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Old Today, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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The ACA was a failure.

Additionally, it allowed the government to force people to buy something from a list of private companies selected by government officials. How unAmerican is that.


States, not the federal government, regulate insurers. If an insurer does not meet your state’s criteria, the state will not license them.

No one is required to use an Exchange to buy healthcare insurance, unless they qualify for a subsidy.

Competition within the Individual Plan Market has been declining for more than 25 years. It got so bad in some state, the state had to subsidize the insurer and this was before the ACA.
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Old Today, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Companies dropped coverage because the insurance companies were going out of business. Does that ring any bells? Some had no choice but to sign up for the ACA program.
You don't sign up for the ACA program. What are you talking about?
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Old Today, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Drug prices? Just another Trump lie.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drug-pr...mes-inflation/

The economy is doing awesome??? Sure if you're in the top 10%. For the rest of Americans inflation is killing families and incomes are going south. Most of good American manufacturing jobs are gone.
Just as Trump promises they were replaced, yes, but with what, low paying, no benefit service jobs.
i.e., Walmart gave all their employees a raise and then cut their hour to 28hrs a week ending any healthcare they might have had. Not to worry, they now qualify for Medicaid and I have no doubt that you don't mind your tax dollar going to pay for what the billion dollar corporation do not. Good for you.

This is the truth of Trump's promises:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZD_xyAjC-E
Walmart has been the largest US employer for 35 years.

Since the 70’s more US jobs were eliminated due to technology substitution/ custom industrial robotics than jobs were outsourced offshore.

Good manufacturing jobs tended to be jobs under collective bargaining agreements. No shortage of people made a relatively decent wage, benefits and had a pension for jobs that required no more skills than the proverbial “ burger flipper” today.

The trend for US manufacturing is Right to Work states.

Union membership in the US private sector peaked more than 60 years ago. The wage , benefits and pensions of uS union workers was uncompetitive in a global marketplace. The public pension obligations negotiated decades ago are choking many cities and states.
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Old Today, 07:59 PM
 
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The vast majority of insured people were and remain insured by their employers’ plans.

The Individual Plan Market was and remains a small percentage of all insured people.

Repeated for truth.
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Old Today, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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You must be a very small private owned company. The company I work for and many other people I know that work for other large companies are a huge nationwide operations. When the mandatory ACA scam rolled out, I, along with many of the people I am friends with in these other large companies, had to sign up for the ACA because the companies we work for dropped the health insurance providers. Many health insurance providers also went out of business.

How much do politicians, like Obama and Pelosi, have to pay for health insurance? Oh, yeah, they don't, the tax payers pay for their coverage, it's their political benefits package. On the exact same lines as gun control. All these politicians who want them banned from the general public, all have armed security and/or have a conceal carry permit of their own so they never have to worry about actually defending themselves. Same thing, different argument.
The Federal Government pays more than 70% of Federal employee healthcare insurance premium.

Presidents don’t pay anything for healthcare while in office. I believe 2 term presidents/ immediate families are eligible for the same subsidized insurance benefit as current Federal employees.

Both the current Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House are in their late 70’s and obviously eligible for Medicare. Given both are wealthy, by way of their spouses, the cost of their own healthcare is not likely an issue.
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