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24 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
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Obamacare is not "FREE" health care

People have finally realized that the word “free” is nowhere to be found in Obamacare’s “ Affordable Health Care Act”. Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap. A study released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000, regardless of their age. For uninsured people who are paying nothing today, this is still a big cost that they're expected to fit into their budgets.

 
 

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BeRight

40 million uninsured and Obama does a victory lap when 8 million sign up.

Posted 63 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Whats funny is you all were going to be paying through the nose for insurance anyway !Do you really think that your insurance was going to stay the same ? Costs are trending upwards at 15-20% and have been for years !

Posted 63 days ago.

BeRight

Republicans are said to want to repeal Obamacare. Supporters of Obamacare say fix it. The Democrats who say fix it need to admit that the Republicans were correct when they voted 100% against that flawed bill to begin with. 100% of Democrats voted for Obamacare without even first reading the bill. That alone should get them thrown out of office. Now they want to fix a bill that is beyond repair. Pre-existing condition coverage, kids staying on their parents policy until 27 are all well and good. It is the other 3000 pages of legislation that is the problem.

Posted 149 days ago.

BeRight, yeah when some of these people who supported obamacare have to pay that big deductible they're gonna be screamin like a mashed cat!

Posted 164 days ago.

BeRight

Thirty companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including United Parcel Service, General Electric and retailer Dollar General, have mentioned the Affordable Care Act during their conference calls since March 1 and all through the first-quarter earnings season. Most of the companies talking about the law did so negatively, pointing out how it either hurts demand for their business or causes costs to increase. “There are legitimate complaints,” says Kip Piper, an independent consultant that advises companies on health-care plans. “The ACA does impose costs and obligations that cost money.”

Posted 165 days ago.

BeRight

I wonder if all the people who now have health "coverage" will be willing to pay the deductables to get health "care".

Posted 186 days ago.

BeRight

Low flood insurnance rates are subsidized by tax payers. When an attempt yo pass the true cost of flood insurance on to those who buy it, there was howl heard throughout the land.

Posted 195 days ago.

luvthesouth

good morning to you moderation. i would venture to propose the site's owner, Mr. Hess, would be the "Po-Po". he has stated that he is very liberal in regards to the latitude in which he allows the posters to express their thoughts. considering the bunch over here it could be a "roadhouse" scenario!

Posted 196 days ago.

moderation

Good morning lts- who is the thread cop ? (;

Posted 196 days ago.

moderation

beright- pay for flood insurance?

Posted 196 days ago.

luvthesouth

good morning gents. as a courtesy to fred i am taking this time to extend his invitation to join him and others in conversation at Jeff Hess's website "havecoffeewillwrite..... c om". so far he myself and exofdevola have jumped into the pool. i am certain he would enjoy the visit from all of his friends as well as antagonists. enjoy your day.

Posted 196 days ago.

moderation

tired-Do you think your career work should be considered more valuable in terms of medical health security than that of a municipal worker or an employee of a landscaping business?I already know you believe you are contributing your intellect at a gold standard level.

Posted 196 days ago.

BeRight

I am still amazed that people expect their neighbors to pay for their healthcare, flood insurance, etc.

Posted 196 days ago.

BobDahler

Actually, Tired, you did manage to stumble upon one correct assumption for a change. It IS all about "me me me" (I would however, include "and my family" in your blurt).

That is the reason I go to work every day, and pay my due to the IRS this time of year.

Posted 197 days ago.

BeRight

The guy who got beat up in Detroit by sa mob is in a hospital clinging to his life. He has no health insurance. I wonder if the glitches in healthcare . gov had something to do with him having no insurance?

Posted 197 days ago.

BobDahler

Suggested listening: Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" (I owe my soul to the Company Store).

Where will you, or your kids, be in twenty years? Obligated to a corporation... Or represented by OUR government. The choice is yours to make.

Have a good future.

Posted 198 days ago.

BobDahler

In my lifetime, we've endured a huge "wealth redistribution scheme" as put forth by corporatist right wing interests. Food, education, and medical costs to name a few, have skyrocketed disproportionately to income. Pension income and benefits that were once provided by very profitable corporations have all but vanished for those seeking retirement.

Feel free to support a continued enhancement of the corporate bottom line with your own pocketbook if you so choose.

However, I for one could use a few more "socialist left" adjustments that benefit ME... as opposed to the Republican (and Democrat) support of the CEO of Haliburton, et al, thank you very much.

Posted 198 days ago.

BeRight

Howlers in Obama’s April Fools’ Day address: He told the American people that “Because of [Obamacare], 100 million Americans have gained free preventive care, like mammograms and contraceptive care, under their existing plans.” Here we have a President of the United States who does not understand that when the government requires health insurers to provide additional benefits, the cost of their health insurance has to go up, just to ensure the insurer has enough money to pay all the covered benefits. So there is nothing “free” about Obamacare’s required preventive care.

Posted 198 days ago.

BeRight

The population of the U.S. is 314 million. On the day Obamacare was passed, the estimate of the uninsured was 60 million. So in this context, the supposed 7 million Americans signed up for insurance on the Obamacare Exchanges, even if that is a valid number, and all of those have actually started paying premiums, both of which are highly dubious, does not mean any significant success for Obamacare.

Posted 198 days ago.

BeRight

That is especially so since at least 6 million Americans have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare, so far, with more to come once the illegally and arbitrarily delayed employer mandate becomes effective, if it is ever allowed to do so. The estimate based on a new Rand Corporation study is that only 858,000 Americans signed up on the Obamacare Exchanges were previously uninsured.

Posted 198 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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