@MountanmanI am honest, I'm in an age bracket that got health
insurance under Obamacare because I'm under 26 but I'm old enough that
without Obamacare I would fall off it.@kaparowitzYou can move
somewhere where Obama isn't president.@A1994Yes, if
Obamacare is repealed I will lose my health insurance. Of course I'll spent
about 1,200 dollars to buy a new one.@Utah GirlRomney was an
adult when the priesthood ban was still in effect, it's arguably a valid
question to ask why he was in a church that had that policy in place, and a
valid question if he thinks it was wrong for the ban to ever have been in place
(Huntsman has renounced the priesthood ban saying it shouldn't have ever
been done).@cvalI had to wait months in America to see a
specialist for a condition that required surgery to take care of. My father in
Germany had to wait a couple days to see a specialist for a condition that
required surgery to be taken care of.
Observation Deck,The broker that works with my organization is
wrong? This company brokers for over 50 organizations in Utah and works with
all the major insurance carriers in Utah and their statement on the cost of
Obamacare come from the insurance companies as he receives their renewal rates.
I highly doubt that they are wrong. Lets be factual and not use the scare
tactics and misinformation of the far right talk show crowd. Health care in
this country was killing the American worker long before Obamacare came to be,
we need to end the demagoguery and solve the problem. We also need to end the
government regulation demagoguery as well. My insurance is high because I pay
for a large number of people who don't have insurance, not government
regulation and that does not change with or without Obamacare. Its time for
real solutions by real leaders not blaming the other side to try and win an
These comments leave me shaking my head. The article is not about health care
or insurance. It is about Romney and his religion. Strings like this make me
question the value of soliciting comments. I am more interested to hear why it
is is OK for Romney to avoid talking about his religion in one moment, then
talking about it in the next if it suits his purpose. As the campaign goes on,
he won't be able to get away with this, particularly with the cumulative
effect of everything being said and done in the 2012 campaign.
EnglishAlan: I have lived under the UK National Health Service. To say it works
perfectly well is just not true. Long lines, poor service, waiting lists,
rationing... the list goes on and on.Sure, its available to everyone
at no cost. It is equally poor for everyone.This is the lie of
socialism. Everyone is equal... equally poor!!!
Fred, your broker is wrong. This is the first year that preventative care must
be covered by insurance companies (first phase of Obamacare) and the insurance
companies are quoting premium increases of 20% year over year. Yes, we have had
10% increases annually, but now we have doubled that. It costs the insurance
companies significantly more to provide preventative care for everyone instead
of paying for the much smaller number that get sick. Don't
misunderstand, I am all for having a routine health exam to make sure I am in
working order, but I don't mind paying a co-pay or a percentage of that
visit. Fundamentally, access to healthcare is not a right. Should we take care
of the sick? Absolutely. But having the government dictate how that is paid for
is simply wrong.
English Alan. Your country is going broke and you don't really pay for the
true cost of your defense. The US subsidizes Europes defense. If you had to
pay for your true costs your socialistic HC would already be dashed. It will do
it anyway in a few years. The solution to HC is no government.
Since the governments intrusion into the market, and every new fix, the costs
just go higher. I don't have time to explain everything here. Bottom line
is that the connection between cost of healthcare and personal accountability
and responsibility must be intact. Employer or government based HC corrupt that
John F. Kennedy always said he was running as a Democrat not as a Catholic when
these questions came up. Romney sounds like he's trying to do something
Mitt's gonna get hit with an assortment of distraction questions that cast
aspersions of cultic nonsense. It's not about what Mitt believes, or about
LDS doctrines, it's about scaring voters who've been predisposed to
religious bigotry by generations of intolerant and manipulative clergy and
religious bigots who've planted seeds of fear in the hearts of their
atl134Believe it or not, Obamacare is a complete joke.Hear it from me people, and you may or may not believe it. I have clinicals
twice a week at a major hospital here in Utah two times a week. During this
last school year, I have been told straight from patients (who I have never met
before) that Obamacare has already made it so they can't get colonoscopies,
diabetic amputations, and breast removal for cancer.Why can't
they get these? Because they are too old, and the federal government has
personally told them that they will not be paid for under the new healthcare
bill. Why would these strangers tell me all this? This has to be made up.
They just hate the President and his bill and are making rumors. Right? Obamacare is a tax-raising death for a lot of people. But what do the
I just don't understand your reticence in the US over healthcare. We have
had a National Health Service in the UK since 1947, and it works perrfectly
well. The only time I have had any problem with healthcare was in California,
when my 16 year-old daughter was taken ill. we had health insurance to a level
on $10Million, and still the hospital took three hours to treat my daughter, as
the health insurance "was not with an American Company." My daughter
could have died whilst they dithered. (It turned out our insurance had an
American sister company.)I am far from anti-American, (very
pro-American in most things)not a left-wing socialist, (I am condidered far
right) but just cannot understand why the least capable in society can be just
cast off as lazy, feckless or a drain on resources. I believe any civilised
country can only be judged by how it treats it's most at risk citizens. I
thought that your Constitution was for the people, by the people and of the
people. It seems over the years that it has been amended by putting the words
"some of" into each stanza.
atl134,People create their burdens.
I am still waiting for an answer from Obama about Rev. Wright. How is it that
he gets a free pass.
The problem with US healthcare is that it is fragmented state to state. Simply
remove the barriers to insurance providers offering their products in all fifty
states and the market will take care of itself.I am sorry but the US
government is not capable of creating or operating something as at once large
and as personal as health care. As has happened with energy, education, the
environment and just about any other 20th century invention of our Congress, it
would just grind to a halt in a monstrous bureacracy that will serve no one
properly. Capitalism is still the best and only way.Ask yourself
this: why is the president of the Western Hemisphere's newest socialist
state going to Cuba for health care? Because his doesn't work either.
Dad,I hate to break it to you but health care costs have been rising
at or near double digits long before Obama Care was even discussed. If you
don't like Obama care fine I understand that. In discussing the
"cause" for our almost 10% increase in our insurance costs for the
current year our insurance broker told us that Obama care accounted for a little
over 1% of the increase. I would really appreciate it if the far right would
come up with an alternative to Obama care to solve the health care crisis.
Please don't throw out "free market" either. The free market under
republican presidents has led to consistent double digit increases. Anyone can
take shots at another persons plan, but real leadership provides a real
alternative which the republicans have yet to do.
Asking Romney questions about Church Doctrine from earlier times (God can change
that when He feels the time is right, which He did in 1978), makes about as much
sense as asking Santorum about the Crusades, or the Catholic Church's
persecution of people during the Middle Ages. That is the past, and has no
bearing on today. I am LDS, white, and I have no problem with interracial
marriages. I know many families who have adopted children of other races because
they were orphans. We are all God's children. I wish people would just
forget the religion issues and focus on fixing the problems in our country!
@atl134Are you telling me that, unless Obamacare stays intact, you
have NO health insurance? Sorry, I don't buy it. I have family members
with pre-existing conditions who can still get health insurance. As
for the article and the reporter, I have no doubt that Mitt Romney believes in
the Book of Mormon. What's the point? Is he saying that Romney is a
racist if he does? Does anyone really believe Mitt Romney is a racist?
To atl134: I know what you mean. Our healthcare system is a mess!!at the same
time, I have seen my own healthcare costs go from affordable to nearly
unaffordable (prescriptions particularly). This has been as a result of
obamacare. My.company simply can't maintain the coverage they've had
in the past and the cost is passed onto me. This only makes sense though;
somebody has to pay for it. Now in my eyes I don't think it is fair for me
to be required to help pay healthcare costs for another when I can't hardly
afford to pay for my own family. It's certainly broken and needs fixed but
obamacare is not the answer that most Americans need; it only works for a small
population of Americans.
atl134 (or is it alt134)You can always move to Canada. I hear
it's the land of utopia when it comes to health insurance. (sarcastic)
but, my not having to pay for your insurance will lesson mine.
@ atl. Be honest! Obamacare is NOT your health insurance! The only way it ever
will be is if; #1 You cannot afford your own private insurance, which millions
of people will claim, just to force other people to pay for you another welfare
entitlement) which will bankrupt our country! #2: It is ruled constitutional
(unlikely) by the Supreme Court.
Get a job and buy it like I do. And if you are denied insurance for some
condition pay for it. And if you can't the state will help you out. We
can improve HC but not by increasing federal involvement.
Just a bait question trying to throw off Romney. No one has problems with
interracial marriage. There are two families in my neighborhood that have
interracial marriages. Black, white, Polynesian and white. No one cares. What a
joke of a question. People try to make race an issue when it isn't. This
shouldn't be news, but it is on every news network. Let's move along
and focus on real issues: the economy, unemployment--and the biggest one in my
opinion--our nation's debt problem. Good for Romney for answering it
quickly and moving back to what is most important.
Taking away my health insurance sure isn't going to lessen my burdens