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Published: Saturday, Nov. 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Lifelong Republican
Orem, UT

No one to blame but the Democrats on this one. However these horror stories are EXACTLY what obama wants to hear. It is all part of the master plan to go to single payer health care run by the gov. Get ready America.

Hayden, ID

How do you spell fraud? O b a m a c a r e!

Sanpete, UT

I've been told that my insurance premium will go up AT LEAST 100% at my work. But it's okay. Who needs groceries or rent money?

Springville, UT

I was promised a reduction of up to $2500 in health care premiums. I'm only seeing horrific increases.

My daughter's hours will be reduced and now that she is 26, she's off my plan and low and behold, she will be paying about $230 or so a month for a $5000 deductible plan.

So how's your AFFORDABLE Healthcare Act working out for you.

Thanks to the three stooges (Barry, Harry, and Nancy) we are finally figuring out what's really going on.

You libs are absolutely out of your mind. This is what America wanted?

And I can't wait to hear the weeping and wailing over the $36 food stamp reduction.

I currently have 10 living in my home until my son's home is finished. We've never spent $668 a month for food (maximum foodstamp allowance) and we have 47 million families on food stamps?

Good grief!


Many accuse conservatives of not offering an alternative to Obamacare. Heritage Foundation offers an alternative which is fully of common sense.

Go to Heritage Foundation's website to read the details.

The Beltway mentality needs to go. Mike Lee knows that Obamacare is destructive to America and is in reality unconstitutional (The Supreme Court decision is illogical and unsubstantiated, a failure on the part of that branch of government). We need to get the federal government out of our lives as much as possible, while still maintaining a limited cohesiveness between the states - protecting our most basic liberties and rights of freedom of conscience, privacy and of property.

Individual responsibility - including our responsibility to serve our fellow man - needs to be the theme. We need to get away from big government solutions for individual needs. As Reagan said, "Government is not the solution, it is the problem."

one old man
Ogden, UT

Has anyone looked into the strong probability that at least some of this is deliberate sabotage by insurance companies and big corporate employers?

Mr. Smitty
Salt Lake City, UT

Did anyone notice the hike in premiums before AMA? Did anyone notice that insurance was worthless or extremely expensive for those with pre-existing conditions? Do you hear Republicans proposing any better plans? No, because they really don't care. They only complain if Obama is behind it.

Anyhow, it would be nice if this story included reports from people who say they are saving a lot of money. If this is so, it appears that AMA needs some fixing, not that it needs to be thrown out, but Republicans aren't interested in fixing AMA. They just want to destroy it and go back to the old days.

I bet if you you wait a few months and insurance before AMA to AMA insurance, we will find the old days were much worse.

Ogden, UT

One huge thing we have learned (many of us knew)is like oil and water the words Obama and truth do not go together.

Mr. Smitty
Salt Lake City, UT

OOPs. I meant, ACA.

@TOO: ACA should grant you a subsidy, so you will be able to afford rent and groceries.

Mr. Smitty
Salt Lake City, UT

@Mikhail: Is this the same Heritage Foundation that supported insurance modeled after Romney's plan? Why, yes it is! It's now called Obamacare.

American Fork, UT

This is insurance company sabotage. It's why insurance companies shouldn't be involved in health care at all.

Saint George, UT

The march of the naive continue. You have no one to blame but yourselves. it won't do any good to say that if you think that your democratic and republican reps didn't plan and know this, your nativity and delusion are complete.

Burley, ID

And so ... the disaster that is called ObamaCare continues.

Burley, ID

This is what happens when "Big Government" decides it knows best how to run things.

For heaven's sake, they can't even set up a website and make it run properly and we expect them to manage the health care system?

Burley, ID

Let's turn to a great philosopher for sage advice on ObamaCare.

"Stupid is as stupid does." Forrest Gump

Salt Lake City, UT

"It will save families $2500 dollars, you can keep your insurance plan and your doctor, it will bend the cost curve down, signing up will be as easy as shopping online, etc" In retail that is called bait and switch. We deserve better from our president.

podunk utah

screwing the middle class is not a good formula for reelection... bait and switch is illegal unless you are a politician

Centerville, UT

One Old Man & Hutterite,

Nice conspiracy theory. On the contrary, insurance companies will be reaping windfall profits. They love this law called Obamacare. As I speak with insurance reps they report that the insurance industry will be strengthened by this.

Can you say "Insurance Lobbyist access to the White House"?

Mr Smitty,

Keep dreaming. The good old days are gone under Obamacare. We will speak longingly of those days.

Farmington, UT

C'mon, One old Man and Hutterite, admit that Obamacare is a flop. Trying to deflect blame onto the insurance companies is a smoke screen for those unwilling to accept reality. Don't you remember the infamous remark by Nancy that they "had to pass the law to find out what was in the law?" And this is a law that a vast majority of Americans DID NOT WANT! They weren't even smart enough to phase it in, 10 states at a time---no, they tried the entire country at the stroke of midnight and we see how well that worked.

This train wreck has to be buried; the sooner the better.

Why would I?
Farmington, UT

Why would I be very much surprised to see Lee and others in Washington hold a press conference and weep at how fortunate they are to not be subject to Obamacare? They should gloat a little about how the Democrats have stuck it to everyone except the US Congress and how grateful they personally are about it. Then they should publicly ask for Nancy and Harry to hold a press conference and address how much better off they are WITHOUT Obamacare.

I tell you, it would be absolutely hilarious watching Mr. Reid squirm. He'd likely say that it was all Bush's fault and that Mitt hadn't paid any taxes. We know the drill all too well.

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