Originally Posted by mlyonsd
I commend you for being sympathetic. Really I do.
I would have started with offering government health care for those not covered under the age of 18 or 21.
What we have now is something that will cost us all more in the long run, cut benefits, institute 'death panels', and end up slowing down research.
Congrats, but whether you understand it yet or not you've just made the lives of the worker bees that do all the work worse.
Health care costs were already rising. ACA incentivizes carrying insurance from private companies, allows people with pre-existing conditions to get affordable insurance, and designs state markets that allow consumers to have more information and help curb the costs of insurance plans.
The design of the act is market-driven, whether you understand that or not.