Friday, July 06, 2012

Via Jack Crow an excellent summation of Obamacare by Jonathan Versen
You may object that if you vote for the democrats this will prevent these things from happening. But just as Obama insisted on a deficit commission, remember that ACA was designed from the start to be vulnerable to such funding cuts and loosening of regulation. A universal plan, some kind of single payer or national health plan wouldn't have created a wary fence between the haves and have nots, and would eventually become as popular as medicare or social security. ACA wasn't random; it serves both the democrats and the republicans(and the insurance companies). So the dems can frighten you about coverage being on the chopping block, while republicans frighten you about spiralling out of control costs. Win-win.

1 comment:

Greenconsciousness said...

God this is so true. I think one of the most important reforms we can make is to force politicians to simplify. Obscurity is the weapon they use to convince the public that the crumbs they throw us is the best they can do. Laws should be confined to one page. Every provision voted on as a separate act. Same with Regulations. They just passed a farm bill no one can read but you can bet the subsidies are going to the largest factory farms. None of the regular food bloggers can figure it out because there are too many pages and the language is obscure.