“Excuse me, but the Keystone XL benefits no one in the US, except for the few people who will work on it while it would be built. But it would benefit the Canadian oil companies, who want it so they can transport their oil to the Gulf more cheaply.
And from there? To China. NOT to the US.
Typical of GW to want to take care of anyone but the American people.”
henrybjennings on Nov 18, 2013 at 14:41:29
“We get nothing out of the deal. There will be no 20,000 jobs. It is just another Republican lie.”
“Sure. The fact that the Republicans refused to fund the website construction, and put up roadblocks at every turn, including the government shutdown at the very time of the website rollout, had NOTHING to do with it, right?
“The people that are "losing" their health insurance are not doing so because the ACA requires it; they are losing it because the insurance companies don't want to bring their substandard policies up to par.
And they are lying their behinds off about it. Fooled you, didn't they?”
The Great Intellectual on Nov 11, 2013 at 20:48:49
“Actually my insurance company is bringing their standard policy up to par and my policy up to par will go from $152 a month to $411 a month. I have excellent insurance with a medium sized deductible. I have hospital stays, ambulance services, surgical care, NO Caps but what I did not have which Obamacare forces me to have is maternity coverage, pediatric coverage, drug counseling, and psychiatric care.
Now as legally single male why should I have maternity coverage?
Why as a person without children do I need pediatric care?
Why do I need drug counseling when I do not have a drug issue?
Why do I need psychiatric care when my family has no history of mental illness?
The funny thing is that you think I am fooled when the only person being fooled is you. If these so called "junk" policies that were supposedly "grandfathered" in were such a rip off to consumer and such a profit maker to the insurer why wouldn't they keep them?
See Obamacare canceled my Health Insurance because it is making pay for services I do not need and can not afford. I make 423% the poverty rate I will not get subsidized and the plans on Obamacare for a similar cost will drop my coverage from an 80/20 to a 60/40 then if I want similar coverage I will pay $350+ a month. So sorry I don't buy your bs.”
“Not hardly. The ACA is a consumer-driven bill, meant to protect the public from the insurance companies, which were gouging insureds, holding those with pre-existing conditions hostage, raising premiums without good reason, denying coverage, and canceling policies at will.
Now they can no longer spend less than 83% of premium dollars on actual BENEFITS to insureds--what a concept. Instead of giving their CEOs and other officers multi-million dollar compensation packages, now they have to, hello, actually pay out on what they're in business to do.”
Boingers groupie on Nov 5, 2013 at 15:30:15
“So, Obama wants these very people to now tout the benefits of the new law....hardly. He's going to have to bribe and compromise like he did to get the law passed. Now he's got to do it with the very people he despises. Insurance execs. ”
“Too bad you don't know what you're talking about. The insurance companies are covering their behinds with this, big time. They know that once the ACA starts covering people that their days of big-time and obscene profits are done and done, and they've been working overtime to sabotage it if they could.”
“I got one of those letters. In my case, my policy was grandfathered, meaning it was in place previous to the enactment of the law. But it was worded quite snarkily, and made it sound as though I was escaping by the skin of my teeth from a fate worse than death.
My policy is crap, actually, and barely covers anything; I'm fairly healthy, and really just need it to cover the big stuff. So the insurance company itself was saved by the fact that I signed up for it before March of 2010. However, they did have to give me an ACA-mandated refund because they were overcharging for it.”
big tom on Nov 5, 2013 at 14:22:04
“fox never mentions the 1.6 billion they were forced to return for gouging....it is all about the money.”
“Keep up, will ya? Women stopped dying by "unscrupulous abortionists" in 1970, with the institution of Roe v. Wade. They don't die anymore.
But without access to abortion clinics, guess what? Yep. They'll be getting it done, one way or the other, and that will not be in a clean, safe place in the state of Texas now, thanks to this ridiculous ruling.”
yemaya on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:09:16
“Exactly, well said!”
wonderYrednow on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:53:16
bansidhe54 on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:00:55
“You are very uninformed. Some of these clinics are filthy and rat-infested and, frankly, worse than the back-alleys they were supposed to replace. Some have to call ambulances too often for young women who do die because of botched procedures or just because all surgeries have some risk for some people. These new laws became popular after the trial of the butcher doctor and his filthy clinic last year--and most states realized that these abortion clinics have been exempt from any regulation that all other outpatient clinics must comply with. Perhaps you should do some research before you spout such nonsense. Btw, I was one of the young women campaigning to legalize abortion in the 1970's, but what we have going on in these clinics is not what we were campaigning for back then.”
Loretta Pazdernik on Nov 1, 2013 at 01:35:36
“So true, ralph perry has just created a new industry for Texas. f&f”
RillyKewl on Oct 31, 2013 at 22:24:10
charleydog on Oct 31, 2013 at 20:28:25
“"Women stopped dying by "unscrupulous abortionists" in 1970, with the institution of Roe v. Wade. They don't die anymore."