Uninsured rate keeps climbing under Republicans

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    Why wouldn't they? They never stopped climbing under Obama. ObamaCare was never designed to lower health care costs. That was a ruse that you fools bought into and what's dumb founding is how you all continue to defend the program despite not meeting the deliverables we were falsely promised.
     
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    So, according to the graph you supplied, the uninsured rate started to climb shortly after Q3 of 2016, right around the election time and likely before Trump even took office (looks like Q4 2016). So, what exactly did Trump do to be saddled with the blame here? Was it his mere election that caused this? If so, how? Please explain...
     
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    Insurance is the problem, not the solution. As a nation, we're nursing some really stupid delusions regarding what insurance is and what it can achieve. We've got to get it through our heads that insurance doesn't make health care more affordable, it makes it more expensive, and it can't be used to build a social safety net.
     
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    Insurance is not, and never was intended to be, a means to pay for every eventuality. It is intended to be a hedge against huge debt should one get sick, or injured. To look at it another way, ask your home owners insurer to quote you a price for insurance that would cover any and all eventualities (water heater malfunction, furnace malfunction, worn out roof, sewer clogs, etc.). I guarantee the price, over time, will exceed that which would be necessary to save for such events. They are in the business of making money, as are health insurers.
     
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    ...you are either lying or cannot read a basic graph. I just don't see any other alternatives here.

    Want to look at it again and post something not completely insane?
     
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    You mean other than promises of getting rid of ACA and it's mandate "day 1"?

    When Trump won and Republicans retained majority ACA future and market certainties went up in the air.
     
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    This is a Gallup poll...so you are going to have to scramble for some other excuse.
     
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