Federal law will mean higher health-i...

Federal law will mean higher health-insurance rates for many in Mass.

There are 50 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Nov 18, 2010, titled Federal law will mean higher health-insurance rates for many in Mass.. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Massachusetts' landmark 2006 health-care law required the state to offer limited-benefit plans for young adults on its insurance exchange, but those plans will be eliminated in 2014 because of the new federal health-care reform law, The Sun has learned.

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only dracut being dracut

Quincy, MA

#1 Nov 18, 2010
remember sheeple, nikki takes full responsibilty for this.
be sure to call and thank her. commies.
Mr Garrison

Lowell, MA

#3 Nov 18, 2010
THIS IS A LIE!!!! The Dems told me that my rates wouldn't go up.
F N Hadit

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
Good work folks, "just vote for it! We can read it later!". Thanks for playing follow the leader, you brainless liberal twit! If half you morons READ this thing, you wouldn't have voted for it! Tsongas, you are a complete nitwit.
Man up

Medway, MA

#5 Nov 18, 2010
OK, prices are going up. That means I have to work more, work harder, or work smarter. I can do all three.
Chillary Rodham Clinton

Tyngsboro, MA

#6 Nov 18, 2010
How do you like this all you ignorant, arrogant, massholes? We are going to continue to screw you because you let us! Oh, now, now, don't going crying to the tea party to save your stupid arses; just keep voting for the big "D".
only dracut being dracut

Quincy, MA

#7 Nov 18, 2010
we lost a seat in washington due to the number drop in the last census. hopefully nikki will be out of a job in 2011. it will be a dogfight over redistricting, and she won't survive.
Obama

Cambridge, MA

#8 Nov 18, 2010
Thanks Obama for jamming this down our throats.
whathell

Denver, CO

#9 Nov 18, 2010
Her husband, the late Paul Tsongas, is rolling in his grave. He was a Dem, but he was also the man who said during the primaries against Clinton that he "wasn't running for Santa Claus". I never forgot that.

Niki is such a dummass. Here she is trying to defend ObamaCare at a Town Hall in Aug.'09.

Transcript:

CONSTITUENT: My question to you, Congresswoman Tsongas, is that if this is such a great plan, why did you opt out of it when you took the vote [loud applause, standing ovation]?

TSONGAS: People often say why don’t the American people have what those of us in Congress have.[Audience erupts] Let me explain what I have. Let me explain what I have. What I have is a tremendous array — you know, last year when I went to a discussion — what I have is a tremendous array of choices. And I made a choice based on what I was willing to pay for and what made sense in terms of coverage for me and my family.[Audience shouts out: "We want choice! We want choice!] This is essentially what we are creating for the American people. We are creating greater choice.

[Smattering of applause overwhelmed by boos.]

EPIC FAIL.
youve had it alright

Lowell, MA

#10 Nov 18, 2010
F N Hadit wrote:
Good work folks, "just vote for it! We can read it later!". Thanks for playing follow the leader, you brainless liberal twit! If half you morons READ this thing, you wouldn't have voted for it! Tsongas, you are a complete nitwit.
And I assume you read it?
Citizen

Westford, MA

#11 Nov 18, 2010
The rates are going up for citizens only. Non-citizens need not worry.
Things will increase

Leominster, MA

#13 Nov 18, 2010
Well who didn't predict this one? I'm just sick to my stomach with whats going on.

I just heard from someone who just got out of a meeting who works for a medical company.

They said it was about medicare and the rules the new rules if you have congestive heart failure or a heart attack or pneumonia they wont pay the hospital.

Now if what she said was true so much for pre-existing conditions. What next? what next?

Who doesn't have a family member with a heart condition? I don't know many that don't.

Most elderly & 50 & up have these conditions or will have them. People people we are being hung out to dry.

The other countries r laughing at us hoping we will tumble. Our own Governor Deval Patrick wants to provide immigrants with in-state tuition rates?

What is wrong here? I have no more words I don't have any answers I know my questions can't even get answered why bother anymore they will just do whatever they want.

We do not matter anymore. Close up shop crawl under that rock you have may as well surrender because it's over now for the UNITED STATES of AMERICA you can now start calling yourself

"The Socialist Commy States of the We got you by the balls Country"

I am done. It's every man for himself now because as far as i can tell we are divided and we have fallen.
Grateful

Lowell, MA

#14 Nov 18, 2010
You know there's a problem when Obama has to give out 111 waivers as the program gets started.
People are choosing to pay the fines instead of buying expensive insurance.
Large companies aren't offering insurance at all.
We are just beginning to see the massive problems and expense that come from Obamacare.
Justsayen

Lancaster, MA

#15 Nov 18, 2010
Man up wrote:
OK, prices are going up. That means I have to work more, work harder, or work smarter. I can do all three.
Based on your reply; I have to question your ability on the third one.
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#16 Nov 18, 2010
Everyone knew the Mass. plan was going to be a huge failure, and force even more of the middle class out of the state, yet our elected officials did not care.

The plan was so bad, that our elected officials in DC wanted it(of course that's because they are exempt).

and now it's history, middle class continues to be destroyed, what a great deal
only dracut being dracut

Quincy, MA

#17 Nov 18, 2010
2010 massachusetts elections.
liars being voted in by lies.
as the march hare said,
"i've got it,let's change the subject"
BamBam

Lowell, MA

#19 Nov 18, 2010
Well I guess us middle class are doomed unless of course you work for the State,City or the US Goverment what a fen joke start cutting their time off and make them pay more for insurance and stop giving them so much time off go to PTO with 5 sick days and holidays why 20 sick days and no clock to punch all the time in the world to take off Goverment and State employees get to much time cut that and put it towards taxes see how much you get bet Mass would not be so far in Debt. But you will not do that cause you are special my butt
BamBam

Lowell, MA

#20 Nov 18, 2010
Citizen wrote:
The rates are going up for citizens only. Non-citizens need not worry.
Ask and find out how many immigrants have homes on their land and we still give them free health care and tuition USA and Mass need a change
Man up

Medway, MA

#21 Nov 18, 2010
Justsayen wrote:
<quoted text>
Based on your reply; I have to question your ability on the third one.
I suppose that I can cry, complain, point fingers, and blame everyone else.
Goober Pyle

Carlstadt, NJ

#22 Nov 18, 2010
Sorry But we all get what we deserve just look at the last election. With Patrick days after being elected saying illegal reform at the federal level is one of his priorities, not just allowing instate tuition to state schools for illegals. He's a big player for the ultimate goal illegals getting the right to vote.
Maggie

Haverhill, MA

#23 Nov 18, 2010
We should all pray that the Republicans can read better then the Democrats and fix the darn thing or eliminate and start all over again. It would have been much better done if they had approached it issie by isssue instead of trying to overwhelm everyone with their false claims that things will be better. Get rid of all covergae for illegals and that could save millions.

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