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From a new article:

"In sum, what the law (Healthcare Reform) means for millions of Americans is: No matter what the president said, if you like the coverage you have now, you can't keep it.
And a lot of people do like their coverage. A new Gallup Poll found that when Americans are asked to assess the quality of their own health care, the results "are among the most positive Gallup has found over the past decade." A total of 82 percent of respondents rate their health care as excellent or good, while just 16 percent rate it as fair or poor."
The key question of health care reform has always been how to make things better for the 16 percent while not messing things up for the 82 percent. Obama decided to blow up the system for everyone.
In doing so, he has created not just well-founded anxiety in those who are skeptical of the new law but also unrealistic expectations in those who support it. "We just told millions of people that they can go to the exchanges in 2014 and buy insurance," writes Aaron Carroll, an Indiana University School of Medicine professor who blogs on health care issues at a site called the Incidental Economist. "There won't be any lifetime or annual limits. There won't be denials for pre-existing conditions. There won't be any surcharges for having such conditions. And it's going to be 'reasonably' priced."
Carroll talked to lots of insurance executives, and concluded it's just not going to happen. "I feel like many people think they will have choice of doctor, choice of hospital, and the ability to dictate care," he writes. "I'm not seeing how insurance companies will be able to offer such products at prices people can afford."
Is any of this a surprise? The fact is, the president knew or should have known that his health care scheme would have these effects. He paid a political price for his actions on Nov. 2. There might be more to pay on Nov. 6, 2012.


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2010/11/empty-promises-health-care-will-haunt-obama#ixzz167cBStBY
 

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And he still maintains that the reason that the people havn't accepted it is because he didn't do a good enough job 'convincing' them of it's benefits. Issues like doctors cutting off the feet of diabetic patients so they can afford a new Mercedes for thier teenage daughter (according to OBlahBlah they get between $30k and $50k for that), and that the reason for the esacalting costs are due to overcharging for services. The answer to that is to treat patients statistically, instead of individually...no thought about compound conditions, etc. through bureaucratic mandates, and treatment through cheap drugs and disallowment of experimental and more costly procedures...whether we're willing to pay for it or not.

The big problem most people have with this is becoming more apparent...The government isn't good enough to micro-manage the individuals personal life through regulation and enforcement, no matter how hard they try.
 

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The big problem most people have with this is becoming more apparent...The government isn't good enough to micro-manage the individuals personal life through regulation and enforcement, no matter how hard they try.
This is the crux of the biscuit. You nailed it. :thumbsup:
 

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your missing the point, its never been about health care its all about INCREASED GOVERNMENT CONTROL over your money and LIFES
 
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