“This administration is the government our founding fathers warned us about!”
Beatriz09 on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:48:54
“You really believe that our Founding Fathers were against private health insurance that becomes affordable to 98% of the American people, thanks to more competition among insurers and tax credits ... ? ”
“Where is the doc-fix for Medicaid? The ACA has enrolled vastly more people in Medicaid than in private insurance because the eligibility requirements have been reduced. Many doctors are refusing to participate because the reimbursement rates are to low and the massive red tape to navigate.”
The last sane American on Dec 4, 2013 at 07:16:28
“But I get to have my legacy - isn't that more important (BHO)”
125cbj on Dec 4, 2013 at 07:03:17
“PLEASE BELIEVE ... other doctors are waiting for their patients . BUT GOOD YOU SAID THAT , because it's EXACTLY what I've been saying . it's not that Obamacare is so bad , as to why the doctors and businesses don't want it ... it's out of greed for them . AND they're not worried about the others they're trying to FOOL / INFLUENCE against it .”
lqw on Dec 4, 2013 at 06:51:50
“Hospitals are also refusing to participate. If you buy a plan from Obamacare you have to go to a doctor and hospital in their network.”
“Why is this administration so proud of sighing up all these people on Medicaid? Medicaid is a disaster. It is hard to find a doctor to accept medicaid patients today because of the low reimbursement rate! What is going to happen to all these new people on Medicaid who get sick but can not find a doctor to see them? What is the plan to fix this?”
“You mean all three of them!! U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, Anthony Foxx the Secretary of Transportation are the only African Americans in Obama’s Cabinet. President Bush Over eight years, appointed six Blacks to top positions in his cabinet. the first African American Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and the first African American National Security Adviser, Condi Rice. Eric Holder was acting Attorney General. Bush also appointed Rod Paige as his Education Secretary and Alphonso Jackson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Affairs.”
ArchbishopBenevolent on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:55:10
“Colin Powell and Condi Rice were appointed by Dick n Bush. I don't recall Dick n Bush being a Democratic president, do you? Dick was too intelligent and competent to be a Democrat. He found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, thought that Osama bin Laden was in Iraq because there was oil. He single handedly caused banking crisis, the loss of 20 million American jobs and the loss of 12 million homes.
Have you forgotten that the wonderful racially tolerant Republicans with wonderful biblical family values went after everyone in the Clinton administration? I”
“I would like to know who in this administration felt compelled to send Susan Rice out on all the Sunday talk shows with some hair brain story of a "spontaneous protest" over a movie? Which was clearly a lie!”
ArchbishopBenevolent on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:49:17
“I think that we need more hearings by Darrell Issa, one of the most and intelligent qualified conservatives in Congress. He has a great track record of breaking into expensive cars and of defrauding members of our military. He is very good at fabricating emails, doctoring emails and making up a case. We need more members of congress with the high ethical standards and track record of Darrell.
His hearings on the women's contraception had some really good medical experts on women's health.
I think that Republicans should continue to attack people of color who want to serve their country. It is their core value and conservative value based on the Southern strategy. The Republicans have an excellent track record – they have investigated every cabinet member of color appointed by a Democratic president in the last 35 years.”
JustinPhillips on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:41:29
“This is what the Administration though happened, regardless they retracted that claim and got it right. What difference does it make? Congress had already passed bills to strip some funding from Embassies. This President made a mistake with the narrative but do you honestly, feel this is a conspiracy? Amb.Stevens died for his country and for that I am grateful. Libya was a hotbed of radicalism, and the it was inevitable that something of this scope would happen.”
“Vermont is still working out the role of Green Mountain Care and the responsibilities of the bill. There is also still debate on how to fund the program. an 11% payroll tax on employers was required under Act 48”
Sister777 on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:26:45
“Well, if we ended subsidies for very profitable corporations like big oil and big ag, stopped using private contractors for wars and went back to having troops build encampments and cook their food and such, or any kind of oversight on the waste of military funds, made corporations that currently pay zero taxes actually pay their fair share, ended free trade agreements and added tariffs to imports like every other country does to us. That would certainly pay for it.”
“Vermont was still working out the role of Green Mountain Care and the responsibilities of the bill. There is also still debate on how to fund the program. an 11% payroll tax on employers, and the administration was required under Act 48”
“Most enrollments in Kentucky about 85 percent have been in Medicaid, the government program that provides health care to the poor, which is expanding under the law. The rest have been in private health plans offered through the exchange, with many applicants qualifying for federal subsidies to help cover the cost. If only the sickest people end up buying private coverage, the cost of premiums could rise and the exchange could fail. And if Medicaid enrollment under the expansion exceeds projections, the state could be on the hook for higher costs.”
Matthew Newman68 on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:07:38
“How do you feel about the idea that you stand, not for Americans but for corporate greed and profit. What makes you so angry about people who you don't know having access to healthcare, which effects us all? You support fascists if you want to throw terms around - terms which I don't think you really understand. Totalitarianism? Lets see; regulating industry (D) or telling individuals what they can do with their bodies (R). And please define liberalism to me. As I understand it stands for free and fair elections, civil rights, a free press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property. Tell me; which of those things do you disagree with?”
“Most enrollments in Kentucky – about 85 percent – have been in Medicaid, the government program that provides health care to the poor, which is expanding under the law. The rest have been in private health plans offered through the exchange, with many applicants qualifying for federal subsidies to help cover the cost. If only the sickest people end up buying private coverage, the cost of premiums could rise and the exchange could fail. And if Medicaid enrollment under the expansion exceeds projections, the state could be on the hook for higher costs.”
“Most enrollments in Kentucky – about 85 percent – have been in Medicaid, the government program that provides health care to the poor, which is expanding under the law. The rest have been in private health plans offered through the exchange, with many applicants qualifying for federal subsidies to help cover the cost. If only the sickest people end up buying private coverage, the cost of premiums could rise and the exchange could fail. And if Medicaid enrollment under the expansion exceeds projections, the state could be on the hook for higher costs”
ResignedSigh on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:19:05
“Spare me the fear tactics...go look at the new CBO numbers on medical costs and you'll see that it's working.
If we're going to allow employers to pound the their employers with unlivable wages, then yes, we're going to need much more government assistance. It's a crappy way to run a country, but it is what unbridled Capitalism will get you.”
“The citizens of Vermont will have a significant proportion of their income taxed and as well as paying a mandatory Contribution tax to help fund their state government-run health care. Will Bernie better be able to guarantee high-quality treatment for all citizens paying into the system? NOT”
John Genryu on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:34:42
“Er except that where universal healthcare of the sort that Bernie advocates has been tried, it has indeed provided high quality treatment for all. Are you seriously admitting that you didn't even know that?”
Henk on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:26:03
“But get this, the citizens of Vermont aren't paying $1200 a month to an Insurance company so they don't lose everything they own when the get sick. Why do you wingnuts always forget that part?”
“The ACA will not work for the same reason the Department of Education has failed! The Federal Government took education away from the state's under Jimmy Carter and moved it to Washington DC and created the Department of Education as a payout to the unions for their support 1976. How has that turned out? Like virtually every federal department, the Department of Education has only made things worse. Student educational outcomes have worsened since the creation of the Department of Education”
SpeaktheTruth2008 on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:19:45
“The states still control education. There's a story today about Texas (Of course it's stupid Texas) that just did away with Algebra. This is not a Democrat issue like you are insinuating.”
AndyI52 on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:15:46
“The Insurance company control of Health care has been failing the American middle class and low wage workers for decades and decades. Now the increase in the "for profit" education system is failing American students.”
ResignedSigh on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:10:16
“Funny, but ACA is working in those states that have taken it upon themselves to make it work - Kentucky, for example.
Don't let facts cloud your ideological blinders, okay?”
“The British Heath care system is a mess and they only have 32 million people to care for we have over 300 million! British middle class having a significant proportion of their income taxed by the federal government, as well as paying a mandatory National Insurance Contribution to help fund government-run health care, the NHS is still unaffordable and unable to guarantee high-quality treatment for all citizens paying into the system.
The government’s involvement in the health care system also manipulates the market; there is very little competition in the private market, which drives prices up well above what the average British citizen can afford. Thus, British citizens wait weeks, even months, for routine and sometimes critical surgeries provided by the NHS.
Left-leaners may be right to question whether private operations should be taking place in publicly funded hospitals, but without these private surgeries, many patients in need of care would be left until their condition worsened to merit treatment from the NHS.
As Britain wakes up to the realities and shortcomings of publicly funded health care and starts exploring alternative options in the private sphere, the Obama Administration is days away from contracting people into government-exchanges, making them and their health dependent on the government.
It appears the NHS isn't alone in its decision to ignore warning signs..”
EllieTEl on Nov 23, 2013 at 09:25:55
“Can you at least cite or point the way to this information. Such as google ???”
“The NHS single payer in the UK is a mess! Anyone wishing to predict how a nationalized health care system would work in the United States should look no further than the one that has existed for many years here in the UK. Long waiting periods for routine surgeries such as knee and hip replacements are the norm. More serious procedures can take months just to get on a schedule. People here often envy stories from Americans of how we can get quick appointments with our primary care physicians, noting they often have to wait weeks just for an appointment and then even longer for treatment. There are legions of stories reported by the newspapers of people who have died while waiting for surgery. A strike by doctors affiliated with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service was to begin here Thursday, but public outcry caused an estimated two-thirds of those who planned only to offer emergency care to rescind their threat. The planned strike was to protest a government decision to cut unsustainable health care costs by raising the retirement age for NHS doctors from 60 to 68 and offering them lower pension amounts, while requiring they make larger contributions to their retirement fund.he London Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday, “NHS doctors are using end-of-life care to help elderly patients die because they are difficult to look after and take up valuable beds.””
wolfsonnydiane on Nov 23, 2013 at 08:36:20
“First this is America not the Uk, Second you get what you are willing to pay for. Want a great single payer system nothing prevents that in USA but we the people . Just as in UK, nothing prevents better healthcare for all but the citizens of the UK. The choice is ours, a huge military with outpost all over the world ,huge sums of welfare for the very wealthy and corporations or decent healthcare for all.”
Philar on Nov 23, 2013 at 08:20:39
“One should have honest access to health care facts in centrally controlled places like Cuba. Every present poll shows people want Obamacare repealed, as they did the settled law of Prohibition. We are becoming more and more aware of what Pelosi did not know. And who imagines the profit motive does not keep most politicians nervous about their futures, with polls as they are. Enough to set the sign up date until after the next election cycle.”
ChicagoBAM on Nov 23, 2013 at 08:08:29
“Wondering if you are from the UK….NHS is so beloved in the UK even Margaret Thatcher couldn't snatch it away.”
“We have a population of 317 million in the USA! Single pay sounds great just remember we have more people on government assistance( not medicare) than the whole population of Great Britain or Canada. To many people in the cart and enough people push the cart. So good luck with that one!”
redstateblues69 on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:05:37
“Tax the rich. I pay a higher percentage in taxes than Romney. Don't like public assistance? Tell the fast food industry to pay living wages. McDonald's costs us 1.2B every year. CEO of McDonalds made 13M last year. Boeing just got a 9B tax break. The middle class pays, the rich plays. It's corporations that are creating govt dependence.”
amerigoedison on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:40:29
“Right.....so tired of people comparing health care systems with Scandinavian countries of 5 million people. Have Germany increase it's population by 4 times and see how they handle it. See how the employed with carry the unemployed or unemployable....see how the money in will not cover the money out......adding to the National Debt which is crippling the incoming money now.....Think about it.....for every dollar the government collects, 15% of it goes to paying debt....so $15 dollars out of every $100 collected is not spent on anything today.....it goes to bankers.....”
FredSays on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:18:34
“What a bunch of meaningless statistics conflated to support a groundless conclusion!”
“Obama's over reach of power with executive orders to by pass congress on Obamacare employ mandates and Obama being able to pick and choose what laws to enforce will be challenged in court as unconstitutional. Obama needs to now move quickly to fill 18 vacant positions among appeals court judges nationwide and 75 vacant posts in the district courts so he can continue with his reign of destruction with out any challenges. It is going to be a very long 1082 until next election.”
Suzanne Klump on Nov 22, 2013 at 15:15:12
“you do know that republicans have issued far more executive orders, dont you? go ahead and challenge them. the rest is bull, but you just go on and sputter away”
alybaba on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:22:21
“Sorry buddy, the Republicans pushed the envelope. All the Republicans had to do is approve one or two of the three and this probobly would not have happened.
The straw that broke the camels back.”
mick719 on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:16:34
“hardly. tell me why the elected majority should be denied the ability to govern.”
HITO on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:12:13
“you already miss the power of obstruction, don't you ?