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    Re: The Trump Trade Wars

    I came around on the ACA as it evolved in the last couple of Obama years....mainly because, after a period of adjustment, the health insurance companies made it work.

    So rather than a government-operated program (which, imo, would have been a fiasco of Biblical proportions), it was really a law that was enforced through a provision in the tax code, and executed by the private sector. Which isn't perfectly aligned with my capitalistic beliefs, but I'm pragmatic enough to know that it's as good as we're realistically going to get on this topic.

    Then, Congress messed up the fundamental assumption that everybody who didn't have a plan of their own (whether employer-sponsored or otherwise) had to have ACA.

    When they made it optional, healthy young people opted out in droves because they knew the chances of needing it for something financially life changing were small. And even if they lost that bet and something unexpected did happen, they wouldn't be turned away for the care they needed.

    Trouble is, that cut the financial underpinnings out from under the whole program. It was a huge mistake, and the general public doesn't understand its gravity -- that it actually leads to higher costs for insurance carriers, and therefore higher premiums for patients who have insurance of whatever origin.

    I think the huge majority of the public would support the pre-2017 version. Acknowledging it's imperfections, I know I would.
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    Re: The Trump Trade Wars

    At the risk of sounding like a complete dumb arse, can some Trump follower tell me exactly what kind of healthcare plan he and the Republicans propose.
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    Re: The Trump Trade Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a complete dumb arse, can some Trump follower tell me exactly what kind of healthcare plan he and the Republicans propose.
    Actually, you can now say "dumb ass"...
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    Re: The Trump Trade Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Actually, you can now say "dumb ass"...
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    Re: The Trump Trade Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Actually, you can now say "dumb ass"...
    Trump is a dumb ass. I feel better.

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    Re: The Trump Trade Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by gtowntide View Post
    Trump is a dumb ass. I feel better.
    I'll second that!

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