States fear loss of health care aid under president's health care overhaul

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 6, 2013 10:50 p.m.

    Is Obama exempt from his health care overhaul?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 6, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    There should be no federal health care. This is a local matter.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 4, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    "The root of the problem is that the federal health care law capped spending on the program at $5 billion, and the money is running out because the beneficiaries turned out to be costlier to care for than expected".

    When "selling" a new program, the administration downplayed and underreported true costs. Additionally, this health care effort on the federal level is being attempted for the first time, with likely surprises.

    The surprises are exaggerated because Democrats did not allow Republican input and time to vet the bill/law. Indeed, Pelosi's laughable statement that the bill must be passed so they can read what is in it, may summarize the entire process nicely.

    Regardless of facts, regardless of the truth or error of previous posts, this law is costing more than anticipated. In fact, information is now coming out that it is has not reduced the cost of insurance at all, and is actually contributing to the increased costs of health care.

    Who would of thought this could happen?

    The process, characters (Democrats), and this poor law have created a mess. Democrats should pay dearly at the polls.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 4, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Seventy five percent of fraud, and other crimes are committed by liberal democrats.

    Eliminating many of our entitlement programs will squeeze out the fraud, and fix our health care problems. It'll take away our deficit spending, and other economic problems.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 4, 2013 12:17 a.m.

    If the health plan fails, Obama will blame Bush

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    May 3, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    Health insurance and health care are different. Arguments that consider those two things the same are fundamentally flawed. Many "uninsurables" still receive health care. Many persons intentionally choosing to go without health insurance still receive health care.

    Obamacare is about insurance, not care. It should be called Obama-insurance.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 3, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Isn't this entire story and the reactions above just about the states' right crowd whining that federal money isn't coming their way? It seems to me the 10th Amendment crowd needs to step up and pay for these "uninsurables", if they really believe what they say.

    Where are the churches? Where are the private charities? Isn't that supposed to be the answer, not the federal government?

    I think what we're going to find out is the Heritage Foundation / Mitt Romney / Obamacare approach to health insurance has so many holes in it that the HillaryCare idea that these conservative ideas were meant to counter is really the only rational way forward: a Single Payer system.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 3, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    Obamacare is a mess. That's why the majority of Americans did not support it and still don't. This "trainwreck" was passed over the heads of the American people by paternalistic liberals using parliamentary dirty tricks because it could never have passed otherwise. Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

    I'm trying to have faith that Congress will do something about this before it's too late because to fail to do so will result in total collapse. If Romney had been elected we would be on our way to getting ourselves extricated from this disaster. But, enough people were fooled to allow Obama to carry on the catastrophe.

    Sometimes it seems that I am not even living in the country in which I was born. Please pray for our country.

  • Lane Myer Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    All of you realize that these people with pre-existing conditions were UNINSURED before Obamacare, right? This is the first coverage that they have had in a while. Do you want the government to overrun the cap? Do you want the government to just drop them? should they have never had coverage again?

    What is your solutions? Without Obamacare, these people would have NEVER had healthcare again because of their pre-existing conditions. Just let them die?


  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    As it turns out, obummer is pushing grandma over the cliff in a wheel chair; rather than Paul Ryan. obummer wants children with autism to lose health care coverage and die; rather than Mitt Romney. obummer can't even function and take care of his own family without the largest "assistants" staff than any other president.

    The economy that he promised "laser focus" and won't "rest" until everyone has a job; is in shambles.

    The health care to save everyone and magically overcome reality won't and isn't materializing.

    The re-distribution of wealth by stealing from those that work and giving to those who don't, has resulted in the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

    Emigration reform promised the first year of his presidency, after 5 years is still being looked at. And won't happen as long as he promises amnesty.

    He thought he could win over guns and establish his left wing gun control policy, using dead children as props. When he should have really addressed mental health issues.

    He refused to look at the people we allow into this country on student visas, now a child and several adults are dead. Hundredsaremaimedandinjured.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    Similar to Nancy Pelosi' statement, "We have to pass this bill to see what's in it". For many, Obamacare had to be put into effect to find out what it really is. Until that, many that needed affordable healthcare had this delusional thinking that Obamacare was going to take care of all their problems. The dream is often better than reality.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 3, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    What I don't get is why so many people were excited about this new healthcare law. Now that it's passed and has flaws, worts and moles, the Democrats will blame the Republicans if the solution seems to be to scrap the thing rather than fix it. But fixing it only works if t he Democrats like the particular fix.

    How in the world so many people could vote for OBama after this legislation was literally rammed down our throats is appalling. Ignorance really is bliss.