Ahh, alright, that makes a little more sense to me for sure. That's partly why I haven't been a fan of this whole thing.. sure it fixes one problem, but it replaces it with another
I agree somewhat....I don't think ObamaCare creates a new problem...insurance companies were already bleeding sick people for all that they can before hand.
This bill, for whatever reason, didn't try to address that at all...it instead decided to concentrate on addressing the problem of the uninsured, and how we pay for their health care that they currently already get on the taxpayer dime.
Certainly a noble cause to address, but I think many here will tell you that a public option would have addressed both of those problems. From there the problem would be the cost of the program, and if Americans could stop being whiney babies for one second and actually be willing to pay higher taxes to fund a public option. Chances are the 2-3% tax your dad would pay towards a public option would take out less of his income per year than having to pay health insurance premiums/health care costs.
I think it's jawsthemeswimming that pushes the idea that health insurance being a part of our compensation from employers is a big part of what keeps our wages so stagnant, and he's got a good point.