Let’s be honest here. One of the biggest reasons people are still fighting about the Affordable Care Act (also called “Obamacare” and the “ACA”) is because most of us still don’t understand it. The damn bill is big. I’ve read that the condensed version is over 2000 pages long. I’ve seen other reports giving other estimates on its length, but I think everybody in both parties can agree with this statement: The Affordable Care Act is big and complicated.
In many ways I think it’s unnecessarily complicated, but there are also aspects that should be complicated. This is a complicated subject.
The downside, of course, is the fact that politicians (on both sides) use the complexity and size of the bill to distort the facts.
It’s time to stop listening to the politicians on this issue. Please. To them, the actual value of the Affordable Care Act is irrelevant.
The ACA could be the best thing for this country and republicans would still oppose it.
The ACA could be the worst thing for this country and democrats would still support it.
So let’s forget the politicians. House Speaker John Boehner is just pushing an agenda. Senate majority leader Harry Reid is just pushing an agenda.
So let’s just ignore them and think for ourselves, shall we? Read the rest of this entry