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NPR: Obamacare 'Great,' But Public 'So Confused' By 'Misinformation and Disinformation'
newsbusters ^ | april 4, 2013 | John Williams

Posted on 04/05/2013 3:54:25 AM PDT by lowbridge

On taxpayer-subsidized NPR's All Things Considered on Saturday, host Laura Sullivan did a lengthy piece about the messaging of Obamacare. Despite running for eleven minutes, no one in the piece viewed Obamacare negatively.

Sullivan started out lamenting that the public was "confused" about Obamacare: "just 37 percent of people say they like the law." She then argued that people actually do like Obamacare, since they are in favor of certain provisions. Sullivan brought in health policy correspondent Julie Rovner to explain why the public was "confused": because "there has been a very commanding misinformation and disinformation campaign."

After Rovner described several of Obamacare's provisions, Sullivan described it as "good stuff" and "great." Rovner agreed: "absolutely."

Rovner characterized Obamacare as something "to improve the care patients get" and "to make care more efficient." Rovner then assured listeners that Obamacare was a "step towards solving our national health care problem."

Sullivan declared that states opting out of creating their own health care exchanges did so "mostly on ideological grounds." To further tilt a one-sided piece where Sullivan and Rovner were offering positive assessments of Obamacare, Sullivan then put on Texas-based Ron Cookston, director of a "health care advocacy group" called Gateway to Care. He expressed disappointment that the state of Texas is not promoting Obamacare. Sullivan insisted that as a result of Rick Perry's choice to not expand Medicaid, more than a million poor Texans would go without health insurance.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; allthingsconsidered; bias; deathpanels; healthcare; julierovner; laurasullivan; mediabias; msm; npr; obamacare; obamavare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; zerocare

1 posted on 04/05/2013 3:54:25 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

We’ll see how much they love it when they get the bill. Imagine being told that you have to pay a bill every year where the cost rises and there’s nothing you can do to stop it or they seize your bank accounts. Forgot, we no longer have to imagine...


2 posted on 04/05/2013 3:58:41 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge

described it as “good stuff”

Yeah, anything “free” is good stuff. Not so good for those who have to pay for it.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 4:00:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: lowbridge

shocking, yet not actually surprising


4 posted on 04/05/2013 4:03:16 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: lowbridge

NPR = Communist propaganda.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 4:11:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lowbridge

Well, sure... what else would National Propaganda Radio say?


6 posted on 04/05/2013 4:11:45 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: lowbridge

NPR - National Politburo Radio.

DEFUND - NOW!


7 posted on 04/05/2013 4:18:05 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: lowbridge
Sullivan started out lamenting that the public was "confused" about Obamacare: "just 37 percent of people say they like the law." She then argued that people actually do like Obamacare, since they are in favor of certain provisions.

14,000 pages and more every day and people are confused.

100,000+ "Navigators" will be required just to get people enrolled, hell, even the Navigators will be confused, but they will get you enrolled to vote demonRAT.

The AMA, not exactly a right wing organization, predicts that by 2020 (just seven short years) there will be a 45,000 doctor shortage.

My long time friend and seven of his partner-doctors just recently closed their private business and decided that obamacare was too onerous and it wasn't worth it to continue.

He said that they had a plan to bring in younger doctors and transition the business to them but couldn't find enough of the younger doctors that wanted to come in.

Maybe their asking price was too high, but for what ever reason, there are now eight less doctors, it's a far cry from 45,000 but maybe it is part of a bigger picture.

They were all going to retire within the next 8-10 years but obamacare hastened their exit.

8 posted on 04/05/2013 4:20:25 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: jsanders2001

” there’s nothing you can do to stop it or they seize your bank accounts.”

A friend has converted almost all of her 401k to rental property. It’s unlikely they’ll seize that as, although it was paid for by the 401k funds, it’s not really part of the 401k. As for the bank account, you can control what’s in that. I suspect safes will sell well from now on.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 4:22:48 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: lowbridge

NPR.....NATIONAL Pubic Radio. One more reason to defund the regimes mouthpiece!


10 posted on 04/05/2013 4:22:59 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: lowbridge
NPR? Really?

That irreproachable model of 'professional journalism' which can be counted on to diseminate the MOST unempeachable, rock solid and unbiased information?

Hmmm...Maybe THEY didn't hear Nancy Moron tell us ‘We have to pass it to see what's in it’.

The REST of us heard it loud and clear!

11 posted on 04/05/2013 4:30:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: lowbridge

npr=communist doctrine


12 posted on 04/05/2013 4:30:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lowbridge

I listen to NPR occasionally on my truck radio.

Almost as good as stand up comedy. Bunch of loons.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 4:32:44 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: USS Alaska
He said that they had a plan to bring in younger doctors and transition the business to them but couldn't find enough of the younger doctors that wanted to come in.

Not to worry. The younger doctors will go to work for the government. Everyone in the future will work for the government. Welcome to the Fascist States of America.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 4:33:41 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: lowbridge
This morning, NPR did a piece on Sequestration and the affects it is having. I learned the following:

$85B is a lot of money!!
These cuts are massive, and they are not well thought out.
Head Start will suffer.
Education will suffer.
Health care will suffer

Republicans like Sequestration because they can proudly say, "Look how much we cut!!"
Democrats like Sequestration because they can say, "Those Republicans are butchering Head Start!!"

The coverage seemed a little focused on Liberal concerns.

15 posted on 04/05/2013 4:37:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: lowbridge

ObamaCare’s Broken Promises: Every one of the law’s main claims turning out to be false.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323374504578217720567917856.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

This is “turning out to FALSE” only to those who were foolish/stupid enough to believe it in the first place.

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-cheapest-obamacare-plan-will-be-20000-family

It doesn’t matter to leftists. INTENTIONS are all that matter, results do not.

“it is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” Thomas Sowell


16 posted on 04/05/2013 4:39:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: jsanders2001

Can we just defund NPR - PLEASE!!!


17 posted on 04/05/2013 6:29:11 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: lowbridge
We're not confused about Obamacare:

1) Not confused about the 50 persons threshold which is devastating our economy and increasing unemployment.

2) Not confused about the 30 hour work limit before Obamacare takes affect on workers making many businesses shrink hours to 29.

3) Not confused that a failure to pay the Obamacare penalty will send you to jail.

4) Not confused that it requires religious organizations (IE the Catholic Church) to pay for Abortions and Sterilizations against it's precepts.

5) Not confused that there is an IAPB that decides what must be covered and what won't and at what age (Death Panel).

6) Not confused that the Executive (President, Vice-President etc.), Congress and the US Supreme Court are exempt.

7) Not confused that the intent is to wipe out private insurance by adding features no company could pay.

8) Not confused that the intent is to cover illegal aliens ("Undocumented Democrats").

9) Not confused that the intent is to cover Abortions and Euthanasia.

10) Not confused that Obamacare is Unconstitutional because it did not originate in the House of Representatives and because of the many Bribes.

No, Not Confused at All!

18 posted on 04/05/2013 6:40:42 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: jsanders2001
Why would they care? They aren't footing the bill.

We are.

19 posted on 04/05/2013 6:47:19 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: lowbridge
I am so weary of liars.

FMCDH(BITS)

20 posted on 04/05/2013 6:58:52 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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