Disclaimer...by design, I stopped watching any Cable News programs since Nov 1st. (an early Lenten present for myself) which includes my beloved Daily Show and Colbert Report
I've also given up posting on the open political discussion thread on this board for the most part.
However, I heard something on the radio this morning while I was doing my morning walk that caught my attention and wonder if it was true or just a "spin" (it was a NPR station btw)
Did Speaker Boehner sign up for the ACA online website and find out that even because he smokes and his wife has some pre existing conditions, that he would receive a better deal then what he has now under BCBS with his wife's plan? And he would qualify for tax credits?
If true, I'm sure FOX Cable in it's effort to be fair and balanced would have reported it and MSNBC would have been running hourly spe cial reports......lol
The truth is usually some where in the middle...I'm amaze (but not surprise) that he was able to get thru...I also understand that starting soon, as I indicated in an earlier post, folks can sign up thru their insurers website...should have done that in the beginning
Thanks for keeping me updated in my season of cable news denial...
A quick look at the Fox story shows that it emphasizes that his premiums will be higher under the plan he selected, but doesn't even mention the more than $5,000 in federal subsidies that he will receive annually. Nor does it mention that the DC exchange, where he enrolled, specifies smoking as a pre-existing condition for which insurers cannot charge a higher rate.
As far as I can see, what Fox is reporting is accurate, but by omitting many important details it is not telling the whole story. In other words, it's what you would expect, and is a standard tactic by which the right is executing its campaign of hate.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. -- George Bernard Shaw