Skip to comments.Obamacare: Truth and Myths
Posted on 10/23/2013 8:48:34 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
These days, it can be hard to separate truth from myth when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Opponents of the law have sought to discredit it by repeating statements that aren't backed by facts, while its proponents do their own stretching of the truth. Here, we demystify some of the most vexing questions surrounding the new health care law:
Myth: People are having difficulty signing up for health care everywhere.
It's been all over the news since the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces opened for business on Oct 1: delays, broken web pages and glitches galore. While there have been enormous difficulties for the ACA's health insurance exchanges, the problems have been largely confined to the 34 state marketplaces that the federal government runs. In 16 other states and the District of Columbia, the state-run exchanges seem to be working fine.
Some of them are actually doing pretty well -- at least when compared with the others. Kentucky has already enrolled 15,000 people in health insurance plans with few problems. And within two weeks, California said that 95,000 people had started applications for insurance.
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So anywhere the Feds go, trouble followed. Great endorsement and how about those great increases in costs?
Truth from ABC?
There is not a measurable IQ in the whole pile of worms.
My gawd, man, they’re ‘reporters’.
“Myth: Obamacare is leading to part-time jobs “
Looks like the ABCNews readers aren’t buying this propaganda piece from the comments below.
In WV most of the people signed up for Obamacare through an agency went into Medicaid
All that tells me is that individual states which opted to build an exchange did a far better job of it than the Feds.
Which is yet another argument in favor of Federalism and NOT having a huge, overarching, all-powerful central government.
In WV the only insurer who is even participating in the exchange is Highmark BC/BS out of Pittsburgh. Seems most of them knew something.
They need to be held to account for these statements:
“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.”
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.”
“Average savings will be $2500 per year.”
“...cost less than your cell phone bill.”
Yeah, confined to only 68% of the states. (Or did I make a math error? What's 34 divided by 57?) And that's all of the ones the feds are running.
The word confined is normally used to denote a small population of a much larger population, as in: "The meningitis outbreak was confined to only 6 people out of the 7 million living in New York." One would not say: "The deaths due to the bubonic plague were confined to 75 million of the 100 million people in western Europe."
Like Bob Beckel reported yesterday, he said something negative on ACA on The View, and got a call from the White House.
As we go forward the propaganda machine is all that matters.
Truth is what they say it is.
We are going to hear a lot more about the “millions of happy 0bamacare enrollees”. (don’t you want to join them?)
They are going to showcase both the sad stories of the new hope as a result of 0bamacare, as well as, the young healthy enrollee that wants to “do their part” for the greater good.
We are going to see a massive ad campaign featuring celebrities from film, television, music and sports.
I imagine their ad campaign was only delayed because of the website problems, but it is coming.
ABC is working pretty hard in the office of propaganda, it seems.
I demand that the IRS send me my $2500 check, pronto.
Does the rport track people dropping from fuill-time to part-time?
Between August and September the economy has added 691,000 full-time jobs, while it has lost 594,000 part-time jobs, according to the [modified] September jobs report.
The underlying data shows a loss of full time jobs, and a gain in part time jobs in similar but opposite numbers. It needs adjustment for seasonal events, but that seems excessive.
“In WV most of the people signed up for Obamacare through an agency went into Medicaid.”
Same in Washington State: so far only 4,500 have signed up for individual plans, whereas 31,000 have signed up for Medicaid. And about 75%-85% of all enrollees will be wholly or mostly subsidized.