View Poll Results: Should Republicans defund obamacare

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Thread: Should Republicans defund obamacare

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    Re: Should Republicans defund obamacare

    I don't like Obamacare. I think the initial idea of a government option competing with the private sector was a good idea in theory, given the framework of our health care system in the U.S, but of course, as we know now, it did not end up that way. Of course, there are some benefits of Obamacare that I have seen first hand, particularly living in an area where many people (unfortunately) depend on government assistance, now more than ever given the decline in coal jobs throughout the region. I know many people personally who were able to get health care thanks to the plan when they were previously unable. I'm a professor at a local college where many students have told me that if they had to purchase their own insurance, they would be unable to do so with their current wages.

    So I voted I am not sure what to do, because it's very complex. Defunding it would certainly disrupt things, and the alternatives would magnify that. I don't think the system is what we need in the long term, so in the event that it is defunded, it would be good to know what the alternative plan would be.

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    Re: Should Republicans defund obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    I don't like Obamacare. I think the initial idea of a government option competing with the private sector was a good idea in theory, given the framework of our health care system in the U.S, but of course, as we know now, it did not end up that way. Of course, there are some benefits of Obamacare that I have seen first hand, particularly living in an area where many people (unfortunately) depend on government assistance, now more than ever given the decline in coal jobs throughout the region. I know many people personally who were able to get health care thanks to the plan when they were previously unable. I'm a professor at a local college where many students have told me that if they had to purchase their own insurance, they would be unable to do so with their current wages.

    So I voted I am not sure what to do, because it's very complex. Defunding it would certainly disrupt things, and the alternatives would magnify that. I don't think the system is what we need in the long term, so in the event that it is defunded, it would be good to know what the alternative plan would be.
    Good point, don't defund this monstrosity until you have something better to replace it with. Just defunding it leaves us in limbo and unable to plan for the future or even the present for that matter.

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    Re: Should Republicans defund obamacare

    No, not unless they're planning to replace it with something better. Obamacare isn't at all what I wanted when they started talking about healthcare reform, but it's better than nothing.
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    Re: Should Republicans defund obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    I don't like Obamacare. I think the initial idea of a government option competing with the private sector was a good idea in theory, given the framework of our health care system in the U.S, but of course, as we know now, it did not end up that way. Of course, there are some benefits of Obamacare that I have seen first hand, particularly living in an area where many people (unfortunately) depend on government assistance, now more than ever given the decline in coal jobs throughout the region. I know many people personally who were able to get health care thanks to the plan when they were previously unable. I'm a professor at a local college where many students have told me that if they had to purchase their own insurance, they would be unable to do so with their current wages.

    So I voted I am not sure what to do, because it's very complex. Defunding it would certainly disrupt things, and the alternatives would magnify that. I don't think the system is what we need in the long term, so in the event that it is defunded, it would be good to know what the alternative plan would be.
    Wait another couple of decades to reopen the issue and repeat the drama.
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