Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
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.
Let me sum this up more concisely...
This nightmare is basically about a bunch of politicians with no business experience setting up a massive business that is funded largely by the taxpayer. And this business cannot go out of business, it can only bleed more and more money.
There's your problem.