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Subject:  Re: Never say die. Attack on Obama(care) Date:  10/31/2013  2:08 PM
Author:  PeterRabit Number:  1908041 of 2203871

I'm more upset by the people who failed to do the ACA job right. The ones fighting Obamacare have never supported the law, and have every right to try to advocate for its repeal, if they like. But there's no excuse for people who are ostensibly deeply committed supporters of the law to simply screw up like this, and possibly undermine what other folks have worked so hard to achieve through a failure of basic care.


Well, it's certainly meaningful to criticize incompetence per se, but consider your words:

"There are literally millions of Americans who are trying to get healthcare insurance who are being stymied by the very government that was trying to help them. This is the vulnerable population that the ACA was enacted to try to help - and the inexcusable failure of the federal government (and other states) to live up to even minimal expecations of competency while those folks bear the brunt is not something that can be shrugged off with a 'whatever.'"

"minimize the short-term burdens being placed on people trying to get coverage."

"imposed enormous burdens on those who are struggling to get coverage"

"But that does not excuse the complete failure of competence on this matter, in a time-critical phase of the ACA, where the people that the ACA is ostensibly trying to help are actually being hurt by that failure."

You come across as genuinely, seriously concerned for the uninsured and outraged that they are being harmed.

And then you say those attacking ACA "have every right to try to advocate for its repeal."

Serious dissonance here.

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