Amazingly this exchange took place on CNN where Steve Beshear Governor of Kentucky explained that for states who chose to implement their own exchanges - as was intended by the Affordable Care Act - their "Glitches" have been few and far between.  

We’re signing up people at roughly a thousand a day. It’s a great rate and a great success so far,” he told on CNN’s “New Day,” describing the market as “a gold standard because it’s working.”...

[The Federal System] will be working fully in a month or two.  History shows us that [after the implication of Medicare] it took two years to get it all working properly.  This will all work.

Later the CNN Hosts talks to Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) - she of the Run-Away AR-15 - to get their usual "other side" of the obligatory "both sides" view - only to have her attempt to completely contradict and dismiss everything that Gov. Beshear had just said.

Only something interesting happened, the CNN Host wasn't having it.


ELLMERS: I know you had the clip of the governor and God bless him. He’s talking about a situation that he supports. American people cannot wait for this. There are hard working taxpayers –

CAROL COSTELLO (HOST): Was the governor joshing us? Is he not telling the truth?

ELLMERS: I’m not exactly sure it is working in Kentucky…..

COSTELLO: So the governor when he says he’s signing up 1,000 people a day and wants to get the 640,000 people in Kentucky insured, he’s just saying that for political purposes?

ELLMERS: Well, you know, let’s look again at the grand scheme of things. It is a failure at monumental levels. [...]

COSTELLO: But you’re discounting everything that the Kentucky governor is saying. Instead of sitting down with him and saying, governor, let’s talk and figure this out together. Let’s figure out what’s political in what you’re saying. You’re discounting what he has to say outright.

Though the federal HealthCare.gov appears to face serious technical problems, state-run marketplaces like Kentucky appear adept at quickly fixing problems and are successfully enrolling people. In Kentucky, 10,766 applications for health coverage were initiated on the first day and “6,909 completed and 2,989 families were enrolled.” Nearly 150,000 New Yorkers have signed up for Obamacare and 35,528 enrollments were completed in three weeks in Washington state.

During the discussion Rep. Ellmers endorses the Republicans American Healthcare Reform Act which it seems is largely just another big Tort Reform Bill that would remove the Ban on Pre-Existing Conditions, would remove the ability to keep your children on your healthcare until they're 26 - (although it would provide a Fund for the poor to purchase these seperately)  it would take away "Obama Regulators" - which in short, would remove all the protections, minimum coverage requirements and life-time caps - and put "Decisions in the hands the Consumers" - in other words, "Good Luck, Chumps!"  And of course, no more Exchanges where cost can be amortized across are large pool of applicants.

There you have it. Typical Tea Bagging.  When confronted with Facts that contradict their delusions they try to Huff and Puff and Blow Your Reality Down!.

Except sometimes, it just doesn't work - because some of us aren't living in the BullShit-Based World.


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