Top notch care? Actually, personally I'm used to the Three Stooges as doctors and nurses. With a few vital exceptions, my care has been terrible, and the doctors rude and arrogant.
That aside, yes, a caring society does need to do what I've said. But I've also said that this law was very poorly made, it seems for political reasons. Whether or not it was to pave the way to a single payer system, I don't know. They couldn't get that to fly before, and now, this massive demonstration of government incompetence will only cement that failure. It will be even more unlikely after this.
Which doesn't mean it couldn't have been done right. If Obama and the Dems had bothered to listen to the Republicans, the costs would have been driven down, but they were too arrogant. And too there were other things they could have done, starting with a much shorter and more understandable bill.
It is still the country where royalty often comes when it needs healthcare.
Sorry man, I like ya, but you aren't getting off the hook.
So long as you and people like you remain delusional, we cannot make progress. This is NOT a football game. This is not a mess simply because President Obama did it. This is not a mess because they "didn't listen to Republicans". This is a mess because it flows from a flawed premise.
You cannot provide insurance to people for whom it is not profitable and expect premiums to remain steady or fall. Providing insurance to sick people and people who are not paying for it, must necessarily be offset by raising the rates to others who converting the shortfall to debt.
This is basic arithmetic, and arithmetic notoriously could not care a bit what a "caring society should do."
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.
- The Outhouse. We're not CBR yet, but the mods are trying really hard.