How many of those people are actually losing their insurance as opposed to just having their plan rolled over with some added mandatory benefits? How many are getting letters, because the insurance companies are trying to gouge them one last time before Obamacare kicks in? It's my understanding that if some of these people don't go to the exchanges, they will end up paying significantly higher rates than if they shopped around (Are you sure you want to hitch your wagon to these insurance company tactics, since I've read in the past few days that several states are taking legal action against insurers for these practice).
How many of the people who are actually losing their plans are losing them because the plan that they had did not actually cover anything? Like the woman victimized by Faux News as an example one of these poor "victims getting a letter. Her policy covered nothing. She was in essence flushing $50 per month down the toilet, because if she had gotten sick, she'd have been screwed! When a reporter pointed out that for an extra $50 she could get a much better plan which actually covered something in spite of the high deductible. And for an extra $100 a month, she would get a very good plan. When told that, she said that she'd jump at it!
Of the supposed 4.8 million who are losing their overwhelmingly crap insurance plans, how many actually liked them? As opposed to buying insurance because they thought it was the smart thing to do, without realizing that their plan covered NOTHING? The answer is not 4.8 million. The answer is probably much less than one million. That's the truth. The rest are just Rethug talking points and lies. Just like the supposed cost of the website. More Rethug lies.
Instead of obstructing, why are the Rethugs not coming up with WORKABLE solutions to make this program better? Since over a third of the ACA was taken from legislation previously proposed by Rethugs in the house and senate, it's pretty much an f'n Rethug plan! When I say WORKABLE solutions, I am not referring to shutting it down, defunding it, or any of the other genius ideas offered so far by the ---------- and the less smart rank and file Rethugs to get rid of the plan. The reason the ACA became job-one for Obama and the Dems was because the cost of healthcare was skyrocketing out of control, at five to ten times the rate of inflation every year. Medical bankruptcies were through the roof, and all of us were picking up the cost of care for the working poor. Something had to be done, or the country's economy would have collapsed under the weight of healthcare costs for our aging population!
By workable solutions, I'm talking about MAKING IT BETTER! You notice the Rethugs have even abandoned their old mantra, "Repeal and Replace?" Because they realize that what they would replace it with is pretty much OBAMACARE!
Dems worked with Rethugs to make Medicare Part D better, in spite of their opposition to it. Why can't Rethugs do something for Americans making less than $250k a year?