Poll: More than two-thirds of Americans support Obamacare contraception mandate

I’ve always argued that public opinion should have nothing to do with how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on matters of law and constitutionality. That’s why I think it’s silly, if not also stupid, for advocates of one side or another in cases before the high court to hold demonstrations outside the court building — as if the justices are likely to look out their windows and tailor their rulings to the passions of the shouting partisans. Having said that, however, I find it more than a little interesting that most...

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Don’t look now, but Obamacare is working — and working well

Most Republican politicians, in league with the right-wing noise machine (Fox News, et al), want you to believe that the Affordable Care Act has been and still is an unmitigated disaster. But that’s not the reality of the situation, and pretty soon the American public will wake up to the facts of the matter. Eugene Robinson outlines a few of those facts HERE: It’s all over but the shouting: Obamacare is working. All the naysaying in the world can’t drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature...

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Rate of uninsured much higher in states that shunned Medicaid expansion under ACA

Republican rhetoric concerning the Affordable Care Act  has been mostly dishonest from the get-go, as anyone who’s been paying close attention should know. But the chickens increasingly are coming home to roost as Obamacare begins to take hold. Consider, for example, THIS EVIDENCE: The overall numbers are in, and for all its warts, Obamacare appears to have extended insurance coverage to about ten million people who didn’t have it before… According to Gallup, the share of Americans who lack health insurance has fallen to the...

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Advent of Obamacare reduces rate of uninsured

The Affordable Care Act may well experience some legislative tinkering in the next few years, but its fundamental permanence is increasingly becoming a fact of American life with each passing day. Still, denialism among pathological Obamaphobes will persist for a while more. We shouldn’t expect, for example, the right-wing noise machine to acknowledge news like THIS: The share of uninsured Americans has fallen to its lowest level since late 2008, according to a new Gallup poll, another indicator that Obamacare is reducing the ranks of...

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Back in the ’90s, Republicans were advised to oppose health-care reform at all costs

Anyone who thinks that the Republican Party’s die-hard resistance to the Affordable Care Act is based on anything other than political self-interest has got another think coming. The GOP’s current stance on health-care reform did not suddenly arise with the presidency of Barack Obama. It dates back to when Obama was still teaching law at the University of Chicago and had yet to run for public office. In fact, it goes back at least  a whole political generation, as we see HERE: In light of Obamacare achieving its goal of 7 million...

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