Originally Posted by BigRedChief
As far as #5 goes, I have $400 in my pocket that I wouldn't have had before Obamacare. But thats because of who I work for. I think most companies are planning on keeping the money to offset future costs. That would be a benefit.
Health care costs are going to rise. They will keep going up forever. The idea is to lower the cost curve. Thats the best we can hope for.
It is short sighted of you. There are many scenarios where you may need health insurance. Plenty of young people need to battle cancer. You could be driving down the road and a drunk runs a red light and your in the hospital with brain trauma when your hear hit the steering wheel. etc etc
One of the major he problem with the current system is those who say I don't need insurance then one of the events I mentioned above happens and its our tax $'s that pay for their care.
I never said I don't have insurance? Where the hell do you get that from? I am saying that the benefits listed don't mean squat to me. Would you rather I lie to you about it?
You are also wrong in your assumption about medical costs. They will continue to rise and be bloated so long as bullshit government interference props up big insurance. Obamacare is just the latest in a long line of govt actions that have contributed to the problem.
I also have an argument against your fatalism about rising costs forever but it's a little to tech and off topic for this thread.