This sentiment has seemed to be a common element of Wonderboys hallmark legislation. When you strip away all of the emotion it comes down to the medical community refusing to swallow the bitter pill of the healthcare act. That is where the legislation ha always been flawed; the expectation of blind obedience from the insurance and healthcare community. To put things in perspective; I don't think there is one person on this site that would be okay with being told; "I know you used to make $20 and hour but now I expect you to accept $15 and provide more services". The administration rolled the dice and came up snake eyes. It really does not matter how many have signed up if there is no place to use your new found "benefit". What has always vexed me a little is the concept that people that used to use the free clinics and Medicaid due to financial situations is somehow now magically able to spend money even with subsidies to have their own "quality" plan and can now afford it.
That is what has been the issue from the inception of this lame duck. No matter how you slice it the majority of those who could not afford healthcare has not changed dramatically. What has changed is the forced contributions of Americans who before had a personal choice to as whether or not they purchased insurance. I am not saying that is the best choice but that is no longer a choice.
Why you ask? The only way to remotely fund this debacle is to continue to tax the hell out of the 54% of Americans that have a full time job. Remember the "Medicare" allusion that the savings in efficiencies will fund the bulk of the program? How's that worked out for you so far...
The reality unfortunately is this mess has been put into effect regardless of its countless flaws. The Dems know that the GOP will not completely strike down "wondercare" as it would further add negative connotations to a party still in flux.
Some things will change I hope as at the current rate, those who did not want or need "wondercare" are the ones paying for it..
It seems our great state is on the wrong end of the statistics; Irony anyone???
Yep - Sorry HMJC. I created and posted my latest blog (which incorporates the Mountain View and Georgia Whoops! stories above) before I saw your blog. Sorry.
Good info regardless - so nice we've said it twice.