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Prairie Weather: Experiencing the ACA: Noted

Prairie Weather: Experiencing the ACA:

If you're genuinely interested in the experiences of others as they encounter the flawed computer system, then skip down to the comments. The system seems to work pretty damn well.

Paul Krugman reports on a Fox News campaign to make ACA look like an early failure and found that they brought in "ordinary" people to lie on camera.

...Sure enough, the businessman who claimed that Obamacare was driving up his costs, forcing him to lay off workers, only has four employees — meaning that Obamacare has no effect whatsoever on his business. The two families complaining about soaring premiums haven’t actually checked out what’s on offer, and Stern estimates that they would in fact see major savings.

You have to wonder about the mindset of people who go on national TV to complain about how they’re suffering from a program based on nothing but what they think they heard somewhere. You might also wonder about what kind of alleged news show features such people without any check on their bona fides. But then again, consider the network. ...Krugman,blog