Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Actually the glitches occurring during the rollout of the ACA are quite similar
to the glitches that occurred during the rollout of Bush's Medicare part D
program. Those glitches were all worked out and now the program is almost
universally popular. At the time, however, more people disapproved of the
program than approved. Sound familiar?The biggest problem being
encountered by Obamacare is actually the sheer volume of people trying to log on
and apply, which has overwhelmed the computer system. That should be seen as a
sign of success. The insurance doesn't even go into effect until Jan. 1st
and people have until next April to sign up. No one should panic at this point
there is still plenty of time to sign up.
"That some people actually think the government can run the health care
system is frankly disturbing. It cannot. It will never work, and it would
bankrupt the economy while jeopardizing people's health with incompetency
and rationing." The good doctor hyperventilates. Medicare is efficient,
and the health systems of western Europe are efficient and the Canadian system
is efficient. I guess he wants people to be denied care because of preexisting
conditions and dropped from care when their cases are too lengthy and complex.
Non-covered people in their thousands have had to go to tent clinics to beg for
care - does the doctor find that beautiful? THAT is the reality of the private
health insurance jungle.
The will of the majority of Americans was expressed in the last election. Get
Imagine the possibilities if instead of monkeywrenching and foot-stomping, the
Republicans would have listened to the will of the American People AND the
Supreme Court of these United States? Imagine!
If Obamacare is really as bad as the repubs (and letter writers like these) make
it out to be, then it will sink by its own merits. Let Obamacare sink or swim on
its own.Shutting down the government and wrecking our economy
isn't an option. Sorry.
So it costs about the same amount as on of those new F35 jets that don't
work. You know, the ones repubs love so much they bought 2,500 of them. And they
So many of you cite the current law as if it is now etched in stone like the Ten
Commandments. Well, in our system, it isn't. Laws, even Constitutional
ammendments, can be changed. And as a favor, will one of you Obamacare
supporters please tell me why this system HAS to apply to all Americans? Why
not leave alone the best parts of our current health care system? Obama himself
said at the time that if you liked your plan or doctor you could keep it. Is
that reality? Apparantly not. Why did he have to lie to get his plan passed?
And as an American why should I support a lying President? The way this plan was
origionally sold was to help insure the 30 to 40 million uninsured people in the
country, not revamp the whole system. Again, what a lying President and bunch
"It's $634 million. That's the current price tag for
Healthcare.gov, the official website for Obamacare, "National
Review:"Um, no. If you follow the link above to the “U.S.
government records,” you’ll see that the exact figure for CGI, Inc.
is $634,320,919 and over 114 transactions dating back to 2008. Keep
in mind Obamacare was signed into law in 2010.The company originally
won the contract back in 2011."
That's why he's not my doctor.
To SC Fan: I get my insurance through my employer, so most of Obamacare
doesn't apply to me. Same with the majority of other Americans who are
insured through their employers. It also doesn't apply to anyone on
Medicare. That's a big majority of the country right there.Even
though it doesn't apply to me right now, I will be glad it's there in
case I ever lose my job.
Calling Obamacare a "glitch" is like calling Mt. Everest a hill.
It should be noted that the American Medical Association (AMA) endorses
ObamaCare. Most physicians recognize that ObamaCare extends medical insurance
to people who were previously denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions,
and they see that as a very good thing.
"That some people actually think the government can run the health care
system is frankly disturbing." All those poor disturbed Europeans.But it's really only the Republicans who think government is running
health care. And they are mistaken. I'm surprised that a medical doctor
would be so clueless about the ACA. I still have my insurance through my
employer. No government involvement. I still go to the same family doctor, the
same dentist, the same specialists, the same hospitals, all of which are
privately owned practices or facilities.The government involvement
here is to enforce a few rules to prevent the abuses our health-care system was
so adept at (like dropping sick people from insurance rolls) and to offer
options for coverage, but even these are not sponsored by government. They are
offered by private insurers who are taking advantage of a suddenly expanded
market.So what on earth is this letter writer ranting about? Has he
been listening to Rush and Glen too much?
To Dr David R. Boettger,I am no great fan of the ACA but if you think the
previous system was good for the country then you are stuck in your corporate
side not medical side. The former system flaws are well documented but just so
you know where I'm coming from it lacked one other perk. It lacked a
provision to provide a CPA to audit your bills for overcharges and an attorney
to advocate for the paid for benefits. The real solution is developing a single
payer system like the real world does. Then you could practice medicine rather
than be a corporation. You could eliminate some of the office staff which out
numbers providers on the average of 2-1. There is plenty of great examples how
that could work and you wouldn't even have to move to regular home. I
support HB676 which would save us 400 billion just in administration. Before you
scream, Americans are paying enough today in taxes, copays, deductibles etc to
pay for a single payer system. Until then, since it's the law of the land
then let's fix the flaws instead of harping on how we are going to
It worked for us. What else can I say?
Roland,Part D is universally popular?You mean all the liberals
who scream about how it was not paid for LOVE it? Ah, the inconsistency and
double standard of the left. Something we have come to expect.marxist,Deciding who gets treatment and when is efficient? Yeah, I
guess if people die or have their treatable conditions become terminal while
waiting is efficient, you could say that.curmudgeon,the will
of the people in 2010 said NO!!!!!! to obamacare and the GOP maintaining the
house in 2012 reaffirmed that. get over it. If it’s such a wonderful
law, why is BO deferring (without authority) the employer mandate? embarrassed,cannot defend obamacare, so you attack the good doctor and
the people who oppose it. Typical.Maverick,The GOP voted to
defund obamacare; BO and the dems decided it was more important than ALL the
rest of the government and voted to shut the government down and scare the
markets with talk of default.Ernest,No dem house members
representing areas where the F35s are to made voted against them, either.
RolandThen I assume it is there to "only" take care of the
currently uninsured? If so why are many having premiums rise, due to Obamacare?
And why is insuring the uninsured so expensive? To the tune of trillions if we
add it all up in the coming years. And why did Obamacare take a huge chunk of
money out of Medicare to fund the system in the first place? And if you lose
you job, there is a program where you can keep your health insurance by paying
for it yourself. Too expensive you say. Brings me back to why are some people
now being forced into Obamacare because they can't afford the plan they
had. I actually think Obama wants that to happen so we all will end up on a
single payer government run system. That, I believe, is the real end game for
Will everyone please stop calling it government-run health care. The mandate was
a conservative idea from the Heritage Foundation to avoid Canadian-style
"socialized medicine." Republicans originally embraced this
"compromise." It is why Romney adopted it for Massachusetts. The ACA is
run through PRIVATE insurance companies. The government does not administer or
operate hospitals, clinics, medical supply companies and pharmaceutical
companies. Government regulations are directed to insurance companies, such as
not denying coverage due to preexisting conditions, dropping coverage because of
expensive claims and children staying on their parent's health plan up to
age 26. The ACA is not even national health insurance. It is requiring everyone
outside of Medicare and Medicaid to have private health insurance.
To lost in D.C.: By universally popular I meant that the people that get it tend
to like it. Any politician attempting to repeal it now would have to deal with
mobs of angry senior citizens. Yes, I'm still upset that it was
unfunded, and continues to be unfunded. I don't know how anyone that
considers himself to be a conservative can go along with an entitlement program
that has no funding source. Say what you want about the ACA, at least it's
When this is a wreck the liberals better show some guts and own up to it. This
100% their responsibility. But I'm leaving the country. I would rather live
in Mexico now anyway.
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