The best argument I’ve heard against the Affordable Care Act was simply this… When people don’t pay for services they take advantage of those services. They show up at the emergency room with a common cold and expect immediate treatment. The result is people who do pay end up paying more.
I am so disappointed in Republicans who won’t overturn this poorly written law. My own Congressman says he won’t vote against it until there is a replacement. We don’t want a replacement. In general, people want affordable health care without pre-existing conditions.
The second item is easily solved. Simply pass a law that says, “No one can be denied treatment or insurance coverage based on pre-existing conditions.”
Of course, people argue they will charge higher premiums for people with pre-existing conditions. I have mixed feelings on this one. Pre-existing conditions based on lifestyle choices should result in higher premiums. Pre-existing conditions based on genetics, they shouldn’t pay more.
Other Political Disappointments
I’m disappointed that Congress isn’t taking action towards term limits, retirement for elected officials and salary and benefits for elected officials. It’s a Good Ol’ Boys Club. If the question were on the ballot to limit terms of Congress to 2 terms, it would pass by a landslide. If we took a popular vote removing retirement payments to former representatives, I’m betting it would win too.
The list continues with taxation, and other burdens placed upon us. Yet, Congress continues to waste our tax dollars.
Why doesn’t it happen?
Call it a secret combination, a Good Ol’ Boys Club, a secret society… they’ve sold their soul and it wasn’t to their electorate.
Here’s the coup de gras. I get an email from John Katko claiming he’s running out of campaign funds. Wait! The election was in November… why is he still raising campaign funds?