Right....the young and healthy NEVER EVER have catastrophic injuries so when it does happen WE should pay for it. Good idea.
Why do you keep arguing this as if the ACA keeps the taxpayers from picking up the tab?
John/Nova, if you're serious, you realize the ACA forces us to pay for the uninsured. There is absolutely no way the ACA keeps the tax payers from "picking up the tab".
A part of how we pay for it is through the insurance subsidies, taxes subsidies, and the penalty/fines paid directly to the IRS for those who choose not to buy HCI. And that's not all of it.
I'm not talking about the ACA in particular, more so, I'm referring to the smear campaign the right is moving on by making, once again, exaggerated claims that Gruber is the architect of the law when he was, at best, a small player in the scheme of things.
So he played such a small role in the ACA, that he is running around in academia. etc., talking about how they designed this and lied to the American voters, etc., to get this HC law passed and he made nearly $400,000.00 for doing it, but he is a small player and just mentioning what he said makes for exaggerated claims? John/Nova, he had plenty to do with the ACA. He consulted and did everything he could to help and he is now bragging about it, calling the voters (you included) who bought it hook, line and sinker, stupid and uninformed.
In a news conference earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried to say Gruber had no significant role in crafting Obamacare, adding she doesn't even "know who he is." Almost immediately it was pointed out her office had cited Gruber's work in the past in relation to the CBO report.
Despite some resistance to the term “architect,” Gruber joined the president’s transition team in 2008 and no one disputes he played a key role
in the law’s creation. The Washington Post reports he was also paid "almost $400,000"
for the work, controversial in its own right.
Gruber has made controversial comments in the past, but they don’t compare to the comments that came to light this week, six videos in total and counting – including one where he refers to the “stupidity of the American voter.” In another, when talking about Obamacare tax credits, he said, “American voters are too stupid to understand the difference.”
“If you have a law that makes explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it wouldn’t have passed,” Gruber said in a video from 2013. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and, basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever. But basically that was really critical to getting the thing to pass.”
In yet another from 2012, Gruber said in a speech at the University of Rhode Island: “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”
A fifth video was revealed today where he seems to be teasing a Vermont man concerned with possible unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act. After listening to the man’s concerns, Gruber responds, “Was this written by my adolescent children by any chance?”
They don't even dispute it, but you do.
The White House spokesman "denounced him" and Gruber apologizes saying he spoke off the cuff.
But yes, keep on defending these left-wing collectivist arrogant douche-bags.
Yet it hasn't and Massachusetts health care is probably one of the best in the country along with an overwhelming approval by it's constituency. On it's initial rollout it had all the same issues that Obamacare is now having yet it didn't have an entire political party and grievance industry rooting for it's failure.
Massachusetts health care doesn't effect me at all. They can do what they want. If it works at the state level, maybe the math works since they have less sick and uninsured and enough folks to pay in to the system to cover, I don't know. But it is a states rights issue and they are within their power to have state HC like Romneycare.
But the Federal govt
has no authority to force me to buy a HCI policy or fine me if I don't. They far overstepped their bounds. We all know what a sham the SCOTUS ruling was, but since you're for it, you're happy with it no matter how shitty it is. You're just keeping hope it'll be fixed in to something else better. I take issue with that, along with a plethora of other things.
This is a colossal fucked up scandal and if it would have been anyone buy left-wing Democrats that did this, there would be an all out media crusade for justice for the American people who were lied to and manipulated by false information and the deliberate lack of honest transparency, yet you hardly hear anything other than the defenders of the left in the media trying to cover it.
Even you sit here and gobble it up and take the left's talking points and defend it in all your spare time.