The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in a nutshell: Cant be denied for pre-existing conditions; children on parents insurance until 26 years old; free womens wellness checks and yearly physicals; and a requirement to obtain insurance, especially young adults who cost taxpayers millions in ER tax write-offs because they lack insurance.
By having everyones skin in the game, it will hopefully drive down insurance premiums. This is far from a socialist takeover. The individual mandate was championed by the conservative Heritage Foundation, which now opposes it. Hmmm, wonder why?
Its disappointing, but not surprising, that Jeff Denham voted with the tea party circus; but hopefully hell see the big picture. Closing the government and furloughing 800,000 workers is idiotic. After seeing signs of recovery, taking this much money out of the economy has already started a domino effect which will eventually affect everyone.
Now Republicans want to negotiate Obamacare? Its the law of the land, passed by the House and Senate, upheld by the Supreme Court and affirmed with Obamas re-election. Its signed, sealed and being delivered. Republicans voted repeatedly to repeal it and this is their Waterloo. Dislike the law? There are constitutional procedures and holding the government hostage isnt one of them!