"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
The reality is that this method is a half-assed method of dealing with insurance. It's neither a consumer market driven reform nor a governmental ran method of reform...but a poor attempt of trying to merge both that simply does not work.
And it's common sense that it's not going to work. It's common sense that some businesses are likely to simply take the tax penalty over paying for insurance, or that some hospitals and providers may just wash their hands of the exchanges all together, or that insurance companies were going to take action to make a plan financially viable that would disqualify plans from being grandfathered, and on and on.
And when these perfectly expected and predictable things end up occuring...as people suggested they would back when this thing first passed....then Democrats will step back and go "See! We tried to not do single payer and 'greedy business' just wouldn't get on board. Don't you see, we HAVE to do single payer!"
When in reality they implimented a system that gave little to no incentive for businesses TO actually get on board and basically expected businesses to act like charities rather than well...BUSINESSES....and ultimately was basically set up to fail from the onset if you actually looked at it with a reasonable and realistic view.
It goes back to the reality that neither side really LIKES what this is. Which is all the more reason that Obamacare is hardly an end point, it's simply a transition point. The question simply comes down to which side is going to articulate the blame better....will the public buy the fact that it's private industry causing the problems and that we need to trust the Democrats and Government MORE? Or will the public be negative towards those who originally pushed this reform and buy the Republicans arguing that over reach of government caused the private sector to buck?
Only time will tell. But I'd be shocked if 16 years from now that the PPACA is still the "baseline" legislation on which our healthcare system is built upon.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
The ER waits will be greatly offset by the availability of a clinic or primary care, as opposed to now when they have no choice.
God Bless the Marine Corps.