Plow wrote:Republican plan was lets talk about it and come to a compromise. Any rational thinking person could see what a fucking mess it was to become.
Truth be told, they did. Baucus and Grassley worked out 90% of it in the senate finance committee. The only disagreement was on how to fund it from a tax perspective. You forget this was a heritage foundation idea to begin with and first implemented by a republican governor. It was a bipartisan compromise until everything went to hell in a handbasket because those who hated obama werent having any of it. It hasnt affected me other than its failed to stop the non-stop 10%+ inflation rate of healthcare costs, which I barely use, so Im out $9000 for basically nothing in return...year in and year out. But thats nothing new...as the fucking world turns.
Exactly on the background. I think the repubs got sidetracked by their No 1 goal of ousting Obama, and have pretty much dropped the ball on everything. I do think from what I've read, the law is a clusterfuck, but will hopefully be improved upon if we can ever get a rational group of people working together on laws again.
Most of what I have read is saying that it has effectively reduced the rate of growth in premiums- which is a start. There is so much vitriol about the law, which I find to be way more political than rational, that it is very difficult to divine any info you are completely confident in.
And Up, we've paid for years, and with rare, minor exceptions, never used it. Until 3 years ago. SInce then, I've got our money's worth out if it, and then some. Might be a wash, but I know we wouldn't have had the money saved sitting their waiting for the need to arise. About 6 months before I was diagnosed, I'd had a physical after which my doctor told me I was healthy as a horse. Six months later he was visibly stunned telling me I had cancer, as I had zero risk factors and none of the habits associated with the cancer I got. Last summer, after another physical a year and half out, I was told, I know you have cancer, but you're insanely healthy. Otherwise.
So count your blessings. Pay your premiums. Live every day.
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