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    hope will get you a cheap cuppa coffee if you're lucky. Our media is compromised, there's no way they're going to start looking at real success where the ACA is concerned.

    I've heard way more "good" stories than "bad"  ones. But the fact remains, some of the bad ones are doozies. Of course, every one of them I've heard are from people whose idiot state governments opted out of expanding Medicaid. So that's a decent, factual, non-threatening pushback as well. It doesn't help, in terms of changing the outcome for people living in such states (you can't very well say to them "If you don't like it, then move!", for example). But it's still a valid reason.

    In fact, it goes over like gangbusters for me here in Florida--it's usually where I can stop putting up justifications. Because everyone knows what a shitheel Rick Scott is.

    Just don't get me started about the lack of competition--in Florida, you're pretty much at the mercy of BC/BS unless you live in a big city, and even then it's not guaranteed. So this shit has a long way to go before people are going to warm up to it. The biggest problem the ACA has is that it still grants inordinate power to Insurance Companies. They still need much more regulating.

    The words "regulating" and "regulations" also resonate.

    Honestly, why the hell couldn't we have just expanded Medicare? It would have been so much fucking easier to build on something we already had in place. Those who bitch about "creating new bureaucracy"? I got nothin' for them, in terms of "comforting, mature words in response". And that is a BIG part of peoples' anger, too.

    So, ummmm, maybe...back to work for you, Wonk! More is needed before this will sell easily  :)

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 08:20:53 AM PST

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