There is no such thing as a " free market " in healthcare. That's equivalent to talking about " clean coal " in the energy market. It's a lie.
So, how do you have a fact-based or a science-based ( evidence ) argument with liars? Please explain and elaborate if you have an answer to that.
The ACA was not just imperfect, it was very politically flawed because it lacked wide public support. The American people (65-70% ) wanted a Public Option to actually inject real competition and bargaining power ( an alternative ) into the marketplace. So smart of them, in retrospect. Gosh, the populists had a good idea on self-governing. Sheeesssh!!!
But, did they get one when the Democrats had a Super-Majority and the Oval Office? No way, this is a representative democracy and Corporations are people, too. Just ask them and their sort of current representatives in government, the former Obama Adm leftovers. " Uh, we blew it. But, just wait until our next fix, ok? That fix will really be a great fix. The fix will really be in on our next try at a very popular idea. Ya know, a Public Option Thingy or some such ".
Obama, who now admits he's a choker, really coughed up lung full with the ACA and on the majority of the people who supported him. Time to get out the Handi-Wipes, clean ourselves off and move on. That's the only option for the public, now.
Realizing, that with the present state of the Democratic Party leadership more choking and lung fulls, are on the horizon.
After all, Democrats in coal country believe deeply in " clean coal ", too.
And, Democrats believe in more spending on the military, in regions where there's a big military installation or weapons plants. And, Democrats believe in agri-business subsidies in regions where there's a large agricultural presence. You begin to wonder what would happen with Democrats, if a very large herd of Unicorns being ridden by leprechauns carrying bags of gold was discovered, what they'd believe next. I think the public knows.