“Dude, rearview mirror, may man. Rear view mirror. Problems fixed, the difference you fail to comprehend is that right wing talkers are FIXATED on what was FIXED - several weeks ago. So...maybe if they reported on NEWS instead of HISTORY, they'd know that people are signing up, getting coverage, etc., etc.
But hey, keep being a lemming and swallowing the FOX Kool Aid talking points. You're doing a FABULOUS job as their parrot.
And incidentally, what's the Republican plan to cover 50 million uninsured Americans that cost us all more money because their care is uncompensated? What's that? Don't have a plan? Yeah, sounds like a conservative!!”
“...which you can't prove at all, with any facts, metrics, or data. But hey! Keep on regurgitating those Fox News Talking Points. They love that you're they're lemming.”
-- Blackbelt Ron on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:35:19
“OMG have you been following all the 'discoveries' of this train wreck.?
If you were - and honest with yourself - you would agree....
But hey -- keep being a lemming and go run off that Obamacare cliff...”
“No, that's the libertarian, "I have mine, screw you if you don't have any" mindset, that is the immoral position of the increasingly unhinged Republican Party. That's the epitome of selfishnes, greed, and a disdain for everyone else in your community and in the larger society. It's the culmination of 30 years of Reaganomics that says, "Wah! My taxes are (always) too high (even when they are the lowest in over SEVENTY YEARS)!"
“You don't seem to understand another point: FUN FACT: The insurance industry WANTED these standards, and the ACA! They get TONS of new customers, and instead of 50 different regs to follow, they can now follow some FEDERAL ones. They've been ASKING for that for decades. But not that you'd know that - what with spewing right wing talking points nonsense, and not understanding the health insurance industry.
Oh, and "forcing everyone" to buy coverage? Funny, then why did the SECOND Congress of the United States WAY back in the 1790's FORCE all men ages 18 to 45 to buy a gun and join the militia? Gosh darned government, FORCING people do DO stuff for their own good! I mean sheesh, healthcare that HELPS people and makes them healthier? That's like, MORAL and stuff! Can't have that in a Christian-nation... oh wait... what did Jesus say in Matthew 25 again? Maybe you oughta re-read it, since that's what the REPUBLICANS think this country is: A CHRISTIAN nation.”
Shaun Chapman on Dec 5, 2013 at 14:15:50
“So how much did you give to charity last year? just because this is a Christian leaning nation doent mean we need to give people free health insurance. Haven't you heard about doctor without boarders, soup kitchen, etc? Thats the christian thing to do.”
Shaun Chapman on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:36:25
“Why do you assume i didnt know the insurance companies wanted this? Any company would love to write the rules they have to abide by. Doesn't mean it goo for the people. Also this isnt healthcare its health insurance. "healthcare that HELPS people and makes them healthier?" WOW, if I go to the doctor more I'll be healthier...lol”
“You're not really familiar with what the exchanges are, and who provides the insurance on them, are you? Try educating yourself first.
Oh, and by the way, fun fact: STATES have had minimum insurance requirements for DECADES. Amazing, huh?”
Shaun Chapman on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:39:20
“Thanks, you just made my point STATES have minimum insurance requirements. The ACA changed those requirements. So how is it a free market if an insurance company has to change their poicies to meet the Government mandated requirement. Also, Gov mandated max profit the insurance companies can make. Free Market would allow people to buy coverage they need and will use. Not force everyone one to buy maturnity care.
Stop trying to make people look stupid..it doesn treflect good on you. exchanges are private insurance companies. You can get the same policy without going to healthcare.gov. Jsut check BCBS, ETNA, Etc”
“"It's going to be really sad that there will be a significant number of people we will not be able to help," Barton said."
I would hope those facilitators then say to those people, "Here's where to get your state issued ID card - vote in the elections, and don't vote for the Republican." Cause that would change the situation in ways that would benefit everyone - a healthier population helps businesses and those who do pay for insurance now.”
“So.... a federal exchanged of PRIVATE INSURANCE plans, and Brown is blaming it on... the government?!?!?
Typical GOP-con double-speak. "Free market great! Government bad!" But if the government does something with free market principles employed and it goes wrong, blame the government for it, not the free market.
DUH, Scott. These are plans with things called NETWORKS that PRIVATE insurance has been using for DECADES. Welcome to present-day health insurance.”
Shaun Chapman on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:14:02
“How is this a free market? Government change the minimum requirements and rules when they passed the ACA. Your statement seems you thing the Gov just told the insurance companies to insure people...”
“Hey John, as a legislator, if you and your "leadership team" (and I use that term VERY loosely) actually bothered to, you know, LEGISLATE something while you're working (hey, maybe try working more, longer hours? Like the rest of us Americans have to?) instead of bloviating, you might actually help Americans - I mean, that non-1% Americans, that is.”
huff reader on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:11:25
“That's not their job.
They were paid to obstruct legislation, destroy public trust in government and drive the federal government to dysfunction. Boehner is right. They have done exactly that.
Unfortunately, 'we the people' have been paying them to do something else.”
“Well that's a lovely little bit of sophistry you've got going there, but the facts are Constitutional: WHERE in the Constitution does it give a corporation the right to impose it's religious beliefs upon its employees, when the law of the land states otherwise? Birth control is, or has been used by, quite literally, 99% of the female population in one form or another. So to say that this is a "moral" issue that is for a "certain class" of citizens is not only laughable, it's YOU pretending that your morality matters more than the FREEDOM of others to be able to obtain legally available health-related items.”
“It's not morality. It's a health issue, and therein lies the distinction. And if "benefitting a certain class" of citizens means any woman who can get pregnant AND any man capable of impregnating her, I think that covers the VAST majority of Americans - and therefore hardly anything privileged.”
B from B on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:26:08
“It's morality disguised as a 'health issue'; don't be so naive. Also, based upon your logic, abortion is a 'man's issue' as well. When a health issue is such that it challenges one's moral belief, then the health issue becomes a moral issue.”
“The question is, when did corporations gain the Constitutional right to impose their religious views/beliefs upon their employees, that almost certainly includes people who do not share their religious views/beliefs? If you don't like the law, shut down the business and start a church instead.”
grandmablue on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:44:23
“I agree. When Hobby Lobby decides to become a non-profit Church of the Hobby God, then they get an exemption. Until then, not.”
B from B on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:33:02
“Where did the gov't get the right to impose their own 'morality' (so-called) upon others, particularly when it only truly benefits only a certain class of citizens?”
“Soo.... you STILL have nothing useful to say. Go away until you can say something useful then, mmkay? Everything I've posted has been constitutionally sound. "Guns for everybody!" is not what the Founders either said, nor meant. And then you go and flat out lie about Democrats regarding guns.”
JIMSmith28 on Nov 22, 2013 at 02:44:05
“You argument is hypocritical, as I've pointed out. As useful a criticism as any.
If you can't accept that, you're kidding yourself and wasting my time. My lies are not so much lies as generalizations. Take them for what you will. I don't care.”
“Not only that, Democrats worked WITH Republicans and agreed on voting on some and objecting to others. They came to agreement. Republicans are just saying "NO!" to any and ALL judges. That's unconstitutional - the President is required to nominate judges for vacancies. The Senate is supposed to give their advice and consent - not their DISsent.”