Moderator's Warning: Everyone needs to cease the attacks.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
So, here is how it went down:
Step 1: OP sites an article trumpeting that 6 million people have signed up for health PPACA health insurance
Step 2: I post a bit of observational humor to centered on the fact that we actually don't have any good numbers of any signups so there is no grounds for celebration
Step 3: You post numbers to counter my statement
Step 4: I evaluate the success of PPACA based on the numbers you provided.
Step 5: You argue that the numbers you provided aren't any good thereby agreeing with the observation I made in Step 1.
This fight was over after your self inflicted TKO.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Medicaid was the reason that the health care system needed an over haul. I don't know how putting more people on medicaid will help solve that problem...but the CBO office predicts the ACA will help reduce the nations debt. So perhaps the real reason for the ACA isn't to save the consumers money...it's to save the government money that it pays on the national debt. Apparently, medicaid costs were becoming a bottomless money pit and ACA is the plug.But it does makes some people feel good. Like it or not, this law didn't address healthcare for the poor, it addressed insurance. It is a law the majority didn't want because 80% of Americans were happy with what they had. Instead of taking care of the 20% and that is a high number if we are talking about only getting the poor who didn't have health insurance insurance, not those who could afford it but choose not to get it. We give most of those an insurance policy that is getting more and more worthless.
I think your doom and gloom is a bit premature considering the law has only been in effect for a few months and way too soon to draw such unsubstantiated conclusions. I don't like paying for insurance anymore than next person, but I'm glad that social safety net is there now....and not because of poor folks...but because who knows, me and mine might need it, too. Anyway, as time goes on the law will undoubtedly get "tweaked"...just as other laws of such magnitude have in the past. And in no time at all, people will just take health insurance for granted...just like they do social security.Pat yourself on the back if you must, but I think it would have been better to address those poor folks who didn't have health care instead of this monster which hurts more than it helps and gives a lot of people a piece of paper that is just that, a piece of paper. but hey, they have that piece of paper.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."