Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459870 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1122851 Apr 21, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the desert tortoise has had a steady decline.
However, in 2012, the "Fish and Wildlife's Desert Tortoise Recovery Office joined San Diego Zoo in starting to translocate adult tortoises onto BLM land near Las Vegas, anticipating the Center's closure in 2014 but promising to monitor recovery for the next five years.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Geological Survey's follow-up study of 158 tortoises relocated from Fort Irwin in 2008 shows a five-year survival rate of less than 50 percent."
If it had been up to people like you and Bundy, the desert tortoise would be extinct by now.
http://www.hcn.org/issues/45.13/can-we-save-m...
You frauds need to stop pretending you give a sh*t about the desert tortoise or anything else apart from more power over the citizens of this country and their income.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1122852 Apr 21, 2014
Chris Lopez wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree. I don't think President Obama actually lies. It is more that he reshapes the facts in order to tell a story that reinforces an ideological point he wants to make. There is a difference and he articulates so well that to point out this reshaping can bring the accusation of racism to those who mention it.
The media would normally be the one to do the mentioning, but with this President they want him to succeed so badly, they haven't done that. No one else would have been given the same consideration.
Obama simply regurgitates what is written and put on the teleprompter in front of his face as he's ordered to do so. He's so out of touch with everything, I don't think he knows whether what comes out of his mouth is the truth or not, nor does he care. All he knows is, as long as he regurgitates what's written for him, he can continue to ride in the gold seat on the government gravy train and pretend to be somebody important.

“Peace on Earth”

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1122853 Apr 21, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the law was unconstitutionally rewritten in a regulation controlling the accounting of ObamaKare. The insurance company will send a bill to the government indicating how much in subsidies they are due from the government, which means when the government gets around to it they will audit and verify the accuracy.
There is no accounting for ObamaKare. The government will pay the insurance companies what the insurance companies claim the government owes them in the way of subsidies, and maybe... maybe the government will get around to verifying that in the future.
Insurance company - "You owe me 10 million dollars."
Government - "Here's a check for 10 million dollars."
(later)
Insurance company - "We don't agree with the ObamaKare Death Panel, and we think the insured can live with this treatment."
Government - "We've audited your statement of subsidies owed you filed. The IRS has unconstitutionally deducted 10 million dollars from your account without due process of law. You may hire a team of lawyers at your own expense and petition the IRS for a resettlement, which the settlement is at the sole discretion of the IRS."
This is exactly how ObamaKare will work.
I'm assuming you do realize that nothing you just posted had anything at all to do with the question. So, stop spewing your propaganda and show us in the law (for the brain dead, that is the ACA) where "deductibles and premiums HAVE to be paid up front". That was the claim Carol made and no one seems to be able to back it up. Tick Tock.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1122854 Apr 21, 2014
And they say climate science is not POLITICIZED....

>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >POVERTY is cited more than 'melting of the glaciers'<<<< <<<<<<< <<<<<<< <<<<<<< <<<<<<< <<<

univ students...surveyed...
(multiple answers possible)

'In respect of the ENVIRONMENT and the problems they see as a result of climate change...'

top three responses;
sea-level rise 74 percent
increase in poverty 67 percent
damage to biodiversity 34 percent

Filho, W.(2010).'Universities and Climate Change: Introducing Climate Change To University Programmes'. Springer : Hamburg. Pg 13.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1122855 Apr 21, 2014
Someone answer me a question please. Does anybody in their right mind think the above is sustainable? Just how in the world do you think the insurance companies and the people buying these plans are going to afford either? This idiot ass law is going to destroy not only the medical care industry but the insurance industry and the economy of the US as well.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1122856 Apr 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Bronze, silver, gold
If you buy a bronze plan -- the cheapest available for anyone 30 and older -- you’ll have a $3,250 deductible for individual coverage; it’s $6,500 for family coverage. Once you spend that much on medical care, including medication, you’ll still have to pay 40 percent of the cost for many services, including visits to specialists, outpatient hospital services, emergency room visits and lab work.
You’ll also have to pay 40 percent of the cost of non-generic drugs. But each customer’s out-of-pocket costs will be capped at $6,250, or $12,500 for a family plan.
Silver plans have similar deductibles to the bronze ones --$3,000 for medical services, plus $400 for prescription drugs; both of those figures are doubled for family plans.
But the deductible applies to a narrower range of services, including inpatient hospitalization, outpatient procedures, and non-generic drugs. You'd pay fixed copays for office visits ($30 to see a primary care doctor for an injury or illness,$45 for a specialist), lab work and urgent or emergency care.
As with the bronze plan, your out-of-pocket costs would be capped at $6,250 for an individual or $12,500 for family coverage.
Gold plans cost the most, but people who buy them will face the lowest out-of-pocket costs. There’s still a deductible, but it’s lower:$1,000 for medical services, and $150 for prescription drugs (again, double that for family plans). As with the silver plan, the deductible applies to hospital stays, outpatient procedures and non-generic drugs. But for office visits, lab work and urgent or emergency care, you'd have fixed copays.
The maximum amount you’d pay out-of-pocket is lower too:$3,000 for an individual and $6,000 for a family.
All those figures are for health care providers in the particular plan’s network. Deductibles and cost-sharing are higher for out-of-network providers.
No source??? Imagine that!

“43 Days”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1122857 Apr 21, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me where in the Affordable Care Act it says that deductibles and co-pays be paid up front.
Show us that these new changes are not a result of OBamacare and quit deflecting.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1122858 Apr 21, 2014
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Allen West??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Racist alert!!!!

Quit hating on Black people...

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1122859 Apr 21, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the desert tortoise has had a steady decline.
However, in 2012, the "Fish and Wildlife's Desert Tortoise Recovery Office joined San Diego Zoo in starting to translocate adult tortoises onto BLM land near Las Vegas, anticipating the Center's closure in 2014 but promising to monitor recovery for the next five years.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Geological Survey's follow-up study of 158 tortoises relocated from Fort Irwin in 2008 shows a five-year survival rate of less than 50 percent."
If it had been up to people like you and Bundy, the desert tortoise would be extinct by now.
http://www.hcn.org/issues/45.13/can-we-save-m...
So, why did the government continue to allow grazing on that land if you paid the tax, which Clark County paid?
What do you think will happen to that turtle if the government is able to run Americans off that land and give it to China so they can build a solar power system?

Nobody believed the lie from the government that was about some goddam turtle. Everyone knew that was just another lie from the government as soon as they heard it.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1122860 Apr 21, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me where in the Affordable Care Act it says that deductibles and co-pays be paid up front.
The practice of upfront payment for non-emergency care has been spreading in the U.S. as deductibles rise. Now, the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is likely to accelerate that trend.

“It used to be taboo to look like you were looking for money at a time when you were supposed to be focused on patient care,” David Williams, president of Boston-based consulting firm Health Business Group, said.“It’s not taboo anymore.”

Overall, the number of people with high deductible plans rose to 15.5 million in 2013 from 1 million in 2005, according to America’s Health Insurance Plans.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/pati...

This "trend" is a direct consequence of the ACA. If you click on the above website, you'll read about another story.

Barbara Retkowski went to a health clinic in Florida last August to treat a blood condition figuring the center would bill her insurance company. Instead, it demanded payment upfront.

Another clinic insisted she pay the entire remaining insurance deductible for the year -- more than $1,000 -- before the doctor would even see her.

“I was surprised and frustrated,” Retkowski, a 59-year-old retiree, said in an interview.“I had to pull money out of my savings.”

Again, a direct consequence of the ACA.
dem

United States

#1122861 Apr 21, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
<quoted text>Show me where it says (to directly quote Barack Hussein Obama) "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold."
Told ya they couldn't find it
Now it's spin time.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1122862 Apr 21, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
People have always had the choice of paying the deductible up front or added to their balance and making payments.
No one has that choice anymore.
Can't believe you haven't figured that out yet. What do you think people are talking about when they're angry about paying high deductibles and premiums UP FRONT now?
That is a fkn lie babe__give it up.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1122863 Apr 21, 2014
Lower out-of-pocket costs for some

People who earn below 250 percent of the poverty level will have another option: A silver plan with reduced out-of-pocket costs, subsidized by the federal government. That’s in addition to federal funding that will discount the cost of premiums for many exchange customers.

The typical silver plan will cover about 70 percent of a person’s medical costs, leaving the customer to pay the other 30 percent through the deductible and copays. The options available to the lower-income customers would change that split. The poorest exchange customers could buy plans that cover 94 percent of their medical costs, while others would qualify for plans that cover 87 percent or 73 percent of their costs, depending on their income.

The biggest cost reduction, the 94 percent plan, has no deductible and copays of $5 or $15 for many services. It’s available to people earning less than 150 percent of the poverty level -- less than $17,234 for an individual or $35,324 for a family of four.(These are people just above the threshold for Medicaid, which, as of Jan. 1, will be expanded to cover those earning up to 138 percent of the poverty level.)

People earning between 150 percent and 200 percent of the poverty level could buy a plan that covers 87 percent of their medical costs, leaving them with a $500 deductible ($1,000 for family coverage) and $10 or $30 copays for many services.

Those earning between 200 percent and 250 percent of the poverty level would qualify for a plan with a $2,500 deductible for medical services and a $300 deductible for prescription drugs (both figures are doubled for family coverage), and $30 or $45 copays for many services.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1122864 Apr 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Bronze, silver, gold
If you buy a bronze plan -- the cheapest available for anyone 30 and older -- you’ll have a $3,250 deductible for individual coverage; it’s $6,500 for family coverage. Once you spend that much on medical care, including medication, you’ll still have to pay 40 percent of the cost for many services, including visits to specialists, outpatient hospital services, emergency room visits and lab work.
You’ll also have to pay 40 percent of the cost of non-generic drugs. But each customer’s out-of-pocket costs will be capped at $6,250, or $12,500 for a family plan.
Silver plans have similar deductibles to the bronze ones --$3,000 for medical services, plus $400 for prescription drugs; both of those figures are doubled for family plans.
But the deductible applies to a narrower range of services, including inpatient hospitalization, outpatient procedures, and non-generic drugs. You'd pay fixed copays for office visits ($30 to see a primary care doctor for an injury or illness,$45 for a specialist), lab work and urgent or emergency care.
As with the bronze plan, your out-of-pocket costs would be capped at $6,250 for an individual or $12,500 for family coverage.
Gold plans cost the most, but people who buy them will face the lowest out-of-pocket costs. There’s still a deductible, but it’s lower:$1,000 for medical services, and $150 for prescription drugs (again, double that for family plans). As with the silver plan, the deductible applies to hospital stays, outpatient procedures and non-generic drugs. But for office visits, lab work and urgent or emergency care, you'd have fixed copays.
The maximum amount you’d pay out-of-pocket is lower too:$3,000 for an individual and $6,000 for a family.
All those figures are for health care providers in the particular plan’s network. Deductibles and cost-sharing are higher for out-of-network providers.
so buy your oinsurance plan outside of the exchange!! are you really this stupid?
dem

United States

#1122865 Apr 21, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Once again, so you can never (truthfully) say you don't know the truth:

The oath is to the Constitution, not the President or government, moron.
You forgot to include this fact, that the oath is taken to the Constitution of the United States to protect it against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.(In doing so, and assuming the President isn't leading a rebellion against the Constitutional Republic) obey all orders ....

You also need to know the difference between a legal order and what is not a legal order.

You're an idiot.
Go fk yourself, lil jagoff

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1122866 Apr 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Someone answer me a question please. Does anybody in their right mind think the above is sustainable? Just how in the world do you think the insurance companies and the people buying these plans are going to afford either? This idiot ass law is going to destroy not only the medical care industry but the insurance industry and the economy of the US as well.
most people in this nation aren't using those plans...

do try to keep up, fool...
Chris Lopez

New York, NY

#1122867 Apr 21, 2014
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you mean he's a politician?
Go figure!
Well of course he is a politician. The only difference between Obama and other politicians is the media. To protect Obama, the media has consistently diverted, deflected, and distracted on a daily basis.

Media malice is the hallmark of the leftist media establishment who stacks the deck against conservatives every chance they get.

Just a few examples would be Christie’s people having caused a traffic jam on the GW bridge gets major network coverage by the alphabet media, but Obama spitting in the face of our veterans by shutting down their access to the WWII Memorial instead had them either ignoring the story completely, or if they did cover it they twisted and distorted the facts to paint the ‘bad’ Republicans as the cause of the denied access, simply because they had to follow the Obama rhetoric that the Republicans forced the government shutdown.

And then there’s the IRS scandal…the scandal where TEA Party and conservative groups were denied or delayed in getting 501-C3 tax exempt status…which should be BIG news because Obama appointed one of his own big money donors to head the investigation into the abuses. Talk about knowing the outcome of the investigation before the investigation even gets started…but only FOX is reporting on this…MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and even CNN are saying NOT a word.

And while our floundering economy trudges along, the Obama can do no wrong media heralds the newest job’s numbers showing that the unemployment rate has declined from 7.0% to 6.7%. Yet they fail to report that only 74,000 new jobs were created in December as more people dropped out of the job’s market than entered it. In fact, they dare NOT tell you that since Obama took office more Americans have entered into poverty than have left it nor will you hear that to end poverty the focus should be on jobs creation NOT on increasing unemployment benefits as Obama wants to do…because if they did Obama would lose those loyal to him whose very existence depends on their living off his government freebies.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1122868 Apr 21, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Show me where in the Affordable Care Act it says that deductibles and co-pays be paid up front.
The unintended consequence of being forced to pay a high deductible up front because of ObamaCare is just one of many. People haven't even begun to get angry yet.
dem

United States

#1122869 Apr 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Someone answer me a question please. Does anybody in their right mind think the above is sustainable? Just how in the world do you think the insurance companies and the people buying these plans are going to afford either? This idiot ass law is going to destroy not only the medical care industry but the insurance industry and the economy of the US as well.
Lol!
Says the dope that couldn't afford health care for his girls.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1122870 Apr 21, 2014
I can't believe it but Obamacare is far worse than even I thought!!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

African-American Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
According to the one drop rule, white "people" ... 3 min PolakPotrafi 74
Are black people really the real jews? (Oct '12) 3 min MICHA 1,311
News Give Trump a chance, give Ellison a chance 15 min KIP 34
Whites:Ending Gold Standard,Normalizing Relatio... 36 min Tony 4
"korryn gaines was a hero" 37 min Charlie 52
Who subscribes to left wing afrocentrism? -----... 43 min Johnny 17
10 kids equal 10 more boxes of cash 50, 100, 20... 49 min Charlie 18
the moors were black africans not arabs!!! (Jun '08) 1 hr Moses 50,771
News White rage and racist thought: How history puts... 2 hr KIP 56
More from around the web