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‘Obamacare’ Working, Despite Criticisms

August 4, 2013

There is a lot of uneasiness about Obamacare, primarily because many Americans listen to doom and gloom scenarios by Republicans....

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Gooseman

Aug-04-13 7:10 AM

Thanks Dr. Ruben for a dose of reality.

Most folks know that all the lies and doom and gloom about Obamacares, is simply because it was proposed by President Obama.

Anyone seen $arah Failin's "death panels" yet?

Funny how several friends who are republicans, mindlessly repeat the "doom and gloom" scenarios to me, but have their college kids covered under their own insurance.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-04-13 8:15 AM

Working? LOL

Barry Obumbler DELAYED the employer mandate until 2015.

The IRS is now saying it will be impossible to have the exchanges ready by October 1 without “significant delays and errors in accepting and processing of applications for health insurance coverage.”

And the unions LOVE Obamacare. That’s why so many requested and received WAIVERS from it. Teamsters leader James P. Hoffa,?UFCW President Joseph Hansen?, and UNITE-HERE President D. Taylor,? n a letter from to Democrit Congressional Leaders Reid and Pelosi, chastised, “Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios...”

The CBO now puts the net cost of Obamacare's insurance coverage provisions at around $1.38 trillion over the next 10 years, vs. its May baseline projection of $1.36 trillion. (Reuters)

Oh, yeah, Obamacare is “working” alright.

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 11:22 AM

The author certainly mentions the word "free" a lot!! The concept of "free money" (by both D's & R's) has nearly ruined this country! And if Obamacare is working so well why do so many Unions want no part of it?

IBEW "Because it does not recognize the unique nature of multiemployer plans, the Affordable Care Act contains provisions that could undermine this American success story and reduce the number of working families covered and lower the quality of their care,”

United Food and Commercial Workers “The president’s statement to labor in 2009 [if you like your plan, you can keep it] is simply not true for millions of workers”

Teamsters "We are going back to the administration to say that this is not acceptable”

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 11:25 AM

When even Union leaders come out against Obamacare and how it is destroying the 40 hour work week, you know things are bad! From a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi from Jimmy Hoffa (Teamsters), Joseph Hansen (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union) and Donald Taylor (UNITE-HERE), “When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act, you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat…We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.” (via Forbes).

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 11:27 AM

The cost of "free" seems to be a part time economy for millions of Americans. Ask those people how "free" is working out for them!

More from the Union leaders letter to Reid/Pelosi, "“The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe.." “Perverse incentives are causing nightmare scenarios. First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.”

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 11:29 AM

Obamacare is working? From Investors, "Key ObamaCare Program Is Already Broke" "The $5 billion fund set up by ObamaCare to cover new high-risk insurance pools in each state from pre-existing conditions is already running out of money — a full year before projections.""ObamaCare funded the PCIP with $5 billion to cover patients with pre-existing conditions from 2010 to 2014. Less than a third of the people HHS projected would enroll in the plan actually signed up for the coverage." So the key part of Obamacare that HAS been implemented only got 1/3 of it's intended goal of people signed up and still ran out of money!!

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 12:03 PM

"but have their college kids covered under their own insurance."

College kids up to age 26!!! LOL

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TrollSlayer

Aug-04-13 12:11 PM

"Seven years of college, down the drain!" - Senator John Blutarsky

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 12:16 PM

Acting IRS chief Danny Werfel, "I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I'm pleased with rather than go through a change if I don't need to go through that change". Yes, even the head of the agency enforcing the ACA is not happy about it!!

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 12:18 PM

How disappointing it must be for Liberals to see Union & Administration leaders spreading "lies and gloom" about Obamacare!!! Obviously if Republicans had proposed it they would be happy w/ the legislation!!

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 12:20 PM

Good one Troll! Liberals remind me of the Kevin Bacon character at the end of that movie. Screaming "All is well, all is well" while surrounded by chaos and destruction!

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TrollSlayer

Aug-04-13 12:37 PM

From the first sentence of this far-fetched opinion piece “...many Americans listen to doom and gloom scenarios by Republicans...”

From WVEXPAT’s thorough, factual rebuttal one can plainly see it isn’t just Republicans who are spreading doom and gloom scenarios.

“Fully implemented in 2014”? Barry Bankrupter himself delayed the employer mandate until 2015.

Maybe you need to rethink that “Obamacare working” hypothesis, Mr. Ruben. LOL

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Triton

Aug-04-13 1:57 PM

I wonder why the NR does this, gives space for "local" commentary to just a small group of people. Today we get another lecture on how to live and why we should do what we are told by another rich guy lib. At first I thought he had personal perspective on gun ownership, but as it turns out he is available to tell us what we need toknow which is pretty much what he thinks we should all do. That is liberal, pushing further and further to the left until its fascism. I am not his boogeymen (Repub) but he is mine. See, I am a lifelong Dem and think the Party did good things but once in power it tends to go crazy with wars, worries about people having opinions, etc, until it sinks into using the IRS to pressure dissenters, starting more wars (we killing people at a feverish rate these days) and proposing to restrict what we can do, etc. So we get another dose of blowhard chronicles from the Doc, can Hal before far behind which his lifeplan for others? Can't wait.

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richardwhee

Aug-04-13 3:02 PM

You picked out the Obama B.S. points. It's fine for those who don't work,or pay taxes and stand there with their hands out.

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littlefox

Aug-04-13 5:21 PM

"All Americans, including Republicans, have every possible reason to give Obamacare a chance."

"Every possible reason," that's funny. How about every possible reason to repeal this unsustainable power grab?

No thanks, Mr. President, I prefer the free market. And thanks IRS, Unions, for the heads-up.

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WVEXPAT

Aug-04-13 8:30 PM

Even Obamacare evades Obamacare! "A call center due to open in the fall to tell the public about ObamaCare has been criticized for offering half of its employees part-time work, which will deny them the very benefits they have been hired to promote. Staff and city officials in Contra Costa County have been left dismayed that the successful bid to run one of three Californian call centers has ended in employees being left without benefits." (Daily UK)

What a fiasco!!

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uglyassmf

Aug-05-13 12:53 AM

hmmm...well..we do need something to be done for hard working middle class citizens and really small work for your self business owners. So..the welfare people,public employees, state and federal workers, politicians, and those with employer provided coverage get it either free or for a FAIR rate. Why can't us hard working middle class citizens and really small work for your self business owners that buy on the free market get the same? We are the back bone supporting the rest of your health care plans mostly through taxes. Yet we are denied fair health care rates. something is fundamentally wrong with that and if you can't see it your blind or just plain stupid. we don't want FREE we just want FAIR.

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uglyassmf

Aug-05-13 12:56 AM

I'm just saying to the GOP..at least some got the ball rolling on something that can be tweeked and fixed. what is the GOP offering us? Nothing....what do you have GOP..how are you going to help us hard working tax paying people to get a fair rate for health care??? TELL MEEE..and don't tell me story..show me the proposed law!!!!

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CherokeeProud

Aug-05-13 2:14 AM

@Goosedroppings. Dr. Ruben. Is he a proctologist? If he is, you nedd him to get your head out of your rectum. ObamaCare is going to kill us with the high prices and put business's down the drain. Proposed by Obama, yep, but it still *****. Do you really think he is so great? Your problem is he has you brain washed, oh excuse me, I'll take that back, you have no brain, or once again Dr Ruben can help you as you are sitting on it. You really need to get a life.

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littlefox

Aug-05-13 8:28 AM

Google "Obamacare is a..." Top results: Obamacare is a disaster Obamacare is a train wreck Obamacare is a tax Obamacare is a joke Obamacare is a mess

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littlefox

Aug-05-13 9:44 AM

Google "Obamacare causes..." Top results: Obamacare causes job loss Obamacare causes doctor shortage Obamacare causes doctors to quit Obamacare causes unemployment

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oldmansvan

Aug-05-13 10:35 AM

Obama care is working and it's killing these repugs.

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Thebudman

Aug-05-13 11:48 AM

@ugly. Check out HR 2300.

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richardwhee

Aug-05-13 1:26 PM

Littlefox- Not only is Obamacare a disaster- Look at all of our money spent and no way of paying the bills. He is a disaster.

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daWraith

Aug-05-13 7:35 PM

Total Boosheet!

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