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Obamacare Revisited

February 26, 2014

Dear Editor: Permit me to weigh in again about the affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare....

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promo61

Feb-26-14 8:53 AM

bill,bill,bill. What does health insurance have to do with access to quality heath care? It's OK to believe what you want to believe, this is America. Not the same America under Obama but still the best place to live on the planet. Do you really believe that Obama himself really cares if you have health insurance? Start with answering that question. The rest will come to you in time.

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Thoughtful

Feb-26-14 9:37 AM

Mr. Bryant,

You final paragraph is simply NOT True.

Accept the fact that parts of the law are positive, implementation was a failure, and man, many other aspects of the law need amended, changed, modified, and improved.

then, check the cost factor and revisit your comments.

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Cicero

Feb-26-14 10:01 AM

Bill is a special kind of stupid. Bill is a shill for the party hacks.

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turley

Feb-26-14 12:31 PM

Mr.Bryants letter is 100% opinion,but if he likes his opinion, he will be able to keep his opinion.....LOL

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QuizhatKaddyshack

Feb-26-14 12:38 PM

There are far too many people willing "to drink the kool-aid" on both sides of the political spectrum. My biggest fear is sooner or later this "political mess" will deteriorate into an actual shooting war. It will be interesting to see which side the military will support, freedom or slavery.

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BushCrimeFamily

Feb-26-14 3:14 PM

"Obamacare" is better than what we had, but hopefully this nation will join most of the rest of the industrialized world and adopt single payer soon.

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promo61

Feb-26-14 3:32 PM

From a t r.o r g: President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by the federal government – or face a “shared responsibility payment” when filing their tax returns in 2015. The term “shared responsibility payment” refers to the Obamacare individual mandate tax, one of at least seven tax hikes in the healthcare law that directly hit families making less than $250,000 per year.

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Scooter66

Feb-26-14 4:26 PM

Bill - I am guessing the 128% increase that my company and employees have to fund is a "small" increase to you. We are all middle class workers busting our *** so we can keep paying for the lazy and entitled. Doesn't seem right!

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Cicero

Feb-26-14 8:56 PM

Somebody please tell me how a bunch of uneducated Marxists got into the Ohio Valley?

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Cicero

Feb-26-14 9:16 PM

Maybe not uneducated Marxists. Cheese eaters is a more accurate description, which is more common to the Appalachian-American.

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oluhjnb

Feb-26-14 9:51 PM

Well at least they will find company with the copious amounts of uneducated conservatives.

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Ohiodem

Feb-27-14 9:14 AM

Mr. Bryant you are waisting your time with most of these people. The right wing has spent hundreds of millions telling them "Obamacare Bad". Most of them still think Obamacare is some kind of government healthcare. Obamacare simply makes standards the private insurance companies have to follow. Everyone is benifiting from the law already and don't even know it. If you get sick they can't drop you. They can't set a lifetime limit on you healthcare. Even people on Medicare benifit with annual exams and several tests are covered with not even a co-pay. But they get their 24/7 propoganda from the Fox Nooz channel. They don't even know Obamacare was the Republican plan up until Obama picked it up.

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Ohiodem

Feb-27-14 9:22 AM

I saw a poll a while back where they asked people their opinion about Obamacare and the majority had a negative opinion. Then they asked their opinion of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and they had a fovorable opinion of it. IT'S THE SAME*****THING PEOPLE. You can't educate the stupid out of these people.

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Thoughtful

Feb-27-14 10:36 AM

BCF,

You can have single payer wherever you choose to move. Your choice............ Call Atlas worldwide Moving and the very best........

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Thoughtful

Feb-27-14 10:47 AM

Ohiodem

It is essential that Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, Ms. Warren, Mr. Obama, Mr. Waxman all Dem Party Leaders take an active, aggressive, engaged, visible, and daily role in campaigning for Senate candidates in the following states, West Virginia, North Carolina, Alaska, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, New Hampshire, Arkansas, Louisiana. These seats are all currently held by Democrats so to retain they, it will be critical that the leadership be totally committed and strongly involved at each campaign stop, on line, in twitter, Facebook, and TV in support. funding is critical in supplying travel and ad space. Please contribute. Please get the word out in these states with your leadership directly involved.

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Thoughtful

Feb-27-14 10:51 AM

Ohiodem,

Please accompany the leadership and directly quote your statement pertaining to the Affordable Care Act ( ObamaCare ).

Your comments will also benefit the candidates in those states.

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turley

Feb-28-14 1:12 AM

If OhioDem wants to keep his blind faith in der little fuhrer, he can keep his blind faith in der little fuhrer....LOL!...but as many Dems who are distancing themselves from obama in the face of midterm elections already know, the key to the front door of the White House come 2016 belongs to he who promises to repeal obamacare.

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oluhjnb

Feb-28-14 5:35 AM

Turley you should be thankful all your crap about "the Fourth Reich,der little fuhrer, gestapo, jack booted thugs" is just that: a bunch of crap. The real Nazi's would have silenced you a long time ago.

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promo61

Feb-28-14 8:56 AM

A fresh Obama administration proposal to cut payments to Medicare Advantage, an insurer-run alternative to the government program for seniors, would raise costs for seniors by $420 to $900 per year, an insurance industry group said Thursday. America’s Health Insurance Plans said if the plan put forth last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) comes to pass, combined with last year’s cuts the agency will have slashed the popular program by double digits. They cited figures from a report that Oliver Wyman, a consulting firm, prepared on the group’s behalf.

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promo61

Feb-28-14 8:58 AM

AHIP said the proposed cuts will disrupt the market and cause prices to rise among the 15 million people who rely on Medicare Advantage instead of Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service model. “CMS should keep Medicare Advantage payment rates flat next year to protect seniors from another round of harmful cuts that would put at risk the high-quality coverage they like and rely on today,” AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni said in a prepared statement. Ms. Ignagni said 29 percent of all seniors in Medicare prefer the Medicare Advantage option, and that a series of legislative and regulatory moves dating back to the Affordable Care Act have slashed the program at unacceptable levels.

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promo61

Feb-28-14 8:59 AM

Republican lawmakers have rallied around the cause and accused the Obama administration of robbing a popular program to pay for its health care overhaul. But the administration says the program is on sure footing and that premiums have fallen by about 10 percent since Congress passed the health care law in 2010. Senate Democrats also pushed back this week, saying the cuts are designed to strengthen the Medicare program overall through a fair payment scheme. “We’re just making sure that it’s not wasteful,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, said. She was among five Democrats who told reporters this week the health care law’s benefits far outweigh negative stories put forth by Obamacare’s “haters.” Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, said Thursday that’s not the case, even as leading Democrats charge that conservatives are inventing many of Obamacare’s horror stories. “I think too many people have true stories to tell,” Mr. Blunt said on the Senate floor.

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oluhjnb

Feb-28-14 7:39 PM

"How to look intelligent by use of cut and paste" ---promo61

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TheRealityPolice

Mar-01-14 12:36 AM

This Bryant guy annoys the poo out of me. His superiority complex is apparent; given he is a retired education "expert" who has no doubt spent his entire career in PUBLIC education, it is easy to see why he is the way he is. Pathetic.

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TheRealityPolice

Mar-01-14 12:38 AM

I see Ohiodem benefitted immensly from the Ohio publice "educayshun" system of which Bryant was a part.

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turley

Mar-02-14 11:09 AM

This mess is such a dismal failure that the kenyan is expected to soon re-name it "bidencare"!

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