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Topic - Joseph Antos
President Obama launched a marketing blitz this week in an attempt to get back some public support for his health care law and salvage his legacy. The problem with his plan is that Americans’ overwhelming dislike of Obamacare stems from finally finding out how big of a disaster it is for their families. No fancy public relations campaign can change reality.
Americans visit the doctor less than they did a decade ago, but — as is often the case in the complicated world of health care — it's unclear whether that's good or bad.
A new study suggests that Medicare's 5-year-old prescription drug plan is keeping seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes, saving the federal program an estimated $12 billion a year in those costs.
He doesn’t mention the things that are bothering people — lost insurance plans, higher costs and assurance they will have coverage on Jan. 1.”
"It's a lot more complicated than anybody imagined," said Joseph Antos, an economist with the American Enterprise Institute who advised the CBO, in the Bloomberg report.