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Paul Krugman: GOP’s ‘worst fears’ are coming true in regards to Obamacare

In his Friday column for the New York Times, award-winning economist Paul Krugman celebrates the unveiling of the Obamacare exchanges, writing that health reform looks as if it’s “here to stay” and that, as a result, Republicans’ “worst fears will indeed be realized.”’

In his Friday column for the New York Times, award-winning economist Paul Krugman celebrates the unveiling of the Obamacare exchanges, writing that health reform looks as if it’s “here to stay” and that, as a result, Republicans’ “worst fears will indeed be realized.”

It’s long been clear that the great fear of the Republican Party was not that health reform would fail, but that it would succeed. […] [T]he glitches of October won’t matter in the long run. But why are they actually encouraging? Because they appear, for the most part, to be the result of the sheer volume of traffic, which has been much heavier than expected.

Krugman continues:

Of course, it’s important that people who want to sign up can actually do so. But the computer problems can and will be fixed. So, by March 31, when enrollment for 2014 closes, we can be reasonably sure that millions of Americans who were previously uninsured will have coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare will have become a reality, something people depend on, rather than some fuzzy notion Republicans could demonize. And it will be very hard to take that coverage away.

Read the full column here.

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10 Comments

  1. Jim S

    October 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    The idiot GOP is afraid of ANYTHING that is GOOD for the American people! They are getting what they feared most…the success of the program they hate because it is the signature accomplishment of the black man in the white house!
    The Bigots in the GOP are getting their comeuppance and are not smart enough to realize they are cooking their own gooses in next year’s mid terms!

    VOTE OUT ALL REPUBLICANS!

  2. KNON

    October 6, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Here, here!!!

  3. KNON

    October 6, 2013 at 4:35 am

    I mean HEAR, HEAR!!!

  4. Greg Byron

    October 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I loved Obama’s comment the other day, saying when the Republicans find out Americans LIKE “Obamacare”, they’ll quit calling it that!!!

  5. Angie

    October 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    the sad thing is to go on Republicans face book pages and see all these dummies on S.S. screaming to defund ACA. Republicans had the same arguments to not implement S.S. when it first passed…..

  6. Juliet

    October 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    In the 1990s, the Republicans were all for the individual mandate and health exchanges. Then the Tea Party took over, and now the free market is demonized as socialist.

  7. 1Adam12

    October 7, 2013 at 1:34 am

    It’s about time aattp followed my lead and featured Mr Krugman in their posts.

  8. Mike Davis

    October 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

    You state that you feel its a success for the president due to being a black man in the white house, thats a load of crap. I’m a black man and the only success I see in our president is that his term is coming to an end. Hes done nothing for me or any of my family except make life harder for us. To me he is a true disgrace to the human race for all the injustice he has caused while in office. So whom ever states hes a great leader due to his color is making nothing but racial remarks that mean nothing. At least republicans are looking out for the lower class people who have a huge role in keeping our economy running successfully. Those of us who make less than 30,000 a year to support our familys are the ones who always pay the price for these stupid programs that are forced upon us and never work. Instead of white house lining their pockets with our money why not actually attempt to give back to the american people and see if that doesn’t have a far great reward in the long run.

  9. Stevie D

    October 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    The GOP lives in an alternate reality where climate change is make believe, affordable healthcare is for the privileged and the lobbyists with the most to donate, like the Koch Brothers, rule the country.

  10. Buzz

    October 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Agreed, and also petrified that he will accomplish ANYTHING while in office as they do their level best to prevent it. Oh yeah, there’s a country out there trying to recover from eight years of Titanic, unfunded spending on unnecessary wars. It’s all Obama’s fault though if you buy into the Republican line.

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