theres so much confusion regarding its provisions and potential impact. I would argue that the prevailing myth amongst liberals is that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a conservative law. Much of this myth relies on equating conservatives to Republicans, which Ive argued cant be honestly done.
For conveniences sake, here is the myth in its entirety:
ObamaCare is a conservative health care law whose main tenet (the individual mandate) was originally created by the conservative Heritage Foundation and proposed as a bill by conservatives in 1993. Now, a conservative-appointed Chief Justice leading a conservative Supreme Court has upheld that conservative law, and the only reason conservatives are so intent on attacking ObamaCare is partisanship/racism/political gamesmanship/fill in the blank.
Today, I want to dissect this myth.The full myth contains eight claims. By looking at each individual claim made in the myth, we can determine whether or not the myth is valid. Due to the length of some of these answers, Ill only examine the first four of these claims today.
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Just because RomneyCare(TM) was the intellectual father of 0bamaCare doesn’t make either of them “conservative.”
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