The Republican members of Congress forced a government shutdown due to their objections to The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare). Do you think this action will help or hurt their chances in the 2014 mid-term elections and the 2016 presidential election? It seems to me that if The Affordable Care Act was that bad for the American people then the best thing Republicans can do to insure gains in the next two election cycles is to let it go into law. But, by playing hardball now they may be drawing the blame for hard times to themselves which will jeopardize their chances to win in the future.
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To tbHistorian: Exactly where and how did your "relatives" get this free (and as someone has noted "mystery") health insurance coverage?
Thank you junkseller I appreciate your detailed comment. We will have to see if the prices pan out and the health providers actually provide the services they promise for the quoted prices. I checked them in CA and for my family the prices look good.
Prices look good for us too. What is encouraging to me is the apparent large interest. The more that sign up, the better the prices should be.
I for one do not wish to reap healthcare. For, if I need to reap it, then I did not live correctly. By the way-prior to the ACA, everyone did have healthcare. I have 2 family members that received it for years without health insurance. Nothing-New
The ACA brings healthcare to a point of affordability that it wasn't at before for a lot of people. Not really sure what you are trying to say.
Sorry for confusing you - but healthcare was already affordable. My relatives did not pay a single dime for their provided healthcare, therefore, it was much better than what the ACA will provide. The ACA also punishes the hard working American.
That's wonderful that your relatives had some sort of free mystery healthcare. Most of us have to pay for it and for many of us it wasn't very affordable before.
Thank you mbuggish. Apparently there was an interesting piece in the New York Times yesterday about who is cracking the whip to make Republicans stick to the agenda or lose funding for the next election. Money may be the ruin of Democracy in the USA.
To "ecoggins": Yes I saw that article. I also just read a very interesting article from stratfor.com (national security company) and they too agree that money is running the GOP show and threatening the fabric of our democracy as "reform" gone awry.