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  •  So, at any cost, huh? You simply don't care (0+ / 0-)

    what the cost will be?

    Fine.  But, I do.  I want to know what the estimated costs will be.

    And, yes, I am making presumptions on the income level of undocumented workers.  How politically incorrect of me to assume millions of people who currently work low-level cash pay jobs will not enter the legal job market at the executive level. How dumb of me!

    There will be people entering at all levels.  But they will mostly enter at the very lowest levels due to a variety of factors - one being a language barrier.  And people making entry-level wages will be eligible for subsidies far greater than the amount they will pay in income taxes.   (Notice I did not say payroll taxes as those are earmarked for Social Security and Medicare)

    One other thing.. if you think ACA will solve the use of the ER as the primary care provider for millions of people, you haven't been paying attention.  Even with generous subsidies, private health insurance will still be out of reach of tens of millions, who will continue to use the ER as they have in the past.  ACA is a disaster and a failure as far as accessibility goes.  It is not single payer.

    •  No, as a matter of fact, I DON'T care what the (0+ / 0-)

      cost is to do the right thing.  You want to protect your pocket book at the cost of people's lives?  

      You have NO idea what the skill levels or capabilities of these workers are.  Because they're now relegated to menial jobs because of their legal status does NOT mean they don't have the qualifications of doing other jobs or that, if they and their potential employers aren't facing criminal penalties, they wouldn't in fact be able to obtain those better jobs.  So yes, you are being incredibly presumptious.

      But then again, being presumptious appears to be your forte, since you already know the ACA is a disaster - when it hasn't even yet been implemented.  Oh to have a brain that works that brilliantly.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:08:29 PM PST

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