Ask any Progressive, Liberal, Democrat or Obamacare defender what is at stake and they will immediately spew forth the talking point "healthcare for millions." The only problem with their insistence is that it is complete bullsh*t.
Health insurance is not healthcare, it is the ability to pay for healthcare services rendered through a third-party. In fact, we have laws on the books in the United States that make it a crime for a person in need from receiving healthcare treatment. If someone shows up at an emergency room in any hospital in any city, they must be seen by a physician.
While you cannot receive long-term care in the form of follow-up visits and treatments for a chronic condition, you must be treated for the malady that presents each and every time you access the emergency room.
So, Obamacare - and even the Republican replacement - has nothing at all to do with healthcare. It has everything to do with health insurance and the health insurance industry.
So, as we can clearly see, no one - no matter how stridently Progressive insist on it - will lose their "healthcare" in the repeal of Obamacare. They will lose taxpayer subsidized (and sometimes free) health insurance. The only victims here are the hospitals who still have to pay the medical staff who serve up the healthcare that, by law, must be given.
We, as a nation, would be better served if we stopped the false narrative of "healthcare" for all in its tracks and identified that this is about a hospital/insurance company billing issue.
Now, far be it from little old me to suggest a focus, given all the astounding Ivy League minds that are at work deceiving the electorate, but why not seat a team of federal mediators to facilitate a private sector fix between the mega health insurance companies and the medical organization providers?
Add to that a more competitive health insurance market via a nationalized market, tort reform so healthcare provider medical insurance costs are decreased, and the deregulation of Big Pharma, and you have a recipe for a thriving marketplace where insurance costs, medical costs, health services costs, hospitalization costs and drug costs are all more affordable.
That, my friends, is how you facilitate healthcare for all without turning into the freaking Soviet Union.