UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (32) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread
Author: TheDope1 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1956699  
Subject: Re: PA says no state exchange for Obamacare Date: 12/13/2012 4:09 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
Right. Because there are no shadow private markets NOW.

Not to the extent that their needs to be. Right now there is no effective price communication going on which is a massive distortion of pricing throughout the system. Once Obamacare finishes off the traditional model, there will be enough price signaling to create an effective secondary market.

<The ACA is lacking in many ways, but it seems to have cured Tea Party governors of their fear of socialized medicine. Now, they're opting-in on letting the feds have their way with the state exchanges - and thereby greasing the skids towards the inevitable availability of AT LEAST a national public option for health insurance.

That's not the reason. The reason they're doing it so that don't have to pay for it.

You're right that Obama did us a favor with the ACA. But not without the help of a lot of Republicans (especially those shortsighted Republican Governors). The Democrats in congress were kind of involved in getting it passed as well. This wasn't a one-man show and I think it's unfair to give Obama all the credit.

"Shortsighted Republican Governors", LOL. You mean to say, "GOP Governors who don't want their states stuck with hundreds of millions of dollars in future budget gaps". That's not short-sighted. It's called common sense.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (32) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Ubiquiti Analysis
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement