Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Facebook | Twitter | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 
Latest Post:
Started By:
Rank:
Category
2 days ago.
by absolem
Valveguy
#1

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.

 
 

Member Comments

absolem

OWO...so as those unsustainable costs continue to rise...whom exactly witl be paying for those increases? the pundits had mathemeticians crunching the numbers on the ACA early on and found that the behemouth program would be destined to crumble under is own weight. Stevie Wonder called it and iunfortunately.....Obama wasn't listening.

Posted 2 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Abby , insurance costs have been trending upward 15% to 25% yearly for the last 2 decades . It doesnt take a mathmatition to see those numbers are not sustainable !

Posted 3 days ago.

absolem

pool that includes all enrollees across their small group plans in the state.

Currently these provisions affect businesses that have 50 or fewer workers. But next year the provisions will kick in for businesses that have 51-100 workers. The change in the definition of a small group would differ from the employer mandate, which calls on companies with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance for their workers.

the affordable care act is the gift that keeps right on giving...or taking as you will. the burdens will increase as they rightly should. as the weight becomes too heavy for the electorate, they will have the politicians either find an "assisting" revenue source or simply borrow to cover the shortfalls or even the entire cost. buying votes or simply citizen-inspired and represented theivery.

Posted 3 days ago.

absolem

as reported in motherjones:

The New York Times reports that insurers are asking for significant rate increases for 2016:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota....The rate requests, from some of the more popular health plans, suggest that insurance markets are still adjusting to shock waves set off by the Affordable Care Act.

from the washington examiner:

More small businesses will have to adopt Obamacare's insurance changes next year, which business groups say could result in higher premiums.

Obamacare required small-group healthcare markets to cover essential benefits similar to those in the individual market. Those include capping enrollees' out-of-pocket costs and not excluding people due to pre-existing conditions.

Insurers also have to set rates using a single risk

Posted 3 days ago.

Ohwiseone

How infantile and delerious you are ! I guess as long as youre happy in your little imaginary world , well thats OK ! At least youre not bothering someone else ! Nice job ole whiny pus$ !

Posted 8 days ago.

Stillhere

And the fact you cannot see it only adds to my pleasure, THANKS and HAVE A GREAT DAY

Posted 9 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Its funny how you think you've twisted things around but in reality ( you dont have that) all you did was look like the fool you are !Way to go ole whiny pus$ !

Posted 9 days ago.

Stillhere

LOL have a lovely day fluffy. It was fun using your words against you.

Posted 9 days ago.

Ohwiseone

I recognize thet the tiredbrain troll is an idiot ! Can you get that ole whiny pus$ ?

Posted 9 days ago.

Stillhere

LOL Fluffy doesn't recognize his OWN words. LOLOLOL

Posted 9 days ago.

Ohwiseone

And here you claim to be all about free enterprise , I guess that only pertains to you !

Posted 9 days ago.

Ohwiseone

What does their choice of how they spend their money have to do with you ? Your able able to spend your money how you see fit ! How typical of the greed breed ! Always worrying about if some one has it better than them !

Posted 9 days ago.

Stillhere

They don't NEED it, they should take less and allow others to have more

Posted 9 days ago.

Ohwiseone

"They dont NEED that kind of medical coverage " Are you sure ? Because like I said they paid for it , they should get whatever they want for their money ! Nothing greedy about wanting good insurance !

Posted 9 days ago.

Stillhere

Such GREED on display. How dare those greedy unions take more than thier fair share and refuse to pay more for thier cadilac plans. They dont NEED that kind of medical coverage

Posted 9 days ago.

BeRight

Source USA Today:

UAW has one of the best if not the best Health Care Plans (pre 2007 workers).

Those at GM have unlimited doctor’s office visits with $25 co-payments, $20 at Ford. Visits to urgent centers or emergency rooms carry co-pays of $50 and $100, respectively. Prescription drug co-pays are $6 for generics, $12 for brand names and $17 for erectile dysfunction drugs.

But, go figure, The UAW objects to paying the Obamacare “Cadillac Tax”.

The Unions were granted a multi-year reprieve exemption from Obamacare to begin with. So where would that Tax Revenue go?

The revenue from that tax will help pay for the subsidized but less-generous plans now covering millions of people who previously were uninsured.

Well they UAW got theirs.

Posted 9 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Troll on the warpath , everyone look out ! Dipweeds like the lying troll here are so eaten up with the right-wing propaganda and bullsh&t they will reach for anything to demonize those who dont agree with them !

Posted 58 days ago.

Stillhere

But that speaks to the hypocrisy of the left, whether they are Hollywood morons who make millions pretending to be someone else, or ultra rich like Soros or dare I say, HILLARY (wasn't she dead broke?)

Posted 58 days ago.

Stillhere

It was very amusing to see Michael (jabba) Moore at the Occupy socialist rally, those idiots don't realize his IS the 1%.

Posted 58 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Ah yes the ole "name em and blame em bullsh^t " from the lying troll ! Good little nazi that !

Posted 58 days ago.
 
 
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or