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

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    /----/ OK Now you're falling back on Straw Man arguments to defend your position. I never said it was free. I said it was "reasonably priced and easy to get" and you twist that into something I did not say. Now run along and play with your little friends.
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    ah, yes, the Market Fairies again.

    The Market is what got us into this mess, when someone realized you could make a shitload of money off human suffering.
     
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    It's a well know fact that mandatory liability auto insurance caused premiums to skyrocket? I worked in the industry for a while and did not know this fact.

    Regardless, it is an actual fact that getting more Americans on health insurance (reflecting an actual demographic cross section, and not adverse selection) will reduce the premiums.
     
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    Really? Could you tell us what policies, specifically, affected your insurance and how they affected it? Not trying to nail you to the wall or anything. Just curious about what your opinion is and what information you have, as a lot of people's plans changed not due the the ACA, but due to insurance companies using it as an excuse to restructure their plans.
     
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    Except it was never "reasonably priced" or "easy to get".

    The fact is, most of us didn't bother because back in the day, our employers handled it and there wasn't even a co-pay. As it became more expensive, then the insurance companies started piling on.
     
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    I paid 80 cents for a prescription the other day. Without insurance it would have been $10.00.

    Those nasty pharma companies !!!!

    They are getting rich off me.
     
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    Politicians are in bed with big business.

    Insurance companies are big....as in huge...business.

    Lets sack one and turn the operation over to the other.

    And things will be different......

    You bet.
     
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    Well, that would be the insurance companies, but here's the gag.

    What did it actually cost to manufacture those pills?

    You bet. When they live in mortal fear you'll give their job to someone else, they will make damned sure that they keep you happy.
     
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    /——-/ My friend paid $1,200 a month for his cancer meds at a big box Rx. He checked Costco where it’s about $30 a month. Those nasty pharmaceutical companies.
     
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    ...And now CVS and Aetna have reached an agreement for CVS to purchase them. How's that going to work, drive prices down or up?
     

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