If only the sick people who really need insurance sign up, then the health insurance industry could collapse. They would have to raise premiums at a massive rate for everyone, which people couldn’t afford. If every health insurance company goes bankrupt, then even the Republicans won’t be able to refuse signing up for single payer, because there will no longer be a private sector option for citizens to cover huge medical bills.
The law says health insurance companies cannot charge more for sick people, and they cannot deny any people with pre-existing conditions from signing up. That’s why premiums for most people are going up. If the healthy people don’t sign up, which the individual mandate was supposed to force them to do, then the insurance companies will collapse under the dictates of Obamacare.
Republicans calling for a delay in the individual mandate with no other delays in the law are hastening the collapse of the insurance industry and the arrival of single payer.
Yes they will be able to, as the pain spreads from Obama care and the GOP stays out of the way of this story , an feeds THIS STORY a bit, then pressure to repeal Obamacare will mount.
Even Dems know they cant get people to buy into gov run single payer if they prove to us that they cant even produce a working website.
I know Rush is now claiming Obama created a non-working website to promote single payer, much of Rush's logic is ridiculus and that is a great example.
Many people will get taxpayer paid subsidies for the exchanges. As the uninured GO UP then Dems lose the argument completely.