All you need to know about "winners and losers" from #Obamacare in one pie chart (+ a video)


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Just a little something America should finally understand. I'm talkin' to YOU, Republicans:

Obamacare truth about plans pie chart


Republicans are actually defending junk insurance, just as they defended their irrational GOP shutdown. And the only reason they're doing that is to create another "Obama is a failure" meme. The Affordable Care Act was based on a Heritage Foundation idea, with the support of Newt Gingrich. WaPo:

Gingrich and Romney engaged in a brief but heated spat during the Oct. 18 GOP debate...

Romney: Actually, Newt, we got the idea of an individual mandate from you.

Gingrich: That’s not true. You got it from the Heritage Foundation.

Romney: Yes, we got it from you, and you got it from the Heritage Foundation and from you.

Gingrich: Wait a second. What you just said is not true. You did not get that from me. You got it from the Heritage Foundation.

Romney: And you never supported them?

Gingrich: I agree with them, but I’m just saying, what you said to this audience just now plain wasn’t true.

Romney: OK. Let me ask, have you supported in the past an individual mandate?

Gingrich: I absolutely did with the Heritage Foundation against Hillarycare.

[...] Gingrich continued to support mandates well after Massachusetts had implemented the so-called “RomneyCare” plan...

Nevertheless, now that it's called "Obamacare," the GOP is doing everything they can to discredit and destroy the ACA and the president. And they're spreading misinformation and lies everywhere, which all too many in the "news" media are more than happy to mis-report 24/7.

Hence, the pie chart.

One of my favorite columnists and Twitter pals, Michael Hiltzik, appeared on The Last Word and rocked it. Debunkitude galore:

  • "You people" kill me, too, and "you people" kill other people by trying to deny them the care they need, and then ridiculing and baiting (which is against this site's guidelines, btw, which you apparently failed to read). Now please take your talking points elsewhere. As for being drunk, pot, kettle.

  • Rachel

    Are you drunk? This just shows the very first wave of losers. The vast numbers of people who will lose their insurance NEXT YEAR when the employer mandate waivers all expire haven't been factored in yet! LOL. You people kill me. Why do you think they GOT the the REAL pain wouldn't be felt until AFTER the election. Come on people...use your brain and stop drinking the koolaid.

  • Beautiful, but I have to insist: "Individual mandate" to Heritage and Romney meant requirement on ALL individuals with no mandate for employers to provide coverage. The Massachusetts law has an employer mandate (passed over Romney's veto) for the majority of cases (it was a compromise brokered by Teddy Kennedy) and individual mandate for the leftover cases, and Obamacare takes this approach; it is NOT the Heritage plan or the plan Romney would have adopted if the MA legislature had allowed him to! Whatever lies and distortions Romney and Gingrich may have been peddling in their debate.