Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Wow.An article that attempts to educate and inform. What a novelty! We need more of these types of articles.
Such a comforting article. But it belies the truth.For example, what if my
employer shifts me to 29 hours a week?And I understand that the
handy-dandy calculator doesn't work.And why can't I continue
with my high deductible policy for $350 a month? My new quote is $965 a month.
And that makes it more affordable? And is it true that low-income people
and all congresspersons and their staff get a subsidy from the government? What
is the income level for this subsidy and how do you calculate it?And my
hospital is 20 minutes away but the network hospital is 3 hours away.
What's up with that?I appreciate the DN trying to clarify things,
even going to a Seattle newspaper to find an article written by someone who
claims to know what is going on. But it sounds like Obama spin to me rather than
the truth about this plan.
Most important things to remember about the Affordable Care Act:1.
It is not affordable.2. Millions will lose their jobs or lose full time
status.3. It does not insure anywhere close to everybody.4. It is
unconstitutional. a. All bills that spend money or raise revenue must
originate in the House. This originated in the Senate. b. It places
life and death control over your life in the hands of government
functionaries. c. John Roberts was wrong and he knows it.5.
"Your taxes will not go up unless you make over $250K a year" was a
little off the mark.6. "If you like your current plan you can keep
it" also missed the mark.7. "If you like your current doctor you
can keep your doctor." also missed.8. It is not affordable, and never
will be.9. Those who get cancer over the age of 76 will not be treated.
Yes, cheers to the DN for reporting facts, rather than opinions of opinions of
opinions. More reporting like this, and the newsmedia just might be relevant
@Rock: Sources/citations on any of those? Most of what your saying seems to be
one side of conflicting opinions--the jury is still out. But some (#9 in
particular) are purely fear-mongering.
Very pro-ACA article. I won't trust anything I hear about it. We'll
see how it shakes out in a decade (about how long it will take to really be
Republicans: What is the better alternative? Status quo with out of control
premiums and hospital costs? Lee and his ilk have never provided an alternative
that helps all Americans. Why is that?
It's a long way from what I wanted, but people will get used to it, seeing
it is better than what they had for the most part.
I'm going to be forced into paying more for someone elses bill, and have
less coverage for myself. I'll be called greedy by liberals for not liking
this.I know the Obamas, government, and big businesses are exempt
Let us consider current social programs managed by the government:Medicare and Medicaid: Both running out of moneySocial Security:
Running out of money.Does anyone believe Obamacare will be any
different? It's projected costs to taxpayers has already skyrocketed above
the amount quoted to taxpayers when it was originally passed.Expect
employers to cut back on employees and switch employees to part time work.
Expect your premiums to go way up. Expect young adults to be shocked when they
realize how much they'll actually have to pay. Expect doctors to flee from
the profession. Expect supporters of Obamacare to be surprised when they have a
much more difficult time finding a doctor who will see them. Expect this to
become a crushing burden on the wavering economy.
And Republicans came up with the whole idea back when they were sane...
Informative list but whether or not people believe it is still an issue. I guess
we just have to wait. People might find that, much like Green Eggs and Ham,
first impressions aren't quite accurate.
Wow!An article that attempts to misinform and push the Obama Care agenda.
What a novelty!Do we really need more of these types of articles?I think not ...
The last paragraph of this article made me about lose it when it reads:The
ACA isn’t communism or socialism. Really, what else do you call taking
people's freedom away? Democracy? I don't think so. Satan says the
same thing to people as they follow him. It really isn't a sin to
murder or commit adultery; it is okay.
Isn't it exciting, having the IRS managing our health care?
Is Obama care hysteria treatable and covered? What about the sour grape flu that
lingers for a decade?
We just received a call from a relative who is taking care of her mother-in-law.
The mother recently fell, they called 911, 911 came and said "we would have
been able to take her in for treatment but under the new laws she isn't
covered. If you want us to take her you will have to pay out of your
pocket."Re: SAS Fearmongoring? Ha! Good luck with your
delusion. Obamacare is staring us in the face like the specter it is and will
make of the democracy that allowed it to happen.
Mr. Obama wants some form of universal medical care which is certainly laudable.
The difficulty is that no one, Democrat or Republican, has worked out the
finances or appreciated the unintended consequences. In 2010 Warren Buffet said
to scrap the ACA and work on medical costs instead. Medical cost is the elephant
in the living room.
Re:LeoFemedlersWhere state does your relative reside? What "new laws" are they referring to? More info is
Bad law, destined to fail.
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