Was the Obama proposal and promoting of mandatory healthcare for preexisting conditions a mistake in retrospect?
No. Helping those who have drastic illnesses get insurance is being humane. Punishing sick persons because fate gave them a serious illness is evil. Rewarding persons, because they are lucky not to have serious health issues, is being insensitive. Only by the grace of god are we or our loved ones free of serious illnesses.
Being forced to cover someone with pre existing conditions cost ALL OF US higher premiums.
No. Not all illness are caused by persons own actions. Some are just fate. I am willing to pay higher premiums so all can be covered fairly. Caring for my fellow human is noble. Not to do so is being shallow and selfish.
No, you shouldn't have to pay more for losing the cosmic health lotto. Would love to know how many "yes" votes are from "pro-lifers", cuz after you're out that womb, fuck'em, amirite?
Ask your congressional delegation what their healthcare plan is and how much they pay for it. That's what every American should have, the one WE provide for Congress!
I personally want us to move away from a third-party payer system for healthcare, except for catastrophic insurance. Also, tort reform would help. If we did that healthcare costs would go down because The cost for doctors to do business would go down.
Totally agree with you! The insurance giants don't provide any health care; they couldn't cure so much as a hangnail between them! They skim off the cream of health care premiums and apportion whatever's left over to the actual health care providers. They are useless, burdensome middlemen between patients and the actual providers of health care.
@ozzy - did I miss anything from our plan?
It was ridiculous to put into law..now it's an entitlement..we can't get rid of it if we tried..pre-existing isn't a new thing..back in 1996 when I got pregnant..my husband and I weren't married yet..a month after finding out of the pregnancy we got married..we were worried that blue cross blue shield wouldn't cover the pregnancy because it was pre-existing..in the end the insurance company did cover it..the pre-existing argument is nothing new..it's not like Obama invented the term..I say keep Obamacare..let it sink..let all the protesters see what a true disaster it really is..
No, I think President Obama believed everyone, including the young and healthy, would sign up. As we know, they don't.
Yes but in the end they didn't. Was it a mistake by Obama to gamble on that?
In hindsight, it was a mistake BUT, overall the country has benefited from ACA.
I have aides in my classroom..now these aides don't make a lot of money..so they work in the morning for an hour before school starts..these women are married and have health insurance..so they don't need ACA..when ACA went into affect any employee that went over 30 hrs a week (I always thought a full time work week was 40 hrs) the employer has to provide healthcare..these women between working in the classroom and before school program ran over 30 hrs a week..the school had to terminate
them from the before school program..each one of them lost out on $300 extra dollars a month..my point is the ACA affected people that shouldn't have been penalized..even if it had good intentions..
I believe the notion was a huge mistake to make in the first place. People w/ preexisting conditions are the most expensive people to insure I believe sure it sounds like a good sound bite, but for that soundbite decent cost healthcare was sacrificed for generations.