AP Grasps at ObamaCare 'Fix It' Straw Amidst Public Discontent
Amidst the general public discontent with ObamaCare, the Associated Press is spinning that it is not repeal that is favored but merely a bunch of revisions. Left unsaid is if all these revisions are necessary, why did Congress pass such a flawed bill in the first place? Let the AP spin cycle begin:
WASHINGTON — Toss it or fix it?
Anxious backers of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are starting to see a flicker of hope.
While polls show Americans remain sharply divided over the Democrats' landmark legislation, they aren't clamoring for its repeal.
Really? A few paragraphs later AP cites a poll contradicting its own statement about the public not favoring ObamaCare repeal:
Americans' nuanced outlook is reflected in some recent polls. For example, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found the public tilting against the law 44-38, with 36 percent saying the quality of their health care would get worse, and only 17 percent believing it would improve. Not exactly a vote of confidence.
Plus the latest Rasmussen poll shows a whopping 60% of the public favor repeal with only 36% opposed. The AP also laughingly asserts that vigilant bureaucrats will somehow fix the many ObamaCare faults:
Regulation writers at the Health and Human Services Department are filling in blanks that lawmakers left on critical consumer issues, such as guaranteed coverage for children with health problems.
A Democrat congressman is cited as proof that push for repeal is somehow losing steam:
"The repeal message is falling flat," said Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "People want to work to implement the law and make changes as necessary, they don't want to go back and re-debate and re-litigate this whole issue."
The solution for the widespread opposition to ObamaCare? An aggressive PR campaign:
"To date, the opposition has been more successful in defining (the law) than we have been," said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. "The plan needs very careful and aggressive selling. There have been some efforts, but I think those efforts need to be quadrupled."
Which plan needs aggressive shilling? The flawed original or the ObamaCare plan that will be revised by bureaucrats as AP desperately hopes? Perhaps Tinker Bell will hover over ObamaCare and tinkle pixie dust over it to heal all its many flaws.