posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 02:33 AM
reply to post by RealWoman
I am one, and I don't trash it. It's a valuable program for Americans. Many of our fellow citizens could not afford health care. 60% of
bankruptcies were due to medical bills. People would get sick, and their insurance company would either drop them or not pay for their correct care.
I, as an insurance agent, am very much in favor of the Affordable Health Care Act. I regard it as a Christian act of mercy on the less fortunate of
our society. In point of fact, I question if our country has any charitable heart at all anymore, considering how many people refuse to support the
The AHCA will hardly impact businesses. Here's why: many businesses were already providing their employees with group health insurance. The
businesses that were not providing this benefit were able to undercut the prices of the good companies who were pro-employee. That was driving up the
prices of the pro-employee companies. By requiring all companies with over 50 employees to provide health insurance, it created a level playing field
so the good businesses could survive.
The AHCA will hardly impact individuals. Here's why: many individuals are already paying for health insurance. Their premiums will become lower
overall due to the medical bills being paid for the citizens who were unable to pay or were taking bankruptcies to avoid paying. We, as a whole, were
paying these in addition to our own premiums for our own health insurance. Our taxes were paying. Our increased premiums were paying. Make no
mistake, the indigent were already being paid by you. Now, that relief will come. Given a few years are needed for a settling out of the costs, the
AHCA will prove to be a real asset to the middle class. Those in poverty, as we all know, were already receiving medical assistance.
The AHCA is similar to Medicare for seniors, combined with Medicaid for the poor. While we do need to be very vigilant in making sure there is no
fraud, waste, or abuse, these programs have been a lifesaver for millions of your fellow Americans. In time, as standardization and accountability
stabilize these programs, the nation will be healthier and better served by it's government.