Published: Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Do we really trust our government and most especially the IRS to run this
program? How many of their hacks will be getting waivers? And do we trust the
IRS with the most personal of our information? The congress is wanting a waiver
and do we believe they won't get it?This will cover millions of
people not covered and we were promised it wouldn't cost more, and we could
keep our Doctors. I don't believe in unicorns, and I don't want
the government making health decisions for me and for my family. And above that
knowing all my very personal health information. Think it can't be used
against us, think again. Just look at the expanding criminal activity by the IRS
going on now.
Actually, premium rates have increased at a lower rate since Obamacare was
passed. I hate for that lil fact to get in the way of your rant. I
hope Karl is advocating a single payer system. Because going back to the old
system when insurance companies could deny or drop people for any reason
certainly isn't progress.
"There are other comparatively low-cost solutions to our health care
dilemma." Nice going, Mr. Gillette. You tease us with that generality,
then fail to reveal what those solutions are. Let me take a crack at it: single
payer. Except that might jeopardize your career as a health agent,
"Because of Obamacare, premiums are through the roof and expected to double
again during the months ahead."This is an entirely misleading
statement. Yes, premiums have gone up since passage of Obamacare, but they have
gone up at a slower rate than they were skyrocketing BEFORE The Affordable Care
Act was passed. To blame the increase on Obamacare is just flat out wrong.
@ The Real Maverick. "Actually, premium rates have increased at a lower rate
since Obamacare was passed". Completely false! At the end of 2012, Mark
Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, the third-largest health insurer in the country,
warned that many consumers would face “premium rate shock” with the
advent of Obamacare’s major insurance regulations in 2014. He predicted
that unsubsidized premiums would rise 20 to 50 percent, on average. For some
people, premiums would double. “We’re going to see some markets go
up as much as 100 percent".
Why let good facts get in the way. Premiums have not doubled. I get this is an
opinion but why does the DN provide print time to such utter falsehoods?
Simply said everything Karl says is false. To Mountainman here's the
facts, despite what the CEO Aetna predicted in 2012, Aetna's official
request in the state of Maryland last month for their 2014 rate increase was
12% to 15% a much smaller increase than Aetna had requested in previous years.
Prag. In spite of your twisting everything the author said, I would remind you
that not everyone lives in Maryland, even if what you said is true! Wait until
the end of 2014 when your precious Obamacare has been fully implemented before
you tell us who wonderfully inexpensive it is! If you work for a living and have
company sponsored health care, ask your employer about the cost of Obamacare.
Everything we were told about Obamacare is turning out to be a complete lie! But
for you, that's great!
So when Mntmans facts are found to be misleading (not his fault, the radio told
him so) he tries to change it to "wait and see" which is all, his
original factoid was, a guess presented as data.The original article
reads like a bad email right wingers keep forwarding to other Republi-Cons.
What is a “20-year career health agent”?
@ Happy Valley. What was that word we heard the other day-ad hominem? Thanks for
proving me right!
"Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, the third-largest health insurer in the
country, warned that many consumers would face “premium rate shock”
with the advent of Obamacare’s major insurance regulations in 2014"Anyone think that Aetna's profits just might rise handsomely as a
result of the predicted "premium rate shock"?A bit self
serving I would think.
I applaud your overuse of the word 'trainwreck'. While I agree that so
called Obamacare is less than ideal, it's at least an idea, something the
republicans could never bring forward. What we need is a system that eliminates
health care agents, insurance companies with their buildngs,shareholders and
margins, companies and hospitals that scam and pad the bills, the works. We need
a single payer system that gets rid of all that private, for profit fat.
Could this letter writer be upset because health insurance exchanges are a real
threat to an insurance agent who specializes in selling medical insurance
"Obamacare" was the republican option when Bill Clinton first attempted
to get a national healthcare program 20 years ago."Obamacare" is
exactly what Willard "Mitt" Romney gave Mass. when he was the
governor.Is it perfect? No. Is it better than nothing? Absolutely yes!
"I think Obamacare is a trainwreck waiting to happen."Then
you agree with Obamacare's sponsor in the Senate. Max Baucus (D-Montana)
said: "I just see a huge train wreck coming down."Baucus is
retiring next year."Deciding not to run for re-election was an
extremely difficult decision. After thinking long and hard, I decided I want to
focus the next year and a half on serving Montana unconstrained by the demands
of a campaign."Translation: I can't win another election
with my name all over Obamacare.
here is a real life Obamacare nightmare...school districts in Utah
...and nationwide...are having to inform all of their aid's that there will
be NO MORE 40 hour work weeks offered to aids going forward (July 1) due to the
mandates of Obamacare that all 40 hour work week employees MUST be provided
health care whether they want it not. Of course the Utah school districts ...and
I suspect nationwide ...won't even come close to affording health care for
their aids so the result is schools are going to lose their aids...aids that
they depend on especially in Utah for academics, office work, janitorial etc...
Most will not be willing to cut back to 27 hours a week and will seek work
elsewhere. The schools will be forced to hire less experienced younger help or
go with out. The teachers will suffer - the kids will suffer. My
neighbor is a 40 hour per week janitor at the local grade school and he has
insurance via his wife so he doesn't need or want a second insurance but
Barack says you MUST have insurance. Get used to it people - your freedoms are
Premiums the last three years have not gone through the roof, they've
increased at the slowest rate in half a century so the letter writer is just
plain wrong. (Of course a lot of the reason for the slow rate of increase is due
to the recession, Obamacare has had minimal effect so far since most of
Obamacare doesn't go into effect until 2014).
@PatriotIf your janitor friend has insurance through his wife he
doesn't have to purchase it again through his job. One insurance policy is
enough to satisfy the ACA requirements.
To "atl134" Obamacare is already in effect. We already have some
clauses like the slacker mandate being applied to policies. Go to Obamacarefacts
and read up on the provisions that are already in effect.To
"Ernest T. Bass" actually nothing would have been better than Obamacare.
Premiums may have increased, but the increase would have been less than what we
are seeing and will see.To "Hutterite" Obamacare gives us
just that. Granted it is not a true single payer system, but it is a fascist
system where the government controls the corporations down to the allowable
profit margins.To those of you who don't think that Obamacare
will change the cost of insurance, read the following:"Obamacare
to raise claims cost 32 percent, study shows" - CBS News"Schumer Admits Health Insurance Premiums Have Increased" Real Clear
Politics you can listen to Chuck Schumer admit that Obamacare has made insurance
more expensive."Maryland Offers Glimpse At Obamacare Insurance
Math" Kaiser Health News"Health Actuaries: Obamacare Rates
Will Soar" Everyday Health"Health Insurers Warn on
Premiums" WSJ.Apparently the experts, and even the politicians
agree that Obamacare is pushing rates up by at least 25%.
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