Harry Reid accuses all Obamacare sufferers of lying

Harry Reid accuses all Obamacare sufferers of lying

Not a tiny handful.  Not even an imagined majority.  No, every last person who says they’ve been harmed by Obamacare is lying, according to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate…

[The left’s] new tactic — carried out by everyone from White House spokesmen, to the Senate Majority Leader, to lefty bloggers — is to assert that Obamacare victims are figments of conservatives’ imagination, whose lies are being foisted upon the public by shady rich people.  Brian Beutler of left-wing Salon excoriates conservative “hacks” for defending “misleading” ads like the one featuring Ms. Boonstra.  He congratulates his fellow liberals for being on the righteous end of a “hack gap,” in which right-leaning media types are much more willing to disregard facts and engage in tendentious arguments to suit their ideology.  Liberals also pat themselves on the back for winning the “wonk gap,” wherein they simply have more expertise on everything. (Click through for a very special look at these two “gaps” in action). …

specially if all the details don’t quite add upMother Jones’ Kevin Drum wonders if there’s a single person in America who’s actually been hurt by Obamacare (Harry Reid has since weighed in), while noted vicious hack and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman dismisses Obamacare horror stories as “hooey.”  Over at National Review, Alec Torres humbly suggests that Krugman might try reading his own newspaper from time to time:

If Paul Krugman read the paper he writes for, he would have heard about Mike Horrigan, a lifelong Democrat and a former Obamacare supporter. As the Times wrote in December, Horrigan’s “coverage by a state high-risk insurance program was eliminated, then replaced by a more expensive plan. His wife’s individual plan was canceled for being substandard, then suddenly renewed — also at a higher price.” The Times also brought out the story of Barbara Meinwald, whose temporary plan with fewer doctors would cost her $5,000 more a year. “Meinwald also looked on the state’s health insurance exchange,” Anemonia Hartocollis writes, “but she said she found that those plans did not have a good choice of doctors, and that it was hard to even find out who the doctors were, and which hospitals were covered.” Camille Sweeney, written about in the same article, was “dismayed” that neither her pediatrician nor general practitioner was on the plans offered on her state’s exchange.

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