Originally posted by techsouth
I would guess that a lot of the people that disapprove of ObamaCare, but hope it will be fixed know little enough about economics that they thought ObamaCare was going to work in the first place. Now that they see it is not working, they want Obama find some other magic economic lever to make ObamaCare work. Too bad they didn't listen to the people who k ...[text shortened]... s monster.
But hey, let's find some magic fairy dust and maybe that will make ObamaCare work.
they don't want obamacare to work. they want a universal health care system. they like some parts of obamacare, and they dislike some of them.
this is normal behavior. you look at a complex issue and you form a well thought out opinion. you don't gobble it all up or dismiss it entirely.
"Too bad they didn't listen to the people who knew enough about economics in 2010 to understand how bad ObamaCare was going to be."
bad? what do you mean by bad? is your country bankrupt because of it? could it be better? of course it could. is it that bad as some republicans scream it is? not by a long shot. if republicans were to be believed, americans should be dying in the street nowadays (more than they were dying prior)
"People like the idea that everyone can afford any and all health care no
matter how high the cost"
i fail to remember when did obamacare promise that. perhaps you could provide a link that said it. no system is that magical, no country offers absolutely anything, regardless of how much it costs, or whatever circumstances. you are not guaranteed a liver. you should however be given a free liver without having to sell a kidney on the black market to afford the cost.
"Even Republicans wouldn't mind seeing this if it were possible"
as long as it is not called obamacare. perhaps this was the greatest mistake. naming it after obama was sure to have it trampled by politicians that stated numerous times that their first priority is to make sure obama doesn't get to do anything.
"If you buy "insurance" with a pre-existing condition that is known beforehand will cost $100,000 per year, the insurance company has to charge more than $100,000 per year. Otherwise it is not "insurance" but "charity"."
translation: people who actually need medical care must pay much more than people giving money for nothing (the healthy ones).
of course, it is pointless to argue this with someone that believes saving lives and improving the quality of people's lives must make a profit.
"There are so many fallacies built into ObamaCare"
only for a certain kind of americans. canadians and europeans, cubans and mexicans see no problem with a socialized healthcare system.
"But hey, let's find some magic fairy dust and maybe that will make ObamaCare work."
it already is beginning to work. more people's lives have been improved since its inception and it is slowly working out the drawbacks.