You seem to be desperate to make some kind of point in this argument, but I don't see evidence of that happening. Are you being paid to post on Slashdot on this topic?
Yes, I make mad ca$h posting anti-Obamacare posts on Slashdot. You figured me out!
He talked about how this has directly helped him. Can you explain how this has directly hurt you?
I can give you 2 specific instances where Obamacare has turned into a pain in the neck for me.
- 1) My work used to offer an FSA, which you could put money into for buying over-the-counter medicine, bandages, pain relievers, saline solution, etc. Obamacare changed that so you could only by prescription medicines instead of the other stuff. FSA's are use-it or lose-it, and it's hard to predict what kinds of medical expenses you might have a year in advance, so most people stopped using it, since they didn't want to have a pile of cash unspent that would go to the IRS.
- 2) Similarly, my wife's work offered an HSA, which could be used to buy over-the-counter medicine. Obamacare affected that so you could only get medicine by prescription as well.
So basically, what you could buy on your own now requires you to set up a doctor's visit, take time off of work, and wait for a pharmacists. This is what I have to do to get my OTC allergy medicine. You might not think that's a big deal, but this is a situation that affects millions of people. How many truly sick people aren't able to get a doctor's visit as soon as they might need because somebody who never used to have to visit a doctor now needs to waste a half hour just to get something they could have just gotten at their local grocery store before the rule changes in Obamacare? Not to mention the additional waits for people getting prescriptions and hours of productivity lost.