John Boehner just released an announcement saying “we need to … enact common-sense, step-by-step reforms that protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost.”
Isn’t that what ObamaCare did?
Alternately, if you believe the free market is the solution to everything, including for-profit healthcare, then… weren’t we already living with the results of the best that American free market-based healthcare had to offer? The answer is yes, we were… and it wasn’t good enough.
So, when someone says ObamaCare is the wrong solution, and free markets offer the right solution – just remember, we already had the free market solution. We had it for over 100 years – and it didn’t work. Older people were being priced out of care, and sick people denied coverage outright, so insurance companies could maximize profits.
Yes, common sense is absolutely what we need, people. If a company makes more profits from not paying for treatment or healthcare services, then that is not a healthcare solution. It’s a solution for insurance companies.