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Obamacare and the shutdown

The US has shut down for the day…it’s some kind of budgetary rebellion over Obamacare, right?

This is roughly how Wiki describes Obamacare, or to give it its formal name The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA):

“[Obamacare] aims to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government…The law also requires insurance companies to cover all applicants within new minimum standards and offer the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex. Additional reforms aim to reduce costs and improve healthcare outcomes by shifting the system towards quality over quantity through increased competition, regulation, and incentives to streamline the delivery of healthcare…will lower both future deficits and Medicare spending.”

So…remind me, what’s a legitimate, moral argument against a new system that aims to be cheaper and ensure everyone gets healthcare? If only the Tories here in the UK would take such care of the National Health Service instead of crushing it into a bedpan and offering the dust to the highest bidder…

Is the opposition comprised of the middle-class “dream” chasers who worry that their stocks and pensions won’t be as big when they retire because the money-grubbing insurance companies won’t be making quite as much profit as they did exploiting the sick?

As a curious outsider, Just askin’…

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