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  1. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    About 80% aren’t effected – they’re covered by employee plans (and aren’t eligible to enroll in ACA). About 14% will now be eligible for coverage they couldn’t get before About 3 % could get cancellations by their insurers but can get than get enroll to get similar coverage. That leaves about 3% that who will have to get new plans that are significantly different. Many of those have only had coverage for a year or were in plans that didn’t cover what they might need.
    Sorry for any of you folks who can’t enroll through a state exchange because your governor is anti-Obama even when it is against your interests.
    Move to another state!

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago


    Didn’t Obama say that wasn’t going to happen?

  3. 282Mikado

    282Mikado said, about 3 years ago


    Because of the cost of Obamacare to my company they had to change providers. Now I work for a pretty decent company that pays for 80% of our healthcare coverage. Going into Obamacare they are continuing to pay 80%, but because the plans are much more expensive they had to alter what is offered and by whom. Not to mention, had they kept us in our existing plan, the cost of which also went up, they would not only have had to pay extra for that coverage (as would we the employees) but they would have also been saddled with the 40% Cadillac tax that Obamacare mandates for those that offer premium coverage (the gov’t seems to feel the need to punish those that desire better plans).

    Because of all this and in spite of what Obama “promised”:

    1.I had to change doctors.
    2.My premiums went up 61%.
    3.My previous plan had no deductible, I now have a $1,000 deductible.
    4.All my co-pays went up. ER co-pays went from $100 to $300.
    5.Prescriptions, which were previously covered, now require an additional policy at a cost of $72/month.
    6. We no longer have Vision coverage unless we pay extra.
    7.My taxes are also going up to support this garbage.

    In New York State where I live, to get a similar plan of coverage under YOUR wonderful Obamacare exchanges I would have to fork out $1,228.31 a month. $1,228.31 per month is almost $200 more than the coverage I had before Obamacare. Just so I can have significantly worse coverage than before Obamacare.

    The way I see it, Obamacare is diametrically opposed to my best interests.

    Another thing I find interesting is that due to the ACA my 23 year-old single son must have maternity and pediatric care in his policy. How ludicrous is that?!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    The Dems will have to own it, but the Republicans will have to own the fact they offered nothing since Mr. Romney was Gov of Mass.
    The ACA is messed up and needs repair. But a system where a huge segment of the population goes without healthcare at all, gets no preventative healthcare to keep them from getting unhealthy, and often gets the healthcare they won’t be able to pay for at an ER where their health is already so bad, they many not survive the rescue. Death Panel by lack of knowledge preventative care would have provided and on which they could have acted.
    The ACA needs repair. The Dems can’t fix it alone. Republicans need to sit down with the Dems in the relevant committees and have hearing with doctors, pharmacists, medical tech firms, insurance companies, and other related experts. They need to look at the hospitals and doctor offices across the nation where best practices are being put to use and adapt those practices while allowing states the flexibility to continue experimentation and innovation to find even better practices.
    Instead of burning down the house, let’s work together to fix it. We may have to tear down some walls and shore up the foundation, but if we work together with intelligence and respect, we can build a wonderful thing.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    There is an interesting analogy: if you want to know if a fighter jet is a good investment, you can ask the brass at the Pentagon, or you can ask the pilots and mechanics who have to work with the thing. Who will give you a better answer? Yet, who do we ask?

    Same thing in health care. We seem to believe that people with Masters’ in Public Health, insurance executives, and lobbyists for big pharma and medical associations, none of whom have ever seen a patient, are better able to determine health care decisions than those of us who are in the trenches, daily having our reimbursements reduced while being expected to do more.

    Who could have predicted failure?

    Are we smart enough to learn from our mistakes?

    Here’s a better idea! Let’s talk about how things are falling apart and decide who’s to blame……and so it goes……

  6. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, about 3 years ago

    A medical caduceus should have only one snake. The other staff has two because it belongs to Mercury, who was both a healer and a psychopomp; his staff bore both the healing snake and the killing one.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Please provide a link, Tigger. Single payer has been toted as a superior product by many, but not by anyone in the legislature of whom I’m aware.
    Thank you,

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Well done. Congratulations on your predictive prowess. Now, what numbers should I bet on Powerball this Saturday?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Tigger, your rants are completely disproved by facts on the ground. Polls show the ACA improving in popularity the more conservatives slobber and rant incoherently.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    YOU SAY: “The Dems will have to own it, but the Republicans will have to own the fact they offered nothing….”

    I SAY: the majority (85%) of the population had some form of coverage, they liked what they had and saw no reason to change. 15% of the population did not have coverage. Some of those did not have coverage because they are healthy and see no need for it. So, tell me again why the government must step in and change the system? It isn’t like the majority of americans were clamoring for this change.

    NEXT, our president has stood in the public square and told a bald faced pre meditated LIE and you give him a pass. OH what was the lie?

    the lie: "If you like your coverage you “will be able to keep it” AND “if you like your doctor you will be able to keep that doctor”.

    How in the world can you trust a man if he will look you in the eye and lie to your face knowing full well that what he says is a lie?

    No, the ACA does not need a “fix”. It needs to be repealed. Yes, if you want to involve government in health care then put everyone on medicare. EVERYONE from the president on down to the caretaker of the elementary school that I volunteer at.

    But remember that there are NO successful government health care plans that run in the black … no not even in Canada.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    What you find amusing I find heartrending, Ansonia. It may not surprise you that I am in contact with people in Europe, Asia, and even the Middle east. Those nations with singlepayer healthcare plans are prefectly happy. There are no stockholders or politicians getting money from it, but those who are going for healthcare are happy. They do not feel their quality of life to be threatened or lessened because of it.
    Unless you reach out and truly educate yourself on what is happening in Sweden, Norway and other nations, your perspective is going to be limited.
    @ Bruce4671 – When did I give Mr. Obama a pass? The “Tech Savvy” president fails again. He’s letting veterans suffer delays in their benefits because of puter probs, and having not learned from that fiasco, has done the same thing with the ACA.
    That said, the house he provided is providing a roof for people who didn’t have one before. It may be leaky and on a cracked foundation, but it can be repaired. It is only because i don’t believe the Rs will replace the ACA with a better product that I call for repair over repeal. Show me what your side will build in its place, and I can agree with you. But I do not trust promises, no matter which party provides them.
    @ cubefarmer – as I stated above, cubefarmer, my Euro contacts tell me they like their medical coverage. Provide citations to the contrary if you want to educate me. If you just want to tell me I’m wrong…. get in line.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    All I am asking, Mr. Labe, is that before the whole thing is scrapped to the bedrock, is what the conservatives will replace it with.
    Is that too much to ask?
    I agree it is not the product the USA needs, but in the absence of anything else… what will replace it?
    Please lower your weapon and answer the question.
    btw, i replied to your question from yesterday as well.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    I just discovered you didn’t reply to my reply to you under Nick Anderson yesterday, Mr. Labe.
    You’re quick with your gun, but you shoot from the lip.
    I provide an email for those who want to actually have a conversation. It is Do you want to talk, or do you want to troll? This is not an antagonism. I truly want to know if you want to discuss the future of our nation, or if you just want to yank chains. If it is the former, create an email address, and write to me. If it is the latter, then we are done, and you can join Ima, Onguard, and others to whom I no longer respond. A small bird, with a big gun, and no solutions.
    Your move sir.

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