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  • nancy_truth nancy_truth Dec 10, 2013 8:47 PM Flag

    Here is a Good article on falsely sold Obamacare from of all sources the NYT!

    Here is a Good article on falsely sold Obamacare from of all sources the NYT!
    Contributing Op-Ed Writer
    The Obamacare Crisis
    By THOMAS B. EDSALL
    Published: November 19, 2013

    The piece ends:

    There is obvious irony in the possibility that technology could bring down the most high-tech president in American history. Is the federal government equipped to take responsibility for a venture of such magnitude and importance?

    Technology aside, the stakes could not be higher for the Democratic Party.

    The Affordable Care Act “is often compared to Social Security and Medicare but these comparisons are imprecise and misleading,” as Edward Carmines, a political scientist at Indiana University, put it in an email: “The distinctive feature of the new health care law is it redistributive nature which is mostly absent from Social Security and Medicare.”

    Carmines went on, succinctly analyzing the political problem lying at the heart of Obamacare:

    “Most of the benefits of the new program will go to the poor and less-well-off and most of the costs will be born by the well off. Neither is true of Medicare or Social Security. When the new law was passed it was hailed by the New York Times as the most redistributive policy in a generation, and they were right. It was not sold as being markedly redistributive, of course, but that is how it was designed and will operate. This does not mean it is a bad policy or doomed to fail. But it does mean that it was bound to be caught up in controversy and heated debate. God help us all.

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