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What is it about some people that makes them suckers for almost every bit of nonsense they hear from the right-wing noise machine (see image above)?
Even some of my Facebook friends — nice folks, mind you (else they wouldn’t be my friends) — are buying into false reports that Congress is entertaining legislation that would exempt its members and their staff and families from Obamacare.
HERE‘s what FactCheck.org says:
To me, the most fascinating aspect of the chart above is the indication that 19 percent of Americans think Obamacare has been repealed by Congress or overturned by the Supreme Court.
The story is HERE:
Despite the fact that Obamacare has been in place for over three years at this point, a lot of Americans still remain confused about the specific nature of the health reform law. Last month, a Kaiser Health poll revealed that many Americans still can’t correctly identify Obamacare’s provisions. Now, Kaiser’s most recent polling finds that 42 percent of Americans aren’t sure about whether Obamacare …
The incomparable Ezra Klein offers a FASCINATING THEORY:
Republicans have done everything possible to keep Obamacare from getting up and running smoothly. They’ve refused to sign off on any budget that includes the necessary money for implementation. At a hearing last week where Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana warned of a “train wreck” if the rollout wasn’t effectively managed, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the ranking Republican on the committee, attacked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for implementing the law with existing funds.
This Talking Points Memo wrap-up of yesterday’s news includes clips of surprisingly astute political observations from the gang at Fox News regarding Paul Ryan’s pipe dream of getting rid of Obamacare.
A growing number of Republican governors have dropped all their defiant rhetoric about the Affordable Care Act and have chosen instead to accept President Obama’s expansion of government-funded health care for the poor.
These GOP converts include John Kasich of Ohio, Jan Brewer of Arizona, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Susana Martinez of New Mexico — and now Rick Scott of Florida (above).