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@kbarker715 Maybe demonstrates, Econ 101, or supply and demand? And, our government regulates every business!!! Private business believes "profits" are necessary. Gov't receives, just an example; one billion and spends 10 billion - I think that's BAD.
1 year ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them
@swampwiz So, under PPACA - the government is going to be taking on all the additional costs and they are rich? They have a surplus of money sitting there just waiting to be spent? I could be wrong; but doesn't that mean "taxpayers" are going to be paying more? And, who pays for the percentage of the bills, that Medicaid, and now Medicare % payments were cut?
And, don't some of those 47% have income tax liability, especially those retired on Medicare?
@JorgeDeFeria ???????? Maybe you forgot to take your meds?
@mwbright "Evolving into single payer"?? maybe, maybe not - you don't know that.
"Ship left port". When it sinks, you will abandon it, for a lifeboat - not a really good position to put yourself into. I will forego "jumping onto the ship", as I know it's not good; and I will still try to educate people, possibly enough to at least defund it, then kill it. Every issue already put into play, has had problems, CBO continues to change their opinion of trillion it will cost - not even close to deficit reduction, as promised; now with focus on budget - Obama and Sebelius are already trying to find a way to cut costs and therefore benefits of PPACA - and do these things EVER come in under budget and aren't there always unintended consequences.
We need to be smarter consumers. There is so much real information out there - if you are in favor of something - at least check it out, and vice versa.
I have never seen such extreme for or against a subject. And the against: they absolutely will not HEAR of anything negative about this Law. They know nothing about, except all the promises Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc. tell them how they are going to get free or cheap healthcare (not just insurance; but care, access, coverage - the best of all things) and this is going to be MANAGED by our fed. government. Who, at this time, are trying to find a way to pay for PPACA, as they are being held to a budget!!!
Is there no common sense? Have these people not even scanned the Law? Do they only watch Letterman and MSNBC for news! Half of Congress - Republicans, and some Dems; and the majority of citizens never wanted this Law, which I've even heard, doesn't go into effect until 2014!!! By the way, it became Law 2010 and many parts already instituted. PPACA is not coverage - it is a huge LAW that increases the size, control, and spending (according to CBO) regarding all healthcare costs, choices, issues by our Fed. gov't - (compared to state laws - fed. doesn't have those rights); and steps on many other freedoms. It will cost and those really in need, as usual, because they need, will be paying the highest costs.
@jtrombley How much would a lawyer make for six hours? And all they do is sue people.
1 year ago on The “right” to healthcare does not require a doctor to work for free
@Rebecca Lefebvre "Creating that beast, illusion medicine can cure"?
As with the entire issue of our government, our current issues; people need to become responsible for becoming educated, be smart consumers, know the costs, with so much information on line and we have such easy access to this information; take the time to get informed. How many people voted in this last election in favor of PPACA(Obamacare) and have no idea and no intention of finding out what it really is. They really think it is free or cheap coverage from the government, like maybe Medicare, Medicare????
It's a huge LAW passed 2010, that increases size, control, spending by our Fed. gov't over ALL healthcare issues, costs, choices of U.S.citizens, that the majority never even read; and fact, the majority never wanted. The SC allowed it to continue by simply calling it a tax, instead of a penalty...wow.
Wow, some of these posters!! And Obama HASN'T been the president of derision and division?(sarcasm)
The decision of a private citizen, physician, to be able to make a living worth the investment of education, hours, years, should be respected in his employment decisions. As part of the problem: tort reform was not considered in reform because it didn't benefit the lawyers(Obama) in charge. I happen to know the huge expense of "malpractice insurance" because "population" takes every "opportunity" to make millions on someone's mistake. Come on, would any of these individuals have brought in millions in their entire life?
ADVOCATE: "ObamaCare will allow, rather than force, Americans that cannot otherwise afford insurance to acquire insurance at a reasonable rate. "??
1. When did they change the word "mandate, penalty, tax" to "allow"?
2. Insurance at a reasonable rate? The exchange will add another layer, you know another middle-man of sorts, to buy the same product that is now offered, only the product will have more demands, regulations, including those with pre-existing conditions - who didn't bother getting insurance when they were healthy; but now they need care; and want to "balance out the costs" with all the other insured people. Nice. Why would the private insurance be sooo much cheaper than it is now? Will the government somehow show these companies how to be more effiicient or cost effective? while companies have increase their total pay out limits?
You haven't kept up on latest info. - the premiums for private insurance will be higher including higher deductibles.
And "rights" come from God. We have no rights to "take" from someone else, without paying what they believe is the value of their product. You and so many leftie liberals are confused and fooled by the legalese spoken by these lawyers, politicians. Words have real meanings, and if more doctors can't make enough money from Medicare and Medicaid patients due to lower percentage paid - that will become a problem, getting access to care.