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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. A "GOOD" FOR ALL OF US.


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Creating a National Health Care Plan that Benefits all Americans, by Making Medical Insurance Affordable and Accessible, is a MORAL DECISION THAT HAS BEEN MADE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IT IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO:

MAKE HEALTH INSURANCE AFFORDABLE FOR ALL AMERICANS. THIS IS DONE BY PROVIDING SUBSIDIES THAT ALLEVIATE THE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING DECENT/MINIMAL COVERAGE.

IT IS THE JUDGMENT THAT GOVERNMENT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CITIZENS OF THE U.S., TO AID THEM IN GETTING BASIC MEDICAL COVERAGE.  To Some it will be an Immediate Benefit, to Others a Safety Net Against Loss of Employment and a Reduction in Financial Status.  Many Americans may Never Need to Use it, but it REMAINS A SAFEGUARD TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL- BEING OF ALL.

BASICALLY IT IS A MORAL "GOOD" THAT TRANSCENDS THE ECONOMIC POSITIVES OR NEGATIVES THAT MAY ISSUE FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS PLAN.  ALLOWING THIS LAW TO BECOME  AN ISSUE THAT WOULD BE LEFT TO THE WHIMS OF THE MAJORITY,  DEFEATS THE REASONING THAT LED TO ITS' CREATION.  IT DOES NOT CEASE BEING A "GOOD" or "ETHICALLY" DESIRABLE PROGRAM JUST BECAUSE NEW FACES INHABIT THE HALLS OF CONGRESS, OR THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS A NEW RESIDENT EVERY 4-8 YEARS.

Of course there are Economic Considerations that must be addressed, but these can be considered, and adjustments made, without scrapping the entire program. We do not shut down other Government Programs because they are imperfect or flawed, we look for new ways to make them better and more efficient. The NEEDS THAT LED TO THEIR CREATION ARE STILL THERE, AND ENDING THEM ONLY BREEDS ANIMOSITY AND FEAR.

Given Time, there are PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR THE NATIONAL ECONOMY, THAT WILL BE A PRODUCT OF THIS NEW LAW. However, that is AN ANALYSIS THAT CANNOT BE DONE AT THE INITIAL STAGES OF IMPLEMENTING THE SYSTEM.

FOR NOW, IT IS SIMPLY THE "RIGHT" THING TO DO.