Promises made:* if you like your doctor--you keep your
doctor,--period-end of discussion.* you can keep your plan*
everybody will have lower premiums.* nobody will take your insurance
away.Will America's leaders do as they say?Can we the
people trust our commander in chief?
So has anyone looked into the new Medical Device Excise Tax that is part of the
Obamacare law? This tax is being applied to items such as tires, fishing rods,
and other hunting equipment that you could get at Cabelas. The administration
has been pressuring retailers to make the tax hidden, but Cabelas has refused.
The medical device tax shows up on your receipt when you purchase some items
there.Interesting that a tire would be a medical device. A fishing
rod is a medical device?When the website is fixed, there will be
plenty of other things to pick apart. Truly Nancy Pelosi was correct when she
stated that you had to vote for the bill to know what is in it. Well, now we
know what is in it. Obamacare is a veiled attempt to increase taxes
for the federal government and control our lives through health care.
Computer programming requires viable end point and with analysts and programmers
and supervisors and especially the insurance companies involved, it is odd that
they don't have their precise programs in-place. Insurance companies would
have known of this debacle and that their whole plan with the President's
ultimate plan is not doable. Social security was robbed by the government years
ago. It was sold on a solid plan of people paying into the system and having
the money they contributed there in their future years. However, it was used to
build social programs that got people enabled to want government to do
everything. Government is not the end all but is there to help
protect the society's safety and welfare. This President hasn't run
anything in his life producing anything. His closest allies haven't done
anything either so it is a good opportunity to see what happens. Other
Presidents may have made mistakes in something but this President has made the
nations of the world despise us for his NSA intrusion into their lives and
countries. People like privacy. The NSA programming was successful. That is
where our CEO put his efforts.
lketBluffdale, UTParroting the party line does not make it true,
even for Jay Carney. Was the administration told that spending >$200 million
would not bring the desired result on the web site? When were the alpha or beta
tests done? What were the results? The White House ignores the practice of due
diligence and wastes our money. Why not tell the president before he inserted
his foot into his mouth. Putting people out of a job is the hallmark of the ACA.
The CBO estimates that $1 trillion in new taxes in the next 10 years will be
needed to fund ACA. Now tell us that Mr. Obama is protecting the middle class.
Yes, I agree with others. Now is the time for the Republicans to just get out
of the way, let this thing go on, and wait out the results on the sidelines.
Then, if it is bad enough, there will be a re-alignment in government in the
next two elections, and if the Republicans get the White House, and Congesss,
then any number of adjustments to the ACA can be enacted and signed into law.
Want to see how this is really working in the coming months? Just listen to
what Hillary, and any other Democrat who is looking to a presidential run in
2016, will be saying about it. If it is popular, she and others will be all in
on it. If it is the mess it seems it will be, it will be fun watching the
Democrats run away from the ACA as fast as they can. That will be the real
indicator as to what America thinks about Obamacare.
The roll out is a BIG problem and the web app isn't going to be fixed
without major architecture refactoring in the code...that much is for certain.
There is no quick fix for such a poor design reportedly using outdated web
technologies which obviously won't scale. Also just the mind numbing number
of questions you are asked in the UI just to find out a quote on the policy is a
joke so the UI design is terrible. Finally if I were the Dem's I would be
even more worried about the actual LAW itself and the outright financial terror
it is causing to millions of American families and their budgets as their
premiums go up 2-3 times and their work hours are reduced nearly in half. Just
wait a few more months when the IRS penalties are issued and then you will see
REAL OUTRAGE that Barack and Jay Carney won't be able to tap dance
around...all in time for the 2014 mid term elections. If I were a Democrat
running for re-election in 2014 I would be sprinting away from this ugly law
with all vigor!!
1Ket,The Republicans want to stop Obamacare because they believe it
is a bad law. Those Republican lawmakers represent constituents who also
believe it is a bad law. Obama said we could keep our own doctor,
that the ACA would not increase insurance premiums, that the cost of health care
would decrease, that we could keep our insurance if we wanted, that everyone
would get health insurance, that it would decrease waste and abuse and fraud,
and that the quality of health care would improve. Is any of that true?If not, then why is anyone defending the ACA? Give it more time? Why,
so we can sink more money into a bad law and a terrible system?Cut
our losses now. Revoke and replace.Democrats complain that
Republicans haven't offered an alternative. Dems didn't offer
specifics until after elections. The GOP will have that opportunity to revoke
and replace after elections.
but here is the truth. republicans tried to stop funding of heath care before it
even started because if it works it will make them look bad. they are willing to
put people out of work incur more dept for nothing and take the us to the brink
of default, hurt millions to fight a law passed, and found legal by the high
court. because the party line is more important than the united state are to
them and of course the rich.
Dems facing reelection wanted to tout obamacare successes to further their
reelection chances. Their disappointment is in not having a reelction bonus, not
that people are being turned away. They are more concerned about reelection than
actually helping people, though obamacare actually does not help anyone but the
insurance companies' stockholders. BO needs to “man
up” and fire whoever is responsible according to Richard Nolan (D) MN.BO hasn’t the authority to fire pelosi or reid, but he can fire
himself. I don’t think we’d any better off with biden, though.
Nolan said, "The president needs to man up, find out who was responsible,
and fire them."I agree. President Obama should be fired.