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7 days ago.
by slinky
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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

asknot, perhaps you may consider applying for the postion of premium collector or healthcare law/tax enforcer. you seem to ignore the fact that if you desire to fix a problem, you must first identify the problem. to sit back and simply stare at the glittering goodies that appeal to you, you should instead fix that which steals its shimmer. those that were not paying before will not pay now. everyone else from taxpayers, the insured, insurance companies, charities and family. sounds a bit like who paid before Obama "fixed" the healthcare system. irresponsible poeple can't be made responsible by law. the lawful are always mistreated by the unlawful. otherwise we would not need laws with penalties but only guidelines and helpful hints in life. the healhcare system was working very well for many years for a heck of alot of people. the choices were there for those to purchase insurance. many chose not too. the choices for healthy living was there but many chose not too...and stil

Posted 889 days ago.

luvthesouth

should "real" waste be eliminated, then i will support that. equal coverage for women is really a misnomer in that all it does is offer free (at others expense rather than recipient) medical care and perks that are gender specific. there is nothing equal in that. since you have me over a barrel with older folks and the donut hole...i have to support that aspect. fair enough? speaking of donuts.....a dozen Krispy Kreme would be banging right now.

Posted 890 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred, you made a mistake...you should have posted "the low-information supporters". it seems that the trivalities that you so easily cast aside seem to be important enough for the President on down to claim their relative importance at the success of the "tax" program. mostly we are all affected by the healthcare(tax) law. no one other than those given certain exemptions and enough tax-credits are immune from the nasties of this healthcare (tax) law. the pre-existing condition requirement does not contain enough safe-guards against undue burden to the insurance companies, federal and state governments as well as every other individual policyholder. the term children is in the law is as misleading as the description and passage of the law itself. why not just call them career students or no-load adults when it comes to covering adults from age 18-26. that is stupid. let them be required to do what every other adult has to do as required by the law. i will say that s

Posted 890 days ago.

moderation

Whew,whatdif, I bet you typed that holding your breath.How might a citizen influence his best return on a health insurance investment without political representation? Should I just be simply grateful that there is an insurance industry?

Posted 891 days ago.

moderation

Whatdif- the insurance industry purty much constructed the aca.That would mean they are Marxists', right? Did you have this same opinion of them before the affordable care act?

Posted 891 days ago.

BeRight

I know many who have been forced into new plans and lost their doctors because their doctor was in a different "network"than the new plan covered. If you like your doctor you can keep them ...............sure.

Posted 891 days ago.

BeRight

don't forget Fred that many more Millions than those who have signed up have lost their insurance do to the new law. If you like it you can keep it was pure political lying BS and everyone in the Obama administration was part and parcel to that lie.

Posted 891 days ago.

BeRight

President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss of a Florida candidate who had led in the polls.

Posted 891 days ago.

luvthesouth

will be immune from the implosion.

Posted 891 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred...good morning. why would i not use the report posted on the H.H.S. website. the A.C.A. does fall under their umbrella. why consult with the child when i can consult with the adult? the numbers while not flattering to your opinion are true and non-bias in nature. the reasons why the target demographic is so low is meaningless, however the lack of participation is. there is one sigular aspect of the law that i agree with. that would be the requirement for personal responsiblity in providing for one's insurance for heathcare. the rub is the implementation. accountability in this era of our history has become almost non-existent. exemptions, tax-credits, defferals, and other such actions that are forthcoming wil remove the teeth of law and its intent. it is purely economics. the only way this thing will ever work is to become a general tax-payer supplimented law/program/entitlement. the flow chart is so clear even Stevie Wonder can see it coming. either way, it is my hope that i wil

Posted 891 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot...i meant military style in the organization and payscale. the buying power that the government possesses is immense once the kick-backs and political pay-offs are removed. regional medical centers along with private charities and local county or state healthcare facilities could end the lack of healthcare for many. there are many instances that i could cite where reduced and free medical procedures have been performed quite a few folks i know.

Posted 891 days ago.

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 892 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 892 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 892 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 892 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 892 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 892 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 892 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 892 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 892 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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