Fox News Pundit Bill O’Reilly has stated that folks will have to leave their house, giggle and snort, or crack house to sign up for exchanges provided in the healthcare legislation.
This will begin next week, October 1st, 2013.
Again, for the millionth time: the bill was ratified by both Houses of Congress, endorsed by the Chief Executive and sustained by the Supreme Court.
Presently, 15% of the population, approximately 48 million people lack heath insurance. They are consigned to either emergency rooms or affordable clinics if the latter can be found. Other options include enduring disease and injury or dying.
If O’Reilly is correct, and when has he ever been wrong, then almost 50 million Americans suffer from a drug addiction so debilitating that it forces them to live in a crack house.
Of course that would not include the millions of citizens already in prison for either dealing drugs or suffering from addiction.
Back to topic.
President Obama has created a partial vacuum in not communicating effectively about this legislation, one of his signature achievements.
The right-wing noise machine has gone into overdrive, confusing people about this program, saying costs have risen when Obamacare hasn’t been initiated yet, and imbuing the policy with racist insults.
From Ted Cruz to the crew at Fox News, there is fear that this legislation will succeed. It might be rocky at first, as most change is, but will ultimately provide health coverage for more people and reduce costs throughout the system.
What could be worse for the GOP and their media allies if this should and probably will become a very popular program?
Because as they cite so-called horror stories from Britain or Canada, neither country — nor any other — plans to ends universal coverage.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Media Matters: