Published: Friday, Nov. 15 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
I dont know about some of you, but when I complain about something, it is
because I want it resolved. The resolution is the point, not the
complaining.And, if I happen to get what I want, I am thankful, and
the problem is solved. I might even use the situation in a review. "I had
this problem, talked to Management, and they quickly fixed it"Not so in politics. When someone complains and they get what they want, they
never stop complaining. After a while, it starts to look like the
goal IS the complaint rather than a solution.A friend told me about
his biggest complaint about the ACA was that congress was exempt from it.I
was showed him the facts that congress and staff were the only Americans that
were forced by law to get their insurance through the exchanges.He
was more unhappy after he found out.
The mess in Obamacare was predictable before the 2,600 page bill that no one had
read was passed. It's a nightmare that some delusional people actually
think can work. The more Obama tries to defend it, the more he has to lie.
Don't vote for anyone who voted for this awful bill.
We have to be cautious about the government, insurance companies and
commissioners in the various states. They have been dealing with this issue
since 2010 and they knew along with the President what was going on. If there
is money in it, the companies know it. They were going to get 19 million more
customers at government or our expense. Now that may be collapsing so those
companies won't lose a dime as the President told us that we wouldn't
lose a dime but get $2,500 more in savings. The forked tongue
speaks again. Integrity doesn't have to have a forked tongue. Deceit is
full of people with forked tongues.
Let the whining, hand wringing, name calling, and frustration
continue........For many decades, our country has been discussing the
problems with Health Insurance and the companies selling it. We all know this is
true, although many deny it.President Obama is willing to take enormous
abuse in trying to make ACA work. He is not going to give up on trying, he is
not going to go away. His great determination in getting insurance for all
Americans is simply not diminishing, Years from now, this will all be put
into the same category with the opponents who fought against Social Security and
Why not put ACA on hold for a year, while Congress re-evaluates and makes
changes. A committee consisting of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats
could do the work, then submit it to the Congress for item-by-item voting.
To JSB in Sugar City ID: I respectfully have to disagree with you. What more
needs to be said about the current failed healthcare system for folks to wake
up? The current system:- Denies coverage to people with pre-existing
conditions (like dwarfism)- Can cancel an existing policy if you get sick
with something like cancer- Did not cover dependent children in many
policies until age 26- Is way over priced. If you get seriously ill with
no insurance, you likely will lose everything you own (unless you are rich).- The outcomes (in terms of quality)in the American Healthcare system are much
lower than like 20-30 other nations that have national healthcare systems. In
other words, objectively speaking we do NOT have the best healthcare in the
world - that is a lie!- The life expectancy is higher than the U.S.A. in
most countries that have a national healthcare system.The existing system
is so broken and driven by profit motivated entities like hospitals and other
providers (and greedy insurance companies) that there is not hope for the future
without reforms. Thank about it my friend.
Exactly right Thorn.We have all known for a long time that health
care needs to be addressed.It has only been done seriously twice in
the last 20 years. Under Clinton, the right screamed NO. Under Obama,
the right screams NO.And when the GOP has control of the government,
they do nothing.And then wonder why they are branded as the party of NO.
@1covey"Why not put ACA on hold for a year, while Congress
re-evaluates and makes changes."No, because the only significant
issue right now is the website. Why do you want to subject people to
pre-existing conditions, take away healthcare from millions of college students
on their parents plans, take away those who got insurance from the Medicaid
expansion, just to deal with the complaint-o-the-day from Republicans?
"Why not put ACA on hold for a year, while Congress re-evaluates and makes
changes."Congress couldn't agree on a proposal on how to
spell "cat."I like Senator Landrieu's proposal.
Education is the answer.
This Law is proof positive that Obama's administration is as
forward-thinking as the Bush's administration was failing to plan for the
resolution to the Irag War. Obama is doing the same political methodology to
this problem as Bush did to the war. These were political decisions not actions
of statesmen. Both parties are crazy, and they make the worst
decisions when the minority party fails to perform their function as loyal
opposition, the minority party's job is to keep stupid legislation from
passing, and/or cut the worst parts of the stupidity from bills. They do this by
working-with the majority party for change, and advising the public of the real
problems of the bill. The U.S. needs statesmen to run for office,
but we (the voters) seem to want to elect politicians that serve the interests
of their party, won't reach across to the other political party, and then
claims to function in the Nation's best interests. I guess in
reality, it is our fault for electing these people to office. I may have just
joined the "throw all the bums out" party. This includes my Rep, and
For those politicians who are opposed to the ACA or who just dislike certain
aspects - now is the time for them to work to get it right. No, they won't
get all they want. No, they won't get it repealed. But there ARE ways to
improve it and that will be best with a wide coalition.We tried
stomping our feet and crying. We tried holding our breath. Let's try
sitting down and working together like rational adults.What a
concept . . .
Twin,Far to logical. Our politicians would never go for it.And many Americans would blast them is they did. How sad is that?
I'm just excited to help pay for someone's abortion, sex change, and
birth control and every other procedure that this wonderful program offers. I
just hope that these same people I'll be helping out will return the favor
when as obama once said there may be a time when it will be better and more
affordable to offer them pain medication rather than a say a hip replacement or
a heart surgery. This delay is all political just to get past the next election.
If it is all it is suppose to be why is all the demos running from it that are
up for re election next year. They were the ones who voted for it to begin with.
mccain is the biggest hippo of them all. In 2010 a senator from Wyoming
mentioned all the things that could and would happen when this law went into
effect. but no one listened back then.
There's a great big contest going on in the country right now and that is:
Who will bankrupt the country first----the petroleum industry or the health care
industry?We all scream about the problems with our health care as we
pump billions of dollars into our fuel tanks with nary a second thought or any
concern.Combined, how's your life style compared with 10 years
ago? (or even 5 years?)
I don't know of anyone that says that the current system doesn't have
significant problems. But,the ACA will create more problems than it cures.
Obamacare: Men have to pay for maternity insurance! Same with women who are well
past childbearing age. Did these people ever take a biology class? Obamacare:
Married couples are put at a significant economic disadvantage. What will this
do to the traditional family? If Obama and our politicians had any brains they
would encourage the different states to implement their own programs and then
see what really works. Obamacare is like the Wright brothers trying to design a
747 after their first flight. It's bound to crash.
Maybe I can add a 5th proposal... REPEAL this ugly thing PLEASE!!!
JSB said: "But,the ACA will create more problems than it cures. Obamacare:
Men have to pay for maternity insurance! "I pay for it right now
and I'm a single male, it's just part of the policy, do you really
think policies based on your specific DNA is going to make it cheaper? Wait til
they find that gene that say's you will get "X" disease, and your
insurance adjust's to 2000% higher. This is only fair to the Insurance
industry that they be able to test you for genes that indicate your going to
cost them more."The virtue of selfishness" a conservative
Currently, there are Medi-Gap Policies that reduce the out-of-pocket expenses
for Seniors on Medicare. These are inexpensive policies because they do not have
Pregnancy, Maternity, Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage. Because they are only
sold to people on Medicare they do not need any Pregnancy or Maternity Benefits.
And they charge extra for Pre-Existing Conditions that require higher cost
annual maintenance such as Dialysis or COPD. Under the ACA these may no longer
qualify as acceptable plans and millions of Senior Citizens could see their
costs rise from $100/mo. to $1000/mo. to cover things they don't need or to
reduce the cost for other Seniors. Where will they find that in their fixed
income of $1000/mo.?
Obamacare will cover everyone, nope still over thirty million Americans not
covered. Obamacare will be cheaper, nope everyone will pay more, some much
more. Obamacare will give better healthcare, nope as there will be fewer
doctors and fewer choices.
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