Critics can point to the Dems or the Republicans for false statements regarding the ACA, but, in the final analysis the electorate has proven they are brainless to their own best outcomes.
THIS IS HEALTH CARE PEOPLE!
January 10, 2017
Washington (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump (click here) says that President Barack Obama's health care law "will fall of its own weight."
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the law is "in what the actuaries call a death spiral."
And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that "by nearly any measure, Obamacare has failed."
The problem with all these claims: They are exaggerated, if not downright false.
As congressional Republicans prepare to repeal the health law, they are working to portray it as a mess of Democrats' making, and themselves as the ones who will clean up that mess.
In the process they are exaggerating the law's very real problems, according to health care experts, who largely believe that the Affordable Care Act's troubles with high prices and lack of competition could be addressed with bipartisan solutions....
Republicans, who've gained political advantage from campaigning against the law since its passage in 2010, aren't interested in playing along. Instead they've denounced the law and made the case to repeal it, although there are signs some are getting cold feet now that the reality is upon them....