yes, you can discuss Obamacare


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Re: yes, you can discuss Obamacare

Postby TN1965 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:59 pm

mump boy wrote:But isn't the whole point that if everyone had to buy some insurance it will be cheaper for everyone ??


It will be cheaper on average. Not every single one, I'm afraid... :(
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Re: yes, you can discuss Obamacare

Postby Flumpy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:03 pm

kuha wrote:Good question. My guess is that this represents something like 20% of the population--but probably not very much more at all. Far TOO high a percentage, for sure, but not a viewpoint that deserves to win the day.


And yet a viewpoint that gets an awful lot of attention.

As a foreigner it's genuinely worrying that this is the America that we so often see in the media.

I don't believe that you're all gun toting, bible bashing, homophobic, racist, nut jobs but that is they way the country is often portrayed and there has to be some truth in the stereotype.
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Re: yes, you can discuss Obamacare

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:07 pm

mump boy wrote:What do those that oppose the Affordable Care Act propose in it's place ? or are they happy with millions of people having no or very limited health care ?


Nothing and yes...
    If Republicans really wanted to replace Obamacare with some more “market-friendly” alternative, then there’s a simple way they could go about it. They could promise to repeal the law only if they packaged the repeal with a replacement that did not increase the number of uninsured. But they’ll never do that, because the magic, cheaper free-market alternative does not exist, and the GOP has no interest in diverting resources to cover the poor and sick.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/07/wi ... -plan.html
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