Oh, goodness! Another DN headline with an unfairly negative slant toward the
President.It will be years before we know how the ACA affects his
legacy, but we already know that the republicans in Congress did nothing to
improve or implement it.
I recently had the occasion to speak with a neurosurgeon of 35 years experience.
I asked him what he felt about the ACA. He prefaced his comment by saying that
he is and has been a registered republican for many years. He acknowledged that
democrats have taken the initiative where the republicans have failed. "The
ACA may need some revisions but it is a move in the right directions". Perhaps that is the point. Are we at least moving in the right
direction or should scrap it and do nothing? Based on the recent republican
vote in the House of Representative it is obvious they have no interest in
Health Care reform.
The Obama defenders form the White House are here on DNEWS. Yes we call it
Obamacare despite Pelosi trying to call It AFFORDABLE! When the democrats that
are running for re-election start actually siting this as a major accomplishment
that they voted for rather than retiring and hiding from it, then we might
listen to Obama and his court jesters.Even Obama has had to rewrite
this piece of junk dozens of times because the democrats had to pass it before
they could read it.....perhaps because even they couldn't understand it!
And neither can we! This law is an abysmal failure to say the least and I agree
with this journalist completely.
I want to see Democrats running on Obamacare. Why, it's just peaches and
roses, for everyone, right? The Unicorns have pooped out money for
freeeeeee! is the democratic cry.After all, all those monthly
premiums of 800 dollars per family with 10,000 dollar deductibles are truly what
Americans want; for that is what Obamacare hath wrought for most of us.
It's a great winner! You get to pay, pay, pay, then pay some more, and
THEN try to meet your deductible. Why, may I ask, if Obamacare is
such a swimming success story has most of the state Exchanges done so
poorly--Oregon not signed up anyone, and Maryland just gave up and flushed
hundreds of millions of tax dollars down the drain.
So goals are pretty much being met, millions of Americans have coverage they
didn't have before, processes are easing, and despite the rant from the
right most Americans have not seen a change in coverage or rates.Annnnnnd, 52% of Americans either approve of the law or think it's not
liberal enough, and another oppose the law but can't say whether it's
too liberal or not liberal enough. You can win local elections on
about anything but good luck trying to win a national election running against
the ACA in 2016.
The benefits offered by an employer to the employee should be between the two
parties. It is morally wrong for the government to become a third party in this
and dictate to the employer what he must provide for the employees. The chaos
and confusion associated with this 2600 page monstrosity is just beginning.
"Don't vote for anyone who voted for Obamacare" should be the major
theme for the next congressional elections.
‘Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in'I
don't see any evidence of that at all.That legacy is real, and
it's getting stronger, being written more firmly as time goes on. After
all, the ACA is commonly referred to as ObamaCare, and Obama is delighted with
that.Yes, there have been problems, there are problems, and their
will be more problems with the ACA.Obama said that would be the case
way back in 2009. And he wasn't lying, was he?We are in the
midst of ObamaCare 1.0, soon to be followed by 1.1, 1.2, etc. etc. And yes, we
already knew that would be the case.ObmaCare will prove to be an
extremely successful, popular, necessary, and sensible law, a law very
beneficial to America and Americans . . . that Republicans bitterly fought and
FAILED to suppress.I wouldn't be surprised to see Republicans
push through some small change and then declare that they have rescinded
Obamacare and replaced it with RepubliCare.The Repubs are going to
do something to save face. Hopefully, their last ditch remonstrations and
spasmondic kicks and groans won't damage the nation too much.
It has been common knowledge to everyone, that the ACA will need to be fine
tuned, just as SS, Medicare, and other programs have been.This is the way
all big policies/programs begin.No one wants to go back to the old ways of
health insurance unless one is wealthy and has the monetary means to do what
they want with everything in their life.