Health Care Debate - Golden Valley, AZ

Discuss the national Health Care debate in Golden Valley, AZ.

Do you support President Obama's health care policy?

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Since: Aug 08

Golden Valley,Az.

#1 Dec 31, 2009
We are not a communist country YET. National health care is unconstitutional as is what most of our government is doing today.
Richard

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#2 Jan 11, 2010
Healthcare if a Privelage and a choice, not a mandate. No forced government bill should be imposed on We The People. It is NOT in the Constitution. Try reading it.

Since: Jan 10

Prescott, AZ

#3 Feb 4, 2010
At first I thought it was a good idea but after further research decided against it. My cousin lives in Norway and he always comments on how his government takes care of the country but living expenses are huge there. I assume it increased due to re-payment of their perfect government benefits. Gas prices are outrageous and so are food costs. So, it's a no win situation.
Steve Marvin

Kingman, AZ

#4 Feb 7, 2010
Its not about health care, its a tax hike and bigger and bigger government
Kitty86413

Campbell, NY

#5 Mar 13, 2011
Not up to the Gov't to have so much control over our freedom of choice.

“Loving Az”

Since: Mar 11

Melbourne Beach, Florida

#7 Mar 19, 2011
Obama wanted all citizens to have health care shoved down our throat but didn't require himself or anybody in the federal government to take it shows just how good it was

“Loving Az”

Since: Mar 11

Melbourne Beach, Florida

#8 Mar 19, 2011
Obama wanted to shove this down our throats but yet didnt require himself, his family or any congress or senator to perticapate. Shows how good it really was

“Loving Az”

Since: Mar 11

Melbourne Beach, Florida

#9 Mar 19, 2011
crap didnt relize it would put it up here 3 time sorry
RU KIDDING

Effingham, IL

#10 Mar 20, 2011
sheltieman wrote:
Obama wanted to shove this down our throats but yet didnt require himself, his family or any congress or senator to perticapate. Shows how good it really was
More BS!

White House, Congress, and federal employees are subject to same health care reforms applied to American people

White House, Congress required to carry health insurance like everyone else. Starting in 2014, Americans will be required to have minimum health insurance coverage, with exemptions for certain people with religious objections or the inability to afford coverage. The bill does not exempt government employees such as leaders and staffers at the White House and Congress.

Insurers covering government workers will be subject to insurance regulations. The insurers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, through which federal workers obtain health coverage, are not exempt from the regulations imposed by the bill on insurers. These regulations include prohibitions on lifetime limits on coverage and denial of coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, and the requirement to spend 80-85 percent of premiums on medical claims, among others.

White House, Congress subject to applicable taxes. The health care bill includes increased Medicare taxes on those with incomes over $200,000. The bill also includes an excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored plans and a tax on indoor tanning services. The White House and Congress are not exempt from these taxes.
Only Congress and congressional staff are restricted to the exchange plans

Bill does not require Americans to enroll in health care exchange plans. Contrary to the suggestion that participating in the exchange plans is mandatory, there is no such requirement, and indeed, only 24 million people would be enrolled in the exchanges as of 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office, while 159 million will have employer-sponsored coverage. The bill states: "Nothing in this title shall be construed to restrict the choice of a qualified individual to enroll or not enroll in a qualified health plan or to participate in an Exchange."

Bill says "Members of Congress and congressional staff" will only be offered plans created by the bill or offered through exchanges established by bill. The bill states that "Members of Congress and congressional staff" will only have access to plans that are created by the health care bill or offered through the exchanges established by the bill. From H.R. 3590, the health care bill signed by President Obama on March 23:

http://mediamatters.org/research/201003250022...

Media have falsely claimed President Obama, members of his administration, and certain congressional staff are "exempt" from the recently enacted health care bill. In fact, the bill subjects the White House, members of Congress, and their staffs to the same reforms and requirements as the rest of the American people.

White House, Congress, and federal employees are subject to same health care reforms applied to American people

Since: Mar 11

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#11 Mar 20, 2011
I'm on Medicare and some of his things have gone into effect already. $45.00 co-pay on most meds now.
RU KIDDING

Effingham, IL

#12 Mar 22, 2011
mystic mage wrote:
I'm on Medicare and some of his things have gone into effect already.$45.00 co-pay on most meds now.
The $4 pricing will be available to all pharmacy customers with a prescription from a doctor that can be filled with a covered generic medicine.
This program will be available to the uninsured.
Insurance will be accepted.
The program presently covers 291 generic medications from many of the most common therapeutic categories.

http://walmartstores.com/pressroom/news/5950....

When people talk about expensive drugs, they usually are referring to drugs like Lipitor for high cholesterol ($1,500 a year), Zyprexa for schizophrenia ($7,000 a year) or Avastin for cancer ($50,000 a year). But none of these medicines come close to making Forbes' exclusive survey of the most expensive medicines on the planet.

The nine drugs on our list all cost more than $200,000 a year for the average patient who takes them. Most of them treat rare genetic diseases that afflict fewer than 10,000 patients. For these diseases, there are few if any other treatments. So biotech companies can charge pretty much whatever they want.
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Alexion Pharmaceutical's Soliris, at $409,500 a year, is the world's single most expensive drug. This monoclonal antibody drug treats a rare disorder in which the immune system destroys red blood cells at night. The disorder, paroxysymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), hits 8,000 Americans. Last year Soliris sales were $295 million. Since Alexion started selling Soliris two years ago, its stock price is up 130%.

The average prescription drug cost is $69.91. Of that amount, the manufacturer receives $54.30, the wholesaler receives $2.44 and the retailer receives $13.17.

http://newsburglar.com/2008/12/30/prescriptio...

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