Old people who hate Obamacare generally don’t know what they’re talking about

As an elderly person myself — I’m 72 — I can understand that lots of people my age and especially those who are older can become confused by the increasing complexity of life in the 21st century. But even I am surprised at the extent of opposition to Obamacare among geezers, virtually none of whom are directly affected by the law, at least in any negative way. Public opinion polls, for example, show that repeal of Obamacare is mostly strongly supported by old folks, as if they find the law a burden. It’s actually the...

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It seems that the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare is pretty much over

Don’t expect Republicans in Congress to shout about it from the rooftops, but it appears that they’ve dismounted their favorite legislative hobby horse: They’re no longer trying to repeal Obamacare.- The story is HERE: After five years and more than 50 votes in Congress, the Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act is essentially over. GOP congressional leaders, unable to roll back the law while President Obama remains in office and unwilling to again threaten a government shutdown to pressure him, are focused...

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Justice Scalia naively says he expects that the GOP can produce an alternative to Obamacare

The oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court the other day in a case involving a legal challenge to Obamacare was good for one thing, if nothing else: It showed that Justice Antonin Scalia is a real piece of work (to borrow a popular term of a few decades back). The evidence of this arose when Scalia argued that the disastrous consequences of overturning Obamacare could easily be mitigated by Congress. Oh, yeah. Sure they could. This Republican Congress is ready and able to replace Obamacare with its own health-care reforms. And it...

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Surprise! Big Business seems none too eager to see the Supreme Court get rid of Obamacare!

The lords and masters of the right-wing noise machine might be surprised to learn — if they haven’t already noticed — that much of the business community is siding with the Obama administration or otherwise isn’t bothering to involve itself in a Supreme Court case in which the very survival of the Affordable Care Act is at stake. As I see it, this doesn’t bode well for the Republican cause in this matter. There’s more about all of this HERE: We generally think of Big Business and Corporate America aligning...

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Remember that Obamacare “train wreck”? Well, it never really happened

It’s kind of funny how¬† we don’t hear much chortling from Republican politicians any more about how the Affordable Care Act is “a train wreck.” Oh, there are still some GOPers who haven’t received the memo yet or who figure that their constituents are so clueless that they’ll believe anything negative about President Obama. But the truth of the matter gradually is emerging, as we see HERE: The politics of the health care law have undergone a sea change since its disastrous rollout last fall, when many...

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