June 26, 2015

How to talk about Obamacare

Like other media, we have made the mistake of describing the subsidies in Obamacare as going to citizens. In fact, what are truly being subsidized are huge health insurance corporations. Citizens are merely the facilitators of a subsidies  to an industry that provides no real healthcare service at all. In the future we shall describe these sums as subsidies to insurance companies, not citizens.
PS: Djelloul Marbrook notes;

”Congress passed the Affordable Health Care Act ,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts wrote, ”to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”In other words, the act is not as much about affordable care as it is about insurance.

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