Five Obamacare Myths

Jan 6, 2013 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.nytimes.com

ON the subject of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare, to reclaim the name critics have made into a slur — a number of fallacies seem to be congealing into accepted wisdom. Much of this is the result of unrelenting Republican propaganda and right-wing punditry, but it has gone largely unchallenged by gun-shy Democrats. The result is that voters are confronted with slogans and side issues — “It’s a tax!” “No, it’s a penalty!” — rather than a reality-based discussion. Let’s unpack a few of the most persistent myths.

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The truth about nobamacare/tax will drive the country’s health care bill ever higher, according to the government’s own economists
It is already empowering bureaucrats to deny coverage of cutting-edge medicines in order to save the government money
It has exacerbated our nation’s shortage of doctors—and in fact, is already causing many to close up shop. Many med students are changing the majors, some of our best minds.
IT will make health care less affordable by forbidding insurers from offering inexpensive, bare-bones policies
It ratchets up Medicare payroll taxes—and adds brand new taxes on income—interest, capital gains, and dividends
It achieves every penny of its supposed “savings” through a series of legislative and accounting gimmicks....kinda like slick willie's bogus "surplus!"
It creates a huge new enforcement bureaucracy—including 16,000 new IRS agents and an astounding 159 new boards and commissions—to hound taxpayers, businesses, hospitals, doctors, and insurers into compliance
AND will still leave 23 million Americans uninsured by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Buy the book by Sally C. Pipes....Pacific Research Institute

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fact #1. Backwards countries that are in financial trouble because of too much spending is the Obamacare model.

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fact #2 Don't forget how Obama screwed Benghazi up. Would you want his ideas involved in your heart surgery?
I didn't think so.

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fact #3 Canada almost went bankrupt because of Gubmint medicine, but they got their spending under control. They cut EVERYTHING to the bone.
You think Obama the Ghetto rich ACORN Head is going to stop spending and cut everything to the bone? LOL
Good luck wit dat. Enjoy going broke America.
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What kind of "reality based discussion" do you expect to have with such a biased left-wing propaganda bull horn as the NY times?I doubt if this paper would question anything that obama does.

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fact #2 Don't forget how Obama screwed Benghazi up. Would you want his ideas involved in your heart surgery?
I didn't think so.
I would want Mr. Magoo involved in your heart surgery.

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What kind of "reality based discussion" do you expect to have with such a biased left-wing propaganda bull horn as the NY times?I doubt if this paper would question anything that obama does.
Wouldn't it be fun if you actually had anything to say?
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The truth about nobamacare/tax will drive the country’s health care bill ever higher, according to the government’s own economists
It is already empowering bureaucrats to deny coverage of cutting-edge medicines in order to save the government money
It has exacerbated our nation’s shortage of doctors—and in fact, is already causing many to close up shop. Many med students are changing the majors, some of our best minds.
IT will make health care less affordable by forbidding insurers from offering inexpensive, bare-bones policies
It ratchets up Medicare payroll taxes—and adds brand new taxes on income—interest, capital gains, and dividends
It achieves every penny of its supposed “savings” through a series of legislative and accounting gimmicks....kinda like slick willie's bogus "surplus!"
It creates a huge new enforcement bureaucracy—including 16,000 new IRS agents and an astounding 159 new boards and commissions—to hound taxpayers, businesses, hospitals, doctors, and insurers into compliance
AND will still leave 23 million Americans uninsured by 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Buy the book by Sally C. Pipes....Pacific Research Institute
congrat Texas NFL +next wk!!;)
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Dr. Bill_phd! watta U think aboat Dr. Obama?!!;-00h, email to Dr. OZ! ;-0000

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<quoted text>I would want Mr. Magoo involved in your heart surgery.
Benghazi?

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<quoted text>Wouldn't it be fun if you actually had anything to say?
Benghazi? ACORN? GHETTO RICH OBAMA?

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Death panels are the real deal now. Force flu shots are too. You are forced to do things now as you get poorer and poorer and poorer.
That's Pooti Tang Care to me.
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Wouldn't it be fun if you actually had anything to say?
So far you got two comments on this story and what have you said besides some wise ass remark?

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Rates will always go up, no matter what, but not go up as fast under Obamacare.

The official documents, ACA, CBO, directly contradict the naysayers, but the lies and misrepresentations support them.
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ObamaCare is not health care.

It is health INSURANCE.

Your health will be proportional to the amount of MONEY YOU SPEND on your health insurance.

The less you spend on your health insurance, the less care will be covered by that insurance.
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myth ...
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it's all free
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only for the 47%ers on medicaid, for them no premiums, no co-pay, free dental, free eyecare.
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the rest of you proles have to pick up the tab for the medicaid expansion.
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medicare ... premiums rise every year, over $100.00 a month now, deductables, 20% co-pay, no dental or eyecare for the aged population that has a great need for both at advanced age.
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employer insurance .. if you can get it and employers don't drop it completely get double digit rate increases and sky high deductables.
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govt run health exchanges ... good luck with that

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Myth # 5 Health care will pay for the victims Obama and Hillary let die in Benghazi.

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That 2% payroll tax raise that my neighbor just found out he has to pay sent him through the roof. And he VOTED for Obama. LOL.
Wait till he finds out it's just the tip of the iceberg. OMG. Obama is in trouble.
Benghazi too.
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That 2% payroll tax raise that my neighbor just found out he has to pay sent him through the roof. And he VOTED for Obama. LOL.
Wait till he finds out it's just the tip of the iceberg. OMG. Obama is in trouble.
Benghazi too.
And they thought they were ONLY sticking TAX HIKES on the very WEALTHY.

Their praises for Obama will grow quiet once they discover that EVERYONE who earns a paycheck will see 2% LESS in their pockets.

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congrat Texas NFL +next wk!!;)
Thanks, Charlie....but we need to get the offense going..

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