Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1383483 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 ...

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“Peace on Earth”

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#1002332 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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The increase cost of health insurance affects everyone including those obtaining it through companies.
From there take it up with Mile.
My final comment on this.
SPAM

“Peace on Earth”

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#1002333 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Why should anyone care about what Kevin McCarthy says? You should have figured that out when I blew him off the first time rather than coming in here with another OCD outburst.
Not caring
Kevin McCarthy is the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives. He represents everything you ReTHUGS stand for.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1002334 Oct 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>It's clear you know nothing but, talk as if you do. The old testament in conjunction with the new testament is Christianity, stupid. In the OT, they spoke of the coming of the messiah. Who is the messiah? The Jews are the ones that separates the 2 books. Christianity teaches Jesus is God, always was, always will be. This coming from the son of a preacher &, the grandson of preachers.
G-d is all-knowing, Jesus fails this main qualification. I don't know what kind of Christianity you are a learning. I don't give a crap whose son you are. That is not doctrine.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002335 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You know, since you are surfing the exchanges, why don't you do a comparison. I'd be interested to see what the differences are...if any. It could be, they are the same.
Here's a link to the Blue Cross plan for Federal employees. The monthly premium for a family of four is $422.63 for the "standard plan" (they pay 65%-85% of doctor fee).$85.91 for employee only.
How does that compare to the exchange?
http://www.fepblue.org/news/benefitsandservic...
the cost that you quote is the employee contribution, not the premium, most of which is paid by the taxpayer...

so, insufficient information provided....

“Peace on Earth”

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#1002337 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Her response to this post
"Except those that lose coverage, lose access, have coverage reduced, have taxes increased, have work hours reduced, lose their jobs, etc "
Feel all that Dem caring for the working class.
Get a life you obsessed fool.

FACT: Galt's is doing nothing but prophesying that "The sky is falling".

“Peace on Earth”

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#1002338 Oct 12, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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obfuscater
LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002339 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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"The exchanges determine eligibility for:(a) The advance payment of the premium tax credits (APTC); (b) cost-sharing reductions (CSR); (c) Medicaid,(d) Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and (e) Basic Health Plan (BHP), if a BHP is operating in the service area of the Exchange." "All this eligibility and enrollment process is conducted in real-time through electronic data transfer."
"Translation: the state insurance exchanges are supposed to be able to verify applicant eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, and approved health plans offered through the exchanges, including eligibility for tax and cost-sharing subsidies, and do it in real time."
"The Affordable Care Act requires verification of the information received from applicants/enrollees. The information … will be matched and verified against data provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),Department of Defense (DoD), Peace Corps, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM)…"
"Yes, you read it correctly, the Peace Corps. And then … the [state exchange] must notify the State Medicaid or CHIP agency and transmit all information obtained … via secure electronic interface for that agency to make a full determination of eligibility under those programs and provide the applicant with coverage."
THAT IS WHY IT IS SO DIFFICULT.
http://amme.utdallas.edu/2013/07/the-real-rea...
Incorrect.

The exchanges accept the applicant's word for their eligibility for premium assistance, without verification.

Your reference is outdated.

“Peace on Earth”

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#1002340 Oct 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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silly response...
money is money...
and you fail to address the cost of supplemental insurance...
Once again....if a person has supplemental insurance they are not eligible for an HMO. We are talking about HMO's......
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002341 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You know, since you are surfing the exchanges, why don't you do a comparison. I'd be interested to see what the differences are...if any. It could be, they are the same.
Here's a link to the Blue Cross plan for Federal employees. The monthly premium for a family of four is $422.63 for the "standard plan" (they pay 65%-85% of doctor fee).$85.91 for employee only.
How does that compare to the exchange?
http://www.fepblue.org/news/benefitsandservic...
It appears plans are based on state you are purchasing in.
You can't get a price without applying for a quote; however, this page outlines one of their ACA compliant plans.

What is the overall deductible?

In network:$6,350 individual /$12,700 family

Out of network:
$12,700 individual /$25,400 family

You must pay all the costs up to the deductible amount before this plan begins to pay for covered services you use."

Many of the co-pays appear to have as limitations and exemptions attached.

https://www.nebraskablue.com/~/media/pdf/Indi... $6350%20Catastrophic_01012014_ IBE00500146692014-01-01.pdf
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002342 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, since you are surfing the exchanges, why don't you do a comparison. I'd be interested to see what the differences are...if any. It could be, they are the same.
Here's a link to the Blue Cross plan for Federal employees. The monthly premium for a family of four is $422.63 for the "standard plan" (they pay 65%-85% of doctor fee).$85.91 for employee only.
How does that compare to the exchange?
http://www.fepblue.org/news/benefitsandservic...
Just so that we don't waste more time, the exchange policies are individual policies and can only be compared with other individual policies, not with group policies. Exchange and individual premiums vary with age, whereas group policies do not.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002343 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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SPAM
Yep, we already know you don't care what burdens this places on Working Families-

I don't understand how anyone could get so deep into the cult of personality to lose their ethics.
tell_it_like_it_ IS

Blanchard, OK

#1002345 Oct 12, 2013
EBT cards not being accepted at Walmarts....

Riots!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-12/food...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002346 Oct 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Medicare Advantage is an HMO, just like most of the plans on the ObamaKKKare exchanges....it allows low income seniors to obtain second tier medicine at a reduced price...
I want to point out that the Obamacare law stopped all previous Medicare Advantage programs (offered by various insurance companies) per AARP request and replaced it with this single provider program.

This program is different from supplement insurance.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002347 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Once again....if a person has supplemental insurance they are not eligible for an HMO. We are talking about HMO's......
Your understanding is flawed. Those on Medicare can choose Part B, which is traditional Medicare, or Part C, which is Medicare Advantage, generally an HMO. It's not a question of eligibility, but of choice.

Part C, Medicare Advantage, is a form of supplemental insurance, but under an HMO structure.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002348 Oct 12, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Once again....if a person has supplemental insurance they are not eligible for an HMO. We are talking about HMO's......
Yes, the Medicare Advantage program allows you to use HMOs if you want to.

This page needs updated but it describes the program.

"A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare."

http://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002349 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
I want to point out that the Obamacare law stopped all previous Medicare Advantage programs (offered by various insurance companies) per AARP request and replaced it with this single provider program.
This program is different from supplement insurance.
Not sure that is correct; instead, ObamaKKKare transferred government support of Medicare Advantage premiums to ObamaKKKare, making Medicare Advantage more expensive.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002350 Oct 12, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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You're a good example of why Christians have been slaughtering Hebes for centuries. Yes, for centuries. Not once or twice, but all the time, in all countries where Hebes talk like you do.
Hebes killed Jesus Christ, the son of God.
Now, you ignorant semite, tell us how the father, Abraham, can be all knowing, but his son, he of immaculate conception, is not??
You prove yourself to be an arrogant fool, nothing more.
Sorry, never heard a Christian being this hateful.

Only people who hates Jews as much as you do are Muslim.

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#1002351 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I am more than a vagina.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

If you believed that, you wouldn't have to say it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1002352 Oct 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the Medicare Advantage program allows you to use HMOs if you want to.
This page needs updated but it describes the program.
"A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare."
http://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/...
Understand that Medicare Part A is "free" and pays 80% of all hospital costs. Medicare B (optional)has a premium and covers 80% of medical (doctor) costs. Supplemental insurance covers most of the remaining 20% of hospital and medical costs.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1002353 Oct 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Not sure that is correct; instead, ObamaKKKare transferred government support of Medicare Advantage premiums to ObamaKKKare, making Medicare Advantage more expensive.
Yep and made it available from only one provider. Guess who?

Hint:AARP was pushing this.

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