All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


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  1. WaterBoy12:15 PM

    To make the ACA even worse, is how some states like Washington are implementing it through Medicaid.

    It isn't "free health care" so much as a loan which your next of kin must pay back from your estate after you die.

    On the one hand, I don't mind that the government is trying to get reimbursed for our tax money spent on health care coverage. On the other hand, I don't like that those people were forced into buying it in the first place. It practically amounts to extortion:

    "You'll buy this insurance from us, see, even if you don't want to. And to pay for it, we'll come and grab your house and any of your retirement income from Social Security or a pension which you managed to save, when you're dead."

    There's something very wrong about that. I'm glad to see that Washington, at least, is trying to change that unforeseen consequence.


    I like the way this guy broke down the ACA, especially the part in bold:

    "For years, Democrats had demanded federal action to address the problem of Americans without health insurance coverage. Estimates of this population went from 14 million to 40 million during the debate in 2009-10 over the scope of the crisis and potential solutions for it.

    While those numbers sound large, a Gallup poll in late 2009 put them in better perspective, noting that 85 percent of American adults had health insurance, 87 percent of whom were satisfied with their coverage, and 61 percent satisfied with the costs. Even among the uninsured, half were satisfied with their situation, although only 27 percent expressed satisfaction about their costs for health care.

    Instead of designing a solution that focused on the half of the 15 percent who needed better options and leaving everyone else alone, Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill insisted on imposing an overhaul of the entire health-insurance industry. This includes, crucially, an unprecedented individual mandate to carry health-insurance coverage. The ACA contains a highly-complex series of subsidies that help working-class Americans pay the now-skyrocketing premiums caused by coverage mandates on insurers, but only down to a certain income level.

    Below that point, Americans who do not have employer-based coverage have to accept Medicaid coverage in order to comply with the Obamacare individual mandate, or pay full price for the skyrocketing premiums from private-sector insurers.

    They forgot the cardinal rule to solution-development: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

  2. Over thanksgiving my brother was telling me about his woes with losing his health insurance. What they had worked great for their family, but because it didn't cover abortion and contraception the policy was canceled. Personally I think that by the time you've had five kids, you've pretty much established that those are services your not likely to use anyway.

  3. WaterBoy2:41 PM

    Always the problem with "one size fits all" legislation. Not only does it screw up the natural marketplace, it inevitably means that there are going to be "winners" and "losers", with the latter usually paying for the former.