Political Pandering on Obamacare Doesn’t Help Consumers

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Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for campaign mode over the healthcare law. In a system where speculation on presidential candidates begins the day after a President has been elected, the 2014 midterms are right around the corner.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney began Thursday’s press conference with what are now routine efforts at publicizing the Affordable Care Act. “The first — which goes with this graphic — today, as part of our daily effort to highlight the benefits of the healthcare law, we are focusing on the Affordable Care Act’s protections for consumers with preexisting conditions,” Carney stated.

The Democratic National Committee launched a website to compare the Democratic solution to healthcare problems in America, Obamacare, to the Republican idea of repealing the law. In his weekly briefing, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) discussed his new Obamacare plan. “My health insurance premiums are going to double, my co-pays and deductibles triple under Obamacare. I’m thrilled to death, as you can tell.”