Originally Posted by patteeu
I don't know that that's true, but even if it is it's a strawman as no one is seriously arguing for the pre-Obamacare status quo as the ultimate solution.
It's certainly not an argument in favor of Obamacare.
You know damn good and well it's true. Name a wealthy country without UHC. The closest I can find in terms of wealth are Indonesia, Malaysia Turkey, Iran and Vietnam. Not exactly bastions of first-world capitalism.
Obamacare is better than the status quo for millions of people like my uncle who can't get private insurance. Republicans ONLY answer is the status quo. Well at least now that they turned on their own idea when it became Obamacare. I guess they learned their lesson to never actually propose new ideas wrt to healthcare - democrats might just take them up on it.