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  •  Maybe, maybe not in this case (4+ / 0-)
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    New Rule, SoCaliana, ColoTim, Ray Pensador

    I think it's partly a perspective issue.  There have been several articles written recently about the upcoming "train wreck" of Obamacare.  They are mostly written by right wing shills, who opposed it in the first place and would like nothing better than to see Obama's signature legislation fail.  
    Frankly I'm glad this diary was written as I recently saw the same article linked in a supposed left wing site, Huffington Post.
    IMO, with a large percentage of the public being fairly ignorant about the law, the spin in the news media has a tendency of turn into "accepted fact" hence the effort to discredit everything about the law.
    Furthermore I believe that the resistance of some republican governors and legislatures to even try and make this work in their states by denying health coverage to the poor is intentional.  Then they can say that Obamacare was bad for the country, when in reality it's success depends on people trying to make it work.
    Yes Obamacare could use some improvement like a Public Option and better regulation of prescription drug prices, or at least what the insurance companies charge.  But it's a helluva lot better than what we've had before with a completely "laissez faire" private health insurance system that is geared solely toward the very wealthy to be able to afford the best medical care.

    Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?

    by Tx LIberal on Thu May 02, 2013 at 09:18:54 AM PDT

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