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Implementation isnít whatís wrong with Obamacare
washington post ^ | 5/2/2013 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 05/03/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by tobyhill

The public still doesn’t like Obamacare and still doesn’t like President Obama’s handling of health care in general.

The latest Fox News poll (one of many with similar results) tells us:

While a 54-percent majority would repeal the law, 41 percent would keep it in place. That’s mostly unchanged from two years ago, when 56 percent said they would cancel it and 39 percent wanted the law to remain (January 2011).

On the law itself views are divided along partisan lines. By a 48 percentage-point margin, most Democrats favor keeping Obamacare (72-24 percent), while Republicans favor repealing it by an even wider 77-point margin (87-10 percent).

Independents also favor repeal, but by a narrower 16-point margin (53-37 percent).

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Josh Kraushaar at National Journal writes:

Obama’s health care law was designed to expand access to the uninsured. It’s a noble goal, if not necessarily a smart political priority. (It’s more popular to advocate for improved health care, not expanded access.) But to win support for the law, Obama claimed it would lower costs, improve the quality of care and not force anyone off their current health care plan. That’s not shaping up to be the case. Premiums are rising, employer uncertainty is growing and voters aren’t viewing the law favorably – with many not even aware of the frontloaded benefits already in place. And even on the access side, the law of unintended consequences is kicking in: Some large retail companies are cutting back employee hours so they won’t have to offer health insurance. That’s not good for the economy or health care access.

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KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; obamacarecost; obamacarepremiums

1 posted on 05/03/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Eventually, people experience the reality of this old phrase: You think health care is expensive now? Wait’ll it’s free!

As long as Obamacare is in the “those that are against it say we’ll be sorry” phase, It is relatively easy to ignore them. Once people are experiencing the “boy, am I sorry” “rubber meets the road” phase, Public opinion will change mightily.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: tobyhill

And WaPo, just exactly what exactly is “right” about Obamadorkcare?

Your essay on that will compete for the world’s shortest article.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 9:38:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: tobyhill

I’ll tell you what’s wrong with Obama care.Your giving something to someone who hasn’t earned it and making the poor sob that did earn it pay for everyone else


4 posted on 05/03/2013 9:42:40 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: tobyhill
The public still doesn’t like Obamacare and still doesn’t like President Obama’s handling of health care in general.

Since when does that matter?

The Washington Post and its ilk are certain they can cram this down our throats no matter what we want. That's the whole point, that's their reason for living.

5 posted on 05/03/2013 9:43:21 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Da Coyote
And WaPo, just exactly what exactly is “right” about Obamadorkcare?

And the Washington Pest is just figuring out some of what's wrong? We knew it years ago. DOH!

6 posted on 05/03/2013 9:53:09 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: tobyhill

When you jam something down the public’s unwilling throat you shouldn’t be surprised when it comes right back in your face under pressure!


7 posted on 05/03/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: puppypusher
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with Obama care.Your giving something to someone who hasn’t earned it and making the poor sob that did earn it pay for everyone else

But that's only the tip of the iceberg. You are administering it with hundreds of thousands of uncaring unelected unaccountable bureaucrats - and you are turning citizens into line item expenses....meaning they'll naturally turn on each other.

8 posted on 05/03/2013 9:55:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: tobyhill

“Obama’s health care law was designed to expand access to the uninsured”

From what I have heard and seen, the gov’t has spent more money hassling Obama care than it would take to purchase insurance for all of the under/un insured.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 9:57:56 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Democrats are experts at redefining words.)
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To: tobyhill
And even on the access side, the law of unintended consequences is kicking in: Some large retail companies are cutting back employee hours so they won’t have to offer health insurance.

By "unintended consequences" they mean "completely foreseeable and rational results."

10 posted on 05/03/2013 10:01:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: tobyhill

Obamacare was forced on us against our wills and against the laws of the land by political manuvering. Extorting money now to implement it is like China charging the family for the bullet used to execute their dad.


11 posted on 05/03/2013 10:05:42 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: tobyhill
Some large retail companies are cutting back employee hours so they won’t have to offer health insurance.

Companies are replacing 40 hour per week employees with two 20 hour per week workers to avoid providing healthcare. Obama and the media love it because it looks like he created a new job. Of course, the results are devastating to the workers and their well-being. The only part that's hard to figure out is how they will blame GW Bush.

12 posted on 05/03/2013 10:08:32 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: cuban leaf
Once people are experiencing the “boy, am I sorry” “rubber meets the road” phase, Public opinion will change mightily.

I posted something similar on another thread. Sooner or later, patients will want treatment under Obamacare. Sooner or later, a prescription will need filling. Sooner or later, a physician, a surgeon, a nurse, and a pharmacist will all want payment for services and products rendered.

Getting the rubber ready for the road describes all those scenarios. And if you've heard the horror stories about people abusing 911, or about showing up in an emergency room for a headache, we ain't seen nothing yet.

13 posted on 05/03/2013 11:31:12 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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