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How bad is obamacare for our nations families financially? Really bad.

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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

Another unintended consequence of participating in Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion, is that the government can put a lien on your assets after you die, and were over age 55.

Source: www.cbsnews.com...

(If liberal CBS News is reporting this about ObamaCare, the asset recovery provision of Medicaid must be a serious concern.)




posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

You can't stop fixing once you start....you start printing money to.fix that you have to print to fix this...you fix this that leaks. Two problems. Interventions unintended consequences and the speed of government's ability to evolve with society.

They are eternal constant problems in history though. As unique as we want to be it's the same as it ever was.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Sorry.

Even with subsidies, many of us could not afford the price gouging.
I could barely afford the premium.....and totally not afford the deductible in excess of $6000.00 per year.
We won't even talk about drug prices.


Who the hell decides what a person can and cannot afford, anyway?



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: luthier

President Obama wanted Single Payer. But as he said, "We can't get there directly." So they developed a program that would spring so many leaks, Americans would eventually BEG for Universal Health Care.

For now, we put some more patches on ObamaCare, (renaming it to AHCA TrumpCare in the process).. but the transition to UHC is inevitable.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Why not look at the Swiss model? Before it's too late

Universal health care is not a problem. Single payer is.

Heck Germany's system would be better than that
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posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Merck, Pfizer etc



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: carewemust

Why not look at the Swiss model? Before it's too late

Universal health care is not a problem. Single payer is.

Heck Germany's system would be better than that


It surprised me to learn this week that 118,000,000 people in this country are already insured by the Federal Government. This means 1/3 of America in on Universal Government-Run healthcare already.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Byrd

Sorry.

Even with subsidies, many of us could not afford the price gouging.
I could barely afford the premium.....and totally not afford the deductible in excess of $6000.00 per year.
We won't even talk about drug prices.


Who the hell decides what a person can and cannot afford, anyway?


The insurance companies.

Seriously.

Now (as our European friends have pointed out) all this would change if we thought of medical care as a basic human right instead of a "for profit industry." At one time medical care WAS a human rights issue (just like education)... but it was changed to a for profit industry.

While you might like capitalism, throughout history we see a lot of negative examples when education is not universal (only given to those who can afford it) and when health care is only for those who can afford it and both are run as for-profit (capitalistic) enterprises.



posted on May, 8 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: luthier

President Obama wanted Single Payer. But as he said, "We can't get there directly." So they developed a program that would spring so many leaks, Americans would eventually BEG for Universal Health Care.


Before you go much further, you might like to go back and see what happened to the original Obamacare idea, what it covered, and what happened when Congress got it. Maybe you don't remember the "death panel" screeches and so forth (you can see the brawls here on ATS if you look into history) (wikipedia for brief overview)



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

When was this phantom basic human right healthcare?
I'm not young.....I sure don't remember it.

I remember what my father went through, before his union job went to BCBS and before the birth of Master Medical.....it wasn't all that great of insurance before BCBS....it just didn't cost what it does now, even accounting for inflation.

Let's face it, we had the chance to go to single payer in the 50s....but the companies and unions got together to make healthcare a "perk"...setting the stage for what we have today.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

It's an interesting moral topic.

Is being alive a right?

It's strange that nearly everyone is forced to buy car insurance. Universal coverage, to protect law suits and bank loans, but to protect a human life from disease or injury is not a universal need.

I don't think single payer is the way to go but it's hard to not have a moral obligation for basic universal coverage. Unfortunately it means a small price of freedom you have to buy insurance. Like auto insurance in most states.

I think competing non profit health and pharmaceuticals is the best whole fix but triple payer would be better than single. If it were employer, employee, and gov. Throw in a workfare option for unemployed. Instead of just waiting in the waiting room they can clean the toIles, or make some coffee for the nurses.

Honestly what can we expect with long power so strong?



posted on May, 31 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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May 31, 2017

Thank goodness there are a few Senators who know how to lead when Senator McConnell retreats. After McConnell said last week that "repealing and replacing ObamaCare might be too haaaarrrd", Senator John Cornyn has stepped forward to say that a new ObamaCare replacement is being drafted and will be ready for a vote before the end of July. It will not be the AHCA...something BETTER.

www.washingtonexaminer.com...



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 02:52 AM
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June 6, 2017

Interesting choice of wording...

""President Trump is scheduled to meet with "victims" of Obamacare on Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the official White House schedule.

Sent from the office of the press secretary, Sean Spicer, the document said Trump is slated to fly out of Washington, D.C., and land in Cincinnati in the early afternoon to deliver a speech on infrastructure.

But before he does, the schedule says Trump will meet with "Obamacare victims" on Air Force One five minutes after landing.

Trump has used the word "victims" when talking about his predecessor's signature healthcare law in the past, but it is odd to see such language on the president's official itinerary.""

www.washingtonexaminer.com...



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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Thank goodness? You realize all that was done was words coming out of a mouth right?

The reality is republicans had no plan after complaining for 8 years which only proves these people don't work very much together even in their own party.


And what all Americans and especially politicians have forgotten is that there are different views in this country and are divided. When you make legislation for less than half the public like politicians are doing these days without working together as liberals and cinswrvatives we all loose.

Politics is not a sports team. When your side wins half the public looses. That isn't OK and is why we can't get any independent centrist ideas.

IMO opinion there is no way forward with Healthcare without taming lobby power over senators. Second universal coverage is required to lower prices, and third a non profit approach of competing non profits is probably the only way to mitigate conflict of interest issues in drug research.

Anything being done today is being done at call centers where the senators go to get donations about 2/3's of their work week. Those forums are just for show.



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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Rant on/
He is busy trying to make victims of Trumpcare. Sad.
I completely believe at this point that McConnel and the Rep Senate/House don't care if we die.

Their "plan" is horrible. Far far less that 50% of the public are on board with it and they are sneaking and snaking around in the shadows to get it done. They can't risk the light of day crushing their dream of tax cuts for the wealthy while the middle class and poor fall into a giant sink hole.

The ACA was sabotaged by the Reps and it is more expensive and less affordable directly because of their actions. It's all a freaking ghoulish game to them.

*sharpens pitchfork*

/rant off

Carry on. When you life gets worse because of them, or your family or a dear friend is put in jepordy, perhaps you will understand the terror felt by those who currently have a life to lose in this debacle.

God save us from Trumpcare and Reps who don't care!!
edit on 7-6-2017 by AboveBoard because: (no reason given)



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