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  •  You remember incorrectly. (0+ / 0-)

    But that would not equal trolling even if it were true.

    To be clear:  I think ACA is not a good law overall, and that it's implementation has been poor.

    I am biased: My family is one of those that has been affected by the problems, to the point that I finally gave up on the law's guarantee that I could keep my college-aged daughter on my health insurance and bought her a separate policy.

    But -- I have also consistently said that we cannot go back to the status quo, which was even worse.

    ACA does address some terrible problems, including those faced by people who are frozen out of the insurance market and those who find their insurance rescinded because SHOCK! they need to use it. There are a number of other good nuggets tucked away in the law.

    Now, however, we need to address the real problem: health care itself.

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    by dinotrac on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 03:10:16 PM PST

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    •  When everything you say is negative, and often (1+ / 0-)
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      grasping at straws - as the original comment in this thread was - its as I thought 'overall'.

      And that fits one definition of trolling. See,  

      If I assume your good faith, then I would say you are defining things to specifically exclude yourself.  This includes ACA.  Maybe its caused some problems for you specifically, but you have to be able to look beyond yourself to the tens of millions it will benefit.  (I also suspect you're blaming ACA for consequences of other actors, but whatever.)

      Likewise, while I preferred a more 'socialized' model - either Medicare for All or hybrid - I got beyond my disappointment and sometimes anger with certain Ds  (I'm looking at you Lie-berman!-filibuster-your-own-plan-cause-some-Ds-hurt-your-feefees) to objectively analyze the entire ACA regime and understand that on-balance for most Americans it is far superior to the clusterf#ck it replaced.  

      Now we can turn our efforts to defending the gains we won, destroying the nihilist Thuglicans and then making it even better in future.  

      Rather than spend another 100 years debating whether we should even start, as we did from TR to ACA.

      And that's progress, which is what progressives are supposed to be for, no?

      •  It's caused a problems for a lot of people, and (0+ / 0-)

        those were included in a FP article recently right here on DK:

        And it's good that people benefit -- really good. Health care in this country is practically a criminal conspiracy, but that doesn't make ACA a good law, even with its benefits.  It makes it a law that does some good things.  I'll bet even the Patriot Act meets that standard, and No Child Left Behind certainly met it.  Come to think of it, the Bush tax cuts absolutely met that standard.

        Good intentions does not equal good law.

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        by dinotrac on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 09:04:38 AM PST

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