Skip to main content

View Diary: Public still divided, uninformed about Affordable Care Act (158 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Still a Step Backward (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    kareylou

    It has some nice provisions, but the truth is that it delayed a solution to the problem, probably by decades. We still have for-profit health insurance. That's always going to be too costly, and it sucks money out of the parts of the economy where we need it. It's therefore delayed the recovery.

    By changing things to force more people into the for-profit system we just delayed fixing the problem and added to costs. The only feasible solution, in an economic sense, is a universal publicly-funded system. Instead, what we got was Democrats and Republicans combining to give us an expansion of the system that doesn't work.

    How is this system going to get the healthcare segment of the economy back down under 15% of GDP? It ain't.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site