Last year before the elections, two conservative women were watching my daughter and me prepare a CNN iReport on policies affecting students and Americans in general. The two women above were interested in what we were doing and when asked said they had something to say.
This morning MSNBC Chuck Todd assessed that the Obama Presidency using the Republican moniker of Obamacare for the Affordable Care Act while cute was stupid. Todd vastly underestimates the success of the Republicans in promoting that name so much so that most Americans immediately identify with the Obamacare as opposed to the Affordable Care Act.
When asked about the Affordable Care Act the women above were completely oblivious to it. When told it was Obamacare they immediately knew what I was talking about and said they did not know it by that name. The two women interviewed are probative.
If these women understood that Obamacare forced insurance companies to use at least 80 percent of their premiums to pay for health care cost, prevent insurance companies from rescinding their policies when they most needed it most, provide breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and other health screenings as part of every policy, prevent lifetime caps that likely prevent most medical bankruptcies, and ensure that everybody have skin in the health care domain who can afford it, would they think differently? Would they think differently when they realize that pre-Obamacare the wild wild west of medical insurance was more about profits than health outcomes? When the morality of America’s health care system pre and post Obamacare is examined, many of those opposing will be ashamed of their opposing stance.
The interview went well and just talking to them gives me hope that when the truth is spoken and respect is acquired, people can agree on real truths.
Listen to the interview and tell me what you think.