VOX: "Obamacare’s individual mandate is unpopular. But it’s crucial to making Obamacare work"

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    /——/ Well thank you for your service. Through the 1990s I had company supplied insurance with no co pay and no referrals including vision and dental for my family. You got sick you went to the doctor, you got an Rx and you got it filled. No out of pocket then DemocRATS got ahold of it and screwed the pooch
     
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    I usually paid cash for babies and general stuff associated with healthcare but,, in the last 25 years insurance cost went up but the docs got a little greedy after their liability issue they had in the 1990's with their malpractice insurance skyrocketing...
     
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    But Congress didn't address the issue of interstate commerce clause and selling insurance across state lines where they are not allowed to do so on their own now...
     
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    Yes, but the question is, what is driving up prices? Some "evil Polticians', or is the people who actually profit off of health care?

    You see, the thing is, all the countries that have single payer or universal coverage have kept their medical costs down, but we are the ones who've seen it go so high no on can afford it.
     
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    Um, sorry, dude, the thing was, most people got their health insurance through their jobs, just like they do now.
     
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    /----/ What does that have to do with anything? I said before politicians turned health insurance into a political football it was reasonably priced and easy to get. If your employer didn't provide it you could buy it yourself. You are old enough to know better but you;re stuck on Obozocare and all it's empty promises.
     
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    /----/ They try and control costs by rationing care. It happens in our VA. You really want a nameless faceless unelected Government Bureaucrat telling your elderly family members to take a pill and go home to die?
     
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    I'm sorry, when was this magically time where you could buy your own insurance and it didn't cost anything?

    The thing is, I would be all for getting rid of employer plans and have everyone negotiate individually.

    The system would collapse in a year. The young wouldn't bother and the old couldn't afford it.
     
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    As opposed to a faceless Business Bureaucrat deciding that he's going to cut your p olicy and your pills because the CEO needsa bigger bonus and a dressage horse.
     
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    /----/ That's ridiculous but even if true in the free market I have the option to switch insurers just like my home and auto. Not so much in a one size fits all bureaucracy run by political appointees who get better coverage than the great unwashed they despise so much.
     
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