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Published: Friday, Dec. 20 2013 9:30 a.m. MST

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Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

What will be the end result of all this government mandated health care confusion that has been thrust on the American citizen and allowed by a tax provision law? Time will tell the tale -as so far, all presidential lies have had us all fooled.

Meckofahess
Salt Lake City, UT

The President didn't lie about anything. In the rollout of something this complex, there will be glitches initially. The greedy insurance companies are the ones who lied for years saying we had coverage, but then in some cases when folks got really sick the insurance companies CANCELLED THEIR COVERAGE!. The insurance companies looked out for sick people by denying coverage to folks who had a pre-existing condition. President Obama had the courage to close some of those disingenuous practices and is attempting to make insurance coverage available to folks who could not get it or afford it in the past. How much did a decent private individual/family policy cost before Obamacare? A lot - that is how much - I've priced them and they are out of sight and no subsidies for the poor. I'm thankful for a good Christian President who follows the counsel of the scriptures and LDS authorities to have compassion for the poor and needy and to reach out to them. Thanks President Obama, you are a true humanitarian. Obamacare will get better over time - better solution than the zero solution offered by other politicians such as Senator Lee!

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

insurance companies are going nuts trying to navigate this evolving train wreck of a bill. How can anyone plan anything when this crazy thing changes weekly? This thing is nothing but a mess of plumbers tape and bailing wire and each fresh move is only a fresh mistake.

Vanceone
Provo, UT

Meckofahess seems to need a remedial course in basic history.
1) The Obama Administration forced those cancellations. Period. The insurance companies HAD NO CHOICE! The Obama administration admitted as such in the official Governmental regulatory paper, the Federal Register. They estimated that over 77% of all plans would be FORCIBLY CANCELED. It's Obama's fault, pure, plain and simple.
2) It's "Christian" now to rob peter to pay paul? Such is liberal sophistry. Hey, you won't mind if I go to your house with a gun and take all your assets and give them to needier people, defined as those whose votes I can buy, right?
3) Obamacare, as currently defined, forces poor people, the ones who need healthcare the most, into Medicaid. And if any of those poor people use their "free healthcare", they lose their houses or other assets, due to the Medicaid recovery provisions. In other words, Obamacare is stealing from the poor.
4) Republicans offered tons of alternatives. Too bad the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge it.
5) Liberal fascism has never worked and never will. Obamacare, and Obama, are fascists. Government ordering private companies to do things is not freedom--its fascism. By definition.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Meckofahess

The President didn't lie about anything.

Are you serious or have you been taking Ambien? On Thursday, Obama was awarded PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” Award. That would be over Syrias Assat.

Washington Post hardly a conservative paper gave him four pinocchio's.

Over 50% of those polled do not trust him.

Yep he is a good christian

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

meckofahess,
too bad you only observe the mainstream media. Of course they would not tell you of the repub alternative nancy ignored when she was dictator of the house.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

Obama shut down the gov't because he wouldn't delay the healthcare law for a year, but has been and still delaying it piece by piece because they are not ready for prime time and they don't want the truth to come out before the 2014 elections.They are trying to put a bandaid on a Gaping wound.

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