Thursday, July 05, 2012


If you tell a lie often enough, even you will come to accept it as true. I ran across this interesting post in the Seminole Chronicle, praising Medicare and Obamacare.
"We are against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program. ... The consequences for our children would be dire: We will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." That quote might sound like it came from an opponent of Obamacare, but in fact, the words were uttered by then-future President Ronald Reagan in 1961.
The legislation he was criticizing - and which he called "socialism" and "state-ism," - became law in 1965. It's now known simply as Medicare, and it enjoys widespread support from both political parties.
Popular, yes.

Financially sound?


The author goes on to compare Obamacare to Medicare, admitting both are similar, but there are differences as well . . . supposedly.
Medicare is a true form of "socialized medicine"
Perhaps they should read their press release, before releasing it.
Many Democrats wanted President Barack Obama to simply expand that program to cover all Americans. Instead, Obama adopted a market-based solution that incorporated ideas from both parties.

Name one Republican that voted for Obamacare.

Market based?

Give me a break.
Unlike Medicare, the new law is primarily focused on improving the private insurance industry. For instance, it requires insurance companies to allow young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26, prohibits them from rejecting customers due to pre-existing conditions and requires them to cover preventative care like breast cancer screenings without charging a co-pay or deductible. It also removes the lifetime cap on coverage, protecting Americans from losing everything in the event of a serious illness.
Improving private insurance?

How well are these improvements working in MA, NY, VT and ME where there are very few choices and sky high premiums?

Maybe we should define "improvements".

So just who penned this fantasy piece?

It must be an election year.
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