Mar. 31st, 2014

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Anyone following my 140 character rants on Twitter should know that I oppose the Affordable Care Act because it is not liberal enough. If the for-profit health insurance industry was going to be allowed to continue to exist, it should be kept on a short leash. In this aspect, the ACA is somewhat successful. No longer can those with pre-existing conditions be turned away, children may stay on their parent’s health insurance plans for much longer and a much larger percentage of monthly premiums paid must be used on healthcare rather than administrative expenses. All of these are good things, but not nearly enough in a nation which has not only some of the finest healthcare in the world, but some of the most unaffordable. The lion’s share of the blame for that lands on the for-profit health insurance industry.

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