No, I'm not. Democrats forgot the purpose of health insurance when they designed a system that is more expensive to participate in than it is to not participate. The penalties for not participating in the exchanges is less than the premiums+copay. If someone get's catastrophically ill and was not on insurance when they got sick then they can simply apply for insurance at the exchange and they have to be accepted.
So why participate?
Health insurance used to be a simple fee for a simple service. Insurance was only for catastrophic care. There are two reasons things became so insanely expensive, both of them brought to us by Democrats:
1) Every time anyone tries to do anything about frivolous lawsuits, Democrats rush in to stop them, and vote them down along party lines, because trial lawyers are the left's 2nd biggest campaign contributors (and nothing else matters but Democrat power).
2) In their standard obsession with forcing equal results at everyone else's expense, Democrats passed law, after law, after law, forcibly expanding what insurance companies had to cover and how they had to cover it.
Even then, there was no actual health care crisis for Obama to rush in and destroy the economy (and what was left of the Constitution) over.
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