good job, obama, with your ground-breaking healthcare reform that really doesn’t do much beyond requiring people to be insured. in fact, this pretty much sums up how i feel about it:
It’s hardly an open question whether this was more a political victory than a policy victory: a year ago, Pelosi swore there would be a public option. There is none. There is no cap on what insurance companies can charge people with so-called pre-existing conditions, including being a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault — insurance companies just can’t refuse to cover you, but they can charge what they like and, worse yet, you’ll be required to buy it or pay a fine. Obama’s mandates that employers provide their workers with insurance turned into a mandate that individuals buy their own insurance if employers don’t. Conservative Ben Nelson’s abortion-related provisions – which require companies participating in the health insurance exchange to send patients two bills (one for regular insurance and one for “abortion” insurance) in order to highlight for Americans that women sometimes have abortions, and they hope, reduce Americans’ support for it — remain part of the legislation despite the outcry from the pro-choice community.
at this point, i honestly couldn’t care less. this was a clusterfuck from beginning to end, and i see nothing to get excited about. or am i missing something?