AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
First off it was "everybody gets insurance". Proven lie already.
Then it was "premiums will go down". Proven lie already.
Then it was "keep the insurance you already have". Proven lie already.
Then it was "can't be turned down". Proven lie already. (Open enrollment periods will be almost exactly like they are now)
Now the lie is, "expanding coverage makes it worth it". This is nothing more than another reason why many people will lose their health insurance. Premiums go up, many can't afford it. Premiums go up, many employers can't afford to pay it. So people lose their health insurance or can't afford to buy it because the government knows better than the customer as to what the insurance must cover. Who is going to go out and buy insurance because the coverage is going to be expanded? Had they wanted it or could afford expanded coverage, they would already have it.
Is there any wonder why the American public has been against this disaster from the very start?
And any of the above doesn't even get into the loss of freedom and liberty that the American citizen can never get back.
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
That the system isn't perfect is a HUGE understatement. I can only surmise most who hate ACA have a vested interest in keeping the current system going or have their healthcare provided for them by someone else. REFORM???? According to the Kaiser Family Research crowd from 1999 to 2009 premiums rose 131% while inflation was 28%. I'd say the 'reform' by that much CON loved 'invisible hand' is invisible itself.
What many seem to miss is the 'bureaucracy' is already inplace, every state runs an insurance bureaucracy and due to the complex mish mash of insurance companies, policies and forms many doctors and medical facilities have a massive workforce with no other job but deal with the paperwork.
With or without ACA every election will focus on healthcare, the premium increase some CONs decry that hasn't happened yet compared to the premium increases that have happened and show no sign of stopping on their own.
Funny those opposed to ACA should revisit someone getting thrown off the cliffs- wasn't that a huge scream about ACA with 'death panels' and abandoned elderly????
The flip flop of the CON gamers is almost, but not quite, comical...
Yes I have insurance, its given to me by an employer for my labor, and its likely to go away since my 36 hours are going to be reduced to 28 January 1, 2014.
Just to put a "fail" into your claim that insurance companies are raising rates to maximize profits ahead of the obamafarce the state of CA regulates "profits" on insurance companies and would forbid such a policy / effort. Since CA is 11-12% of the population in the US your wet dream of corporate hatred for insurance companies is false - just like the claims you've made about your rates going down but then later say they will probably go up. What a joke - from your own post no less.
"What difference" "does it make?"