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Wed Mar 12, 2014, 12:19 PM

29. Sort of amazing that some people are so upset about ACA

but don't seem to realize how much better things are NOW compared to what they used to be- or they think that things are going to drastically change for the worst for large swaths of people when it actually won't. Of course, if you have never been denied insurance for a pre-existing condition or have fallen through the cracks of not being able to afford health insurance but not qualifying for Medicaid either, you might never notice the problems in the old system. Of course, ACA has been so thoroughly demonized by Republicans and the right-wing that most people seem willing to believe almost any negative thing that the Republicans have to say about it and/or blame any problems they're having with their insurance on the ACA despite the fact that nothing would have been different before the ACA, which is actually one of the law's unique problems: Because it did NOT change things in regards to health insurance provision (but Republicans have accused it of being a "government takeover" of healthcare" nonetheless), the Republicans and pundits are able to basically blame any negative actions by the insurance companies (i.e. plan changes, premium increases, doctor changes) on the ACA. In response, we have to explain to people how the law is NOT to blame, which a lot of people either don't hear or they don't get and, in the end, just leaves things muddy.

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