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Obamacare: Californians will pay 10th highest rates in country under health exchange

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#146 Oct 3, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
Our own Govt says there are 10 million homeless/mentally ill, most live on the streets, most are US citizens.
So, stupid: where oh were is the proof?

Let's make sure you said HOMELESS/MENTAL in, not homeless, mentally ill, people living below the poverty line, and left handers.

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#147 Oct 3, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
The number today is approx 46.2 million.
Made up numbers mean nothing.

Where is that proof of 10 million homeless, stupid?

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#148 Oct 3, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
There will still be at least 40 million uninsured after Obamacare
made up numbers are lies, stupid.

You can't prove what you said yesterday.

I am mindful of the manure spreader they use out the dairy farm: chug chug chug chug spitting out [email protected] all day long.

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#149 Oct 3, 2013
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Still a lie.
Wipe your chin, shug.
Congress and the ACA...now, read the last sentence, Turd...
The ACA requires members of Congress and their staffers to select their health insurance from the new exchange that opened Oct. 1. In the past, they chose their coverage from a menu of plans available to federal employees. They also have long received an employer contribution toward their health insurance -- just like most people who receive coverage from a private employer. Federal officials recently decided members of Congress will continue to receive that contribution, and will be allowed to use it toward coverage purchased on the exchange. That's different than the rules that apply to regular citizens -- who are not allowed to take an employer contribution and apply it to coverage purchased through the exchange.
You can call it what you like, but if they get it and we dont, it's an EXEMPTION.
Wipe your azz...
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#150 Oct 3, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
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Congress and the ACA...now, read the last sentence, Turd...
The ACA requires members of Congress and their staffers to select their health insurance from the new exchange that opened Oct. 1. In the past, they chose their coverage from a menu of plans available to federal employees. They also have long received an employer contribution toward their health insurance -- just like most people who receive coverage from a private employer. Federal officials recently decided members of Congress will continue to receive that contribution, and will be allowed to use it toward coverage purchased on the exchange. That's different than the rules that apply to regular citizens -- who are not allowed to take an employer contribution and apply it to coverage purchased through the exchange.
You can call it what you like, but if they get it and we dont, it's an EXEMPTION.
Wipe your azz...
"That's different than the rules that apply to regular citizens -- who are not allowed to take an employer contribution and apply it to coverage purchased through the exchange"

Huh?? That is exactly what it is for.

When an employer gives an employee money they can spend it on anything they want. What a bizarre thing to say?

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#151 Oct 3, 2013
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Congress and the ACA...now, read the last sentence, Turd....
Congress is not exempted from the ACA, Turdeater.

I cannot help you cannot think for yourself.

One of many sources:
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/...

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#152 Oct 3, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
They also have long received an employer contribution toward their health insurance -- just like most people who receive coverage from a private employer.
SO WHO CARE? They can get a freaking allowance for their neckties: who cares?

Do they have to have health insurance?

YES OR NO?

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#153 Oct 3, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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"That's different than the rules that apply to regular citizens -- who are not allowed to take an employer contribution and apply it to coverage purchased through the exchange"
Huh?? That is exactly what it is for.
When an employer gives an employee money they can spend it on anything they want. What a bizarre thing to say?
No it isnt...read the law...sure, you can spend it on anything you want, but you cant buy insurance on the exchange with it...

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#155 Oct 4, 2013
Just google "Cadillac Tax" and see that Congress would have to pay a 40% penalty tax on their health plans under Obamacare, but their EXCLUSION allows them to pay no penalty, unlike the normal citizen or Union member. The Unions also asked for this EXCLUSION due to the 'Cadillac plans" they offer members, but at the last minute Obama didnt allow the EXCLUSION for them.

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#156 Oct 4, 2013
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Just google "Cadillac Tax" and see that Congress
Funny how you keep insisting Congress is exempt but you won't google Congress exempt and see- as everyone else here sees- you are full of [email protected]

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#157 Oct 4, 2013
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Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger is misleading his constituents by saying that he will decline the health insurance offered to members of Congress next year because it includes a "special subsidy" from the president that "exempted" Congress from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress isn't "exempt" from the law. It wasn't exempt back in 2010, when we first debunked such a claim; nor were lawmakers exempt in May when the bogus bit surfaced again. Three months later, they're still not exempt. In fact, as we've said before, lawmakers and their staffs face additional requirements that other Americans don't. And the "special subsidy" to which Pittenger refers is simply a premium contribution that his employer, the federal government, has long made to the health insurance policies of its workers.

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Our readers may recall that before this provision was created, there were claims circulating that Congress was "exempt" from the law. This twisted reading of the legislation was based on the fact that originally Congress, like other Americans with work-based insurance or Americans on Medicare and Medicaid, wouldn't be eligible for the exchanges. In other words, Congress was supposedly "exempt" when members couldn't participate in the exchanges, and now that they are required to do so, they're still somehow "exempt" from the law. Neither of these convoluted claims is true.[FactCheck.org, 8/30/13]
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#158 Oct 4, 2013
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Such a load of BS...Congress and the Pres are exempt and you know it. They are exempt because they have "CADILLAC" plans, some worht hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in premiums and they would have to pay a huge penalty and tax rate, not not if exempt. You are so full ofShit, Congress and the Pres have the same type of plan the a top Fortune 500 executive might have, yet the executive will have to pay the huge penalty. Please stop lying and use FACTS to back up your crappy bill, but I bet you havent read it, have you (just like the Dems in Congress)
You are on the wrong forum, there is a very special forum for retards like you, it’s all based on heresy and innuendo – room temp IQ required! Of the many misconceptions (all started by FOX News) surrounding the new health reform law known as Obamacare one of the newest and most infuriating is the idea that Congress made itself “exempt” from a law that puts onerous new burdens on many other Americans. That contention is totally false. In fact, members of Congress, along with their personal staffers, are required to participate in Obamacare.

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#159 Oct 6, 2013
You all are playing with words, call it what you want, but Congress WILL NOT be required to pay the PENALTY on their health care that other well off citizens will be REQUIRED to pay. It's written right in the ACA law...

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#160 Oct 6, 2013
BTW, the way you feel about FOX, is the way the other half thinks about...ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, ETC...just cuz your liberal news dominates doesnt make it correct...

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#161 Oct 6, 2013
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You all are playing with words, call it what you want, but Congress WILL NOT be required to pay the PENALTY
Do let's start with your lie that 'Congress' is exempt from the ACA.

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#162 Oct 6, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
BTW, the way you feel about FOX, is the way the other half thinks about...ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, ETC...just cuz your liberal news dominates doesnt make it correct...
FOX does not come anywhere close to half.

Shug...

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#163 Oct 6, 2013
Okay, I tried to find the most liberal news organization to refer from, since you are so brain washed...see link...or is the Chicago Tribune just a hidden enity of Fox News???

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-10...

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#164 Oct 6, 2013
And, sure, I accept your apology...

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#165 Oct 6, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
And, sure, I accept your apology...
~stomp stomp stomp~ I say you lose!~stomp stomp stomp~ I say you lose!

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#166 Oct 6, 2013
edsmith1360 wrote:
And, sure, I accept your apology...
Are we apologizing for proving you were lying when you insisted Congress is exempt from the ACA?

Which of your lies are you referring too?

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