Sunday, August 25, 2013

Government Hands Off My Obamacare!

We're all familiar with the Tea Party signs expressing the sentiment, "Government Hands Off My Medicare!" Writing in the Huffington Post, Jason Cherkis reports (see also Paul Krugman's comments) on a similar misunderstanding with this telling anecdote at the Kentucky State Fair:

A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a flotilla of helium balloons, where government workers at the Kentucky State Fair are hawking the virtues of Kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange established by Obamacare.

The man is impressed. "This beats Obamacare I hope," he mutters to one of the workers.

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