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article imageOp-Ed: Obamacare misinformer Betsy McCaughey walks off The Daily Show

By John Presta     Sep 12, 2014 in Politics
Burbank - Betsy "Death Panel" McCaughey, the serial Obamacare misinformer, walked off of the Daily Show yesterday. The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper tried to interview McCaughey, asking her "It's been a tough road for critics of this law," he asked.
"People that are behind repealing this, are we going to get them on our side," and immediately the "Mother of the Obamacare Death Panels," refused to discuss the matter with McCaughey, threw off her mic and walked off in a Tea Party huff.
McCaughey should have known better, as her arguments were decimated back in 2009 on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She had plenty to say then, but ended up eating her words. See the video here or above.
Even the "Mother of the Obamacare Death Panels" no longer had anything to say, as Obamacare is working for up to as many as 28.4 million Americans, according to the ACAsignups.net. Not to mention the 9.3 million that have signed onto a "Private Qualified Health Plan," of which at least 8.03 million are confirmed paid enrollees.
Or the 16 million Americans that signed onto a "Private Qualified Health Plan" off-exchanges. And then there are the 9.1 million Americans covered under Medicaid/CHIP. Or even the 3.1 million young adults (under 26 years old) now covered under a parent's policy.
Reagan economic advisor and guru, David Stockman, inaccurately predicted to Lou Dobbs on Fox Business News a couple of years ago, "We are going six to ten months from now in a massive fiscal crisis." During that period more than two millions jobs were created in the economy. The "massive fiscal crisis" didn't come.
Dr. Ben Carson famously predicted, inaccurately of course, that Obamacare was the "Worst that has happened to this nation since slavery."
Klepper talked to a nurse who says she lost her job because of Obamacare. It was true, she said. She was thrilled to lose her job, because her patients could now afford health care, which turned out to be better health care.
"Her free clinic was even shut down! ... Which is actually a good thing," said Klepper.
"No sad hugs," the nurse told Klepper as he tried to drum up drama. "We're happy."
With that experiment failed, Klepper moved on to patients who have personally used Obamacare – and ran into a dead end of satisfaction once again. "They were giving me nothing, obviously biased by their personal positive experiences," Klepper said.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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