Prior to the passage by Democrats under President Obama's wise, strong leadership of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L.111-148) and its supplemental Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L.111-152), a.k.a., the Affordable Care Act or "Obama Care," the 1300 for-profit insurers were out of control---driven by greed, corruption, and cruelty. The insurance reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act were not popular at all with the gigantic multi-trillion-dollar insurance industry which promptly launched its massive anti-reforms PROPAGANDA and SMEAR CAMPAIGN to convince easily duped Americans to act against their own interests by opposing the regulations and reforms. You claim "damage," Common Sense---but is it really damage to tell these greed-driven insurers they have to spend at least 80% of every premium you [the consumers] pay ON YOU each year in actual health care or else REFUND THE DIFFERENCE to you at the end of each year? This is called the "80/20 RULE" in Obama Care---and it requires each profit-driven insurer to give the insured what their dollars pay for or else give some of the premium dollars back. How is that "damage" to any American? You should read each and every provision of the Affordable Care Act to learn just how very wrong you are. The mandatory provision in the ACA to have all handwritten medical records made electronic has worked to cut administrative costs, but also to streamline services and free up medical professionals' time. The provisions to make all insurers' policies include coverage for erectile dysfunction in men, pregnancies in women, and mental health has helped many Americans who would otherwise not have coverage. No more dropping coverage for premium-paying customers if the customers become ill or injured either---no more all profit no payouts for these 1300 for-profit insurers! How is this "damage"? Only in the minds of the insurance lobby would the people-protecting and people-serving provisions of the ACA be called "damage"! You are backing the wrong side on this one.
Democrats are better with our economy, too. Check history.