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Romney, Obama upholding health care falsehoods

With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of health care reform, voters are guaranteed to continue hearing the same old false claims about the law from politicians. And President Obama and Mitt Romney wasted little time in rehashing plenty we’ve fact-checked before.... Read more»

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I hate Obamacare. Why you may ask…

It is far too complex.

Well, first of all Nancy Pelosi telling us we have to pass it to see what’s in it should have been a deal-breaker in itself. But, that said, no 2700-page bill should ever be passed about anything by anyone ever. No one can possibly know what’s in a bill that huge, and no one can possibly agree fully enough to ethically vote yes to any 2700-page bill.

The right thing to do would have been to break it up into chunks, and have each section passed or vetoed based on the merits of that particular section. Medicare was debated for 7 years before it was finally pushed through. I’m not saying Obamacare should have necessarily taken that long, but it shouldn’t have been rushed, either.

I agree our health care system is broken. I myself had to go a five-year stretch with no benefits, and then later another six-year stretch. So I’m not insensitive to the needs of the uninsured. However, just because something is broken doesn’t automatically make a heavily-pushed solution the correct one.

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Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court last week, when the ruling that health care reform is constitutional was announced.

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