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Insurance Business | 20 Oct 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
While the next Presidential candidates tear into each other on the issue, Obama is still fighting his corner
  • Dave | 20 Oct 2016, 11:00 AM Agree 0
    Bad plan by an illiterate man
  • Jay | 21 Oct 2016, 09:47 AM Agree 0
    The ACA is a boondoggle conceived in an incestuous liaison between the political parties. Its sole purpose is to get more operating capital for government at taxpayer expense, because government has already spent 19 trillion it doesn't have. To sell it, they clothed it with a cloak of fair-seeming. "A right to health care" was the battle cry. Then government gutted health care and reduced choice for those who already had it and planned to redirect that money to support largely useless plans to those who don't. Smoke and mirrors. Obama's "legacy" is a gigantic fraud on the American people. The basic rule of healthcare is simple: You have the healthcare you can afford and nobody else helps you pay. Don't have it and want it? Figure out a way to get it and work for it. In other words, as my daddy so inelegantly put it; root hog, or die. We are not a socialist nation -- yet. I hope we never become one.
  • Rapier | 21 Oct 2016, 10:03 AM Agree 0
    Unfortunately, we in Florida, saw all of this with the state health insurance program, over a decade ago, it went bankrupt in six months! But the Democrats in DC would not listen to real life experience, the sick and crippled lining up in wheel chairs to plead for more and more, once this train leaves the station. Luckily our state legislature pulled the plug on enrollments and stopped the blood letting. However, this Chicago bag man will not listen to reality or business reason, he replaces business facts with fabrication and bald faced lies and his house of cards is in the process of collapse. As has been said, he and those around him are illiterate when it comes to insurance matters and think they can just bull their way through this disaster with bluster and lies. I only wish he, his entire Administration and the entire Congress (Both Houses) had to swallow this bitter pill themselves by enrolling. It would get fixed quickly if their bacon was in the fire.
  • MoreDave | 21 Oct 2016, 10:44 AM Agree 0
    I think it has become obvious that the ACA isn't delivering the healthcare savings that were promised when it passed. Individual Costs have increased at alarming rates and that is without considering the higher individual co-payments required or the enormous cost of the current government subsidies. The Obama solution seems to be everything will be fine if the federal government ponies up more money, either in the form of subsidies to individuals or a massive investment in a sure to lose billions government run healthcare operation. At what point do we stop throwing good money at this failed law ??
    As it can't be fixed, repeal it. Then pass a law that provides the benefits of the ACA without the bureaucracy: 1) Adjust Medicaid so more people qualify; 2)Set up a mechanism for portability of benefits (pre-existing conditions); 3) Provide partial relief for those who have serious health issues. You would then have all of the benefits of the ACA for a fraction of the cost. In fact, most people would actually save money.
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