A clarification: Under the Affordable Care Act, all out-of-pocket payments
count toward your deductible. So, your copayments and any prescription costs
are included. People with low deductibles, like a couple mentioned in the
article, will meet their deductibles in weeks or months.
"Now," Cadet said, "I'm not scared anymore."What a powerful statement. It makes very happy and proud that we as a country
are moving toward a Universal Health system. The ACA will need some tweaking and
that is good. The program should be in constant review and improvement for the
benefits of us all.
@ Baccus. You are completely wrong about Obamacare benefiting all of us!
Someone has to pay for it and thus will NOT benefit! Only the subsidized will
benefit. Millions of people who lost their insurance and those millions more who
will now pay higher premiums, higher co-pays and higher deductibles will not
benefit! So far, according to Obama, about 3.3 million people have signed up. Of
those, the vast majority are older, sick people and people who are enrolled or
have re-enrolled in Medicaid which is 100% taxpayer subsidized! 6 million have
lost their healthcare insurance, so far and some number less than 3 million will
benefit. So far, twice as many people have been harmed by Obamacare than those
who will benefit. Hardly a "good" system.
MountanmanYou wrote:"Someone has to pay for it and thus
will NOT benefit!"ALL of us will pay! And we ALL will benefit.
You see, this law doesn't change my health insurance. However, it benefits
me, because we are investing in our families who do not have insurance. We as a
community are taking responsibility for the community. I don't
know about you, but I receive a lot of benefits when I see in my school,
children and their families able to afford health insurance. The country
benefits in having a healthier generation. At this moment thousands
of people wait until they are so sick that have to go to the Emergency Room for
treatment. Most of the people in this category don't have health insurance
and cannot pay the ER bills. Who pays now? You, I and everybody else who pay
taxes. Universal health allows for preventive care which in the long run will
save billions of dollars to all of us.All industrialized countries
have a Universal Health System, we in the United States are just catching up and
have a long way to go.
You have to love (note sarcasm) the hypocrisy of the Righties:"...One nation, under God, indivisible..." except for healthcare, then
it is every man, woman and child for themselves!
I am looking for someone to pay my new healthcare deductible of $10,000. It was
zero so it has been raised 10,000% And now they don't pay anything until
I pay my premiums and the $10,000. So it is not all flowers and rainbows.
Re: "Older Americans are early winners . . . ."Sorry, but as
Obamacare quickly destroys the best, most effective, most efficient, most
compassionate, health-care delivery system ever devised, there will be NO
everyone is a loser under barry's health care act. wait until older
americans are told they are too old for certain procedures. thanks libs. but I
wish you would start making instead of taking.
Such a great story. You get old, loose your Job during the Obama reign, then
life is Rose's on Obama care. Wow, so much to look forward to, NOT.
Attempting to sugar coat a Mess is not going to cut it, the vast majority of
Americans know that it is going to be a train wreck.
Free health care for all! Nope. Free health care for some. Higher taxes for
many. Higher premiums for many. Fewer choices. Greater Government control.
Fewer freedoms. Government picks winners and losers. Your hard work,
sacrifice, and intelligence will not be rewarded and will be heavily taxed.
The ACA will be fine tuned over the years.The insurance companies devised
their own demise. No more rejections for those who need health care, and
were actually refused because it hurt an insurance company's profit margin
for it's investors.The majority does not wish to return to the old
system where people are cherry picked by some multi billion dollar health
insurance company.The ACA is here to stay.It even rhymes!
This article points out exactly why Obamacare cannot work in the long term. It
helps only those who are most likely to face high medical costs. The plan was
for healthy people to pay premiums to offset the high costs for unhealthy
people. Since only unhealthy people will benefit, the others will find better
deals through their employers.Who will pay for this? Those who
Obama thought would pay are not opting in. The big problem with entitlements is
that their will never be enough paying in to support those taking out over the