I was honestly going to make a Hub about this, asking this very question, and I had written 800 something words on the subject. Ok actually it's more like a mild rant, but I think this would be better as a Hubpages question rather than a Hub that no one will read. Or would it be worthy of a Hub? I guess I'm asking two questions here; first please help me understand this nonsense (or why it's not), and secondly would it be worth writing a Hub about?
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If ACA was so affordable, why did the congress in 2013 raise the medical deduction threshold from 7.5% to 10%?
They should have reduced it to 5% or 2%.
From what I see, people insured under the ACA have catastrophic coverage meaning high deductibles
Au fait: Many of the problems the ACA purportedly tries to address could have been addressed without the ACA, by legislation that corrected these problems. We didn't need the feds to take over insurance.
Hsprof, that is not the question asked here, but since you raised it, I disagree. Know of no one on Medicare who doesn't like it. We all need to have Medicare. Universal healthcare works great everywhere in the world. Backward USA doesn't have it.
Backward US population doesn't want to be controlled by their federal government.
Hxprof, if having access to healthcare is your idea of government control, by all means refuse it and accept the consequences, but don't force the rest of us to go without healthcare because you have this irrational fear of government run healthcare.
I agree. The fed govt couldn't even run a bordello in Nevade, that is a true story. Medicare has been the furnace of fraud from the beginning. Crooks have made more use of it. Without medicare extended plans, medicare sucks. WtDonut hole??
Besides pre existing conditions, which could have been satisfied by a single bill, and been applied immediately, what else does ACA offer?
Coverage for young adults without their own insurance can remain covered by their parents until age 26. That's pretty much it.
Most people actually can get insurance through their employer.
The ACA didn't affect (me) at all.
The fact that people 26 and younger allowed to be on their parents plan says they either don't have jobs, or they can't ones from their employer.
Also, having to select high deductibles doesn't really help the lower income people.
The very poor are often eligible for Medicaid and Medicare or other government programs. The ACA I suppose is for the "working poor" who don't have access to insurance through their employer or are under age 26 with no job.
Then why do people have to take catastrophic deductibles to afford ACA insurance. Illegal aliens get free medical at our hospitals.
And no one has read the ACA so who is there to explain it?
I was going to make this case, good job. There is mandatory car insurance across the states for a reason; and healthcare should be required for the same reasons. Its too bad government has to tweek insurance regulations to serve citizens.
The private insurance lobby is a powerful one closely alligned with the upper1% This is why we don't have universal health care. The rich want a slice of the big health pie.
BradmasterOCcal, there isn't space/characters sufficient 2 respond 2 your comment on my statement or would do. Not allowed 2 respond more than once to several comments either.That why I'm responding to you here instead of under my own answer. Sorry.