Listen up, this is a rant along the lines of Howard Beale's mantra in Network. Or Tom Cruise's manifesto in Jerry Maguire. Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant.
There's no reason that everyone you know who uses the Internet shouldn't know exactly what the Affordable Care Act does. Never mind whether you like it or don't. Everyone should know what's in it.
A few weeks ago The Oatmeal told the story of Nikola Tesla, a not-so-famous inventor of the 19th Century. How much you want to bet that awareness of who Tesla is shot up by a billion percent.
We've given too much power to the news media. They aren't telling the story. But we can tell each other. In terms that mean something to human beings. About friends and family members who don't have health insurance because they have asthma or diabetes or high blood pressure. Or had cancer. Or whatever.
What an outrage that insurance companies can cancel your insurance when you get sick. How convenient for them. Hard to believe that's even possible, but it is.
The White House doesn't do Internet stuff very well. That's no excuse. Let's take this into our own hands.