Open Enrollment Nears for Affordable Care Act

Sep 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WCAV

It has been three years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, and now, there are just days left until a key component of the legislation goes into effect.

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Defund this disaster.

The usual crowd will be lined up for their free commiecare as the working folk get the wagon loaded down to carry the dead weight.

Just hit *1 on your Obamaphone for more free stuff.
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RandomThoughts wrote:
Defund this disaster.
The usual crowd will be lined up for their free commiecare as the working folk get the wagon loaded down to carry the dead weight.
Just hit *1 on your Obamaphone for more free stuff.
You can't defund it, it will still get funded even if the greedy house republicans manage to shut the gv't down. BTW, the greedy house GOP will still get their paychecks if they deny them to the rest of the gv't (so what them worry?).
Just raise taxes on the 1% who are getting 95% of the recent stock market huge gains.

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Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

Ten Years After
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Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more
Ten Years After
TYA's "Undead" I may be wrong but I won't be wrong always, probably one of my most played songs.
http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-1210941-120103097...

At the time the Stones moved to France and the Beatles put out Taxman to protest England's onerous tax rate on the rich.
However, we aren't talking about a 50% or higher top marginal tax rate here, but 39% max and at that rate "researchers haven't found much evidence that millionaires flee in the face of high taxes".
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
Meanwhile stingy gop lawmakers with their outrageous per diem dining allotments passed another greedy law to deny food to 40 million of the poorest, half of them children, while taking bribes, er campaign donations, from their corporate welfare backers.
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Sep 20, 2013
 
... passed a bill to deny food (not law)
and shutting down the gv't or defaulting on the nation's debt will take away more wealth from the rich than a small incremental tax increase

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"The bill is packed with changes to SNAP: It would require more beneficiaries to pass income and asset tests to prove their poverty. It would allow states to require drug tests. It would allow states to deny benefits to able-bodied adults who don't work or enroll in training for at least 20 hours per week."

Yep, that's sure gonna deny food to them childrens.
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Sep 20, 2013
 
Children can't apply for SNAP.

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Children can't apply for SNAP.
You the first one what mentioned children in post # 4.(half of them children)Try to keep up now.
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Sep 20, 2013
 
So, the house republicans voted to defund obamacare and keep the gov't running until Dec. The ball's in the senate's court now and ultimately Obama himself. Will they be willing to fund obamacare and shut down the gov't? Stay tuned...
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Sep 20, 2013
 
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>You the first one what mentioned children in post # 4.(half of them children)Try to keep up now.
half of snap food benefit recipients are children, although they don't apply for it and it isn't in their names
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Sep 20, 2013
 
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So, the house republicans voted to defund obamacare and keep the gov't running until Dec. The ball's in the senate's court now and ultimately Obama himself. Will they be willing to fund obamacare and shut down the gov't? Stay tuned...
ACA is law, so the repuglican's house bill no more effective than the 41 resolutions to defund obamacare, just pandering the the votes of right wing selfish americans. If it gets to obama's desk, then it will be sent back and they will need a 2/3 vote to override.
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gud luck w/ dat
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Huck you come to pspec and ur welth redistrubtid. Spred da welth!
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ACA is a fallacy. There's nothing "affordable" about it, unless you're a leech on society.

Middle class families such as my own have seen coverage go down and premiums go up since the passing of the ACA, and some of our employers have dropped, or threaten to drop benefits because it would be cheaper to pay the fine.

Please tell me again how this is good for all Americans when the poor get free coverage, the rich can cover whatever they need to and the middle class is stuck with the biggest financial burden? All this from a political party that's supposed to be FOR the middle class?

Additionally, if the ACA is so great, then why are certain people allowed to be exempted from participation (politicians, unions, etc.) while the rest of us have no choice?
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heh wrote:
ACA is a fallacy. There's nothing "affordable" about it, unless you're a leech on society.
Middle class families such as my own have seen coverage go down and premiums go up since the passing of the ACA, and some of our employers have dropped, or threaten to drop benefits because it would be cheaper to pay the fine.
Please tell me again how this is good for all Americans when the poor get free coverage, the rich can cover whatever they need to and the middle class is stuck with the biggest financial burden? All this from a political party that's supposed to be FOR the middle class?
Additionally, if the ACA is so great, then why are certain people allowed to be exempted from participation (politicians, unions, etc.) while the rest of us have no choice?
Your coverage has been going down and premiums going up well before ACA.
Since ACA was enacted, premium rise, on average, has been going up at a SLOWER rate, and that's a fact jack!
The whole point of ACA, besides insuring millions who don't have healthcare (welcome to the 21st century), is to reign in health care costs with regulations, which it is starting to do. Google it.
True, it is a cumbersome patchwork with exceptional exceptions, but to pass ANY law thru the do nothing congress takes a TON of conflicting compromises.
SINGLE PAYER is the way to go. Get rid of insurance company middlemen and set prices for medical procedures.
DUH.
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ACA is a fallacy. There's nothing "affordable" about it, unless you're a leech on society.
Middle class families such as my own have seen coverage go down and premiums go up since the passing of the ACA, and some of our employers have dropped, or threaten to drop benefits because it would be cheaper to pay the fine.
Please tell me again how this is good for all Americans when the poor get free coverage, the rich can cover whatever they need to and the middle class is stuck with the biggest financial burden? All this from a political party that's supposed to be FOR the middle class?
Additionally, if the ACA is so great, then why are certain people allowed to be exempted from participation (politicians, unions, etc.) while the rest of us have no choice?
hi huck
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huck wrote:
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Your coverage has been going down and premiums going up well before ACA.
Since ACA was enacted, premium rise, on average, has been going up at a SLOWER rate, and that's a fact jack!
The whole point of ACA, besides insuring millions who don't have healthcare (welcome to the 21st century), is to reign in health care costs with regulations, which it is starting to do. Google it.
True, it is a cumbersome patchwork with exceptional exceptions, but to pass ANY law thru the do nothing congress takes a TON of conflicting compromises.
SINGLE PAYER is the way to go. Get rid of insurance company middlemen and set prices for medical procedures.
DUH.
Really? That's funny, especially considering that my company and insurance provider sent me letters regarding the changes in premiums and coverage because of the ACA. Of course, there's the nagging little fact that (since I keep my records) I did comparison of my coverage, payments, expenses, et. al. since the time my dependents were born and the biggest spike in premiums and dip in coverage was upon re-enrollment after the ACA was passed.

As far as exceptions, it's also funny that the same people that pushed for ACA are the same ones that have exemptions from it. Doesn't that seem just a little fishy to you? The whole "... we must pass this law to see what's in it..." then "Oops, don't like what's in it, so I want to be exempt from it." is BS, yet they expect the rest of us to be bound by it.

Sorry, I'm not buying your argument for financial or moral reasons for supporting the ACA, actions speak louder than words. Financially, my situation shows the opposite of your claim. Morally, those who pushed for the ACA not being willing to "take their own medicine", so to speak doesn't either. I refuse to be content in letting a government of blundering and incompetent politicians, Repuglican or Democrap be involved in my healthcare NOR force me to purchase or adopt a product against my will.

They all know that the ACA is garbage, including those who passed it, and just want to enforce it in order to make a point. The idea behind it is good, but its current implementation needs to be severely revisited and revised.

BTW, this is the umpteenth time that you've assumed I'm "huck" (and I'm curious to know why). I assure you that I'm not, but don't assume that there aren't other people that think similarly.

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Really? That's funny, especially considering that my company and insurance provider sent me letters regarding the changes in premiums and coverage because of the ACA. Of course, there's the nagging little fact that (since I keep my records) I did comparison of my coverage, payments, expenses, et. al. since the time my dependents were born and the biggest spike in premiums and dip in coverage was upon re-enrollment after the ACA was passed.
As far as exceptions, it's also funny that the same people that pushed for ACA are the same ones that have exemptions from it. Doesn't that seem just a little fishy to you? The whole "... we must pass this law to see what's in it..." then "Oops, don't like what's in it, so I want to be exempt from it." is BS, yet they expect the rest of us to be bound by it.
Sorry, I'm not buying your argument for financial or moral reasons for supporting the ACA, actions speak louder than words. Financially, my situation shows the opposite of your claim. Morally, those who pushed for the ACA not being willing to "take their own medicine", so to speak doesn't either. I refuse to be content in letting a government of blundering and incompetent politicians, Repuglican or Democrap be involved in my healthcare NOR force me to purchase or adopt a product against my will.
They all know that the ACA is garbage, including those who passed it, and just want to enforce it in order to make a point. The idea behind it is good, but its current implementation needs to be severely revisited and revised.
BTW, this is the umpteenth time that you've assumed I'm "huck" (and I'm curious to know why). I assure you that I'm not, but don't assume that there aren't other people that think similarly.
She thinks you are me because her mind can't accept that there are at least two people out there with the capacity to think for themselves. BTW, great post.
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Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>She thinks you are me because her mind can't accept that there are at least two people out there with the capacity to think for themselves. BTW, great post.
Thanks!

I about laughed out loud at the "google" search comment. After all, if it's on the internet it HAS to be unbiased and fact... right? I found all of the facts I needed for my own perspective just by looking at my own records.

Granted, not everyone is going to have the same results based on their own situations. Based on my own data points for a middle class single income household with a family of four, I've seen the changes mentioned in my earlier post.
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Thanks!
I about laughed out loud at the "google" search comment. After all, if it's on the internet it HAS to be unbiased and fact... right? I found all of the facts I needed for my own perspective just by looking at my own records.
Granted, not everyone is going to have the same results based on their own situations. Based on my own data points for a middle class single income household with a family of four, I've seen the changes mentioned in my earlier post.
from google search
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

if their facts aren't correct, prove it once you stop laughing, your anecdotal example doesn't reflect the average trend huck
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from google search
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
if their facts aren't correct, prove it once you stop laughing, your anecdotal example doesn't reflect the average trend huck
I'll stop laughing when you post it from an unbiased and trusted source Kaiser family foundation is known for liberal bias.

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