Like putting a bandaid on a hemmorhage, won't work.
An absolute disaster. It will be bigger mess than we have already, ripe with fraud and corruption.
It was inevitable and the only question is how to make it work.
Since nobody except some journalists have read it, it's hard to have a personal opinion of the contents. That said, I think health care in the US needs fixing but, from the horror stories I hear from people who live in countries that have government run health care, I don't want the government to run it. They don't run anything else well so, that doesn't give me much faith in them running health care.
Those countries that have government run health care have better health care than the U.S. They pay far less and generally have better outcomes. The U.S. has the worst health care system in the developed world. And, non-coincidentally, the U.S. has the only health care system in the developed world that isn't some form of single payer/universal coverage. Wow, I wonder what that could possibly mean?
We can't afford it. We need to pay more attention to our debt situation first.
sucks just like him
A much less optimal form of rationing than the current system. Ultimately, fancy expensive stuff will not be available in the USA.
Of course it is not. The new system is not going to help with the preventive care costs. That is the area that all nationalized health systems target.
I totally agree with you. We will be treated with a mortar and pestle
It is a trashy bill that in 2,000 pages long. That obviously had lots of details,drawbacks,and fine print. It is full of taxes. You will not choose your doctor and a beraucrat will be with you
Don't really give a bugs bunny... Britain has the NHS (well you all know that from the olympics) USA can do whatever to fix there health service and it won't do anything to affect me....
It's a far cry from the Single Payer, Public Option I voted for.
They haven't thought through how the Exchanges are supposed to work. Also, they need to figure out the affordability rules for subsidies. If employers are on point it will be difficult to use a formula of 9.5% of household income (as and affordability threshold), since employers only have access to a W-2 and not someone's tax return.
It's a great plan for the insurance companies and Big Pharma. For the average uninsured American however? Not so much. Using the power of government to force poor people into buying a junk plan with an outrageous deductible that makes it essentially worthless is asinine. How about use the power of government to lean on the damned insurance companies and Big Pharma? But no, instead Obama made a backroom deal with Billy Tauzin the biggest lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry in which Obama promised him that he would keep it illegal for Americans to import affordable drugs from Canada since if they were allowed to do so it would cut into Big Pharma's profit margin. <br />
How about give the American people what most Americans want? Single payer health care.