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View Diary: Koch brothers pushing another Obamacare 'horror' story that isn't (176 comments)

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  •  It was their idea in the first place! (0+ / 0-)

    Assume that before she was paying $1000/month and faced zero out of pocket, and now she's paying ~$500/mo premium and faces greater out of pocket, with a maximum to guard against catastrophic losses. That's because health insurance- in the ACA exchange and in general- has been moving towards the conservative idea that if people face a personal marginal cost that is closer to the true societal cost for their health care, we'll waste less money on health care.

    I guess we've found out that the Koch brothers now think health care spending should be socialized. No other explanation.

    We spend over 8k per person per year on average for health care in this country, and a small number of people are raking it in making that happen. The ACA is making more people aware of what has been true for decades. Their anger should be directed at the health insurance companies and the AMA. If all these people would stand up against the health insurance companies instead of misaiming their fire at Obama, we might really make some progress on health care costs.

    No other country wastes their money on health care like we do:

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