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    I wonder how many liberals in my tax bracket are going to pissed off when they find they can’t afford health insurance required by law and end up paying the tax. That’s one they cannot blame on Bush.
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    I wonder how many of those same types will be shocked and outraged when their employer decides it's cheaper to pay the fine than provide them with insurance? I'd love to see the faces of all those Obamaites when they're suddenly shoved into the exchange for their insurance.
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    The employer does not have to provide insurance unless they have over 50 employees. It is obvious you have not studied the law and are just repeating somebody elses "opinion."
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    Oh, I hope not. obamacare will destroy this country. obama is already chiseling away at it, obamacare will be the final nail in the coffin.
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    January 1st is when a lot of these new taxes and hikes kick in, Bush tax cuts expire, Americans are going to be like" WTF just happened?".
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    Either way, I like the "idea" of Obamacare! BUT, can I afford health care.....NOPE. At $350 (or so) a month for a single......NOPE. It's a great idea....but can't see how it will lower that rate. Name a government regulated thing where the price went down (and Obamacare is a government attempt to "regulate")! I am a late 50's guy, blood pressure 100/70, heart rate 60, weight normal, no prescriptions (ie....better shape than "most" 30 somethings). Yep, been blessed, but, I work on it! Only see the Dr.'s when I need them (about every...hell, can't remember). Take care of myself, eat right (no fast foods/fried foods/very little beef), exercise my body and mind. What does that get me? The same rate of a late 50's high blood pressure/ over weight/ couch potato man who's prescriptions are filled out every 90 days. My JOB seems to be "exempt" from having to provide health care (and I work for a state entity...go figure). So, my choice, come 2014 (if my employer doesn't change) is buy UNNEEDED health coverage (and not eat at all), pay the "tax" (and not eat at all) or quit working, go on government subsidies (my back is tired/hurting) and live in the lap of luxury (and then I can eat!). LMBO!!
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    My insurance cost $475.00 a month with a $3000.00 dollar deductable that’s just me. My evil rich boss makes me pay $35.00 dollars a week to help maintain it (only being sarcastic I really appreciate his generosity). The way things are going insurance will be the least of my worries before too long. Business is bad and it’s only going to get worse. I also have to make hard choices for dinner last night I ate turkey sandwiches (lunch meat).
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    The Affordable Health Care law will help a lot of people out that do not have insurance. It will add allow people to buy insurance across state line from insurance pools and competition reduces the price of insurance. Being a woman will no longer be an existing condition, college students will be able to remain on their parents policy, people with pre-existing conditions will be able to get insurance, insurance companies will no longer be able to limit the amount of care a person receives after they get sick....According to the CBO the Health Care law will save our country over a trillion dollars over the next ten years. Hospitals will no long have to cover the cost of the uninsured....The only reason a lot of people object to this is because they are full of hate and misinformation!
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    I agree. Other Nations provide Heathcare for their citizens. IF doctors don't want to care for patients, then they need to get a new job. Exactly what I told my doctor !!
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    Save money??!! Uh, no.........http://www.forbes.c om/sites/aroy/2012/09/20/cbo-1 1-million-uninsured-americans- will-be-subject-to-obamacares- individual-mandate-penalty-tax /
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    @EquinsuOcha Yes, competition does lower the price aka saves money. The free loaders should pay a penalty just like people that do not carry auto insurance get fined.
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    It is true it is the law. However, funding this law is lurking in the background. This is largely an unfunded mandate. So those of you waiting for your free health care get ready to bend over. Nothing is free about this, time will prove that it will choke itself out. There is no money now and without it coming from somewhere nothing changes. Plus seeing a Real Dr. Good luck with that. You will see a health care professional which will be as close as you ever get. Welcome to the new healthcare plan.
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    It would behoove us all to learn a bit more about ACA. From many of the comments here, it appears that the campaign rhetoric is about all some people know about it. Those that cannot afford health insurance will be able to shop for a policy that works for them and the balance of what they cannot pay will be subsidized with federal money. We will save money from fewer people using the ER for non-emergency medical care, and by having a healthier workforce. there is nothing worse for our economy than people having to lose their jobs over a preventable/treatable illness, all because they couldn't afford medical checkups and care. A healthy workforce means increased productivity... and that's good for everyone, including employers...
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    What obamacare doesn't take into consideration is that one of the ways it "saves" money is to cut back on what it pays providers. Don't be a bit surprised if more and more providers start refusing to take patients with those "policies". Eventually I see a two tiered healthcare system, one where the providers only take private insurance and cash patients and the other where those on "government" plans are herded into assembly line facilities. If you think healthcare providers are going to lose money, think again.
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    @LGRepublican That's where it's going to hurt people, especially seniors. That's were the $716 B in savings comes from--paying providers less. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona has already stopped accepting new Medicare patients because of this. It is only the beginning. Doctors are already leaving PA in droves because of malpractice insurance costs, and when you factor in lower payments from the government, that exodus will only increase.

    This is another unforeseen consequence of "free" healthcare. What good will it be when the number of healthcare practitioners decreases and you have to wait longer for appointments? Hmmm...I've heard that situation happening elsewhere in the world...
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    Suppose your family plan cost $ 1200.00 a month and the government subsidizes 80% you pay $240.00 a month. Can you afford another $240.00 a month? These numbers are guesses because I have not seen any projections for how much the government will cover or any sort of projection for means tested cut off limits on income. Have you; please provide a link if possible. What happens if you have insurance through your employer and they elect to pay the fine? How much will your fine be in comparison to the cost of buying insurance on your own? I think the devil is in the details but what are the details.
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    The ACA is fully explained on the gov't website... the website includes the actual text of the law as well so people can form their own conclusions, not merely relying on a partisan pundit to tell you what to think. One of the features is that annual check ups will be free. Preventive medicine is always cheaper than treating disease. Another is the set up of insurance exchanges whereby a person can shop in one place and compare available policies to suit their needs. This is where the private insurance companies will benefit... and the consumer benefits because the comnaies will now have some healthy competition, and there will be better oversight... the ACA also limits how much and how many times a person's premiums go up. The watchdog agency will be staffed with private citizens AND lawmakers.
    here is thre website: http://www.healthcare.gov/law/features/index....
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    Didn't mean to vote you up.

    There's a difference between flip-flopping and pragmatism. That's Boehner now; a pragmatist. It is what it is. As I stated in another post, I hope Obama is genuine when he said he'll work with Boehner now.
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    There is no reason health care should be for profit. Medicare works damn well.
    I listened to an Interview of the CEO of a NY 1000+ bed plus hospital in NYC & a CEO in Toranto. NYC has 115 employees working on obtaining pre approvals, resolving/filing claims and collections = Collected as a percent of billed <60% Toranto had 2 employees doing the same job Collections 99.9 %
    Add in the overhead expense, advertising, commissions, etc. of insurance companies what do we the people gain from having health care for profit
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    @Jack-Black Oh not to worry, jack. I'm sure there will always be ways for vulture capitalist to make a buck in this country...
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    Don’t blame Boehner we get the government we deserve. Elections have consequences and I have a feeling you are going to be very upset with things to come.
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    Actually it's RINO, but he's not. He's pragmatic now. It is what it is. I just hope that Obama was genuine when he said he'll work with Boehner moving forward. Only time will tell.
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    Boehner should be commenting on the new "criminal class" that Obamacare as created, those who either cannot health insurance or refuse to buy it. They will become tax evaders under the law, especially if they cannot afford to pay the fines. And what happens to tax evaders who run afoul? If they have some stuff, they get it taken away but if you have nothing, jail is in your future. Imagine, you can lose your home and have your wages garnished for refusing to buy health insurance. That is what I call freedom!
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  • #89
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    Please Mr. Boehner, we have the best health care system in the world! Please don't make us become a nation with socialized medicine. It will be disastrous! REPEAL OBAMACARE!
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    Thanks to fellow BUSH crone John F&$%*$ RINO Roberts of the Supreme Court, we have the long awaited Obamacare which BOTH parties like very much.
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    Immediately following his declaring that repeal of the healthcare law was off the table, in response to the several tweets from his gang in the House, he "walked" back from that statement and assured them "repeal was still on the table". Who are we to believe, the Boehner on TV or the Boehner behind closed doors? Given the Republican tendency to "walk back " any inconvenient statement they may have made, I would have to say the healthcare law will still be a target.

    I just love the media's terminology sometimes. Why can't they just call the man a liar and be done with it. "Walk back" - what a joke.
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    I do hope that Boehner will stan by what he said, I also hope some of you will read the Obama care bill. Like the part that gives a 35% tax credit to businesses with less than 25 employees whon provide insurance to those employees. Goes up to 50% later. I hear lots of talik from people who have no info at all.
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    So we have a bill that almost nobody in the civilian sector wants that tells us we have to pay for health insurance (stuffing the pockets of the private interests that back the people who wrote the bill) under the penalty of a tax. Now where was a actual representative to say the people wanted this? Is this an example of taxation without representation?
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