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Dallas, TX

#1 Sep 29, 2013
Health care exchanges open on Oct. 1, 2013. The right-wing tea party Republican misinformation and lying campaign is already in high gear. According to many polls the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is at its lowest level of support. What law not in full effect could tolerate this onslaught of lies and misinformation aided by a corporate media? Not any.

While many oppose Obamacare for strict ideological reasons on both the left and the right, the bulk of the opposition is confusion. When 60+percent of the citizenry are confused about a law, no opinion can be considered valid. Yet, if that law is better than the present, it is safe to assume that support would run more positive than negative.

Ideological opposition on the right comes from the Randian false believe in full self-sufficiency and laissez-faire capitalism. It is an immoral point of view that is vogue among right-wing politicians trying to destroy Americaís social construct. Of course most of those who believe in this ideology could not really live in it. They neither have the resources or aptitude to do so.

Ideological opposition on the left comes from the mathematical fact that a single-payer system void of profits is the most efficient form of "health insurance." Moreover, most on the left rightfully view health care as a human right. It is inhumane that health care is based on oneís ability to pay. It is inhumane that oneís entire future could be dictated by the chance of becoming ill.

In that light, while Obamacare is not the best option, it is the best option that was attainable given a corrupt Congress and a corrupt political process. It is imperative that Americans enroll in the exchanges. It is imperative that Obamacare as a first step in our health care reform is marginally successful.

While it is not spoken about much, Obamacare is the first step on a path toward a single-payer system. Those on the left that are upset that it isnít a single payer system already must stay in the game. They must continue to fight for single payer. That said, they should not be fighting against this law because it was not their ideal or because in the initial stages of this law private insurance companies will still reap an unearned profit from skimming. Battles are won either incrementally or revolutionarily. The second option is simply not in the current American DNA. As such all must play the long game. HR 676 will be a closer reality if Obamacare is effected.

Republican governors that refused to setup exchanges may have actually aided that process by having the federal government run their exchanges. Simply having Americans start their health care choices at one website ( http://healthcare.gov ) is the beginning.

What follows below the fold is a helpful kit to equip you with all you need to know to fight those attempting to sabotage the last stages of Obamacare implementation. It was put together by some very smart people who understand successful messaging. Please share widely.

More at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/29/1241...

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unaffordable health care

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 2, 2013
Schmahl Defucker wrote:
Republicans don't care about the truth or what is right. Only about the almighty dollar.
Straight from the liberal media : Facts are in

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/...

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.
china

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 3, 2013
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/ ...

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

the 4 plus americans will be stuck with the bill for the 1.
unaffordable health care wrote:
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Straight from the liberal media : Facts are in
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/...
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.
welfare for all

Chicago, IL

#11 Oct 3, 2013
china wrote:
http://politicalticker.blogs.c nn.com/2013/10/...
Less than one in five Americans say their families will be better off under the new health care law, according to a new poll.
the 4 plus americans will be stuck with the bill for the 1.
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Hasn't that been the game plan all along? Make the middle class working class pay for the freeloaders?

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