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April 6th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

Red news, blue news

CNN political commentators Ben Ferguson and Marc Lamont Hill throw away their talking points and join Brian Stelter for a fair and balanced discussion about how "Obamacare" has been covered on the left and the right.


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  1. erwin1950

    Well Mark, I'm not a paid media outlet. Obama lied intentionally over and over and over again to the American people regarding what Obamacare would do for them, how it would affect their present policies, how it would affect their access to present health services, and then had the audasity to have this absurd insult to Americans named "The Affordable Care Act", when it was exactly the opposite for the vast majority of Americans. I do agree with the fear you mentioned regarding the feffect of Obamacare to enrich the medical insurance corporations. The thing you left out is the huge largest increase in various taxes and penalties ever to be collected by the federal government . Another thing you left out is the Obama Administration "rewriting" the ACA law continually to benefit the politics of the Democratic party, which appears an unconstitutional and illegal set of acts at best.

    For Americans, if you work, if you own possessions, if you try to convince the next generation that this is the way to go, then Obamacare will be a complete disaster if allowed to be fully implemented. Media has talked about the premiums of Obamacare policy as the only important thing regarding the cost of an individual's health care. How about the main stream media mentioning the huge deductibles, low percentage covered after deductible met, and the resultant bankruptcy forced on insureds with the first serious illness or injury. The resulting medical bills would outstrip savings, equity in their home, equity in their car, and value of other belongings....PERIOD. The last bill to be paid out of their meager assets will be to their bankruptcy attorney.

    Americans who have lost or will lose their present insurance if Obamacare in full effect, would numerically dwarf ANY Americans that would have an Obamacare policy, that previosly did not have medical coverage. I am not an attorney such as Obama, but it seems to me those Americans lost their policies taken from them as they were kicking and screaming, would have to be construed as an illegal taking under the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution, requiring just compensation to those injured. Maybe those conspiring to deprive them of their assets will lose all the loot that Obamacare promised the conspirators to enrich themselves. What a shame.

    American business doesn't know which way to jump. Government reports more jobs, but Americans who previously had one full time job now have two or three part time jobs to survive.....Government reports more jobs. Even companies who would like to expand in the U.S. are keeping their powder dry or investing their capital overseas where future costs can be somewhat predicted. Most companies have now been taught by Obamacare not to invest in facilities in the U.S. as Administrations, Courts, and the lowest rated Congress of all time cannot be trusted to keep their hands off their assets and prospects for a profitable business in the U.S. Well Mark, Obamacare has just about toasted the American economy and when combined with destruction of the dollar which is backed by nothing more than worldwide "trust", plus other economic debacles of the Obama Administration, the whole third rock from the sun will know the U.S. is financially, morally, and literally broke. Now there's something to worry about.

    April 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply

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