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I've said it before and will say it again. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a GOOD thing! It's good for capitalism. It just requires that everyone have health insurance(Medicare and Medicaid count). If you don't have health insurance, you'll be taxed. The reason this is good is because self-pay patients are a drain on everyone. They raise healthcare costs. Sure, if you're under 30, you think you're invincible, but then you break your leg, go to the ER, and don't pay your bill. The hospital has to make up for your negligence by charging $50 for a Tylenol for everyone else. You didn't expect to break your leg, but you did and you should've had insurance.
The reason it's good for capitalism is because BCBS, Cigna, United healthcare, Aetna, etc. are going to HAVE to offer better policies for lower premiums--they're going to have to compete better.
We all understand that if 100 people take a single piece of candy from Albertsons, Albertsons has to increase prices to make up for the "shrink". But Obamacare is awful?!?!
Before you say that, please actually READ a summary of the bill. I've provided a link:
Also, I'd like to add that if you think Obamacare is terrible, ask an insurance expert to explain it to you. Not necessarily an employee of a health insurance company. I worked as an insurance verifier for 4 years and with health insurance in general for an additional year. I know insurance.