Night Strike wrote:This morning during his press conference, Obama claimed the number of Americans that are having problems with the implementation of Obamacare is very small.....approximately 10-15% of the country. Yet, the entire Obamacare law was passed specifically because of 10-15% of the country not having health insurance. So if the first group is irrelevant due to their size, why isn't the latter group?
Do you ever think beyond the distorted sources you apparently consider as the only "truth"?
The information HAS been out there, but if , lik eyou, they only pay attention to the right wing rhetoric then, no, you won't find anything... THOSE folks, aka the folks you seem to listen to
, don't want anyone to know what is in the healthcare reform act, because if people really paid attention, they might not be so opposed
THAT is the real truth, not the garbage you keep putting forward without bothering to verify.
Things they don't want you to pay attention to:
Insurance companies can no longer exclude children with pre-existing conditions. In the past, parents with disabled kids had to buy BOTH family coverage for the rest of the family AND either a very expensive policy for the disabled child, have that child go without insurance OR have that child be supported by tax payers.
Parents can ALREADY keep their adult children, up to age 26, on their family policies.
Similarly, in 2014, adults will not be excluded based on pre-existing conditions or because a "lifetime limit" for coverage was reached.
ALL of that is being paid for right now, but being paid for with tax dollars, often in the most expensive ways -- emergency rooms and so forth.
People will be encouraged to get diagnostic tests early. That will ultimately lower costs.
Most of those costs above are not true increases, rather they are transfers of payment from public tax dollars to private insurance -- a move you have touted as desirable in the past. (but note, I am among those who have wanted a fully nationalized system all along).
Other stuff you got wrong:
The claim that "Obama said everyone can keep their insurance" -- what he actually said was that there is nothing in the law preventing anyone who has insurance that meets basic criteria from keeping it.
The claim that "it won't cost more" -- he actually said that the overwhelming majority of people making less than 25O thousand will see no change. A few people, those getting what are now being called "cadillac policies" (those with NO copayments, few or no penalties for thingsl ike no show appointments, covering a lot of things most people might consider optional like elective plastic surgery-- NOT reconstructive surgery to correct abnormalities or injury, but things like "nose jobs", etc.). There was also a small group of tohers that were always identified as likely to wind up paying more, but getting into those details is apparently "too complicated" -- and too truthful.
I could go on, but you tend to ignore real criticisms of what you put forward as it is.