Obama: Launch of Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges is 'historic'

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  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    Nice attempt to shift blame for the inadequacies of the ACA to capitalism. It is a transfer of money to some of Mr. Obama's main campaign contributors. THE ACA is not an application of capitalism.

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:58 p.m.

    If Obama were a private CEO he would sued for false advertising. Instead he has legions ready to drink the Kool-Aid. (No offense intended to Kool-aid)

  • AllenD SC, CA
    Oct. 2, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    ObamaCare has not helped me and my family in any way except that we will lose our Insurance at the end of the year after 25 years of paying into the same insurance company. Then to get insurance it will cost us $ 250 more per month more for me and my husband to get new Insurance. I cant believe @ 57 years old we have to start all over with Insurance and we cant afford to pay almost $800 a month for Insurance.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 2, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    @ Bored to the Point of This:

    Being forced to do something is never "capitalism at it's finest". The simple fact is that most institutions who have been studying and researching the effects of Obamacare have found that most people's insurance rates will indeed go up. Only a minority will pay less.

    In North Carolina, due to their current state regulations being overwritten, most people there will now be forced to pay approximately 300% more... as reported on the news 2 days ago.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2013 11:10 p.m.

    How does Obama define affordable?

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 3:49 p.m.


    You just remind us that Mr. Obama was no where near ready, experienced enough, or mature enough to be President of the United States. I, more than ever, believe that the election of Obama will go down as one of the worst mistakes the American people ever made. Twice.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    Obama just claimed there will be no health care rationing, but Howard Dean, Paul Krugman, and Obama’s own former director of Medicare and Medicaid didn’t get the memo on that one.

    Obama just claimed that the last government “shutdown” in 1996 hurt the economy, when in fact he knows the stock market boomed. So, why does he insist on yet another enormous debt ceiling increase?

    Among so many other distorted things, Obama just declared that “Obamacare is open for business” – aside from major “glitches”.

    Most Americans are against Obamacare. Amazingly, Obama blamed conservatives and tea party patriots for the problems and even for this partial government shut down. He declared he would NOT negotiate a solution with them, but then in the next breath he said he’s open to hearing from anyone with a better idea.

    President passes the buck that he has no responsibility in all of this. He acted as if he, the leader, didn’t have any responsibility to pass a budget either – even during his first two years in office when he enjoyed total Democrat control of Congress and the White

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    re: 35ppg

    Blame your provider...not the new law. That's capitalism at it's finest. Everyone has been saying rates will go up... well guess what... we've given the health care industry permission to do just that... raise our rates!

    By the way, mine went down. I guess you should get on the exchange, when you get a chance, and find a better plan.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    There are many of us... in fact a majority of us, who would consider this Obamacare thing more infamous than historic... just like Obama's presidency will be considered down the road and looking back. Personally, I don't know one person who I've talked face to face to who has had anything positive to say about Obamacare. The more find out about it, the more they dislike it. Even people who initially thought it was going to be great thing have now changed their minds.

    By and large, it's only people on the federal dole who like socialism. And that's what Obama and Obamacare is all about. Pure socialism... plain and simple.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    The American people will see exactly how big a train wreck this legislation is when they start to sign up and find out how "un-affordable" the ACA act really is.

  • 35ppg American Fork, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    It's historic alright...

    My deductible went up to $3,500.00 (from $750.00 last year) for the exact same coverage in anticipation of ObamaCare.

    I for one am SO grateful for Obama saving the health industry!

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    It's historic alright. A historic train wreck that has done more to destroy jobs than any other socialist agenda.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 1, 2013 12:13 p.m.

    historic. Yes sir - the election of Barack Obama was 'historic' as well and we all know how that nightmare has turned out. There are lots of historic things but being historic doesn't make them good things...they can be historically BAD things as with Obamacare. This socialized - wealth redistribution - power grab called Obamacare is 20000 pages long and for good reason. No one - not even lawyers can comprehend this Mount Everest sized pile of crap. Don't expect Barack to articulate the fine points of the law because he doesn't even understand the basics. His lies regarding Obamacare are many and growing....

    1. You will be able to keep your existing insurance. (LIE) People all over this country are getting letters from their existing insurance carrier stating that they are being dropped from coverage due to Obamacare.
    2. Premiums will go down an average of $2500 per year. (LIE) Premiums of existing policies have gone up drastically AND those policies via the exchanges are also higher than those policies that were replaced.
    3. No jobs will be lost. (LIE) All over America people are losing jobs and getting their hours cut because of Obamacare.

    Lie after lie after lie.