Re: Ok Trekkers, Don't Forget To Sign Up For Mandatory Obamacare Oct 1 I'm sure someone out there has a well thought out argument as how a free-market approach would work, under what if any regulatroy conditions it would operate, in what ways would it be better than the PPACA. But it seems as if the political divide in the USA has widened a little esp. over the last few years. But that's just an outsiders viewer, of course the political divide widening is not unique to the USA it can occur in other countries. But last I checked how democracy works is that a bill is presented before <insert name of elected body> and the elected members vote on whether or not to pass it or reject it. From my understanding it a clean budget or continuing resolution has enough votes from both Democrats and Republicans to pass. Now the members of the Tea Party wing of the Republican party will say they are representing the views of those that elected which is fine, they can vote against the bill.