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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Once Obamacare goes into effect, there will be many more insured people. That would mean that there "should" be less "inflated" costs that have we have always been told were necessary to cover the uninsured.

Does anyone expect that hospital costs will drop? I believe that the prices will stay the same and it will end up being a windfall for the insurance providers and the hospitals.

Business always outsmarts the government (with the help of politicians with their hands out)

RBB
Sandy, UT

Isn't that effectively what the Federal government does. It has no money, but it keeps adding 1000 employees per day, taking over the health care industry, advertising for people to get on good stamps, expanding the scope of disability. Don't worry. They will just print more money.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"It has no money, but it keeps adding 1000 employees per day"

Not even close. Care to cite a "respected" source for that gem?

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

For the sake of the poor that cannot afford insurance lets hope that Utah has the good sense to follow Arizona's lead. Are you listening Gov?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Some people are looking for real solutions, not made up stuff.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

What exactly does the letter writer think we already do? We are the government, those people back in dc are simply our representatives not some independent organization. Every time e vote we Tyne federal government decide to raise or lower the taxes on ourselves. It's time to as the far right likes to say take some responsibly and stop acting like the federal government is something put upon us.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Time to stop acting as children. That's what this letter writer and his ilk need to do

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The States that opt out should pay 100% of Medicaid. Better think twice before you get the government of your back and all of the money spent in your State too. Getting rid of your nose will get even with your face.

Utah Dem
Ogden, UT

Tax the medical provider? Won't that just mean they will pass that cost onto the patients? Tax the government? As the US government is in debt, what purpose will that serve?

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

Is this not why the Utah Speaker of the House is so upset with the Feds because Utah gets 30% of it's income from every other state in the Union and that revenue source is in doubt because of obstructionism that has become fashionable in some circles of Washington. Utah, a state I love, that receives more than it gives. Utah, a state I love, that received it's own bailout in 2002 for skiers and a cauldron and such. Utah, a state I love, that forgets that they are part of the very government that they loathe. Utah, a state I love, whose leadership has long ago forgot they are representatives of all the people and not just 2% of them. I think it is time to remind them.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Before Obamacare:

Wellpoint Drops Coverage For Some Women With Breast cancer - By Mary Ellen Egan

Yesterday, an investigation by Reuters revealed that Wellpoint routinely drops coverage of women with breast cancer. According to the report, Wellpoint used a computer algorithm that automatically targeted...

Yeah.

Obamacare is 'so bad'.

Sarcasm off.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Nonsense.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Byron, I'll gladly tax the federal government for Obamacare when you agree that we should tax the "federal government" on Medicare part D, Shock and Aw in the Middle East, $700 billion annually in defense spending, bank bailouts, and Sarah Palin's bridges to nowhere.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

"Incredibly brilliant Republican" is an oxymoron.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "JoeBlow" so you add all those people to insurance pools, but you don't add enough doctors to take care of those new people. Now, you have the Massachusetts solution. In some areas the Doctors are unable to keep up with demand in their offices, so people go to the ER. The ER costs a lot more than an office visit, so the perceived savings is now eaten up by ER visits.

See "John C. Goodman: Why the Doctor Can't See You" for more explaination of how Obamacare will make things worse.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"The ER costs a lot more than an office visit, so the perceived savings is now eaten up by ER visits."

What do you think they are doing today? Hint - they are going to the ER.

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

JoeBlow

"Once Obamacare goes into effect, there will be many more insured people. That would mean that there "should" be less "inflated" costs that have we have always been told were necessary to cover the uninsured.

Does anyone expect that hospital costs will drop? I believe that the prices will stay the same and it will end up being a windfall for the insurance providers and the hospitals."

Glad you can see that you have been lied to about this.

So which party perpetrated this program, and this lie, about nationalizing health care making it all better, on you?

That would be the party of the man that loves having his name on the program.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT
JoeBlow

So which party perpetrated this program, and this lie, about nationalizing health care making it all better, on you?

That would be the party of the man that loves having his name on the program.

1:04 p.m. Jan. 29, 2013

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Um, that would have been the Republican Party, as far back as 1993.
And you must of course be referring to ROMNEY-Care.

Repubican thinktank - The Heritage Foundation --
... don't forget, it was Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)—who introduced similar legislation in 1993; and of course former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

LDS Lib,

Your posts are so ridiculousness that I rarely even glance at them.

1993 - don't care. Nothing passed. Not wasting my time.

The bill that passed, the ACA, was in 2010. Romney didn't vote for it or sign it, or write it. He was not in office. He was in NO WAY INVOLVED.

It was passed by democrats. Not one republican voted for it, in either house of congress. Democrat president signed it.

So tell me again how the republicans passed this?

Is your field of vision really so narrow that you can't see the truth?

Or are you just a troll?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

Or are you just a troll?

2:19 p.m. Jan. 29, 2013

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Speaking of trolls --

I've been a regular on the DN board for over 5 years now.
I have been consistant - i.e., shown integrity - during that whole time.

You on the other hand -- "Badgerbadger" -- have just popped up in just the last couple of days,
but your comments have been as far out there extreme as anything I've read from Mike Richards, RedShirt, JThomposn, Voice of Reason, and LWhite.

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