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ObamaCare Critics Destroyed In One Amazing Twitter Storm

The list of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) criticisms seem endless as many people are being hit will increased premiums right before the holidays. However, Twitter user @AmadiTalks dropped a Twitstorm for the ages about the true culprit of these increased premiums.

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She starts with the fact that millions of Americans have not had healthcare access for years or even decades, due to high costs or being denied due to pre-existing conditions, like acne!

When all these under-served Americans suddenly gained access to quality care, private insurance companies underestimated the costs.

...and forgot to maximize their profits! Gotta get that 20%!

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So premiums are going up because the insurance companies need to make that money!

Now I know what you're saying, "So what, it's a capitalist economy, they should be able to make as much as they can!" and I don't necessarily disagree, but let's stay focused. In a capitalist economy, competition is key...

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She eloquently states how the "Public Option" would have helped keep costs down by providing a not-for-profit, single-payer system similar to Medicare. It was the perfect solution: Private insurance for those who don't want to mess with their existing plan and a public option for those who want alternative options. Woah, woah, woah, but that might affect Big Insurance's profits and they can't have that!! So they start making some phone calls...

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You guessed it, Republicans to the rescue!! The Republican Senate (she clarifies it wasn't the House of Rep. later) squashed the bill until the public option was removed and thus solidifying maximum profit for the private insurance companies.

Via Twitter user @AmadiTalks

Amadi summarizes by making great points on the reality of healthcare and corporate profit. When it comes down to it, the two are in direct conflict. Effectively treating people for health problems requires spending money, sometimes LOTS of it, while maximizing profits requires denying treatment and raising premiums.

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