This shutdown and debt ceiling stalemate is now solidly trending toward catastrophe for the Teaparty. But it could get a lot worse. There have been just a few stories like the one below trickling in from grass roots conservatives, but if that turns into a deluge, it’s a full-blown Teaparty nightmare. I realize these clowns don’t think much, but did they really assume there would be no Republicans among the throngs of Americans signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Or that some of them might soon discover the hated Obamacare is nothing more ominous than a set of boring websites with affordable health insurance policies that saves them loads of money?
Think Progress — Butch Matthews is a 61-year-old former small business owner from Little Rock, Arkansas. … A lifelong Republican, he was heavily skeptical of the Affordable Care Act when it first passed. “I did not think that Obamacare was going to be a good plan, I did not think that it was going to help me at all,” he told ThinkProgress over the phone.
But after doing a little research, Matthews eventually realized how much the law could help him. And on Tuesday, his local Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) provider confirmed that he would be able to buy a far better plan than his current policy while saving at least $13,000 per year …
It’s not just way cheaper premiums, it’s a way, way better deal all the way around. A colleague at Daily Kos did the math in this case and framed it nicely, “Turns out pre-Obamacare, Matthews was paying $1069.per month with a $10,000 deductible. Matthews’ doctor visits went from a co-pay of $150 to $8. Matthews has a simple message to all Americans.”
I would tell them to learn more about it before they start talking bad about it,” he noted. “Be more informed, get more information, take your time and study and not just go by just what you hear on one side or the other. Actually check the facts on it.
Fear not my skeptical friends. The Teaparty may be infested with sociopaths and ruthless megalomaniacs, but they have chosen the wrong side in a strategic blunder. We are offering comprehensive affordable life saving healthcare to millions of Americans who could not get it, we’re doing that in all fifty states to voters belonging to every political party. This law went through the House and Senate, it was signed by the President, upheld by the Supreme Court, and we won a presidential election by a near landslide running with it as our chief domestic issues against an opponent who ran against it at every opportunity
.The vast majority, almost a four-to-one margin, don’t want the government shutdown over defunding Obamacare. And now people are finding out it saves them big bucks and may save the life of someone they love. I’d much rather be us than them.