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The Affordable Health Care Act that is now going into effect . . .

  1. Is a welcome change that assures health care accessibility for all Americans while controlling health insurance premiums.
  2. Is a mess that applicants can't even sign on for, raises premiums and will limit accessibility to doctors for most Americans.
  3. Needs about a year more to implement fairly with re-evaluated changes that attack the needed changes in health care without punishing many Americans.
 
 
 
 
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FortySixand2

Oct-16-13 2:51 PM

Fairly predictable SG push poll....two of the responses rife with GOP talking points/thought viruses, and the other basically a fairy tale. We all know there's problems and issues in rolling out something new, just ask Apple. People should not panic. Even though the signup website has had problems, the official coverages and implementation don't happen until January. Just a reminder...historically, this healthcare law is a conservative Heritage Foundation initiative put forth in the early '90s and also served as the framework for Massachusetts healthcare law enacted under then Gov Mitt Romney. Conservatives should be embracing something straight out of one their think tanks.

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thinblueline

Oct-16-13 6:38 PM

Good bye USA... Hello socialist utopia... We're screwed

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USABorn

Oct-17-13 2:07 AM

Can hardly wait until the liberals get hit square between the eyes with their own stupid folly.

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leaningright

Oct-17-13 1:12 PM

Fortysix-Why is it that when the only stipulation put forth in the latest push to get something done on the debt limit and reopening the govt. that when the repubs added that all of them and staff and the president would have to take Obamacare they all said h_ _ _ NO! WHY IS THAT? They dont want what they are shoving down our throats, thats why, wake up forty six.Silly Liberal!

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Triumph

Oct-17-13 6:34 PM

I guess the big question in my mind is why are we forcing Gov run health care on 100% of the population when only 12-15% are without health care? It was a 2000+ page bill that everyone admitted they did not red before voting yes to it. Maybe they should tackle one issue at a time with health care for those without instead of forcing lawyer lead programs disguised as health care for all. The fact that everybody in the gov refusing this wonderful health care does raise a red flag for me.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-19-13 8:53 AM

FortySixand2,

As you sit there wallowing in the bath of every liberal publication that says our current ACA is what Romney and Heritage Foundation pushed maybe you can take a break and go try an alternate source(s) and think for yourself.

Google "RomneyCare – The Truth about Massachusetts Health Care" at Mittromneycentral.

It will validate some of your comments but it goes past that to say that solution was for Massachusetts at that time and place, not the entire US today.

Average income for Mass (#2 in the nation) is $55k; the median Texas (#25) is $41k while Miss at 50th is $33k. Then look at poverty level where Mass has only 11.4%, Texas has 17.9%, while Miss has 22.4%.

So the average income in Mass is very high while the poverty level is low relative for the other states; that is why it works there and not everywhere else.

The individual mandate (one of the cornerstones of Romneycare) encourages ‘free riders’ to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-19-13 8:55 AM

their medical costs on to others.

Since you like cut and paste.....

"An individual mandate, the Republicans argued, would be a “free-market solution” to reform healthcare, part of a “social contract” that would help people take responsibility for themselves and avoid the immorality of freeloading off the government."

"The Massachusetts health care plan was designed for Massachusetts. It is not for every state and not for the nation as a whole. The Washington Post, after a thorough investigation, concluded that Romney has never called for a nationwide health care mandate. RomneyCare was designed as a unique solution to a one state’s problems. Most experts agree that Massachusetts had two unique elements, its funding sources and political culture, which made it possible for RomneyCare to be implemented."

"RomneyCare works well in MA because, even before the law was passed, the state had a very low rate of uninsured residents, the lowest in the nation in fa

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-19-13 8:56 AM

Cont>>

the lowest in the nation in fact. Other states with high uninsured rates (such as Texas, New Mexico, California and Arkansas) will have a much more difficult time insuring all their citizens due to the dramatic increase in costs. These states will be forced to cut spending in other vital areas of the budget (such as education) in order to implement Obamacare."

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CaveFelem

Oct-19-13 10:57 AM

I think it would be a good idea for the Sun Gazette to find people who have signed up for health insurance, and report on their experience with sign up, find out what the costs will be, etc. Find some single people of various ages, others who need a family health care plan, or 2 person plan, and see how the exchange has helped (or not helped) them.

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rmiller

Oct-20-13 4:18 PM

Cave,

You probably won't find someone who has signed up. Reports about from various media outlets that people can't even log onto the web site. IN addition, what I'm hearing is that working people are getting cancelled on policies, or their premiums are going upwards of 70% hike. There is no good to come out of this.

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rmiller

Oct-20-13 4:24 PM

FortySix,

Your 2:51 pm post, trying to compare a major economic disaster to an Apple ipad, or to infer that this is an original plan (with no adjustments from over a decade ago) is the fairy tale. As much as I like Romney, he is a moderate with fiscal responsibility and the initiative that you reference the Heritage Foundation putting forth, again....apples and oranges. Do you or I know definitively what is in this health care package? I don't, neither did Pelosi, remember? Why would anyone want a bill passed that hadn't been scrutinized and tweaked?

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MECURY2

Oct-21-13 11:57 AM

Will someone who is part of the 60% that is against "Obamacare" or "ACA" tell me why the President would make a healthcare law and then not let anyone sign up for it? Because the website crashed because so many people were trying to sign up is President Obama's fault?!! "Ingnorance is a live and well"!

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rredrose

Oct-21-13 4:35 PM

Just tried using the website. 2 x. Second time, I got all my info entered except then when I tried to go to "Next" it told me add'l info was needed, clicked on that, nothing, clicked on add'l info on left side of page, where summary is, nothing. Done. Chat didn't work either.

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rredrose

Oct-21-13 4:37 PM

I got logged on, entered name, addr, marital status, SS #, spouse's info, income info, then got stuck.

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VinceKnauff

Oct-22-13 6:22 AM

Will someone who is part of the 60% that is against "Obamacare" or "ACA" tell me why the President would make a healthcare law and then not let anyone sign up for it?

Because he is incompetent, arrogant, and believes that anything he says will magically happen just because he said so. He didn't intend Obamatax to be a disaster. But he had no idea hpow to make happen what he wanted to make happen.

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MECURY2

Oct-22-13 10:44 AM

To Vinceknauff comment 10/22/2013. I was asking for an answer not a lame *** opinion! Stay healthy brother! Social Security wasn't going work, Medicare wasn't going to work but, here we are 60 years later and guess what,those programs or taxes in your world are still here. "Rock on Tea Party your days are numbered!

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Garben78

Oct-22-13 7:09 PM

You think social security is working Mercury? If so you are a blind fool

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MECURY2

Oct-23-13 12:23 PM

Garben, When it comes time for you to receive SSI tell the FEDS you don't want it because it doesn't work and make sure you don't throw out your lunch bucket! Signed: A happy person on SSI.

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