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But you are wrong thinking people are going to go back to the days of letting people die if they couldn't afford a doctor.
As a responsible individual, I take a lot of pride in providing for my own, for my family. This is where the majority of my issue comes from. I have yet to see one single person present a rational, natural explanation for how it is not offensive to mandate that the responsible tax payers in America also accept responsibility for individuals outside their own family. Without fail it either devolves into insults, rests on some cockamamie nonsense like "Do you want riots and rampant theft?" or ends up being entirely an argument of personal conjecture and goading into groupthink or patriotic bullcrap: "I am happy to pay my share*** in taxes to help others, why aren't you?"
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Yes, before ACA people did die.
Unless it's an urgent case, doctor's are under no obligation to help you. So if you had cancer or a long-tern condition, you were out of luck.
Under the title “Obamacare and My Mother’s Cancer Medicine”, Stephen Blackwood chronicled his mother’s struggle to find coverage in a post-Obamacare environment. He wrote, “The news was dumbfounding. She used to have a policy that covered the drug that kept her alive. Now she’s on her own.” In 2005, at age 49, his mother was diagnosed with a rare cancer. The cancer is terminal. However, it typically responds to a drug called Sandostatin that slows growth and reduces symptoms. Blackwood wrote “And then in November, along with millions of other Americans, she lost her health insurance. She’d had a Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for nearly 20 years. It was expensive, but given that it covered her very expensive treatment, it was a terrific plan. It gave her access to any specialist or surgeon, and to the Sandostatin and other medications that were keeping her alive. “And then, because our lawmakers and president thought they could do better, she had nothing. Her old plan, now considered illegal under the new health law, had been canceled.” His mother, a former medical-office manager, no stranger to navigating insurers, was unable to use the Virginia exchange, and called around to individual exchange insurers. After she spent days and weeks of searching, no one could tell her for sure if her drug was covered. Finally a representative for one plan, Humana, told her that her drug would probably be covered. Unbelievably, this was the closest to a firm commitment she could get from any insurer. According to Blackwood, “With no other options, she bought the plan and was approved on Nov. 22. …Then on Feb. 12, just before going into (yet another) surgery, she was informed by Humana that it would not, in fact, cover her Sandostatin, or other cancer-related medications. The cost of the Sandostatin alone, since Jan. 1, was $14,000, and the company was refusing to pay.
How do we get rid of Obamacare? We don't. It's already law and much like any such legislation, it will transition over time and become a fundamental facet of society.
We continue to progress, albeit slowly, and reach consensus that injustice should be eliminated. The very legislation which aims to provide everyone with something as abominable as healthcare will soon be viewed, like other social programs with the objective of providing social support and minimizing unfairness,