Steve Claypool: Prove that Obamacare is failing

December 10, 2013 

On Dec. 6, Richard Pollock wrote an article headlined “Doctors boycotting California’s Obamacare exchange” for the Washington Examiner. A quick Internet search shows dozens of sites – almost 100 – with similar headlines. For example: “Epic Fail: 70% Of California’s Doctors Boycotting ObamaCare” … “Website Called a ‘Shell Game’” and so on.

So far, I have seen no one questioning the veracity of such statements. The article itself is vague and ambiguous. Apparently, “Independent insurance brokers” ... “estimate that about 70 percent of California’s 104,000 licensed doctors are boycotting the exchange.” Or they are “rebelling,” whatever that means. The 70 percent boycott sounds extraordinary; as Carl Sagan once said, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Am I too skeptical, or are all these websites being too gullible?

Show me the proof.

STEVE CLAYPOOL

Turlock

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