Secrets In Plain View: Obamacare Is Working

Have people forgotten the nightmare of the pre-existing condition? I have been recently diagnosed with metastized squamous cell lung cancer, the thought of Trump winning the presidency and leading the charge of repealing the Affordable Care Act, all things being equal in the House and Senate, is chilling. My diagnosis being made now, would make me uninsurable to practically all private health insurance companies and I’m only 49 years old, so I’d be dead way before Medicare would be an option. I am speculating this way because the Republican Party has never articulated anything specific that would replace the Affordable Care Act, I am assuming that the private health insurance industry would press the reset button and go back to business as usual. They would bring back caps on coverage, the Pre-existing condition, elimate the 80% rule spending requirement in medical costs as opposed to administrative cost and whatever other perks they have been denied since the inception of the Affordable Care Act. Am I the only one who doesn’t want to go back to the way it used to be? At least with Hillary Clinton, she is dedicated to making it a better law, since she is being actively pushed by one of my favorites, Bernie Sanders, and also, I believe she recognizes the many benefits that society can reap if we come together to make health care a right, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes sense economically as well.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/secrets-in-plain-view-oba_b_12323382.html?

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