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Published: Monday, June 24 2013 5:34 p.m. MDT

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jrgl
CEDAR CITY, UT

And where is Utah in all this? Are we still hoping Obamacare will go away? Where does the governor stand & is he going to deny Medicaid expansion? Seems like this issue os Obamacare & Medicaid expansion has been lost from the news stories...
It's Swallow, Swallow, Swallow...

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

There is no way taxpayers can pay for health insurance for 40-50 million Americans! And worse yet, your insurance premiums are exploding and your doctor may not take Obamacare patients and a government bureaucrat now is in charge of your healthcare! And perhaps worse of all, the IRS is in charge of enforcement! And we all know you can trust the IRS, right?

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

Mountainman:

I'd trust that "bureaucrat" (working for the our nonprofit government) a lot further than the for-profit insurance companies that have a 19% average profit AND pay their CEOs millions of dollars a year.

We pay for the uninsured anyway; at least this means they have to participate by paying into the system.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Reasonable. If don't like or trust your insurance company you can fire them. Not so with the Government's Obamacare, you can not opt out, your stuck with it! And the poor will not have to pay, their healthcare insurance will be paid for by taxpayers! And do you actually trust the IRS, really? Even though they spent $50 million taxpayer dollars on parties?

Utah Health Policy Project
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, Mountanman. Under our current health insurance system you can "fire" (Like Donald Trump) your insurance carrier whenever you like. And under Obamacare, you can do the same. Consumers will have dozens of choices for private insurance (Select Health, Molina, Arches) on the Utah ACA marketplace. And you can opt out and buy insurance in the private market whenever you want (except you won't get access to the tax credits).
The problem with our healthcare system is that too many people can't afford insurance--or are priced out because insurers don't want to cover their medical problems. Obamacare changes that. After January 1st, insurers can't deny you coverage because you had surgery six years ago, might get pregnant, or have diabetes. Plus, the amount you pay for insurance is based in what you can afford--not how sick you are.
Obamacare expands and strengthens our private insurance market and promotes personal responsibility by bringing more Utahns into coverage.

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