Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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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?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013243 Oct 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>no one was worried about insurance growing up. We never said we could hardly wait until we could buy insurance. Young adults haven't changed in the respect that they want items such as cars, shoes, new clothes, furniture and money in their pockets. They want to travel, go for a drive-go to dinner-- Pay for their date--they don't care about insurance and they certainly are not going to take away from items they want, to purchase insurance.
exactly...only the few who are chronic consumers of medical care ever give much consideration to insurance...

If Galt was interviewing a potential employee and the candidate's first question was about medical insurance, the interview would be over (for all practical purposes).
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013244 Oct 28, 2013
HAHAHAHAhAhAhalolololololol obamacare lolololhahahahaha Out again! Yet MORE trouble for Obamacare website as it shuts down due to data center glitch (hours after Kathleen Sebelius boasted about how well it was doing)
The data center, operated by Verizon's Terremark, experienced a connectivity issue that caused it to shut down on Sunday.
WHY IS CATHY SEEBELIUS STILL WORKING SHIRLEY SHARROD got fired for nothing but she was BLACK ok obama dont fire white people the same way he fires BLACKS lolololhahahahahaha

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1013245 Oct 28, 2013
Yeah wrote:
lol! FLUSHED!!!!!!
"Business, GOP establishment: Tea party is over
Email this Story
Oct 28, 12:37 PM (ET)
By DONNA CASSATA
WASHINGTON (AP)- A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year's congressional elections.
In Michigan, longtime businessmen Brian Ellis and David Trott are challenging hardline conservative Reps. Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio in Republican primaries. This comes after three years of frustration over GOP insurgents roughing up the business community's agenda. That all came to a head with the 16-day partial government shutdown and the threat of a national financial default.
The Michigan races are a turnabout after several years of widely heralded contests in which right-flank candidates have tried to unseat Republican incumbents they perceive as not being conservative enough."
you're an idiot kid. You just posted a story badmouthing corporations (too bad you can't read) and then a few minutes later you jump into bed with them.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1013246 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"
Quotation marks with no source cited, what a dumbass. Are you quoting yourself moron?
Doesn't matter, the information you cited is irrelevant, like you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1013247 Oct 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>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...
supporters of ObamaKKKare fail to recognize that the ObamaKKKare Blue Cross network is a low-cost imitation of the real Blue Cross network...different doctors, different hospitals....
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013248 Oct 28, 2013
If a BLACK MAN HAD set hisself on fire during the BUSH PRESIDENCY you would hear about but it happened under obama so its water under the bridge just like the woman and baby who were shot up for wreckless driving if that was bush in the whitehouse lordy lordy lordy omg they would have called the WHITE PRESIDENT all kinds of names for obama excuses excuses excuses lolololhahahaha its coming to an end no matter who the next president is it wont be an AFRICAN AMERICAN lololhahahaha the fun begins countdown hahahahahahahahalololol no voice voters hahahahaha
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1013249 Oct 28, 2013
It's Official!

"'It's True' Some Americans Won't Be Able to Keep Their Health Care Plan Under Obamacare"

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-its-tr...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013250 Oct 28, 2013
What a effin lier Obama 'gave the go-ahead for Merkel phone tapping' as he wanted to 'know everything' about world's most powerful woman, German newspaper claims
Bild newspaper in Germany called US denials of eavesdropping 'diplomatic lies' as new documents from Washington suggest the bugging against the politicians began at least ten years ago.
it shows the type of person is with his lies
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013251 Oct 28, 2013
Obamacare supporters did this yes obama supporters Abandoned elderly residents discovered covered in filth in care home after staff walked out leaving them to fend for themselves
Staffers at a California nursing home left more than a dozen elderly patients in the care of a cook and a janitor when they walked off the job this week.
OBAMACARE SUPPORTERS WALKED OUT ON SICK PEOPLE
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1013252 Oct 28, 2013
Yea for Shaq 'He's a great man': Shaq endorses New Jersey governor Chris Christie in TV ad
NBA great Shaquille O'Neal has endorsed the re-election of New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie in a new television ad.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1013253 Oct 28, 2013
Remedial History and facial recognition classes for MSM....

CBS mixes up the "hoovers"

http://althouse.blogspot.ca/2013/10/cbs-doesn...

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