themorteezover 1 year ago
what happens: the insured pay and/or the taxpayers pay in a big, inefficient way to subsidize the totally uninsured, period. if we grew the pool of people paying in (yes, mandate), I think we could make the notion "uninsured" a thing of the past in a more economical and dare I say it effective way. the way the system works right now, whether the ultra-conservative or tea-partiers want to admit it, is a clunky inefficient and ineffective (are you sitting down?) Universal Health Care System, its just not the obamacare version. Spend a few months in the hospital and you see, hear and experience quite a bit in terms of ground zero cause and effect of this stuff.
Much kudos to the pres for taking a reasonable stab at this gigantic, complicated issue despite serious opposition and illogical resistance. Simply put - no matter who you are, income or education level, your health should not bankrupt or financially cripple your future, and it shouldn't cripple the economy either. It's just not right.