Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reaction to SCOTUS Decision

Whether or not you like President Obama's health care initiative, you have to recognize the significance of today's Supreme Court decision. This is a huge day for our country, and if you are among those who think or hope that the Affordable Care Act will eventually be overturned, then let us please hope for something better and fairer that will help out those most in need.

Let's also keep in mind that there's no need for bombastic rhetoric. When unfiltered opinions are let loose on Twitter and on countless other outlets, nonsense like people comparing President Obama to Hitler and the ACA to Nazism gets thrown out there. This is irresponsible, immature, and simply inaccurate. It points out how ignorant many people are about how health care really works. For example, many people on Twitter claimed they would "move to Canada" because of the Supreme Court's decision... completely unaware that Canada already has government-run health care.

Name-calling and noisy rhetoric doesn't help advance the conversation. We should be having a conversation, instead, about working toward making this the best country we possibly can. If you support Obamacare, then it's a great day for you; and if you don't, you should by all means voice your dissent, but, please, do it responsibly and reasonably.

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