On December 25, 2016 at 11:38, Mac Burks (39) said...
The old system was so much better. If you had a preexisting condition you couldn't get insurance. Insurance companies were allowed to sell junk policies. If you were too poor to pay for insurance you could always just go into a ridiculous amount of debt and ultimately destroy your credit and life for that matter by going to the emergency room whenever you need to see a doctor.
Part of what you say is true but mixed with rhetoric. FCWilt had a pretty good comment. Any thoughts on what he had to say?
If you can be objective you might say that an exchange took place.
People who had preexisting conditions or people who could not afford insurance might get covered now, but as you know, not all can.
Meanwhile, people who were covered and could afford to cover their premiums have had the costs go up so much that they can't afford it any longer. Like me, like FCWilt, and you know it is widespread.
So we exchanged coverage for we who could pay to a different group that couldn't. New ones in the group, others now forced out. That is not progress. Wrong direction.
A steady diet of pro ACA reporting tells you it's all good. Weighing the current evidence indicates we are not going in the right direction. That is, if "affordable" has any meaning. Not if "premiums $100 or less, less than your cable bill or your cell phone bill" (Mr. Obama) is meant to be an honest statement.