Mcclark. Emergency rooms at every hospital makes your narative false.
Not treating sick people is a good way to make sure more people die.
Marxist: As an economist, you must know that the best medical care in the world
(free of not) does not prevent people from dying! As far as people with
pre-existing condition, that's NOT why Obamacare failed. It failed for all
the reasons I mentioned earlier.
@ThidMuch of what you state is correct. For all Americans to be covered,
the risk pool needs to include everybody, with everybody paying in, and limiting
the profits that insurance companies and health care providers can make. Right
now we have to many people wanting something for nothing. All of us probably
know family members or friends who contribute little but take a lot from the
system. I have in laws like this and they continuously vote Republican,
believing they are entitled but others that don't look like, or believe
like them are not. For all Americans to have access to health care, all need
to contribute and right now that is not happening.
@Thid "Nothing is free; someone pays. To pretend otherwise was folly. Those
forces combined to spike the costs of care, and thus insurance costs for
millions. "Speaking as an economist I darned well know nothing
is free. Somebody always pays. But the ACA mandates people with pre-existing
conditions must be able to get insurance. Yes this has increased costs -
sometimes big time.Obviously your "solution" is to let those
with serious pre-existing conditions DIE! How very Christian of you!
Where's the "better, cheaper heath care from Day One"? The
GOP, led by our own Orrin Hatch, promised us, for 8 years, that they had a
better ACA replacement. Where is it? Turns out they lied.
A True Patriot
Obamacare failed because insurance is based on risk pools- that is, the lucky
subsidize the unlucky. The unlucky who have big health problems (and big medical
bills) reap much greater benefits than those who remain healthy and out of the
doctors' office. Health care is about supply and demand: People who get
coverage use it, especially if the law mandates free preventive care. Iron law
of economics: Nothing is free; someone pays. To pretend otherwise was folly.
Those forces combined to spike the costs of care, and thus insurance costs for
millions. Obamacare failed because too many carriers simply can't cover
expenses, let alone turn a profit, in this rigidly controlled system-in other
words too many carriers paid out too much and took in took in too little!
That's why a large number of carriers got out! Obamacare failed because it
flunked Economics 101 and Human Nature 101.
@unrepentant: "when people realize that they have been snookered by a false
promise, then another tidal wave of disgust will engulf the country." That's WHY Trump was elected.
The ACA is pretty much dead already, so why go through the political
machinations of officially repealing it right now when the timing is bad? The
massive insurance company subsidies have been stopped, which has done more to
stabilize premiums than any other significant reform, and the individual mandate
is gone along with other changes. So what is the point of this article? The ACA,
for all intents and purposes, is not remotely the same as when it originally
passed, and that's a good thing. Officially ending it would be even better,
but that will come in time.
I would double-dog dare the party of trump, currently in charge of all facets of
the government, to end 'Obamacare'.IMHO, it would be the
final nail in the coffin of the party of trump and be a permanent end to the
gerrymandered hegemony this political philosophy has over the country. When
people are denied coverage, when poor people lose any kind of coverage, when
employers stop carrying employee coverage (or make it lean gruel, anyway), and
when people realize that they have been snookered by a false promise, then
another tidal wave of disgust will engulf the country. Even Utah might rebel.
So, go ahead party of trump. Try it and reap the whirlwind.
This was right up there with Mexico paying for wall.
Lost in the circus raging at the Trump White House, conservatives passively let
healthcare reform wither on the vine, allowing junk insurance schemes to emerge,
enriching health insurance companies, while really not covering much.(And then we'll see more hand wringing on the dropping birthrate, as
young adults lack the optimism to start or grow families.)