5 GOP Obamacare Talking Points That H...

5 GOP Obamacare Talking Points That Have Bitten The Dust

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Better Health Care

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 8, 2014
The New York Times reported Wednesday that a large majority of people who signed up for Obamacare have paid their premiums on time. While these numbers vary based on the state and the type of plan, The Times says around 80 percent of those who signed up are paying, which is required for insurance coverage to start.

And, just like that, another Republican talking point about the Affordable Care Act has been debunked.

This idea that Obamacare beneficiaries would not pay their premiums, effectively dooming the young law, is in good company. A number of Republican talking points about Obamacare have bitten the dust recently. From the completely outlandish — death panels, government-funded abortions, etc.— to the notion that the Obama administration would never hit its enrollment target, they’ve ranged in viability, but have all nonetheless evaporated.

Here’s a look back at five anti-Obamacare talking points that have inevitably been disproved.

No One Will Sign Up

The line was repeated ad nauseam by Republican detractors of the president. But — not surprisingly — saying it over and over didn’t make it come true.

There was the time House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said:“Above all, this report is a symbol of the failure of the president’s health care law… It is a rolling calamity that must be scrapped,” after the initial low enrollment numbers were released. Or when Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted:“106,185 people enrolled in Obamacare. 108,713 attended the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Cowboys Stadium.#FullRepeal.”

At the end of March, the White House released enrollment numbers that exceeded its initial goal of seven million. By the end of the first open enrollment period, signups were skyrocketing, eventually closing at above eight million.

Still, this hasn’t stopped some conservative pundits from questioning the success of the law. Charles Krauthammer, for example, now subscribes to the conspiracy theory that the numbers were fabricated by the administration.

“These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden it’s to a decimal point,” Krauthammer actually said on television.

More at http://www.nationalmemo.com/debunked-5-gop-ob...

Since: Apr 12

St. Paul, MN

#2 May 9, 2014
Now that Obamacare has been proven a success, the Republicans went back to Benghazi. Isn't this something like the eighth Benghazi investigation now?

United States

#3 May 10, 2014
Yeah griddy! And just when will we get some real answers??
If this had happened under a GOP administration you would be screaming for heads to roll!!
Oh yeah you guys did that with Afgahnastan, Iraq, VietNam (to go back a ways), etc, etc.
We need some "real" answers no matter what party!!!

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