I was one of the Dems who was FURIOUS at POTUS Obama for not having a public option and making health care mandatory. But today I am one of few who has been on healthcare.gov, created an account, and enrolled in healthcare. And today my motto is I LOVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. And I believe that if POTUS Obama and his administration did a better job of explaining how it works, more and more of America is going to love it as well.
Now if the pundits would a)get off it and b)stop berating it, more Americans might actually try it.
I went online at the initial offering. And like millions of people it locked up on me; But I didn't panic. A large part of my family are computer programmers so I am familiar with software roll outs and development. I understand that there are always problems and bugs in the beginning.
Two weeks later, I tried again. This time I got in. Now there are still bugs but I am a very patient person. And I did get quotes. So the stupid pundits that say it doesn't work, are WRONG! And I still say they don't need the site, so they should get the hell off the site so that real people who actually need to use it can get on.
The part I was unsure of was how the subisdies worked. I didn't want to use the entire subsidy and end up owing a lot of money when tax time came through. So I talked to my tax accountant and all I can say is WOW!
If people really knew the TRUTH about ACA, the GOP wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
If I was a Dem in the house I would spend the next year making certain that my constituency CLEARLY understood how it worked. Because once people without insurance get on and see what is REALLY going on, there will NEVER be anymore talk of going back to the old days.
Of course, this is exactly what the ACA haters in the GOP was afraid of which is why they timed everything around the rollout.
So kudos to POTUS Obama and the Dems that fought so hard to get it done. Now finish the job by helping people to understand the entire picture ESPECIALLY how the subsidies work. Because if you do that, then you won't have to worry about the GOP taking out ACA. Once they get it, they will NEVER want to go back.
Hey I can actually go to the doctor now!