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The Obama administration this week rolling out what it calls a simplified application form for the Affordable Care Act obamacare.
This comes amid some troubling news from pollsters a brand new Fox News poll shows a majority of Americans believe the law should be repealed 54%.
That's not all according to the Kaiser Family Foundation 42% of Americans don't even know the Affordable Care Act is a law.
And almost half of those polled don't feel they have enough information to understand how obamacare will impact their own families.
Charlie hurt is a columnist for The Washington Times the president was pretty proud during his news conference.
To talk about Obama care and essentially he said it's here -- -- it's working its everything's going hunky dory.
What do you make of that.
-- -- Well I think that they're clearly the administration realizes that -- staring down the barrel of some serious serious problems.
It it's you've got to definitely have a problem when your hands when the the -- author of Obama care.
Himself has come out and said it's going to be quote train wreck to implement -- about it baucus.
That's right and and Max Baucus -- as you you know is that is not running for reelection he he wasn't saying that in order to sort of cover his tail.
To keep from getting punished for for.
Writing the -- care bill in the first place.
He was just making the assessment based on years now of people looking at the details of the bill and realizing.
That this thing is really complex it's really invasive and it's gonna take it's it's not that simple pat thing.
That president vomit -- who is is sort of trying to to make people think it is an end and also here it's not like you know they have worked to try to simplify.
But this simplified version of the application now runs twelve pages.
For a family.
This is that's more complicated than getting -- home loan.
And so I think the administration is very worried about it and I think they realize.
That that they they have bitten off a seriously complex.
I guess we can be thankful that the application is at least shorter than the bill itself which ran some 151000.
The president at that news conference at local you know obamacare is is here it's.
You know under way for most of Americans already.
And yet much of the heavy lifting hasn't been done these state exchanges haven't been set up in most places nobody really knows.
How this thing is going to work.
When it starts when they really start and you know plugging into it next year.
You know John I think there are a lot of democratic candidates all across the country.
Who supported this thing and they're sitting around saying wait a minute so this is as good as it's gonna get.
This is this is the bill that that that we promised people are not happy with that it's not like it is it civil -- anybody's lives.
And so they're they're looking towards future elections which of course -- Obama doesn't -- one.
But these other Democrats do you do you have to get reelected they're looking at -- somebody's future elections and are are starting to get very very worried.
And I think that's where a lot of the pressure is come to try that fix some of the glaring.
Problems but you know what President Obama says that -- it you know if you already have insurance don't worry about it didn't affect -- that's a pretty disingenuous.
Thing to say because of course.
With a whole thing is set up.
So that there are penalties.
For for companies.
That don't provide insurance -- those penalties are so low that it's cheaper than actually providing insurance so a lot of these a lot of these employers are going to be throwing employees off their company health plan and forcing them into the Obama -- -- Absolutely John and and when that happens I think Democrats are will start getting even more concerned.
About about -- you know that that that being taken out against them in future elections.
All right well the president didn't touch on any of that in the new report yesterday in the news conference Charlie here interestingly no -- Charlie thank you thank.
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