I current;y pay 130$ per month to my employer for healthcare. Or roughly 1600 bucks a year. Thats cheaper than the fines. I have no dental or vision and everything else about my health insurance is weak, but my employer sucks. So the law for me is a good thing ill be getting more value for my money.
Dont blame Obamacare for the failures of for profit GREED medicine system a la USA. True public healthcare and you pay like 30 dollars co pay for a hospital stay that would cost you 5000 dollars in the USA
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On top of that, the FDA is very strict. Pushing a drug through FDA approval takes some 10 to 15 years and costs a billion dollars (roughly). The majority of these costs are paid by US consumers.
Being a bioengineer, I've learned about how FDA approval is a pain in the ass. Instead of going for FDA approval first using a bunch of research subjects (read: human lab rats), companies are releasing their drugs in the more 'lax' EU, letting EU consumers 'beta test' the drug (akin to what Blizzard does with their games).
You can argue how the system is stupid all you want, but it there are cases where the FDA's strict nature have been beneficial. Couple that with the fact that US citizens flip a shit whenever something bad manages to pass through the FDA, you can see why FDA administrators (read: elected or appointed by elected officials) make FDA's policies so stringent.
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Regarding the black vote in America thing.
So it was during FDR-Truman.
I'd love to see a longer timeline but anything I search is obama spammed.
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The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities.
If that's what you're insinuating, that's tinfoil-hat material.
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My vet hospital is already cutting full time employees' hours. Now everybody is begging for more hours.
Also we're not hiring ANYONE over the age of ~21 for front desk work so we can get kids that are still on their parents plan for the next 5 years.
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