Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 12:35 p.m. MST
So someone who is currently working full-time, who can’t afford the
government-mandated health coverage, (Which was supposed to SAVE everyone money)
may choose to work less hours to lower their income in order to receive a
subsidy for the health coverage. With their lower incomes they might then also
qualify for other government assistance programs (phones, food stamps, housing
assistance – who knows what else) But their lower incomes also mean
that they are paying less in federal taxes, so the government will have less
revenue to pay for all of these subsidies and other programs, and more people
wanting access to them – so what can the government do? Why tax the
‘rich’ of course! At least until someone figures out that you can
only borrow so much for so long and that at some point you will run out of other
people’s money. This is truly a financial disaster in the making.
I've never heard of government assistance providing phones. Is that
I have a good memory for my age and I distinctively remember Obama promising his
healthcare law would CREATE 4 million new jobs! That it would save the average
American family $2500 each year in health insurance premiums and revive our
entire economy! That if you liked your current healthcare plan/doctor, you can
keep it, period! What a pack of lies we were told since not ONE promise has
turned out to be true, no not one!
I think the previous comments are missing the point of this article.Many
Americans are stuck in jobs they don't want simple to keep their health
insurance. Maybe they have a pre-existing health that before January 1st would
have excluded them from the private insurance market. Maybe they have a family
and didn't want them to go uninsured. Maybe they were afraid to lose the
excellent benefits offered by their employer.So along comes the ACA which
creates a new marketplace for everyday Americans to buy private health
insurance. All the plans sold on the marketplace have excellent benefits. Their
health history (or their family's) doesn't matter anymore. They can
buy this new insurance if they start their own business or do consulting work.
So they voluntarily quit their job or go part-time--and get to keep
quality, and affordable health insurance.The ACA gives them a new and
better option to consider.How is that a problem?
What?!Obamacare will actually DECREASE jobs?(Sarcasm
"Off")US Post Office - brokeAmTrak - brokeFannieMae - brokeFreddieMac - brokeSocial Security - broke (I
mean, waaaaaaaay broke)Medicaid - brokeMedicare - brokeFederal
coffers/deficit - broke, to the 'measley' tune of $17+ trillion
(that's 17,000 BILLIONS, folks)30 million more patients, no extra
doctors....brilliantBut, hey, I'm sure one the Federal
Gov't gets involved in your healthcare, they'll do an excellent
job....Obamacare....a law so awesome that Pres. Obama and the very
Congress that rammed it into law are exempt from it. By all means, liberals,
please try to explain the justice in that.
I love my ObamaCare. GOP lies are being exposed for what they are. Continuing
to lie just makes it worse, as America realizes what is really going on.
@ToddCohen-The problem with people quitting their jobs (especially
with excellent benefits) or going part-time to start a new business is that they
will be making less money and qualify for more subsidies. So now the
working tax-payers get to foot the bill for the Americans who want to pursue
their dreams. Or, maybe some will end up actually making more money working
part-time by getting more subsidies, but they aren't pursuing anything.
Plus, they aren't earning a full-time wage and probably not paying anything
in taxes. How is that not a problem? How can that ever be
@ToddCohen:It’s a problem because OTHER people (working full-time)
have to pay for those folks’ insurance so they can “voluntarily quit
their job or go part-time”. They “get to keep” their
insurance because their friends, neighbors, and thousands of strangers are
working to pay for it. How is that fair, or sensible? FL Girl summed it
up best: This is truly a financial disaster in the making. (One that could
have been avoided)
Talk about spin. Last year we were told by many businesses that they would be
cutting employee hours to 29 to avoid having to pay for peoples insurance. Obama
was so worried that he used an executive action to remove the mandate on
business until after the election. Now it's the people reducing
their own hours so business doesn't have to pay for their insurance? It
sounds like business is trying to convince people to cut their own hours and use
public funding. Business doesn't hate welfare, it puts money in their
pocket by cutting their labor costs.
Obamacare has created an issue where more people are relying on government
handouts. They want the government programs to take care of them. People want
to be given things. Why should I work for anything these days when Obama and
several other politicians think it is our right to have everything we want and
do not need to work for it. America was built on hardworking Americans that work
everyday for what they receive. We need a total reform of many government
programs that will teach people that they will be rewarded for their hard work.
Are there things that are broken in our country? absolutely. Is Healthcare
broken in our country? absolutely. It still is. There is not an easy fix for it
because our senators and congress are too lazy to come together and look at what
the real problem is. Instead let's give handouts. The people deserve to be
given things. Why not, Obama will use his executive order to make it so anyway
if he doesn't get what he wants. Like a two year old throwing a tantrum.
To "Esther Simpson" this isn't a GOP lie. This is what the CBO,
the federal government itself, has estimated.My question is how much
worse does it need to get before liberals finally realize that the ACA is
causing more harm than good?
Esther,please tell us what lies the GOP told about Obamacare.Then compare them to the lies BO has told us about Obamacarethen
read the article about how it is killing jobs.glad you're
happySo a guy with a wife and three kids loses his job because if
Obamacare, but you're happy because you can now get your bunnion treatments
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