Here’s a quick dispatch from Real America: I listened to a few minutes of a call-in radio show about the ACA this morning. The CEO of the local Blue Cross/Blue Shield was being interviewed and was taking calls, and it was refreshingly dull. The host was spinning scenarios about an imaginary small business and its uninsured employees, the callers were inquiring about the details of their situations, and the CEO was answering the questions with a “here’s how it’s going to be” tone.
This was a commercial radio station, not NPR, in a R+10 state in the middle of the morning. When you start talking implementation details instead of Freedom, Death Panels, Medicare reductions and all the other happy horseshit that’s been spewing out of every unhinged maw for the past couple of years, this thing is over.