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Response to Politicub (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. Always had universal opportunity

If you could afford it. Still the same, merely more people who may be able to afford it. But not universal by any stretch. Leaves roughly 8% of the population, mostly those most needing help, uninsured and unable to afford health CARE. Even more that are insured but STILL can't afford health care.

ACA was "ground breaking" because it extensively federalized the health insurance industry and mandated that private citizens access medical care solely through insurance companies (unless on a government insurance program). Not exactly the kind of ground breaking many of us were hoping for. But if it truly had been universal health CARE, I might have accepted the compromise.

As it is, costs will still continue at unsustainable rates (according the the White House) and the political will to address it has been crushed for the better part of a decade or more.

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