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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1020983 Nov 9, 2013
(CBS News) WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued new rules Friday that will improve access to mental health care for 62 million Americans. It's an idea the president said he would impose himself by executive order when Congress declined to pass gun legislation.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius / CBS News
The move comes after the movie theater massacre in Colorado that left 12 dead; the shootings in Newtown, Conn., that killed 27; the Washington Navy Yard attack, in which 12 died; and the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport one week ago. Eighty-eight dead in 12 mass shootings in just over a year.

Mental health professionals have sought this change for decades, both to improve treatment and to lift a long-standing stigma. Friday's announcement means insurance companies now must provide the same benefit coverage for illnesses of the mind they have long provided for every other kind of illness.

In Atlanta Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius described a new world for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse.

"Imagine what it would mean if people felt as comfortable saying they were going for counseling as they do saying they're going for a flu shot or physical therapy," Sebelius said.

Watch: Will Congress act on gun legislation after latest shootings?

Patients with broken bones or heart attack symptoms are routinely admitted to emergency rooms and insurers are contacted later. Before Friday, patients reporting severe depression or suicidal tendencies often had to be approved by insurance companies before they were admitted. Treatment could be delayed or coverage denied. Now, that disparity will no longer exist.

The new rules are a result of Obamacare and a 2008 law that called for mental health parity. They are also the last of 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence that President Obama took when Congress voted against stricter gun control legislation after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

The new rules also forbid insurers from denying coverage for out-of-state mental illness or substance abuse treatment. This will allow patients to travel for care in the same way patients suffering from cancer or other ailments have been able to for years.

© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

And just where do you think this is leading??????

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1020984 Nov 9, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
America was attacked, and the Bush admin spending was still LESS than the current out of control - NO B-u-d-g-e-t bozonomics of the current admin.
I use the term BOYS all the time...ALL across the BOY boards.
When it(they/you) types ACT like one-then it(you/they) IS/ARE one....even if not chronilogically so.
And I am not going to libuhrulTICally exclude pointing out FACTS-based upon any such STUPIDITY of, or make "speshull allowances" just because of race, creed or color either--Race crutch leaning, baiting, DUHMmy.
I get it.

9-11 gave your hero George W Bush an excuse to nearly destroy our economy &country.

Yet having the worst recession in 80 years, a housing collapse & near financial meltdown is totally irrelevant to the spending under Obama.

Mpre proof what GD idiots you people are.

Show me all this spending Obama initiated. What new spending did he institute?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1020988 Nov 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"bunch of Commies"
You people are dumber than shit.
This is how duped you morons are... LMFAO... Dumbsass Dave..

It's easier to try and fool people than it is to convince them you have NOT been fooled and duped you idiot..

It's the culture...
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1020990 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately for you, the only ones doing the screwing and lying and stabbing in the back are on your side of the fence.
Obamacare is screwing millions of Americans without insurance after being lied to and the exchanges are stabbing them in the back.
How can you deny that?
Carol are you delusional, ignorant or just a damned liar? You seem to be forgetting about the millions of people who were excluded from getting health insurance coverage because of pre existing conditions. You're completely ignoring those who won't get their coverage cut off by an arbitrary lifetime cap. You're ignoring all of the young adults who are either still in college or just starting out who can stay on their family coverage. The exchanges are screwing people? Lets look at some actual cases shall we?
Salt Lake Tribune – Health exchange: Utah family gets coverage for $123 a month
After plugging in particulars about his family of five, the Salt Lake City business owner was able to compare 38 plans and apply for tax credits to put toward his monthly premiums. He settled on a silver-level plan from Altius that retails for about $850 a month.
After tax credits, the Sherburnes will pay just $123 a month.
“It’s a great deal. I’m thrilled to have coverage, period,” said Sherburne, who was previously shut out of affordable insurance due to a pre-existing condition, a shoulder injury.
KNTV – Obamacare in Calif. Saves One Family $400 a Month
Right now Rakesh Rikhi pays $950 a month to insure himself, his wife and two children with Kaiser.
He came to the health trust in San Jose to get help determining if the new affordable care act truly will be affordable.
Rikhi was stunned to learn that through covered California he can get a similar Kaiser plan for his family for $400 less a month.
He quickly did the math and found he had just saved $5,000 a year.
KQED – Newly Enrolled in Covered California — One San Franciscan’s Story
Covered California will not be releasing any enrollment figures until mid-November, but San Franciscan Paul Cello says he’s already in — and reports his new insurance will have better benefits, at lower monthly cost than the plan he’s on now…
He enrolled in a Blue Shield PPO plan with a $1,500 deductible and maximum out-of-pocket costs of $5,000. Because he qualifies for a subsidy, he’ll pay $178 a month, shaving more than $300 a month off what he pays now.
“It’s like a whole ‘nother world,” he enthused.“The coverage is better … a lower premium, no pre-existing condition exclusions, I get mental health coverage, so there’s way more coverage than I had and I’m going to be saving.”
It's been the insurance industry that's been screwing people Carol by conning them into buying junk policies that if they really needed to use them would cost them more than what they saved on low premiums.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1020991 Nov 9, 2013
LOL... 5 Posts removed...

It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1020992 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
Fox Nation poll: Is Chris Christie the GOP's best chance of taking back the White House in 2016?
YES 30%
NO 70%
Who did they poll? Teabaggers? Who do you think would have even a "remote" chance?
Ted Cruz? HAAAHAAAAA! I hope you nominate that fool and his idiot father can be his campaign manager!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1020993 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol are you delusional, ignorant or just a damned liar? Spared the igorance, hate and hideous spam....
Sock PDUPONT all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize Carol, someone or something always eating someone elses shit you looking like an ignorant dumbassDave sock you idiot....

The hazards of being a ghetto demokRAT you loser...

It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1020994 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
(CBS News) WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued new rules Friday that will improve access to mental health care for 62 million Americans. It's an idea the president said he would impose himself by executive order when Congress declined to pass gun legislation.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius / CBS News
The move comes after the movie theater massacre in Colorado that left 12 dead; the shootings in Newtown, Conn., that killed 27; the Washington Navy Yard attack, in which 12 died; and the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport one week ago. Eighty-eight dead in 12 mass shootings in just over a year.
Mental health professionals have sought this change for decades, both to improve treatment and to lift a long-standing stigma. Friday's announcement means insurance companies now must provide the same benefit coverage for illnesses of the mind they have long provided for every other kind of illness.
In Atlanta Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius described a new world for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse.
"Imagine what it would mean if people felt as comfortable saying they were going for counseling as they do saying they're going for a flu shot or physical therapy," Sebelius said.
Watch: Will Congress act on gun legislation after latest shootings?
Patients with broken bones or heart attack symptoms are routinely admitted to emergency rooms and insurers are contacted later. Before Friday, patients reporting severe depression or suicidal tendencies often had to be approved by insurance companies before they were admitted. Treatment could be delayed or coverage denied. Now, that disparity will no longer exist.
The new rules are a result of Obamacare and a 2008 law that called for mental health parity. They are also the last of 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence that President Obama took when Congress voted against stricter gun control legislation after the Sandy Hook school shooting.
The new rules also forbid insurers from denying coverage for out-of-state mental illness or substance abuse treatment. This will allow patients to travel for care in the same way patients suffering from cancer or other ailments have been able to for years.
© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
And just where do you think this is leading??????
Where do you? I take it you are against mental health treatment being covered by insurance?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020995 Nov 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Another Lois Lame hatchet job on history.
I looked it up. Either information on various information websites is completely false or you're claims that I'm wrong is.

Rarely, if ever, do I post anything that requires a factual basis before looking it up. Most always post the source. You never do.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1020996 Nov 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Who did they poll? Teabaggers? Who do you think would have even a "remote" chance?
Ted Cruz? HAAAHAAAAA! I hope you nominate that fool and his idiot father can be his campaign manager!
You loser are 24/7 spending all day whining about obama you idiot... Democrats win elections humping the backs of the poor...

It's the culture...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1020997 Nov 9, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
Why was Carter a terrible president?
Tell us exactly what he did to be considered "terrible".
In other words, provide us details. Facts. What decisions did Carter take which make him a bad president?
He foisted ISLAM on the rest of the world. Carter is the world's most famous infidel.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1020998 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol are you delusional, ignorant or just a damned liar? You seem to be forgetting about the millions of people who were excluded from getting health insurance coverage because of pre existing conditions. You're completely ignoring those who won't get their coverage cut off by an arbitrary lifetime cap. You're ignoring all of the young adults who are either still in college or just starting out who can stay on their family coverage. The exchanges are screwing people? Lets look at some actual cases shall we?
Salt Lake Tribune – Health exchange: Utah family gets coverage for $123 a month
After plugging in particulars about his family of five, the Salt Lake City business owner was able to compare 38 plans and apply for tax credits to put toward his monthly premiums. He settled on a silver-level plan from Altius that retails for about $850 a month.
After tax credits, the Sherburnes will pay just $123 a month.
“It’s a great deal. I’m thrilled to have coverage, period,” said Sherburne, who was previously shut out of affordable insurance due to a pre-existing condition, a shoulder injury.
KNTV – Obamacare in Calif. Saves One Family $400 a Month
Right now Rakesh Rikhi pays $950 a month to insure himself, his wife and two children with Kaiser.
He came to the health trust in San Jose to get help determining if the new affordable care act truly will be affordable.
Rikhi was stunned to learn that through covered California he can get a similar Kaiser plan for his family for $400 less a month.
He quickly did the math and found he had just saved $5,000 a year.
KQED – Newly Enrolled in Covered California — One San Franciscan’s Story
Covered California will not be releasing any enrollment figures until mid-November, but San Franciscan Paul Cello says he’s already in — and reports his new insurance will have better benefits, at lower monthly cost than the plan he’s on now…
He enrolled in a Blue Shield PPO plan with a $1,500 deductible and maximum out-of-pocket costs of $5,000. Because he qualifies for a subsidy, he’ll pay $178 a month, shaving more than $300 a month off what he pays now.
“It’s like a whole ‘nother world,” he enthused.“The coverage is better … a lower premium, no pre-existing condition exclusions, I get mental health coverage, so there’s way more coverage than I had and I’m going to be saving.”
It's been the insurance industry that's been screwing people Carol by conning them into buying junk policies that if they really needed to use them would cost them more than what they saved on low premiums.
Tax credits equals welfare.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1020999 Nov 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you? I take it you are against mental health treatment being covered by insurance?
Well, let's see, it was in a gun control bill, so I believe the more people they can get to go see a shrink the more people they can say shouldn't own a gun. You fake commies need to keep up with the program.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021000 Nov 9, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> They know crappy socialist policies and a socialist when they see one.
That's what I was going to tell PDupont. Republicans had enough foresight as did the majority to know this law creates more problems than it solves and was a politically driven attempt to expand big government to give more power to the elite few rather than the people. As we are witnessing now.

But PDupont is indignant Republicans and the majority didn't fall in line like good little sheep.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1021001 Nov 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Who did they poll? Teabaggers? Who do you think would have even a "remote" chance?
Ted Cruz? HAAAHAAAAA! I hope you nominate that fool and his idiot father can be his campaign manager!
Whoever it is will once again offer nothing. They'll base their campaign on Hillary's support of Obamacare and Benghazi. By then Obamacare will be rolling along and people will be rolling their eyes every time they hear the word Benghazi. Besides, Republicans will eat each other alive in their primaries. I can't wait!
God bless Ted Cruz!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1021002 Nov 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Medicare Part D compared to Obamacare is like a paper cut compared to disembowelment.
Only in your delusional hate filled mind Carol.
Stoneman

Boise, ID

#1021003 Nov 9, 2013
Anybody else notice?

The enrollment in Obamacare are in single digits.

The system is collapsing all over the place.

People are getting booted from their insurance.

People are figuring out that Lord Obama lied to them for years.

So what does the Socialist/Democrat Senate do?

NOW is the time to roll out a badly-written Gay Rights in the Workplace bill!

Don't look behind the curtain! Look over here-- remember the Republicans hate gays! Republicans are EVIL!

Get ready for a hastily-written environmental bill, a completely unnecessary Women's Rights bill,...
YOU CAN TRUST OBAMA

Lillington, NC

#1021004 Nov 9, 2013
(CNN)-- President Barack Obama apologized Thursday to those Americans whose insurance plans are being canceled due to the federal health law he championed even though he said repeatedly they could keep their coverage if they liked.

"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview.

"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this," he added.

Obama's comments come days after he attempted to clarify what he meant when he assured Americans in previous years that they would be able to keep their plans under the Affordable Care Act, a controversy that is prompting legislation in Congress to address it.

Obama further alters 'you can keep your plan' pledge

Republicans have hammered Obama over the promise since insurers began discontinuing coverage for some of the 12 million Americans who buy individual policies on the private market that don't meet Obamacare requirements for more comprehensive care.



36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1021005 Nov 9, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
When are you airheads EVER going to get a REALITY clue-and realize-Bush is NOT Potus, and it's not he administration in there anymore.
Really-people like you--aka idiots- are reason WHY anyone has to some empathy for any potus.
Well, we can use his history of 'accomplishments' son!

I guess you don't like certain realities, eh?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1021006 Nov 9, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
You're full of crap as usual Carol. It's your side that have for years used legislation to force your own narrow views on the country as a whole. You've used laws to treat working taxpaying citizens as second class, denying the equal protection under the law because of their sexual orientation. That's bullying. I don't really care what your personal beliefs are but you don't have the right to force them on other people. We are a progressive nation Carol, the Founding Fathers were progressives and the Constitution is a progressive document. As Theodore Roosevelt said in his speech "The New Nationalism" in Osawatomie, Kansas on August31, 1910;
"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a democracy."
Clinton's Republican Congress proposed the Contract with America. Most of it was either signed by Clinton or negotiated and signed.
Republicans were mindful to leave out controversial issues such as abortion and school prayer.

(Which should end the false accusations of conservatives forcing anyone to believe anything.)

A sweeping welfare reform bill was passed by Clinton's Republican Congress and was signed into law by Clinton.

It was Clinton who raised taxes. 18 months later, the Office of Management and Budget issued projections of deficits for the next five years.

Clinton's reversal on government spending and a booming economy was the result of genuine fiscal restraint. Government spending only increased by an average of just 2.9% over a four-year period in the mid-1990s.

The balanced budgets of the Clinton years didn't occur until after a Republican Congress passed and the president reluctantly signed a 1997 tax bill that lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%, added a child tax credit, and established higher limits on tax exclusion for IRAs and estates.

Clinton was credited for a successful economy and, of course, deserves it as the president who went along with his conservative congress.

That success was based on Republicans proposing and passing a tax bill and lowering taxes which Clinton signed and was probably why he announced in a State of the Union Address "The era of big government is over!"

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