I want you to take a little trip with me down memory lane, to the early days of the administration's healthcare bamboozling: U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, (D-Bobblehead), said,
"We have 45,000 people in this country who are dying each year because they don't have health coverage. The Affordable Care Act provides coverage to virtually all of them, and the Republicans … want to stop it. I think it's horrifying."Remember that argument? People are dying every day without health insurance. That's over 123 people dropping dead every day, because they don't have health insurance. It was the talking point du jour. Republicans are horrible, uncaring beasts who have no pity for all those people dying without health insurance, or something like that! The Huffington Post, Daily KOS, politicians and pundits on the left, all chimed in. I think some of the wind went out of their sails, with their argument to provide coverage, and thus save the lives, of "virtually all of" 13 million uninsured, when it was revealed that, when fully implemented in ten years, Obamacare would still leave 15 million Americans uninsured. What's the matter? Liberals don't care??? And that was before we learned of all the people who presently have insurance who are losing it.
Since it is a very real and present truth that millions of Americans will lose their current policies under Obamacare, and not everyone will be able to afford or will want the more expensive replacement policies, with higher deductibles, offered by healthcare.gov, would it then be fair to say that, since people die without insurance every day, and Obama causes more people to lose their insurance everyday, that there wouldn't be some overlap between the two? Liberals accused Romney of killing a man's wife when he lost his insurance, after being laid off from a company that Romney no longer controlled. So, any day now, liberals, logically consistent creatures that they are, (stop laughing!) will be accusing Obama of killing people, or at least wanting them dead, because his ACA will leave millions without insurance. Right? Right?? Beuller???
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Cross posted at Proof Positive