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This is the nuanced argument for the Affordable Care Act I wish had been made in the beginning (meme by Tracy Knauss Who you can follow athttp://www.facebook.com/photodoctor).And if we lived in a nation where a nuanced argument could be made, maybe it would have happened like this years ago.But this is also a country where 600,000 - 800,000 voters in Texas are possibly going to be disenfranchised in a state that had one conviction of voting fraud in recent history.This is a time where enemies of the President and this plan will go on TV and flat out lie, or spend millions to intentionally confuse Americans away from affordable health. Do I wish the words “You can keep your insurance” hadn’t been uttered so definitively? Yes. Do I wish something could be done for the handful of people that don’t have crap plans that now have to make adjustment? I do.Of course, that would take Republicans willing to work to make the law better and after five years of obstruction, the same obstructionists are planning their 2014 and 2016 campaigns. The good news is with every horror story overreaction there is a correction. For every three couples on Hannity claiming ACA is a nightmare, there are apparently the same three couples who can instantly be debunked.For every Dianne Barrette who claimed her rates went up by a factor of ten, there is also the exact same Dianne Barrette who realized she was probably better off the very marketplace she was used to smear."I would jump at it," she said. "Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise."And while the correction is always quieter than the overreaction - and even though the overreaction gets repeated long after it has been prove false - that correction leads people to find their own answers. And that’s where the success or failure of this plan will sit. Individuals figuring it out on their own.So this is the nuanced argument for the Affordable Care Act I wish had been made in the beginning. But we don’t do nuance in America. So it’s going to have to be enough.- Steve MarmelHttp://Fb.com/TheMarmelPage

This is the nuanced argument for the Affordable Care Act I wish had been made in the beginning (meme by Tracy Knauss Who you can follow athttp://www.facebook.com/photodoctor).

And if we lived in a nation where a nuanced argument could be made, maybe it would have happened like this years ago.

But this is also a country where 600,000 - 800,000 voters in Texas are possibly going to be disenfranchised in a state that had one conviction of voting fraud in recent history.

This is a time where enemies of the President and this plan will go on TV and flat out lie, or spend millions to intentionally confuse Americans away from affordable health. 

Do I wish the words “You can keep your insurance” hadn’t been uttered so definitively? Yes. Do I wish something could be done for the handful of people that don’t have crap plans that now have to make adjustment? I do.

Of course, that would take Republicans willing to work to make the law better and after five years of obstruction, the same obstructionists are planning their 2014 and 2016 campaigns. 

The good news is with every horror story overreaction there is a correction. For every three couples on Hannity claiming ACA is a nightmare, there are apparently the same three couples who can instantly be debunked.

For every Dianne Barrette who claimed her rates went up by a factor of ten, there is also the exact same Dianne Barrette who realized she was probably better off the very marketplace she was used to smear.

"I would jump at it," she said. "Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise."

And while the correction is always quieter than the overreaction - and even though the overreaction gets repeated long after it has been prove false - that correction leads people to find their own answers. 

And that’s where the success or failure of this plan will sit. Individuals figuring it out on their own.

So this is the nuanced argument for the Affordable Care Act I wish had been made in the beginning. 

But we don’t do nuance in America. 

So it’s going to have to be enough.

Steve Marmel
Http://Fb.com/TheMarmelPage

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