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65 days ago.
by BeRight
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Obamacare is not "FREE" health care

People have finally realized that the word “free” is nowhere to be found in Obamacare’s “ Affordable Health Care Act”. Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap. A study released Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000, regardless of their age. For uninsured people who are paying nothing today, this is still a big cost that they're expected to fit into their budgets.

 
 

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thegreek

and we think it's good public policy. People have to have gas in their cars to be able to go to the doctor.

Posted 230 days ago.

thegreek

As the battle over Obamacare rages in Washington, the White House is quietly using a little known provision of the law to roll out a nationwide network of free gas stations for minorities and the poor. According to a report in The Detroit News this morning, the administration is using its authority under the Affordable Care Act to "improve transportation routes to hospitals" to dispense gasoline free of cost in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The $2 billion-a-year program aims to distribute 40 million gallons of free gasoline each year through 70 new gas stations constructed in major metropolitan areas. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) will be responsible for operating the network, whose first station opened yesterday in Detroit. "It's not something we're publicizing very much, for obvious reasons," explains Dori Salcido, assistant DHS secretary for public affairs. "But under the law we are well within our rights to offer this service, and we thi

Posted 230 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot...don't hate the player...hate the weather! good to read that you are enjoying the website. they seem to cull their news from a wide variety of source publications. here's to hoping you continue your enjoyment of the site.

Posted 233 days ago.

luvthesouth

good late afternoon moderation. in your opinion which is preferable, the writing off of bad debt or the receivables from goods and/or services rendered and why? enjoying the lovely winter view from the WTAP cam.

Posted 233 days ago.

moderation

asknot- with the ongoing corruption and extraction that exists in the 'business' world, it does make it difficult to convince the electorate that they are,often times, not voting in their best economic interest.However,I believe the extremes of the rights' choice of candidates for the national races have realigned and strengthened the lefts position.Maybe not as effectively and efficiently as some may wish, but, for sure, changed the cadance from the extreme right wing.

Posted 233 days ago.

moderation

Huhmm, don't they write it off as a bad debt?

Posted 234 days ago.

moderation

lts-quibble will work.(:

Posted 235 days ago.

luvthesouth

good afternoon asknot. time to put on some coffee and catch a shower. i hope you are well. be careful with any of the gnarly weather that may be headed your way. mid 70's and sunny here.

Posted 235 days ago.

luvthesouth

who doesn't like free beer and food...i mean you can't live on that free guvment cheese.

Posted 235 days ago.

luvthesouth

good afternoon moderation. to answer your question...yes it was. i was at the end of an all-nighter and popped on to catch the chirping of the early birds. it appears that write-up of your information appeared in the dailykos. i took the time to fact check the inofrmation and found that the site was set-up as an information site that many who recieved mailer regarding the ACA were asked to visit. it was not as costly or underhanded as our own presidents expenditures, lies, deceit and willful misrepresentation that we got for our hard-earned or easily-borrowed dollar....depending on the actual source of funding. by all means please continue to support and defend the charade that is this adminisration but be prepared for the promised end to not be worth the means. horrible mistakes like time are hard to undo. we should not allow the mistake to continue. now we can quibble about what is the mistake or shall i just wait til the new dailykos or jay carney spin?

Posted 235 days ago.

moderation

Kinda early for your first coffee isn't it, my friend?

Posted 235 days ago.

luvthesouth

perhaps it would do this administration well to visit the site. it seems they have a great deal of difficulty in revealing the truth about their signature law.

Posted 235 days ago.

moderation

California GOP assemblymen create shadow website to distract from the facts of the ACA, at taxpayer expense.

Posted 235 days ago.

Kendall78

h t t p://w w w.snopes.c om/politics/medical/28thamendment.a s p

I suggest a look here. Has some good info.

Posted 237 days ago.

BeRight

support the 28th amendment: Proposed constitutional amendment seeks to require that laws apply equally to U.S. citizens and members of Congress.

Posted 237 days ago.

thegreek

I never wish my gov and their/our projects to fail. I was hoping all of the naysayers would turn out being wrong, but I was afraid they were right. Plus, I do not believe that it is pro democracy to require anyone to purchase anything. We are required to pay taxes for sure but beyond that, it is supposed to be a free country with freedom of choices.

Posted 238 days ago.

thegreek

BUt I don't think the plan will work unless everyone is in or being charged a fee.

Posted 238 days ago.

thegreek

Asknot. How is it gonna work when younger citizens are deciding not to buy it?? The young ones are opting to make their car payments, rent, buy beer, pay tuition, buy food and are not gonna spend 200 bucks a month on something they are not statistically gonna need until they are 32 years old. I don't blame them.. Why be forced by the gov to buy something you do not need??? So others benefit !!??? That is crap and you know it !!!Their premiums are supposed to finance the whole thing so everyone can have health care. It is not a tax, they gonna force them to pay this fee????

Posted 238 days ago.

Kunectdots

How many of the "they(s)" are bankrupt from trying "to do it"? Whose word are you accepting that their health care system is currently better than ours, because of "it". How are we sure that there's not a graduated system of care there, relegated according to class status (wealth) just the same as there is here?

Posted 238 days ago.

thegreek

The US ranked 26th in education in the world also. And we spend more than anyone I would guess. It is also government run for the most part. See any parallels to health care???

Posted 238 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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