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Butch Matthews, A Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13K

Butch Matthews, A Republican Who Came To Love Obamacare After Realizing It Will Save Him $13K | Fascinating | Scoop.it
An initial Obamacare skeptic, Arkansas resident Butch Matthews changed his mind once realizing the options available to him under the health law.
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After 14 month bipartisan debate, the landmark ACA law was passed.  Then it faced a challenge which went all the way to, and was dismissed by, the Supreme Court.  Then we had another Presidential election with Romney running on a "Repeal ACA" platform.  He lost in landslide by 5M votes.  Still faced recalcitrant Governors who dug their heels in.  And a congress which has held the nations solvency, economy, and millions of citizens hostage with a government shutdown.

 

We clearly see that the ACA is not only the morally right thing to do, but the financially prudent thing to do.  Even died-in-the-wool republicans are getting relief - and expressing their love for the ACA.

 

Why do a small handful of zealots get to hold the country hostage - based on a position that is not supported by The People?

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Why facts are 20X stickier in a story | Insight Demand Ltd. @storyleaders

Why facts are 20X stickier in a story | Insight Demand Ltd. @storyleaders | Fascinating | Scoop.it
If I told you that a fact, wrapped in an emotional story, is 20-times more memorable, would you believe it? I didn't. I had to experience it to believe it.
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We make sense of the world through stories.  This is a powerful example.  Is it any wonder since stories have been with us for millennia? 

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