ObamaCare will bring health insurance and peace of mind to those who are now uninsured or are being called "uninsurable" by the healthcare industry. Those who already have insurance, will benefit as well. Specifically, here are four popular healthcare advances ObamaCare will supply:
(1) You will never be denied coverage because of "pre-existing conditions."
(2) Women will pay the same as men for health insurance.
(3) Youth could remain under their parents insurance until they reach 26
(4) You will never be subjected to bankruptcy-producing lifetime benefit caps
ObamaCare has lots of other provision for improving the quality of care over the years. It's a boon.
One big criticism of Obama is that he worked on healthcare and not on the terrible economy. This criticism is misplaced. The healthcare system represents a huge chunk of our economy. Furthermore, Americans pay twice as much for healthcare than people in other advanced countries. Building a more efficient and effective healthcare system will have a tremendous positive impact on our economy.
Working on ObamaCare IS working on the economy.
So what should Democrats do now? Explain the law! Let everyone know! Shout it from the rafters! As Senator John Kerry says:
"I have little interest in looking backwards, but because some people didn't think the Affordable Care Act was all it should be -- and others thought we'd won and were ready to move on to the next fight --- it is no secret that we haven't told a great story very well.
"Let's tell it now. This Court decision has given us a whole new moment of focus to actually talk with Americans about what's at stake, and what they would lose if Mitt Romney was elected President with a Republican House and Republican Senate."
ObamaCare is not popular but major provisions of the law are. It's time to explain in detail all the advantages of ACA. I think the president should appoint a task force for the sole purpose of explaining that law so ordinary Americans in all the states understand it. When they do, its popularity will zoom!