Uninsured to get affordable coverage by 2014

Marcia Snell sits in her bedroom where she spends most of her time since her recent triple-bypass heart surgery. Full Story
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bob

Athens, OH

#1 Jul 26, 2010
One thing is very clear about Obocare, employers will be punished and employment will be hard to find for many.
Reader

Mount Dora, FL

#2 Jul 26, 2010
2014 is way too late. we need affordable coverage now.

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#3 Jul 26, 2010
You can't buy much insurance for $5000 per year anymore. That 9.5% figure assumes that either the policy will be rotten to the core, the employer will be benevolent, or the employer will find it expedient to pay the fine and leave the employees twisting in the wind.
I would like to see some details that don't over-sumarize or hide reality..
Jeff

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 26, 2010
So until that happens, people need to be responsible. 1) Quit smoking 2) Stop eating like hogs and at fast food restaurants 3) Get off your butt and take a walk or do moderate exercise daily 4) Stop blaming everyone else for your poor choices and bad health
Technically Right

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 26, 2010
She could've signed up for a PAP Prescription Assistance Program to stay on the Plavix.
Fallsbury

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 26, 2010
If we had a "single payer" system like Canada this would not even be a issue now.
timmy

Youngstown, OH

#7 Jul 26, 2010
At least it's coming! And I for one am glad that people will have the opportunity to have Insurance!Ya know lots of these Companies work the help only 32 hours to avoid paying Insurance. Walmart for one! Just keep stocking the shelves so we can make a profit and the hell with the person stocking them. It's been Corporate America attitude since time has started. Ya know if you have a milk cow and it produces milk for you and it's utters dry up. Do you kill it or let it graze until you can witness it declining then make hamburg out of the cow? I let them graze! Then I have a hamburg.
OHYEAH

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 26, 2010
bob wrote:
One thing is very clear about Obocare, employers will be punished and employment will be hard to find for many.
Where Have You Been?
All Employers were already being punished by the insurance driven cost markets years before that weak bill was passed over the objections of greed.

You Voted For "Hell No You Can't"
"HELL NO" Is What You Got
icouldbwong

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 26, 2010
Yes it will be affordable! Only one problem no treatments will be avaiable.
Heidelberger

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 26, 2010
Timmy:

"....[it's][utters] dry up"??

Try instead: "....its udders dry up."
Cynic

South Haven, MI

#11 Jul 26, 2010
So instead of having the taxpayer subsidized Medicade program pay the bill, the taxpayer subsidized insurance program will pay the bill.

It seems to me that the same group is still paying the bill, only now we have a middleman involved...
Smawgunner

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 26, 2010
OHYEAH wrote:
<quoted text>
Where Have You Been?
All Employers were already being punished by the insurance driven cost markets years before that weak bill was passed over the objections of greed.
You Voted For "Hell No You Can't"
"HELL NO" Is What You Got
We tried to say HELL NO YOU CAN'T wreck our health care system but instead will get HELL YES WE CAN increase millions more patients into our system, increase time in the waiting rooms, increase doctor/nurse case loads, increased employers who can't afford to cover employees, increased cost etc. etc. So HELL YEAH here it comes. Be ready for some real change there "OHYEAH".
Izzy Done

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 26, 2010
Everyone wants to live longer but no one wants to pay the tariff. New medicines, new sophisticated medical equipment have combined over the years to cause medical costs to skyrocket. And that has contributed to longer life expectancy. While I feel for this lady, her plight will be magnified twentyfold - especially for senior citizens - when 2014 rolls around. This insurance scam is more designed to achieve a socialist scheme of spreading the wealth than it is to serve a benevolant purpose. Those who voted for it will NOT be forgotten!
Leans Libertarian

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 26, 2010
The point I think everyone misses is that we live in a world of limited resources. Those resources must be rationed among individuals in some way. Generally, this is done through a price. If the good is more desirable, the price goes up. Under the proposed health care law, those services will be rationed by some government entity. I personally do not agree with this method. If someone is of the means to pay for their health care, why should they be forced to stand in line behind someone who spent their paycheck as soon as it was received? The only way to try to keep health care costs from escalating is to make it closer to "insurance", i.e. which means high deductible, catastrophic coverage.
bob

Athens, OH

#15 Jul 26, 2010
OHYEAH wrote:
<quoted text>
Where Have You Been?
All Employers were already being punished by the insurance driven cost markets years before that weak bill was passed over the objections of greed.
You Voted For "Hell No You Can't"
"HELL NO" Is What You Got
All employers, even the ones that never considered offering coverage ? Is it greed that has unemployment at 10%?
Firey Buddha

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 26, 2010
Crap. CRAP. It's all crap. This supposed "health care reform" isn't about HEALTH, but about insurance. Our health care industry is where the reform truly is needed, as well as our food industry, which is selling us crap that we're stupid enough to buy.

We're stuck in a cycle of ignoring our bodies, eating poorly, not exercising, then going to a doctor to fix us and complaining about escalating health care costs. Wanna screw the health insurance companies? GET HEALTHY.

I'm a progressive/lib that hates this supposed reform, just fyi. I have no desire to be forced to buy into a heinous and broken system, and in 2014, I very well may go to jail for it. Yay.
really

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 26, 2010
Another predictable story from the MSM, putting a human face on an inhuman bill. This reform is going to bankrupt America. Even Europeans are seeing the folly of their ways and many countries will start decentralizing socialized medicine because it doesn't work.
We can all feel genuine sympathy for Ms. Snell. But the unreported part of this story, another predictable omission by the way, is many companies will simply stop carrying insurance and pay the dine. And people like Ms. Snell will end up finding themselves in the same position.
Instead of being a good system for an overwhelming number of Americans, healthcare will become a poor system for all. Most Americans see that and want ObamaCare repealed. Expect to see more of these DNC "plant" stories over the next several years.
We already knwo where socialist Democrats and their pals in the media stand on this issue. Thanks Dispatch for reminding us.
Darren

Dublin, OH

#18 Jul 26, 2010
Fallsbury wrote:
If we had a "single payer" system like Canada this would not even be a issue now.
Is that the reason that many Canadians come to America for Medical care?
workingdadof7

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 26, 2010
Cynic wrote:
So instead of having the taxpayer subsidized Medicade program pay the bill, the taxpayer subsidized insurance program will pay the bill.
It seems to me that the same group is still paying the bill, only now we have a middleman involved...
Yep, I agree. People need to understand that when people use the word "taxpayer", they know in reality it means people who work.
John Doh

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 26, 2010
Fallsbury wrote:
If we had a "single payer" system like Canada this would not even be a issue now.
Many Canadians with chronic conditions come to the U.S. for treatment. Look it up. The mortality rate for people with cancer is 20% higher up north. Why? Because it takes uo to a year to 18 months to schedule surgery. But the cancer doesn't wait to spread. So there's your "free" healthcare system. It's great - just don't get sick.

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