Obama explains why Republicans won't ...

Obama explains why Republicans won't be calling it Obamacare for much longer

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Schmahl Spew

New Providence, NJ

#1 Sep 26, 2013
Earlier today in Maryland, President Obama delivered a barnburner of a speech, defending Obamacare and taking on its tea party Republican critics with a vintage mix of policy wonkiness and pointed political barbs. Early in his remarks, he pointed out why Republicans are in such a fever to defeat Obamacare now:

Now, five days from now, on October 1st, millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance because they’ve been priced out of the market or because they’ve been denied access because of a preexisting condition will finally be able to buy quality, affordable health insurance.

Quality, affordable health insurance is a pretty good thing to have—it's certainly not the monster that Obamacare's critics have claimed the law will be, so they want to stop it before it starts. That's not surprising, but what is surprising is that they are so open about recognizing this fact:

Just the other day, one Republican in Congress said we need to shut this thing down before the marketplaces open and people get to see that they’ll be getting coverage and getting these subsidies because — and I’m going to quote him here — he said,“It’s going to prove almost impossible to undo Obamacare.” So, in other words, we’ve got to shut this thing down before people find out that they like it.

The Republican to which Obama referred? None other than Texas Ottawa Sen. Rafael Ted Calgary Cruz. And you know what? Cruz is right! Obamacare will be hard to undo ... because it will be popular. But unfortunately:

The closer we’ve gotten to this date, the more irresponsible folks who are opposed to this law have become. Some of the same Republicans who warned three years ago that this law would be “Armageddon.”
goose

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 29, 2013
Seems odd that for all their whining Republicans have yet to come up with an alternative to Obamacare.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Oct 2, 2013
Earlier today in Maryland, President Obama delivered a barnburner of a speech, defending Obamacare ...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/26/1241...
unaffordable health care

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Oct 2, 2013
Less than one in five Americans say their families will be better off under the new health care law, according to a new poll.

But a CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday morning also indicates a majority say the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will help some people, with 37% saying the law, which is gradually starting to kick in, won't help anyone.

According to the poll, four in 10 say the new law will make their families worse off, while 41% believe it will have no effect.

Seventeen percent think the measure will be a good thing for themselves or their families.

The poll's release comes on the same day as a key element of the health care law takes effect, as Americans without insurance can begin enrolling in state insurance exchanges.

And it comes hours after the shutdown of the federal government courtesy of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law.

According to the poll, 36% say they won't benefit from the new law but other families will. If you add to that the 17% who believe Obamacare will help them personally, the survey indicates that most Americans see some good coming from it. Some 37% say no one in the country will benefit from the measure.

As the exchanges open for business, 52% say the health insurance system created by Obamacare is a disaster waiting to happen, with 45% saying the system will eventually work.

The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International September 27-29, with 803 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

With most components of the health care law not taking effect until 2014, many Americans still don't have a full grasp of Obamacare, and a couple of surveys from other organizations conducted in September indicated that only a minority said they knew a lot about the law.
Schmahl Spew wrote:
Earlier today in Maryland, President Obama delivered a barnburner of a speech, defending Obamacare and taking on its tea party Republican critics with a vintage mix of policy wonkiness and pointed political barbs. Early in his remarks, he pointed out why Republicans are in such a fever to defeat Obamacare now:
Now, five days from now, on October 1st, millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance because they’ve been priced out of the market or because they’ve been denied access because of a preexisting condition will finally be able to buy quality, affordable health insurance.
Quality, affordable health insurance is a pretty good thing to have—it's certainly not the monster that Obamacare's critics have claimed the law will be, so they want to stop it before it starts. That's not surprising, but what is surprising is that they are so open about recognizing this fact:
Just the other day, one Republican in Congress said we need to shut this thing down before the marketplaces open and people get to see that they’ll be getting coverage and getting these subsidies because — and I’m going to quote him here — he said,“It’s going to prove almost impossible to undo Obamacare.” So, in other words, we’ve got to shut this thing down before people find out that they like it.
The Republican to which Obama referred? None other than Texas Ottawa Sen. Rafael Ted Calgary Cruz. And you know what? Cruz is right! Obamacare will be hard to undo ... because it will be popular. But unfortunately:
The closer we’ve gotten to this date, the more irresponsible folks who are opposed to this law have become. Some of the same Republicans who warned three years ago that this law would be “Armageddon.”

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#7 Oct 2, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
Earlier today in Maryland, President Obama delivered a barnburner of a speech, defending Obamacare ...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/26/1241...
I fail to understand why these pro obama clowns don't want to provide links to these articles they keep posting. Mostly from huffington and dailykos. Do you suppose they are ashamed of their reading choices? Or do they just think is sounds really spiffy and don't care about giving credit to the original authors. You know...plagiarism.
disaster waiting

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Oct 2, 2013
As the exchanges open for business, 52% say the health insurance system created by Obamacare is a disaster waiting to happen, with 45% saying the system will eventually work.
Schmahl Spew wrote:
Earlier today in Maryland, President Obama delivered a barnburner of a speech, defending Obamacare and taking on its tea party Republican critics with a vintage mix of policy wonkiness and pointed political barbs. Early in his remarks, he pointed out why Republicans are in such a fever to defeat Obamacare now:
Now, five days from now, on October 1st, millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance because they’ve been priced out of the market or because they’ve been denied access because of a preexisting condition will finally be able to buy quality, affordable health insurance.
Quality, affordable health insurance is a pretty good thing to have—it's certainly not the monster that Obamacare's critics have claimed the law will be, so they want to stop it before it starts. That's not surprising, but what is surprising is that they are so open about recognizing this fact:
Just the other day, one Republican in Congress said we need to shut this thing down before the marketplaces open and people get to see that they’ll be getting coverage and getting these subsidies because — and I’m going to quote him here — he said,“It’s going to prove almost impossible to undo Obamacare.” So, in other words, we’ve got to shut this thing down before people find out that they like it.
The Republican to which Obama referred? None other than Texas Ottawa Sen. Rafael Ted Calgary Cruz. And you know what? Cruz is right! Obamacare will be hard to undo ... because it will be popular. But unfortunately:
The closer we’ve gotten to this date, the more irresponsible folks who are opposed to this law have become. Some of the same Republicans who warned three years ago that this law would be “Armageddon.”

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#10 Oct 2, 2013
goose wrote:
Seems odd that for all their whining Republicans have yet to come up with an alternative to Obamacare.
That's because it is not the governments job to manage health care. Didn't you learn from all of the other programs this government had botched?

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