ACA Revisionism
Taxpayers Lose as Small Businesses Drop Insurance Coverage
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  • Boritz

    Subsidies have been consistently sold as a benefit and nothing but a benefit.  Spokespersons for the ACA are quick and shameless to bring up subsidies and promote them as positive.  You must be mistaken that this is a some kind of problem.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    The fact is that Obamacare was always just a bait and switch scam with a socialist single payer medical system as the real leftist goal.

    • Thirdsyphon

      Amen, brother! Hope that happens soon.

      • John Stephens

        Absolutely! Look at the OUTSTANDING job the VA is doing.

        • Thirdsyphon

          The VA isn’t “single payer” – it’s straight up socialized medicine, with the government in charge of both paying for and providing medical care. Single payer just means the government provides everybody with health insurance. . . think Medicare, but with an eligibility age of 0.

          • John Stephens

            The VA does that too, it’s called CHAMPVA. My wife and daughter use it, and it’s worse than Medicare.

          • Thirdsyphon

            So our veterans, too, would benefit from a national expansion of Medicare? The news just keeps getting better!

          • John Stephens

            In order for me to believe that anyone would benefit from a national expansion of single payer health care, I would have to have confidence in the Federal Government’s ability to do so effectively. Based on first hand observation, I have no such confidence.

          • Thirdsyphon

            Medicare itself seems pretty popular. . . the legislation to make it universal would be a single line: “Sec. 1811 of the Social Security Act is hereby amended by replacing Clauses (1), (2), and (3) with: ‘all persons residing in the United States of America'”

  • FriendlyGoat

    Why wouldn’t small employers and their associations be spinning this as something like a new tax cut for them, a reduction in their costs which supposedly allows them to hire more people? Would it be that, the lower the taxes, the greater the incentive to merely pocket any savings on people costs as net profit?

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