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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 8:51 a.m. MST

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HaMMerHitz1
Kaysville, UT

Ya, you can receive help getting through the system. The question is can you actually afford the insurance once you get it?.....and if so, can you keep your own doctor? Sadly, the answer is probably NO!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

In my experience, Obamacare insurance is only affordable IF you qualify for a subsidy. Otherwise you are forced to pay higher premiums, higher deductibles and higher co-pays. I am left with the knowledge that Obama and the Democrats blatantly lied to us again and again about this "affordable" healthcare law.

byufootballrocks
Herndon, VA

I didn't make $94,200 this year despite living well, so I'm eligible for a "subsidy" for my health insurance? You mean "government welfare." And don't be dishonest, don't call it a "tax credit" - it's welfare, plain and simple.

And welfare is like alcohol - once you try it and get hooked on it, it's very difficult to get out of the habit, to get the drug out of your system.

No food stamps, no welfare, and no government "subsidies" for health care. It's taking money from one's fellow citizens. And it's sending the whole nation down the sad road of socialism, where everything in our lives will be controlled by the government, which is already the case in Denmark, Sweden, France, you name it. Totally stagnant nations and economies because the people gave up their individual freedom for handouts and dependency.

And where does the money come from? From other taxpayers, other people, fellow citizens, and also from businesses. So we have one half the nation living off the other half. This leads to the destruction of the soul.

FelisConcolor
North Salt Lake, UT

True, you can get health insurance under Obamacare.

It will cost significantly more, you likely won't be able to keep your own doctor, and you'll have to navigate an unsecure website that is down more often than it is up to register and hope the IRS agrees that you qualify for partial subsidies, but in the strictest sense of the term yes, you can get health insurance.

Isn't Obamacare great?

mohokat
Ogden, UT

What ever info you get be careful. It very well may not be the truth.Truth is scarce when it comes to Obamacare.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

If you bought your insurance from an ad on a telephone pole, you are likely LOSING it -- for good reason. Consumer Reports called that "Junk Insurance". Why pay $50 a month for something that only covers the first $50 of your bill ... and not hospitalization?

What happens if you get cancer, if your child breaks his leg ($5,000), if you have a baby ($10,000)? Do you really think NOW that the $50/month plan you have is better than "Obamacare"?

People, you just want US (the taxpayers and insured) subsidize your insurance WITHOUT you taking any personal responsibility for your healthcare. One solution I recently read, is to "just have a spaghetti dinner at the ward" to cover medical emergencies. No one can eat that much spaghetti every night.

Spend some time on Google and read Consumer Reports about "junk insurance".

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

ObamaCare is NOT ready. That's the plain truth. Obama only had three years to prepare and he only spent $600,000,000 for his ObamaCare website. Who could possibly think that three years and $600 million would be enough to push through heath-insurance? After all, when I had my license to sell health-insurance, it took two weeks of study and about $250 for the materials and test. At that point, I was licensed to sell health insurance in Utah.

I didn't have to read a 2,000 page "manual" that contradicted itself. I didn't have to bribe Senators and unions to get them to go along with my desire to sell insurance. I was FORBIDDEN to make false representations about what the policy covered, what it cost and when it went into effect. If I misrepresented it in any way, I would lose my license.

Of course, none of that applies to Obama. He told us lie after lie after lie. He's not ready to "sell" his policies. He refuses to implement parts of ObamaCare, but he will penalize us if we don't waste our time and our money buying his insurance.

J Thompson
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Obama wants to punish those whom he caused to lose jobs because of ObamaCare. He will "fine" them if they don't buy insurance, when many already had insurance before Obama messed everything up. Of course, those who support ObamaCare will just snicker and tell me that I'm trying to mislead because those without jobs will have their insurance paid by Obama's best friend, that mythical "rich guy" who pays all the personal welfare bills of those who receive government welfare.

There is no free lunch. Somebody has to pay every cent on every policy. Those who are able to pay will pay more than their share so that Obama can buy votes from those whose jobs he destroyed with ObamaCare. Those who can pay will continue to pay for those who misuse the system. Those of us who are decades past child bearing age will have to buy maternity insurnace.

ObamaCare is nothing but "Chicago Protection" on a national scale. You either buy "protection" or the big black limo pulls up. In this case, the big black limo is being driven by the IRS that Obama will use to force us to buy HIS insurance.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Some are repeating the talking point that existing plans are from "ads on telephone poles" and not good plans.
Don't buy the hype. 92 million people will lose their plans from their company as this rolls out. Some of the best hospitals in the country will not accept ACA plans.
This is more than just low ends plans; this is about many more plans that had decent coverage at reasonable prices.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

You’ve almost always been able to buy health insurance. This just reduces your choices and makes it more expensive.

Is your personal information safe on the site? Do they have their security certificate yet?

It is not reasonable to buy insurance from an ad on a telephone pole. It is not reasonable to buy almost ANTHYING without doing research on it. Why someone calling themselves “reasonable person” would offer such an unreasonable example as a defense of the indefensible Obamacare is beyond me.

Mike,
Obamacare will NEVER be ready!

Interloper
Portland, OR

Only people who have no health care insurance or who have policies that do not meet minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act are directly impacted. There will be no direct impact for the large majority of Americans, who work for employers who offer real health care insurance. Employers of fewer than 50 Prople need not provide insurance at all. Their employees will either qualify for Medicaid or buy insurance that meets all ACA requirements on a federal or state exchange.

The plans acceptable under 'Obamacare' are more affordable than current policies. That is even more so once subsidies are applied. Some folks will pay no premiums at all. Health care insurance for others, usually the young, will cost less than $100 per months in premiums. This is why we call the ACA 'reform.'

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

It's just the usual radio parrots posting the same thing over and over no matter what facts are given they continue their tirade as instructed by their overlord dropouts and billionaire grass roots party.

Most of their posts have nothing to do with the actual article they just post "socialism" when they clearly have no Idea what the word means.

2 weeks of casual study and your $250 check cleared, and your an expert? I thought you were a constitutional expert?

Footballrocker don't be dishonest, did you attend school? Do you use roads? You are a socialist my friend.

In my experience, nothing has changed, surprising how all the radio folk have somehow been targeted for abuse, I bet it's a conspiracy, you guys should call glenn.

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