socialism en HealthSourceRI, RI's Obamacare debuts <p>Rhode Island&rsquo;s experiment in crafting a 21<sup>st</sup> Century health care marketplace begins tomorrow Tues. Oct 1). RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on why we should be rooting for success.</p><p>From the Williamette Valley to the Pawtuxet Valley, the debate over the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, rages among politicians and the media. Some congressional Tea Party conservatives are even threatening to shut down the federal government if Obamacare goes forward.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:37:41 +0000 Scott MacKay 22358 at Why does the GOP so fear Obamacare? <p>The debate over Obamacare rages from Providence to Pasadena. As the state moves closer to launching its health insurance exchange, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses the arguments and traces the law’s Rhode Island roots.</p><p>Ask Rhode Island Republican State Chairman Mark Smiley what he thinks of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare and you’ll get a blunt answer:&nbsp; He says, ``I hate it.’’</p><p>Smiley’s position is simple and wedded to his party’s national stance: Repeal the entire law and start over. ``Socialism,’’ he says, ``doesn’t work.’’</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:11:01 +0000 Scott MacKay 20184 at