Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1278909 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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Lincoln

Babylon, NY

#1031718 Nov 27, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>the ACA website is working fine, my nephew got thru and signed up easily! Its a FauxNews and right wing myth!
Exactly. And even the MSM who love Obama must not be reporting the stats correctly. Let's see. 30 million uninsured and 50,000 signed up. And a promotional campaign promising freedom from the consequences of sexual promiscuity to 20 somethings in Colorado is necessary.

Yes, FauxNews and the right wing myth! That's the ticket. LOL.

You just keep blaming Faux News and that is all that matters. LOL.

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#1031719 Nov 27, 2013
No 14

{Rep. DeGette: Not a quote attributed to her, but part of a news article she posted on her website:“Mr. Obama has said repeatedly, as he told the American Medical Association in June:“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” These assurances reflect an aspiration, but may not be literally true or enforceable.”}

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#1031720 Nov 27, 2013
15

{Rep. Deutch:“If you have job-based health insurance you like, you can keep it.”}

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#1031721 Nov 27, 2013
No 16

{Rep. Doggett:“If you already have coverage through your employer, Medicare, TRICARE, or some other source, you can keep that insurance and you are not required to buy additional coverage.”}
Frank

Spokane, WA

#1031722 Nov 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Bah, most Republican family members hate each other.
Romney is very close with his family. Obama only saw his father a couple times in his life,same with this mother. Obama went to Hawaii to make sure his grandmother died before she could tell any news reporters that her grand son couldn't open his mouth with out lies exploding out of it.

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#1031723 Nov 27, 2013
No 17

{Rep. Ellison:“If you like the insurance you have, you can keep it. Don’t listen to that stuff you heard in the last hour, Mr. Speaker. The truth is, you get to keep your health insurance if that’s what you want.”}

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#1031724 Nov 27, 2013
No 18

{Rep. Engel:“This is a great day for all Americans from all walks of life – seniors, youth, the sick and the healthy. If you have health insurance, you can keep your doctor and your health plan. You like it, you keep it. It’s that simple.”}
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1031725 Nov 27, 2013
killtaker wrote:
No 2
{Rep. Cárdenas:“If you have insurance right now, your plan stays the same. This means if you get your health insurance through work, if you have Medicare or if you are a member of California Healthy Families, you keep that coverage.”}
People will keep their insurance only if it complies with Obamacare. Pre-existing, children to age 26, no cut off of coverage due to some insurances directives. To name a few.
Accelerating co pays to be in ratio to individuals income and not their health status. In short, poor health coverage will not be accepted and will require to be reformed or deleted.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1031726 Nov 27, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Carol, the liar.
"The Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, is a fifteen-member United States Government agency created in 2010 by sections 3403 and 10320 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which has the explicit task of achieving specified savings in Medicare without affecting coverage or quality."
Carol just left off that last part.
Funny, huh.
You keep believing that..."without affecting coverage or quality."

You probably believe "if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance...period" too.

The part you ignore is "achieving specified savings..."

Cost control is essential with government-involved health care and "coverage or quality" is a matter of who is going to get it.

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#1031727 Nov 27, 2013
No 19

{Rep. Eshoo:“Q. My employer already provides coverage for me and my family and I like my plan. Do I need to do anything differently? A. No. You just keep the coverage you have.”}

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#1031728 Nov 27, 2013
No 20

{Rep. Farr:“If you have job-based health insurance you like, you can keep it. You’re considered covered. You may be able to change to Marketplace coverage if you prefer.”}

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#1031730 Nov 27, 2013
No 21

{Rep. Green, Gene:“If you have job-based health insurance you like, you can keep it....”}

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#1031731 Nov 27, 2013
No 22

{Rep. Grijalva:“No one is forced to do anything. The entire premise of this legislation is to build on what works in today’s system. If you have employer sponsored health care today – as do most insured people – than little to nothing will change, except that your premiums will no longer subsidize coverage for the uninsured. If you are covered in the individual insurance market, you can keep your plan permanently and it will count as acceptable coverage even if it doesn’t meet those terms under the new law.”}

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#1031732 Nov 27, 2013
No 23

{Rep. Hastings FL:“Individuals who already have health insurance through their employers or are self-insured will keep their insurance. There is absolutely no provision within the ACA that would remove existing coverage from individuals and families. Furthermore, the law will make existing plans more secure and affordable.”}

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#1031733 Nov 27, 2013
No 24

What about small business?

{Rep. Honda:“Under the bill, if you are covered by a large employer, you are not likely to see many changes to your healthcare coverage.”}
LCNLin

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1031734 Nov 27, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The return of a Grey brought ne life to the nutjob
trolls are out in force tonight posting to each other.

LOL

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#1031735 Nov 27, 2013
No 25

{Rep. Hoyer:“We need to build upon the current system of employer-sponsored care, with a system that provides patients their choice of insurance coverage and their choice of doctors. In other words, if you like what you have, you should be able to keep it.”}

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#1031736 Nov 27, 2013
No 26

{Rep. Jeffries:“But I’m happy with my health care. What does this change for me?

Nothing. You can keep the plan you have, and will enjoy many of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, including the prohibiting of insurance companies from dropping your coverage just because you are sick.”}
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1031738 Nov 27, 2013
Not only are technical problems effecting the roll out of Obamacare, whether it be as a faulty soft ware issue or an induced error from an external source is yet to be determined. In the end it will be investigated for years to come no doubt.
Another feature will be the present infrastructures of Insurance companies that seek to hold their monopoly on various sectors of our nations populace. That as well will be addressed and rectified.
Where there is competition amongst 4 or more insurance companies in a sector produces lower premium cost as those such as in rural areas have 2 or less cost is higher. Sharp difference which exposes the erroneous previous insurance infrastructure that promoted continuous higher cost of Health Care with a national average of 7 % per year to premiums and accelerating. Once this abnormality is dealt with estimates for premium increases will average approximately 3.3% per year. In ratio with the rate of living income index
Presently many of the poor are being offered the highest-priced plans in the 34 states. Of the 2,500 counties, 58% have only one or two insurance companies. Driving a higher cost to insurance. Their obstructions as well as some hospitals to have competition brought in , will delay the full benefits of Obamacare to be realized by those citizens for some time to come.
Example; Wyoming with only two insurers are significantly higher than their neighbor Montana with three insurers. Even across county lines differences can be substantial. Monroe County Fl. with two insurers, suffer greater cost compared to their neighbor Miami-Dade County, with seven companies in competition.
Rural Baker County Ga. With one insurer a 50 year old would pay on silver plan $644.05 where as his counterpart in Atlanta Ga. Pays $320.06.
Most of these low competition one insurer states are in the southern belt of our USA. In the North, Main, West Virginia, North Carolina, Alaska and N.H.
“The consumer wants some level of choice,” said Alexander K. Feldvebel, the deputy insurance commissioner for New Hampshire, where one carrier, Anthem Blue Cross, owned by WellPoint, now offers plans.“You don’t have that when you have a single carrier offering all the products.”

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#1031739 Nov 27, 2013
No 27

{Rep. Johnson GA:“It is important to note that nothing will change for those who are happy with the insurance they already have from their employer, seniors on Medicare, TRICARE or people on Medicaid.”}

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