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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Not surprising. People are now realizing the truth that ObamaCare isn't what they said it was.
    Well, we all know popular opinion is always right and well informed.

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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, we all know popular opinion is always right and well informed.
    They are very well informed when they have to pay higher for something that was supposed to cost less. Or loose the insurance they had that was promised they could keep. I would say the people are well informed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    They are very well informed when they have to pay higher for something that was supposed to cost less. Or loose the insurance they had that was promised they could keep. I would say the people are well informed.
    You mean like we were before reform? Nothing new has actually happened.

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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, we all know popular opinion is always right and well informed.
    Yeah, so naturally it's A-OK for a legislature to enact legislation which it knows perfectly well the public doesn't want. That's democracy!
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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    They are very well informed when they have to pay higher for something that was supposed to cost less. Or loose the insurance they had that was promised they could keep. I would say the people are well informed.
    its not like the health care system was a paragon of excellence before reform. you can't undo medicare because it is a debt. not a financial debt but a debt to society.

    how will you explain to the people promised the benefits of medicare that taking away the program and throwing the entire health care system to the wolfs known as the free market would benifit them?

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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Yeah, so naturally it's A-OK for a legislature to enact legislation which it knows perfectly well the public doesn't want. That's democracy!
    Thats really not true. They wanted everything in the legislation other than paying for it. Dishonest folks pretend they know know what all the numbers show.

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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Thats really not true. They wanted everything in the legislation other than paying for it. Dishonest folks pretend they know know what all the numbers show.
    The scheme nearly provoked riots during the summer of 2009, the people of Massachusetts [Massachusetts!] elected Scott Brown for the specific purpose of thwarting the scheme, and polling then, now, and every time period in between, shows majorities who want it repealed.
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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    its not like the health care system was a paragon of excellence before reform. you can't undo medicare because it is a debt. not a financial debt but a debt to society.

    how will you explain to the people promised the benefits of medicare that taking away the program and throwing the entire health care system to the wolfs known as the free market would benifit them?
    How will you explain it to medicare recipients when the program goes under?
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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    The scheme nearly provoked riots during the summer of 2009, the people of Massachusetts [Massachusetts!] elected Scott Brown for the specific purpose of thwarting the scheme, and polling then, now, and every time period in between, shows majorities who want it repealed.
    People were also polled on the provisions. Overwhelmingly they supported them. It wasn't even close.

    So, there is a disconnect, not to mention scare tactics and misinformation being thrown at them

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    Re: Health care law's unpopularity reaches new highs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    its not like the health care system was a paragon of excellence before reform. you can't undo medicare because it is a debt. not a financial debt but a debt to society.

    how will you explain to the people promised the benefits of medicare that taking away the program and throwing the entire health care system to the wolfs known as the free market would benifit them?
    The health care system HASN'T been reformed. Insurance, a method of payment, has been mandated. Nothing has changed with the healthcare system. Nothing has been done to curtail the expenses that drives insurance costs, no additional points of physical access have been created.

    The insurance companies have been handed a captive income base. That's it, that is all that has been done.
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