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  •  ACA is no improvement on "the old system" (1+ / 0-)
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    for tens of millions of workers.

    It's either around a grand a year in a new federal poor tax while getting nothing in return, or it's close to 10% of their income for junk insurance with a huge deductible they still won't be able to afford to make use of.

    It doesn't change the paradigm for working people - don't go to the doctor unless the bone is showing or the bleeding won't stop, and if you do have to go, accept that you're going to wind up wiped out and unable to pay the rent or car payment.

    All it achieved was handing hundreds of billions more dollars that belong to poor and working people to insurance industry goliaths so that they can run bigger PAC's and exert even more influence over congress.

    It was surrender, and it's going to make thing not only worse but harder to change.

    Fear is your only God.

    by JesseCW on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 02:03:38 PM PST

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