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The right wing did everything they could to stop it before it became law. Then they challenged it before the Supreme Court, and lost. Then they tried to turn the people against it, and for a while that seemed to work, but now a growing percentage of Americans support it. And just a few days ago, President Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for the exchanges, surpassing the goal of 7 million.

The insurance companies and the greedy billionaires put vast sums of money into taking this down but they couldn't do it. Enough Americans saw through their greedy game, signed up for the exchanges and supported the law. So now, for the first time in our history, the United States joins the rest of the developed world in having a national health care system. Now we can begin to control our health care costs, which had been skyrocketing under a non-system that was based solely on private greed.

We need even more reforms. And with the beginnings of a national system in place, we'll get them, sooner or later, once we get these right wing obstructionists out of the way.

I wonder why 2Stupid4Words hasn't posted on this. :P

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The right wing did everything they could to stop it before it became law. Then they challenged it before the Supreme Court, and lost. Then they tried to turn the people against it, and for a while that seemed to work, but now a growing percentage of Americans support it. And just a few days ago, President Obama announced that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for the exchanges, surpassing the goal of 7 million.

The insurance companies and the greedy billionaires put vast sums of money into taking this down but they couldn't do it. Enough Americans saw through their greedy game, signed up for the exchanges and supported the law. So now, for the first time in our history, the United States joins the rest of the developed world in having a national health care system. Now we can begin to control our health care costs, which had been skyrocketing under a non-system that was based solely on private greed.

We need even more reforms. And with the beginnings of a national system in place, we'll get them, sooner or later, once we get these right wing obstructionists out of the way.

I wonder why 2Stupid4Words hasn't posted on this. :P

Your naivety is incredible. But then again, Kool-Aid will do that.

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Yup. ONE out of every Forty Two people signed up, and only 840,000 of those were people who were "uninsured" already. That's surely an accomplishment... So, did YOU Sign up by the way???

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Yup. ONE out of every Forty Two people signed up, and only 840,000 of those were people who were "uninsured" already. That's surely an accomplishment... So, did YOU Sign up by the way???

I didn't have to. I already have insurance, which I kept. The point was to get the people who were not covered, covered. It's seven million and counting. Those people don't have to get their care just in the ER anymore, which was very expensive for all of us. Spin it however you like, national health care is here to stay and everybody who understands politics knows it.

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In addition to the 7.1 million who insured through exchanges through April 1, there's 3 million who became insured through Medicaid in the States that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Plus there's an untold number who were previously uninsured and purchased insurance outside of an exchange or Medicaid because of the ACA requirements. Then add the people who now have coverage for a pre-exisiting condition and those who are under 26 and now get coverage through a parent.

I agree, We're not undoing the ACA with these numbers. But this is not national health care. This is about requiring everyone to be responsible and have health insurance. Notwithstanding the fiasco of the web site and the Fox news anger, the numbers indicate that the ACA is working.

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In addition to the 7.1 million who insured through exchanges through April 1, there's 3 million who became insured through Medicaid in the States that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Plus there's an untold number who were previously uninsured and purchased insurance outside of an exchange or Medicaid because of the ACA requirements. Then add the people who now have coverage for a pre-exisiting condition and those who are under 26 and now get coverage through a parent.

I agree, We're not undoing the ACA with these numbers. But this is not national health care. This is about requiring everyone to be responsible and have health insurance. Notwithstanding the fiasco of the web site and the Fox news anger, the numbers indicate that the ACA is working.

So how are things in Oz these days ?

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In addition to the 7.1 million who insured through exchanges through April 1, there's 3 million who became insured through Medicaid in the States that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA. Plus there's an untold number who were previously uninsured and purchased insurance outside of an exchange or Medicaid because of the ACA requirements. Then add the people who now have coverage for a pre-exisiting condition and those who are under 26 and now get coverage through a parent.

I agree, We're not undoing the ACA with these numbers. But this is not national health care. This is about requiring everyone to be responsible and have health insurance. Notwithstanding the fiasco of the web site and the Fox news anger, the numbers indicate that the ACA is working.

You're right, it's not national health care but at least it's a nationwide system.

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