ObamaCare Explained (Video)

by Ben Hoffman

Right-wingers have been told to be adamantly against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as ObamaCare — but you’d be hard pressed to find one who knows what’s actually in the bill. They just follow blindly, even if it’s something that’s good for our country. Part of the problem is with the Obama administration and Democrats in general. They don’t know how to toot their own horns, so to speak. They were actually running away from this accomplishment during the last election and you almost never hearing anyone trying to set the record straight.

I don’t belong to any organized political party. I’m a Democrat.
~ Will Rogers

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12 Comments to “ObamaCare Explained (Video)”

  1. I agree with you . I want to see President Obama run on Obama-Care . A man should be proud of his accomplishments .

  2. His accomplishments? A blatant violation of the US Constitution and a reduction in individual freedom. Agreed, the debate can be ugly sometimes and both sides obscure facts that don’t aid their arguments, but ObamaCare is a loser program and ultimately a loser issue for Obama in 2012.

    • A blatant violation of the US Constitution and a reduction in individual freedom.

      You like the freedom to pay through the roof when you buy health insurance? That’s odd.

  3. ” but ObamaCare is a loser program and ultimately a loser issue for Obama in 2012.”

    Exactly why I hope he runs on it .

  4. I wish health insurance was free. However, I know that even in a single payer program run by the government, healthcare will still cost me more money in taxes then I would ever really like to pay. More importantly, I respect and understand that if government is to protect individual freedom it not only must protect me, but also the rights of an individual to provide health insurance at whatever price he or she may want to. If the government regulates private health insurance than it can no longer claim that it is protecting individual rights.

  5. healthcare will still cost me more money in taxes then I would ever really like to pay.

    For you “conservatives,” it’s just the idea of government that you hate. You’d rather pay more to a private insurance company for inferior services than to have to pay taxes for government services. It’s all about emotion, and that’s bad for our country.

  6. If by emotion you mean value judgment and belief than yes that is exactly what it is about for me. If by emotion you mean quick, thoughtless passion then I entirely disagree. For me the idea that I would rather pay a private insurance company then government is based on a value judgment that freedom is better than government control even if it means I must pay more for any product. Moreover, you assume that because it is government run insurance it will be a better service and cost less. Determining the exact cost of government run insurance is difficult because the loss of freedom in health insurance choices for the consumer and additional regulations for insurance providers is difficult to quantify. Also difficult to quantify would be the indirect costs that are placed on the economy due to extra requirements and costs (taxes) mandated on small business and individual consumers.

    So no, for me it isn’t about hating government it is about loving a government that protects individual freedom and the rule of law.

    • So you want the “freedom” to be gouged by the insurance company of your choice and you want them to have the “freedom” to cancel your insurance if you get sick or injured. That’s a bizarre way of thinking. You’re brainwashed by the right to think that way because Democrats are lousy at getting their message out.

  7. You are either not understanding or choosing not to understand my point about individual freedom. As you probably realize, in an actual free society individuals will take actions that you may not agree with. They may choose to limit their services and money to benefit them. They may say things that are hurtful to others, but that is the price of living in a free society. Yes, in the free society that I speak of price gouging and the ability to cancel one’s health insurance is possible. Also possible is an actual free market with actual competition where price gouging might still take place, but on a very small basis and would harm the provider not the consumer. This is because the consumer should and ought to have the ability to choose from many different health insurance providers. There will be a downward pressure on prices due to actual competition. Competition that is currently not allowed due to state laws regulating insurance and a small individual market dominated by the current job based health insurance market.

    So no, it isn’t a bizarre way of thinking. I don’t like high prices, but from a perspective of government it is not the prices that should be of paramount concern, but freedom. Also, I’m a not brainwashed. I think this way because I have a fundamental belief in freedom for all, not just me or you.

    As for Democrats getting their message out. You are correct, they are lousy at it. It should be easy since they could just run on more handouts for the poor and middle class while slowly persecuting the capitalist and producing classes.

    • Competition that is currently not allowed due to state laws regulating insurance and a small individual market dominated by the current job based health insurance market.

      You live in some mythological world where everyone behaves in rational ways. If you take away state’s rights to regulate, people will just go to where there is the least regulation, and that means where insurance companies only insure the low risk population and where they’re allowed to drop you when you get sick. So you wind up with young healthy people getting cheap insurance and the rest of us being out of luck.

      You right-wingers never consider the consequences of your actions. Health insurance is something we all need and shouldn’t be left to the free market. Free markets are good for computers and TVs. They’re not good for health insurance.

  8. This video is scary. Pure socialism.

  9. This video is scary. Pure socialism.

    Hyperbole much? Universal healthcare is the standard in much of the industrialized world. It is a civilizing influence in society, you should try it before recoiling in fear.

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