It'll need to be tinkered with for decades, but it was better than what was before. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
This x 1,000.
The options for healthcare I have now are legitimately 10x better than what I had before, and what's more important; it's working as intended. People like me are now paying into a system that we would have been leeches of prior.
If someone wants to attack this shit on libertarian-esque rants of personal liberty/undue taxes, they can have at it as their opposition to it is based on the reality and their own personal moral objectives. But when people complain about it hurting their healthcare or try to find some minute statistic that when insanely controlled for shows a negative about it's coverage, they're fucking insane.
And not only that, the majority of the cost for the program is coming from cuts to inefficient programs and better fund management. ER's now will be ranked on their performances and given funding due to that. Within 5 years you'll see more efficiency and a better overall format of healthcare that involves less overall doctors, but many more NP's/PAs as they can realisitically handle the overwhelming majority of cases but cost significantly less.
How are you benefitting from it?
I get nothing from Obamacare. I got nothing from Obamacare when I was employed, and I get a higher premium now that I'm self-employed.
My government-provided options for health insurance are basically limited to paying $200/mo minimum for a shitty restrictive HMO healthcare plan, or just paying out-of-pocket for the infrequent occasions that I actually need to go to the doctor.
I'll be paying out of pocket. I also get to pay a fucking fine for not enrolling, which of course totally makes sense to penalize people starting their own businesses who can't / don't want to pay an arm and a leg for a crappy HMO plan. Not to mention that I just paid off my taxes for last year which were obviously higher.
imagine what would have happened if republicans and some blue dog democrats hadn't acted like petulant children because a black man won the presidency and actually tried to improve on obamacare instead of trying to repeal it 50 times
a pipe dream i know
I hope you don't still shamelessly/fervently defend Obama and pin any faults in his actions on the Palpatine-led Republicans.
Democrats and Republicans are the same in all of the areas that make them both terrible, so don't pretend like you're on the righteous good side. Obama has had no problems signing off on drone usage, bills that prevented us from closing Guantanamo Bay, supported Big Oil/Gas, and doing so many other things that might make you wonder if he's really all that different than THE BAD GUYS on the other side of the fence.
If he approves the Keystone XL pipeline, then I hope his approval rating continues to nosedive down to where George W Bush stands (because that's where it belongs). 8]
Fucking this part- times a million. This type of shit is getting really old. Obama is a failure of a president as was Bush.
Peoples "homerism" is causing them to be blind to the fact that they are pretty much shit. And next up is Hillary...same ole fucking this over again.
socially the parties are different thats because the rich and powerful actually *DO NOT* give a flying fuck about gay marriage or abortion.
neither give a flying fuck about people making less than 7 figures.