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    I spent half an hour on this article yesterday before I figured out that Professor Wolfers is flat out lying. I don't know what else he might be lying about, but almost all of the 14% uninsured will actually be covered by Medicare.
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    Ahhhh...there's his dirty little misleading part on this poll..."current employer plan"...what happens when those exemptions run out...the other 80% get screwed then too?
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    Well, to start with there are the financial problems with giving millions of people free medical care. Who pays that bill? Millions have signed up already, all for Medicaid. Next, who is going to treat all these people. Fewer and fewer doctors accept Medicaid or Medicare. Many doctors are quitting private practice and taking jobs in hospitals or drug companies. Others are retiring early or changing professions. Insurance is not what counts so much as having access to treatment. We are not increasing the number of new doctors and losing doctors in the existing pool. These problems are not being discussed nor are there any short term solutions to them. Look at healthcare in England and Canada if you want to see our future.
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    I have talked to many Canadians about their health care, most are satisfied except they wish everyone had to pay a 20 or 50 dollar pay per visit because a lot of people are going straight to the ER when most only need to go to the drug store.
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    the only people who are going to really like this welfare program is the lowest common denominator who won't put anything into it like any other welfare program
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    Nonsense. Many people who are over fifty can't really afford to pay the high priced insurance based premiums so they go without. If they get hospitalized, they may lose their house or not pay at all. Then everyone else's premiums go up. It has nothing to do with welfare.
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    @WasteWater ...the point wasn't in reference to being on welfare so much as it was about what happens after you get "hooked" on government.
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    @WasteWater yeah I heard other Democrats making that same straw man argument... this same person you talked about that 50 years old and can't afford insurance probably qualifies for Medicaid already. that's the end of your strawman
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    Didn't the Nazi's say that only 2% of the population would be affected by the Final Solution and extermination camps? So I guess that was good also according to this article, since 98% of the population of Germany wouldn't be affected by it?
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    Like people care about facts or statistics. LOL. If that were true we wouldn't have climate change deniers! People who are full blown against something, no matter how many graphs you put out will still be against it.
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    And many people, myself included, HAVE seen negative affects on our employer provided healthcare. My premium went up, my deductible went up, and spouse coverage went away. Thanks obamacare!
    Unaffected my backside...
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    Because people who don't have a car would obviously buy one if it was offered by the government, NSA bugged, black box taxed and a death trap but free as long as your neighbor paid for it, sending that neighbor into the poorhouse.....and having him/her close his business.....
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    @The_Bald_Guy I've had health insurance for decades and I do not recall a year when my premiums did not increase. Funny how, according to those in the right, the ACA has yet to fully be implemented, yet it's effect of increasing premiums has somehow been felt for years and years. Try another argument; this one falls flat.
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    @Nikkinala I have never seen premiums increase by 25% or more, especially when coupled with reduced coverage and considerably higher deductibles. All of this has been happenng to several people and has been reported.
    So, sorry, but your rebuttal falls flat on its face.
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    Not at all . And one damn chart can't possibly correct the huge mistakes , failures & lies that this bi-racial president's 2 terms of pushing America down into 3rd world status . Like the organ grinder's monkey - he's just dancing to the tunes of his owners - slug socialist Soros & the U. N ..
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    And now the lying phony mooslem socialist is denying he has stated at least 30 times - ' If you're satisfied with your current health care provider - you can keep them ' . Now , the ex-dope-dealin , community organizer says - ' I never said that ' . Just another low-life street hustler .
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    When people are paying for conditions others have (no preexisting) and for coverage they don't need... there will be far more losers. Then you add the large employer group in 2015.
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    There is nothing on that chart but pure speculation and wishful thinking. We already know NOBODY gets to keep their current employer plan, all of them are obsolete, so his 80% is already false.
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    @LarryV It may be similar, but unless your plan covered pre-existing conditions last year, it isn't exactly the same. Most people will receive the letter we got, a notice that our current plan does not meet the new requirements. Since my husband's employer's fiscal year begins in March, we don't yet know what they are going to do about the coverage they provide.
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    @Realthinker ...According to all reports the new policy you will be offered will have more coverage for less money. Although there are some glitches in the AHC system it is a benefit to most.
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    Despite all the naysayers, the ACA is needed, and will be the start of a universal healthcare system.

    If we were smart, instead of whining, we'd be looking at other universal systems and finding out what works best, and shamelessly borrow the good ideas for our own benefit.
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    If there's going to be so many winners why is Obama delaying full implementation? Does he hate winners?

    If Obamacare is going to produce so many winners why is congress, unions, and big time Obama donors exempt? Are they all a bunch of losers?

    Is this one guy who's projecting winners the same guy who projects the jobs saved or created every month?

    Is the one guy making these
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    "That's because only 3% of Americans will be hit by Obamacare "rate shock," according to this graph from University of Michigan economics Professor Justin Wolfers."

    You know, that'd be great if that were true, but we're consistently seeing stories of REAL Americans, not statistical models, that are showing otherwise. Bust out the Ouija and the Tarot!(There's really no way to predict the true outcome til it happens at this point)
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