Breaking down the Affordable Care Act: What it means to you

Sep 29, 2013 Full story: The Clarion-Ledger 17

Mississippi's health insurance exchange will go online Oct. 1, activating a component of the Affordable Care Act that has driven a political wedge between the state's Republican insurance commissioner and governor.

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Sue

Tupelo, MS

#1 Sep 29, 2013
It means more medical costs and less money to buy products with. It is a transfer of money from the low income to the high income. It means loss of favorite doctors increased waiting more corruption and fraud and a cut in part time working hours.
Adding more burden on the student loan indentured young.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#2 Sep 29, 2013
The ACA aka Obama Care means a greater loss of privacy than ever because the government will have financial and medical information in the same location.

The ACA aka Obama Care will mean more money spent on INSURANCE and not health CARE. Health care INSURANCE premiums are causing problems now so mandating more buyers of INSURANCE will help the individual or economy by???
Huh

Pearisburg, VA

#4 Oct 2, 2013
Ni$$ers will be ni$$ers.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#6 Nov 20, 2013
I'll agree with the first two posts above. Besides the reasons given, to me, it means more communistic control. They makes situations all sound so sweet....and then cut your juglar vein! And Obomunists are very good at this but he's slipp'n big time!
Sherry

Tupelo, MS

#7 Nov 21, 2013
Why pay for others to abuse their health? How about health savings accounts?
Displaced Worker

Marion, KY

#8 Dec 22, 2013
Obamacare was intended to do 2 things and it is doing both very well.

It was intended to provide free health care to Obama's political base, the professional welfare recipient class. It is doing that. They get Medicaid. Absolutely FREE.

It was also intended to punish the working class who are the rank and file voters of the Republican Party. It is doing that just fine too. They are being stuck with huge premium increases that they must pay or be fined.

Obamacare also has 2 built in mechanisms that will hurt workers even more than the individual mandate. First, by exempting employers with under 50 employees (and adding greatly to the cost of the premiums that they must pay if they do cover their employees) it encourages employers with just a few workers over 50, say 54, to lay off workers to get under the 50 limit. Many will do that. The employer will have no choice since they cannot afford the higher premiums that they must now pay. The loophole that allows big employers with hundreds or thousands of low wage employees to not cover part time workers is an incentive for those employers to cut people's hours.

The aim was to force low wage workers onto the expanded Medicaid. However, there is a Catch-22 in that too.

Take this example:

A 55 year old factory worker who worked for good wages for many years and is laid off. He owns a house that is paid for, two or more vehicles, and maybe a boat or an RV. He has some savings. After he is laid off, he takes a full time job at low wages. It is all that he can get. It pays the bills and he figures he can last until age 62 and Social Security and retirement kick in. Then Obamacare hits his employer. If he works for an employer with 50 workers and he's no. 50, he will be the one fired. Last hired; first fired. He has to pay his own Obamacare, but he can't afford it.

"But," the Obamanites say, "He can get expanded Medicaid!"

Well, yes, he can. But - and here's the catch - he's not eligible for Medicaid because he has too much in the way of assets - that house and everything that he has worked all his life for. He has to liquidate those assets and spend the money before he can get Medicaid. It will impoverish him.

And that is just what Obama intended for it to do.
Sunny

Sumrall, MS

#9 Dec 22, 2013
Displaced Worker wrote:
Obamacare was intended to do 2 things and it is doing both very well.
It was intended to provide free health care to Obama's political base, the professional welfare recipient class. It is doing that. They get Medicaid. Absolutely FREE.
It was also intended to punish the working class who are the rank and file voters of the Republican Party. It is doing that just fine too. They are being stuck with huge premium increases that they must pay or be fined.
Obamacare also has 2 built in mechanisms that will hurt workers even more than the individual mandate. First, by exempting employers with under 50 employees (and adding greatly to the cost of the premiums that they must pay if they do cover their employees) it encourages employers with just a few workers over 50, say 54, to lay off workers to get under the 50 limit. Many will do that. The employer will have no choice since they cannot afford the higher premiums that they must now pay. The loophole that allows big employers with hundreds or thousands of low wage employees to not cover part time workers is an incentive for those employers to cut people's hours.
The aim was to force low wage workers onto the expanded Medicaid. However, there is a Catch-22 in that too.
Take this example:
A 55 year old factory worker who worked for good wages for many years and is laid off. He owns a house that is paid for, two or more vehicles, and maybe a boat or an RV. He has some savings. After he is laid off, he takes a full time job at low wages. It is all that he can get. It pays the bills and he figures he can last until age 62 and Social Security and retirement kick in. Then Obamacare hits his employer. If he works for an employer with 50 workers and he's no. 50, he will be the one fired. Last hired; first fired. He has to pay his own Obamacare, but he can't afford it.
"But," the Obamanites say, "He can get expanded Medicaid!"
Well, yes, he can. But - and here's the catch - he's not eligible for Medicaid because he has too much in the way of assets - that house and everything that he has worked all his life for. He has to liquidate those assets and spend the money before he can get Medicaid. It will impoverish him.
And that is just what Obama intended for it to do.
The systems not perfect. There are going to be some casualties, but you can't satisfy everybody. Your example will in the end have health care one way or the other, and that is the ultimate goal. Have a nice day.
Bottom line

Tupelo, MS

#10 Dec 22, 2013
"The systems not perfect. There are going to be some casualties, but you can't satisfy everybody. Your example will in the end have health care one way or the other, and that is the ultimate goal. Have a nice day."
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There is no free lunch. The fact is there are not enough resources for everyone to live a middle class life. So why are the poor having children to reduce the chance that people can get a better life than their parents?

The cheapest way to reduce health care costs is to live a healthy life. Few people want to make that effort because it requires living with no vices and spending more time being physical and making your own meals..
Sunny

Sumrall, MS

#11 Dec 22, 2013
Bottom line wrote:
"The systems not perfect. There are going to be some casualties, but you can't satisfy everybody. Your example will in the end have health care one way or the other, and that is the ultimate goal. Have a nice day."
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There is no free lunch. The fact is there are not enough resources for everyone to live a middle class life. So why are the poor having children to reduce the chance that people can get a better life than their parents?
The cheapest way to reduce health care costs is to live a healthy life. Few people want to make that effort because it requires living with no vices and spending more time being physical and making your own meals..
I know right, I agree there should be a law you can't have children unless your middle class or higher, then if you fall below middle class, the government can take the child as collaterall, kinda like China. Corporate employees could be exempt along with upper level Government officials, and when you rise above the poverty level,-whatever they decide that is- you can pay a fine/tax and apply to get your kid or kids back.
Bottom line

Tupelo, MS

#12 Dec 22, 2013
Sunny wrote:
<quoted text>I know right, I agree there should be a law you can't have children unless your middle class or higher, then if you fall below middle class, the government can take the child as collaterall, kinda like China. Corporate employees could be exempt along with upper level Government officials, and when you rise above the poverty level,-whatever they decide that is- you can pay a fine/tax and apply to get your kid or kids back.
So you rather have children suffer and become criminals and fight for survival? The finite resources will not allow everyone to have children. The default is suffering and death as 5000 children and 23000 adults dies each day due to lack of clean water or food. The reason we have wars and terrorist is because parents had children they could not afford.
Sunny

Sumrall, MS

#13 Dec 22, 2013
Bottom line wrote:
<quoted text>
So you rather have children suffer and become criminals and fight for survival? The finite resources will not allow everyone to have children. The default is suffering and death as 5000 children and 23000 adults dies each day due to lack of clean water or food. The reason we have wars and terrorist is because parents had children they could not afford.
I agreed with you, why wasn't that good enough? Why are you disagreeing with an agreement? For Godsakes man, take your own side!
Bottom line

Tupelo, MS

#14 Dec 22, 2013
"I agreed with you, why wasn't that good enough?"
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Because it is not a government call it has to be individual responsibility not a law. You can not have government control the future. You need to do it without the promise of reward or punishment.
Look at this

Corbin, KY

#15 Dec 28, 2013
We have a government that can not control the amount of illegal aliens crossing our borders .....but says it can control Health Insurance. Folks there's something wrong with this picture.
Synn

Tupelo, MS

#17 Dec 28, 2013
Haroldmaer wrote:
youtube.com/watch?v=FoiU7lKJqS 8 Heres my opion and it terrible
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If you are too lazy to write it it is not worth going to the link.
Out put

Tupelo, MS

#19 Jan 1, 2014
garriesmick wrote:
youtube.com/watch?v=D3GeZMH0bH g New Year or Bust?
Obamacare is designed to invade privacy of the client even more then it is already invaded-Freedom of privacy is no longer
The very invention of the internet and cell phone have stolen your personal data along with surveillance and cameras. If people were sharp they would charge a toll for planes flying on their property. Planes invade our personal privacy and add noise pollution to what we own.

Few people are willing to fight not to be a slave of a system that does not give a sheet about them.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#20 Jan 1, 2014
As the old saying goes, some people will believe anything. After all, look what's in the White House!
Money

Tupelo, MS

#21 Jan 2, 2014
A study in Oregon found that after getting health insurance, people went to the emergency room more often than their uninsured counterparts, casting doubts that the new health care law will help rein in rising costs.

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