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Health Law In Effect Today

Tarnished Obamacare at a crossroads after disastrous introduction

January 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — All things good, bad and unpredictable converge with the new year for President Barack Obama’s controversial health care overhaul as the law’s major benefits take effect, along wit......

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Jan-02-14 7:59 PM

....But that means less innovation, and that means less new products and less new drugs on the market, which means you, are probably not going to live that much longer than your parents."

I am sure you agree with Robert Reich?

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Jan-02-14 7:56 PM


Than you'll really enjoy what Reich had to say about health care. Search YouTube "Robert Reich: What An Honest President Would Say About Health care"

From the video, "[W]hat I'm going to do is I am going to try to reorganize [the American health care system] to be more amenable to treating sick people. But that means you -- particularly you young people, particularly you young healthy people -- you're going to have to pay more. And by the way, we are going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive. So we're going to let you die. Also, I'm going to use the bargaining leverage of the federal government in terms of Medicare, Medicaid... to force drug companies and insurance companies and medical suppliers to reduce their costs. ......

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Jan-02-14 6:27 PM

Robert "the midget" Reichhhhhhhhhhh is about 2 miles to the left of Karl Marx, Blunderwhy.

Try again.

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Jan-02-14 6:26 PM

Bushwinefaculty want to put some $$$ where you big mouth is???

Oh yeah, you put OTHER'S money where your big mouth is.

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Jan-02-14 4:08 PM

In a few years you'll see the scattered remains of the Tea Party holding signs that read "Keep government out of my Obamacare."

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Jan-02-14 12:46 PM

It always easy to play it safe. Don't counter any facts just bring up the race card and move on.

The Wizard of Oz was ahead of its time as the straw man wistfully wished for a brain!

I have posted information from Bloomberg, Rueters and the Huffington Post. I guess since your unable to refute any of that information, vague & meaningless retorts are your only option.

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Jan-02-14 11:40 AM

xpat- Nice try, however, anyone can look at your posts and you ride some far right tide, claiming you are middle of the road. I am sure you agree with Robert Reich? You are the sheeple who refuse to see the far right policies that have hurt the middle class American. Then of course, Barack the magic ***** didn't single handedly resurrect all the mfg and steel jobs in the USA. Shame on him...........NOT! Talk about a stooge. Do a little soul searching. Educate yourself. There still may be time. LOL

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Jan-02-14 11:36 AM

poor duwhop, still counting on know, who predicted the Romney Landslide! Thanks for proving you live under a rock! LOL

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Jan-02-14 9:39 AM

That's hitting the nail on the head ShempH. My guess is that this administration will figure out a way to make this a priority for young people. I also imagine it will be an unpleasant and unwelcome intrusion into their lives.

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Jan-02-14 9:34 AM

@wonderwhy: "No mention of the country pulling out of the great recession, or record stock market highs?" That's a very thin silver lining you're clutching at in the face of everything else. My admiration for your sleuthing skill is very high.

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Jan-02-14 1:19 AM

Figures Obama Care went into effect and now there is a snow storm. daWeeb said it would cause bad things to happen, but then again he also said ROMNEY IN A LANDSLIDE too.

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Jan-01-14 11:24 PM

Soon the public will demand a single pay system; perhaps funded with a VAT. More docs do need to be trained-and could be-to accommodate our aging population.

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Jan-01-14 8:48 PM

By the beginning of next week we will be hearing of the many problems with OC between now and then. No matter how well OC does improve , younger people will still be paying far, far , far to much for their coverage. No matter how well OC does improve, the security of personal information is at a high risk. A person is much safer from a bombing in Russia then American's info is on the site.

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Jan-01-14 8:12 PM


Vermont figured they'd need to raise $1.6 Billion in revenue (i.e. taxes) to fund their single payer system by 2017. Two separate studies (UMASS & Avalere) have already found that the cost could be as high as $2.2 Billion. And even at the higher figure there will be consequences. From the Avalere study "By furnishing coverage at 87 percent actuarial value, GMC will reduce cost-sharing for many consumers. This will eliminate a key barrier to health care access, yet consumers may experience longer wait times to receive health care services due to the increased volumes of patients. Access to care could be constrained further if the supply of health care practitioners and facilities is diminished as a result of reduced payment. Consumers may be affected by additional taxes that are administered in the state to help with the financing of GMC. The changes from today will vary markedly for individual consumers depending on their income levels.

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Jan-01-14 6:54 PM

Vermont is leading the way by adopting a single payer system. Hopefully other states will follow. One day the entire country will enjoy the benefits of a single payer system.

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Jan-01-14 4:28 PM

Hilarious that for the last 4 years we have heard how Obamacare would make insurance affordable for those who don't have it.

NOW the sycophants are founding out HOW that works: MILLION of them OVERPAY for insurance so a few THOUSAND can get a bargain!!!!

WAAAAAAH! I did think I was going to have PAY for Obamacare, I thought the GOVERNMENT would give subsidies!!!! WAAAAAAAH!

Sorry pal, if you are HEALTHY, YOU pay more so the less fortunate pay LESS.


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Jan-01-14 4:17 PM

Rasmussen Consumer Index

48% Think U.S. is Currently in Economic Recession.

Maybe THAT is why, 1DUHliar

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Jan-01-14 4:15 PM

Get a freakin clue, 1duhLIE:

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 turned out to be worse than Americans predicted this time last year, and they’re slightly less optimistic about the year to come than they were back then. They’re more pessimistic about their health, too.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of American Adults expect 2014 to be a good year at the very minimum, with three percent (3%) who think it will be one of the best years ever, eight percent (8%) who say it will be an excellent year and 30% who predict it will be a good one. Twenty-three percent (23%) expect next year to turn out poorly.

What planet do YOU live on liar????

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Jan-01-14 4:11 PM

Vincent may be telling the truth because the truth IS to PAY for his 60 YO farmer friend, Obamacare OVERCHARGES Young and Healthy to pay for it.

So MILLIONS are getting screwed to pay benefit to thousands.

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Jan-01-14 4:08 PM

Fiscal Times

"ObamaCare has delivered another sucker punch to the middle class.

This time it's sticker shock. Now that most people can get past the tech problems of and actually see the real cost of insurance plans available, they are finding that Affordable Care is a big hit to the family b udget. And when the family budget gets hit in the solar plexus, guess what happens to consumer spending and the economy?

In California, policies for about 900,000 Californians are being canceled because of ObamaCare's mandates, and about two-thirds of these do not qualify for subsidies, according to The Chicago Tribune. The result: These folks will be paying higher premiums.

In Alabama, premiums have doubled for some middle-class families, like that of Courtney Long, a stay-at-home mother of four. She told WHNT News, "It's devastating. I started crying."

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Jan-01-14 4:02 PM

Uh Wonderlie, when Bush left office our debt was about $10.7 Trillion.

It is over $17 TRILLION today!!!


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Jan-01-14 3:46 PM

Sadly the joke is on you wonder. I could care less about Rupert, Rush is an *** and Beck is loony tunes. I realize it's easier for you to lump every one together. That way your ideology is maintained.

I present facts to you from Bloomberg, Rueters and the Huffington Post (not Rush or Fox) yet it is you who ask to study and understand. The current admin has aided the wealthy, increased inequality and divided us as a nation. The R's have certainly aided on the last point just as they aided the Liberals in bringing about the fiscal crisis.

There has been painfully slow progress made since the meltdown, but like most Americans I believe things could be a whole lot better. I realize your viewpoint won't be swayed but I post here to counter points I disagree with in the hopes others may truly study and understand!

Best of luck to you in the new year!

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Jan-01-14 2:52 PM

wunder, What are the Democrats doing to prop-up the middle class? Democrat senate and D president....

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Jan-01-14 2:12 PM

The Headline should be a New Year baby, or a list of what accomplishments the country has made. More gloom and doom from the NR.

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Jan-01-14 2:11 PM

LOL, ahhhhh, hate to break this to you EX- but the Ruperts, Limps and Becks have profited. These are the ones you follow. That's what folks like you REFUSE to study and understand. The GOP is destroying the middle class. Period. It is proven in history. Except for the ones like duwhop want to rewrite. Ah well, at least the current President isn't on TV today, telling us we are on the verge of financial collapse. Don't like the recovery? Your problem. No wonderwhy!

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