Backstory: The Rhetoric on Healthcare Reform

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On the heels of today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Propublica’s Charlie Ornstein and The Economist’s Charlotte Howard take a look back at the political talking points which engulfed what came to be known as “Obamacare.”


Charlotte Howard and Charlie Ornstein
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Comments [6]

Amy from Manhattan

Romney may have a secret plan to replace PPACA? Like Nixon had a secret plan to get out of Vietnam (also during the campaign)?

Jun. 28 2012 02:42 PM

What do the arguments really have to do with the outcome?

Decisions are set before either side open their mouths. Roberts is a corportatist, it maked perfect sense that he approved the mandate.

The corporate media may have been shocked by his vote, but few at Firedoglake were.

Jun. 28 2012 01:58 PM

Furthermore, this court has put their foot in the door in limiting the Fed Govt's use of the commerce clause, which is how so much social spending is done in this country

Jun. 28 2012 01:48 PM

Can someone please explain how families will actually experience the subsidy? Will we actually have lower monthly premiums? Or is it a tax rebate of some sort, that we'd have to struggle all year before we actually get?
How is this different than the rebate chart that has been circulating (that shows we'd get back $25?)

Jun. 28 2012 01:46 PM

The corporate kickback of the mandate is preserved and the enforcement for Medicaid expansion is destroyed.

Why is anyone who truly follows this politicized court surprised that The Most Corporatist Judge approved?

The mandate is set in stone, while the alleged benefits will be whittled down year after year.

Jun. 28 2012 01:45 PM

why is the dow down?
don't wall st dudes know this is a BIG corporate give away?

Jun. 28 2012 12:46 PM

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