"Affordable" Care Act: It's All About the Profits, NOT People
I have never thought unlike many people Obamacare would be a step in the right direction toward a system of single-payer health insurance. In fact, the likely effect will be the eventual elimination of ALL employer-paid health insurance when the business lobbyists get through with the Washington politicians they own to provide loopholes so they can get rid of their plans.Neoliberals like Obama don't believe companies should pay for ANYTHING on behalf of their workers, whether it is pensions, health insurance, Social Security taxes, or unemployment insurance, as all of those benefits/taxes "interfere" with businesses' right to make even more money.The sticker shock over Obamacare is going to be something when the thing finally kicks in: In reality, many uninsured people who begin to shop for health care coverage on the exchanges will be in for a rude shock. The preponderance of “affordable” coverage will consist of cut-rate plans that leave the insured responsible for a considerable proportion of the costs.Premiums will vary widely from state to state and many plans with lower premiums will significantly limit the choice of doctors and hospitals. . . .