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sirs

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The CBO "issue"....
« on: March 19, 2017, 05:10:39 PM »
Of course the Democrats are pouncing on the CBO report, proclaiming how so may are going to "lose" their coverage under the pending GOP legislation of replacement.  Just a few points of contention

a) despite initial claims, by no other than Pelosi no less, it would seem that "success" of Obamacare is simply how many people are insured, not the quality of that care or the skyrocketing premiums

b) the CBO report doesn't (actually can't until its actually in place) acknowledge the massive cost savings that would occur when individuals can actually purchase their healthcare insurance across state lines

c) and lastly, and for me, most importantly, the reason for such a proclamation that people will "lose" their coverage, is that the mandate that they MUST LEGALLY have insurance, or be deemed out of compliance, and literally be penalized under Obamacare, is removed....as in people that have "lost" their coverage, never actually lost it, they're simply no longer added by the CBO as going to have been mandated to have it.

I'm still no fan of the plan, as the Government still has too many fingers in the broth, but at the very least, the freedom to choose and access what people want, and don't want, will be back in play again
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Re: The CBO "issue"....
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 07:46:25 PM »
the mandate that they MUST LEGALLY have insurance, or be deemed out of compliance, and literally be penalized under Obamacare, is removed....

I struggle with this...

I think many people "that can't afford health insurance" really can afford it, but they make other life choices....new cars, flat screen TV's, vacations, and then when they get sick they flood our emergency rooms and the responsible citizens are stuck with the bill.
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Re: The CBO "issue"....
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 11:42:14 PM »
Actually the tax payers aren't so much stuck with paying as much as the Hospital ER's are simply screwed out of getting reimbursed for their services, since they are under legal requirement to care for anyone that comes into their ER
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Re: The CBO "issue"....
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 10:29:20 PM »
Actually the tax payers aren't so much stuck with paying as much as the Hospital ER's are simply screwed out of getting reimbursed for their services, since they are under legal requirement to care for anyone that comes into their ER


Depending on how you look at it.

The service is government mandated , that is a tax.

The cost is passed along to other customers.