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Forum Post: How I responded to my conservative family about the ACA

Posted 4 years ago on Sept. 24, 2013, 2:17 p.m. EST by MyBrothersKeeper (-36)
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OBAMACARE! if you go to the hospital and can't pay, and you're poor, the tax payer pays for you. If you go to the hospital, aren't poor but still can't pay, other patients pay for you in the form of higher costs. The ACA forces you or your employer to pay. It amazes me that the party of Conservatives tout personal responsibility when they hack at the social safety net, like cutting food stamps, but they are fine allowing people to shove their medical cost onto other Americans. This is a clear contradiction of values (Excuses). The right hates the ACA because they hate Obama. They hate Obama because he is black. Tell me I'm wrong and I'll count the times I've heard you say "nigger".



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[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 4 years ago

'Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) — who has relied on taxpayer-funded health care since 2011 — plans to offer a constitutional amendment that would prohibit tax dollars from subsidizing the health care of government employees and require all federal workers to purchase insurance through the exchanges included in the Affordable Care Act. The proposal comes as the senator still appears to be enrolled in government subsidized health care coverage.' from - http://www.nationofchange.org/rand-paul-says-subsidizing-health-care-federal-workers-should-be-unconstitutional-continues-accept-s .

Universal, single payer, healthcare for all for basic, emergency and chronic conditions is really not only possible but desirable. How dare we consider this a civilised country without this? Corporate profits for Insurance, Big Pharma and a small percentage of senior healthcare professionals is extracting from the sick and needy. We all need healthcare at some point so pooling the risks and costs makes the most sense. How do Canada, Australia and most of Western Europe manage it?

Never Give Up Highlighting The Real Issues! Occupy The Agenda!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

You know, we can't begin to address the problems with the ACA because we can't get past the BS. Really. It's a never ending cycle of the same crap.

[-] 1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 4 years ago

Very true. The plan is pure conservative bullshit. If we take away the cheerleaders on both sides, and look at what it actually is, its a right wingers dream.

[-] 0 points by MyBrothersKeeper (-36) 4 years ago

I would rather have single payer but I think the ACA is a good start.

[-] 2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 4 years ago

I think thats why the establishment is having the right bash it so hard, so the left feels like it must be good.

[-] 0 points by MyBrothersKeeper (-36) 4 years ago

Idk about that. I don't buy into conspiracy as much as I realize that humans are flawed, including our leaders.