A timeline of the Affordable Care Act

A timeline of the Affordable Care Act

There are 17 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 3, 2013, titled A timeline of the Affordable Care Act. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

March 23, 2010: President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law. The broadest changes to the U.S. health-care system in decades, it is intended to provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans through new private insurance marketplaces, called exchanges, and an expansion of Medicaid.

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Jim Shortz

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Nov 3, 2013
obamaturdcare = FAILURE
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Nov 3, 2013
oblunder
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if you like your free medicaid, we will pay you to keep your free medicaid
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seems that's the only signups they are getting thru on the sites

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#5 Nov 3, 2013
It is such a great feeling to reminisce on the whole 2008 campaign and remember Barack Obama’s promise to make Health Care affordable and accessible to the millions of Americans who either couldn’t afford it or was denied it because of a preexisting condition. But what gives me a tingle down my leg is the memory of the right-wingers devastated and demoralized look on Election Night 2008 (still wallowing in joy when that thought comes) and on the day the Senate passed OBAMACARE and sent it to the President’s desk to be sign…

Just knowing that ‘We the People’ continually beat back the ignorant racist tea-baggers because the Black President is a brilliant and strong leader, that tingle up my leg gets even stronger, LOL!
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#6 Nov 3, 2013
I agree.

The previous system and the AHCA does absolutely NOTHING to contain cost.

At least it's a step in the right direction.

But we need to do away with provisions in the law that requires a 65 year old woman to purchase maternity coverage and the like.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#14 Nov 3, 2013
Keep the pressure on Sebelius, GOP TEA RINO Birthers! We want healthcare and the website back up and running! Go Obamacare!
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Deep sleep: ObamaCare site goes offline for extended maintenance
The problem-plagued ObamaCare website will be shut down Saturday night for “extended” repairs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Well it did work one day in a row.
Don't worry. Hopefully the GOP TEA RINO Birthers will pressure the Administration to get the website up and running soon. People are waiting anxiously to get healthcare!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#17 Nov 3, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is such a great feeling to reminisce on the whole 2008 campaign and remember Barack Obama’s promise to make Health Care affordable and accessible to the millions of Americans who either couldn’t afford it or was denied it because of a preexisting condition.
>>At the same time as dozens of Obamacare enrollees were being signed up, millions of other Americans were having their health insurance canceled — including so many pundits of left (Kirsten Powers), right (Michelle Malkin), and center (David Frum) that the Pulitzers should introduce a prize for Best Suddenly Uninsured Writing. Among their number was Matthew Fleischer, who wrote in the Los Angeles Times:

Most young, middle-class Americans I know are happy that millions of previously uninsured people will receive free or heavily subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

We just didn’t realize that, unless we had health insurance at work, we’d be the ones paying for it.

The reason he didn’t realize it is because the president lied to him, not just once in a casual aside, but on dozens of occasions, and very bluntly:“If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan. Period.” But the entire premise of Obamacare was that, in order to cover (some of) the uninsured and (in many cases) uninsurable, other Americans were going to have to pay significantly more. Obamacare was always intended to be the Great Disruptor: Avik Roy reports that, by 2010, administration officials knew that 93 million Americans would lose their current plans under Obamacare. Small businesses are cutting back on full-time workers; medium businesses are dumping employees’ spouses and children from their plans; and the largest businesses are eating nine-figure bottom-line increases. Delta Airlines claims that it will spend an extra $100 million on health-care expenses next year: Even with cutbacks on complimentary mini-pretzels, a tenth of a billion is a big sum to recover. Meanwhile, the Obamacare plans won’t recognize your preferred doctor, and major hospitals won’t recognize the Obamacare plans.

My old comrade David Frum was somewhat insouciant about the extra $2,400 a year he’ll have to find for his new Obama-approved health arrangements. These days, comparatively few Americans are that liquid, and for most an extra $200 a month will have to be clawed away from real things of value.“Not only will I pay more,” grumbled Mr. Frum,“but I have had to divert many otherwise useful hours to futzing around with websites and paperwork.”

But that’s life in the Republic of Paperwork, isn’t it? The remorseless diversion of time and energy to “futzing around.” That’s why so much of American life seems to be seizing up, why so many routine features of human existence require time-consuming bureaucracy-heavy painstaking navigation (to borrow a term from Obamacare’s “customer-service representatives”). America would benefit from an opposition party that offered a serious de-futzing of the nation: a platform on the scale of Mrs. Thatcher’s privatization program in 1979 or Sir Roger Douglas’s in New Zealand in the Eighties that offered to make ordinary life comprehensible to non-wonks once more. Instead, the Obama crowd have bet that, after the usual whining, you’ll settle down and get used to it: higher co-pays, higher premiums, higher deductibles, higher mountain of paperwork, higher futzing. But the fact remains that nowhere in the Western world has the governmentalization of health care been so incompetently introduced and required protection by such a phalanx of lies. Obamacare is not a left–right issue; it’s a fraud issue.

— Mark Steyn, National Review
http://nationalreview.com/article/362922/phal...

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#18 Nov 3, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is such a great feeling to reminisce on the whole 2008 campaign and remember Barack ObamaÂ’s promise to make Health Care affordable and accessible to the millions of Americans who either couldnÂ’t afford it or was denied it because of a preexisting condition. But what gives me a tingle down my leg is the memory of the right-wingers devastated and demoralized look on Election Night 2008 (still wallowing in joy when that thought comes) and on the day the Senate passed OBAMACARE and sent it to the PresidentÂ’s desk to be signÂ…

Just knowing that ‘We the People’ continually beat back the ignorant racist tea-baggers because the Black President is a brilliant and strong leader, that tingle up my leg gets even stronger, LOL!
And now healthcare cost have doubled
The vast majority can't keep their old policy and are forced into buying a more expensive one
He stopped you from buying great coverage that I have from IMG that cost my family of four about 2k per year

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#19 Nov 3, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
Keep the pressure on Sebelius, GOP TEA RINO Birthers! We want healthcare and the website back up and running! Go Obamacare!
The majority of Americans will lose their coverage or pay a lot more so oslamacare will be swept out with the trash that wrote it

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#20 Nov 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>May I ask this question? Why is it that Americans don't have the freedom to choose their own health insurance? I just don't get it. Why must the liberal nanny state make decisions for us? We can make them ourselves, thank you very much. It's like choosing a car, buying a home or investing in a stock. We can handle it.

So why must the government tell me and everyone else what we can and cannot buy?

Charles Krauthammer and the Wall Street Journal's Dan Henninger noted in excellent recent columns that this whole Obamacare business represents the greatest-ever expansion of the liberal entitlement-state dream. But I don't want that dream. And you shouldn't either.

(Read more: When insurers drop policies: Three stories)

Here's what else I don't want: As a 60-something, relatively healthy person, I don't want lactation and maternity services, abortion services, speech therapy, mammograms, fertility treatments or Viagra. I don't want it. So why should I have to tear up my existing health-care plan, and then buy a plan with far more expensive premiums and deductibles, and with services I don't need or want?

Why? Because Team Obama says I have to. And that's not much of a reason. It's not freedom.

Fortunately, NBC News pulled the plug this past week on President Barack Obama's promise that "if you like your own plan, you can keep it." Ditto for keeping your own doctor. The plug was pulled because NBC learned that Team Obama knew—for three years—that stiff new regulations would prevent the grandfathering of existing health-care plans. And not just a few plans. But plans that could affect as many as 15 million individuals.

The day after that bombshell hit, the president tried to blame insurers rather than regulatory overkill for this Obamacare shortfall. Yet both the public and the mainstream media were having none of it. In what may turn out to be a landmark moment, Americans and the media at large have turned against the president and Obamacare.
If we would have just gave the people without insurance Medicaid it would cost about 10 percent of what oslamacare will cost

But liberals are so stupid that they believe that raising the tax on medical supplies will lower the cost of them.........
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#21 Nov 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>May I ask this question? Why is it that Americans don't have the freedom to choose their own health insurance? I just don't get it. Why must the liberal nanny state make decisions for us? We can make them ourselves, thank you very much. It's like choosing a car, buying a home or investing in a stock. We can handle it.
So why must the government tell me and everyone else what we can and cannot buy?
Charles Krauthammer and the Wall Street Journal's Dan Henninger noted in excellent recent columns that this whole Obamacare business represents the greatest-ever expansion of the liberal entitlement-state dream. But I don't want that dream. And you shouldn't either.
(Read more: When insurers drop policies: Three stories)
Here's what else I don't want: As a 60-something, relatively healthy person, I don't want lactation and maternity services, abortion services, speech therapy, mammograms, fertility treatments or Viagra. I don't want it. So why should I have to tear up my existing health-care plan, and then buy a plan with far more expensive premiums and deductibles, and with services I don't need or want?
Why? Because Team Obama says I have to. And that's not much of a reason. It's not freedom.
Fortunately, NBC News pulled the plug this past week on President Barack Obama's promise that "if you like your own plan, you can keep it." Ditto for keeping your own doctor. The plug was pulled because NBC learned that Team Obama knew—for three years—that stiff new regulations would prevent the grandfathering of existing health-care plans. And not just a few plans. But plans that could affect as many as 15 million individuals.
The day after that bombshell hit, the president tried to blame insurers rather than regulatory overkill for this Obamacare shortfall. Yet both the public and the mainstream media were having none of it. In what may turn out to be a landmark moment, Americans and the media at large have turned against the president and Obamacare.
Your answers lie in whether or not the government has a role in gay marriage and abortion.....

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#24 Nov 4, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
lafraud cry-a-thon: Day 363
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#25 Nov 4, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry. Hopefully the GOP TEA RINO Birthers will pressure the Administration to get the website up and running soon. People are waiting anxiously to get healthcare!
Didn't you figure it out yet?

Obamacare is NOT healthcare.

Obamacare is INSURANCE.

Most people will get healthcare ONLY AFTER they make their monthly health insurance payment AND pay down the high deductible.

If you hurry, the clinic down the street might still be open.
ore and gone

Coos Bay, OR

#26 Nov 5, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It is such a great feeling to reminisce on the whole 2008 campaign and remember Barack Obama’s promise to make Health Care affordable and accessible to the millions of Americans who either couldn’t afford it or was denied it because of a preexisting condition. But what gives me a tingle down my leg is the memory of the right-wingers devastated and demoralized look on Election Night 2008 (still wallowing in joy when that thought comes) and on the day the Senate passed OBAMACARE and sent it to the President’s desk to be sign…
Just knowing that ‘We the People’ continually beat back the ignorant racist tea-baggers because the Black President is a brilliant and strong leader, that tingle up my leg gets even stronger, LOL!
So because Obama is black, that makes the ACA a good thing? Are you some kind of racist hick from the sticks?

Obama is a failure because of his liberalism, not his race. Liberalism was invented by a bunch of old, mostly dead white men back in the 19th century. It's a horse & buggy era monstrosity that has never worked anywhere it has been tried. Not even in a lily-white country like East Germany.

Race has NOTHING to do with this, you nit-wit! Plenty of otherwise intelligent white folks have bought into the liberal fantasy.

Don't be a chump and follow whitey off a cliff, even if they have some poor deluded black man like Obama leading the charge.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#27 Nov 7, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The two key goals to ObamaMess is control of information of the people and Control of the people through that information. The taxes just give the government more latitude in defining more ways to reduce our freedoms granted by a constitution they want to destroy.
Correct

And the oslama sheepoles lap up a yard of his caca just be close to his arse

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#28 Nov 7, 2013
ACA timeline:

00:00:01, October 1, 2013. ACA born.

00:00:02, October 1, 2013. teahadism dies.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Mexico

#29 Nov 7, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
ACA timeline:

00:00:01, October 1, 2013. ACA born.

00:00:02, October 1, 2013. teahadism dies.
For 6 people that signed up..........ROTFLMAO

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