Romneycare a great success, none of the PUB doom and gloom.

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    Frontline said cost rises are now 2%, easily the lowest in the USA. So change the channel...

    For this reason he also provided for subsidies for individuals living below three times the federal poverty line to make insurance affordable. This “three-legged stool”—banning discrimination in insurance markets, mandating that individuals purchase insurance, and providing low-income subsidies for insurance purchase—became the basis for both our reform in Massachusetts and for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    The enormous success of health-care reform in the almost six years since its passage in Massachusetts can make us more confident that this three-legged stool will work for the nation as a whole. We have covered about two-thirds of uninsured Massachusetts residents, and have lowered the premiums in the non-group market by half relative to national premium trends. And we have done so with broad public support. Moreover, this reform succeeded without interfering with the employer-sponsored insurance market that works for most of our residents: employer-sponsored insurance coverage has actually risen in Massachusetts, while falling sharply nationally, and the premiums for employer-sponsored insurance rose no faster in Massachusetts than they did nationally.

    This was all possible because the individual mandate ended the “death spiral” of trying to obtain fairly priced insurance by just forcing insurers to charge everyone the same price. The bottom line is that we can’t have fairly priced insurance for the healthy and sick alike without the broad participation that is guaranteed by the mandate. The mandate is the spinach we have to eat to get the dessert that is fairly priced insurance coverage.

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    Facts? Don't bother conservatives with no facts. They don't need no steenking facts!
     
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    Romneycare is more like the model used by the Swiss than obama's government provided program.
     
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    Allowing people to shop for insurance across state lines would have created competition and lower prices. Instead, state insurance boards set prices for Insurance companies and used the one size fits all method, i.e. 80 year old women have to pay for pregnancy insurance.

    The steeenking facts are that providing health care insurance for 330,000,000 people is a bit more of a challenge than for a mere 7,000,000.
     
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    Well, add THAT then! Where'd the lying Pubs go? They love this BS skyrocketing scam......
     
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    None of the Pub horrors happened in Mass...because they lie like rugs...
     
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    Not to worry. Its not as though they actually read FACTS. They're way tooooo busy reading the lies from lushboBeckBrietbartfuxetcetc. Look at the nutter threads. One pile of crap after another.

    Thanks franco - Good, non-hysterical and factual information.

    BTW, I think we should let the dumb rw's go live in Florida, Wisc, Louisiana or any other third world state where nobody gets even the minimum of care.

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