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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013 1:52 p.m. MDT

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Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Wow.
An article that attempts to educate and inform. What a novelty!

We need more of these types of articles.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

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.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

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.

SAS
Sandy, UT

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 again.

SAS
Sandy, UT

@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.

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

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 implemented)

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

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?

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

worf
Mcallen, TX

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 from this.

Shane333
Cedar Hills, UT

Let us consider current social programs managed by the government:

Medicare and Medicaid: Both running out of money
Social 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.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

And Republicans came up with the whole idea back when they were sane...

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

rvalens2
Burley, ID

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 ...

ImABeliever
Provo, UT

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.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Isn't it exciting, having the IRS managing our health care?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Is Obama care hysteria treatable and covered? What about the sour grape flu that lingers for a decade?

Leo Femedlers
El Paso, TX

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.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

Re:LeoFemedlers

Where state does your relative reside?

What "new laws" are they referring to?

More info is needed.

JayTee
Sandy, UT

Bad law, destined to fail.

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