Saw the headline on Drudge this morning that the public is confused over when Obamacare is going into effect.
Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors’ offices, human resources departments and business groups.
“They’re saying, ‘Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?’ ” said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.
Not surprising, but then we get what should have been expected:
McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about it in Washington and some media outlets, such as when opponents denounced it as socialism.
Yep, it’s our fault. Us “teabaggers,” us dinosaurs so concerned about things like Constitutionality and freedom. If we’d just gone along with nice ladies like Nancy Pelosi, none of this would have happened.