McClatchy: If people people think Obamcare means free health care, don’t blame Obama 

Dave already discussed an article from McClatchy this morning noting that the passage of the health care bill had spawned a great deal of consumer confusion. But who’s causing that confusion? Here’s what McClatchy says:

“They’re saying, ‘Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?’ ” said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.

McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about it in Washington and some media outlets, such as when opponents denounced it as socialism.

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