Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    On 1 Oct ‘13, President Obama stood by two young women with serious health problems who had been unable to afford access to the healthcare they needed. He said they had signed up for the ACA and now had full access to all the finest healthcare facilities in the US for an out-of-pocket total cost of less than $100 a month.

    Since no one was able to sign up on 1 Oct, some doubters might have thought Obama was lying. He wasn’t. Some thought he was lying when he said everyone could keep their plans. He wasn’t.

    Prof Krugman has proved that every single complaint against the ACA was a lie by paid actors working for someone (not specified). If you cannot trust a Nobel Laureate who is a chaired professor at one of America’s top universities, whom can you trust? Thousands of complainers? Even millions of complaints are outweighed by a single Nobel Laureate.

    No, the ACA has been a complete, unmitigated success, and now everyone in the US is getting the best quality healthcare for less than $100 a month total ouf-of-pocket costs including premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.

    Do NOT go look at the website and its prices, listen to those who know better, President Obama and Professor Krugman.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    I like hard data, and wish I had some. ‘Wish in one hand and pour sand in the other…’

    The ACA website was a joke for months. As Prof Krugman correctly pointed out in November, Republicans in Congress complained that the website still wasn’t working, but they all got signed up by telephone and snailmail and now have plans that cover as much or more than what they had before the ACA.

    As Prof Krugman correctly pointed out, if the ACA website never works at all, if everyone has to sign up by phone and snailmail, but the ACA provides affordable healthcare to all those who currently have no access to adequate healthcare, then it is a complete, unmitigated success, and the bad website will be relegated to out-of-date joke material.

    But does the ACA provide affordable healthcare for those who formerly lacked adequate healthcare? No hard data. The Obamabots all say, ‘Yes.’ The anti-Obamabots from left and right say, ‘NO!’

    The fact that millions signed up is irrelevant unless we know what they signed up for and how well it’s working. We know millions of those who signed up agreed to accept Medicaid, which in many states only required a single 800 phone call and no money from the Medicaid recipient. We also know that many physicians refuse to accept Medicaid, so they might be getting just what they’re paying for. Or they might be getting adequate healthcare. We don’t know. And we have no reliable way to find out.

    And of those who don’t qualify for Medicaid, what do their plans cost with subsidies? What do plans cost with no subsidies? What about divorced fathers whose incomes are based on their gross taxable income, and support is not deductible so it’s listed as their income even though it all goes to their exes? Can they afford ACA plans?

    Lots and lots of relevant questions, but not so many relevant answers.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    I agree that there should be a recall — and then a single-payer system.

  4. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 1 year ago

    Who needs facts? We’ll just draw Obama looking like an ugly clown over and over!

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    I have said many times that this was designed to fail. It won’t be too long before our esteemed president announces that the all problems lie with the evil, greedy, uncaring insurance companies and only the government can be trusted to take over all medical care. Doctors will be government employees and hospitals will take direction from the government.

    The government will set payment rates for all medically related “benefits.” Good luck everyone.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    Most of them aren’t paying for coverage.The White house won’t release numbers about actual paying customers.According to the CBO now you can quit your job and someone else will pay for you. and you can write poetry or be an artist or just leach off of the tax payers.Every day the work force shrinks according to the Dept. of Labor.

  7. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Gee. Why did my Company have to give the ACA a million dollars this year?
    And my Company supplied healthcare fees tripled.
    Got an answer. My HR Dept. said they were not allowed to discuss it. For fear of going to jail.

  8. Gresch

    Gresch said, over 1 year ago

    Free Justina Pelletier

    How is Obama-care gong to save money?

    maybe have Doctors diagnose expensive rare diseases to more cost effective psychiatric ailments

  9. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, over 1 year ago

    Sign-ups also mean “those who put their info in the website.” Not necessarily those who clicked buy or worse, paid. Hard to pay when the back-end is still missing that key element. But don’t worry about the poor insurance companies, it’s written into the law the tax payers will bail them out no matter the cause, albeit bad implementation, bad management or malfeasance.

  10. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 1 year ago

    Krugman… LOL!

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    So payne doesn’t like his ambulance ride, Who knew?

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    CCNJ’s say “6 million lost their policies…”
    You made that up.

    That number is quite possible, if eventually not larger, Little Sister. Some insurance companies have discontinued individual coverage policies in some states and are offering only group policies in those states. Also, the problem for individuals having their policies canceled is quite real. “Canceled” is probably not the right word, though, since insurance companies could no longer continue offering some types of policies since they didn’t include some PPACA requirements (such as mental health care). “Discontinued” would probably be a more accurate term.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    “- 4 million sign-ups and counting, no whining will change that”.

    And how many are paying.

  14. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 1 year ago

    I have alway thought that Obama has something to gain from all of this ACA mess. Like maybe a big fat kick back for his retirement. I think he is going to get tens of millions of not hundreds of million of dollars in kick back money from ACA after he leaves office.

  15. Bryan Woolman

    Bryan Woolman said, over 1 year ago

    It is not a success for those aged 60-65 who lose their coverage due to spousal drops, retirement or cancelled plans. I know. I am a victim. My cost for a private policy under CA Care has doubled since 2009. It is not affordable.

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