Video: Obama praises health care results, Republicans continue to fight it

There are 35 comments on the CBS News story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Video: Obama praises health care results, Republicans continue to fight it. In it, CBS News reports that:

President Obama says Americans are already seeing the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans are set to make "Obamacare" a top issue in next year's Congressional elections.

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Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Jul 19, 2013
I haven't seen any benefits from the ACA nor has anyone I know. I have seen stories in the media about some people seeing benefits, but one, that doesn't seem to make sense since the ACA hasn't really kicked in and two, my trust of anything put out by the media is pretty low.

So does anyone have a real story of how they ACA has benefited them already? Not how it will do so in several months but real facts about real benefits you have already received.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#3 Jul 19, 2013
Obamacare is the Obama way to push America to bunkruptcy like Detroit where money was used to give free Obama's checks, Obama free food stamps, Obama phones, Obamacare to his liberal parasties and Unions. Like American people under the radical liberal rule of Obama and his IRS, NSA and EPA henchmen, Detroit fell victim to the liberalism agenda of theft, deceit and lies. Detroit people paid the price for the corruption of Obama and his party of the liberal Democrats that stole the money of the city in daylight and redistribute money to the liberal Unions free pension and free healthcare, free food stamps to illegal invaders and failed Obamacare that is free to all the sick of the world. Nevertheless, the fall of Detroit under the rule of the corrupt liberals in Sodom & Gomorrah style regime is similar to the fall of America under the dictator Obama and his IRS, NSA and EPA army that is used by the dictator to fight the taxpaying conservative opposition by all means. America is falling to bankruptcy under Obama and printing money by the Fed. Reserve chief Bernanke will stop soon as the printed money remained the only money that keeps America and the world moving forward day in and day out.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#5 Jul 19, 2013
Under obamacare the middle class is saving money like crazy. That was the promise, right?

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Jul 19, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>The ACA was put together with about as much care as the Detroit or Camden, NJ budgets.
In other words, with total disregard to our well being accompanied by a LOT of false words and statistics.
Well, no kidding. That's why I was wondering if there were any real examples of real people seeing real benefits of the ACA or if this was just another example of liberals making stuff up and the media supporting them.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#7 Jul 19, 2013
Healthcare UNfairness in the USA being proposed by FL Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Schultz want the elderly who are waiting in line for healthcare services to step aside and allow Holocaust survivors to JUMP TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE for healthcare needs.

Here's Wasserman Schultz' bill:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-06-03/n...

WWII veterans - STEP ASIDE

WWII widows - STEP ASIDE

There are wives of WWII soldiers who never saw THEIR husbands again, children of WWII soldiers who never saw their parent again or perhaps their uncle, cousin, nephew.

But Wasserman Schultz prioritizes her religious group for healthcare services above those who fought/died to LIBERATE them while they were european citizens.

When a representative puts THEIR religious group ahead of other religious groups. That IS a problem.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#8 Jul 19, 2013
So Obama got more people to shop and PURCHASE a health INSURANCE product.

Having health INSURANCE doesn't guarantee better health, better care, nor a better outcome.

But having INSURANCE is supposed to make everything all better?

The only thing it does do is give those liberal progressives a 'feel good all over' feeling, thinking they actually DID SOMETHING for the people.

Unfortunately what they did is do something TO THE PEOPLE (forcing them BUY INSURANCE).
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#9 Jul 19, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
But having INSURANCE is supposed to make everything all better?
Dear, most of us will need some kind of health care in our lives - it is a large concern when you have children who most of us want them to be healthy.

No, dear, insurance is not supposed to make everything better, but trying to pay for health care (over $2,000 per month for us) is a large economic burden for most of us.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#10 Jul 19, 2013
How many times have the republicants tried - unsuccessfully - to repeal ACA?

Last I heard it was over 40 - but who's counting! LOLL
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#11 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Dear, most of us will need some kind of health care in our lives - it is a large concern when you have children who most of us want them to be healthy.
No, dear, insurance is not supposed to make everything better, but trying to pay for health care (over $2,000 per month for us) is a large economic burden for most of us.
Good luck making your monthly health insurance payments.

If you have $2,000 in medical expenses every month, you've gotta be paying a BOATLOAD for your insurance coverage!

So what does it cost to get your $24,000/year in medical bills paid?
TSA Director

Chesapeake, VA

#12 Jul 19, 2013
What beneifts are those? Soon you will be bone along witht eh horror.
Center-left Conservative

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jul 19, 2013
President Obama said that if anyone has a better idea to deal with the problems in health care then he’s all ears… and that’s the problem with the Republican Party, we will criticize but won’t put forth solutions. There is a lot not to like about Obamacare but our side needs to say how we will fix the problems that Obama has tried to address.
sheepleloveroyal ty

Bryn Mawr, PA

#14 Jul 19, 2013
Lower premiums and rebates for existing health INSURANCE policy holders?

Wait until the millions who can't afford health INSURANCE now attempt to pay the 3-5,000 dollar a year minimum for younger non smokers. Or worse than is that the uninsured still can't afford a health care plan with an insurance company of existing health policy holders and the premiums go up because the target customer for the insurance companies still can't pay the premiums needed to drop other's.

Which companies reported a drop in the monthly premiums again. Or started mailing out rebates? Which companies?
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#15 Jul 19, 2013
Center-left Conservative wrote:
President Obama said that if anyone has a better idea to deal with the problems in health care then he’s all ears… and that’s the problem with the Republican Party, we will criticize but won’t put forth solutions. There is a lot not to like about Obamacare but our side needs to say how we will fix the problems that Obama has tried to address.
The problem Obama tries to address is this:

1) Some people are productive and responsible members of society. They take care of themselves and their families. They protect themselves by buying homeowners insurance, health insurance, automobile insurance and life insurance.

2) Then there are 'the others' who don't.

He wants #1 to provide benefits for #2.

There is NO WAY to do it without taking MORE from those who have, so that MORE can be provided to those who have not.

The solution is to allow everyone the FREEDOM to take care of themselves, but that doesn't BUY VOTES.
Center-Left Conservative

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Jul 19, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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The problem Obama tries to address is this:
1) Some people are productive and responsible members of society. They take care of themselves and their families. They protect themselves by buying homeowners insurance, health insurance, automobile insurance and life insurance.
2) Then there are 'the others' who don't.
He wants #1 to provide benefits for #2.
There is NO WAY to do it without taking MORE from those who have, so that MORE can be provided to those who have not.
The solution is to allow everyone the FREEDOM to take care of themselves, but that doesn't BUY VOTES.
You just proved President Obama’s point… you don’t have solutions so you create a straw man to knock around. The individual mandate was a conservative idea that came out of the Heritage Foundation that was included in the ACA, and that alone destroys your dishonest point about Obama wanting to create people need to be taken care of because the individual mandate requires everyone to purchase health care.
Now can you provide a better solution to the problems that the ACA tries to fix?
Center-Left Conservative

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Jul 19, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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The solution is to allow everyone the FREEDOM to take care of themselves, but that doesn't BUY VOTES.
"Freedom" is your solution to rising Health Care cost? Come on, it's time to grow up and think like an adult.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#18 Jul 19, 2013
He thinks has done something good?? I recently spent 10 days in the hospital. When I got out they took my social security away from me, which in turn took my Medicaid from me.
So they took around 1,500.00 to 2.000.00 out of my pocket because now I have to pay all my medical bills, and prescriptions, & just one prescription is 500.00 per month, another one is 80.00 per month, and the list just goes on from there. I am totally disabled also, and have to use a walker or a wheelchair. He really did me some good.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#19 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Dear, most of us will need some kind of health care in our lives - it is a large concern when you have children who most of us want them to be healthy.
No, dear, insurance is not supposed to make everything better, but trying to pay for health care (over $2,000 per month for us) is a large economic burden for most of us.
You're paying 2 thousand a month for an ailment. Okay, so how does that equate to higher insurance premiums for those of us who don't have an ailment? You somehow think that medical care is a given just because you exist. It's not really. It may be considered a necessity, but it by no means is an inalienable right. Must be why Odumbocare is so vague and never touched on controlling sky-rocketing costs, that and dividends for the investors.....
Sheik Yerbouti

Furlong, PA

#20 Jul 19, 2013
In most CIVILIZED countries health care is seen as a basic human right.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#21 Jul 19, 2013
Haven't heard of anyone benefiting from Obamacare. Soon as it takes effect, plenty will be hurt'n. The people that think Obamacare is some great thing are really dillusional. I hear its equal to medicaid, so that means not all doctors will take it and the healthcare is not so good. You will become one of the cattle.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#22 Jul 19, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
How many times have the republicants tried - unsuccessfully - to repeal ACA?
Last I heard it was over 40 - but who's counting! LOLL
I see you're still too stupid to figure out you're getting screwed...
how could you be ANYTHING but an Obama supporter with an intellect like that?

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