With less than eight weeks to go before we (hopefully) reelect President Obama, I was confronted with a Republibot yesterday that just plain made my mind numb. She's on Medicare, and because she's a Romney supporter with all her might, she has convinced herself that Obamacare will do great harm to Medicare, and that it's all around just really evil. She actually said, (and I'm not making this up. I wish I was.) "I don't want a panel of 12 people deciding..." I cut her off, knowing she was talking about "death panels."
I can't believe anyone still believes there will be death panels in Obamacare. But since there obviously are, this piece became necessary. In this piece, you will find out what is in Obamacare, and why it makes our helth care system better.
Look, folks, it's this simple. Two and a half years ago, President Obama signed into law the most sweeping change to our health insurance system ever. It needs improvement; I will not argue that at all. But overall, it's a very progressive law.
This law does a lot for people,and not just because it will make insurance available to those who haven't carried a policy for years. Even those who have the same plan they've had for years will see major improvements in their coverage.
Let's recap how the old system worked.