Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 3:45 p.m. MST
The amount of over the top rhetoric about the ACA is simply mind boggling!
There have been numerous news articles analyzing the claims of people who who
have "been thrown off" of their individual coverage plans and the reason
is quite clear. The individual policies are commonly referred to as "junk
coverage" and are so lousy that no one in their right mind would keep them
now that the ACA has established minimum quality standards. Many times reporters
covering the stories found vastly superior policies at equal or lesser costs!This editorial is typical of the blind hatred that the right has for
anything that has President Obama's name on it. It is a real shame that
the conservative movement has lost touch with reality to such a large degree!
Another brilliant article Dr. Krauthammer! Should be mandatory reading in every
school and college in America! Obamacare is really nothing more than good old
George W. Bush's Medicare part D program got off to a start that was just
as rocky as the ACA. Was Mr. Krauthammer complaining about that? Of course not.
when trust is not a priority, then lies will do just as well. the media,
abetted by the lying criminals in Washington, and the patronizing
'do-gooders' that will lie as they wish so that they can take away
choice and liberty. Charles hit it dead center.
All these people who wanted to keep what turns out to be substandard insurance
is an indication of how badly we need a single payer health care system.
Counting themselves among the insured, yet not covered for any number of
situations, they seem destined to face catastrophe or end up in an emergency
liberal larry,Though you didn't try to, you made Krauthammer's
point again. You say the plans people had were "junk policies." Maybe
people chose policies they could afford. Who are you to tell them they have to
change? That was one of the article's three main points; paternalism.2nd, if they found better plans at a better price on the exchange, it
was because they were subsidized by the government. You surely must understand
that those "better" policies cost more than the "worse
policies." The price on the exchange is the subsidized price. Again, just
as the article said, subterfuge is being used. You think it is cheaper but it is
really a tax transferring wealth from one to another.
Actually "Obamacare" should be called "HeritageFoundatioCare" or
perhaps "GingrichCare" since it is for the most part a re-do of the
health care package drafted by the ultra-right-wing, "conservative"
Heritage Foundation and strongly promoted by Newt Gingrich as an alternative to
Hillary Clinton's heath care initiative in the 1990s. The Heritage
Foundation program even included the insurance mandate that the far right now so
strongly despises. Food for thought.
Liberals demanding that everyone get "quality" insurance, as defined by
them, ignore the benefits of freedom of choice.Single young people
with no health problems find a high deductible catastrophic policy fine for
their needs. This allows them to invest the money saved in things that they
want more, including saving for future needs. To force them to buy an
Obama-defined "quality" policy that covers pregnancy (for men!); drug
treatment (for non-drug users); coverage for children under age 26 (when they
have no children) and frequent doctor visits (when once a year is sufficient) is
just robbing from some people to pay others. This is usually a crime, but not
when socialist governments force people to buy stuff they don't want or
need, so the government can give it to other people.Only those who
want single payer government run healthcare can support this.Dr.
Krauthammer clearly states exactly what is happening, and for what reasons.Obama is "fundamentally transforming this country" and not at
all in a good way.Repeal Obamacare. Replace with totally free
market insurance options.Obamacare- It's enough to make anyone
The statement was always "keep your policy if you like it" and not
anything about it being substandard. No matter whether this turns out good or
bad, it was hoisted on us be deceit and is not what was promised. As always the
liberals here are once again blaming republicans for something not a single one
supported. Why do democrats take responsibility for nothing?
So two of the best arguments that can be make against the ACA are that we
should have the freedom to choose lousy insurance, and that having a minimum
standard of coverage is paternalistic? Do you recognize how weak these
arguments are? I think that constant attack on all things Obama is
starting to get ridiculous!
The lies being told by Obama's supporters that ObamaCare is just warmed
over RomneyCare or someother SubstituteTheNameCare are simply that - lies.Obama lied when he told us that families would save $2,500 per year on
ObamaCare.Obama lied when he told us we could keep our PRESENT
health care coverage - if we desired.Obama lied when he told us that
everyone would be covered under ObamaCare without raising prices.Obama lied when he told us that there would be no "death panels".
Kathleen Sebelius already tried to deny coverage that would have resulted in the
death of that little 10-year-old if others had not overruled the decision of
that "death panel".Bribes were paid to Senators to buy their
vote - Nebraska and Louisiana. Bribes were paid to unions to get them to
support it - they could keep their "cadilac plans" without penalty.Nothing is as promised. Obama and his followers are still lying and
pointing fingers instead of owning ObamaCare and fixing it so that it follows
everything promised.Obama refuses to implement ObamaCare. We should
all refuse to participate until all promises are kept - 100% - without
Dr. Kruathammer did you leave out the flat out provable lies told by the King.
Oh yea you did but I though I would mention it anyway.Seem Nixon resigned over a
less important lie.
Charles, Charles, Charles.... why must you right wingers continue to be so
naïve? You toss around words like "mendacity" and
"falsehood" without examining or admitting the necessities that lie
behind President Obama's statements. Rather than "falsehood", we
progressives prefer... "a statement for better truth". You see, we KNOW
what is best for you people. We know you wouldn't elect people like us if
were totally honest concerning the details of our plans. Trust me, Charles, you
will look back at this moment in history as a minor bump in the road and feel
great embarrassment for writing this column... when we are living in the Utopia
that President Obama has planned for us.
I find it ironic how people are declaring the death of the ACA.... how it wont
work, can't be fixed, and that corporate American just wouldn't be
this stupid. Lets review some real history to set the record straight.1) The biggest entity that needed bailing out during the collapse during the
last 2 years of the Bush Administration was, yes, and insurance company.2) Even the best and biggest and well respected companies have launched
products which failed to be well received when launched. Anyone remember
Windows Me.. and the lovely paper clip that was supposed to help us all out?
Or Google's response to Facebook? What, you don't remember it? Yeah,
it has been replaced. How about the "New" Coke. Surely Coke has, and
had one of the best brand names in corporate America. And yet, they failed to
launch a product correctly. There are many more examples. Need we say Ford
Pinto? And yet, all these have survived, and in the end, provided great
products and services.America is at risk... and it isn't from
the ACA. It is from failing to address the real risks to our future.
Obama isn't lying? What?Our world has become so gray. It used
to be black and white. Clear lines on truth and lies.More and more
people believe in situational integrity, which is not integrity at all.The line has been drawn. Choose your side.Truth or lies.
I'm not talking about democrats and republicans either. Most politicians
have become liars. that is why we need term limits.I'm talking
about the truth. A Spade
Real Clear Politics has Obamacare at its highest favorable rating this past week
than it's had in the previous 3 years even despite the website issues. It
turns out that the people in the states that have their own Obamacare exchanges,
and those getting through to the website, actually are starting to find that
they like what they see.
If my washing machine could spin as much as the democrats are trying to spin on
Obamacare I would not need a dryer. Obama said over and over, "If you like
your insurance, you can keep it. Period. That didn't leave much wiggle
room for a misunderstanding. I know I didn't misunderstand. Although I am
sure bad insurance policies exist, there are lots of smart people in this
country who actually do their homework when purchasing insurance. They compared
coverages, reviewed prices and read the fine print prior to selecting coverage.
Not everyone needs the government to tell them what is best for them.
Mike,The "little 10 year-old" you love to go on about was in
that situation because children that young usually aren't authorized for
lung transplants (Fortunately, the rules were able to be changed in her case.)
It had absolutely nothing to do with Obamacare or "death panels" and
you've been told that multiple times on this board, so why do you keep
repeating that lie? It's not going to magically come true, you know...
Actually Obamacare sits on a foundation of the Heritage Foundation, Romney-care
and republican doublespeak.
@liberal larry:"The amount of over the top rhetoric about the ACA is
simply mind boggling!"You mean rhetoric like... 'if you
like your doctor you can keep your doctor. PERIOD! If you like your healthcare
insurance you can keep your healthcare insurance. PERIOD!'? That's
not rhetoric. That's bald faced prevarication... lying."The individual policies are commonly referred to as 'junk
coverage' and are so lousy that no one in their right mind would keep
them..."So, you're saying... Americans are no longer
allowed to make their own decisions about health insurance. Barack Hussein
Obama will make them for you.What's next?@Roland
Kayser"George W. Bush's Medicare part D program got off to a
start that was just as rocky as the ACA."George W. Bush's
Medicare part D is completely voluntary."Was Mr. Krauthammer
complaining about that? Of course not."There's nothing
there to complain about. The decision is left to the individual the way it
aughta be.@Hutterite:"All these people who wanted to keep
what turns out to be substandard insurance..."What does a 65
year old man need with obstetrics/gynecology insurance coverage?
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