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Published: Monday, April 21 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Saint George, UT

Gary O: This is what I learned, but I learned it 40 years ago! The Democratic War on Poverty, something that was supposed to end poverty, was a ruse then to gain more money and power but nothing else. No problems were solved. The War on Poverty only got worse. Government made people more dependent, less able to function as a free responsible moral being, and destroyed initiative, almost to the utter destruction of cultures, including the black culture, the very people that it was supposed to help. How much further objective reality do you need before you whimper "uncle?" Health Care is not right and it has nothing to do with right or left; It has everything to do with compassion, charity, and goodness freely expressed without government aid or intrusion. Government destroys charity. Government destroys initiative. Government ruins lives, abuses the people that need help the most, and burdens future generations with its corruption of that which is good and true! Independent minded people recognize this and without hesitation stand up for what this country needs to do to change so as to help everyone. It isn't ObamaCare!

Saint George, UT

Marxist: Perhaps if anyone that believes in Marx or Socialism would outline where there is any personal responsibility involved in government sponsored healthcare or any other government idea, more would be more apt to listen! Since I have never heard, once, how they would intend to do it, is it any wonder that any one with any common sense would reject it! I'm a listener, however foolish it may be to continue to do so, so please give me a plan that I can support!

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"After all it was Republicans in Congress who REFUSED to participate in designing ObamaCare.

That's right. Obama practically begged them to help shape the law, but they snubbed him. . . That's right, Republicans in Congress refused to help legislate the MOST IMPORTANT LAW of the 21st century."

Guys, what GaryO is really saying is that the Democrats NEED Republican input, otherwise they can't make a successful law. If only the Republicans had helped, it might be a good law.

The others are right. Obama did not want Republican input. That quote you said was simply a quote. Actions speak louder than words. Here's another quote from Obama: "You can keep your doctor. Period." To give you an idea of how little a quote can mean, here's an example from a European leader last century:

"First, we swear to yield to no force whatever in restoration of the honor of our people... Secondly, we pledge that now, more than ever, we shall strive for an understanding between the European peoples, especially for one with our Western neighbor nations... We have no territorial demands to make in Europe!... Germany will never break the peace!" -- Hitler, 1936

Deep Space 9, Ut

I don't think that the liberals actually read the article. The people in the article got insurance, but still cannot afford to go to the doctor. If the goal is to get people to the doctor's office rather than the ER, the ACA is a failure. What good does the insurance do for the average person if they can't afford the high deductables?

To "cmsense" so far no bankruptcies have been avoided, and we probably will have more because of the ACA.

In the article it described the nurse who was able to buy insurance. However, if she has a medical problem and doesn't have the money to pay for a doctor's visit or ER visit she doesn't go. She said that if she goes to the ER that she will have a debt to that hospital. The typical bankruptcy for medical bills involves a few thousand dollars, which would probably be just a few visits to the ER.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

ACA s effort to maximize insurance coverage which will lower costs. Great to see it working so well.

Deep Space 9, Ut

To "one vote' but even on that one item, the ACA has failed.

According to Forbes "49-State Analysis: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Premiums By Average Of 41%" the cost of insurance has gone up for people in most states. Only 8 states saw a decrease in premiums. Nevada's premiums went up by 179%.

How does raising the cost of premiums by an average of 41% lower the cost of insurance? Do you pay more to save money?

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