I really want to hate this health care law. I want to tell everyone how stupid it is. How socialist our country has become. How this is the beginning of the end.
The problem is I can’t. Because honestly, the
bill law just isn’t that bad. Once you get past a few things anyway:
- We currently provide care in the most inefficient way possible. By some estimates up to 40% of health care spending is waste in the system. This law changes none of that, except pours more money into the broken system.
- Nothing in this law changes the ratio of personal responsibility to public assistance. I eat good whole food, exercise, and keep my body as healthy as possible. And the other 30% of America, the obese 30% who easily absorb 50% more health care costs than fit people? They get lumped into the same pool, the same system, with no repercussions. This is broken.
- Putting a private, for-profit corporation in between a person and medical care is a recipe for disaster. Health insurance companies have an obligation to maximize profits to their shareholders. The notion that they are supposed to balance profit and good on their own terms is a fantasy.
There are a few more smaller (big) reasons, but those are enough to trash the system whole-sale and start over. There is no fixing this “system” and patching more law on top of it isn’t going to doit.
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