Originally Posted by Pawnmower
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.
I don't understand why a lot of these issues couldn't have been fixed through massive changes in fixing the efficiency of the health care system versus forcing exchanges.
Health care is really expensive because health care costs are out of control. The fear of exchanges isn't just about fear tactics. What has the government done to earn your trust that they can handle a responsibility this massive? Because every single estimate of the health care change predicates around the government doing things efficiently, and we know that's just not going to happen. The government is efficient at setting up one thing, let alone now having to set up 26 with completely different federal exchanges. This is going to be an administrative and operational nightmare, and unlike a health insurance company that can go under for poor expense management, the federal government has to be held responsible for their debt and pass a lot of that on to the taxpayer.