Dropped by state, left out of 'Obamac...

Dropped by state, left out of 'Obamacare,' family struggled for health care

There are 147 comments on the KTAR story from May 10, 2014, titled Dropped by state, left out of 'Obamacare,' family struggled for health care. In it, KTAR reports that:

Things looked bad in January when Mikayla Perez, a Tucson teen with lupus, lost her health coverage after the state of Arizona canceled KidsCare II, part of its children's health insurance program.

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REPEAL OBAMACARE

Chino Hills, CA

#41 May 11, 2014
"Dropped by state, left out of 'Obamacare,' family struggled for health care"
Obamacare = Reason why millions lost their health care for UNaffordable health care.
REPEAL OBAMACARE = VOTE REPUBLICAN
alice mccaig

Corpus Christi, TX

#42 May 11, 2014
Actually, you have that wrong. The feds pick up 100 percent for 3 years, and then that drops to 90 percent. I will type real slow so you can understand this. Feds will pay 90 percent, and the states have to only cover 10 percent.
Stan

Dahlonega, GA

#43 May 11, 2014
Terry wrote:
why should I choose Obamacare to raise the price of Health Insurance. Do the math; it is the only way to cover people with no insurance in which 90 % of them choose to do nothing and let the government. take care of them.
Obamacare only applies to those who work.
notchwood

Hudson, MA

#44 May 11, 2014
Jerry wrote:
Is Obamacare "working"?
“You can keep your current plan”- FAILED
“ If you like your doctor, you can keep him”- FAILED
“It will be AFFORDABLE high quality health care”- FAILED
“This health care package will pay for itself”- FAILED
“ The health care bill will not raise the deficit by one dime”- FAILED
“ We should not mandate the purchase of health care”- FAILED
“ This law will save the average family $2,500 a year”- FAILED
“ Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
abortions”          FAILED
Oh, that's OK, a lot of people are signed up.  It must be working.
Where are your facts? just empty statements!
ray

Springfield, IL

#45 May 11, 2014
...usual tea pooper plan...live in a box and die.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#46 May 11, 2014
baker wrote:
Let me see? WW I Wilson democrat
WW II Roosevelt democrat
Korea Truman democrat
Viet Nam Kennedy democrat
Seems to be a pattern here.
WW I Wilson democrat----------VICTORY
WW II Roosevelt democrat-------VICTORY
Korea Truman democrat----------AGGRESSOR KICKED OUT OF S. KOREA
Viet Nam Kennedy democrat---------LOST BY NIXON
PAT

Peoria, AZ

#47 May 11, 2014
Z Draper wrote:
Obamacare offered Arizona free funding to include people like Mikayla, but the Arizona legislature said no. The republicans who control Arizona wanted people like her to suffer to make Obamacare look bad. They cut her out of the program for political reasons, and she fell for it by blaming the wrong people- just as the republicans knew she would. And now, with every article like this, they sit back and smile, knowing the people they made suffer will win them votes.
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Now that you have told lies about an unfortunate teenager, do you feel better? When you liberals have to lie, drag the struggling into your lies, how does this promote obamacare, your party or even YOU? I realize facts is something you libs avoid, but don't drag others into the lies.
Liberals = those who rejoice and lie about peoples suffering to promote themselves.
Nancy Brown

Tulsa, OK

#48 May 11, 2014
This is not the republicans fault! the republicans have come up with proposal's but harry reid won't bring them up for discussion, but yet you nutjobs continue to blame the republicans for not coming up with something! damned if you damed if you don't! obamacare is not affordable, and for a lot of people with preexsisting conditions, sure you can't be denied coverage, but obama sure can denie you treatment, they won't pay for the treatment because its too expensive! wish you liberals had a brain when it comes to anything obama does to us, besides sitting back and praising him for it, he hates this country and citizens, when will you take those blinders OFF?
usedtobeRepub

Holly Springs, NC

#49 May 11, 2014
frank bargeron wrote:
the reason it will never work is that it is flaw in so many ways i can't count them, its to expensive, and complicated. repeal this turkley and impeach obama for lying to us for three years, if you like your doctor and if you like your healthcare company, you can keep them and no body will ever take them away, period. lier, lier lier.
Frank,
I can tell you didn't grow up going to Freehold schools because your spelling, and grammar, and use of capitals is abominable! And so is your reasoning!
Bob

Forney, TX

#50 May 11, 2014
Mike wrote:
<quoted text> I'm impressed with your lack of knowledge that she was kicked off free healthcare. Obamacare will only cover 100 percent of Medicare for 3 years and after that the state has to pick up 90 percent. Where is that money comming from? The tax payers of AZ. And the US citizens Will have to pay. That who. Nothing in life is free. No, republicans do not sit around and laugh at those unfortunate people. Being that you are a self centered person, would you like to take donate all your money to these people? What happens when your child does not have enough to eat, because that money must be spent to pay your for others health insurance. States are looking ahead at what the overall cost will be and the states do not have unlimited funds to pay for all of these people and they surely do not have the funding to pay for those people that have entered our country illegally. As these people still go to emergency rooms for day to day healthcare as the hospitals are not allowed turn anyone away.
Please think things through before you make a blanket statement about political parties not wanting to help others. Your blinded as a result of drinking the Dems drinking points.
Two thoughts on this post. First, the States that expand Medicaid will only have to pay 10% after the first three years not 90%. Second, the ACA specifically states that undocumented aliens are not eligible.
Patrick

Bloomington, IL

#51 May 11, 2014
Jan wrote:
There needs to be some changes made to Obamacare. It isn't affordable. We pay $350.00 per month for preventative care. Any other visits are almost all out of pocket. So, I weather through colds and any other symptoms rather than pay out of pocket to see a doctor.
I am retired, and this could be my death panel waiting to see if I am able to kick any cold that lasts more than a week. By my choice- yes. Because I want to- no.
You must have one heck of a retirement plan. I had to go on SSDI 5 years ago for a heart condition; I was paying $200 or so per month for meds un til August 2012 when the ACA kicked in; now it's more like $20/year. Of course I live in a sane Blue state; if your Gov makes bad choices, blame the Gov.
Purple Lady

Springdale, AR

#53 May 11, 2014
independant voter wrote:
<quoted text>
so far the deficit has not been raised except by previous administration for war.
no funds are used for abortions
very affordable, i get no subsidy and pay less
i kept my current plan then the insurance company canceled it not obama care
who is this we you talk about, you and your mouse?
it is working in alot of places, its just libertarians, republicans, and teaparty states that refuse to put into place advanced medicaid for the poor to cover them.i have seen how arizona has been sure not to help folks, just like a lot of other red states have done, but it seems blue states are doing really good, explain that difference between red and blue states?????
Don't know what hole you have stuck your head in but I personally know of 5 of my friends that had their plans that they liked and could afford, WHICH NOW HAVE CANCELLED!!! Now it cost them MORE for LESS coverage!!! SO NO, THEY DIDN'T GET TO KEEP THEIR PLANS OR THEIR DOCTORS!
alan

Oakland, CA

#54 May 11, 2014
You are absolutely WRONG, first 3 years Medicaid for state is FREE, after the first 3 years, the Fed Govt pay for 90% and the State pay only 10%, repeat with me again STATE ONLY PAY 10% after FIRST 3 years are FREE.
Mike wrote:
<quoted text> I'm impressed with your lack of knowledge that she was kicked off free healthcare. Obamacare will only cover 100 percent of Medicare for 3 years and after that the state has to pick up 90 percent. Where is that money comming from? The tax payers of AZ. And the US citizens Will have to pay. That who. Nothing in life is free. No, republicans do not sit around and laugh at those unfortunate people. Being that you are a self centered person, would you like to take donate all your money to these people? What happens when your child does not have enough to eat, because that money must be spent to pay your for others health insurance. States are looking ahead at what the overall cost will be and the states do not have unlimited funds to pay for all of these people and they surely do not have the funding to pay for those people that have entered our country illegally. As these people still go to emergency rooms for day to day healthcare as the hospitals are not allowed turn anyone away.
Please think things through before you make a blanket statement about political parties not wanting to help others. Your blinded as a result of drinking the Dems drinking points.
Ana

Langhorne, PA

#55 May 11, 2014
Terry wrote:
why should I choose Obamacare to raise the price of Health Insurance. Do the math; it is the only way to cover people with no insurance in which 90 % of them choose to do nothing and let the government. take care of them.
Where do you get the 90% who "choose to do nothing"? I take it you have insurance. Of course you never went without, you swine!
Henry

New Philadelphia, OH

#56 May 11, 2014
don't forget Arizona is a republican state.
Patty

Vista, CA

#57 May 11, 2014
Bob O wrote:
I am amazed at the lack of knowledge exhibited by this writer. He has his facts backwards. Obamacare will cover 100 percent of the cost of Medicaid expansion for 3 years and 90 percent after that. The State share is only 10% after 3 years. If you want to rant Mike, at least get the facts correct.
<quoted text>
As Hillary would say WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? If its the State or the Feds WE ARE PAYING for Medicare. We the people are paying for it and we the people are getting tired of paying for freeloaders
larry

San Francisco, CA

#58 May 11, 2014
No doubt these people would look for a way to game the system .In this case the father decides to work less instead of finding a second job and besides nothing was mention about the fat lady sitting next to the sick one on the couch maybe she could get off her butt and find work to.
ComeOnRelax

Santa Monica, CA

#59 May 11, 2014
Come on. Sounds like you're making your anger a way of life. I think you've been manipulated. Obama Care was actually first proposed by the Republicans in the late '90s. It was also implemented in Mass. by The Republicans. Obamacare changed little about those proposals so it could be passed. It's now the law of the land, so rather than complain, educate yourself to the real issues, and work to fix it. Both Republicans and Democrates agree that the old laws were not working, and now you have much more protection under Obamacare. Most everything else is unchanged, except that substandard insurance policies are no longer allowed. Quit listening to the Obama haters. He's not nearly as bad as the haters say.
Jerry wrote:
Is Obamacare "working"?
“You can keep your current plan”- FAILED
“ If you like your doctor, you can keep him”- FAILED
“It will be AFFORDABLE high quality health care”- FAILED
“This health care package will pay for itself”- FAILED
“ The health care bill will not raise the deficit by one dime”- FAILED
“ We should not mandate the purchase of health care”- FAILED
“ This law will save the average family $2,500 a year”- FAILED
“ Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund
abortions”          FAILED
Oh, that's OK, a lot of people are signed up.  It must be working.
Randy

Green Bay, WI

#60 May 11, 2014
fritz wrote:
Medicaid was not expanded in many Red states because - unlike blue states - the legislators studied the effects of such a expansion on the state budget and the quality of care !!
Democrats don't have budgets they follow through on. They just spend spend spend.
Delbert

Newport News, VA

#61 May 11, 2014
You have to wonder why those Republican proposals aren't working for the residents in Republican States. The Republican lead States by this time should have a workable solution since they claimed a better plan than ACA..Those States can implement a program they think works best and to this point none seem to have. Again, why's that?

The Truth of the matter is Republicans have never been proponents for any program that supports the citizens they represent..
Nancy Brown wrote:
This is not the republicans fault! the republicans have come up with proposal's but harry reid won't bring them up for discussion, but yet you nutjobs continue to blame the republicans for not coming up with something! damned if you damed if you don't! obamacare is not affordable, and for a lot of people with preexsisting conditions, sure you can't be denied coverage, but obama sure can denie you treatment, they won't pay for the treatment because its too expensive! wish you liberals had a brain when it comes to anything obama does to us, besides sitting back and praising him for it, he hates this country and citizens, when will you take those blinders OFF?

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