Republican ads denouncing health reform have been dwindling month by month.
The reason is fairly obvious, although it’s not considered nice to state it bluntly: the attack on Obamacare depended almost entirely on lies, and those lies are becoming unsustainable now that the law is actually working.
No, there aren’t any death panels; no, huge numbers of Americans aren’t losing coverage
In other words, reform is working more or less the way it was supposed to (except for the Medicaid expansion in non-cooperating states).
Many of us argued all along that the right’s chance to kill reform would vanish once the program was actually in place; the horror stories only worked as long as the truth wasn’t visible. And that’s what seems to be happening.It does look like swing-state Democrats are more willing to take on the cruel, but unfortunately, not unusual GOP governors who are refusing Medicaid expansion and denying millions of the working poor health insurance.