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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Will today’s court ruling against Obamacare backfire on Republicans?

At this writing, the big political story of the day is a federal appeals court ruling that says insurance subsidies granted to certain states under terms of the Affordable Care Act are invalid. The decision is widely viewed as potentially fatal to Obamacare, depending on what the Supreme Court says about the matter. But a question arises: Is this all of this good news for Republicans? Brian Beutler has his doubts, as we see HERE: An adverse Supreme Court ruling would throw the ACA into chaos in three dozen states, including huge states like...

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Report: Thanks to Obamacare, federal spending on health care is declining

Don’t tell your right-wing friends about THIS. It will only confuse them. The growth of federal spending on health care will continue to decline as a proportion of the overall economy in the coming decades, in part because of cost controls mandated by President Obama’s health care law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday. The budget office said in its annual 25-year forecast that federal spending on major health care programs would amount to 8 percent of gross domestic product by 2039, one-tenth of a percentage...

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Poll: Most Republicans think Jesus would have opposed universal healthcare

A new poll commissioned by YouGov SHOWS that people of a certain political persuasion are highly delusional: According to the results of the poll, a majority of Democrats and independents have read the same version of Christianity’s Holy Book as I. For Republicans, however, it appears that, once again, they’ve conflated Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged with the Bible. Eighty percent of Democrats and 52 percent of independents said Jesus would support universal healthcare. Indeed it’s hard to imagine Jesus would deny care to those who lack the...

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Vast majority of Republicans who bought Obamacare coverage are pleased with it

The right-wing noise machine would probably dismiss THESE PEOPLE as RINOs (Republicans In Name Only): About three-quarters of Republicans who obtained health insurance under Obamacare are satisfied with their coverage, according to a survey published Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund. The survey found that 74 percent of Republicans said they were very or somewhat satisfied with their new coverage. Overall, 78 percent of Americans said they were satisfied: 73 percent of those enrolled in a private plan and 84 percent of those enrolled in...

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