@gacpl if you talk about the subsidy's we provide million dollar companies, congress healthcare and how our billion dollar industries and members of congress benefit from corporate welfare.
Cut off all subsidies to businesses and corporations. One effect will be that milk will be $8.00 a gallon soon.
ACA supposedly provides low cost health care for low income/people not previously able to obtain insurance by providing them with "affordable" health care. But SOMEBODY pays to make it "affordable" for them. What is happening now is that a large number of the ones who have to pay for "affordable" health care for the 15% are finding out that that THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE IS NO LONGER "AFFORDABLE."
It's wealth redistribution - a long-term goal of the Democratic party - because those "subsidies" paying for "affordable health care" for the 15% are tax dollars that come from TAXPAYERS in the 85% and THEIR HIGHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS. For the subsidies - the government doesn't produce the money to pay them out of thin air. (They've been trying, but that's why China now owns our debt.)
The Bottom Line: The 85% will have their "wealth" (such as it is, because most of the people who are taxpayers and who will be paying higher insurance premiums are in the MIDDLE CLASS) redistributed to the 15% under this legislation. Obama never told the country this - even though the lamestream media has FINALLY decided to report that the administration (i.e., President Obama) KNEW a hell of a lot of people wouldn't be able to keep THEIR OWN "AFFORDABLE" HEALTH CARE COVERAGE when he was on the stump in 2009 claiming that "no one will force you to change your doctor or lose your plan" as a result of ACA.
And now the tally has reach 2 MILLION LOSERS:
My daughter is one whose current plan will no longer be offered and to get comparable coverage she has to pay higher premiums, so my family has been wrangling with this for the past six months or so. I'm about to call BCBSGA myself to try to ferret out what's going on, because I've found the web site to be USELESS.
...and the answer is: ERROR 404. SYSTEM ACCESS DENIED; TRY AGAIN LATER.
That's what I got from BCBSGA a few minutes ago when we called to find out if my daughter "qualifies" for any "affordable health care" under ACA. The BCBSGA rep couldn't access the system which enables him to obtain the plan info and quotes under ACA. He suggested I call back "in a few days" when their system MIGHT be straightened out. He also said he's spent most of his time apologizing to customers for their (BCBSGA's) inability to provide ACA info since he began fielding questions after launch.
Only God knows when this mess will be straightened out, but at the very least we know my daughter will not be able to keep her current plan (nor - probably - her preferred doctors) under ACA. A bad deal for us, and bad legislation for the majority of the country.