CFLs. Today, you can find decent LED bulbs that are 30-40W equivalents shipped for just $3.50: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZ0JW2I
Not sure if the price changed since you posted that, but they cost 10x that now.
FACT: The first attempt at Healthcare reform was during the Clinton era
Incorrect. There have been numerous attempts at health care reform - we got medicaid and medicare from some of them. Also, the insurance companies were mostly against the Clinton era plan.
FACT: Obamacare was done in much the same way, except that Obama had a majority in both houses.
Obamacare was started with a Republican plan and cooperating with insurance companies. Republicans could have been included if they wanted health care reform instead of to destroy Obama. They obviously didn't since they wasted 8 years.
FACT: Romney care started with open doors, and three years of bipartisan meetings, where all sides had a seat at the table, and contributed.
Yep, so good thing Obamacare is based on the that.
FACT: No major piece of social legislation of this size has ever been passed the way ObamaCare was. Not ever. Not once.
Probably true, but likewise, no party has been so resistant to working with the majority party. Ever.
FACT: Romney Care was implemented slowly, is not a mandate to purchase insurance, and did not result in the cancellation of existing health plans. Romney care is NOT single payer.
ObamaCare has been implemented over a few years too - it's also definitely not single payer (that'd be a huge improvement). You may not be familiar with the plans though. RomneyCare certainly does mandate people to purchase insurance (we have to pay a tax penalty if we don't have it). Some plans were canceled under RomneyCare because they were made illegal in the state.
A similar thing is happening with ObamaCare. The law stated people wouldn't have to lose their insurance that they had before the law was passed. The insurance companies noticed a loophole that they could change people's insurance plans between when the law was passed and when it went into effect to avoid that part of the law. Then they could send out all these cancellation notices because the intermediate plans didn't meet the standards.
Sounds like you had crappy insurance before if it wasn't ACA compliant. Did you have low lifetime caps or something like that? I don't know a single person here in MA that had their plan canceled and people around here are very happy with their health care (in general).
It's easy to find people getting better insurance. Just look for sob stories of people who lost their crappy "supplemental insurance" or scam insurance - then look for a follow up on the same people where they actually find out what they can get. You may be living somewhere that had very lax laws to begin with, but once you move to better insurance plans, people will be happy.
If the Republicans were working on actual health care solutions instead of the pointless and constant "repeal Obamacare", they might get some support (well aside from the crazy "legitimate rape" types). Really they should be working on "Amending ObamaCare", and not just in a way that removes funding. All major legislation goes through amendments to fix issues with it, but thanks to the obstructionism, that hasn't been possible.
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