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Why? Because a child now has health care until age 26 under their parents plan, if as of today, and they are a part time student had none?
Why? Because now if you have a pre-existing condition you are bankrupt? After it is enacted in six months people will have coverage (that they still pay premiums for) and will maintain some semblance of a life?
Why? Because as of now there are caps and if you get cancer you will die painfully and with again, bankrupting your family? But in six months, there will be no caps, so at least you can again, die in dignity and some peace of mind.
Oh, and you so called patriots... who are so worried about the rights of your fellow americans.. the mandatory coverage isn't in place until 2014. So 30- 40,000 people without coverage will have died before it kicks in (hope it isn't anyone in your family!).
We are one nation, Let's act like it!
Originally posted by ArcAngel
Because a child now has health care until age 26 under their parents plan, if as of today, and they are a part time student had none?
Originally posted by ArcAngel
reply to post by RadiatorOfTheLight
Dear radiator, those weren't opinions, they were facts, why don't you check them out!
By the way, it's been six months and my daughter thanks president Obama for this!
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
When 70% of "kids" 18-26 are living with their parents, it's easier to call it normal than say .... fix the problem.
The worst part about it isn't even the coddling of our 20 somethings.. but the huge detrimental effects on 18+ year olds that actually move out on their own.
For instance I moved out a few months after turning 18. When I tried to go to college, even though I worked and supported myself in my crappy little apartment, ALL of my student loans and aid were all determined on my parents income because of stupid laws like Obamacare (which extends the length of financial dependency past age 24 now) .. you have three choices to get off your parents income, two if your a guy. 1. get pregnant and have a dependent of your own (I mean ... child) .. 2. Get married. 3. Wait till you're in your mid 20's to go back to school. Idiots like the OP never see the detrimental aspects of government rules and regulation..
The Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 14 million Americans would lose or be transitioned out of their employment-based health insurance. Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Cameron Smith estimate that as many as 35 million Americans could be transitioned out of employer-based coverage as a result of the economic incentives driving employers to dump employees into heavily subsidized health plans in the congressionally designed state health insurance exchanges. Given the generosity of these subsidies, the real cost of the new law could skyrocket and increase the deficit by $554 billion in the first 10 years and $1.4 trillion over the succeeding 10 years.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by ArcAngel
A 2400 page piece of legislation is minor? Interesting. It is one of the most Draconian pieces of legislation since FDR's New Deal, no wait, since 1913.edit on 19-12-2011 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)