Nearly every new gov’t program started like a 48 chevy truck on a 2 degree day… even the ones on which BOTH parties were willing to work. Ever since the editorial cartoons began talking about the ACA even before 2012, I repeatedly stated my sadness that both parties failed to come together to repeal the “Emergency Room Tax” insurance companies and citizens pay to cover patients with no insurance and who had not had the means to afford preventative care that would have kept them out of ERs. Having spoken to many Canadians, Brits, Germans, et al, I have little patience for Americans who complain socialized medicine will destroy our nation when I compare it with what has been happening to our health based economy over the decades.The ACA is a deeply flawed program. Why aren’t Republicans offering a better one?My own answer is that Republicans want a profit based healthcare system that increases the wealth of shareholders and investors to the detriment of the middleclass and poor who cannot afford to invest. If the ACA is repealed, the Republicans will return to their pattern of talking about the need for healthcare reform when running for office, then focusing on tax breaks, deregulation, and Congressional job security until the next set of elections.The Dems aren’t much better… but if one is measuring height.. an inch taller is still taller.End the ER Tax and end the sky rocketing healthcare costs that is bleeding our economy. The only other alternative is to allow hospitals to turn away people who can’t pay for treatment.Something I believe some of our more conservative commentators would find useful as it would filter out some of the ‘dregs" of our society they feel are dragging us down. The collateral damage to the ’acceptable’ members of society would just be part of the cost of getting rid of “jack ass libtard dumbacrats” who are "ruining our nation’.Not a very civil way to live, but as long as “MY SIDE” wins, it’s all good, right?Wrong.Respectfully,C.