Health care overhaul taking root in divided nation

Mar 21, 2011 Full story: The Topeka Capital-Journal 191

In this May 5, 2010, file photo, Mary and Joe Thompson stand with their children Sarah, center, Andrew, right, and Emily, front, at their home in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#1 Mar 21, 2011
I have NEVER received anything good from health insurance companies. The company I work for had to change health plans this year because of rising costs; and even so, our co-pays are now higher, as are tests and procedures.

I got a letter in the mail from this new insurance company that I would have to find another physician because the one I've been seeing for years isn't on THEIR plan.

These big insurance companies bully and boss people around and continue to raise rates to find their fancy lifestyles.

I was able to put my adult son who is working part-time back on my insurance, which has been a huge relief. As more and more people have to opt for p/t work or jobs that don't offer health insurance, there has to be something in place for them.

So, yes, I'm one of these people who have found the healthcare overhaul to be positive. I think more and more people will too as time goes on.

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#2 Mar 21, 2011
I’m very happy that President Obama got his signature piece of legislation passed and signed into law. HCR was very necessary; and this President did what no other President that tried could get accomplished. That along has made him even more historic than he already is for being the first African American President.
Robert

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Mar 21, 2011
Here is another matter that has started to receive media attention;



http://ebiblefellowship.com/may21/index.html

May God bless and have mercy on us.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#4 Mar 21, 2011
if it's SUCH a good thing, why has the administration already approved over 1,000 exemptions from it for unions and businesses?

WHY would they NEED the exemptions?
Rufus T Firefly

Stamford, CT

#5 Mar 21, 2011
There just ain't enough teats on the pig anymore for Socialist programs like Obamacare. Tough titty said the kitty when the milk ran dry.
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#7 Mar 21, 2011
Defeating Obama's bloated health care program is taking root in America.
Knox

United States

#8 Mar 21, 2011
the republicans are not doing enough on this matter.

and as long as federal employees have a different healthcare system than the rest of america, the caste system will continue.

“Dow hit 18,000 first time ever”

Since: Jun 07

Obama economics at work.

#9 Mar 21, 2011
What happened to all the enthusiasm over the repeal of Health Care Reform? Weren’t the republicans supposed to have repealed the law by now?

LOL, all the chest-thumping and celebrating a so-called lame-duck President from you idiotic right-wing tea-baggers after the 2010 elections has been proven to be a bunch of empty promises.
Not only that, but the “where are the jobs” mantra has been turned back on the very fools that were screaming it for the first 2 years of the Obama Presidency and is now biting republicans in their backsides.

And to that point, the public now see the republicans as unable to lead the way they said that they would before the 2010 election.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/20/110751/...

Health Care Reform is the law of the land; and the republicans can’t do a damn thing about it… they don’t even have the guts to try and defund it.
Responsibility

South San Francisco, CA

#10 Mar 21, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
What happened to all the enthusiasm over the repeal of Health Care Reform? Weren’t the republicans supposed to have repealed the law by now?
LOL, all the chest-thumping and celebrating a so-called lame-duck President from you idiotic right-wing tea-baggers after the 2010 elections has been proven to be a bunch of empty promises.
Not only that, but the “where are the jobs” mantra has been turned back on the very fools that were screaming it for the first 2 years of the Obama Presidency and is now biting republicans in their backsides.
And to that point, the public now see the republicans as unable to lead the way they said that they would before the 2010 election.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/20/110751/...
Health Care Reform is the law of the land; and the republicans can’t do a damn thing about it… they don’t even have the guts to try and defund it.
The teapublicants should have learned a very simple lesson ...

It is very easy to be against something, every easy to bash and smash and a heckuva lot harder to get things done - even when vacuous teapublicannot promises are made and broken.

The irony is delicious!
Responsibility

South San Francisco, CA

#11 Mar 21, 2011
TedsLiver wrote:
Defeating Obama's bloated health care program is taking root in America.
The hate seeds were sown but nothing seems to have "taken root" so perhaps those teapublicannot gardeners are busy working on those jobs, jobs, jobs. LOLL
Seth Adams

Long Beach, CA

#12 Mar 21, 2011
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
The hate seeds were sown but nothing seems to have "taken root" so perhaps those teapublicannot gardeners are busy working on those jobs, jobs, jobs. LOLL
Pelosi's healthcare transformation is vital to her mission to divide, degrade, and diminish us all. Submit, Suckers. This is only OBAMANATION now. Abandon all hope.
Pamela

AOL

#13 Mar 21, 2011
Once Obama could not get the public option, the Dems should have let health care go and moved on to creating jobs which was much more of a priority anyway. The problem is more than half of the country is on government health care, and they all like it and would like to continue being on Medicare and Medicaid and Tricare, but those health care systems are almost solely paid for by the taxpayers. Some people pay one percent of their income into Medicare while they are working, but that only funds about six months of health care. Women who don't work get Medicare too for decades after they turn 65 and pay zero for it, same as the World War II generation who has been on Medicare for decades and they paid zero into Medicare.

People want government health care, they just don't want to fund it with a national tax, they don't want to pay for it, and there is no one left to pay for all of this free government health care. People on welfare and SSI get Medicaid, it's all free to them - not only free health care but free dental care too. Someone has to pay for it.

The baby boomers money that they paid into Medicare went to the WWII generation to get Medicare, today there are not enough workers paying into medicare to give it to the baby boomers, which is why Obama took 500 billion out of Medicare, to try and keep it alive since it is now 65 TRILLION dollars in owed promises made to the baby boomers but money not collected, and the young people paying into medicare are also paying high insurance premiums, so he was trying to help them with their insurance costs by using some of the free Medicare and giving some of it to the young people who have to both fund Medicare and pay for their own health insurance.

The old tea tards love their socialism, and they want 30 years of free government medicare after they retire and do not want to fund it, really pay for it. They play the game of they paid in one percent for 30 years, which adds up to the value of one power chair, so give them and a spouse who paid nothing in 30 years of free health care. It doesn't work, which is why it has to be either means tested, only given to poor people like Medicaid is, or turned into a voucher system or funded as single payer Medicare for all. Everyone DOES want the government health care, they just are not willing to openly admit it because they think if they don't admit it they won't have to pay a national tax to fund it. The 65 trillion to pay for Medicare is not going to fall out of the sky so changes will have to be made one way or another.

I don't like Obamacare. I think he should have presented the facts about the unfunded liabilities of medicare and presented the reality of the situation to the people and offered single payer medicare as a solution to both the Medicare funding nightmare and to the free Medicaid problem which is bankrupting states. No one can get free Medicaid nor free Medicare. It all has to be funded either via a national sales tax or via single payer Medicare. It DOES have to be paid for somehow.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 Mar 21, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I’m very happy that President Obama got his signature piece of legislation passed and signed into law. HCR was very necessary; and this President did what no other President that tried could get accomplished. That along has made him even more historic than he already is for being the first African American President.
Thank you for that bit of news Mr. Putin.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#15 Mar 21, 2011
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
The hate seeds were sown but nothing seems to have "taken root" so perhaps those teapublicannot gardeners are busy working on those jobs, jobs, jobs. LOLL
They have changed the plan to Weed N' Feed........It is full of unwanted Weeds, and is Feeding only the Parms that feed Obama's political machine.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#16 Mar 21, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for that bit of news Mr. Putin.
..said Dr. Kavorkian.
David P

Long Beach, CA

#17 Mar 21, 2011
It is vital to understand that no one has less class, character, and integrity than the dwindling number of agenda mad Obama supporters.

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#18 Mar 21, 2011
tidy catz wrote:
I have NEVER received anything good from health insurance companies. The company I work for had to change health plans this year because of rising costs; and even so, our co-pays are now higher, as are tests and procedures.
I got a letter in the mail from this new insurance company that I would have to find another physician because the one I've been seeing for years isn't on THEIR plan.
These big insurance companies bully and boss people around and continue to raise rates to find their fancy lifestyles.
I was able to put my adult son who is working part-time back on my insurance, which has been a huge relief. As more and more people have to opt for p/t work or jobs that don't offer health insurance, there has to be something in place for them.
So, yes, I'm one of these people who have found the healthcare overhaul to be positive. I think more and more people will too as time goes on.
"even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then...."
yeah the plan will help a few, at the expense of the many.
That's the point!

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#19 Mar 21, 2011
I'm guessing that Commiecrat posters didn't even bother reading the story as it had very few good things, and many bad things, to say about the Healthscam law.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#20 Mar 21, 2011
David P wrote:
It is vital to understand that no one has less class, character, and integrity than the dwindling number of agenda mad Obama supporters.
President Obama is a man of class, character and integrity.
While you are a whiny, complaining, envious little boy who
spends his time on topix pretending to be intelligent.

You're a nobody.
Get over yourself already.

“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#21 Mar 21, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
What happened to all the enthusiasm over the repeal of Health Care Reform? Weren’t the republicans supposed to have repealed the law by now?
LOL, all the chest-thumping and celebrating a so-called lame-duck President from you idiotic right-wing tea-baggers after the 2010 elections has been proven to be a bunch of empty promises.
Not only that, but the “where are the jobs” mantra has been turned back on the very fools that were screaming it for the first 2 years of the Obama Presidency and is now biting republicans in their backsides.
And to that point, the public now see the republicans as unable to lead the way they said that they would before the 2010 election.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/20/110751/...
Health Care Reform is the law of the land; and the republicans can’t do a damn thing about it… they don’t even have the guts to try and defund it.
Right - With a super-majority in Congress and control of the whitehouse, It still took them over a year to get anything passed. It took a lot of special (behind closed door) deals to get it passed in it's current form.
Part of it is unconstitutional and may have to be scrapped.

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