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Affordable Care Act is nothing more than a “Tax” ,and not health Insurance

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Senate Democrats made the Affordable Care Act the centerpiece of their effort to block the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, portraying her as a threat to the landmark health care law passed more than a decade ago.

The silly fear mongering  hits the media ,”As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, health coverage for 800,000 New Jersey residents is at stake.”


The assumption of this latest stupidly  is that there are no alternatives ,which their are many if the state of New Jersey would open up the healthcare markets.

As a reminder the Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld by a vote of 5 to 4 the individual mandate to buy health insurance (Obamacare) as a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing power. In Other words it’s a tax , not healthcare .

The only people who promote Obamacare are people who have union or corporate gold plated health insurance, or people who get Obamacare for free.

The middle class had their health care taken away and replaced with a tax with huge deductibles that made policies economically infeasible .

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Jonathan Gruber suggested that many lawmakers and voters didn’t know what was in the law or how its financing worked, and that this helped it win approval.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

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https://theridgewoodblog.net/why-delaying-obamacare-repeal-is-hurting-the-american-people/

https://theridgewoodblog.net/reminder-obamacare-architect-jonathan-gruber-twice-admits-fooling-stupid-americans/

20 thoughts on “Affordable Care Act is nothing more than a “Tax” ,and not health Insurance

  1. That ACA stuff is going to soon be going the way of the Dodo bird…

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  2. Health insurance and healthcare are 2 different things. Everyone can obtain healthcare by just showing up. Insurance must be paid for by the user, employer, parent, etc. In the case of the ACA, if you cant afford, you get government money to purchase it. That also means that if you are poor or destitute, you have to file a tax return to prove you have health insurance. It’s better to help the not-for-profit and religious groups that operate hospitals and clinics to provide real healtcare than to health insurance salesmen.

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    1. nice story it has nothing to do with Obamacare

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  3. Obamacare is nothing compared to what the Dems have planned for you.
    Lots of Crazy Shit.

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  4. James, you don’t get it

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  5. James, that handsome fella looks just like my son!
    So thanks again for running a story that has nothing at all to do with keeping insurance for over 20million people who DO NOT have health insurance from their employers, and the millions more who are out of a job, who cannot get insurance, and for the millions of US citizens who had/have the virus and will be uninsured because of pre-existing conditions.
    Well , maybe he didn’t say it in a nice way, (and he apologized for youthful exhuberance and should finally be allowed to take off the hair shirt) but the fact that you are even printing this proves his point!
    Maybe you should read that book, it is in very simple terms a great explanation of what ACA is all about……

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  6. “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure [the Congressional Budget Office] did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK? So it’s written to do that. In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said healthy people are going to pay in — you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money — it would not have passed. OK? Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. Look, I wish … we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not”.

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  7. There is no Republican plan for healthcare. Johnathon Gruber is one smart man and he lives in the real world. We need a plan for all that takes you from cradle to grave. If you want to call it a tax and it gets us to that point, I’ll take it! Can’t think of a better use for our taxes.

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    1. do you have Obamacare?

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  8. People keep failing econ101. Be it healthcare, edu, whatever.
    Let free markets work for a chance!
    The only thing all these stupid policies do is distort prices (by making them exponentially higher and requiring more and more debt to finance, not to mention enriching special interest, mainly insurance companies).
    If free markets were allowed to work prices of both care and education would balance around people’s natural ability to pay based on their real income, but they dont teach that in school.

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  9. I would feel much more comfortable if the Republicans would actually propose an alternative plan. It is so easy to talk about how something doesn’t work. Much harder to conceptualize and new plan, move it forward to legislation, and get it passed.

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  10. Obamacare is a government funded entitlement. You don’t just insure 20 million people with the stroke of a pen. Let’s just call it what it is please

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  11. We all pay more through our health insurance premiums to care for uninsured people bro… better everyone is covered to reduce the overall cost to society.

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    1. it hasnt saved one dime and do you have Obamacare?

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  12. Ellie – it must be horrible to be so correct all of the time.

  13. You know, I wouldn’t mind paying extra if it meant the poor and disadvantaged got free or subsidized healthcare. In theory. However, it’s typically the case that the poor and disadvantaged follow very unhealthy lifestyles that cause their need for more healthcare. There. I said it.

  14. In a “free market” my son is uninsurable. Too many preexisting conditions. He needs employer insurance or he has none.

    “It’s better to help the not-for-profit and religious groups that operate hospitals and clinics to provide real healtcare than to health insurance salesmen.” The religious groups are going bankrupt. Where is St Mary’s hospital? It still costs money. Maybe Valley should offer more care for the uninsured.

    1. you don’t have a “free market” in healthcare , especially in NJ

  15. 4 years and nothing from this administration on healthcare – other than complaints. What gives? Where is the plan?

    1. ignoring things does not mean they don happen

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