Governors: 'Obamacare' is here to stay

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 24, 2014 10:53 p.m.

    Very dangerous to our freedoms when government manages education, and health care.

    They can't even balance a checkbook.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    It makes perfect sense that we should accept a medical insurance scheme that raises premiums, raises deductibles, forces people to get new doctors and hospitals, lowers the quality of medical coverage, strangles health care professionals with red tape, and forces perfectly satisfied people out of their plans. Because, as LDS Liberal says, Conservatives wanted a war in Iraq. Lousy nationalized health care is, or course, just the natural consequence of an ill-advised war. Makes perfect sense.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Feb. 24, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    @Jamescmeyer: If you believe what you wrote you are the poster boy for optimism.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    I remember Conservative crying about taking lead out of paint and gasoline too.
    They just oppose any and all change - good or bad.

    Unless it's a war,
    against a country who never attacked or threatened us,
    but had lots of oil,
    in the Middle East,
    and based entirely on lies.

    Then it's O.K.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    Feb. 24, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    I wouldn't rest too comfortably on top of the ironically named "affordable care act". It was pushed through in an entirely Democrat-run government, and it was what not only prompted a Republican takeover of the House, but is one of the pillars upon which they may take the Senate this year, as well.

    Though I may just be optimistic. I like to trust that my nation won't turn around and enforce the socialism and anti-religious evils I fight to protect it from.

  • booshway Woods Cross, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 8:29 a.m.

    I recently checked out insurance on 2 insurance websites (not - I don't want my information on an insecure website). Here is what I found: premiums are more than twice what they were before, deductibles are 4-5 times what they were, and if you go out of network (like when you go on vacation) you have zero coverage - and what you pay out doesn't even count against your deductible. Oh yes, you also specifically pay for services you don't need like maternity, birth control, abortion meds, and pediatric dental (there is no dental for you however).
    Subsidies are just a bribe but you have to pay the full premium because the subsidy is a tax credit which you don't see until you file next year. All of the money for the subsidy is borrowed and adds to our already too big national debt.
    Loss of full time jobs, loss of insurance, increased costs (like the tax on medical devices), etc. are just a few of the problems. The biggest one is that the government has absolutely NO authority to force us to buy any product or service.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Feb. 24, 2014 8:04 a.m.

    Republicans have fought hard to stifle any progress on this beneficial health care law. But now, many of them are seeing just how beneficial it can be to the American people. And that presents a conundrum. Republicans who want to benefit from the law feel compelled to condemn it as an unwanted intrusion, just to save face. I feel so blessed NOT to be a Republican.

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 7:12 a.m.

    The whole argument in favor was to help the millions without health care coverage and to reduce costs. The result, more people have lost coverage than have signed up and costs have gone up. Now the Dems want to increase the minimum wage. If you have 10 entry level employees, your costs are going up $50k per year. The result is going to be fewer low skilled workers getting jobs. Employer are not magic money trees who can just keep absorbing costs. Either people will get let go or the price charged to consumers is going up.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Feb. 23, 2014 9:39 p.m.

    "Which Obamacare? It has been altered, changed and delayed illegally at least 27 times."

    I don't know, but I'm pretty sure it's not a tax (according to Obama, while campaigning for it) and it is a tax (according to Obama, while defending its constitutionality in court), and I can almost guarantee that there's probably something else Obama "didn't have all the facts about" and "misspoke" (like the "Affordable" part).

    The "Affordable" Care Act will surprise the nation with how not affordable it really is.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 23, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    Which Obamacare? It has been altered, changed and delayed illegally at least 27 times.

  • Bob K portland, OR
    Feb. 23, 2014 4:48 p.m.

    Nixon should have fixed the healthcare cost issue.
    Carter should have fixed it.
    Reagan should have fixed it.
    Clinton got buried for trying to fix it.

    Why not? Because there are many billions of dollars of bloated costs and profit, creating lots of money to lobby Congress to leave the bloat.

    Obama saw he had no choice but to try, and got NO support from republicans, even though he wasted 6 months begging them to join in and create the best solution.

    Yes, it is flawed -- but the House might have added improvements, rather than taking over 40 futile votes to repeal it.

    Notice that many republican governors are going along with the ACA, because it was a step in the right direction. What if everyone was trying to improve it, rather than knocking it while offering no alternative fix for costs?