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  •  Respectfully, agree to disagree. (2+ / 0-)
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    bryduck, HCKAD

    If we want universal single-payer, we need to first rid ourselves of for-profit insurance companies (which is the case in much of Europe).

    The ACA simply 'entrenches' the for-profit insurance industry, IMO.  It will make it more difficult, not less, to achieve Medicare-For-All (MFA).

    Not sure what you mean by:  'nobody is forced to buy what their employers are selling.'

    If employers offer 'qualified' plans--meeting affordability measures and the minimum established quality measures--which we now know are very low--since 'skinny plans' 'pass' as meeting the quality test--an individual will NOT qualify to shop in the Health Exchange, much less receive subsidies to do so.

    So, unless you mean that an individual has the right to turn down their employer's group insurance plan, in order to shop in the exorbitantly high-priced private insurance market without a subsidy, I'm not sure what consolation we're supposed to find in that.  ;-)

    And anyway, weren't we 'assured' that if we have insurance, nothing would change?


    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    by musiccitymollie on Wed May 29, 2013 at 09:28:46 AM PDT

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