LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where the Republican led congress is exhibiting the classic signs of insanity. Thinly disguised as a plan to “Save the Nation”, they have once again voted to repeal Obamacare. When you keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result, it is the sign of a diseased mind! When you do it over 60 times, you’re bat shit crazy. The only thing they want to save is the steady cash flow to their re-election campaigns from the Insurance Lobby. We live in the only industrialized country in the world that puts healthcare into the category of “Big Business”. In every other industrialized nation, healthcare is a service for their citizens paid for by their taxes. The ACA or Obamacare as it is usually referred to, has been an unqualified success, but it is really just the first step in the overhaul of our entire healthcare system. The next step will hopefully be initiated by the Democratic controlled congress in 2017 and that step will be single payer. We have the infrastructure already in place to accomplish this goal. It is just a matter of expanding Medicare and enrolling all citizens. To all you “business” freaks, this will not eliminate insurance companies, it will merely force them to be more competitive. Most of us who are already on Medicare have a supplemental policy to cover what Medicare does not. Under this new system, there is the potential for 300 million new policy holders. Hardly an elimination. For the American citizen this will mean the first question caregivers will ask is not “Who is your insurance provider?” Instead it will be “What is the problem?”
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