Barack Obama, our next President

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"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 ...
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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993225 Oct 1, 2013
Like I said last night, Republicans need to just tell the American people they tried their best and say it's the Democrats' baby.

And stand by not raising the debt ceiling that's right around the corner again.

And wait until 2014.

Obama is relishing this shutdown far too much.
Michelle

New York, NY

#993226 Oct 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, absolutely agree. When single payer healthcare was first brought about in Canada; similar ignorant remarks were made; "Oh, it's socialism, it's communism, etc"; well, now no Canadian would give it up. Imagine an entire country that doesn't have to worry about going bankrupt if they have to have surgery?
The entire world looks at these teabaggers in wonderment! Who wouldn't want to have healthcare? Seriously?
While you are at it, tell about their politicans and wealthy who either pay out of pocket for faster, better care and/or travel to the US.

July 2013
Long waits for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians more than $982 million in lost time and productivity last year, a new Fraser Institute report says.

The study, The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, calculates that the 870,462 patients who waited for surgery last year lost an average of $1,129.

When hours outside the work week are factored in, including evenings and weekends (less than eight hours of sleep per night), the estimated cost of waiting increases to about $3,447 per patient — more than $3 billion in total.

“Canadians face some of the longest waits for health care in the developed world. This creates unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and their families and reduces their ability to participate fully in their lives,” said Nadeem Esmail, the think-tank's director of health policy studies.

Canadians waited 9.3 weeks, on average, between an appointment with a specialist and treatment, for a total loss of time of 10.6 million weeks. That wait didn't include the delay in getting to see a specialist in the first place.

The average wait in Ontario was the shortest among the provinces — seven weeks on average. Heart patients waited a full week, on average, before receiving emergency surgery, while people with broken bones and damaged ligaments waited nearly 18 weeks to see an orthopedic surgeon.

Medical costs, such as increased risk of mortality or adverse consequences resulting from long delays for treatment, are also not included in the $982-million figure.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2013/07/18...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#993227 Oct 1, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Where is my 'navigator'?
It's only day one....
"MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35 minutes."
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/360064/o...
This person is interested in obtaining ObamaKKKare for herself and is abusing the system.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#993228 Oct 1, 2013
Well let's see....

government has been shut down for 12 hours and all reich wing nuts can complain about is ACA.

Talk about a loss of perspective!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#993229 Oct 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You again prove yourself to be a liar who has no understanding of what has happened.
They shut down the Gov't, yet Obamacare began today. HAHAHAHA
You lose. It can't be delayed now, it's in effect.
The GOP push was the same as ever. To deny Obama any success on any issue. It's been stated clearly by Repugnants since Obama was elected.
As for your 'fairness for all' stupidity, that's just another lie.
Obama should negotiate with balckmailers and terrorists in the House??
Not in your wildest dreams, you cigarette smoking nitwit.
AND... We're suppose to care what you ignorant ghetto folk "think?" LMAO..

The government shutdown is on obama's watch. Obama bin Lyin all bent over and punked by No Surprize, The Tea Party, something or someone...

It's the culture...
Michelle

New York, NY

#993230 Oct 1, 2013
June 2013

OTTAWA — Wait times for medical treatment aren't getting any shorter, according to a report by the Wait Times Alliance.

"Not only has there been no progress over the last year in wait times in any of the five priority areas, in many instances Canadians are waiting longer now than they were two years ago," WTA chair Dr. Chris Simpson said Tuesday.

The WTA looked at five priority areas — cancer care, cardiac care, joint replacement, sight restoration and diagnostic imaging — and found that even where wait times aren't increasing, the aging population is putting increased demand on a medical system unable to meet them.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said the feds have made "targeted investments" of $6.5 billion to help address wait times.

However, the WTA's eight annual report, released Tuesday, concluded the problem goes beyond money needs.

"Additional funding is not the sole solution," Simpson said, adding that when short-term funds are added, they lead only to short-term improvement. "The best route is to look at how wait times are mitigated, measured, monitored and managed."

Aglukkaq also highlighted the government's long-term funding arrangement "that will see transfers reach historic levels of $40 billion by the end of the decade."

But with Canada's aging population all but guaranteed to put increasing demand on the medical system, Simpson said a national strategy is needed.

Aglukkaq says that is why the government is investing in more than 10,000 health research projects.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2013/06/11...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#993231 Oct 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, absolutely agree. When single payer healthcare was first brought about in Canada; similar ignorant remarks were made; "Oh, it's socialism, it's communism, etc"; well, now no Canadian would give it up. Imagine an entire country that doesn't have to worry about going bankrupt if they have to have surgery?
The entire world looks at these teabaggers in wonderment! Who wouldn't want to have healthcare? Seriously?
Many Canadians travel to the US for treatment rather than jeopardizing their lives waiting in line in Canada.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993232 Oct 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Haaa! He's a hero to the American people you ninny! A hero! You are demons.
Demons, Lily? Because many middle class families will pay more for health care, the poverty level is growing, half the country is on welfare already, more people are working part-time than ever before and the middle class aren't being treated the same as corporations and Congress?

Really? Demons?

(Of course, Obama belly ached about those bad old republicans and left without taking one question.)
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#993233 Oct 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone who worked and made all the sacrifices to be admitted to Harvard was denied so some communist supposedly named Obama with connections high in the Communist Party USA could get another fraudulent line in their fraudulent resume.
Cut and paste all day unpatriotic loser?

YOU. <--- getting as bad as no surprise the semmmenhole slurper.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#993234 Oct 1, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obamacare trade-off: Lower premium, higher deductible
WASHINGTON — You might be pleased with the low monthly premium for one of the new health insurance plans under Obama’s takeover, but the added expense of co-payments and deductibles will burn a hole in your wallet.
http://www.pottsmerc.com/government-and-polit...
What cost less, always cost more...
Your ignorance is showing Patrick...
It's the culture...
Nothing necessarily wrong with insurance that reduces premium cost by asking the insured to assume more of the risk. The real problem with ObamaKKKare is the taxpayer subsidy that steals from working Americans.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993235 Oct 1, 2013
LIVE C SPAN wrote:
<quoted text>Obama attitude is that he is a dictator and the sad thing is now the
dem supports him anything he wants to do.Now it is all right for
this dictator to break his own law obama care to delay obamacare
for the rich until 2015.However it is not all right to delay obamacare for a year for the middle class people?So then the dem
and obama shuts down the gov.
His version of the shutdown was so one-sided, it was amusing.

Time for Republicans to say, "Okay, Obama, it's your baby."

No one will blame them in 2014.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#993236 Oct 1, 2013
Time for Obama to use the 14th Amendment to fund the Gov't.

But it appears he will let the Repugnants twist in the wind for awhile longer.

Bonehead refuses to allow an up or down vote on funding the Gov't.

That proves he knows he'd lose the vote. Moderate Repugnants are deserting Bonehead in droves.
tell_it_like_it_ IS

Euless, TX

#993237 Oct 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
My case has been amply proven. I don't have to prove anything. Your whole insanity was rejected by America.
You're paid to promote hatred by Putin. You failed.
America rejected you and your birfer buddies.
Obama was elected twice, once on the strength of Obamacare.
He beat the Magic Mormon's ass, America rejected Mitt's 'I'll repeal Obamacare on Day One"
How'd that work out for you, commie fraud??
You are a cuckoo bird!
Always Smile

Oswego, IL

#993238 Oct 1, 2013
Since the gov't is shutdown, will they stop deducting FICA from my paycheck?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#993239 Oct 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
My case has been amply proven. I don't have to prove anything. Your whole insanity was rejected by America.
You're paid to promote hatred by Putin. You failed.
America rejected you and your birfer buddies.
Obama was elected twice, once on the strength of Obamacare.
He beat the Magic Mormon's ass, America rejected Mitt's 'I'll repeal Obamacare on Day One"
How'd that work out for you, commie fraud??
The only case you have is, your mental case.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993240 Oct 1, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Republicans are terrified that soon people will see that Obamacare helped them. Not only will right wing haters be exposed as liars but Obama will look tough and brilliant! If they didn't fear the success of Obamacare they would step back and let people see for themselves and watch it self-destruct.
It will help a few people but will hurt a lot of other people. Especially when everyone's health care starts being rationed.

Who will end up paying for it is still up in the air somewhere.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#993241 Oct 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Like I said last night, Republicans need to just tell the American people they tried their best and say it's the Democrats' baby.
And stand by not raising the debt ceiling that's right around the corner again.
And wait until 2014.
Obama is relishing this shutdown far too much.
Like in the Gingrinch shutdown, the Repugnants are going to lose big on this one.

Gingrinch thought it was a winner, but it cost the Repugnants dearly.

History is repeating itself.

Obama will have a Democrat House and Senate in 2015.

It'll get stronger when Hillary wins the presidency in 2016.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#993242 Oct 1, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>point is there is exemptions in place of certian people who do not have to partipate in Obamacare equally and that is the problem.
real exemptions or the right wing myth exemptions?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#993243 Oct 1, 2013
Remember the doom that was coming with Obama's sequestration that he had hoped would end up hurting Republicans.

Nothing happened.

Today, the market is doing just fine.

Don't think it's going to work this time either.
M Stein

New York, NY

#993244 Oct 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Like I said last night, Republicans need to just tell the American people they tried their best and say it's the Democrats' baby.
And stand by not raising the debt ceiling that's right around the corner again.
And wait until 2014.
Obama is relishing this shutdown far too much.
The last time there was a shutdown the Obamas spent a ton of taxpayer $$ on their African trip? Where are they going this time?

Or will they just stay in the D.C. hood and entertain Hollyweird sympathizers at the White House with another secret Halloween Party.

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