As more states ditch their own separate exchanges in favor of healthcare.gov, Obamacare is effectively becoming more Federally centralized than the original legislation intended. Is this a good or bad trend?
Baby steps towards the universal healthcare it should have been from the start.
Bad, especially because state exchanges have been more efficient than the federal exchange.
The ones that have worked, that is.
You only have to look at the VA debacle to understand that Federally run, national healthcare will be a disaster. As someone who relies on the VA for healthcare I'm certain that most of you will hate this.
The ACA is not federally-run national healthcare. It's not like the VA at all.
Also, statistically, veterans are happy wit the care they receive from the VA. The main problem is there's too much demand on the system because we are quick to go to war without considering the consequences.
Veritas, I'm aware of that. However, they are similar in that they are government controlled. This seems to be the long term target. My argument is not with their structural differences. It is who controls the process.
Also, I invite you down to the Phoenix VA to see for yourself. You won't find a lot of support for the VA's delivery of healthcare.
No. the ACA maintains the free market system we have. There is no government-run healthcare. The government has more regulatory powers and mandates that people be insured (by private insurance or Medicare). It's still a private sector industry.
Republicans will probably hate this even though its almost entirely their fault. The irony...
Lol, I was hoping OTI would take this opportunity.
I'm gonna add subtle references to people's usernames from now.
"A 50% cut?! You can't be vinserious!