Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33828 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #2:“[T]hat means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.”[6]

Reality: Many Americans might not be able to keep their current doctor without paying extra.

Many plans offered on Obamacare’s exchanges have very limited provider networks, decreasing the chances consumers will be able to keep their current doctor without paying more money.[7] Furthermore, many Americans who purchase coverage on their own have had their existing health plans changed or canceled due to Obamacare, resulting in some people being unable to keep their current doctors without paying additional money to do so.

Due to the significant payment reductions included in Obamacare, seniors with Medicare Advantage plans may be forced to find new doctors. The largest provider of these plans, UnitedHealth, has recently reduced its provider networks in several states

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33829 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #3:“In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”[9]

Reality: Premiums for people purchasing coverage in the individual market have significantly increased in a majority of states.

A Heritage analysis shows that, on average, consumers in 42 states will see their premiums in the exchanges increase, many by over 100 percent.[10]

For people with employer-sponsored coverage, costs also continue to increase. For families, premiums from 2009 to 2013 have increased by an average of $2,976.[11]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33830 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #4:“[F]or the 85 and 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened. And their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better and more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”[12]

Reality: Obamacare imposes certain new benefit mandates on those with employer-sponsored coverage—a majority of Americans.

These mandates increase the cost of coverage. In fact, federal regulations written in 2010 assumed “that the increases in insurance benefits will be directly passed on to the consumer in the form of higher premiums. These assumptions bias the estimates of premium changes upward.”[13]

But higher premiums not only cost people more money; they have other impacts on coverage as well. For instance, as a response to the direct cost increases associated with Obamacare, UPS dropped coverage for spouses of employees if they are offered coverage through their own employers.[14]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33831 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #5:“Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”[15]

Reality: Obamacare contains 18 separate tax hikes, fees, and penalties, many of which heavily impact the middle class.

Altogether, Obamacare’s taxes and penalties will accumulate over $770 billion in new revenue over a 10-year period.[16] Among the taxes that will hit the middle class are the individual mandate tax, the medical device tax, and new penalties and limits on health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.[17]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33832 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #6:“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.”[18]

Reality: Obamacare’s new spending is unsustainable.

Obamacare was passed into law relying on a wide variety of unrealistic budget projections. A more realistic assessment reveals that it will be a multi-trillion-dollar budget buster. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated the cost of Obamacare over the long term if certain cost-containment measures were overridden. Under that alternative scenario, which assumes that “historical trends and policy preferences continue,” the GAO found that Obamacare would increase the primary deficit by 0.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).[19]

Senator Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and the Senate Budget Committee staff, who commissioned the GAO report, translated the 75-year percentage estimate into today’s dollar amount, which would be $6.2 trillion over the next 75 years.[20]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33833 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #7:“[W]hatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill.”[21]

Reality: Health spending is still rising and is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8 percent from 2012 to 2022.[22]

While growth in health spending has been slower recently compared to the past, that is largely due to the sluggish economic recovery. Indeed, Obamacare’s new entitlements will help drive greater health spending in 2014 and beyond.[23]
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33834 Jan 5, 2014
General Robert E Lee wrote:
Ten Broken Obamacare Promises
Promise #1:“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”[2]
Reality: Millions of Americans have lost and will lose their coverage due to Obamacare.
Obamacare has significantly disrupted the market for those who buy coverage on their own by imposing new coverage and benefit mandates, causing a reported 4.7 million health insurance cancelations of an existing policy in 32 states.[3]
For those with employer-sponsored insurance in the group market, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 7 million fewer people will have employment-based insurance by 2018.[4]
Moreover, the Administration itself has admitted that employers would not keep their existing health plans. Federal regulations written in 2010 estimated that 51 percent of small and large employers would lose their “grandfathered status” by 2013—meaning a majority of employers would not keep their existing health plans.[5]
So, how does the Republican plan address these issues? In what way does the Republican proposal intend to address the problems American citizens have with the current health-care insurance status-quo?

Oh wait! There ISN"T a Republican plan. You're just griping, not actually solving anything. I see.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33835 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #8:“I will protect Medicare.”[24]

Reality: Obamacare cuts Medicare spending.

Obamacare makes unprecedented and unrealistic payment reductions to Medicare providers and Medicare Advantage plans in order to finance the new spending in the law. The cuts amount to over $700 billion from 2013 to 2022.[25] If Congress allows these draconian reductions to take place, it will significantly impact seniors’ ability to access care.[26]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33836 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #9:“I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American.”[27]

Reality: Millions of Americans will remain uninsured.

Despite spending nearly $1.8 trillion in new spending from 2014 to 2023, the law falls far short of universal coverage. Indeed, Obamacare is projected by the CBO to leave 31 million uninsured after a decade of full implementation.[28]

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33837 Jan 5, 2014
Promise #10:“So this law means more choice, more competition, lower costs for millions of Americans.”[29]

Reality: Obamacare has not increased insurer competition or consumer choice.

In the vast majority of states, the number of insurers competing in the state’s exchange is actually less than the number of carriers that previously sold individual market policies in the state.[30] And at the local level, for 35 percent of the nation’s counties, exchange enrollees will have a choice of plans from only two insurers—a duopoly. In 17 percent of counties, consumers will have no choice—a monopoly—as only one carrier is offering coverage in the exchange.[31]
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33838 Jan 5, 2014
By the way, your post is a direct cut-and-paste from the Heritage Foundation.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013...

What do we know about the Heritage Foundation? Here is it's funding:

Funding

According to Media Transparency, the Heritage Foundation received $61,944,537 in foundation grants from organizations such as: the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.
Heritage has received donations from the East Asian nations of South Korea and Taiwan; SourceWatch reports that in 1988 Korean intelligence discovered that Heritage received $2.2 million from the South Korean National Assembly during the 1980's. Although Heritage denies this claim, they do admit to receiving a $400,000 grant from the Korean conglomerate Samsung.
The Korea Foundation, a conduit of the Korean government, has also donated almost $1 million to Heritage in the past three years

Oh - Wait! The KOCH Brothers make an appearance! Not only are they the Koch Charitable Foundation, they ARE the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, amongst others on the list.

You don't even know that you're just a another tool of their personal propaganda machine.

How gullible and sad.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33839 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how does the Republican plan address these issues? In what way does the Republican proposal intend to address the problems American citizens have with the current health-care insurance status-quo?
Oh wait! There ISN"T a Republican plan. You're just griping, not actually solving anything. I see.
Republican Plan = step one, end nobamanocare. Should step one fail, let the democrats kill it on their own.

Now back to the broken promises, why are the promises to the people being broken?

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33840 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
By the way, your post is a direct cut-and-paste from the Heritage Foundation.
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013...
What do we know about the Heritage Foundation? Here is it's funding:
Funding
According to Media Transparency, the Heritage Foundation received $61,944,537 in foundation grants from organizations such as: the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.
Heritage has received donations from the East Asian nations of South Korea and Taiwan; SourceWatch reports that in 1988 Korean intelligence discovered that Heritage received $2.2 million from the South Korean National Assembly during the 1980's. Although Heritage denies this claim, they do admit to receiving a $400,000 grant from the Korean conglomerate Samsung.
The Korea Foundation, a conduit of the Korean government, has also donated almost $1 million to Heritage in the past three years
Oh - Wait! The KOCH Brothers make an appearance! Not only are they the Koch Charitable Foundation, they ARE the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, amongst others on the list.
You don't even know that you're just a another tool of their personal propaganda machine.
How gullible and sad.
What is gullible and said is voting for nobama, twice.

Now, the promises posted, were broken, through no fault of The Heritage Foundation or any other source I might use.. Even you should be smart enough to admit that nobamanocare is bad law.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33841 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
By the way, your post is a direct cut-and-paste from the Heritage Foundation.
So? That doesn't change the fact of the (at least) 10 broken promises nobama made to the American People. The way he sold this law was nothing more than a bait and switch, and it is sad that so many gullible people fell for it, twice.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#33842 Jan 5, 2014
I get it.

You don't like Obama.

You have no plan. The republicans have no plan.

Paid, distorted, propaganda agrees with what you want to hear, so you buy into it lock, stock, and barrel. You don't care about addressing what makes sense OR coming up with alternate solutions, you're just ANTI.

Got it. Pathetic.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33843 Jan 5, 2014
ChicknButt wrote:
I get it.
You don't like Obama.
You have no plan. The republicans have no plan.
Paid, distorted, propaganda agrees with what you want to hear, so you buy into it lock, stock, and barrel. You don't care about addressing what makes sense OR coming up with alternate solutions, you're just ANTI.
Got it. Pathetic.
You got nothing. I am addressing what does not make sense. Obamacare does not make sense. While there are a couple of good reforms in it, this law does little else to address the real issue of providing healthcare insurance for all. Unless the goal all along is to get this to an entitlement. Now, you're right, I don't like Obama as President. I don't like liars as President. I don't like this ACA law. I don't go along with bait and switch sales tactics.

I'll even give you one of the things that makes the least amount of sense with this law. Maybe you can shed some light on this one item.

Obamacare legislators and the CBO have admitted they need the young to get in the game. This law states that the young can remain on their parents policies until they are 26 years old.

Here is another one, virtually the same number will remain uninsured as before the law, as after the law.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33844 Jan 5, 2014
Forget 'Keep Your Plan' And The Website, Obamacare Taxes Are Worse.

Taxes and fees abound, and when it comes out of your pocket, it matters little whether a tax or fee label is applied. In 2014, Americans must dig deeper for the health care they need in ways that don’t meet the eye.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2014/0...

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#33845 Jan 5, 2014
Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free.

So which is the path to prosperity and happiness–freedom or force? Remember that force is aimed at preventing you from acting on your rational judgment.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2...
R E Lee was a loser

Downey, CA

#33846 Jan 5, 2014
Hey sponge boy!

15 out of the last 19 posts!!

Get a life- nobody cares what you have to say. Racist little piggy boy.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#33847 Jan 5, 2014
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see. You are using Libroid Whine #8. rotfl You stupid libroids are ALL ALIKE. Conservatives can "make book" on the excuses you ignorant libroids throw out. It's very entertaining.
You republicantoids are the funnest part of Columbus Topix. You sit in your little seat and steam more and more as time goes by. It's a real delite to see folks like you get all worked up and more and more as Obama continues to RULE over you. Go see mitt and sit on his greedy corrupt lap with a big box of kleenex and cry on each others shoulder. Your party is history for another 3 years so get over it and accept the fact that your friggin little bush great-grandson to the biggest devil worshipper (Crowley) of England is the reason you are where you are now!

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