I want to address a big point made against Obamacare, Fraud. Will there be any? Yes, knowing human nature fraud is going to happen. I would be off base if I thought the implementation will be as smooth as silk. Setting up the infrastructure that will make Obamacare a reality is going to cost tax payer money. More money then the routine operation will involve.
What is the alternative, doing nothing, implementing tort reform, and selling policies across state lines as today's GOP wants? None of these ideas will address the fundamental problem, health care providers are acting like a huge conglomerate monopoly, there is no real competition among them unless it's a race to the bottom. Each wants to do as little as possible for their clients. They, as a rule, only want to insure healthy people. If the GOP gets it's way about dismantling medicare via vouchers for all, but the current recipients over over 55, it will increase the number of people at risk of losing affordable health care coverage.
Are these policies really anything to defend? No they aren't. The last time reform was fought this hard was when civil rights legislation was fought by democrats who later defected to the GOP. Must history repeat itself over what is a civil rights issue? The preamble to the Constitution, stressing the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, makes this a civil rights issue to end all civil rights issues. By comparison all the GOP arguments against their on ideas ring very hollow. It reduces a once noble party, the GOP, to the level of the Southern Democrats circa the 1950's and 60's.
This is a repost, and edit, of a reply to a conservative poster.