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    Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    WASHINGTON — Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them.

    Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors' offices, human resources departments and business groups.

    "They're saying, 'Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?' " said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.

    McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about it in Washington and some media outlets, such as when opponents denounced it as socialism. <note the bias here>
    Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public | McClatchy

    What did they expect offering to give 39 million insurance? So stupid, and I love the heart tugger "personal" stories further in. Nah.


    What a misleading title. It should be: Dumb societal leeches upset by lack of free "Obama-care".
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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    Good gawd.

    A high percentage of Americans these days are just dumb as a box of rocks.

    LOL

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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    this story illustrates how millions of normal americans, smart and stupid, ie, normal, have many and real unanswered questions about EXACTLY what these 2700 pages of health care ACTUALLY DO

    uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty...

    you all appreciate what this kind of drag on confidence does to economies...

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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    Hmm.

    Spreading a message that makes people think something that’s not true?

    You know – that Iraq had a hand in 9/11?

    The Obama lied, people couldn’t get free health care?

    Oh wait...
    “(The) Obama never said people would get HC for free”

    This is not true, of course – and even it were, the obvious impression was that they would.

    Somehow, this is all the fault of FNC.

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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    Whats there to be confused about? Its a Government take over, thats pretty black and white to me.
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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Good gawd.

    A high percentage of Americans these days are just dumb as a box of rocks.

    LOL
    How do you think Obama got elected?

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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Good gawd.

    A high percentage of Americans these days are just dumb as a box of rocks.

    LOL
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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    I blame our media organizations for not doing their jobs. TV and Radio news these days is a joke. There is little investigative reporting. Most political news shows at best let pundits, who are experts at bending the truth, yell at each other for a few minutes. Heck, some organizations are outright biased and proud of it. The political organizations aren't much better and are more focused on getting people's emotions hyped up than they are on real policy debate or legislation.

    Without functioning journalism, these kinds of problems of a misinformed public are going to become more and more common.

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    Re: Health care overhaul spawns mass confusion for public

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    How do you think Obama got elected?
    Same way Bush was re-elected?

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    People here acting like the GOP has nothing to do with the misinformation.
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