Nov 18, 2013|
Today on the Garland Robinette show: President Obama says the solution to Obamacare problems—wave a wand and postpone it a year. But, Mr. President – it’s the law! If you do that, you’re violating the law. Will Republicans and Democrats change that law? *And, how many Americans still have enough faith in Obamacare to apply? Or, are most concentrating on what they got? We discussed the health care perspective of the president’s statement with Dr. Robert Hogan, Professor of Political Science at LSU.
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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)
Welcome back we're continuing our conversation when it comes through obamacare prison. Obama last week basically came out and -- to -- insurance companies look. Don't cancel these people's insurance. Follow Obama carriers taking it in the legal ability and people them forward with the and its ability to sustain. The long course so let's take a year and don't cancel in the of the insurance policies that people. Keep their own to -- get all the kinks worked out in the blogs and and get something good will benefit the nation as a whole. Bill a lot of innovative to whether or not that is viable. And so -- precedent there's. Article there and it's an opinion -- -- it says something that I have read in numerous articles over the weekend. Says a cursory discussion with almost -- and who knows anything about the insurance business. What do alerted this frozen until the -- that his proposal is on workable. Bruce's whose from a number of experts on the boat the bright and Angela. That the president when he came up with the idea really didn't Dixon thing. Insurance industry experts agree that the very idea that cancel health policies. Can be renewed or extended for a one year is laughable. You remove a cumbersome rules have would have to accompanied -- in the east such temporary -- statements are extensions. One was assumed the White House consulted experts both for. President Obama announces plan so we can rule out delusions surely this was an informed decision by. Of course sets than in dinghies. Out of suits your approach this week and and it'll conclude from on pollution or political analyst. Out of Washington DC and -- the question. I caught a piece of the president's speech. Last week during a show when he basically said he should've known. That the bureaucracy. The federal government in these type of endeavors. Always had very sluggish as extreme problems in particular when it comes to the technicals. Haven't. And should have been more of Germans and and make sure that didn't happen. And and always amazes me in Washington we had one of the co authors of the portable. -- That. Came up and says he saw a train wreck coming months and months and months ago. They've been -- trillion news stories predicting that there were problems government. You would -- with the resources of the United States with the power of the presidency. You simply go to the best crisis communication companies you can -- and in the world. You go to the best technologist. We've all been told me huge budget this it's always. Confusing to me -- when you're trying to politically protect yourself. And you don't doom just the commonsensical. Things that. Obviate the train -- Well for a and it's always go to experts -- and use them what's happening -- for Robert Hogan professor of political sciences and Alicia joins us. Professor at the IQ -- -- to. Scored from one of the media opinion pieces over the week. Democrat -- and conclude the blaming Republicans for depriving 48 plus million Americans health care. Is better than having a 114 million American hopefuls -- it is. At their meddling with the help and sure it's there is no chance. Obamacare could be repealed. It is indeed in a bipartisan. Vote would what are your thoughts -- that. Well I think -- the -- likelihood of that I think where. Our the likelihood that it is rather low right now. That doesn't mean that there could be sort snowballing effect -- these problems. Other problems come up. That the president has not able to it's all or at least give you appear to assaulting by. Like he did this past week. In which -- relented and and allowed people had. What was considered to be sub standard health care. Com to keep those policies. But immunity could snowball I think there's some things. That would are sort of leaning on the side. Not having that happen. I mean there are a lot of pieces of obamacare that are already in place that people are getting used to and that they that they like. And repealing you know selectively repealing parts of it might be possible but. That I think it might. And that's going to be a difficult task I think that. You have to see we we may be having earthquake here that's the does it but even at that. A much bigger earthquake for that to happen. Professor do do you see. More optimistic comments and coverage making a difference. Well I think there there is so there's a lot of neat thing going on. And a lot of people are firm are expressing their reservations and and you know. You know that the news media tends to focus on negative news over positive news. And it looks for conflict. That's just the nature of but now it is meeting but also human beings. So a lot of that gets a lot more attention than than positive things and and they are a lot there are some positive things about occurring with obamacare. A lot of people who didn't have insurance before or are going to be able to seek it forever probably get it. And you know there are a lot of elements of it of the law that people like the fact that you can't be denied on insurance coverage to. Pre existing conditions and and the fact that. Young adults can stay on their parents' plan for longer than two things are quite popular. A lot of people like those and those are the positive things that -- -- you know. That time -- people are complain hip hop on the people like. Breeding area serving units conservative from commonwealth. -- and served organization which. Conservative groups who you can't believe them because it's a liberal organizations. That are that are leaders setting. It shows have done that were worried down the the bottom of the pile of the advance stations under an advanced nations of -- helped yours and war. Compared to most. It says that some 37%. Of American adults went without recommended cared and see your doctor and on and on. And and I I don't even get the liberals are the conservatives or are you wearing. That our current system is not broke the instincts and you've only thing they agree with it and if by chance obamacare. Was knocked down. Once we go 200 we get that. Yeah I mean that's a good point I mean does this report that your effort to came out this week and indicated that in health outcomes. And cost. Health care in United States you know far exceed. Aren't caught that you face far exceed what he's seen other nations in the outcomes where we're at the bottom. And so did -- everyone -- and you're right Atlanta agreed that there is a problem. But due to concern here is -- what is the solution once -- a solution that we can all agree on. And the parties. And the respective liberals and conservatives on the side. You know I take very different positions on -- what the solutions -- And that there is you know add to the hat. Sort of the nastiness that it involves politics right now. It's very difficult it is to become -- is some sort of agreement on what appropriate solutions are. And and thought you were starting to -- quite frankly I'm seeing this decline in trust. Obama but the government. A lot of people are saying well maybe the government just can't solve this problem maybe the government. That the issues are so intractable they can't. Government can't propose a solution. What would your groups mentioned that in. Is this something you pupil always seemed as you'd. Studied political silence or is getting worse and of the getting word -- What -- what's the end game of the. At that sent a very good question but that is the big question. An American politics right now I mean -- in in previous times. YouTube you had a lot of people who would in government. Who would get together Democrats Republicans who talked with one another. Liberals and conservatives who talked with one another and would say hey we can agree on this problem would come to solution that we can agree on. But it's almost now that you got people talking password they -- very high level polarization in the congress. And a lot of people are saying hey -- the national government can't can't fix things that debt that we all agree or our problem. So what happened I don't know what the end game effect so that's a good question. We kept -- you know -- Mean what do you think you have to understand is that in the past he did have a much inclusion. You can have as many people involved in the political process to do. Today you have interest groups that are pulling from you know both sides are multiple sides. Bats that create a situation. Where the parties. Can't believe talk with one another. So that's a very different set of circumstances and had. I'm fifty years ago or a hundred years ago and we've gone through periods where we have crises we've had problems. We've created government programs to solve problems but you know it it looks increasingly. Difficult. Going forward. Four point solution to be -- it has to be an opportunity. Professor will be calling you moving more time and I don't think we're seeing viewed conclusions of this story you have. Appreciate the time very much you have great day.