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Obamacare repeal would fire 2.6 million government employees

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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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Since Obamacare is a big federal government program, it employees millions of federal government employees. Basically, under this program, the rich pay more taxes to pay for the salaries of millions of federal government employees in the health sector. Republicans, contrary to the Democrats, want small federal government and low taxes.

The federal government is really supposed to be responsible for one thing only: collective defense of the states. That's why there's the 10th amendment which says anything states can do for themselves must be done by states themselves, not by the federal government. And duh that includes health insurance.

Under Democrats, the federal government has become too large and too controlling on the states. Government employees have low efficiency and low accountability. Private sector employees have high efficiency and more accountability. Which is why I say, let these employees be fired and find jobs in the private health sector.

www.rawstory.com...



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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:40 AM
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Ohhhhhh now I get it

I am paying 2.6 million pensions and medical benefits way better than mine

# this poorly thought out plan is literally going to collapse our entire economy

Wow, Obama will go down as worst president in history

Rawstory tho?????
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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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So Obamacare created 2.6 million jobs?? What are those jobs that can only be done federally? What's the difference? Obamacare gets repealed and people become instantly healthy??

I highly doubt they'll find it difficult to find another job if that's the case.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: EternalShadow

Guess we know why they can't repeal it

If rawstory isn't full of it which I doubt



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: EternalShadow

Democrats increase taxes to provide social programs like Obamacare. Efficiency and accountability are lower compared to private sector. Compare public school with private school. Where do the rich send their kids? You get my point.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
Ohhhhhh now I get it

I am paying 2.6 million pensions and medical benefits way better than mine

# this poorly thought out plan is literally going to collapse our entire economy

Wow, Obama will go down as worst president in history

Rawstory tho?????


ya and because Obama had to get the government involved in health care, my work provided so called Cadillac plan turned into a Le car up on blocks. I cant even afford to use it because the deductables are so high. I cant even figure out why I am paying premiums they don't pay #. yes Thanks Obama, 13 years ago when I started, the company supplied free health care.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Every social program, once enacted, cannot be repealed. Which federal department or agency or administration has ever been repealed? You get my point.
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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: darepairman

Me too

Its literally cheaper to pay the bill than have healthcare now, figure that out



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:54 AM
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Do you people even stop and think about what you post? 2.6M federal employees? The frigging IRS has ;less than 100,000. There's roughly 1.2M military personnel. And you actually believe that there are 2.6M ACA-related federal employees? Give me a break and think before you post for the love of God. This is right-wing propaganda... of what that camp would label 'fake news' if it came from the other side.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: darepairman

Me too

Its literally cheaper to pay the bill than have healthcare now, figure that out


Exactly, I spend more on premiums than I use in medical care per year, I am still healthy. My dental and vision is no more than a coupon.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: jtma508
Do you people even stop and think about what you post? 2.6M federal employees? The frigging IRS has ;less than 100,000. There's roughly 1.2M military personnel. And you actually believe that there are 2.6M ACA-related federal employees? Give me a break and think before you post for the love of God. This is right-wing propaganda... of what that camp would label 'fake news' if it came from the other side.


That's what I was amazed about..That's a lot of freaking jobs!



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: jtma508

That number sounds really inflated but it dosent take away the fact that a sledge hammer was taken to the health care system.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: darepairman

Probably total government employees period I bet



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: toysforadults

That could be



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: darepairman

Nope nearly twice that



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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Well...

IRS Seeks 9,000 New Employees as It Prepares to Enforce Obamacare


As millions of Americans brace for tax season, the Internal Revenue Service is requesting a $2 billion boost to its budget and 9,000 new employees as it prepares to enforce Obamacare’s tax provisions.
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The billions of dollars will help the agency bolster its staff by adding more than 9,280 full-time employees. The proposed jump in employment at the IRS is an 11 percent increase from 2015.


This source says the IRS number may be as high as 16,500.

Source

That accounts for some of them. I am sure we can find the rest at each agency affected by Obamacare. They spent millions on the web site alone. That requires ongoing staff as well.


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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: darepairman
a reply to: jtma508
That number sounds really inflated but it dosent take away the fact that a sledge hammer was taken to the health care system.


Definitely. Let's just push aside the entire premise of the post. What a shockingly small number of you get is that the healthcare system --- most especially the hospitals --- have been failing at an increasingly alarming rate for over a decade due to ever increasing levels of unpaid services. ACA, though admittedly flawed, was an attempt to salvage our healthcare system before it imploded. But none of you will get that until it actually hits you personally. Until you have to drive for 2hrs in the middle of the night with your gravely ill child in order to get to the nearest ER.



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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I'm realizing that maybe all this socialist liberal hysteria and 'resistance' is due to the realization that we're going to be taking our money back out of their pockets.
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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: rexsblues

The government employees will literally crash the entire country to protect their jobs and bennies

Its happening in my town right now and my taxes go up every year



posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 07:22 AM
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They need people to process the applications too:


Last year, Serco announced it had signed a potential five-year contract worth up to $1.25 billion with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is part of the Health and Human Services Department. The company has facilities in Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas where workers handle the paper applications relating to the Affordable Care Act.
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Back in October, when the technical problems with HealthCare.gov left the government heavily reliant on paper applications, Serco told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it could hire as many as 8,000 to 10,000 workers to process the paperwork. According to CMS, the number of staff Serco has working on the Obamacare marketplace is reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted as needed.
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Serco was just one of 47 organizations that won contracts from HHS or the Treasury Department last year to assist with Obamacare implementation, according to the nonpartisan watchdog group the Sunlight Foundation.


Report: Obamacare contractors paid to do nothing

And this is what they do:


An unidentified whistleblower told KMOV that workers hired to process Obamacare applications at Serco's Wentzville, Missouri processing center "have hardly any work to do."

"They're told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes- no more than every 10 minutes," the Serco employee said. "They're monitored to hopefully look for an application. Their goals are set to process two applications per month, and some people are not even able to do that."



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