It’s going to take a long time to fix all the problems with this new healthcare law.

And no, I don’t think these loopholes were left there on purpose. This was an enormously complicated piece of legislation and there was no way in hell they were going to debug it all before it passed. Legislation is like software: There’s always the beta test.

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  1. I think it depends on what you mean “on purpose”. Certainly, it wasn’t a coincidence that a large part of the bill was written by insurance lobbyists or staffers with insurance company ties.

  2. And let’s look on the bright side! Plenty of billable hours for “progressives” to “fight” for us by dunning us to “stand with” them. None of that could happen if the legislation were simple. Let’s be reasonable, here.

  3. Nothing is simple with this legislation; if it was simple reform would have passed decades ago. Many of us may be dead and gone before this idea becomes what, ultimately, it must be. Look at Medicare as an example: who would have thought when LBJ signed it into law that 50-some-years-later people would be able to bring it to the floor of the House as a legitimate idea that would apply to every living American? And that’s what this reform MUST lead to if this country is to survive, IMHO!

  4. It wasn’t until 1965 that Social Security covered everyone. Thirty years.

    I suspect the big holes in this law will get patched quicker, simply because there’s better information out there about what the holes are.

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