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Published: Thursday, Nov. 7 2013 2:40 p.m. MST

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I wonder if Barack Obama wants gay marriages to be the only marriages left anymore. It seems that way to me.

The Taxman
Los Angeles, CA

@CowboyDude,Razzle and others

The claim you are making that "To subsidize the other tax classes, health insurance companies expect retail private insurance to increase 100% per year for the next four years" is pure right-wing talking point rubbish. Please point to the statute that will make this occur.

I am fortunate to be in the top 1% of incomes and my healthcare is going up by 2% in 2014. Let's knock off the bull please.

Freeland, WA

I find the previous comments interesting. I believe that what Obama has done with health care is great. There are a few glitches, but I'm sure they will smooth out as time goes on. If Bush or Reagan had done this, I don't think some people would be saying the things they're saying. Obama is one of the greatest presidents we've ever had!

Utah Businessman
Sandy, UT


Great?! A few glitches?!

So, with health care costs already 10 times higher than they should be (see my earlier post regarding how high they are and why), you think it is great to pay politicians, attorneys, bureaucrats and paper-pushers billions of $ ON TOP of the astronomical health care costs?

It is pure lunacy--so incredibly expensive and inefficient!

As former LDS apostle Neal A. Maxwell stated, "The living of ONE principle is better than a THOUSAND compensatory governmental programs, which programs are, so often, like straightening deck chairs on the Titanic". ("Why Not Now", Ensign magazine, Nov. 1974)

Mount Pleasant, UT

To Patriot: You are generalizing when you state America voted for Obama. We did not as many thousands did not. It's those citizens and illegals that voted him in and we are all going to suffer because of that. Their knowledge and wisdom was limited when they cast their vote for Obama and look now what has happened to our wonderful United States of America.

Mount Pleasant, UT

To: Utah Bruin...you speak the truth and I appreciate that. Everything you stated is absolutely true and it's a shame it is - but it what it is. I worry so much about our children, grandchildren and greatgrand children. What kind of a life will they have? It breaks my heart what happened to our United States of America...the Land of the Free...

Durham, NC

@Lost.... one could equally say...

Corporatized Medicine:
Attack on the medical profession
Attack on our access to quality health care
Attack on our liberties
Attack on the responsible
Attack on our fiscal viability
Attack on truth
Attack on marriage

Do you really think the current insurance companies are working a much different methodology. Their main goal is revenue to shareholders while minimizing their cost - not yours. Do you really believe Humana, United Health Care, or any of the others are more worried about your health then they are about their next quarterly filing? Please don't tell me you believe these corporations are operating out of benevolence.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

The price of Health care is not going to be solved by placing a profit on a persons life. We have evididence of this for the past four decades.

Unfortunately, Obamacare/Romneycare is not the solution.

All, please do some caparative research of the US health care costs compared to other countries. Our healthcare costs have been a significant issue LONG before Obamacare/Romneycare. Why are we paying the most for healthcare and NOT getting the best healthcare?

Too many commentors are making this right vs left by making false accusations. We all have brains (I hope), please share ways to mitigate costs. Hint: The ER room for healthcare is not a solution.

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