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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 7 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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West Jordan, UT

What an unbelievable lack of leadership from Herbert. Can't say I'm surprised in the least.

Kearns, UT

lost in DC:

The GAO is a non-partisan accounting group that reports on the financial value of all bills in congress. They have reported that Obamacare/ACA will reduce the deficit by nearly $1 Trillion in 10 years.

They have also stated that repealing Obamacare/ACA will increase the deficit by up to $250 Billion a year. That is $2.5 Trillion increase to the deficit in 10 years.

I do recommend that you research Obamacare on your own and not listen to the talking heads on the radio. That way you get the whole truth and not just the truth that they state.

Obamacare has already increased medical access for millions of people who wouldn't have access. The costs have been absorbed by current policy holders as their children have been able to be covered on their plans longer.

Also, Utah has seen the number of medicaid users increase but the costs go down. This is due to the larger pool allowing better control over the rates.

General Welfare is being promoted and provided for. Access to medical care is increasing without increasing costs to the general public and the deficit is decreasing.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

I see you didn't bother looking at what I said, only that I contradicted you. I repeat what I said, with a little added to help clarify for you.

The GAO assumptions included reductions to medicare spending, which, as I said before, will not happen as congress fears too much the senior vote. I admonish YOU to look at the GAO's assumptions rather than just its conclusions and tuning in to MSNBC.

Also, know that the GAO, as stated by the former HEAD of the GAO (not by some nameless wonk on the radio, as you implied), designs its studies to arrive at the conclusions congress desires.

As I said before, depending on what assumptions you make, you can arrive at any conclusion you want. Obamacare will reduce deficits IF those assumptions are all realized, just like you will stay dry in a monsoon, IF it doesn't rain. Neither set of assumptions resemble reality in the least.

You say the costs have been absorbed by current policy holders - you are correct, my premiums HAVE gone UP! So much for BO's lie that his plan would REDUCE costs by $2500 per family.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: one old man Ogden, UT

The Democrats had a chance to replace Gov. Herbert with one of their own in the last election. Fortunately Peter Corroon lost that election 31.8% to 64.2%. Unless and until the Democrats can come up with a candidate that shares our values the results in the future are very likely to stay that way.

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