Bill Maher explained on CNN that the ACA is going to be successful because unlike healthy men who think that they are invincible, women have more at stake and will sign up.
Transcript via CNN:
MORGAN: Right, but I agree with you. And I support the principles of ObamaCare. But that’s why I’m even more frustrated the system has failed allowing perhaps the whole thing to collapse. We don’t know how is going to this play out. But it’s the very people they need to get enrolled. The young people who are pretty healthy now how may have 30, 40, 50 years. They’re the ones that have to get — if they are turned away from this.
MAHER: They’re going to get — first of all, every program of this size was headache at first. So was Bush’s Medicare Prescription Drug Program for the old folks. Remember that, hey free Viagra. I have a boner on George Bush, remember me at the polls.
Yeah. They didn’t like that at first. Now it’s very populous, Social Security, Medicare, all these programs have this kind of problems when you start with them. But the reason why it’s going to work is women. Yes, young men do not want to sign up because they think they’re invincible. Women get it because women a little more complicated, you know? They want contraception. They want breast exams. They’re a little smarter about that, too. They don’t think they’re invincible.
Look, it has a lot of problems. But you know what? Even with the all the problems in four polls last week, ObamaCare is more popular than even. And Republicans like to say statistics that something like 54 percent of people are against ObamaCare. It’s very, very, misleading. That includes the 16 percent of people who think it doesn’t go far enough.
So, Americans really want coverage, of course, it’s going to be popular. It’s about Your health. The health of your family. It’s a life and death issue. And again, it was there. It was created because people we’re dying in the country was going broke. It’s going to be a rocky birth, but, it’s not going to fail.
Maher’s correct. Republicans can hold their hearings, spread their misinformation, try to discourage people from signing up, but in the end people want affordable access to healthcare. Everyone has always known that healthy young men would be most difficult group to enroll, but it will be women who make the law a big success.
Republicans have been engaging in an assault of women’s healthcare rights and decisions for years. Because of this, many women have been given an easy choice. Do they want to side with the party that wants to control their bodies and their healthcare decisions, or are they going to support a law that doesn’t consider their gender a preexisting condition?
President Obama has been a champion for women rights during his presidency. He has walked the walk, and the ACA can be seen as this president staying consistent on his view of women’s rights. It is most likely that Republicans will continue to cater towards white men and conservatives. They don’t understand that by opposing the ACA, they are once again opposing women.
The media and the GOP don’t realize it, but women are going to sign up. It will be women who make the ACA a big success.