Carol, you're still harping about Obamacare and still unable to admit that it was built on a template laid out by the Heritage Society, Richard Nixon and Bob Dole and enacted into law in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney. It was actually a boon for private insurance by providing them with millions of new customers.You know the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it"?
Well, the Democrats got what they wished for. Now they have to actually turn this economy around - even though Obamacare is on the horizon and the projected cost is astronomical.
The Republican House is not going to let the Democrats keep spending us out of this debt so they can forget about blaming them.
It should be interesting.
In return they have to take all comers, can't cut off coverage when someone gets sick or cap coverage cutting off treatment in mid course. They have to spend 80% of what they take in on medical coverage, not on executive compensation and overhead. It will allow my son a junior in college and who turns 21 in March to continue on our policy until he graduates and is able to get coverage on his own. It will save millions of senior citizens money on prescription drugs by shrinking and eventually eliminating the Medicare part D donut hole.
Liberals didn't get what they wanted; the public option, which was supported by 57% of the American people but wasn't able to get through due to opposition from Republicans and some Democrats like the soon to be departing Joe Lieberman.
The cost of Obamacare is a pittance compared to the $11.6 million lost to the treasury every HOUR from the Bush tax cuts for the very wealthy which the GOP is fighting tooth and nail to extend.