Professional GOP douchenozzle Sen. Ted Cruz has been calling the ACA a “nightmare” when it hasn’t really been able to do anything yet. Someone on Gawker left the perfect comment for this:
Such a nightmare – a nightmare that people would not be forced to stay in a job they loathe because their insurance is not portable. A nightmare that being sick or having been sick sometime in the past would mean, well, nothing – you can still get insurance. A nightmare that insurance companies actually have to spend the vast majority of the premiums they take in on, wait for it, health care. A nightmare that insurance companies will actually have to be up front about costs and benefits in a a way that enables customers to make genuinely informed decisions. A nightmare that insurance companies will actually have to compete. A nightmare that millions of Americans will get a subsidy to help them buy insurance they could not otherwise afford.
Yes, it is a horror – to Senator Cruz. Not to me.
Of course “Obamacare” is still in its infancy and we won’t know the true impact for a while yet, but it stands to benefit a lot of people in very good ways. It’s obviously not for everyone and will probably raise premiums for some, but I don’t claim to be an expert and understand every little thing about it. But I do know that calling it a “nightmare” before it’s even started is more than a little ridiculous. But that’s the GOP for ya.