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#156 May 24, 2014
Land Locked Doofus wrote:
<quoted text>Look at you ..... Landlocked the Gay Sailor has been nothing but friendly to you and yet you and your panties are getting all hurtful and angry here at Topix as usual.
Your handle suits you fine.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#157 May 24, 2014
Sooo wrote:
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good news. Americans recognizing a problem, rolling up their sleeves and finding solutions.
The negative regressives, the braindead and the deadweight need to get out of the way.
They don't know it, but they are not yet in the way. Their irrelevancy has not reached their brains.
Ralph

Boise, ID

#159 May 24, 2014
When they see their insurance go up and lose their doctor they will see what a catastrophe Obama care is.My premiums continue to go up and our doctor is no more even though we were promised they would go down.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#160 May 25, 2014
2. Though shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person’s argument in order to make them easier to attack.(“Straw Man Fallacy”)
Dedicated to Ralph

Example: After Jimmy said that we should put more money into health and education, Steve responded by saying that he was surprised that Jimmy hates our country so much that he wants to leave it defenseless by cutting military spending.
Ralph

Boise, ID

#161 May 25, 2014
If it is great why do 61 % of the people not want it ?

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#162 May 25, 2014
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013...

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obamacare-br...

Here are the Top-10 Obamacare promises that were broken in 2013:

1. The website is simple and user-friendly

2. "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

3. "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

4. Premiums will fall by as much as $2,500 per family

5. Obamacare won't add 'one dime to our deficits'

6. The ACA will cost around $900 billion over 10 years

7. Families making less than $250,000 won't see 'any form' of tax increase

8. The ACA will keep healthcare costs down.

9. You have a deadline and a mandate.

10. Sure, the national exchange is glitchy, but the state sites are working great.

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#163 May 25, 2014
Barb

Alamogordo, NM

#164 May 26, 2014
Ralph wrote:
When they see their insurance go up and lose their doctor they will see what a catastrophe Obama care is.My premiums continue to go up and our doctor is no more even though we were promised they would go down.
Yet mine's gone down by almost $100 a month you dimwit !!!
Ralph

Boise, ID

#165 May 26, 2014
What insurance do you have?

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#166 May 26, 2014
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/26/me...

Medicaid surge triggers cost concerns for states.

From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.

That's likely to revive the debate about how federal decisions can saddle states with unanticipated expenses.

Before President Obama's law expanded Medicaid eligibility, millions of people who were already entitled to its safety-net coverage were not enrolled. Those same people are now signing up in unexpectedly high numbers, partly because of publicity about getting insured under the law.

For states red or blue, the catch is that they must use more of their own money to cover this particular group.

In California, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's recent budget projected an additional $1.2 billion spending on Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, due in part to surging numbers. State officials say about 300,000 more already-eligible Californians are expected to enroll than was estimated last fall.

"Our policy goal is to get people covered, so in that sense it's a success," said state legislator Richard Pan, a Democrat who heads the California State Assembly's health committee. "We are going to have to deal with how to support the success."

Online exchanges that offer subsidized private insurance are just one part of the health care law's push to expand coverage. The other part is Medicaid, and it has two components.

First, the law allows states to expand Medicaid eligibility to people with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line, about $16,100 for an individual. Washington pays the entire cost for that group through 2016, gradually phasing down to a 90 percent share. About half the states have accepted the offer to expand coverage in this way.

But whether or not a state expands Medicaid, all states are on the hook for a significantly bigger share of costs when it comes to people who were Medicaid-eligible under previous law. The federal government's share for this group averages about 60 percent nationally. In California, it's about a 50-50 split, so for each previously eligible resident who signs up, the state has to pony up half the cost.

There could be many reasons why people didn't sign up in the past.

They may have simply been unaware. Some may not have needed coverage. Others see a social stigma attached to the program for those with the lowest incomes. But now virtually everyone in the country is required to have coverage or risk fines. That's more motivation to come forward.

"It's not a bad thing that we are opening a door that should have been open before," said Judy Solomon of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for the poor.

The budget consequences are real.

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#167 May 26, 2014
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"Clearly we are going to need to do our best to make sure we are working within the budget we are given," said Deidre Gifford, Rhode Island's Medicaid director.

States always expected that some previously eligible people would sign up, but Gifford said her state enrolled 5,000 to 6,000 more than it had projected.

In Washington state, people who were previously eligible represent about one-third of new Medicaid enrollments, roughly 165,000 out of a total of nearly 483,000. But state officials say they are treating that as a preliminary number, and the true net increase may be lower once they factor in people who drop out of the program for a host of reasons, such as getting a job with coverage.

Governors in California, Rhode Island, and Washington all strongly supported the health care law. Their outreach campaigns to promote sign-ups overall probably contributed to drawing out uninsured residents who already were entitled to Medicaid.

But researchers also are seeing increased Medicaid enrollment in states that have resisted the health care law.

A recent report from the market research firm Avalere Health found Georgia enrollment increased by nearly 6 percent. Montana saw a 10 percent rise and South Carolina 5 percent. A big exception is Texas, which has barely seen any increase.

"Anyone who didn't budget for this is going to be behind the eight ball," said Avalere CEO Dan Mendelson. "It's the kind of thing governors will want to discuss with the White House."

When the health care law was being debated in Congress, many states recognized they might face a problem if droves of already-eligible people joined Medicaid. States lobbied federal lawmakers -- unsuccessfully -- to get more money for that group, said Ray Scheppach, the former top staffer for the National Governors Association.

"States are concerned about this," he said. "It's something they had been worried about right along."

I do feel that all Americans (Not Illegals) should have basic health care provided by the Government that is payed by your taxes, and that there should be walk in clinics manned 24 hours by a doctor and a nurse, There are solutions better than Obamacare, But Washington politics are broken by both sides and a President who cannot lead.
Ralph

Boise, ID

#168 May 26, 2014
Barb wrote:
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Yet mine's gone down by almost $100 a month you dimwit !!!
I must have missed your answer so I'll ask again. What insurance do you have?
Tony Betterton

Rio Rancho, NM

#169 May 26, 2014
I hope both Ralph and LLS have to pay a fortune for their medical care. Their both whiners and complainers. And, if he is really a sailor LLS has either tricameral or VA. What's his Problem? Ralph on the other hand is a miserable b.tthole , who if he is really a retired prison guard has medical benefits , or at the very least, Medicare.......Screw both of you for complaining about this crap on Memorial Day! be grateful for what you have, because of those who died defending your sorry a......
wtf

Alamogordo, NM

#170 May 26, 2014
Tony Betterton wrote:
I hope both Ralph and LLS have to pay a fortune for their medical care. Their both whiners and complainers. And, if he is really a sailor LLS has either tricameral or VA. What's his Problem? Ralph on the other hand is a miserable b.tthole , who if he is really a retired prison guard has medical benefits , or at the very least, Medicare.......Screw both of you for complaining about this crap on Memorial Day! be grateful for what you have, because of those who died defending your sorry a......
is tricameral? Don't you mean TRICARE?
Tony Betterton

Rio Rancho, NM

#171 May 27, 2014
Yes I did.
Ralph

Boise, ID

#172 May 27, 2014
Tony Betterton wrote:
I hope both Ralph and LLS have to pay a fortune for their medical care. Their both whiners and complainers. And, if he is really a sailor LLS has either tricameral or VA. What's his Problem? Ralph on the other hand is a miserable b.tthole , who if he is really a retired prison guard has medical benefits , or at the very least, Medicare.......Screw both of you for complaining about this crap on Memorial Day! be grateful for what you have, because of those who died defending your sorry a......
What a bitter little person you are, I only have what I have paid for. Why are you so against correctional officers? We served in a job that most couldn't do, are your feelings the same for service men and women? They also volunteer to serve their country and fellow citizens in a job that most do not want. What have you done in your life to make the world a better place?
flap

Alamogordo, NM

#173 May 27, 2014
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text> What a bitter little person you are, I only have what I have paid for. Why are you so against correctional officers? We served in a job that most couldn't do, are your feelings the same for service men and women? They also volunteer to serve their country and fellow citizens in a job that most do not want. What have you done in your life to make the world a better place?
his lips!
Tony Betterton

United States

#174 May 27, 2014
I enlisted in the U.S. Army and volunteered to serve in Vietnam. 29 years later I returned and smuggled out information regarding human rights abuses directed at the indigenous peoples of Vietnam,....so screw you. You are still a whiner and a complainer and a miserable hater.
Sure

Alamogordo, NM

#175 May 27, 2014
Tony Betterton wrote:
I enlisted in the U.S. Army and volunteered to serve in Vietnam. 29 years later I returned and smuggled out information regarding human rights abuses directed at the indigenous peoples of Vietnam,....so screw you. You are still a whiner and a complainer and a miserable hater.
you did!
Tony Betterton

Las Vegas, NV

#176 May 27, 2014
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