It's all about CON spin and staying "on message." They'd want you to believe insurance companies aren't greedy, opportunistic and uncaring about their customers.<quoted text>
1. You are ignorant. Of the Affordable Care Act.
2. Congress did not get a waiver. Congress has its own healthcare.
3. I do not "love" President Obama. I highly respect his ability and intelligence, and how he is now protecting the United States of America against "Tea Party" terrorists. The US does not negotiate with terrorists. Foreign or domestic.
4. The US Supreme Court has judged that the ACA is a law. Get over yourself, "homegrown Perry Mason."
5. The "tide" IS turning, and the terroristic "Tea Partiers" will be swept back into the sea, amongst the flotsam and jetsam from whence they came.
So each 30%, 100%, 200% increase in premiums insurers can score pre-ACA, they can then pretend is the fault of "big brother, big guvmint, sunspots, whatever."
The most ironic CON myth I've heard spread about the ACA, so far, is about those guvmint "death panels." There are "death panels" now, run by your and my insurer.
For CONs to make-believe that insurers are benevolent, compassionate and/or not totally profit-driven is a steaming crock of doody. Yet CONs would pretend they are.
Insurer's business models, cash flow projections and standard procedures assume that they'll charge you and as high premiums and pay as little on claims as possible.
Wake up and smell the guano! Insurers are no more on your side than duplicated, inefective, inefficient government is. Why don't CONs want to see if ACA fails, or not?
Oh yeah...that's why!