Tuesday, May 21, 2013

21 May 2013 Trouble, right here in…

The House of Representatives will take its 37th vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act — or it might be the 38th. With more than three dozen votes cast, it’s difficult to keep track.
It’s easy to write off these votes as pure political spectacle with no substantial meeting. Members of Congress can tell their constituents that they voted to repeal Obamacare and move on to other issues.
But there’s actually a compelling case on the other side, that these actions do really matter in a substantive way. This slew of three dozen repeal votes have changed both how the Affordable Care Act works and how the public perceives it.
Last month, the Kaiser Family Foundation polled Americans on whether the Affordable Care Act is still law. Twelve percent of Americans — that’s about one in eight people — think that Congress repealed the Affordable Care Act. Another 23 percent aren’t sure or refused to answer the question…”

Cassi Creek: “trouble, that starts with “T” and that rhymes with “C”, and that stands for Congress.
          There is no doubt that the repetitive attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are political theater.  There is no doubt that sufficient disinformation and agitprop will confuse a sizeable number of the voting public about the scope and continued existence of “Obama Care.”  There is no doubt that this House of Representatives is demonstrating just how bought and paid for they really are. 
          Of sufficient interest to the entire argument as to make any real attempt to “repeal and replace” is the unmentioned and carefully concealed just how much the Insurance companies that will be covering the currently uninsured will add to their bottom line.  Suffice it to say that the health insurance companies will enjoy windfall profits at least one order of magnitude greater than their current profits.  The only way to prevent such obscene profiteering is to join the rest of the industrialized world in implementing a socialized medical system and discarding for profit health insurance. 

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