The pool of younger healthy workers isn’t an infinite ATM machine; they can’t continue to support everybody.
welcome to conservatism, my son :evil:
Yet the Republicans won’t budge to make ANY changes?
in fact, they offered (i think 3) different plans that this admin refused to look at. what would you like them to do?
Since there seems to be no way to bring the costs under control, the only other viable solution is to make EVERYBODY pay for this system. You, me, welfare people, everybody. That makes the pool bigger and keeps the boat afloat for while longer. That is what Obama care does, it makes everybody (especially the young healthy people) pay into the system to keep the pool funds >= the 15% of GDP we’re spending on medical care every year.
how do you figure that? if you already have 47% not paying federal taxes, and you have given out all kinds of wavers to companies so that they can opt out, seems to me you end up in even worse shape with this plan.
which is the goal
they don't want an insurance plan. they want a health care system that is government run. universal health care is the goal and Obama has said so.
we have pointed out ways to bring cost down, and quickly. you don't like those ideas, but they will work and you will retain choice and quality.
tell me how the Obama plan works....WAIT! i'll save you the trouble. no one knows how it works. the thing was a slog to read and a huge part of it was "to be determined by the secretary of health and human services". a huge bunch of money was dumped on it up front and the things they thought people would love was started up front. the rest? to be determined.....
and yes....i read it. that's part of my life i'll never get back :hissyfit:
no one is arguing that medical cost are really high. however, spreading the cost around some more is not how you fix it. England has a population of around 65 million people. the NHS was (don't know if it is still) the 3rd largest employer in the world. not the country. the world. why? because that's what government does. they can't afford it. they can't fix it because it's "a right" now and the care for many thing is both crappy and rationed. that's what you will spread around, not more affordable, or better care.