There's some good Obamacare press out in the mainstream media, for a change.
A lot of folks on this site are aware of the need to weigh the benefits of Obamacare against some of its' recent troubles. However, that may not necessarily be true of the country as a whole, which has been subjected to almost nonstop negative media coverage of Obamacare by the mass media ever since the national website made its extremely awkward national debut.
However, the following article appeared on yahoo.com as a featured article today. It's unusual because, up until now, it has become almost expected to see one negative Obamacare story after another on yahoo.com. My guess is that yahoo.com isn't significantly different than other mainstream national media outlets, in terms of their laziness/obsession with continuing to beat the anti-Obamacare drum, like the lemmings that they are.
This article, however, from the “Wall St. Cheat Sheet,” but, more importantly, featured on yahoo's main web page is very very different, though. The article, essentially, says what a lot of people here at dailykos have been saying for a while, that once people start signing up for and receiving health insurance under Obamacare it will become increasingly difficult for Republicans to be able to kill it off.
The article, written by a Meghan Foley, states what the rest of us suspected, but most Americans have not necessarily been exposed to...a more objective assessment of Obamacare from a long term view and how the entire politics of the situation changes once those millions and millions of people who sign up start receiving benefits.
This could just be an “outlier” article, so to speak, from someone tired of regurgitating the Republicans' talking points day after day, and who sees the situation as fluid. But, my guess is that even the lazy national news media (which usually finds it easier to just “go with the flow” rather than actually engage in real journalism) will soon become tired of the same old anti-Obamacare rhetoric and Republican talking points and will start looking for a new “angle.”
The headline says it all: “For GOP, it's Time to Stop Criticizing Obamacare.”
Unless healthcare.gov or the Obama administration hand them a new reason to continue the negative onslaught (it will be a great relief to finally see the “drip,” “drip,” “drip” phase of negative Obamacare news be finally over with), the fact that this article appeared at all, least of all on a very mainstream outlet such as yahoo.com gives me hope that, perhaps, we're beginning to turn a corner regarding Obamacare (and the president's poll numbers, too (?)).
Can it be said that Obamacare is now turning a corner due to this one article? No. But, hopefully, this is an indicator.
It sure would be good to start the new year with a fresh media narrative regarding Affordable Care Act.