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GeorgiaBuff

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Here's how i look at it...


First, let me promise you that I will not be educating you on this issue. I have an issue with forcing people to buy insurance that they do not choose to buy. I like liberty. But I also believe fundamentally that our country has enough aggregated wealth to take care of our brothers, sisters, friends, and neighbors. I think we need to have an honest discussion about what type of coverage should be available for people who cannot afford to otherwise purchase coverage, and then get the hell out of the way and let the smart people in the insurance markets solve the problem to the best of their ability. I personally would not mind paying extra for someone less fortunate to gain access to much needed care but I don't believe that I should pay for their 8th child birth or fifth abortion or boob job or whatever. I'll never care so much about money so as to ignore a person who contracted a life-threatening illness and needs help but I also can't ignore the power of the free markets. I've studied them fundamentally and professionally my entire life.

I don't have a solution and I think you highlighted a complicated network of unintended consequences that will be present no matter which way we ultimately go. I would like to see Democrats and Republicans involved in the eventual solution so I'm hopeful now that both know that Obamacare is effectively gone. I know that sounds crazy but I don't like a lot of what I've heard about the ACA.

interesting side note - lots of polling, which I cannot access now, shows that Americans hate Obamacare and like the ACA. Go figure

(In response to this post by BarkingDogBuff)

Posted: 01/17/2018 at 12:14PM



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  Here's how i look at it... -- GeorgiaBuff 01/17/2018 12:14PM
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