posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 09:43 PM
I'll put it to you this way: before Obamacare, a whopping 40% of Americans had no health insurance. Of the 60% of those with medical insurance, a
good chunk received some form of government assisted healthcare like medicare.
My employers before Obama took office did not offer medical insurance, or if they did, the insurance required thousands out of my pocket before they
would even consider paying. So the insurance was a joke.
Obamacare does not affect me negatively. In fact, people like me benefit from Obamacare. Where we had nothing before, we now have health insurance
that we can afford. Mind you, I did not sign up for Obamacare. I get my treatment at the VA clinics and hospitals, and thus, was not required to sign
up for the ACA. However, there are millions of low income, or formerly uninsured people who now at least, have something, even if it does suck.
Something is better than nothing.
What are the conservatives going to do in place of Obamacare? What solution do they offer in place of it? Because we sure as hell can't go back to
the old system, where formerly middle class people could have their savings wiped and house lost by one unexpected illness. People did elect Obama, in
part, because he said he was going to do something about the healthcare crisis in this country, something many Americans were very concerned about.
Though Obamacare was not exactly what they had in mind, and wasn't exactly the greatest solution, it was the fact that Obama wanted to do something
about healthcare that drew many of the swing voters to his court.
So far, the right has done nothing to tackle the issue of healthcare, and given the large numbers of Baby Boomers getting ready to retire, this is
going to be a huge issue. They will need to figure something out if they want to swing the votes in their favor.