Mother Mary 2.0 Wrote: (04-21-2017 01:54 AM)
He Man Wrote: (04-21-2017 12:16 AM)
It was a national poll. ACA is becoming more and more popular. The GOP should work with the dems to fix the problems with ACVA/Obamacare, repealing it and kicking that many Americans off health insurance will only hurt the Republicans in the elections in 2018 and 2020.
Yeah, probably a national poll polling Dems in big cities.
You have never looked at the piece of crap they call health care?
Pay $500 to $1,500 a month to get no insurance until your $5,000 deducible is met.
After that the bronze level will only pay 60% of all your bills.
It is not becoming more popular. In fact, many states and counties only have ONE insurer through the ACA.
"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
"If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance."
I agree that Obama should never have said: "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." and "If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance."
Even still, those statements are true for about 80% of the American people, very few were ever forced to change doctors or insurance companies, when they did it was because of the insurance companies, not the government.
The bronze level is an option, no one is forced to choose a bronze level plan. The Trumpcare/Republican plans would also have low cost plans with low payout options.
The Trumpcare/Republican plans would kick 25 million Americans off health care.
The Trumpcare/Republican plans would bring us back to the bad old days of growing numbers of uninsured Americans, that would increase the number of Americans that had to go into medical bill debt, possible bankruptcies, or homelessness and life long poverty.
The American people are smart enough to recognize that ACA/Obamacare is way better than the system we had before ACA. They also understand that the Trumpcare/Republican plans all suck. THAT IS WHY ACA IS BECOMING MORE POPULAR IN POLLING. It is not because of flawed polls or polling in big cities only.
I have looked at and posted more on ACA/Obamacare here, over the past years than anybody else (I suspect). I have been a huge fan of single payer, universal, tax based healthcare in the Canadian, UK and northern european models for decades.
I have said repeatedly that ACA is flawed and is not perfect. No private insurance company based health care system could be "prefect" unless it was run as a non-profit and had intense governmental scrutiny and many regulations, similar to the system in Sweden.
That said, I do follow much of the media and the controversy over ACA/Obamacare.
What I posted is true, it is gaining in popularity because of the MANY positive and popular aspects of ACA over the system we had before ACA.
Here are the reasons that ACA is gaining in popularity:
It requires all insurance plans to cover treatment for mental health, addiction, and chronic diseases.
Insurance companies can no longer deny anyone coverage for pre-existing conditions. They can't drop them or raise premiums if they get sick.
It eliminates lifetime and annual coverage limits.
Children can stay on their parents’ health insurance plans up to age 26.
States must set up insurance exchanges or use the Federal government's exchange. Either method makes it easier to shop for plans.
The middle class (below 400 percent of the poverty level) receives tax credits on their premiums. It expands Medicaid to 138 percent of the Federal poverty level, providing this coverage to adults without children for the first time.
Businesses with more than 50 employees must offer health insurance. They receive tax credits to help with the costs.
It lowers the budget deficit by $143 billion by 2022. It does this in three ways. First, it reduces the government's healthcare costs. Second, it raises taxes on some businesses and higher income families. Third, it shifts cost burdens to health care providers and pharmacy companies. (Source: "CBO Report on Health Care Reform and the Budget," Congressional Budget Office. "What Health Insurance Ruling Means," The Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2012. "Medicaid Expansion," National Public Radio, June 27, 2012.)
20 million American people now have free of subsidized lower cost health insurance.
That number is growing.
Here is an article that covers the pro's and con's:
10 Obamacare Pros and Cons