The Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in March 2010, gives you better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans. However, one year after Congress passed this landmark health care law, its detractors continue to campaign against it with deceit, dissembling and distortion.
They have blamed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for a high unemployment rate, runaway deficits and spiraling health care costs.
The facts don’t count for much in this debate. It doesn’t seem to matter that President Obama’s predecessor ate through a budget surplus with two unfunded wars and, ironically, a huge new health care entitlement — a prescription drug plan for seniors. Nor does it seem to matter that health care costs were soaring for years before the Affordable Care Act, which curbs Medicare spending.
Obama and his Democratic colleagues, including Nancy Pelosi, share the blame for the confusion and misinformation that abound: They did a poor job of building public support for the law, allowing Republicans to create a backlash.
But you’ve got to give the law’s critics credit, too. Unrestrained by truth or reason, they have engaged in a creative campaign to discredit the law, often reversing their previously held positions.
Join Wendy Wright and health care reform expert, Douglas Smith Saturday at 1pm ET to hear about the law and the misinformation that continues to permeate the debate today. Talk just got interesting!
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