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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:
<quoted text>
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.

Since: Dec 08

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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.”}

Since: Dec 08

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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.”}

Since: Dec 08

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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....”}

Since: Dec 08

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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.”}

Since: Dec 08

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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.”}

Since: Dec 08

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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

Since: Dec 08

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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.”}

Since: Dec 08

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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.”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#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.”}

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1031740 Nov 27, 2013
No 28

{Rep. Kaptur:“The goal is to try to get you into a plan that you pick, where you feel you have very carefully monitored care, that you participate in, so nobody’s left out, nobody’s rejected and you have choices. That sounds like a much better system than we have today for so many people. If you like what you have, you keep it…”}
Frank

Spokane, WA

#1031741 Nov 27, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
Why cant the tea party and the repuglickans get over the fact the ACA is the law of the land!
Why can't Democrats get over the fact that a republican President freed the slaves a hundred and fifty years ago. Until the Republicans repealed the Dred Scott decision of The U S supreme Court,it was the 'law of the land'. Jim Crow laws were the 'law of the land' in predominately Democrat states in the early part of the twentieth century until the Eisenhower's Supreme Court declared that unconstitutional. Of course none of this is relevant today since Obama doesn't agree with the Constitution.

Since: Dec 08

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#1031742 Nov 27, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
trolls are out in force tonight posting to each other.
LOL
{Rep. Kennedy:“If you have job-based health insurance you like, it is not necessary to change your plan. You may be able to change to Marketplace coverage if you prefer. Any job-based health plan you currently have qualifies as minimum essential coverage.”}

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1031743 Nov 27, 2013
No 30

{Rep. Langevin:“Keep your doctor, and your current plan, if you like them.”}

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1031744 Nov 27, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
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.”
No 31

{Rep. Larsen WA:“This bill will give the power back to the American consumer. It preserves choice and creates competition in the insurance market. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you change jobs, you can keep your coverage.”}
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1031745 Nov 27, 2013
Personnel Health Care rose in the last 12 months ending in May at the SLOWEST rate in 50 years! Hospitals and nursing homes services DECLINED!
Personnel consumption spending rose by 1.1%. Hospitals readmissions DROPED from the average 19% to 17.9%! Due to the passage of the Obama Health Care Laws.
Industry analyst show a DECREASE in the overall cost of Health Care. In May 2013 the CBO {Congressional Budget Office} reported a $618 BILLION drop in their projected Medicare and Medicaid cost over the next decade. Department of Health and Human Services reports 3% increase to the employers Health Care Insurance. LOWEST increase since 1996!
Jobs in industries that did not provide Health Insurance, such as restaurants, saw their sales and employment rise more than any other retail industry since the Obamacare Law passed. Restaurants grew in employment by 11% with their retail sales growing at 17%. Employees hours grew by 3%. Data has been confirmed as it is being Nationally Conclusive through out all sectors of our economy.
Helen Darling, CEO for the National Business Group On Health, the bulwark of criticism of Obamacare, with tongue in cheek states “The good news is that increased customers means that the economy continues to be the primary driver of employment” as she furiously back pedals out of sight mumbling “Americans are felling better about the economy so are eating out more, compared to the Great Recession. This is good news for the country but this doesn’t mean we don’t need to actively control Health Care Cost or we can relax”..?? Not actively control Health Care Cost?? She is still in denial. Another one that lacks comprehension abilities, from the Right Wing Darlings.
Obamacare Sounds good to me. Universal Health Care would be an ideal goal for even greater Health Care savings.
Obamacare penalized Hospitals that readmitted Medicare patients that returned before 30 days. Changing the billings from per procedure sharing in savings from duplicating procedures tests and unnecessary procedures that would reduce their allotment of funds if not done so. Obamacare goes further with provisions to foster coordinated care reduction, reducing preventable health complications during hospitalization. Promote adoption of up to date health information technologies.
Consider that the full Obamacare has yet to flex its even greater savings of Health Care Cost , when it begins to go into effect October 2013 and supported on January first of 2014.
So much for the HYPER Foxy Opinioned propaganda.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1031746 Nov 27, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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.”}
all scumbags reading from the same script...including black scumbag Hastings who was impeached and removed from office as a federal judge by Congress...and has plantation voters stupid enough to send a crook to Congress...

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