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  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post Medicaid Works Well at Expanding Coverage

    2014-04-16 10:16:08View | Delete

    That’s not true. . .
    Actually a higher percentage of people with medicaid die waiting for treatment, than people who don’t have insurance.

  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post Medicaid Works Well at Expanding Coverage

    2014-04-16 09:34:25View | Delete

    My guess is that next year at this time we’ll be close to 95% insured, because the law requires it, and the penalties will start to bite.

    The problem is that many people will be upset, because they see themselves as healthy and the insurance premium is a high price to pay for something that might save them some money in a very rare case. In 90% of the cases it’s cheaper for a healthy person to pay cash as opposed to paying for insurance, but tipping point is going to be the penalty increase.

    Health insurance will become like Auto insurance, everybody has to pay for it, but nobody wants to use it because your auto insurance rates will go up. The reason nobody will want to use their health insurance is because of the co-pays are too high.

    The ACA is very costly program, that will only achieve a slight improvement for a small percentage of people. The big winners are the Federal and State Government budgets, and the insurance industry.

  • I think the organizers of the parade are right, if one group is allowed to hold up signs then everyone will be holding up signs, and it won’t be about St Patrick anymore it’ll just become a political rally.

  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post After Record Year Boeing Forces Workers To Kill Pensions

    2014-01-09 13:29:44View | Delete

    How does it work?
    If a corp like Boeing makes record profits, where does the money go?
    Aren’t these companies owned by the public?

    Maybe what the workers need is to own part of the company they work for.
    A 401K plan is a nice benefit, but I think they also need a profit share plan.

    I like profit share companies because the better the company does the more profit they make, and the bigger profit share check the employees make.

  • I know that President Obama has increased the drone strikes, but the US is not even a small threat world peace. What you’re really seeing is jealousy from Country that don’t know the difference between good and evil.

    North Korean is by far the biggest threat to world peace, followed closely by Iran. Terrorism is also a threat to world peace, as is antisemitism.

  • I haven’t heard of the proposal to expand Social Security.
    How would it work?

  • Thanks,
    so it seems that March 31st is the real deadline for coverage next year, not the Dec 23rd date that some people are pushing.

  • Does anyone know what happens if you don’t meet the Dec 23rd deadline for coverage starting on Jan 1st?
    Can you just wait until the March 30th deadline to signup?
    And even after that deadline if you want to can you still signup? or do you have to wait until next year?

    I tend to think you can sign up whenever you want to, but you’ll have to pay a penalty if you sign up after March 30th, is that right?

  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post Rate Shock Was a Policy Choice Made by Democrats

    2013-11-15 13:38:33View | Delete

    It’s true . . . But why did President Obama and the democrats sell us out?!?

    They all talked a great game, but when it came time to actually do the job, they folded to the big insurance and drug companies. . .

    Now they run around lying and trying to blame the GOP!

    I’ll never vote for a Dem again! we need real change! vote Green Party!

  • If they really wanted health insurance, wouldn’t they just drive to a nearby State that accepted the expansion of medicare?

  • Agreed!
    Finally someone who understands Obamacare is not very much of an improvement on the old system.
    We need to move on!

  • Even what he’s saying now is false:
    “But nobody is losing their right to health care coverage. And no insurance company will ever be able to deny you coverage, or drop you as a customer altogether. Those days are over. And that’s the truth. (Applause.) That is the truth.”

    1) does this mean that after I sign up, I can stop paying my premiums, and I’m still covered? or do they drop me?

    “So for people without health insurance, they’re finally going to be able to get it. For the vast majority of people who have health insurance that works, you can keep it. For the fewer than 5 percent of Americans who buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal.

    2) It’s not a better deal just because they limit the out of pocket expenses to a limit very few people will ever reach, but make everyone pay a higher out of pocket co-pay, and co-insurance.
    These bronze plans out of pocket at 40% is too high for most people to pay.

    “So anyone peddling the notion that insurers are cancelling people’s plan without mentioning that almost all the insurers are encouraging people to join better plans with the same carrier, and stronger benefits and stronger protections, while others will be able to get better plans with new carriers through the marketplace, and that many will get new help to pay for these better plans and make them actually cheaper — if you leave that stuff out, you’re being grossly misleading, to say the least.”

    3) I don’t believe even with the “new help” these plans will end up being cheaper.
    4) he doesn’t mention how he’s going to make employers pay a Cadillac tax for providing good insurance for their employees, forcing them to buy worse plans for their employees, so they look more like Obamacare plans. After all everyone has to have the same coverage.

  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post President Obama Addresses Obamacare Website Problems

    2013-10-22 10:36:22View | Delete

    I hate to say it, but I think you may be right.
    Why can’t people see it???

    I’d bet everything I’ve got that if Obamacare was proposed by a GOP congress or a GOP President 80% of the people who support it now, would be against it.

  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post President Obama Addresses Obamacare Website Problems

    2013-10-22 10:30:56View | Delete

    Maybe they’re not as stupid as they seem. . .

    1) Obamacare will shift the cost of health care from the rich taxpayers onto each individual person.
    2) Everyone now knows the GOP is totally against Obamacare.

    So maybe the republicans are just acting like they don’t like Obamacare, so that when it has it’s problems they can say “I told you so” and at the same time cut back on taxpayer spending for healthcare, and spend it on stuff they want.

  • tellmewhy commented on the blog post Obama Rejects Boehner’s Attempt to Get Table Scraps

    2013-10-15 15:17:11View | Delete

    President Obama is going to look foolish if he doesn’t allow something to get the House votes.

    How can he justify destroying the economy, because the House GOP wanted to add a rider saying that Federally elected politicians can not receive government subsidies for Obamacare? I mean that’s the law of the land, why should they get a waiver from the law they passed.

    Yet news reports say that’s exactly the deal that President Obama rejected today.

    “The House was aiming on for a Tuesday evening vote on a new package that includes a short-term stopgap funding bill through Dec. 15, a suspension of the debt limit until Feb. 7, and the elimination of a subsidy that helps members of Congress, and White House employees to buy insurance in the new healthcare system.”

  • Why would anybody sign up before they got sick?
    If I didn’t have health insurance I’d wait since they can’t deny you for preexisting conditions.

  • Does anyone foresee an unintended consequence of the ACA actually increasing the gap between the rich and poor?
    I think the subsidies will tend to have that effect, because some people will not want to lose their subsidy, so they won’t try as hard to advance up the latter to better paying jobs. Plus the marriage penalty will hurt the formation of families, thereby either limiting the amount of children women have or producing more woman with children in the poor and lower middle class.
    On the other hand if you have a good paying job, your company will probably do very well, and continue to increase your pay, but not hire new employees, just more contractors, and part time help to avoid increased healthcare expenses.

  • I know almost everyone in both Parties says Cruz won’t succeed, but if he is able to filibuster this bill, and gets a few other Senators to help him, he could force the Dems to compromise by delaying Obamacare for one year.
    In reality Obamacare isn’t ready to be implemented anyway, and its very unpopular, so I could see Senate Dems saying we’ll delay for a year if we can get some improvements passed to improve Obamacare before going forward.

  • I see a lot of people saying that President Obama wants to cut tax rates for the rich, but he’s actually raised tax rates on the rich and lowered them on the middle class and lower middle class. Of course then he took away the tax cuts by mandating that everyone buy health insurance, if they’re not insured through a employer.
    Seems like quite a few big businesses found a loop hole that by cutting down full time employees to part time employees they could increase profits.
    The fastest growing job market is part time employment.

  • I know it doesn’t fit your world view, but we had full employment at the end of the Clinton years and through most of the G.W.Bush years.

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