Saturday, May 13, 2017

That explains a lot

Polls show that most people (meaning those who do not receive government subsidies and are forced to buy high-cost, low-return health insurance policies) think Obamacare stinks. Yet, the media keeps telling us that people love Obamacare. Insurance companies beg to differ, since it is a recipe for disaster, but it turns out that the public perception of how "popular" Obamacare is also might be incorrect:
A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are "paid to post," according to a digital expert.
"Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time," said Michael Brown. "They were paid to post."
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His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online.
 This doesn't surprise me. Obamacare forces people to buy dozens of coverages most people will never need or want, and that drives up the cost. It ignores religious freedom and imposes mandated coverage across state lines without allowing insurance companies to sell polices across state lines. It embodies all that is bad about health insurance while doing nothing to reform coverage.

To call it the "Affordable Care Act" is laughable. Only people getting government subsidies find the coverage affordable. Everybody else forced to buy an Obamacare policy pays high premiums and high deductibles. For most people not getting subsidies, the deductibles are so high they are unlikely to ever see their "insurance" ever pay for anything.

And how affordable do the people paying the taxes to fund those subsidies find this coverage to be? Yeah, not so much.

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