“You’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts!”
On October 1, the new Health Insurance Exchange systems began within various states in our union facing glitches, errors and problems. It is understandable given it is the first system of it’s kind, anywhere… in the world! Requiring each unique log-in to connect to various federal agencies and departments to reference and check each individuals information to ensure accuracy. For all the people on the news saying it is not wanted or needed, it wasn’t much of a surprise when more than 1 million people visited the site, www.healthcare.gov on Tuesday alone.
While these technical issues can seem idiotic, they should not make people idiots to facts of the act. However, as with any legislation that polarizes segments of our population there are plenty that still don’t know anything and claim an educated opinion.
The idea that ignorance is the root of much disagreement is sad. It is argued that if Americans understood the healthcare law better, more could support it.
If asked to pick between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act, which would Americans choose?
Apparently it would not matter to them that they are synonyms for the same thing?
Jimmy Kimmel sent his Q&A crew out into the streets to find out how ignorant and uninformed the public is concerning issue.
Now feel free to question his tactics, but also be sure to review the CNBC poll which found that 46 percent of Americans oppose Obamacare, while only 37 percent oppose the Affordable Care Act.
I present exhibit A – ignorance!