Posts Tagged ‘insurance’

It’s Not Good Enough To Simply Oppose Obamacare

It’s not good enough to simply oppose the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). If you are going to continue to complain about the health care law, then you need to offer an alternative. Because health care in the United States pre-Obamacare was unacceptable, and well, that’s not subjective, it’s reality. Because when tens of millions of Americans lack health care insurance, that is a problem, even if you don’t think it is. So, if you count yourself among the people who want the ACA repealed, I’m here to tell you that your lack of empathy is showing if you are not…
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Obamacare Critics Wrong On Employer-Provided Health Care

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One of the many darts thrown by Obamacare critics, was that companies would stop offering health care benefits, instead sending their employees to the federal or state exchanges to shop for insurance plans. So far, that critique of the Affordable Care Act has yet to materialize. Surprise: Obamacare is helping, not harming, traditional healthcare Since rising healthcare costs have been a nettlesome and unpredictable business expense, it seemed logical that some companies, at a minimum, would cancel insurance plans for employees, forcing them to buy coverage on one of the new public exchanges. Some experts even predicted Obamacare would doom the employer-based system that’s…
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A Question For Obamacare Foes

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With Affordable Care Act enrollment now at 8 million, I have a question for Obamacare foes. I know you think the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a bad idea, and you believe it can’t work, and you have said all along the law is a failure even before such a judgment was possible. And I know you still likely believe all these things and more, regardless of reality, and evidence to the contrary. But just for a moment, consider the possibility that you could be wrong. Yeah, I know, this is a tough assignment for the self-righteous. But just for…
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The Cost Of American Health Care: A Personal Story Without The Spin

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I’m one of the lucky ones: I have the skills, time and resources to analyze the situation and find the best choice for my family. I’m also lucky that I make enough money to afford the ever higher costs to insure my family. But what happens if the luck runs out? I’ve heard a lot of talk in the media lately about the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), and whether they’re for or against it, this is what some of the talking heads have said: “Now that everybody can get health insurance, people are no longer forced to work a…
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Obamacare Anecdote Failure

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In their Obamacare opposition, Republicans are now reduced to anecdotes based on misleading or false reporting, and in so doing, they are deceiving themselves. Because millions of Americans have now signed up for health care coverage under Obamacare, that means Republicans are left with their loose evidence and their bad intentions. And in many cases the evidence Republicans present is bad because it has been tainted by their own rhetoric, repeated ad nauseam on Fox News. It’s a self-fulfilling feedback loop. Tell people Obamacare is bad, and the people who listen to you will offer you the “evidence,” even though…
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