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You sure don't know "where I have been" because I lived through the 1929 great depression and was close to a lot of things you can only imagine or read about. Some of your problems had NO solution then .
Of course there are problems withy prices and cost of health care now, but ACA is a poor excuse for an overall solution.
I do feel sorry for you and many others who have bad problems and my family has had some of those problems too so it's unfair to assume what I don't know or feel.
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Health care is far from ideal , but "We are in one of the most horrible situations that this country has ever seen ourselves" is way off base!! People are living longer than ever and there is more help for the poor than ever. Parts of ACA may help some more people, but the bulk of it won't reduce overall prices and cost and will make more economic problems and lose more jobs.
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We are in one of the most horrible situations that this country has ever seen ourselves and here she is, criticizing a program that may help millions of people and that already has helped millions of people. and making a joke out of it.? I guess that she is really scared that eventually the ACA will turn into a Single payer System and she may have to give up her Mercedes.
Posted by rker321
I don't know where you have been, but just in the last 5 years alone, Our own health care has turned in many ways into a nightmare.
And, I was paying until this year, dearly for my employer provided Medicare Advantage insurance.
I have had to turn one of my medicines to an assisted patitiend program because one of my Diabetes pills is over 300. per 40 days. Today, I have a different Company, still I pay quite a bit for my co pays, and, have been complaining about the fact that doctors have become impossible and inaccesible. for almost 4-6 weeks at a time.
Yes, the prices of drugs, hospitals and Dr's need to be changed, monitored and regulated. Yes, perhaps the ACA doesn't go far enough in doing everything that needs to happen. But, you can't deny, that patients with pre-conditions will not be denied insurance. And if all States actually put into practice their exchanges, all of those competitions will make prices go down, Someone said that the Swiss have lots of insurance competition and they put that as a plus. If you are really telling me that we are living longer because of our health insurance, I am planning on laughing outloud. Yes, of course, we have medicines, doctors and lifestyles that help all those issues. but, those atlternatives are denied to the same individuals that don't happen to have the funds to achieve them.
Help to the poor? I tell you something don't be poor and get Cancer. you will really know how much help you are going to get I worked as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and my job was to find doctors, drug companies and charities that would help poor people that even on Medicaid would not be able to have the medicines and treatments that probably you or I are able to have.
So, until you walk of the same road as those poor people in this country, don't tell me, how much they get.
Posted by rker321