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"........As a 60-something, relatively healthy person, I don't want lactation and maternity services, abortion services, speech therapy, mammograms, fertility treatments or Viagra. I don't want it. So why should I have to tear up my existing health-care plan, and then buy a plan with far more expensive premiums and deductibles, and with services I don't need or want?

. . . It's not freedom.


phttttt!!!

As a 50-something, relatively peaceful person, I don't want to engage in warfare with every country in the world whose leader says something that insults some Americans. I don't want it. So why should I have to pay so much tax money for our ridiculously expensive military that I don't want?

. . . It's not freedom.

People could say the same thing about farm subsidies or food stamps or social security or Medicare, . . . virtually any government program. Since when did Americans become so naive about government that they thought they had the right to pick and choose what programs they would contribute to like choosing food ala carte from a menu?

The point that the reactionary Obama haters seem to want to overlook is that insurance companies were screwing people who needed insurance. They were dropping them when the cost of their healthcare increased too much. They were using bureaucracy to deny or stall payment on customers when they were no longer healthy - sometimes postponing coverage until the customer died. They were refusing to insure any illness or problem for new customers if they had a prior condition that might relate to it. This resulted in effectively trapping people in the states they lived and with the insurance they had since a move of either one would result in loss of coverage.

So healthy people with a low cost, high deductible policy might see the new law require them to buy more insurance than they were buying prior to this. But if they stop to think about how (in the absence of ACA) they might get treated if something ever happened to them and they really needed insurance, maybe they will be a little more satisfied with the deal.
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