10 years from now the republicans will be trying to make the American public forget that they were against Obamacare. Remember these are the same cretins that were against Social Security and against Medicare. They don't want Americans to remember that.
I spent half an hour on this article yesterday before I figured out that Professor Wolfers is flat out lying. I don't know what else he might be lying about, but almost all of the 14% uninsured will actually be covered by Medicare.
Too many regulations and too much intrusion from government. We'll have to see how doctor and hospital participation fares under 27,000+ pages of new reg's too. Not looking good on so many fronts so far; http://health.usnews.com/health-news/hospital...
Well, to start with there are the financial problems with giving millions of people free medical care. Who pays that bill? Millions have signed up already, all for Medicaid. Next, who is going to treat all these people. Fewer and fewer doctors accept Medicaid or Medicare. Many doctors are quitting private practice and taking jobs in hospitals or drug companies. Others are retiring early or changing professions. Insurance is not what counts so much as having access to treatment. We are not increasing the number of new doctors and losing doctors in the existing pool. These problems are not being discussed nor are there any short term solutions to them. Look at healthcare in England and Canada if you want to see our future.
I have talked to many Canadians about their health care, most are satisfied except they wish everyone had to pay a 20 or 50 dollar pay per visit because a lot of people are going straight to the ER when most only need to go to the drug store.
And many people, myself included, HAVE seen negative affects on our employer provided healthcare. My premium went up, my deductible went up, and spouse coverage went away. Thanks obamacare! Unaffected my backside...
Because people who don't have a car would obviously buy one if it was offered by the government, NSA bugged, black box taxed and a death trap but free as long as your neighbor paid for it, sending that neighbor into the poorhouse.....and having him/her close his business.....
@The_Bald_Guy I've had health insurance for decades and I do not recall a year when my premiums did not increase. Funny how, according to those in the right, the ACA has yet to fully be implemented, yet it's effect of increasing premiums has somehow been felt for years and years. Try another argument; this one falls flat.
@Nikkinala I have never seen premiums increase by 25% or more, especially when coupled with reduced coverage and considerably higher deductibles. All of this has been happenng to several people and has been reported. So, sorry, but your rebuttal falls flat on its face.
Like people care about facts or statistics. LOL. If that were true we wouldn't have climate change deniers! People who are full blown against something, no matter how many graphs you put out will still be against it.
Didn't the Nazi's say that only 2% of the population would be affected by the Final Solution and extermination camps? So I guess that was good also according to this article, since 98% of the population of Germany wouldn't be affected by it?
Nonsense. Many people who are over fifty can't really afford to pay the high priced insurance based premiums so they go without. If they get hospitalized, they may lose their house or not pay at all. Then everyone else's premiums go up. It has nothing to do with welfare.
@WasteWater yeah I heard other Democrats making that same straw man argument... this same person you talked about that 50 years old and can't afford insurance probably qualifies for Medicaid already. that's the end of your strawman