ACA, apparently here to stay

Could be true, as Boehner says:

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/23/14714282/john-boehner-obamacare-repeal

Here’s a thing… all the Republicans have to do to declare victory is get rid of the individual mandate and the Cadillac tax.

The fake individual mandate is so lenient that it isn’t doing anything to achieve the ACA’s fake budget neutrality.  It can go away with zero affect.

The Cadillac tax is going to go away, it’s a foregone conclusion

After that…. Ya know, fine, keep the market places for subsidized insurees with chronic health issues.  That’s what was accomplished with ACA, there is nothing else.  Ya keep that and move on.

I have my doubts this ends up having the blowback that townhall liberals think it will.

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One thought on “ACA, apparently here to stay

  1. pm1956

    But you have to think this thru…..if you get rid of the mandate, then people will not buy insurance until they are sick. I really won’t need insurance until i get a cancer diagnosis. So I go and pick up insurance then (which I can do, because I can’t be barred because of a pre-existing condition).

    B ut of course, this is what causes the death spiral–because no business or industry can make money by just insuring sick people. For insurance to work, you need to insure everyone, and spread the risk around. . For insurance to work, you need to insure everyone, and spread the risk around.

    And, of course, if you get rid of the cadillac tax this will only make the funding problem worse.

    And if these minor changes result in all insurance companies pulling out of the market, then the GOP will be blamed for killing Obamacare and trowing all sorts of people off of medical insurance to die in the streets.

    If that happens, then we will get a single payer program, insurance industry be damned.

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