Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
The defenses of PPACA seems to be pretty few and far between these days. Seemed like the left-leaning folks were quite vocal when they wanted it to be passed. Now it's getting harder and harder to support, so they just quiet down. Won't come right out and oppose it though...
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
Not to mention, at times during the debate, the dems had a super majority. What stopped them from using such to push a different bill was poor leadership and resistance within their own party
CBO is wrong on their estimates of those paying fines. Also they didn't mention Small Businesses and their groups Citing otherwise. Moreover they didn't include those Regulations that Obama added.
The analysis from the American Action Forum, led by former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, found that the administration added $216 billion in rules and more than $20 billion in regulatory proposals in 2012. Complying with those rules will require an additional 87 million hours of paperwork, the report said. The group put the total price tag from regulations during Obama’s first term at more than $518 billion.
Regulations from the healthcare reform law tacked an additional $20.1 billion in costs onto the economy.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, several EPA clean air rules and the Affordable Care Act were the most notable regulatory expenses last year. But prison reform standards and conflict minerals
Read more: Report: Obama officials issued $216 billion in regulations last year - The Hill's RegWatch
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Correct me if I'm wrong (stupid statement I know). An employer decides not to offer health care. The employer therfore pays a fine to the government. The employee is then forced to purchase a plan from an exchange. The exchange health care plan is subsidized by the government. Does'nt it all come out in the wash?
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I believe your graph does not necessarily give an accurate representation of life expectancy vs health care system. Genetics, lifestyle, and diet can play a huge role in life expectancy. That is not to say I think our system needs an overhaul, I feel it does. I just think that much more is at play here.