Maddow: People hate Obamacare, but love its provisions

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, March 29, 2012 0:05 EDT
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Wednesday night that although polls have found that most Americans have an unfavorable view of Obama’s health care reform, they overwhelming approve of the actual provisions of the law.

“So, you ask people if they want the health care law and they say, ‘no, it’s unconstitutional, it’s tyranny,’” she explained. “But if you ask people if insurance companies should be able to deny coverage to somebody because they have cancer, they say, ‘of course not.’”

Maddow said it was like someone not wanting a pepperoni pizza, but wanting dough with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on it.

“Republicans think they are in this very popular position of railing against Obamacare, but when they get asked about what they mean, about what it is they’re going to get rid of, what they end up explaining is they’d prefer the ‘let him die’ plan,” she said in reference to a Republican audience cheering letting the uninsured die.

On Tuesday night, Mitt Romney insisted that Obama’s health care reform law should be overturned and that people with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage if they had never had insurance before.

“No matter how bad you make Obamacare sound, ‘let him die’ sounds worse,” Maddow concluded.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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