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9 days ago.
by BeRight
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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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luvthesouth

medications. ironically that is what they are doing now with the services end. if folks would not mind traveling, i would not mind seeing something akin to regional military medical facilties whereby the doctors, nurses and staff are hired at military wages. with proper oversight and procurement, those already receiving tax-payer assistance and low income that need medical care could possibly receive it at a reasonable rate. the real short answer....JOBS and a willing workers.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

the first step to a solution is not creating a bigger problem . the applecart was messed up for the majority in the name of the minority when it came to healthcare. i think from the numbers i have posted that a lrage number of americans will not actually be forced to pony up into the system as it stands. the President was correct in thinking that everyone should be fiscally responsible for their own healthcare needs. unfortunately, you can't get blood from a turnip. how they thought that those that either could not afford insurance much less healthcare could somehow garner some sense of responsibility is beyond me. with each successive deferral and exemption he is chiping away at the bedrock of the law. many folks were taken care of by local medical clinics as well as organizations that offered assisted medical care. the burden on the federal governemnt through the reimbursed medical payments was something that could have been remedied by negotiating for services and prescription medi

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred...thanks for the duh's...back at you. your redirect to the current figures simply reinforce my original post with it's figures. look at whom is making up your 53% increase. my post is not a newsmax repost. you do not give me enough credit fred....my numbers reflect the truth. participation numbers without full pay does not fund the program. the delayed mandates as well as some exemptions further drain the law of it's life-sustaining revenue. the hole will get deeper with more direct and indirect taxpayer funding to make it a success. hammer that square peg in that round hole...it will fit by gosh.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

many of those enrollees have put their money where their mouse is. Combined figures published by Obamacare marketplaces in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington indicate that just 79 per cent of signups in those states have come with checks attached. If those numbers were to hold up nationally, it would mean that about 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees have selected insurance plans without paying for them – bringing the actual total of Obamacare-insured Americans down to 3.3 million.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred...what facts are you disputing. according to the report for february, from oct 2013 to feb 2014, 25% of the 18-34 demographic have signed up for any plan. that is the target demographic that the administration says was needed to make the law financially viable. an average of 82% that have signed-up have selected plans with financial assistance. 62% have selected the silver plan with 93% financial assistance. that plan has the largest participation percentage as well as the highest financial assistance. the participation rate stayed consistent over the four month total for the target age range. dailymailuk: White House STILL won't say how many Obamacare enrollees have paid for plans, but announces 4.2 million total through February – just 60 per cent of original goal. As of March 1 about 4.2 million Americans had signed up for medical insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Obama administration. But it remains unclear how

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred...i could not find the january report. i looked on the hhs website but it was nowhere to be found. i had to find something that would verify, with neutrality, my post. since the premiums are collected by the insurance companies, they wouldbe the ones that would have to report the shortages. aetna reported as much as a 30% failure to pay.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

february report is not available. however it has been reported that the enrollment was down 18% for the monh of february. i rarely watch foxnews and like asknot, i gather my information from a variety of sources. you for one.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

most Recent HHS report: Key findings from today’s (jan. 2014) report include:

•Nearly 2.2 million (2,153,421) people selected Marketplace plans from Oct. 1 through Dec. 28, 2013 •These signups in the state and federal marketplaces represent a nearly five-fold increase from October-November, including nearly 1.8 million (1,788,739) people who selected a plan in December (compared with the previous two-month cumulative total of 364,682 through Nov. 30, 2013). •Of the almost 2.2. million: ?54 percent are female and 46 percent are male; ?30 percent are age 34 and under; ?24 percent are between the ages of 18 and 34, and; ?60 percent selected a Silver plan, while 20 percent selected a Bronze plan; and ?79 percent selected a plan with Financial Assistance.

ny times reported that 20% of those the enrolled in the A.C.A. have not paid their premiums according to the reports by the insurance companies and industry analysts

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred...folgers columbian coffee. it is a great everyday coffee. rich, robust and flavorful. you may like it. it is also pretty reasonable price-wise. well done poosey-cat!

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred...aknowledgement does not equal agreement. you are going to make me work for this one..aren't you? legislating personal responsibility is not as easy as it sounds. the A.C.A. had that goal in mind...unless it was another LIE! the delays, the lack of those signing up within the desired demographic as well as the 20% that have not even made premium payment "one" will hamper the intention and success of the law. the numbers are out there for you to review and assess from forbes, yahoo financial, wsj etc....you can take the time..i have fresh coffee to pour! :-)

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

btw fred...i was impressed by your reciting of the bible verse in a couple of the topics. so are you a god-fearing man or simply an appreciative fan of handy bible verses?

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred, i m more of a numbers person than an emotional person...with the exception of children and the elderly. maybe that is why i extend patience with you more than i normally would. where in my post did i say it should be scrapped? i stated that the exemptions along with the sign-up statistics would not allow the law to realize its stated goal. you may choose to read more into my post...but it is simply not there. all people enjoy instant gratification....i won't even go there on that topic.

Posted 34 days ago.

thegreek

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. - Edith Sitwell

There is one quote for you Bob B. since you are into that now.

Posted 34 days ago.

thegreek

AND dont you find it ironic that they give us heck for citing Fox news and call Rush Limbaugh a liar when their own Liar in Chief Barry has set the record for lies ???? That is pretty f@cked up !!

Posted 34 days ago.

thegreek

Putin didnt mess with Bush or Cheney very much did he?? Only an Islamic guy threw his shoe at George. But he dodged it and laughed it off !!!! Cant say that about Barry !!

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

but now they know that Obama is worthless...should he be forced give back the award??? lets ask Putin.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

BobBarker, your explanation of the reason he received the award kind of degrades its significance.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

actually fred, if you can get past your obvious blindness of the facts, you will find that what i posted was gleaned from several non-fox sources and combined into my objectionable post. while reading my posts may be a struggle, i find great glee in having you take the time to read them. i think you will find the facts that i provided to be accurate and since you do seem to read my post with prejudice, you may find that i was dismayed that the actual mandates that would make this law successful were being dismantled by it's namesake. everyday is nice and thank you.

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

your doctor." even though he neglected to add that he also stated empirically that you can keep your doctor. is he really not satified with only having ONE "Lie of the Year" award???? greedy...ain't he!

Posted 34 days ago.

luvthesouth

for some... no pain and all gain. the President is slowly but surely removing the teeth(personal responsiblility) from the law by suggestion and then vote. the exemptions i believe will keep the law from its intended purpose in several respects. this law has the unfolding potential to become another unfunded mandate which will need to be funded. it has been shown that the people will not fully fund the law through personal responsibility and therefore the balance will need to be provided....but how? the hardship exemption along with the many others as well as the less than stellar performance so far is further bewildering when one hears the president say that the law is fully funded by its participants that have signed up so far. his statement and the numbers do not balance. is this just another anticipated success like his Nobel Peace prize??? is optimism to be blindly deemed as success? it appears so...by the way in the same interview he conceded that "you may have to change yo

Posted 34 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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