ObamaCare - Necessary Evil

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    Obamacare was a necessary evil. I applaud him for it. He spent political capital and took a hit, but he knew something had to get done. If not now, when? The answer may be never.

    So he got a flawed bill passed through Congress. It will be tweaked, amended, or possibly even repealed and replaced, but something will stay on the books and we'll be better for it in the long run. The old system was unsustainable and unacceptable. The new system may be so flawed that it's worse in the short run, but if this Congress and President didn't get it done, it probably wasn't ever going to happen. That's the truth and I'm glad he got something on the books to get the ball rolling.
     
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    It's a naked power grab that won't guarantee anyone anything, and force most peope to do with less health care.
     
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    My primary concern with it is the health care companies raising costs on everyone to counter the bill (preexisting conditions, etc.).

    Everyone has noticed the insurance companies have raised premiums. It's not being reported as a political story much in the media and people aren't talking about it all that much, but to me it's got to be a concern for most everyone.

    That might be a problem for the Dems and Obama going forward. No one wants to have to pay a few thousand more for the same coverage or pay the same amount for weaker coverage.
     
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    Carriers selling group plans were barred from excluding enrollees with pre-existing conditions since 1996, under HIPAA.

    If it doesn't get it repealed, it will seal Obama's legacy as a failure and the President who managed the decline of the US.
     
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    And be a massive tax increase.
     
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    And they already are walking back the claptrap on the cost savings.
     
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    And interesting that the legal arguments are toggling between the Commerce Clause, and the right for the Congress to TAX...
     
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    That is true. As we have discussed however, when the republicans take control they will defund it, and then we will refund it again, so-on, so-on. Obama however, failed us, in the sense that he should have had a National Health Care plan covering all americans ready to shove through congress on opening day,and treated it like they did NAFTA. I am glad he did act.
     
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    You want HIPAA repealed?
     
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    HIPAA works just fine.
     

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