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[–] Mylon 15 points -13 points (+2|-15) ago 

Governers got overruled on Obamacare so they're sabotaging it by pulling out Medicaid funding so Obamacare cannot meet it's goals.

They're literally killing poor people to make Obamacare look bad.

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[–] ArcherMcTaco 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Or (and this maybe a crazy though) when you mandate an inelastic demand curve good, but put zero price controls, the private companies will suck up the subsidies plus what ever money they can squeeze out of people above the penalty price.

If there was a public option, it would work as a price price control in a way that competing insurers cannot and you wouldn't see rates skyrocket because there would be a secondary option even if service wasn't stellar. If there were Pricing controls it would of worked, because companies legally could not raise to optimum cock bag levels. Instead we got a "better buy insurance or else, and don't worry.... no way insurance companies would collude of follow basic economic principals." Yeah, it had to have a mandate for funding, but there are many better ways this could of been done. To defend this as "The governors in 3 states are destroying it for everyone to make it look bad in all 50" is disingenuous at best.

I personally would of like to of seen a private insurance mandate for serious catastrophic injuries/surgeries/cancer/etc. with a lower penalty cost, and government basic care for the routine shit/basic scripts with a public option/mandate for diagnostic tests. A healthy populus doesn't cost a lot in the long run and is not expensive to treat if you have private companies take on the expensive shit. Private companies see profits expand because their margins aren't being bled by millions of little visits for routine shit/prevention keeps them from spending on the expensive treatments/work load processing goes down. Doctors start thinking about type of testing due to uncertainty if a test is necesarry or will be covered, and private insurers must stay competitive with public option or else everyone will go that route.

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[–] Mylon 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I think Single Payer Healthcare is the best solution but Obamacare was a compromise to get enough politicians to sign it. Even though they agreed to it, they're still trying to subvert it (via refusing medicaid funding). So politicians refused to cooperate with the consensus on Obamacare, they refused to concede the court ruling, and thus they continue to oppose it via medicaid because they will not admit defeat. All of this squabbling has made Obamacare worse than the monstrosity it already is.

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[–] ZweibelKuchen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Obamacare has been shit from the beginning. More socialism. Like all socialism you get nothing but terrible service it outlandish prices.

I've been paying out of pocket for healthcare the last 30 years. My annual cost is less than what I'd have to pay per month, for worse service, under Obamacare. I'd rather just pay the fines.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Actually if it was Socialism - your taxes would have paid for the health care. This is what you call a "Racket." We are FORCED legally to buy Health Insurance supplied from the free market which can determine cost based on what ever they want. But they can not deny you. In fact this free market has experienced almost eight price gouging increases since 2010.