On PBS television, Bill Moyers showed Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., repeatedly demanding an "apology" for computer problems at the launch of the Affordable Care Act.
In response, Moyers said Republicans like McKinley should apologize to America for trying repeatedly to kill the ACA and take medical insurance away from 30 million Americans.
Meanwhile, President Obama blasted Republican governors who refuse to expand Medicaid under the ACA, because their partisan refusal blocks health care for millions of low-income working families.
Speaking in Texas, the president said: "Across this state, you've got a million people" who could "get insurance right away" at virtually no cost to Texas taxpayers, if Republican Gov. Rick Perry simply would accept the ACA provision. Obama said the choice is a "no-brainer" -- yet Perry's blind partisanship makes him cruel to 1 million Texans.
Someday, the ACA will be another bulwark of human rights in America. But today, it's still mired in hostile politics.