Amnesia Regarding Dire Predictions of Obamacare

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    Apr 27, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    NYT: Several months into 2014 many leading Republicans — including John Boehner, the speaker of the House — were predicting that more people would lose coverage than gain it. And everyone on the right was predicting that the law would cost far more than projected, adding hundreds of billions if not trillions to budget deficits.

    What actually happened? There was no rate shock: average premiums in 2014 were about 16 percent lower than projected. There is no death spiral: On average, premiums for 2015 are between 2 and 4 percent higher than in 2014, which is a much slower rate of increase than the historical norm. The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen by around 15 million, and would have fallen substantially more if so many Republican-controlled states weren’t blocking the expansion of Medicaid. And the overall cost of the program is coming in well below expectations.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/opinion/paul-krugman-nobody-said-that.html
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    Apr 27, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
    SouthBeach, I mean Bob3, is too busy trying to fabricate claims against Hillary. They realize they've lost the Obamacare issue and conservatives don't even waste their time trying to justify their immoral, economically unfeasible corporate-care plan of pre 2014.

    Thank God for Dems and Obamacare! Once again looking out for the average man.
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    Apr 27, 2015 4:29 PM GMT
    Ah, but those Death Panels are still a problem... I mean, aren't they? That Republicans predicted? Surely those must be in effect? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 27, 2015 4:55 PM GMT
    Jeb Bush Proposes Republican "Death Panel".

    NYT: Jeb Bush, defending his efforts to keep alive Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman, when he was governor of Florida, suggested on Friday that patients on Medicare should be required to sign advance directives dictating their care if they become incapacitated.

    A similar proposal by President Obama — that doctors should be paid to advise patients on end-of-life decisions — became a political firestorm in 2009, when Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, claimed that the legislation would give bureaucrats the power to decide if some frail or disabled people were deserving of medical care. The assertion was shown to be false.

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/04/17/jeb-bush-proposes-requiring-medicare-end-of-life-directives/