1 - 4
In response to:

Repeal and replace Obamacare

Matthew120 Wrote: Apr 14, 2014 10:19 AM
The free market was doing a pretty horrible and inefficient job for the 200+ years before Obamacare. What makes you think it will do any better if Obamacare is repealed?
In response to:

Repeal and replace Obamacare

Matthew120 Wrote: Apr 14, 2014 10:16 AM
Where is this wonder cure you speak of? How does healthcare suddenly cost half as much yet involve "far less government involvement"?
In response to:

Repeal and replace Obamacare

Matthew120 Wrote: Apr 14, 2014 10:11 AM
I'll preface this by saying I'm no fan of the Affordable Care Act. But a question for Ms. Parker: Why didn't healthcare "innovate" in the 200+ years prior to the Affordable Care Act? Because there were and are significant problems with the U.S. healthcare system. In fact, give that we spent more per person for what turned out to be less than top-tier results, our healthcare industry was incredibly inefficient.
"For example, in his speech at the University of Michigan, he cited Henry Ford, who, he said, gave his workers raises so they could "afford to buy the cars they were building." In fact, the genius of Henry Ford was his invention of assembly line manufacturing that turned out more cars per day at a far cheaper cost that brought their price within the reach of the average American. I mean, this is something we all learned in Economics 101 in college, but not Obama." Ummm.....Donald Lambro, maybe this is what YOU learned in Economics 101, but the "genius of the assembly line" has nothing to do with economics. What did you major in at Boston University? Maybe you should have studied history. If you had, you might have learned that President Obama was exactly right: Ford doubled the prevailing wage at the time and stated at that time that it was because he could sell more cars if even his employees could afford them. http://corporate.ford.com/news-center/press-releases-detail/677-5-dollar-a-day In short, Mr. Lambro, you're wrong. Just plain wrong.
1 - 4