"According to the American Action Forum, 43 million American workers will lose access to employer-based health insurance coverage because of Obamacare. Critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have warned that the creation of health insurance exchanges, and federal subsidies for people earning less than 400% of the federal poverty limit, practically invites employers to stop offering coverage to their employees, so the federal government picks up the tab. Some supporters of the ACA even celebrate this possible exodus from the employer-based insurance market, figuring it is prelude to a government takeover of the healthcare industry."
Obamacare And The End Of Employer-Based Health Insurance - Forbes
The dirty little secret here is that when insurance companies dropped 6 million off the roles, those people in many cases are the people buying off the exchange, not the original uninsured that was supposed to be the reason for blowing up the Health Insurance industry in the first place.
The stats show very clearly that WA is not in better shape than it was when GWB was President, Frank Miller and pizza notwithstanding. Nor is CA. Nor are most of the blue states.
I was a Realtor in Bremerton at that time, and it was pretty crazy - the bidding wars for houses were like nothing anyone had seen in living memory. I should have recognized it for what it was then, because I refinanced my house...and after the GR hit, my house was suddenly $200K underwater. It was foreclosed about 3 years ago, but its value still has not approached what it was in 2005.
TB, while times seemed good in WA in 2005, they looked good all across America in the 1920's. But that doesn't mean that they were good - it means that nobody realized that the house was on fire and most people were going to get burned in the process.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump