Your Guide to Debunking Conservative Lies About Obamacare

Will O'Neill via Flickr

Will O’Neill via Flickr

Now that the holiday season’s in full swing, your conservative relatives have started bashing the Affordable Care Act over pumpkin pie and hot mulled wine. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to set the record straight:

    • Obamacare is NOT government-run healthcare. Obamacare is a law, not healthcare; it regulates health insurance, not healthcare. As always, insurance companies are the ones providing coverage.

 

    • It adds NOTHING to the deficit. It’ll actually reduce the deficit over the next decade!

 

    • If your premiums went up, it’s your insurer’s fault -- not Obama’s. Kaiser Family Foundation’s president has said the ACA isn’t why premiums have gone up, according to US News.

 

    • The Obamacare website cost about $70 million. Not $634 million. And certainly not $24 billion, which is how much the government shutdown cost Americans.

 

 

Via Deanna Fletcher Hoffman on Pinterest

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