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Whatever

Columbus, IN

#1107864 Apr 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>Saved the tax payers a bunch of money.:-)
Wait till they get sued.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1107865 Apr 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you want my state, and others like Minnesota, to pay for it? We're already donor states.
The ACA is funded through a series of taxes & fees.

It is not state based.

Talk to your red state buddies & tell them to man up.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1107866 Apr 1, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Obama's buddy is a evil rich white guy....
"Facebook CEO reaps $3.3B gain from stock options"
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/facebook-ceo-reaps-...
...and he's Jewish. Where are all the antisemitic boobs here on Topix? Shouldn't they be complaining?

oops, I forgot. He's a buddy to the Magic Negro.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1107868 Apr 1, 2014
Coburn-Burr-Hatch retains some popular Obamacare provisions

CBH would repeal Obamacare, and replace it with a set of more market-oriented reforms. One key point right at the start: the authors “believe our proposal is roughly budget neutral over a decade.” That is to say, for all the reconfiguring it does to the health-care system, it doesn’t substantially reduce the deficit. It may modestly reduce the amount of federal spending and taxation. The Senate trio aims to have their proposal fiscally scored by an outside group of economists, most likely Doug Holtz-Eakin’s Center for Health and Economy.

While the plan would repeal Obamacare, it would preserve some of the law’s most popular features, such as its ban on lifetime limits on insurer payouts, and its requirement that insurers cover adult children younger than 27. It would replace Obamacare’s premium hike on young people, known as age-based community rating, with a more traditional 5:1 rating band.

It wouldn’t maintain Obamacare’s individual mandate, nor its requirement that insurers offer coverage to everyone regardless of pre-existing health conditions. Instead, the plan would require insurers to make offers to everyone who has maintained “continuous coverage,” while aiding states in restoring the high-risk pools that served those who insurers won’t otherwise cover. Subsidy-eligible individuals who failed to sign up for a plan would be auto-enrolled in one priced at the same level as the subsidy for which they qualified.

The proposal would do some things highly popular on the right. It would encourage medical malpractice reform by “adopting or incentivizing states to adopt a range of solutions to tackle the problem of junk lawsuits and defensive medicine.” It would strive to expand price transparency and the supply of physicians.

Means-tested tax credits for the uninsured, funded by the employer tax exclusion

Most importantly, the CBH plan would make substantial changes to the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored coverage, in order to fund subsidies for the uninsured.“Our proposal caps the tax exclusion for employee’s health coverage at 65 percent of an average plan’s cost” today, and then grows the cap at the rate of the Consumer Price Index—a common measure of inflation—plus one percent (CPI+1%).

The revenues gained from this change would then be used to offer tax credits for the uninsured, so long as their incomes were below 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Importantly, the subsidies are structured on a sliding scale so that those at 300% FPL get a smaller subsidy than those below 200% FPL. In addition, the subsidies increase as you get older; an individual aged 18-34 would get a subsidy of $1,560, whereas one aged 50-64 would get $3,720: 2.4 times what the young’uns get. The size of the subsidies would grow, again, at CPI+1%.(Obamacare offers subsidies to those below 400% of FPL.)

Patient CARE Act subsidies

This is a substantial improvement from previous “repeal and replace” plans, that offered a uniform tax credit to every American, regardless of their prior health or wealth. The CBH plan aims to let younger pay lower premiums, but subsidize those premiums at a lower level. Similarly, the subsidy level is means-tested. This is a much fairer approach, though it will run into trouble in certain states, like New York, that require insurers to charge identical rates to the young and the old, because the young will be under-subsidized (and the old over-subsidized) in that situation.

This structure, though described as a “repeal and replace” plan, is remarkably similar to the one that Obamacare uses. What are the key differences? The CBH plan would grow its subsidies and tax exclusion cap at a higher rate than Obamacare does—CPI+1% vs. CPI+0% for Obamacare. That means the CBH plan would spend more on subsidies, and recoup less in revenues, than Obamacare does.
Whatever

Columbus, IN

#1107869 Apr 1, 2014
Dumb baggers think they can shoot people just cause the nuts in power allow them to carry guns.
Wait till the civil court cases start piling up on these cowgirls.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1107870 Apr 1, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
MOSTLY FALSE given the current figures from the CBO. The article is using the initial numbers given to the CBO by Dems which are no longer valid
CBO and JCT Estimate That the Coverage Provisions of the ACA Will Have a Net Cost to the Federal Government of $1.5 Trillion Over the 2015–2024 Period
http://cbo.gov/publication/45159
From your link:

"Those estimates address only the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA; they do not constitute all of the act’s budgetary effects. Many other provisions, on net, are projected to reduce budget deficits. Considering all of the coverage provisions and the other provisions together, CBO and JCT estimated in July 2012 (the most recent comprehensive estimates) that the total effect of the ACA would be to reduce federal deficits"

Got it yet?
Whatever

Columbus, IN

#1107871 Apr 1, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>MOSTLY FALSE given the current figures from the CBO. The article is using the initial numbers given to the CBO by Dems which are no longer valid

CBO and JCT Estimate That the Coverage Provisions of the ACA Will Have a Net Cost to the Federal Government of $1.5 Trillion Over the 2015–2024 Period

http://cbo.gov/publication/45159
The dumb hillbilly beitch will repost this a hundred times. No matter how far you shove the truth up her fat azz she will parrot her talking points.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1107872 Apr 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>not really. something being done means there was actually some results.
it would figure that you consider bloviating and blustering and actually accomplishing nothing counts as doing something....
but that is all you do here, bluster, bloviate, bullshit, and you show nothing.
Don't get too cocky. Shortly Ghost will pull out one of his socks and be after you again.

What did you do to him?
Whatever

Columbus, IN

#1107873 Apr 1, 2014
The Nebraska Kkkhunt is causing trouble then reporting to the mods.

Let's see how much she wants to be on topix. Hee hee
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1107874 Apr 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
I was thinking of moving to that liberal paradise in Hawaii.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/25/home...
They've been doing this for a while since states were sending their homeless here.

Sad really. The increase in homelessness started when bushie boy was president.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#1107875 Apr 1, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!
Poor guy was probably frustrated with his new health insurance policy.
you really have to get your chronology straight before you post bullshit stories... this happened in 1990, so a tad early for the ACA...

and here is the real story, quite abit different from the crap you were suckered into believing.

On 3 February 1990, David Zaback attempted to hold up H&J Leather & Firearms Ltd., a gun shop located in Renton Highlands near Seattle, Washington. About 4:40 p.m. that day, he entered the crowded shop and announced his intention to rob it by
telling everyone to put their hands on the counter and saying if anybody moved, he'd kill them. He then spotted a uniformed policeman having coffee with Wendall Woodall, the shop's owner. What happened next is less than clear in terms of who shot first, but there was an exchange of gunfire between David Zaback, the would-be robber; Timothy Lally, an 18-year veteran of the King County police force; and Danny Morris, one of the shop's clerks.

Zaback, who had fired three times, was shot three times in the chest and once in the arm. He died in the hospital about four hours after the shooting. No one else was injured during the incident, and no charges were subsequently laid against Lally or Morris.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1107876 Apr 1, 2014
Medicare Spending and Financing Fact Sheet
Nov 14, 2012

Overview of Medicare Spending
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for over 50 million elderly and disabled Americans, helps to pay for hospital and physician visits, prescription drugs, and other acute and post-acute services. In 2012, spending on Medicare accounted for 16% of the federal budget. Medicare also plays a major role in the health care system, accounting for 21% of total national health care spending in 2012, 28% of spending on hospital care, and 24% of spending on physician services.

Medicare benefit payments are expected to total $536 billion in 2012; roughly two-thirds is for Part A (Hospital Insurance, or HI), and Part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance, or SMI) services. More than 20% is for Part C, Medicare Advantage private health plans covering all Part A and B benefits, and 10% is for the Part D drug benefit (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Medicare Benefit Payments By Type of Service, 2012
Figure 1. Medicare Benefit Payments By Type of Service, 2012
Medicare spending per beneficiary is highly skewed, with the top 10% of beneficiaries in traditional Medicare accounting for 57% of total Medicare spending in 2009—on a per capita basis, more than five times greater than the average across all beneficiaries in traditional Medicare ($55,763 vs.$9,702).

Medicare Spending Growth
Total Medicare spending is projected to nearly double from $592 billion in 2013 to $1.1 trillion in 2023 due to growth in the Medicare population and sustained increases in health care costs (CBO, February 2013). The growth in health spending, which affects all payers, is influenced by increasing volume and use of services, new technologies, and increasing prices.

Medicare spending is projected to represent a growing share of the economy, the federal budget, and the nation’s total health spending. Between 2012 and 2023, Medicare’s share of the federal budget is projected to increase from 15.6% to 18.2%, while Medicare spending as a share of GDP is projected to grow from 3.5% to 4.1%(without taking into account additional spending that is likely to occur to avoid reductions in physician fees scheduled under current law). Yet on a per capita basis, Medicare spending is projected to grow at a slower rate than private health insurance spending over the next decade (3.6% vs. 5.0%), and slower than it did in the past decade
Whatever

Columbus, IN

#1107878 Apr 1, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>...and he's Jewish. Where are all the antisemitic boobs here on Topix? Shouldn't they be complaining?

oops, I forgot. He's a buddy to the Magic Negro.
Morning little old diaper clad azzhole.
Whatever

Columbus, IN

#1107879 Apr 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>From your link:

"Those estimates address only the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA; they do not constitute all of the actÂ’s budgetary effects. Many other provisions, on net, are projected to reduce budget deficits. Considering all of the coverage provisions and the other provisions together, CBO and JCT estimated in July 2012 (the most recent comprehensive estimates) that the total effect of the ACA would be to reduce federal deficits"

Got it yet?
Nope. Try it another thousand times. My head is like fkn concrete.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1107880 Apr 1, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
MOSTLY FALSE given the current figures from the CBO. The article is using the initial numbers given to the CBO by Dems which are no longer valid
CBO and JCT Estimate That the Coverage Provisions of the ACA Will Have a Net Cost to the Federal Government of $1.5 Trillion Over the 2015–2024 Period
http://cbo.gov/publication/45159
i'm just going to leave you with your cherry picking. as we've all seen from you nutjobs on more than one occasion, the more you're proven wrong the more you think you're right.

and that would be the Rush Limbaugh Syndrome.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1107881 Apr 1, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Nothing to see here...
"leveland Clinic CEO: Three-Quarters Of Americans Who Signed Up For Obamacare Now Have Higher Premiums"
http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2014/03/31/clev...
"It is NOT a tax"

------ The Magic Negro

"It IS a tax"

--- The SCOTUS

Magic Negro - Liar Of The Year, Liar Of The Century

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#1107882 Apr 1, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't get too cocky. Shortly Ghost will pull out one of his socks and be after you again.
What did you do to him?
why would i get cocky about showing your posts to be crap? that is just standard shit any third grader could do...

is that ghost, or dem, or the debil? who cares? there are lots of perverts on these sites making idiots of themselves..

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1107883 Apr 1, 2014
The 2010 Health Reform Law and Medicare Spending
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 includes $716 billion in net Medicare spending reductions over the next ten years (2013-2022), reducing annual payment updates to hospitals and other providers and payments to Medicare Advantage plans. The law also includes several payment and delivery system reforms designed to reduce costs and improve quality of patient care, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), medical homes, bundled payments, and value-based purchasing initiatives. The ACA also authorized a new Independent Payment Advisory Board to recommend Medicare spending reductions to Congress if projected spending growth exceeds target levels (see below). In addition, the law increases the Medicare Part A payroll tax rate on earnings for higher-income people and increases Part B and Part D premiums for higher-income beneficiaries.

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)
The Independent Payment Advisory Board, authorized by the ACA, is a new approach to controlling Medicare spending. The Board is to consist of 15 full-time members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate; to date, however, no members have been appointed. IPAB is required to propose spending reductions if the 5-year average growth rate in Medicare per capita spending is projected to exceed the per capita target growth rate, based on inflation (2015-2019) or growth in the economy (2020 and beyond). The ACA required the IPAB process to begin in 2013, but CBO estimated that spending reductions will not be triggered for several years because Medicare spending growth is expected to be below the target growth rate each year through 2022.

The Board is prohibited from making recommendations to ration care, change Medicare benefits or eligibility, or increase taxes or beneficiary premiums or cost sharing. The recommendations made by IPAB move to the Congress for fast-track consideration. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to implement the Board’s recommendations unless Congress adopts alternative proposals that produce equivalent savings.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1107884 Apr 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The ACA is funded through a series of taxes & fees.
It is not state based.
Talk to your red state buddies & tell them to man up.
Dave, Obamacare only pays for two years of the expanded Medicaid then it becomes state funded.

You have no clue what the law says and what it costs.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1107885 Apr 1, 2014
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
So Dumb Dave is leo and Dupont.
Ghost is yeah, Carol, dem, Gramri, Domic etc
There, I think I have straighten out the sock drawer
lol! It certainly is amazing how you have to make things up in order to lose credibility son.

But clearly you're experienced in that area.

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