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user-inactivated  ·  1214 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why everyone hates the GOP's new healthcare plan

You're so condescending that it's hard to listen to you. But listen:

People having healthcare is good. My argument is that the repeal of the ACA is being resisted under the argument that 20 million people are losing healthcare. I am arguing that this is false, and should not be repeated as it is not a true consideration of the facts, regardless of the margin of error in any of our surveys and research. I say it's 3-7 mil, you say 9. It's not 20.

The measure of the success of the bill should not be a nominal counting of people with insurance, but the cost and benefit of that plan. The ACA has raised costs dramatically while making improvements that could have been made by expanding medicare, and creating a high-risk pool that would serve to cover those with pre-existing conditions at a subsidized rate without creating a government mandate to support insurance companies.

The ACA and this replacement could have been written by the insurance companies themselves. They have no incentives to improve, cut costs, negotiate strongly, or benefit the customer, you're going to buy it anyway because of the way insurance laws prevent competition, and if you don't, you're going to pay a lot more when you need it.

Hell, Blue Cross is a non-profit and somehow made 100 million last year while bemoaning the terrible losses that they took on ACA customers.