[QUOTE=chiefst2000;4503743]IJF, you are correct in pointing out that healthcare costs are a problem. The issue with Obamacare is that it does nothing whatsoever to address the costs. It also creates a new entitlement for 40 million Americans that we simply dont have the money to pay for. The Obamacare Taxes (close to 1 trillion over 10 years)don't come close to covering the expense. On top of the trillion in new taxes the program is in the hole for an additional 2 trillion. That's just to cover the new entitlement. Those of us that currently purchase insurance are left with even higher premiums then we had before alongside Trillions in new expenses which must result in even more new taxes.
The entire program doesn't work as described. I would have preferred single payer to Obamacare and that's not saying much. Quite honestly anyone touting Obamacare as a good thing simply doesn't understand the costs or more likely they don't care. They certainly don't understand the collateral damage it will inflict on small businesses and more so those people that work for small businesses.[/QUOTE]
Chief, I will be completely honest here; I do not pretend to understand this law in full. I did not read it completely so I try to rely on analysis through sources I trust. What I can say with certainty is that I fully believe that had this bill (now a law) not been crafted, nothing would have been done. Nothing.
Sure the political parties would have mentioned costs during some debates and pandered for votes where it could help them. Since Clinton tried to take a stab at it, nothing serious was attempted.
You may very well be right about the negatives to this law; or the people in favor may be correct. What I believe is that inaction is inexcusable and many, many people are suffering (and dying) with the status quo