Over the past few months, we have been bombarded with conflicting opinions about a number of issues related to Obamacare:
1) The rollout.
2) The “fix”, and the new rate of enrollments.
3) Reduced hours for some.
4) Some no longer feel the need to work, because insurance can be obtained through the exchanges.
5) Higher costs for some, lower costs for others.
6) An apparent slowdown in health care cost increases.
So is it working?
Regardless of the individual cases where a person’s premium might have gone up or down, we have begun the process of ensuring coverage for all. We are not there yet, but the discussion has changed.
There are many who landed in a good position under the “old model”, where only some received coverage. When restructuring our system so everyone can be covered, yes, some may have a little less. But it is simply not morally correct to preserve the positions of those who were privileged enough to have health coverage at the expense of those who still need it. Is it? What do you think?
Is it acceptable that those who have health insurance receive “a little less” or pay “a little more” in order to extend health insurance coverage to a large number of additional people? Granted, “a little less” and “a little more” are relative terms.