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    been addressed and resolved 50 years ago, and which in the intervening years has become more expensive and more exclusionary, and people are crying that it's NOT A PERFECT SOLUTION.
    All this ruckus is based on one thing: fear. ACA is a new thing; the devil of a healthcare system we had before was bad and unfair but we knew it, were comfortable with it.
    The feeling can be summed up by the song of the pitchfork and torches mob of villagers in Beauty and The Beast cartoon:
    "We don't like what don't understand, and it scares us..."

    Many people - mostly Republicans -- were strongly against Social Security when it first came out. For a lot of the same reasons they're against the ACA now.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam!

    by fourthcornerman on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 02:38:33 PM PST

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