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then you didn't pay attention to the dems letting it get carved up from day one by Saltlord 01/19/2021, 10:47am PST
The way these people managed that reform package tells us a lot about them. They built it off a corporatist model and yet largely made its funding source employers, so when it passed it ran into bad press and pushback from the entire business sector. Not having the balls to tax the richest people in the country sure failed to win them any fans among the poor people who ended up paying for the ACA in missed opportunities and the managers who saw it eat into their budgets.

Then they did shit like let the addiction and treatment provisions die a quiet death, or let it get repealed in pieces every year, or not go for a strong modern system with single payer and a medicare expansion in the first place, because they were too weak to embrace a strong populist, reformist stance that would actually deliver a hassle-free tangible benefit to the citizenry they sought to keep as constituents...except they wanted to target 'panera democrats.' So the actual experience for most of us is terrible, especially compared to other countries. This was when they had both houses and the presidency.

Let me put it to you this way. The ACA has clay feet. You have to admit that pretty openly. And I'm going to put this next part as politely as I can, but there's just no other way of saying it after the last few years of growing public awareness on the opoid epidemic (the hidden AIDS crisis of its time) and then 'rona: it is likely that your fiancé died because of, in part, a lack of good education and treatment options for light drug users, since she didn't realize she was in a much higher risk group, or didn't care, and you two tried to solve it all yourselves - which is a societal circumstance that too many of us are in because we manage our own healthcare and are told it is a form of personal responsibility despite not having any medical training instead of having healthcare workers assigned to help manage our cases; such workers exist, but there are too few of them because of the funding structure of laws like the ACA.

Hell, let's take it a step further, now that I've said that - if the ACA were a train, you'd be like a guy defending it even though it ran down a member of his family. Except that it also runs on blood, because the designers were all power-hungry vampire dicks out to sate their need to extend their careers by giving corporate hacks the right to spec the whole subway. Given that these people destroyed the reformist energy to their left during the primary and rejected every opportunity to promise extensions to healthcare (notably rejecting an ACA expansion by not committing to medicare for all), why are you focused on tomorrow and not on the next four years?

Anyway, let's put that behind us, I have to get back to helping a client I advocate for apply for disability, only they can't get a medical assessment right now because of insurance coverage complications with the assessing specialist that we need to get the test done being part of a ghost network that their insurance provider won't clean up or provide a single case agreement alternative for despite this insurer being a public MCO and thus theoretically answerable to its clients because of ACA regulation, so...definitely nothing to see there. Even if they've waited 90 days so far and have gotten nothing from their care management team but the equivalent of a shrug, can't work, and would likely be on the streets if it weren't for emergency 'rona provisions and it being winter. Hope that single $1400 they're promising comes through. Did you know they're getting $2k/mo in canada? And we get a single lump sum. What a time to be alive. So sorry I didn't vote for Biden this election.
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I am worried by laudablepuss 12/08/2020, 6:39pm PST
    No, They're fat cowards who hate wearing masks but require CPAPs by Mysterio 12/08/2020, 7:39pm PST
        Re: No, They're fat cowards who hate wearing masks but require CPAPs by laudablepuss 12/08/2020, 8:17pm PST
            Re: No, They're fat cowards who hate wearing masks but require CPAPs by Horus Truthteller 12/09/2020, 5:40am PST
            So I'm gonna lightly necro this thread 'cause we're almost to election day now by Saltlord 01/17/2021, 11:56pm PST
        pfffff by NostraDOH! 01/26/2021, 2:52am PST
    Clutching my purse whenever middle aged white guys with US flags on their NT by clothes walk past - laudablepuss 12/09/2020, 12:52pm PST
    No, just 6 fatties cosplaying and breathless "think-o-sphere" coverage NT by These people are cowards. 12/09/2020, 4:28pm PST
    I am still worried by laudablepuss 01/08/2021, 3:23pm PST
        I think you're taking your own pulse by Vested Id 01/08/2021, 3:37pm PST
            Re: I think you're taking your own pulse by laudablepuss 01/08/2021, 3:44pm PST
                Re: I think you're taking your own pulse by Vested Id 01/08/2021, 5:01pm PST
                    Re: I think you're taking your own pulse by laudablepuss 01/09/2021, 9:45am PST
                    Re: I think you're taking your own pulse by laudablepuss 01/09/2021, 9:48am PST
                    Parler is "conservative" by Mysterio 01/09/2021, 12:12pm PST
                    There will always be a place for you here, you NT by degenerate sack of garbage. 01/09/2021, 2:42pm PST
                    And nothing of value by was lost. 01/09/2021, 4:28pm PST
                    Re: I think you're taking your own pulse by DROPS EVERYTHING 01/09/2021, 9:10pm PST
        Nice folks by laudablepuss 01/14/2021, 12:35pm PST
            Baked Alaska is a fed NT by Snitches get stitches 01/15/2021, 7:37am PST
                No, he's not. Don't spread misinformation, it makes you look like shit. ;) NT by Wish them all dead 01/18/2021, 12:07pm PST
                    itd be great if the 'send me $5 so my wearable speaker says racist shit' guy NT by was a fed 01/18/2021, 3:23pm PST
        Look, if anything, every act of general mob bullshit will reinforce the response by Saltlord 01/18/2021, 12:09am PST
            this is why I shouldn't post when I wake up at three in the morning by Saltlord 01/18/2021, 12:11am PST
            "Worry about going back to 2008" -Someone from the start of 2021 NT by This is what Trumpettes actually be 01/18/2021, 11:29am PST
                The bleach sipping cultfucks are actually worried about "2008" NT by Wish them all dead 01/18/2021, 11:50am PST
                your brain rot is worse than my 3AM insomnia-posting. did obama fix your life? by Saltlord 01/18/2021, 3:10pm PST
                    Both sides! Both sides! BOTH SIDES BOTH SIDES BOTH SIDE BOTH SIDES BOTH SIDES by Both Sides Guy 01/18/2021, 3:41pm PST
                        there are no two sides, Biden is reaching across the aisle after the capitol rio by Saltlord 01/18/2021, 4:16pm PST
                            Saltlord is sane. by Jack Bauer 01/19/2021, 6:53am PST
                                Have you read his posts NT by He sucks 01/19/2021, 7:01am PST
                                    the quality of trolling here is getting low again NT by Saltlord 01/19/2021, 10:48am PST
                                        Stop "trolling" me NT by Saltlord 01/19/2021, 10:52am PST
                    yes? by laudablepuss 01/18/2021, 8:04pm PST
                        then you didn't pay attention to the dems letting it get carved up from day one by Saltlord 01/19/2021, 10:47am PST
                            Hi, you're a nut by laudablepuss 01/19/2021, 11:20am PST
                                I'll put it another way by laudablepuss 01/19/2021, 11:43am PST
                            For those curious about the $2k by Jerry Whorebach 01/24/2021, 11:12am PST
            How do you do, fellow libs NT by This guy sucks 01/18/2021, 12:17pm PST
                Suck my dick, guy who loves Obama-era economic crises. Leftists aren't libs. NT by Saltlord 01/18/2021, 3:04pm PST
                    "Obama caused the 2008 meltdown." NT by This is what Bleachers actually bel 01/26/2021, 2:56am PST
                        Saltlord, do you understand that the mortgage industry caused it NT by and not Barack Obama? 01/26/2021, 11:22am PST
                            B-B-B-BUT OBAMA!!!! NT by WhattaboutHGULAGLUGAHUGLA 01/26/2021, 11:28am PST
 
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