Health care reform about to 'get real' for Utahns

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    Time to scream and yell and start the perpetual tea party for the 38th repeal vote.

    May 17, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    Health care reform got real for me and my family when my employer discontinued our previous options and pushed us all into a high-deductible plan. In the long run, however, it's probably the right thing, because if people pay for their own healthcare - which is essentially what happens in a high-deductible plan - demand stabilizes and costs go down. The problem will be when my current plan is dropped and we're all forced into the one-size-fits-all single-payer socialized medicine nightmare.

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2013 12:03 p.m.

    medical insurance doesn't bother me. the cost however does. i wouldn't mind paying for health insurance if any of it was reasonable. none of it is. simple truth is insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, prescription, drug, and medical providers overcharge. They all want that windfall profit. the US has led the world in aggressive greedy billing schemes. bend'em till they break is the mantra of the greedy wealthy class. billionaires by the hundreds exist because they take every last cent they can squeeze because they fix prices. there is no such thing as "median" or average pricing these days. The norm is, take as much as possible for as long as possible. And if we're the sole provider of a service, drug, or product, price it through the roof. the lack of competition and competitive pricing is due to the amount of regulation and red tape one has to wade through to start businesses that could compete with one another. greed is destroying america

  • Grundle West Jordan, UT
    May 17, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    "Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today."

    WOW...I believe that this administration will go down in history as one of the most corrupt in history.

  • Grundle West Jordan, UT
    May 17, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    "When President Obama was selling his health care legislation to Congress, he declared that 'the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years.'

    But with the law’s major provisions set to kick in next year, a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office projects that the law will cost double that, or $1.8 trillion."

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 17, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    Those who have in the past defended and promoted Obamacare are getting ever smaller both in numbers and in volume and will soon be forced to apologize for it in mass!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 16, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    Welcome to the bleak world of socialized medicine. Choose your plan wisely, even though no one can tell you for sure what it covers or what it will cost.

    Be prepared for the "death panels" to decide your preferred treatment just costs more than your life is worth.

    And, then, be ready to accept the reality that it will be very hard to find doctors willing to accept the decreased payment terms of Medicare and Medicaid. And, if you want to just pay for your treatment, remember that doctors are forbidden to take patients outside the Medicare or Medicaid system.

    If you thought health care was expensive before, just look at it when it is "free."

    Every politician who crammed this scheme down our throats without reading it should be thrown out of office!