So, the Republicans in congress, e.g. Lee, Stewart, Bishop want to delay
implementation of the ACA. What are people like these supposed to do? Health
care delayed is health care denied. Don't they care at all?
Healthcare is not a right nor is it a matter of caring too much or too little,
it comes down to being mandated (ordered) by the federal government to purchase
a privately sold product or service regardless if the customer wants it, needs
it, or can afford it. Under ACA, it will cost my family of five over
$8,000 per year for the minimum healthcare, with a $5,000 deductible. This is
basically insurance that no one in my family will be able to use unless they are
literally hit by a truck and run up a hospital bill of $5,000 or more. All
office visits are out of pocket and it doesn't cover prescriptions, vision
or dental. My monthly payment will be over $600.00 per month and my
current mortgage is $980, so it's like having another home or a REALLY nice
car. Would like to pay do pawn some debt, pay my kids tuition, or just invest
the money, but not now.
All of our local congressman are controlled by the tea party.
re:Dr. ThomUnder socialism you don't make the decision where or
how your money is spent - the government does. AmeriKa has changed - remember
hope n change??
Money is being sucked out of our society, and dependence is being promoted.
@Dr. Thom:You can't win.If you can afford
insurance, the government says you're rich, and must pay a little more. Got
to level the playing field.
The number of people who will be helped by Obamacare is relatively small
compared to those who will be hurt by it. That is now becoming obvious and is
the reason so many in the country have changed their minds about Obamacare and
are now solidly opposed to it. @ Marxist:I must admit
that your moniker makes me want to automatically discount any comment you leave.
However, you do need to be corrected. Republicans only want to delay the
mandatory use of Obamacare by giving individuals an extra year to decide if they
really want it or not. How could that possibly be a bad thing? Obama has
already given that same option to unions and certain special interest groups.
Individual citizens deserve that same right. @ one vote:Our local congressmen are not controlled by the Tea Party. But thankfully,
they've decided to follow it's principles. They are currently in-line
with what nationally polls are now showing... that the majority of citizens in
this country are now opposed to Obamacare. As such, they are doing exactly what
we elected them to do... represent the will of the majority of their
Dr Thom said "Healthcare is not a right..."Spoken like
someone with decent health insurance.
Perhaps we need to take our Congresscrritters to meet some of these people in
Talked to someone who registered for an Obamacare plan in North Carolina. Type 1
diabetic, pre existing condition. Premium: $575 per month. Deductible: $13,785.
Yeah. That's not a misprint. The penalty for her not to have insurance is
$4,375 per year. She has to include payment with her taxes next year. Or, she
can give her bank info and they'll deduct the penalty on a weekly,
bi-weekly or monthly basis. If she doesn't pay, she gets a federal tax
lien. How's that for your "free" health care?
The only reason republicans are fighting this so hard is that they know people
will like it, they can't offer anything else with the t-party around even
though mandated insurance WAS THIER own idea and they will lose a lot of
elections once people find out they have been lying about it all this time.It's called desperation not conscience.Lie in the bed
you made and for once stop lying.
The Judge says "Yeah. That's not a misprint. The penalty for her not to
have insurance is $4,375 per year."The penalty for not having
health insurance in 2014 is a maximum of 1% of your annual income. The person
in your 'story' therefore makes $437,500.00 a year. You're
telling me that a person that makes almost 1/2 million dollars a year with type
1 diabetes 1) doesn't have health insurance, and 2) can't afford $575
a month for it to cover her health problems?I'm sure there will
be people swayed by your 'some people say' argument, but the numbers
don't even add up.
re UTMCI appreciate your comments. People get on here all the time
and just type whatever. You're right... the numbers don't add up. I know the DNEWS is biased, but I wishy they'd stop blocking my
comments because of my sarcasim and start blocking comments that are 'made