Saturday, September 28, 2013

Obamacare Vs. the Affordable Care Act: The Skinny

Hilarious and sad at the same time: Americans are so duped by the fearmongers in the cable news and local town halls, that they find they appreciate the savings and benefits of the Affordable Care Act, but not Obamacare, which are one and the same thing.  The thing is, when you buy a car, you have to have insurance so that if you are texting or putting on your makeup and end up hitting somebody in the ass, your insurance pays for the damages. 

Same should apply to health insurance, so the taxpayers don't end up paying for you going to emergency room because you had a hang nail.  As a result of making it mandatory for everyone to have coverage, costs go down as 30 million plus are now covered, and those who were already covered end up with lower premiums as the marketplace, which opens Oct 1, allows competition---the very tenet of capitalism. 

What we should have is Single Payer or Medicare for All, but we have something and it has already
  1. Provided preventative care, 
  2. Lowered meds costs for old people, 
  3. Allowed children under 26 to remain on their parents' insurance, and best yet: 
  4. No insurance company can refuse or jack up your premiums if you have a pre-existing condition.
The teabaggers are putting out their lies because they are afraid it is working, just like they were before Medicare become law 4 decades ago.  After all, they can't politically allow POTUS to have his signature legislation to be a victory, so they are willing to destroy the nation and its people under the bus, despite the fact it will have no affect on the ACA, which is THE LAW. 

Don't believe the lie machines, get your info from the Horse's mouth: 

Having everyone insured makes it better for everybody in the long run.  If other countries can, why not us, especially when the food industry keeps trying to kill us otherwise?