Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234093 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013223 Oct 28, 2013
SUCK IT UP DEM VOTERS wrote:
By Chad Terhune
October 26, 2013, 7:42 p.m.
Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them and many don't like what they see.
These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market. Their rates are rising in large part to help offset the higher costs of covering sicker, poorer people who have been shut out of the system for years.
Although recent criticism of the healthcare law has focused on website glitches and early enrollment snags, experts say sharp price increases for individual policies have the greatest potential to erode public support for President Obama's signature legislation.
PHOTOS: The battle over Obamacare
"This is when the actual sticker shock comes into play for people," said Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "There are winners and losers under the Affordable Care Act."
Fullerton resident Jennifer Harris thought she had a great deal, paying $98 a month for an individual plan through Health Net Inc. She got a rude surprise this month when the company said it would cancel her policy at the end of this year. Her current plan does not conform with the new federal rules, which require more generous levels of coverage.
Now Harris, a self-employed lawyer, must shop for replacement insurance. The cheapest plan she has found will cost her $238 a month. She and her husband don't qualify for federal premium subsidies because they earn too much money, about $80,000 a year combined.
the sole purpose of ObamaKKKare is wealth redistribution...hence lawyers like Jennifer Harris must be forced at the point of a gun to subsidize the coverage of others...no more, no less...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013224 Oct 28, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
What planet are you living on Carol?
Washington (CNN)-- In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national poll say that most GOP members of Congress don't deserve to be re-elected.
I highly doubt that the GOP is going to take the needed steps to improve their image which will involve throwing the extreme right under the bus.
The Affordable Care Act is already working: Intense price competition among health plans in the marketplaces for individuals has lowered premiums below projected levels. As a result of these lower premiums, the federal government will save about $190 billion over the next 10 years.
opinion of Republicans over the shutdown matters little....

the DemoKKKrats are now permanently linked to ObamaKKKare and their electoral fate rests almost entirely on that boondoggle...

something that Romney grossly failed to exploit...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013225 Oct 28, 2013
OBAMA and JAY Z got alot in common best friendslolololhahahahaha they are for SELF they dont care about things that affect the BLACK COMMUNITY lololohahahahahahaha
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013226 Oct 28, 2013
Emeem wrote:
Just watched CBS do a piece on a woman complaining that her rates were going up. Then at the end as almost an afterthought the CBS commentator mentioned that government credits hadn't been figured in because the lady was having trouble logging on.
taxpayer subsidies, not government credits...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013227 Oct 28, 2013
LCN, what's even more revealing than the Fox News article I just posted being fair and balanced about Republicans' past version of ACA and Obamacare is Democrats were the ones rejecting attempts by Republicans to pass something similar under Nixon and Bush, Sr.

Seems the door of politics swings both ways.

Pretty sure Republicans tried to get some Democrats on board and welcomed their input when a better version could have been passed with bipartisan support decades ago.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1013228 Oct 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Costs have always gone up. Now, they will go up slower. My husband and I will see an increase of $18 a month starting in January...bfd.
bfd for you, but don't pretend to speak for the entire population.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013229 Oct 28, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>None will get new coverage at a lower price and that is what they are bitching about after Obamacare has raised their cost.
quality is much more important than cost, and ObamaKKKare is Bangladesh medicine...the networks include mostly doctors and hospitals that nobody wants...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1013230 Oct 28, 2013
Prior GOP pushes at health care reform show an overlap in ideas between the parties and some now say that parts of ObamaCare would most likely show up in a Republican-penned plan.

According to a May 2012 Kaiser Health poll, popular provisions of ObamaCare favored by both parties include letting children stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26 and providing subsidies on a sliding scale to those who can't afford insurance.

One of the biggest selling points in ObamaCare -- as well as in the GOP proposal -- is the coverage of adults with pre-existing conditions.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/26/ob...

Fair and balanced.

Too bad Democrats rejected health care reform under Republican leadership and pushed them completely out of the way this time.

And went about it all wrong.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013231 Oct 28, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is 100 percent white?
lots of people....

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1013232 Oct 28, 2013
"If insurers are to be able to cover millions of now-uninsured Americans, as the law intends, the cost of insuring chronic users of the system must be offset by the presence in the system of 2.7 million people between the ages of 18 and 35"

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013233 Oct 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Now, why in the world would I think that calling you a "petite Hymie" would bother you? The only reason I use that term is because you said it a term you have used to refer to yourself.(It's the very reason I put it in caps...it's YOUR quote).
It would certainly be inappropriate for me to use such a term if you hadn't already embraced it as some kind of badge of honor. By using it, I am merely letting others get a glimpse of how you see yourself.
Alright Rev-ur-und Jackson. Or is it Rev. Jeremiah Wright?

Yes yes I am proud to be a small healthy American woman--not tied to pharma and notabouthealthnotaboutcare.
Just say NO to O'bamacare.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1013234 Oct 28, 2013
If oppressed American Liberals were only half as dedicated as some of the {OPPRESSED} people in Tibet...

"Self-immolations by Tibetans"

https://www.savetibet.org/resources/fact-shee...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013235 Oct 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
quality is much more important than cost, and ObamaKKKare is Bangladesh medicine...the networks include mostly doctors and hospitals that nobody wants...
half the doctors will be coming in from Bangladesh, Pock-e-stan and a lot of moslem countries...so if you are an infidel...well...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1013236 Oct 28, 2013
On a Lighter note...

Urban sprawl, in China, has some kinks to be worked out...

"...Since 2009, at least 53 people across China have lit themselves on fire to protest the destruction of their homes, according to human rights and news reports."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/10/23...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013237 Oct 28, 2013
Laney F wrote:
A number of factors are driving up rates. In a report this year, consultants hired by the state said the influx of sicker patients as a result of guaranteed coverage was the biggest single reason for higher premiums. Bob Cosway, a principal and consulting actuary at Milliman Inc. in San Diego, estimated that the average individual premium in 2014 will rise 27% because of that difference alone.
Individual policies must also cover a higher percentage of overall medical costs and include 10 "essential health benefits," such as prescription drugs and mental health services. The aim is to fill gaps in coverage and provide consumers more peace of mind. But those expanded benefits have to be paid for with higher premiums.
The federal law also adjusts how rates are set by age, a change that gives older consumers a break and shifts more costs to younger people. Rates by age can vary by only 3 to 1 starting next year as opposed to 6 to 1 in some cases now in California. People in their 20s just starting their careers may earn so little they qualify for subsidies. But that might not be the case for consumers who are slightly older and earning more.
"It has the effect of benefiting people in their 50s and 60s and shifting costs to people in their 20s and 30s," said Patrick Johnston, president of the California Assn. of Health Plans. "Benefits are being increased for all, but it's not government subsidies for all. Some will pay more."
Rates would be going up regardless of changes from the healthcare expansion. The average individual premium will climb 9% next year because of rising healthcare costs and increases in medical provider reimbursement, according to Milliman's estimates.
Some consumer groups have questioned whether insurers are inflating their rates under the guise of the healthcare law changes.
"We believe the prices are higher than they should be," said Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica advocacy group. "This is giving a bad name to the Affordable Care Act."
State regulators checked the insurance companies' math and underlying cost projections for next year, but they don't have the authority to deny increases. Under federal rules, insurers can be ordered to issue rebates if they don't spend a minimum amount of every premium dollar on customers' medical care.
"The rates aren't going up because insurance companies are pocketing more money," Lee said. "That is what it takes to pay the claims and deliver the healthcare."
Javier Lopez, 38 and a self-employed aerospace engineer in Huntington Beach, pays about $750 a month for an Anthem Blue Cross plan for his family of four. His premiums may rise nearly 20% next year for a new policy because his current plan is being phased out.
Lopez says he's willing to absorb that one-year jump if it means the government can rein in future rate hikes.
"I'm hoping with this reform," Lopez said, "we won't see big increases year after year."
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-health-...
Poor Javier...LOL...yes, as soon as they get rid of the website glitches, the GOVERNMENT will keep the costs down. Right...
"State regulators checked the insurance companies' math and underlying cost projections for next year, but they don't have the authority to deny increases. Under federal rules, insurers can be ordered to issue rebates if they don't spend a minimum amount of every premium dollar on customers' medical care."

If the insurance companies pay out more than 100% of premiums, can they go back to the policyholders for more money?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1013238 Oct 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
"If insurers are to be able to cover millions of now-uninsured Americans, as the law intends, the cost of insuring chronic users of the system must be offset by the presence in the system of 2.7 million people between the ages of 18 and 35"
See Bus was saying they needed 7 million two weeks ago. Standards are dropping this week?

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1013239 Oct 28, 2013
Here's an Eman fun fact for all you joggers. If the average length of Eman's 26,000 dumbass posts was 6 inches and they were laid end to end it would stretch to nearly 3 miles or the distance of a 5K race.
What kind of a fckin no life loser would whine about Obama that much???
John Wilkes Booth Didn't whine that much about Abe Lincoln!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013240 Oct 28, 2013
The obama cheerleaders are losing in the real world only in the Black obama world, Obama is the greatest only to them and MOSTLY to the Black obama supporter the white democrats are sick of looking stupid for this Kenyan American they cant wait they got more Illegal entrants to vote for them they dont need blacks lolololhahahahaha you will see

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1013241 Oct 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Old news. Already been posted and discussed on this forum. Take it somewhere else.
this is America, where you are free to skip over posts you don't want to discuss.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1013242 Oct 28, 2013
Looks like DBWriter is working as Laney F today.
Nice try shill, your shift is about over for today isn't it?

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