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How long will obamacare last?

Serious NON POLITICAL question--I'm not looking for talking points.

When Obamacare was passed, the basic premise underlying Obamacare was that it was going to be revenue neutral or actually reduce the drain on the treasury. Since the enactment of the affordable health care act--CBO and other non partisan groups have all said that Obamacare will not be reducing health care costs, will not be revenue neutral, but will constitue and ever increasing drain on the treasury.

We are 17 trillion in debt right now. Ignoring the politics of how to do it--social security and more significantly medicare are currently unsustainable. We've all heard the economists telling us when these programs are going to run out of money. Now were are adding another entitlement that if it keeps adding to the deficit will require "fixes" just like we've had to fix medicare and social security.

We are currently at 17 trillion in debt--it's unlikely that we could keep financing it over the long term by borrowing--which leaves the only way to fund obamacare is by signficant tax raises.

Will the american people support hefty tax raises or will they demand repeal. This is an issue you're going to see in the next decade and I'm just wondering how long it will last.


How long will obamacare last?

You know if it wasn't for partisan politics, a president could propose changes or reforms, Congress could approve them, we could try them, and if they didn't work we could back off and try something different. The argument over health care reform is not about how best to solve the problem of 50 million people not being covered in the richest country in the world, it's about the Republicans trying to make Obama fail. Obama even proposed the Republicans' own idea--the individual mandate. But when OBAMA proposed it, the Republicans suddenly decided it was SOCIALISM.

In polls going back about 20 years now, 60-70% of Americans favor a Canadian-style Single Payer program. This means that hospitals, doctors, clinics, etc. remain commercial, for-profit, free-market, but the govt. handles the insurance through taxes. It means you don't pay health insurance premiums, you pay taxes instead. So yeah, taxes go up. But only about half as much as you were paying before. Almost every other developed country has a system like this, and they all pay about half what we do for about the same care as we get. But they pay it in taxes instead of premiums. So yeah, they pay more taxes, but they still save a lot of money. There -are- some things the govt. can do better.

The thing is, the

Republicans react with predictable phoney outrage at EVERYTHING Obama does. So if there really -was- something outrageous he did (and I'm sure there is!) how would we know? Obamacare could be the best idea ever, or it could be a total disaster, but you won't learn anything about it by listening to the opposition. I've heard very few rational, fact-based arguments against it. Even the leaders, the spokesmen for the party, call it 'a total govt. takeover of health care', which clearly it isn't. How can you believe whatever else they say about it? They don't see 50 million Americans uninsured as even being a problem!

Under the circumstances, I think we should stick with Obamacare at least 5 or 10 years and see how it works. If it doesn't work, we ought to be able to come up with some better solution. GW Bush flushed $2 trillion down the toilet in Iraq, and I don't see Republicans criticizing that. Making me think their criticism of Obamacare is 100% partisan.

Personally I think a single payer plan is inevitable, it's just the best way to handle the problem. I think the Supreme Court approved Obamacare only because it delays the inevitable single payer plan. If you're worried about Obamacare, you should really worry about what will come next.

How long will obamacare last?

Health Care for All PA, a statewide non-profit organization today released an economic impact study. The results prove that a single-payer health care plan will save families, businesses and tax payers $17 billion annually while at the same time providing comprehensive health care to all.

This study was done by University of Massachusetts – Amherst professor of economics Gerald Friedman, Ph.D. It compares the cost of the current for-profit health insurance model in Pennsylvania whereby provider choice is limited and health services are rationed by health insurance companies to that of a consumer-driven health care system which lets people have the freedom to choose their own doctors, hospitals and health care providers.

Some of the important advantages of a single-payer system are:

- Comprehensive coverage for every resident of Pennsylvania, including dental, vision and mental health services;

- Eliminates the need for hospitals to absorb the cost of care for the uninsured;

- Reduces bureaucracy for private physicians resulting in reduced administrative costs and improved compensation for private physicians;

- Reduces or eliminates health insurance over-costs for small business, allowing for more job creation, greater reinvestment of profits, and reduced workers’ compensation costs.

- Radically reduces the total cost of health care to levels more consistent with costs in the rest of the industrialized world.

How long will obamacare last?

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