a reply to: AboveBoard
Nearly everything that you mention about people losing this or that could also be said about what happened to many people because of the PPACA, my
parents being just two people who saw their coverage premiums increase nearly 100% while also losing their doctors that they had as primary-care
physicians for over 30 years. And please don't make me start listing all of the health insurance companies that were forced out of business because of
the mandates in the PPACA (by design, if you ask me).
Here's the problem with the government having dicked with healthcare and health insurance in the first place (and it's the same with every entitlement
program): Once people get something from the government (or because of government intervention), it's nearly almost impossible to take it away, even
if it's in the best interest of the country overall (which is relatively subjective, I know).
Yes, repealing the PPACA will negatively affect some people, but implementing the PPACA did that as well. When will people realize that the government
needs to just stick to governing and stop messing around with private industries? Every single time that they "fix" a "problem," it always costs more
and makes things worse. Always.
Repealing may hurt for a while, and yes, it may negatively affect some people, but it will also positively affect some people as well and make their
lives better. You mention the false narrative that "Republicans want to throw all sick people under the bus," but that's simple hyperbole based on the
incorrect belief that it is the federal government's job to provide everyone with affordable health coverage*.
I've read the Constitution numerous time, including the 10th Amendment. I hate to tell you, but nowhere does it enumerate that it's the federal
government's purpose or obligation to ensure that all sick people can afford medical coverage--that should be left to the individual, as well as the
states, counties, municipalities, friends, families, charities, and anything else that you can think of other than the federal government.
* I'm not a Republic or a Democrat, and I despise both of them equally. I always feel a need to note that before someone starts accusing me of being
edit on 30-6-2017 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)