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ObamaCare Is Now Just "the health law"

Doesn't provide coverage, so protect its namesake


The lamestream media told you:

--Julie Appelby USA Today (Kaiser Health News)

"Surprise! New Health Plans' Limitations Anger Enrollees" 7/27/14 [Note: "Health Plans"]

"Doctors who treated them last year won't take their insurance now, even though they haven't changed insurers... we take the old plan, but not the new one... Both women unwittingly enrolled in policies with limited networks of doctors and hospitals that provide little or no payment for care outside those networks. Such plans existed before the health law, [Note: "the health law"] but with its expansion of insurance, they are covering more people -- and some are shrinking enrollees' options further than before.

"Consumer groups argue that many enrollees were misled... regulators and insurance agents are inundated with complaints... scrutinize whether networks are adequate... trying to provide low-cost plans..."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Now that the wheels are coming completely off ObamaCare, the media are starting to drop the name Obamacare, or the public might finally realize they've been sold a bad bill of goods. It is not even the familiar-sounding health-care law, it is just the "health law" or "networks" or "plans" as in this story by something called "Kaiser Health News," that has sufficient clout to make Page Three of USA Today.

Nancy Pelosi's warning (said with a smile), that we have to pass it to find out what's in it should have stopped us cold, but it failed to do so. So we have learned again that the name of a law ("Affordable Care Act") is not law, or part of law, and need not have anything to do with the law itself. It is just window dressing, a neon sign designed to get laws passed, regardless of truth. Sort of like, "Prohibition on National Gun Registration." That's the part of the so-called Universal Background Check Bill, designed to set up National Gun Registration.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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