View Poll Results: What will happen to the ACA assuming the web site is fixed? Pick all that apply.

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  • It will work as intended, and it will be butterflies and unicorns from then on.

    5 20.83%
  • Adverse selection will force the government to bail out insurance companies.

    9 37.50%
  • Cost containment will fail due to political pressure. Costs will go through the roof.

    11 45.83%
  • It will never take effect. They will keep delaying implementation until the Democrats are voted out.

    6 25.00%
  • The whole thing will collapse and the masses will demand single payer.

    7 29.17%
  • Dr. Ben Casey will return and demand that doctors charge $12 cash for clinic visits.

    1 4.17%
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Thread: Wither the ACA?

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    Wither the ACA?

    Assuming the web site issues are fixed, what will happen with the ACA?

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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    Millions of Americans will get health insurance, after things smooth out a bit the RW will be reduced to outrages about Mrs Smith in New Jersey not being able to get an appointment on Monday and will have to wait till Tuesday afternoon. If it works out that way the GOP will just fade away...
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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Millions of Americans will get health insurance, after things smooth out a bit the RW will be reduced to outrages about Mrs Smith in New Jersey not being able to get an appointment on Monday and will have to wait till Tuesday afternoon. If it works out that way the GOP will just fade away...
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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    We shall see.
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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Millions of Americans will get health insurance, after things smooth out a bit the RW will be reduced to outrages about Mrs Smith in New Jersey not being able to get an appointment on Monday and will have to wait till Tuesday afternoon. If it works out that way the GOP will just fade away...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
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    One of you two will be correct and the next election will be your proof of victory. For once, we'll get real answers when the people speak in 2014.

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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Assuming the web site issues are fixed, what will happen with the ACA?
    You encapsulated it's future in your thread title.

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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    People will pay more for stuff they don't want or need. Republicans will retake the senate during the mid terms and not have the balls to take on Obama in the last two years of his term. Insurance companies will either get fatter than they have ever been or so many people will revolt against buying into the nutball plan that rates will become unaffordable if they aren't already. Boehnior will break into tears and it will be business as usual in Washington.
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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    My guess is that no matter how bad this turns out to be for this country Democrats will blindly support it and point to anything they can to make it look good.
    My other guess is that no matter how good this turns out to be for this country Rebublicans will blindly fight it and point to anything they can to make it look bad.
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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    This is only the initial test phase for PPACA, Medicaid expansion and opening the PPACA subsidized exchanges (the website portion), which will cost a lot of money in 2014. We must remember that this phase is just the PPACA "toe in the water" phase - the real test will be what it does once the employer mandate (85% of the "private" medical care insurance market) takes affect.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Wither the ACA?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    One of you two will be correct and the next election will be your proof of victory. For once, we'll get real answers when the people speak in 2014.
    We won't get real answers nearly that soon. This PPACA mess, in one form or another, is with us until at least 2017. The federal takeover of "private" medical care insurance will never be reversed; once the federal gov't gets a power it never releases it.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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