posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by MystikMushroom
Maybe I did fart, but its not gonna cost the taxpayers 93 TRILLION DOLLARS....
It wasn't designed to ever really work in the first place. I'm fairly certain the Democrats went with this "exchange" garbage to appease the GOP just
enough to get it passed.
When it fails miserably everyone will be looking for a better solution, the solution we should have gone with in the first place: single-payer.
You're correct. The Democrats caved in late 2009 and went with the exchange system because it was an election year and the Dems in moderate districts
were afraid that they wouldn't get re-elected if they passed a single-payer system.
However, in 2008 when the voters voted, they voted in Obama to change healthcare. This wasn't possible for most of the congressional season though
because Sen. Kennedy died and Sen. Franklin wasn't officially elected until late 2009 due to his positing being tied up in recount limbo. They didn't
have the super-majority they needed and when they finally got it, they were under time constraints.
Then Fox News came in spread a landslide of propaganda that single-payer = nazism. Thus, my previous statement on Dems in moderate districts caving
and the current situation with the ACA.
The ACA does do a lot of great things though that most people keep ignoring, like the mandate that 80% of income generated by insurance plans, must be
paid out for medical expenses and removing the concept of a pre-existing condition. When a 6 month baby is diagnosed with asthma and dropped from his
insurance due to it being "pre-existing" that's a ****ing problem.
This recent bill was nothing different then what the TP has been crying for this whole time - a way to stop the ACA, but no. You don't get that from
us. It has growing pains to go through, but it's necessary for our country to start moving forward to catch up with the rest of the world in regards
to healthcare. Is it ideal? No, but you wouldn't let us have the ideal solution.
They want to negotiate? Then put it on paper that we'll get a single-payer system out oft his gridlock. That's the only negotiation tactic any
left-leaning person in this nation will accept. Otherwise I'll be happy to see our country's financial system burnt to the ground. At least it will
be on-par with the education and healthcare systems that the GOP pushed for.
Yes, y'all were the ones who gave us "No Child Left Behind" too.
edit on 15-10-2013 by Evil_Santa because: (no reason given)