Originally Posted by AustinChief
I am 100% in DISagreement about health care being a right. I think that type of thinking has already led us down a dark path. BUT I'm a realist and know that I am part of a shrinking minority on this issue. I'm willing to look at any solution that addresses the REAL underlying issues. My problem is that Obamacare does almost NOTHING good in this respect. The only thing that it does that I support is to allow for more nationwide insurance competition. I don't like the implementation but no one can argue that more competition is a bad thing.
Obamacare is one step forward and a solid 5 steps BACK.
I have yet to see anything thoughtful or intelligent on how obama care is only 1 step forward and 5 steps back..
All I have seen is hype and scare tactics from people who are paid shills of the industry...
I'd be interested in reading any article that addresses the points I have previously broght up, time and again.... like:
why exchanges arent going to help lower prices
why getting more people into the insurance pool is a bad idea
(I have a list of like 10 , that I haven't seen anyone post solid answers to)
You may be right, in that Obama care will suck or fail but:
1) we won't know for sure until we at least try
2) theres no better plan on the immediate table
3) the current system is broken
4) people are demanding some action
I'd rather try Obama care for 5 years and see it fail, and then start from scratch than continue down a decades long path of doing absolutely nothing but watching rates skyrocket from the sidelines.