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originally posted by: Gandalf77
a reply to: dawnstar
I would also add that healthy people tend to show up to work a lot more.
And insured people tend to get regular screenings, checkups, etc., that help them get healthy.
People without insurance tend to head to the ER when there's an issue. If they can't pay, that cost gets passed on to the people who do have insurance.
Obamacare was by no means perfect, but it was a good step in the right direction.
I don't see why the republicans didn't want to work with the democrats to fine-tune it.
Oh right, that might have actually resembled bipartisanship for the good of the people, rather than toeing the party line.
Drives me nuts.
multiple neighbors growing food which we trade around. Chickens and eggs, lettuce, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, onions, herbs and spices all being grown between four homes.
I am not against Universal healthcare, and it seems Trump is not either. But Mandatory health insurance is not universal coverage, and the President still has to navigate the difficult realities of politics in Washington.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
Trump supporter here.
I support this bill. I also support universal health care. I do not support mandatory insurance. Trump is too awesome of a President to be adequately described with words.
originally posted by: JAY1980
If congress is required to use the same healthcare programs the rest of us use this wouldn't even be an issue.
That will end in January 2014, when lawmakers and some of their staff will be required under the health care law to pick from plans in the health care law’s new marketplaces. They are the only Americans facing this requirement, although Uncle Sam will still continue to pick up most of the cost.
old politifact story
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Gandalf77
Obamacare ... so perfect that all but 4 counties in Iowa will have no insurance plans to choose from.
Why did we have to go a mess up what most of us were happy with? But, when a Democrat is in office, all they can think about is what new tax can we implement to waste, abuse, and fraudulently manipulate for our and our donor's benefit.