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Obamacare at crux of problem

October 20, 2013

To the editor: President Barack Obama expects to profit from continued government shutdowns of various agencies and facilities....

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Moteman

Oct-20-13 9:35 AM

HS connect do we have to read the same post over and over from Bushcrimefamily. He is spamming this forum. This is not allowed and are deleted in most other forums you visit. They should be deleted here. Once is enough.

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Echobravo

Oct-20-13 11:25 AM

The post is appropriate to this letter like the other.

ACA is here and this person mentioned "buyer remorse". If that is the case, shut up and sit back and see how it works or don't work. People don't want government in their lives until they need them. Shutting down ALL GOVERNMENT I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED INCLUDING "AIR TRAFFIC", but some people had common sense on that. To pick and choose what stays open or closed was moronic and anyone who got caught up in it is a moron. To blame ACA for the shut down is crazy. Put the blame where it should, and that is with the right wing nuts and their followers who thought they could use their one third of GOVERNMENT to hold the nation's economy and government hostage to defund ACA. We truly do have misguided nuts in this country.

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-20-13 4:36 PM

My post is not spam. It relates to the topic. Why do you fear ideas?

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RPG0340

Oct-20-13 6:37 PM

In addition to Moteman's post the poster Dadjoveric is Mrcore, Bidness, and trooftella. All of these screen names have been banned for insulting other posters, yet he still posts here. Why is that?

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Echobravo

Oct-20-13 7:00 PM

VMAM (YOU SAID) Meanwhile Michelle has racked up 10 Million for herself and staff of 22 on top shelf vodka, massages{ probably takes two to massage her she is a big one and other luxuries not to mention the 100 million in vacations.

Since you have this thing AND INFORMATION about Michelle,please provide the SAME with the last FLOTUS and their daughters. Please don't leave anything out my friend. Have you created a DOUBLE STANDARD??? IJS

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Hagrid

Oct-21-13 12:00 PM

"Since you have this thing AND INFORMATION about Michelle,please provide the SAME with the last FLOTUS and their daughters. Please don't leave anything out my friend. Have you created a DOUBLE STANDARD??? IJS"

Perhaps you can provide that information, EB?

Please don't leave anything out.

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-21-13 5:03 PM

Stages of Obamacare grief:

1. Unconstitutional

2. Legal but bad

3. Kills liberty

4. Website stinks

5. Costs less than I thought

6. Saved my life

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Echobravo

Oct-21-13 10:55 PM

Hagrid - You are Vman's band wagon. I do not need to provide anything on something that Vman can't provide on his "selective" comment. You want to sound intelligent, help him out.

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Echobravo

Oct-21-13 11:00 PM

Vman--Yes I am all over the place trying to comment on your wild and outrageous rhetoric. Its sad that you don't understand that you and others like you are on the tail end of extinction of era that is no longer, although the right wings think that America can go back to the way it was....Done with this.

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Hagrid

Oct-22-13 10:55 AM

"Hagrid - You are Vman's band wagon. I do not need to provide anything on something that Vman can't provide on his "selective" comment. You want to sound intelligent, help him out."

EB, you shouldn't keep making decisions on erronious information. You claim Bush spent as much as Obama/Michelle on vacations, but you have nothing to prove that. Even the quickest look will prove that wrong.

Come on, try it. It is a good thing.

"Hagrid - You are Vman's band wagon."

I agree with Vman on Obamacare and the difference in taxpayer dollars spent on Bush's and Obama's vacations.

Why? Because he is right. If you took the time to do a little research, you would agree with him, also.

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-22-13 4:12 PM

One of the oddest realities of American politics is that right-wing Republicans who have fought hardest against the Affordable Care Act represent states that stand to benefit the most from it. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has compared his fight to defund the Affordable Care Act to the fight against Nazi Germany, is from a state with the highest percentage of uninsured citizens in America. One in four of 25 million Texans lacks health insurance; the Affordable Care Act will cover 3.5 million of them. A million more would have been covered if Texas Gov. Rick Perry hadn’t nixed the law's expansion of Medicaid. More than 10 million Texans, including 1.6 million children, have a pre-existing health condition, such as asthma or diabetes, which insurers will also have to cover because of the Act. So here’s today’s question: Once the Act is fully implemented, will the citizens who benefit from it in Texas and similar states turn against their Tea Party representatives? - R. Reich

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Hagrid

Oct-22-13 9:07 PM

Wait until Obamacare death panels are set up like they have in the lefty-praised Canadian health care system:

theglobaldispatch(dot)com/canada-reveals-it-has-death-panels-slate-says-its-a-good-thing-to-play-god-50115/

“Last week Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that doctors could not unilaterally ignore a Toronto family’s decision to keep their near-dead husband and father on life support. In the same breath, however, the court also confirmed that, under the laws of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, a group of government-appointed adjudicators could yet overrule the family’s choice. That tribunal, not the family or the doctors, has the ultimate power to pull the plug.”

Looks like a lot of folks owe Sarah Palin an apology.

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Hagrid

Oct-23-13 10:20 AM

Great and comprehensive list, Valleyman.

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Hagrid

Oct-23-13 1:32 PM

Obamacare and America's Journey Into the Third World

moneynews(dot)com/Peter-Morici/Obama-healthcare-exchanges-civil/2013/10/23/id/532638

One need only compare the sense of dispatch at Federal Express with time endured to send a package via the U.S. Postal Service to recognize the federal government doesn't do things quite as well as the private sector does. It doesn't even function as well as state bureaucracies.

Now Obamacare, which socializes an industry larger than the economies of France or Britain, is proving the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can be more incompetent than many Third World governments are. These past few weeks, poor in Mexico could sign up for healthcare with less mess than Washington did for folks needing insurance in San Antonio.

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Hagrid

Oct-23-13 1:33 PM

Major Parts of Obamacare Website Out of Order Until Further Notice

newsmax(dot)com/Newsfront/obamacare-website-further-notice/2013/10/23/id/532664

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-23-13 3:24 PM

For those of us who have been arguing for years that the best way to provide comprehensive health insurance to Americans would be to graft it onto Social Security and Medicare, and pay for it through the payroll tax, Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act has been deeply ironic. Republicans were the ones who initially demanded it be based instead on private insurance, and be paid for with a combination of subsidies for low-income purchasers and a requirement that the younger and healthier sign up. A Republican President (Richard Nixon) came close to enacting such a plan. A Republican think tank provided the details. A Republican governor (Mitt Romney) did a trial run (in Massachusetts). Yet now that the essential Republican plan for comprehensive health insurance is being implemented nationally, Republicans are apoplectic. (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-23-13 3:25 PM

(cont.) Had Democrats stuck to the original Democratic vision and built it on Social Security and Medicare, it would have been cheaper, simpler, and more widely accepted by the public. Maybe, someday, we'll get there. - Robert Reich

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Hagrid

Oct-23-13 9:19 PM

Oh, dear!

Feds ask Blue Cross Blue Shield not to release exchange numbers

inforum(dot)com/event/article/id/416090/

FARGO – The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says.

During a Monday forum in Fargo for people interested in signing up for coverage via the exchange, James Nichol of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota told the crowd his company received the request from the federal government earlier Monday. Nichol is a consumer sales manager for the company.

Still, a spokeswoman from Blue Cross Blue Shield says about 14 North Dakotans have signed up for coverage since the federal exchange went live Oct. 1. That brings total statewide enrollment to 20 – less than one a day.

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Hagrid

Oct-23-13 9:23 PM

(Liar, liar, pants on fire!)

Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of Obamacare

weeklystandard(dot)com/blogs/millions-americans-are-losing-their-health-plans-because-obamacare_764602(dot)html

While the Affordable Care Act was making its way through Congress in 2009 and 2010, President Obama famously promised the American people over and over again that if you like your health plan, you can keep it.

“Let me be exactly clear about what health care reform means to you,” Obama said at one rally in July 2009. “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.”

But the president's promise is turning out to be false for millions of Americans who have had their health insurance policies canceled because they don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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Hagrid

Oct-23-13 10:36 PM

(Say, isn't that what the Republicans were asking for? The Democrats finally come around AFTER they shut down the government? Kind of late to the party, aren't they? I wonder what changed their mind? Oh! YOU did. American voters!)

Senate Dems Up For Re-Election To Back Mandate Delay...

breitbart(dot)com/Big-Government/2013/10/23/Report-All-Senate-Democrats-up-for-re-election-in-2014-will-back-delaying-Obamacare-s-enrollment-deadline

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lindalea

Oct-24-13 6:13 AM

people have lost their coverage because of obamacare and they can't sign of for obamacare because of the massive screwup. and if they are able to sign up the premiums and deductibles are higher. Whats wrong with that picture? Don't tell me premiums aren't going to be higher because it happened to me. My Blue Cross doubled under this fiasco. PLEASE let someone be elected next time with a brain! God knows, there's no brains in Washington at this time from the top down. They want to penalize you for not signing up. If this wasn't so sad it would be laughable. What a joke the obama administration is!! It's killing this country.

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Hagrid

Oct-24-13 11:55 AM

Excellent post, lindalea. We need a far better plan for health care.

What we had was certainly better than the one they are forcing on us.

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Hagrid

Oct-24-13 2:23 PM

Dem slams hearing as 'monkey court'...

politico(dot)com/story/2013/10/frank-pallone-slams-hearing-monkey-court-98806(dot)html?hp=lh_b1

Nope. No problem here.

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-24-13 8:39 PM

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, the best gauge of establishment right-wing thinking in the nation, blames the anemic recovery on “regulation and ObamaCare.” They got one thing right: The recovery is anemic. In fact, it’s the worst recovery on record. When you consider how far the economy fell in 2008 and 2009, the slow pace of growth is even more startling. But it has nothing to do with regulation or Obamacare. (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Oct-24-13 8:40 PM

Businesses expand and hire only if they have more customers. Yet American consumers, who account for 70 percent of all economic activity, can’t spend more. The median household is poorer now than it was in 2009. Over 95 percent of all the gains since then have gone to the top 1 percent. And, of course, most Americans can no longer borrow as they did before the Great Recession, to make up for flat or declining wages. Get it? The underlying economic problem is America’s surging inequality. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page won’t point this out. The interesting question is why the mainstream media won’t, either. Nor will any prominent politician, from the President on down.

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