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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:57 AM

Ever wondered exactly what the Affordable Care Act does for you? (Obamacare as they call it)

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Then, Stand with the President on health care

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Reply Ever wondered exactly what the Affordable Care Act does for you? (Obamacare as they call it) (Original post)
liberal N proud Mar 2012 OP
daleanime Mar 2012 #1
treestar Mar 2012 #2
daleanime Mar 2012 #3
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #4
eridani Mar 2012 #7
great white snark Mar 2012 #5
DevonRex Mar 2012 #6
eridani Mar 2012 #8
DevonRex Mar 2012 #11
eridani Mar 2012 #9
DevonRex Mar 2012 #12
eridani Mar 2012 #13
JNelson6563 Mar 2012 #10

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:01 AM

1. Yes, yes, I know I'm a heel...

but I'm not worried about people having insurance, my concern is for people without health care.





And I'll stop this tired old objection when we are given a simple public option.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:32 AM

2. Wouldn't that just be insurance too?

And people would have to buy it.

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Response to treestar (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:43 AM

3. Not for profit insurance....

helping balance budget and heal others.






The idea of people making fortunes by withhold health care makes me ill.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. Except affordable care act forbids insurance cos from withholding care

and insists that the spend 85 percent of the dollars that they take in on healthcare. That means that they have to operate at 15 per cent overhead.

Is it single payer? No. Is it a step in the right direction? Yes.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:20 AM

7. Regulation by MLR has been tried in 15 states and has abjectly failed

Insurers are free to deny any claim they please. You have a right to appeal, of course. They hope that you will give up or die before the appeals process is done.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. You are definitely no heel.

I would think that everyone here wants a public option. Now we need that same sentiment in congress.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:26 PM

6. Don't beat yourself up. We all want that.

Personally, I believe the number one reason we don't have it now is just how bad the economy was when the HC debate was raging.

Most people haven't given it a thought. Or a thought to just how many people HI companies employ in this country. Or a thought to how many of us would have jumped over to the public option (I would have).

I hate HI companies. But they did keep people employed through those dark days. They kept a lot of families in their homes and fed and all.

When we do finally get a pub op it'll have to phase in gradually, given how much of the economy is HI based.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:21 AM

8. So does the prison industrial complex

Paying people to actively cause social harm can't be good for the economy in the long run.

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Response to eridani (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:35 PM

11. Apples and oranges on it's face, that analogy. nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:24 AM

9. The ACA is now being used as an excuse for eliminating Medicare

If that happens, Dems are toast.


http://www.pressherald.com/news/GOP-Medicare-plan-borrows-from-and-repeals-Obamas.html

But if Obama is re-elected and his health care law is upheld by the Supreme Court, Wyden sees Medicare exchanges and a premium support system as the basis for a deal to reduce health care costs. He said Democrats would be hard pressed to argue against the idea if it is working for people under 65 as a result of the health care overhaul.

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Response to eridani (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:36 PM

12. Check your DUMail.

You're in the Obama Group, perhaps by mistake. I don't know if you'll come back here, so I sent you a PM.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:04 PM

13. I did. I DO NOT WANT health care reform overturned!

However, if it is used as an excuse to eliminate Medicare, it is TOAST--and so are Democrats for the forseeable future.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:14 AM

10. This is awesome!

Thank you for posting this here!

Julie

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