The move by movement conservatives to talk people out of signing up for health insurance under ObamaCare is akin to, well, all the dumb and dangerous stuff these people are wont to do, like push anti-science creationism and engage in anti-science scaremongering related to vaccinations.
From Yahoo! News:
Americans for Prosperity, a group partially funded by donors David and Charles Koch, plans to release a television ad Wednesday to raise questions about the law. Instead of focusing on the law’s repeal, AFP’s newest effort will argue that health insurance premiums will rise for those who sign up for the exchanges. The group also is making plans to dispatch activists to sporting events, festivals and town fairs in multiple states for the next several months to warn people that they could have fewer medical choices under the law.
“This is more about going to folks where they are and talking to them,” AFP President Tim Phillips told Yahoo News. “We’re saying, make sure you understand the impact this law will have on you if you sign up.”
The point, of course, is to scare folks and get them to stay out of the exchanges so that the Affordable Care Act won’t work as designed. Conservatives have failed to stop health care reform in Congress, they have failed to stop President Obama in 2012, and so they are now resorting to demagoguery.
In the mean time, if these people are successful, millions of folks will get hurt, as right-wingers are offering exactly no plan to address the health care crisis many Americans face.
Sickening is what it is.