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Debunking the “ObamaCare is Conservative” Myth, Part 2
Principles & Policy ^ | July 23, 2012

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 isn’t surprising that there’s 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 I’ve argued can’t be honestly done.

For convenience’s 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, I’ll only examine the first four of these claims today.

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; conservatism; heritagefoundation; obamacare

1 posted on 07/23/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT by Sark
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To: Sark

Just because RomneyCare(TM) was the intellectual father of 0bamaCare doesn’t make either of them “conservative.”

2 posted on 07/23/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("You didn't build that!")
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