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Obamacare to hit many in pocketbook

August 9, 2013

Within months, many Ohioans will be paying much more for health insurance they don’t want or need, because the federal government has told them they have no choice....

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Kozy62

Aug-22-13 12:02 PM

Great point, Grant. As I just pointed out, government doesn't do well at people programs.

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GrantMingus

Aug-22-13 9:31 AM

If you're a supporter of repealing Obamacare, why must you present an alternative? Getting the government out of healthcare IS my alternative.

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Kozy62

Aug-22-13 7:41 AM

And, where things are maybe getting better such as importing oil, it's because of private business in spite of our government!

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Kozy62

Aug-22-13 7:39 AM

...(continued)...

e. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 48 years to get it right and they are broke.

f. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 43 years to get it right and it is broke.

g. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 36 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

And why would anyone wonder why the majority of the American people don't want the government to run healthcare?

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Kozy62

Aug-22-13 7:35 AM

Government run programs...Corrupt and ineffective:

a. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 238 years to get it right and it is broke.

b. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 78 years to get it right and it is broke.

c. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 75 years to get it right and it is broke.

d. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 49 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more...(continued)...

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Kozy62

Aug-22-13 7:15 AM

It won't take long for everyone to see how this law hurts us all but the bigger question is whether we can ever recover?

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Kozy62

Aug-22-13 7:13 AM

UPS Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan. The logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision.

The decision comes as the W.H. is downplaying the ObamaCares effect on companies such as UPS, noting that the move reflects a trend of shrinking corporate medical benefits. But UPS repeatedly cites Obamacare to explain the decision, adding fuel to the debate over whether it erodes traditional employer coverage.

Rising medical costs, “combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost,” UPS said in a memo to employees.

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concerned

Aug-21-13 10:47 AM

Reality check time. There are no free rides in this world. Someone is going to pay. You can not add people to a health care system that is already at the breaking point and not expect for everyone to have to pay more including those that are not currently paying anything. Like Margaret Thatcher once said "The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money."

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Mark77

Aug-21-13 9:39 AM

Not a fan of Obamacare. In fact, the main economic motivator of our entire family expatriating was the health insurance problem - we simply could not afford $1,500 per month. On the other hand, the "conservatives" who constantly regurgitate the Fox News line are truly laughable. When has the Republican Party offered any viable alternative to same old? "Same old" as the medical-insurance-legal complex gets richer while the common man gets screwed? Yes, we have a problem, but neither party is is truly helping us.

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Kozy62

Aug-10-13 2:12 PM

Now Democrat Senate Majority Leader Reid comes clean and admits that’s exactly the goal. From the Las Vegas Sun:

“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work...,” Reid said.

When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”

Those silly conservatives going on about government takeovers and death panels. How many times do conservatives have to be proven right? Is it too late?

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Kozy62

Aug-10-13 11:52 AM

sunshine72 Aug-10-13 11:13AM: "What I wonder is, how come none of these republicans thought it was a bad idea when it was being done in Massachusetts? And doing well at that."

You have now entered the realm of ladybug...this has been answered so many times and it keeps getting asked. The law is only the same to Obama supporters. It is much different and the biggest difference is that it is done within the State and not a Federal program. The Constitution does not allow for the Federal government to over reach into our private lives like this. Take time to read the Mass. State law and it's Constitution and you will see right away that there nothing to compare. It was debated and biased by the media and the Obama campaign committee.

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sunshine72

Aug-10-13 11:13 AM

What I wonder is, how come none of these republicans thought it was a bad idea when it was being done in Massachusetts? And doing well at that.

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Kozy62

Aug-10-13 2:26 AM

In the wide-ranging interview with Nevada NPR station KNPR, Harry Reid touted the benefits of Obama's health care overhaul and spoke on several other topics as he fielded questions from listeners who called in -- not all of whom were friendly. Reid conceded that the Affordable Care Act needs to be improved and would cost much more that promised, but blamed the Republicans for failing to fix the law's problems. When the interviewer raised the concerns of a Nevada labor activist, who criticized Obamacare because he feared it would hurt union members' health insurance coverage, Reid had this to say: "He's exaggerating. ... that he calm down and stop frightening people." However, Reid did acknowledge that most if not all union members would lose their more generous health care policies, referred to as "Cadillac" plans.

Interesting!

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Kozy62

Aug-09-13 8:33 PM

Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured Americans will be subjected to new levels of scrutiny & would face sizable new fines under Obamacare.

A new provision in Section 501 of the IRS Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review & installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote an amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Approximately 60% of American hospitals are currently nonprofit.

Charity for the uninsured is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or else face new taxes themselves from the IRS.

Care Act?

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Kozy62

Aug-09-13 8:26 PM

But, as CNN reported this week, rates will be 35 percent higher in Florida and 41 percent higher in Ohio on average under Obamacare.

The president's health care law is also projected to drive up health care costs for many people currently on employer-provided plans.

The Associated Press reported yesterday that insurance companies "have already warned small business customers that premiums could rise 20 percent or more in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act,"

Affordable?

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Kozy62

Aug-09-13 8:24 PM

At a White House press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama said that health insurance plans offered under Obamacare will be "significantly cheaper" than plans currently on the market, but a string of recent reports say that isn't true.

"What happens on October 1, in 53 days, is for the remaining 15 percent of the population that doesn't have health insurance, they're going to be able to go on a website or call up a call center and sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on the individual market," Obama said on Friday.

But...

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Truth101

Aug-09-13 6:37 PM

Our do nothing Republican house of representatives vote 40 times to repeal Obamacare and NOT ONCE offered an alternative. Too bad they are on vacation for 5 weeks. They could have voted to repeal two more times. Republicans, politics over every and anything.

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ladybug

Aug-09-13 2:07 PM

Along with low poll ratings ,This congress has been listed as the least productive,

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ladybug

Aug-09-13 2:05 PM

I haven't heard of any good solutions coming from the bad boys on the right.

Healthcare accs, really

selling insurance across state lines .Kind of like driving threw town and seeing the same price for gasoline at every station

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ladybug

Aug-09-13 2:03 PM

I can't change it,

But I guess it's more important to focus all our attention on repealing Obamacare,aborttion and scandels and let the rest of our problems go until ?

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ladybug

Aug-09-13 2:00 PM

What ever !

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Kozy62

Aug-09-13 1:59 PM

I just wish you would step back and see how bad this law is...guess you're blinded by the rhetoric.

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Kozy62

Aug-09-13 1:55 PM

You're correct...congress nor the President will request a vote on term limits.

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Kozy62

Aug-09-13 1:54 PM

I really don't care where Obama is...he's a total failure and he can go on vacation year round. It's the cost of his vacation that I don't agree with.

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ladybug

Aug-09-13 1:53 PM

Talk is cheap and it will never happen ,

Because the American people like being kicked in the behind,

It would take a const amendment and that sure as*****won't happen

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