Questions rise about cost of Obamacare

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  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    Sept. 2, 2013 11:29 p.m.

    Bring on the dual system! Government healthcare with no premiums. All citizens, everyone from the President down to the homeless lady sleeping at the park get healthcare for a basic list of services. Anyone wanting further care can purchase insurance.

    For that I would pay greater taxes -- to just do away with premiums, co-pays and medical bills.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Sept. 2, 2013 10:47 p.m.

    What questions? The Dear Leader designed this train wreck to be expensive. He has stated on more than one occasion that he wants a one-payer system: the goobermint. He deliberately made sure it would be so expensive that he'd get his way. This is just more of his socialist agenda.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 9:43 p.m.

    "For the vast majority of Americans," National Journal reported, "premium prices will be higher in the individual exchange than what they're currently paying for employer-sponsored benefits". ---this has to be the stupidest comment I have ever read. Currently private plans cost about three times as much as employees pay for employer-sponsored plans. The fact that they will still cost more, but no indication of how much more, is worthless.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    Despite the "trainwreck" that this law is delivering in terms of declining healthcare at increased costs, it is a resounding success in the eyes of the Obama administration.

    It has destroyed the foundation of our healthcare delivery and payment system. And, thus left the field open for government run "single payer" to "solve the problem" which will inevitably make things even worse.

    Not a darn thing in this law was ever intended to increase the number of doctors, nurses or hospitals, only to destroy personal choice, personal responsibility, and the ability of medical professionals to offer options that patients might want.

    Welcome to socialist medicine, comrades.

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    Aetna did its due diligence State by State to determine financial viability before jumping on board to support this monstrous ACA, something the Feds never did, along w/ those who blindly support the Feds-blind leading the blind. Medicare has already started limiting health care services to the elderly to control costs, though premiums continue to rise for them.

  • md Cache, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    Does anyone really believe that this "affordable" care act will be a success? No one even read the document before signing it into law. We are still trying to figure out what it means.

    It is clearly an attempt to socialize medicine by bringing about a single payer (the US government). We want the bankrupt US government running medicine? Uhhhh....NO.

  • DarenAZ Placentia, CA
    Sept. 2, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Surprise Surprise. This is what happens when the Voters do not understand economics and capitalism. They voted for a socialist community organizer who could read a teleprompter. No one cared about his past or his political views. The country was more concerned about haveing an African American President than a qualified, experienced, leader who could acutally lead, inspire and create opportunity. Unfortunatly this faux economony that the President has created will implode before he leaves office. We will need all the help we can get.