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  •  Actually it's EXACTLY what they ought to do: (1+ / 0-)
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    The last thing Democrats want to do, with a law as complicated and full of moving parts as the Affordable Care Act, is explain what the law actually does.
    Exactly backwards: the more people understand this law, the more they will see all the ways its designed to protect and help.

    The big mistake in Massachusetts is they just said, "It's the law, obey it," and thought it was self-evident that it was a good thing. People had to figure it out themselves.

    Democrats should bend over backwards at every opportunity to explain how the mechanics of the ACA protect people. The more people understand it, the more they will love it. Oversimplification is playing the opponent's game on this one.

    Non futuis apud Boston

    by kenlac on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 05:35:57 PM PST

    •  Pfffft. We've already done that (1+ / 0-)
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      and it isn't working apparently.

      The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

      by dfarrah on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 05:49:48 PM PST

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      •  And, we have to keep at it. (0+ / 0-)

        Explaining, explaining and explaining some more.  To this day there are people that get their "news" from that Faux Entertainment Enterprise and think they are being informed.

        This health insurance reform is a monumental achievement of not only President Obama but a real positive for this nation.  We are finally stepping into the 21st Century and will join the other Western Industrialized countries with a better vehicle to insure our citizens.

        It is an unprecedented reform, never before done and it would have been totally shocking if it went smoothly.  It will take at least a decade for all the moving parts to level off.  

        In the meantime, these Republican fools play the game of saboteur.  It is rather hilarious to hear their bluster.  It will all come back to haunt them.

    •  It worked okay in Massacusetts (0+ / 0-)

      Romneycare was an improvement.  Far from perfect, but it filled a gap.  The exchange essentially created a good high-risk pool, replacing the awful underwritten individual market.  The small business / small group market continue to operate pretty well, with a few good local HMOs, and the large group market was never the biggest problem.  So we ended up with a very high insured rate.

      Of course there was no partisan bickering trying to knock it down.  It had Mitt's name on it but it was a Democratic legislature (>2/3 Democratic veto-proof margins) that passed it, so it was really a bipartisan compromise.

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