"The definition of a consultant: Someone who borrows your watch, tells you the time, and then charges you for the privilege." - A letter in The Times
I'm amazed at how many people are fooled into thinking they need insurance. The scam of insurance companies are to profit from your fear that something MAY happen. The last time I've been to a doctor, it cost me about $200. That was 6 years ago. If I signed up for insurance then, assuming an average premium of $200 a month, I would have paid $14,400 since then.
Previously, I've gone one by one and debunked common arguments against gay marriage. Now, I will do the same thing with Obamacare.
"But what if you get into an accident? Do you have thousands of dollars set aside?" Do you have all of the money up front when you buy a house? The answer is no. You pay you bill off in monthly payments, just like you would any other bill.
"Well, if you can't pay, I don't want to have to pay for your bill!" Guess what, Obama just royally scammed you! Under Obamacare, you're FORCED to pick up the tab for everyone that can't pay! Didn't think of that before, did you? If you're complaining about that, but NOT complaining about the increase in premiums as a result of Obamacare, you are a complete hypocrite.
"Healthcare is a human right!" The ONLY way that can be true is if you believe slavery is morally acceptable, because you are saying that someone is obligated to provide you with a service, that they are REQUIRED to work for you. Bull. Fucking. Shit.
"The ACA is the law of the land, end of story." So Prop 8 is still the law in California? Alcohol is still banned in the US? Slavery is still legal? Women can't vote? Segregation is still legal? Laws can be changed.
"There are legal ways to change the law." Yes, and the Republicans have tried, 42 times to be exact, but the Democrats in all their stubborn pride refuse to compromise on their prized legislation. Obama himself refuses negotiations on the ACA during this shutdown. There is also nothing in the Constitution that forbids this, and the government has shut down several times before over disputes, with the first in 1976, and some of them with Democrats holding control of all branches of government!
"The Democrats won control from campaigning to pass it!" Republicans won control of the House campaigning to REPEAL it!
"The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act!" They also upheld the Citizens United ruling, and you liberals are crying for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn it! How about their ruling on the Voting Rights Act? Here's the thing: Remember when Obama repeatedly said the Individual Mandate wasn't a tax? The Supreme Court said yes, it is a tax. Obama LIED. Many of the things he said he would have in the bill simply aren't there. This, like the Citizens United ruling, sets a dangerous precedent. It says our government can tax us for not giving our money to private companies.
"Think of it as a tax break for having insurance!" See above. It's corporate welfare, subsidized by the taxpayers.
"You're required to have car insurance!" Driving a car is a CHOICE. It's not a requirement. Don't want car insurance? Don't drive. Don't want health insurance? Don't live? Apples and oranges.
"Republicans are afraid it's going to work!" If that's true, then why are Democrats forcing people to sign up? What are THEY afraid of?