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  •  Who cares where it came from... (0+ / 0-)

    ...ACA didn't "fix" the problem.  Covering everyone and extending better benefits to everyone will cost more than 17% of our GDP, not less.  

    •  ? (0+ / 0-)

      several points

      1. everyone should care about facts. If you don't, try a conservative site.
      2. health costs will go up as boomers age. Hard fact. This post is what to do about it re medicare, but it's also true for health care in general.
      3. What to do about health care in general is to lower costs for everyone, so that there's a possibility that everyone can be covered without breaking the bank. This post also covers suggestions how, including implementing ACA. ACA lowers the rate of growth of health expenses. That is a good thing. But there are other suggestions besides ACA.
      4.  What is the alternative? Not to cover people? Cheaper but unacceptable. Society will have to decide how to pay. No free lunch.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 04:56:52 AM PDT

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    •  PS the reason ACA didn't fix that problem (0+ / 0-)

      is the Republicans blocked it.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 04:57:27 AM PDT

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