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area51

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24. Yes, the ACA that we got
Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:05 AM
Jul 2013

is based on the rightwing Heritage Foundation and a Newt Gingrich wet dream, which was to make a law forcing people to buy a lightly regulated, for-profit product from companies which are known serial killers.

Single-payer is key to keeping people alive, not to mention, affordable health care. The ACA is an unworkable solution. Punishing individuals who don't buy the insurance, without a public option, will still leave them w/o health care, which was supposed to be the whole reason behind hc reform.

And this shit will continue until people rise up and do something.

Anyone in their 20s or 30s who has marketable skills would be better off trying to move to a first world country with health care as a basic human right. And anyone who goes to Canada or Europe on a vacation, should apply for health care asylum there due to our broken health care delivery system. I'm not saying it would work to get to stay in those countries; I'm saying it needs to be done to embarrass the US on the world stage.

Obamacare penalties spawn 'skinny' plans [View all] Freddie Stubbs Jul 2013 OP
Another shoe drops. GeorgeGist Jul 2013 #1
What could possibly go wrong? Hydra Jul 2013 #2
Big monied companies...hammer...chisel... SoapBox Jul 2013 #3
If it's in Politico it must be true, huh? tularetom Jul 2013 #4
Some employees don't want christx30 Jul 2013 #11
Unfortunately it is true... matthews Jul 2013 #15
Feds provide 'skinny' option to employees too. elleng Jul 2013 #5
Obama won't enforce the mandate on large companies. loudsue Jul 2013 #6
+1 n/t NealK Jul 2013 #18
Couldn't the employees EC Jul 2013 #7
Yes, and doing so will raise the rates of said company's skinny plan due to the shrinking pool. tridim Jul 2013 #8
I'm in the same boat as you... penultimate Jul 2013 #27
Obamacare is such a fraud. Only thing he cares about is protecting the 1%. forestpath Jul 2013 #9
No and No. tridim Jul 2013 #17
Most of us will be better off with it than without it penultimate Jul 2013 #30
Really? Laelth Jul 2013 #10
there are rules, but they have been waived (for one year) Doctor_J Jul 2013 #12
I was aware that the employer coverage requirement was waived for a year. Laelth Jul 2013 #14
What? progressoid Jul 2013 #13
ROFL! SoapBox Jul 2013 #16
This has been a trend for years anyway. Lasher Jul 2013 #19
Keep your employees on part time status so you don't have to pay the employer portion of payroll tax progree Jul 2013 #20
You're right, I don't know what the hell I was thinking. Lasher Jul 2013 #26
State minimume coverage. penndragon69 Jul 2013 #21
Health insurance =/= healthcare. ForgoTheConsequence Jul 2013 #22
There's plenty of posters on DU that "don't get it" either n/t Fumesucker Jul 2013 #25
I'm sorry we're not rich enough. Fearless Jul 2013 #23
Yes, the ACA that we got area51 Jul 2013 #24
leave it to ERISA Industry Committee to exploit any loopholes they can to screw workers. Sunlei Jul 2013 #28
If there was only a way people could of seen this coming... Safetykitten Jul 2013 #29
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