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President Obama repeatedly promised that his signature health law, the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, would reduce insurance premiums by $2,500 for the typical family. Instead, premiums have increased by a comparable amount.
Obama Promises To Lower Health Insurance Premiums by $2,500 Per Year
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: xuenchen
And now that every last potential competitor (among private insurance companies) has been vanquished or brought into line and the vestiges of the formerly pseudo-private but heavily regulated health care insurance monopolistic state sponsored cartel system is in tatters...
The demand will be loud and obnoxious for the total nationalization (aka "single payer") of our health care system.
What I presume has been the aim of this orchestrated implosion from the outset and plainly stated by some.
originally posted by: neveroddoreven99
a reply to: interupt42
You do understand that you're the first person mention a GOP vs Dem thing, right? So, really, no one here is more guilty of the accusations you're making than you.
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: peskyhumans
This was always the plan.
Make insurance mandatory.
Insurance companies raise rates because it is now mandatory.
People cannot afford it, so government steps in and creates Single-Payer, thus bringing in government-run, government-controlled, socialized medicine.
In the end, governments will either bail out insurance companies or simply take over the market thus dictating and controlling healthcare in the US.
Imagine TSA now running your healthcare.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
Would you have all paid a few cents more...?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: tothetenthpower
Here's the problem:
Not even with the much vaunted "public option" would that have happened. You already have two public options in the market now between Medicare and Medicaid, and those have not done anything to make health care less expensive. They only make it more expensive because the government consistently short-changes what it will pay for care, so everyone else must pay more to compensate.
Basically, also every time you see the government get into a market to "make things more affordable" those markets quickly become less affordable for everyone who could previously afford them. I'll cite the college market for a prime example. The reason for this is because the government has bottomless pockets, and it will always pay. So the entity making the price has NO incentive to hold costs down. Why should they? It's the government's dime. Pretty soon, only the government can pay, and all the other competitors are driven out of the market.
So the government controls all access. Of course, in the case of college, students are basically making themselves government indentures via government college loans ... but that's a different story.
1l - Do not blame the party - blame the party officials or leader
2- The Republicans did not choose "Romney Care" that was a state thing , they chose Romney the person as a candidate
3- We are only speaking of ACA and how it has affected people in the US.This is not a "blame Bush" for everything thread.
Do you notice I havent mentioned a party at this time ? Thats the way I roll. Not any of the BS party crap we are subjected to minute by minute.