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  •  Obamacare IS both good and bad. (3+ / 0-)
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    NormAl1792, Amber6541, chimene

    Given that large chunks of it came straight out of Republican ideas, there was no way for it to be all good.  

    I notice that a lot of the fighting now over it has turned to claims of 'unsustainability' and rising costs.  Of course, insurance costs were rising more dramatically pre-Obamacare, and the prior model was unsustainable as well.  Insurance companies had been turning away ever more potential customers with unaffordably rising costs, and were caught in a vicious circle of having to raise rates on the remaining customers to maintain profits on ever fewer insured.

    So even if Obamacare is unsustainable, what it's actually done is give more people more insurance for at least a while, and predisposed more people to be willing to take the next logical step and chop out the large chunk of costs that do nothing but feed private stockholder bank accounts.

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