There was a petition by We the People to repeal ObamCare. The main point was that it was hurting the economy and killing jobs. (64,655 signers)
Well, the White House issued a reply and this is all they said to those concerns:
“There are a lot of myths out there about the Affordable Care Act. The idea that the health care law will somehow cripple the economy is absolutely one of those myths.
The health care law won’t hurt jobs or the middle class, and it won’t force small businesses to close up shop. It will, however, make health care more affordable and expand health insurance coverage to millions of Americans in a way that allows our nation’s businesses to continue to thrive.”
Oh, their reply was longer but this was the portion that addressed the central concerns. Now I know schools are not what they should be, and maybe a lot of the people are uninformed or naïve on many things.
Heck, 42% of the people don’t even realize ObamaCare is law. That is probably to their benefit because why would people want to repeal it if they don’t realize it is the law?
However, the WH did not address the economic and job concerns. It was really a boilerplate sales pitch for ObamaCare – the thing 42% of people don’t realize is law.
You can read the petition and his full reply here: (if you like cheap infomercials)
By Sarah Parnass
Apr 30, 2013
A new poll finds that many Americans are confused about the health care overhaul legislation commonly called “Obamacare.”
The Kaiser Family Foundation released results of a non-partisan study today finding more than 40 percent did not even know the law was in place.
“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”
The survey showed public opinion on Obamacare is at its second-lowest rating in the past two years.
I would have hoped the percentage would be lower. But apparenty many people don’t know much about it either. That does not say much for a big part of the country.