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6 days ago.
by slinky
Valveguy
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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

This is a cut and paste comment from a health care shopper: can get a bronze policy (the cheapest one) for about 250 bucks a month. Okay, so I'm in the hole 3000 bucks a year. But that means I'm insured, right? Welllll, I have to meet a $6300.00 deductible before I'm even eligible for any payment from that plan. Okay, so I'm now $9300,00 in the hole. Now I'm all set, though I just paid 28% of my net income. Let's say I need surgery now, and that surgery costs $10,000 (not unusual). At least it's paid for, right! Well yeah, but only at 60% which means I'm another $4000,00 in the hole. I've now paid 36% of my total net income for the year SOLELY on healthcare."

Posted 941 days ago.

BeRight

Out of pocket costs for a family of four will be 12,700 dollars per year plus the monthly premiums of 300 dollars. Wow how can a family making 30,000 year pass up that good deal? This fiasco will fall apart and die the miserable death it deserves. Just another Liberal knee jerk law with

Posted 941 days ago.

BeRight

1200 bucks a year in premiums with the subsidy, and then another 6200 in deductibles if you need to use the insurance. So if you are going to need a lot more than 7500 dollars a year for medical expenses it could benefit you, if not you are just throwing away your premiums each month on a gamble. They might as well force everyone to play the lottery as well!

Posted 941 days ago.

moderation

Seeing is believing, huh greek.?!

Posted 946 days ago.

BeRight

We deserve whatever comes out of Washington. American Voters are Stupid. A recent CNBC poll found more Americans oppose ObamaCare than oppose the Affordable Care Act. But………….. more Americans support ObamaCare than the Affordable Care Act.

Confused? That would be understandable given that these are two names for the same law.

Posted 946 days ago.

BeRight

Well Fred I know that they vary from state to state but your statement in your letter seems all inclusive as you summarized by saying "a marked drop".

Posted 947 days ago.

BeRight

I wonder if this will be covered: A surgeon in China says he has constructed an extra nose out of a man's rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of his forehead to prepare for a transplant in probably the first operation of its kind.

Posted 948 days ago.

BeRight

In lightly-regulated states, such as Ohio and Florida, premiums will likely soar since insurers here will no longer be able to exclude the sick and will have to offer more comprehensive policies.

But hey, were all in this together. LOL

Posted 948 days ago.

BeRight

Go ahead and Google “insurance premiums going down”

Posted 948 days ago.

BeRight

In Fred’s letter to the editor this morning he states “there has been a marked drop in insurance premiums since the implementation of the early stages of the Affordable Healthcare Act”. Where in the world is he getting this information from? The administration is able to point to the rates that are lower than they were expected to be by the Congressional Budget Office. But But But……………………………. But the bad news is that those rates they are bragging about are much higher than what people are currently paying! What a bunch of hooey.

Posted 948 days ago.

BeRight

In a break with many congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday he would back a one-year delay of the individual mandate in the stopgap spending bill.

"There’s no way I could not vote for it,” he said at a Bloomberg Government breakfast. “It’s very reasonable and sensible."

Posted 950 days ago.

Valveguy

One last thing about that referenced poll in last night’s letter to the editor: Only 27% of those polled were Republicans so the other 73% were not from the “right”. Do you think that poll was a little skewed to the left? LOL

Posted 963 days ago.

Valveguy

disapproved and 35% of the Independents Strongly disapproved.

Posted 964 days ago.

Valveguy

I took a look a the participants in the poll that Joan Dearth quoted in her letter to the editor in tonight’s paper. On the same chart that she uses to support her case the chart also says that 59% of the Republicans and 30% of the independents don’t want the law delayed as she says because they want the law repealed! Also in the poll only 11% of the Democrats thought that Obamacare would provide higher quality care. Only 16% of the Democrats on that poll thought that Obamacare would improve the availability of medical benefits you receive from your health insurance, such as doctors appointments, medical treatments and prescription drugs. Only 6% of the Democrats on that poll thought the Obamacare would provide much less expensive health care. 32% of the Democrats thought that the health care law would have no affect on their family while 18% thought they would be worse off. Only 35% of the Democrats Strongly Approved of Obamacare while 65% of the Republicans Strongly disapprov

Posted 964 days ago.

Valveguy

On the same chart that she uses to support her case the chart also says that 59% of the Republicans and 30% of the independents don’t want the law delayed as she says because they want the law repealed! Also in the poll only 11% of the Democrats thought that Obamacare would provide higher quality care. Only 16% of the Democrats on that poll thought that Obamacare would improve the availability of medical benefits you receive from your health insurance, such as doctors appointments, medical treatments and prescription drugs. Only 6% of the Democrats on that poll thought the Obamacare would provide much less expensive health care. 32% of the Democrats thought that the health care law would have no affect on their family while 18% thought they would be worse off. Only 35% of the Democrats Strongly Approved of Obamacare while 65% of the Republicans Strongly disapproved and 35% of the Independents Strongly disapproved.

Posted 964 days ago.

Valveguy

The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent. The strongly worded resolution says the Affordable Care Act will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them.

Posted 964 days ago.

Valveguy

Reported in Todays news:

Smokers – and chewers – in some states may have to pay as much as 50% more in premiums than non-smokers if they sign up for insurance through state health exchanges that open next month, according to provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

Posted 964 days ago.

scrappile

Sometimes you need a link to back your point, I, really try not to do this, and try to keep it at a minimum.....

Posted 966 days ago.

scrappile

****globalpost**** › Home › Regions › Americas › Costa Rica Oct 3, 2012 - Obamacare: Will more Americans go abroad for treatment? ... American country's private hospitals, triggered by health care reform in the United States ... or alternative therapies such as stem cell treatment unavailable at home ...only those that can afford it.....

Posted 966 days ago.

BeRight

If you like your insurance you can keep it…………………………………….International Business Machines Corp. IBM, faced with rising health care costs for retirees, says it will move them to a health exchanges where they may have cheaper plan options.

IBM spokesman: IBM didn’t make this change to save money -- it does not reduce our costs,”

Posted 966 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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