I keep reading the media reporting on someone else complaining that they aren't benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, generally because they already have insurance. My immediate reaction is if some people are upset that the health care law doesn't give THEM (and indeed everyone) a better deal than they have now, maybe they'd like to support Single Payer the next time around...
That's the thing. Single Payer would impact pretty much everyone. (If not everyone.) But the Republican Party fought that. They kept chipping away and chipping away at the law until only people in need would benefit the most. Fortunately that got through, and such people will benefit. Many others benefit, too, of course, just not as much. But the law, as whittled down by conservatives, is not intended to benefit all those who are now complaining that it doesn't benefit "them." Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised is most of those complaining are the ones who were most vocal against Single Payer. Because I suspect that people who supported the ACA understood what it was doing.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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