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Can President Obama turn public opinion on ObamaCare?
The Obama White House was supposed to spend the summer of 2013 preparing the nation for the arrival of The Affordable Health Care Act.
Instead, they are spending most of their time on other stuff:
1) The scandals, from the IRS to Prism to the NSA to the reporters. Don't blame this White House if they are all walking around repeating the expression that "when it rains it pours". It's really pouring right now!
2) ObamaCare is going through its own little storm:
The "exchanges" are behind schedule. Young people may not get on board. Small businesses are not hiring because of the uncertainties. The "law" continues to be unpopular.
My guess is that the unpopularity of the law may be somewhat a reflection of how disorganized and behind schedule everything is.
How would you rate a company that promised you something by October and is way behind schedule? Would you recommend their services to a neighbor or sue them for failing to perform?
Even Joe Klein called it "incompetence" not long ago!
At some point, incompetence starts taking its toll, specially when the topic is health care. don't think that this administration understands that health care is a very sensitive matter to most people.
ObamaCare has a horrible "big brother" quality to it. It smacks of a government running your most personal concerns. The best example of this is The Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Who is this board accountable to? My guess is that most Americans are very uncomfortable with the recent episode regarding 10-year old Sarah Murnaghan!
Do we want government making those life and death decisions? I don't!
At the end of the day, the real problem is affordability. ObamaCare was sold as a "cost-saver", a plan that would make health care more affordable for most Americans. The reality is different, as we read in this Journal Times editorial:
Exchanges behind schedule and so called "death panels" will make it tough. However, it's the affordability of The Affordable Health Care Act that will be its undoing!
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