Q&A about latest snag for President Obama's health care law

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  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    July 5, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    The law is so miserably unwieldy that one benefit is that it gives congress more time to consider repealing the whole disasterous mess. Nancy Pelosi said that we needed to pass it so that we could find out what was in it. So now that we know some of what is in it. There are lawsuits pending regarding the impact to employers who feel it violates basic civil rights of employers. That is probably the real reason for the delay. It is also much more expensive for the feds to implement than was originally estimated. Several states have already complained that they won't be ready to kick off the plan for uninsured individuals in time due to the complexity of the mandate. Uninsured people will no doubt be angry that they are required to comply before employers have to. That alone may lead to another visit to the Supreme Court since it seems like blatant discrimination. Maybe it's time to scrap the bill and start from scratch on a plan that is reasonable and enforceable. That may ultimately be faster than revising and revising a poorly constructed plan that damages people in almost every strata of society.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 5, 2013 10:12 a.m.

    This health care act is just another way of sticking it to the married middle class. Why does Obama get to decide what is considered affordable? I don't think %8 of my income is affodable. That and it penalizes me because I am married.. What a joke. Nice one Obama, nice one.

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    July 5, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    Obama care is clearly a failure if two of the claims in this article are true. (1) "A majority of Americans will remain unaffected." (2)A majority of the nation's neediest people will remain uninsured. I can't afford health insurance. It is nit offered to part-time employees who are full-time students. To add to the difficulty Obama care has limited the hours I can work thus furthering my burden. To put the icing on the cake, Obama care is going to fine me $500 when I pay my tax return. It would appear to me that this law was (1) terribly flawed or (2) created by a corrupt government to line the pockets of the president insurance company backing friend's.

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    July 5, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    Health care is not health insurance. Health insurance (coverage) is not health care. This law is a mess because they are treated the same.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    July 4, 2013 9:49 p.m.

    AARP was so much in favor of this bill and they are an employer. Are they the ones that were part of the group that wanted an extension?

    The Union also are employers and this President has given so many of them waivers or variances on their part of Obamacare.

    Where was the public discussion about this? He just did it without notifying the public? He is definitely not very transparent. He puts up all kinds of barricades in voice, language and intent. He has been making is statements all around Africa about one and everything.

    Government is not just making speeches but also doing governing. He definitely pushed the House and Senate to pass the bill before they read it. He promised $2500 discounts and not a dime more. Where does the rubber meet the road?

  • The Reader Layton, UT
    July 4, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    A much more objective and well written article. the author is trying to write a well balanced article and did it very well. The article about the German family that may be deported because their request for political asylum was judged false because they were not facing religious or political persecution. They have an option to send their children to a religious school.

    I agree with the writer of this article. The decision to delay implementation of a part of the health care law could be politically positive for both sides. It could also and probably will be beneficial for the business employers to get their ducks in line and be better able to provide health insurance for their employees. Well written.