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Obama highlights benefits of health care bill

There are 253 comments on the Detroit Free Press story from Jan 9, 2010, titled Obama highlights benefits of health care bill. In it, Detroit Free Press reports that:

President Obama, eager to sign a health care overhaul bill into law, on Saturday highlighted some of the changes that would come in the first year and permanently ban "the worst practices of the insurance industry." Obama acknowledged it would take several years - until 2014 in some instances - for some of the changes to be fully implemented, and ...

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Banana Rama

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 9, 2010
Oh hello! Benefits of a four month wait to see someone regarding a pain in the intestines could spell death for the person. Obama is an idiot who should be run up a pole in his shorts, covered in grease, soaked in pig urine.

Since: Oct 08

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#2 Jan 9, 2010
Were his lips movin'? Must of been lyin'!
Exactly

United States

#3 Jan 9, 2010
I agree with Banana Rama 100%!
who wrote the bill

San Diego, CA

#4 Jan 9, 2010
Banana Rama wrote:
Oh hello! Benefits of a four month wait to see someone regarding a pain in the intestines could spell death for the person. Obama is an idiot who should be run up a pole in his shorts, covered in grease, soaked in pig urine.
ARE YOUR SENATORS, REPUBLICANS, AND CONGRESSMEN ARE THE IDOTS?
Did Your SENATORS, REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESSMEN WRITE THE BILL?
Did your Senate Finance committee write the bill?
WHITH A PUBLIC OPTION YOU WOULD NOT HAVE INSURANCE COMPANY PROBLEMS!
You choice was taken away from you by your DEM. AND REPUBLICANS GIVEN TO BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Republicans call it socialism when tax payers dollars are given to the Middle class americans.
Banana Rama

Houston, TX

#5 Jan 9, 2010
who wrote the bill wrote:
<quoted text>
ARE YOUR SENATORS, REPUBLICANS, AND CONGRESSMEN ARE THE IDOTS?
Did Your SENATORS, REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESSMEN WRITE THE BILL?
Did your Senate Finance committee write the bill?
WHITH A PUBLIC OPTION YOU WOULD NOT HAVE INSURANCE COMPANY PROBLEMS!
You choice was taken away from you by your DEM. AND REPUBLICANS GIVEN TO BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Republicans call it socialism when tax payers dollars are given to the Middle class americans.
In California they're all Democrats.
obama is not american

United States

#6 Jan 9, 2010
Obama could care less about anyones health or care! He has a cabinet full of tax cheats, crinimals and mao lovers, even had mao christmas decorations in the wh, umm let's see, obama loves mao, who murdered 17 million or more of his owh people so you believe obama cares about our health? Get real, wake up!!! His head is on the block with the unions an people who he sold his soul to an now has to pay up or you know what! He wants to destroy this country an this bill will be the biggest part in doing so! You people who fall for his s#it are nuts!

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#7 Jan 9, 2010
There is not need to worry about long waits. Canada has 1/3 of the doctors we have based on population. We wouldn't have any longer waits than we have now. And if you think there aren't waits now, you're kidding yourself. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer and had to wait 2 months before surgery. I had to have something on my face looked at by a dermatologist, nearly a 6 week wait just for an appointment.
The most important changes are that insurance companies should no longer be allowed to drop a person when they get sick. A common practice in the private insurance industry. Also a common practice that will be halted by reform is denial of coverage for preexisting conditions.
It's simple for someone with employer based insurance coverage to not see a need for change, but if you've ever been denied coverage, couldn't get coverage, or had your insurance dropped, you would.
who wrote the bill

San Diego, CA

#8 Jan 9, 2010
Skuttlebutt wrote:
Were his lips movin'? Must of been lyin'!
REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANT --Your congressmen and senators wrote this bill.
Take a look at what the Senate Finance committee wrote---Both Republicans and Democrats.
WHEN YOU VOTE DO NOT VOTE FOR RNC OR DNC CONGRESSMEN OR SENATORS.
We need Senators and Congressmen who will support the President.
A PUBLIC OPTION IN A BASKET OF HEALTH CARE OPTIONS!
ANOTHER PROBLEM:
Your Governor, City council, mayors, and local government is the problem with your city finance.
Many of your city employees who work behind a desk get more retirement pay then the Military.
A Military Officer may get 36 thousand a year more or less in retirement.
When a Military person get old (congress/senators) get rid of their their health program.
Many city workers get 100 to 500 thousand dollars a year in retirement pay.
Many state and city workers make over 70-200-300- and 500 thousand dollars a year with benefits.
MANY UNEMPLOYED MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WILL WORK FOR LESS!
MANY MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN GET LESS!
YOU TAX DOLLARS PAY FOR ALL OF THIS!
WHAT IS MILITARY PAY LIKE?
CITY GOVERNMENT ARE GOING BROKE WHY THEY CONTINUE TO PAY HIGH SALARIES AND BENEFITS.
Many cities officials lay off policemen, teachers and firemen.
The federal government have given state governors, city council, mayors, and local government bail money.

THIS FINICAL CRISIS DID NOT START WITH the New York Federal Reserve.
During that long summer between the collapse of Bear Stearns and the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Hank Paulson held a secret meeting with the board of Goldman Sachs in Moscow.

Andrew Ross Sorkin tells the tale of the meeting in his new book, Too Big To Fail:
Mr. Issa is an otherwise, insignificant Republican Congressman from Califronia, who, according to his webpage, has great admiration for President Ronald Reagan. But I promise you, President Reagan would want nothing to do with this idiot, and would quickly distance himself from his fellow state politician. Who is Congressman Issa and can he be Impeached?(REF: http://wealth-ed.com/2009/06/who-is-congressm... )
SHOULD AMERICANS AUDIT CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS GOING BACK TO THE DAY OF REAGAN.

ALL THE PROBLEMS EXISTED BEFORE ONE YEAR AND ONE --TO FOUR YEAR WILL NOT SLOVE THE ECONOMY PROBLEMS.
A PUBLIC OPTION IS NOT SOCIALISM!!!!
Maria

Eau Claire, WI

#9 Jan 9, 2010
I was born and raised in an European country, with "health care for all". Sure!!! If you made it long enough to get some. One of the most profitable business in the country was private health insurance companies, I wonder why?

Senators, Congressmen, not to mention the President, can care less about what the people of this country want, the majority have half a brain, to understand that this is an atrocity to be imposed on us. Only those lazy butt people that love to live by handouts want it, of course!

I'm all for help those that (for proper reasons) can't afford health insurance, but the illegal immigrants, welfare by choice morons, etc... should find their own way.

Plus... I do not believe in abortion, and my tax dollars will go to pay for it? Give me a break!

Enough already!! When all this madness is going to end?
bottlecap

Clearwater, FL

#10 Jan 9, 2010
who wrote the bill wrote:
<quoted text>
ARE YOUR SENATORS, REPUBLICANS, AND CONGRESSMEN ARE THE IDOTS?
Did Your SENATORS, REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESSMEN WRITE THE BILL?
Did your Senate Finance committee write the bill?
WHITH A PUBLIC OPTION YOU WOULD NOT HAVE INSURANCE COMPANY PROBLEMS!
You choice was taken away from you by your DEM. AND REPUBLICANS GIVEN TO BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Republicans call it socialism when tax payers dollars are given to the Middle class americans.
What bill????

Like the TRUE LIBERAL FASCIST PIGS they are, MSM-elected Pelosi and Reid are hiding behind closed doors trying to figure out how to divert BILLIONS of DOLLARS out of the healthcare system to the GLOBALIST BANKERS.

You support a PUBLIC OPTION. That tells me that you are interested in the effects that this health care bill will have on the lives of American citizens.

You are not getting it. This HEALTHCARE Bill has zero to do with the HEALTHCARE system. That is why Reid, Pelosi and Obama will compromise, bribe, drop, add or say anything necessary to get this bill passed.

Their secret plan is to spring this quickly on the public, have their MSM propaganda machine extol its virtues and have Obama sign it before it can be looked at too closly.
who wrote the bill

San Diego, CA

#11 Jan 9, 2010
Banana Rama wrote:
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In California they're all Democrats.
BIG BUSINESS REPUBLICAN ISSA--
Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Lebanese immigrants. His net worth is approximately $251 million, making him the wealthiest member of Congress...
During the 1970s, Issa and his brother were twice charged with auto theft, once for a Maserati sports car in 1972 and for a Mercedes Benz sedan in 1979. He has also been convicted for possession of an unregistered gun.[4]
Issa made his fortune through his company, Directed Electronics Incorporated, that is most famous for its flagship product, the "Viper" car alarm. It bears one notable siren that is a recording of Issa's voice, "please step away from the car."[5] As of 2004, Directed Electronics was North America's largest aftermarket automotive electronics manufacturer....sold their controlling shares in Directed Electronics (ref:From Wikipedia)
In each state and city in the United States Republicans and Democrats wrote the bill.
The GOVERNOR of California is REPUBLICAN.
THINGS DO NOT GET BETTER UNDER REPUBLICAN RULE.

Many will vote for people who will support the president!
A PUBLIC OPTION IN A BASKET OF HEALTH CARE OPTIONS.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS---congressmen and senators wrote the health care reform bill.
November

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2010
Maria wrote:
I was born and raised in an European country, with "health care for all". Sure!!! If you made it long enough to get some. One of the most profitable business in the country was private health insurance companies, I wonder why?
Senators, Congressmen, not to mention the President, can care less about what the people of this country want, the majority have half a brain, to understand that this is an atrocity to be imposed on us. Only those lazy butt people that love to live by handouts want it, of course!
I'm all for help those that (for proper reasons) can't afford health insurance, but the illegal immigrants, welfare by choice morons, etc... should find their own way.
Plus... I do not believe in abortion, and my tax dollars will go to pay for it? Give me a break!
Enough already!! When all this madness is going to end?
It's going to end, with the results of the 2010 elections!

“If you believe it, stand by it”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#13 Jan 9, 2010
who wrote the bill wrote:
<quoted text>
ARE YOUR SENATORS, REPUBLICANS, AND CONGRESSMEN ARE THE IDOTS?
Did Your SENATORS, REPUBLICANS AND CONGRESSMEN WRITE THE BILL?
Did your Senate Finance committee write the bill?
WHITH A PUBLIC OPTION YOU WOULD NOT HAVE INSURANCE COMPANY PROBLEMS!
You choice was taken away from you by your DEM. AND REPUBLICANS GIVEN TO BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Republicans call it socialism when tax payers dollars are given to the Middle class americans.
Hell, I'm a Democrat and as far as I'm concerned Obama can stick his brand of healthcare reform where the sun don't shine. All that narcissistic liberal wants is to have "something" for his state of the union speech. Screw me, screw you....he doesn't care. He is just pushing a socialistic power grab by the government.
Remember this: The conservative side of the Democrat Parth believes that every LEGAL resident in the USA has the right to seek and attain the American dream...but, they are supposed to earn it....it ain't free. We believe that we have a moral obligation to provide for our mentally & phycally handicapped, our veterans, and our elderly. We also have an obligation to temporarily help those who in need....but not to create generations of welfare families. Now the "community organizer" in the white house wants to change our way of thinking....the Chicago Southside mentality will ruin our nation.
Please understand...this is not a personal attack upon Barrack Obama...it is an attack upon the idealogy that has corrupted the mind of the bright young man he once was. He has become fruit from the poison tree.
A Nnoyed

Bound Brook, NJ

#14 Jan 9, 2010
I agree we should permanently ban "the worst practices of the insurance industry.

I just can't understand why it costs a trillion dollars. Just pass a law that bans those practices. It's free.
who wrote the bill

San Diego, CA

#15 Jan 9, 2010
Maria wrote:
I was born and raised in an European country, with "health care for all". Sure!!! If you made it long enough to get some. One of the most profitable business in the country was private health insurance companies, I wonder why?
Senators, Congressmen, not to mention the President, can care less about what the people of this country want, the majority have half a brain, to understand that this is an atrocity to be imposed on us. Only those lazy butt people that love to live by handouts want it, of course!
I'm all for help those that (for proper reasons) can't afford health insurance, but the illegal immigrants, welfare by choice morons, etc... should find their own way.
Plus... I do not believe in abortion, and my tax dollars will go to pay for it? Give me a break!
Enough already!! When all this madness is going to end?
Do city government take tax payers dollars bail out money to pay high salaries of state workers with desk jobs?
No, today people are not asking for a hand out ---they want health care and jobs.
Many middle class americans will take half or less then what city workers make with desk jobs.



Tax payer dollars should not keep health care companies in business!
The money you give to big insurance can be used for a public option!
The bureaucrats (SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN) still control where this money is being sent to!
BUREAUCRATS WROTE THE BILL FOR BIG BUSINESS!
Insurance companies will still have control over MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS HEALTH CARE DECSISIONS!

WITH A PUBLIC OPTION MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WILL NOT HAVE PROBLEM WITH BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES--
People with pre-existing illnesses or conditions will be able to buy affordable health insurance.
--WITH A PUBLIC OPTION MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WILL NOT HAVE PROBLEM WITH BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES
• Children with such conditions will no longer be denied coverage.
WITH A PUBLIC OPTION MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WILL NOT HAVE PROBLEM WITH BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES
• Small-business owners who can't afford to cover their employees will get tax credits to help them do so.
--WITH A PUBLIC OPTION MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WILL NOT HAVE PROBLEM WITH BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES
• Insurance companies will be required to offer free preventive care to their customers and will be prohibited from dropping coverage when someone becomes ill.

DO YOU TRUST BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES OR WHAT?

A Public Option in a basket of Health care Options
Benito

West Chester, PA

#16 Jan 9, 2010
Bull sh-it...Obama is a totalitarian/fascist/marxist

He better come with all of his friends and his purse loaded full of nickels cause he won't get his money for this scheme from me without a fight.
who wrote the bill

San Diego, CA

#17 Jan 9, 2010
A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IN THE WHITE HOUE UNDERSTAND WHAT MIDDLE CLASS NEED.

The President ask your congressmen and senators to write a bill--
The senators and Congressmen (both democrats and republicans created a zoo)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
House and Senate versions of the overhaul would require nearly all Americans to get coverage and provide subsidies for many who can't afford the cost,...read USA TODAY
WHO WROTE THE BILL FOR BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES?
Concerned US Citizens

Loveland, CO

#18 Jan 9, 2010
Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 - Key Points



This Treason MUST be STOPPED!

"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury vs. Madison

"No one is bound to obey an unconstitutinal law and no courts are bound to enforce it." 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d. Sec 256

"An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed." Norton vs. Shelby County

"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislaion which would abrogate them." Miranda vs. Arizona

“thank you Lord”

Since: Sep 07

Alexandria

#19 Jan 9, 2010
Who even LISTENS to this LIAR as he reads words from a teleprompter that could not possibly be written by himself as he has proven reecntly that he is completely INEPT to have meaningful and appropriate words to say,, ever??
People wake up... this frontman for our enemies lies to us every single time he opens his mouth.. Read the bill yourself... see how it STEALS your freedom... it is unconstitutional, which means ILLEGAL!!!!!
Do not allow Obama, the frontman for our enemies, become our dictator, who will replace the US constitution, that he makes less relevant every single day, with his holy Quran and then he can tell us that sharia law rules and America will be an islamic nation, which was his JOB for his backers, The Muslim Brotherhood, for the global caliphate.. They have been stealthly undermining our nation for decades via CAIR.. they have Obama in the whitehouse to finish off our western civilization, turning America into an islamic nation and they will rule as the taliban rules Afghanistan.. that is their goal... it is not pleasant for anyone but themselves..
American people WAKE UP!!! they are here.. if this health care bill passes.. America, OUR NATION will no longer be free.
read Robert Spencers book: The Truth About Muhammad... and read Paul Sperry's books: Infiltration and: Muslim Mafia...so you can know the TRUTH about what IS going on to CONQUER America. We are currently in a nonviolent WAR.
A Nnoyed

Bound Brook, NJ

#20 Jan 9, 2010
A Public Option is a ridiculous suggestion. They'll just waste trillions of dollars, not be able to fund it and keep taxing us until our butts bleed to pay for their failures.

Look at Medicare if you don't believe me.

The public option was only meant as a gateway to full socialised medicine. Ask Barney Frank. He went on record and said exactly that. And socilised medicine sucks as I had the misfortune of finding out while living in Europe. Mediocrity for all.

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