Author Topic: Gallup: Republicans Would Rather Pay Fines Than Sign Up for Obamacare  (Read 205 times)

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Re: Gallup: Republicans Would Rather Pay Fines Than Sign Up for Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 08:05:15 AM »
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"The sharp political divide in these views highlights a key challenge facing the Obama administration and other ACA proponents: that Americans view the legislation not on its merits or benefits to the individual, but rather through strictly political lenses," the organization said in its analysis.
If anything, it is the left, who cannot do the math and realize how much this is going to cost the average person, that is seeing this in ideological terms.

Gallup is surmising something here that is a classic correlation-causation fallacy. The false premise, of course, is that Obamacare is worth it. Do the math and you see that a person without insurance, on the average, will end up paying 25% more than if (s)he paid out of pocket. If the person is healthier than the average person, that will be even more.

But I'm "viewing the legislation through strictly political lenses," right?


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