Southerners Hate Obamacare But Want to Keep It

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    Apr 24, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    NYT: Despite strong dislike of President Obama’s handling of health care, a majority of people in three Southern states – Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina – would rather that Congress improve his signature health care law than repeal and replace it, according to a New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

    The poll also found that a majority of Kentucky residents – and a plurality in a fourth state, Arkansas — said they thought the health care marketplace in their state was working well, even as they expressed strong disapproval of the health care law. More than twice as many Kentuckians say their state exchange is working well than say it is not.

    The findings in the four states — all with political races that could tip the balance of power in the Senate — underscore the complex and often contradictory views of Mr. Obama’s principal domestic legislation four years after it became law.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/health/health-law-repeal-has-little-support-poll-finds.html?hp
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    Apr 24, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    "Complex and contradictory" is a diplomatic way of saying that gullible people have fallen for the Republicans' campaign of lies.
    To say on one hand that they love their state's exchange but on the other hand are against Obamacare means they don't know that the state exchange IS Obamacare.
    The state exchange is exactly what Republicans want to pull the plug on and leave millions uninsured. That is the GOP's single biggest goal, and they repeatedly admit it. Mitch McConnell said his main goal if re-elected is figuring out how to cancel the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of his own constituents in Kentucky.
    I would say if people in Kentucky re-elect him, they have no business complaining if he succeeds in taking away their health care.
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    Apr 24, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    KissTheSky said"Complex and contradictory" is a diplomatic way of saying that gullible people have fallen for the Republicans' campaign of lies.
    To say on one hand that they love their state's exchange but on the other hand are against Obamacare means they don't know that the state exchange IS Obamacare.
    The state exchange is exactly what Republicans want to pull the plug on and leave millions uninsured. That is the GOP's single biggest goal, and they repeatedly admit it. Mitch McConnell said his main goal if re-elected is figuring out how to cancel the health insurance of hundreds of thousands of his own constituents in Kentucky.
    I would say if people in Kentucky re-elect him, they have no business complaining if he succeeds in taking away their health care.


    You left out the part about Republicans also wanting to push grandma off the cliff. icon_wink.gif

    Um, you haven't refuted anything KissTheSky said. Anyway, it's been documented.
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 24, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    Kentucky has always been a southern state.
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    Apr 24, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
    NYT: No data yet on premium payments but here are three facts:

    ■ Eight million people have signed up for private health insurance.

    ■ Thirty-five percent of those signing up are under 35 years old.

    ■ The Congressional Budget Office now estimates that the cost of the law will be $100 billion lower than expected and will significantly shrink the deficit over the next 10 years.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/opinion/blow-obamacare-bashing-or-bust.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 26, 2014 6:35 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidKentucky has always been a southern state.
    That is a matter of opinion. Kentucky is a border state where the South and Midwest meet and blend.
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 26, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    More than 1 out of every 12 Kentuckians now has health insurance thanks to Obamacare. That's 370,000 Kentucky residents who will lose their health care if Mitch McConnell is reelected and achieves his goal of repealing Obamacare.
    It's a strange campaign strategy, Mitch. icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2014/04/01/obamacare-sign-ups-surpass-kentucky/7178059/