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Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence


Health & Wellness  (tags: women, treatment, research, health, politics, society and culture, military )

Cam
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Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:01 am
Very funny. But, currently, what happens to people in the US who are unable to pay for health care treatments?
 

David Johnson (15)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:27 pm
WTF??? Is she for real? I thought doctors were supposed to be well educated. Obviously i was sooooo misguided.
I'm glad she is not my physician!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:56 pm
Very funny. The sad part is, she is absolutely right!
 

Dianna M. (16)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:33 pm
Crap like this, despite the fact that 1: Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer charge women more for coverage or deny them coverage altogether just because we're women.

2: Insurance companies can't take away your coverage if you become too sick.

3: Seniors receive a 50 percent discount on prescription drugs when they hit the "donut hole."

4: Small businesses get tax credits to purchase insurance.

5: There are no more lifetime limits on your coverage.

6: 15 million more people will receive coverage because of expanded access to Medicaid.

7: Millions of Americans are going to receive tax credits to help them get insurance--people who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise.

8: The Affordable Care Act is fully paid for, with an explicit combination of tax increases and spending cuts elsewhere. The subsidies needed to make insurance affordable for all — is about only a third of the cost of the tax cuts, overwhelmingly favoring the wealthy, that many Republicans are proposing over the same period

9: Congress has known that the healthcare system needs fixing for decades--and has done nothing. And

10: "Repeal. Replace. Reform." With what? (see #9)

“Without adding a single new doctor”? Did I hear her say that? Isn’t that what medical schools are supposed to do?
 

Cam V. (417)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:49 pm
Americans are not denied health care. EVER. It is against the law there.

AFFORDABLE CARE ..... yeah right. Wait until its 'free' and then see how much it is going to cost you.
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:02 pm
I guess Canada must be perfect and not require any improvement as Cam V. seems to delight in spending so much time to help Americans to see the truth. How's the water up there with the moonscape Tar Sands? How many hapless ducks have flown into the pools to die a sad death? From down here, Canada doesn't look so perfect. Perhaps you should concentrate on making Canada a better place.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:36 pm
Cam V., clearly you have no clue at all about the US health care system. If it were not for the VA (because I am a veteran), I would have been out of luck in dealing with the torn ligament that would have otherwise left me debilitated. If I were not a vet, in the financial situation that I was in at the time, I would still be unable to work because of that.

Before you talk about our health care system, you need to live with it for a few decades, like us US citizens do.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:41 pm
I love Canada's health care system, free is great, Janet, too bad the insurance companies control you guys
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:53 pm
The patient Perversion and Unaffordable Care Act is a ripoff.

There's your sentence.
 

Cam V. (417)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:37 pm
First of all my Canadian health care IS NOT free. I PAY FOR IT. Secondly it is broken. Almost to its core because it is so socialized the government ran it as well as your bankrupted post office. Lastly the Tar Sands are doing very well thank you as is our ever lowering debt under conservative stewardship AND our economy thank you very much.
 

Stevie A. (10)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 8:19 pm
I think of Andy Warhol's statement about "5 minutes of fame", well, here are B.Bellars
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:06 am
It isn't free, but we don't pay insurance companies to treat our diseases and doctor visits is what I meant by free. So, yeah, I prefer it, Cam, if you don't, that's too bad, move out then, and go somewhere to your liking.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:35 am
'...and financed by a country that's broke". Enough said.
 

Cam V. (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:16 pm
Actually Vicky MANY Canadians go into America for quality health care. Especially if you have something the doctors here decide you are not worth treating for.

Well said Heidi!
 

monka blanke (82)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:06 pm
"Conservative stewardship", that's what Cam V. wants for America; don't make me laugh. Our opinions are totally incompatible, I don't like the Republican attitude !
 

Christeen Anderson (550)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:22 pm
So very true.
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:24 pm
Cam V. probably clubs baby seals because they eat the fish that God meant for Christians (who can afford it)
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:26 pm
Obamacare vs GOP NoCare or Don'tCare.
 

Cam V. (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:27 pm
No, what I want for America is that your REPUBLIC survives. I want you to maintain your individual freedoms. Your ability to make choices for yourself - take responsibility for yourselves. I want your government to get along and get things done. I want people to wake up and admit YOU have been the problem all along. Allowing yourselves to be manipulated by propaganda and lies - at each others throats while BOTH sides of your aisle became so damn corrupt the White House went to the highest bidder in 08 - NOT THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE (and no, I am not a fan of MCain - he should have been retired years ago but at LEAST he had experience in government.)

I want you all to WAKE UP and start listening to each other as citizens and come to understand that politicial ideology is nothing more than ideology. No one agrees or disagrees with EVERYTHING the other side says in spite of how you all spit at each other. It would be great to see you all at least listening and considering what the other person is saying without the name calling and personal attacks against each other I see all over the internet. You have become tools of one party or another and they like it that you do that because it means you pay less attention to what THEY are doing.

Most of all I want America to STOP THE DAMN SPENDING! Your government is bankrupting your country. For you as citizens to not be railing against this administration who has ruled you via executive order, never passed a damn buget so is spending like a criminial using someone else's credit card - for ANYONE to even THINK that is what will make and keep your country strong is insanty and absolute utter STUPIDITY!

STOP THE SPENDING! START LISTENING TO YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS! Understand that opinions are like assholes! We all have them. We can either share them and agree to disagree OR we can act like assholes and just keep circling the pit fighting with each other. Either way YOU LOSE AND THE POLICIAL PARTIES WIN!
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:29 pm
Heidi R. We must not be that broke if we can find billions to overfund the Military Industrial Complex.
 

Cam V. (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:54 pm
No, what I want for America is that your REPUBLIC survives. I want you to maintain your individual freedoms. Your ability to make choices for yourself - take responsibility for yourselves. I want your government to get along and get things done. I want people to wake up and admit YOU have been the problem all along. Allowing yourselves to be manipulated by propaganda and lies - at each others throats while BOTH sides of your aisle became so damn corrupt the White House went to the highest bidder in 08 - NOT THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE (and no, I am not a fan of MCain - he should have been retired years ago but at LEAST he had experience in government.)

I want you all to WAKE UP and start listening to each other as citizens and come to understand that politicial ideology is nothing more than ideology. No one agrees or disagrees with EVERYTHING the other side says in spite of how you all spit at each other. It would be great to see you all at least listening and considering what the other person is saying without the name calling and personal attacks against each other I see all over the internet. You have become tools of one party or another and they like it that you do that because it means you pay less attention to what THEY are doing.

Most of all I want America to STOP THE DAMN SPENDING! Your government is bankrupting your country. For you as citizens to not be railing against this administration who has ruled you via executive order, never passed a damn buget so is spending like a criminial using someone else's credit card - for ANYONE to even THINK that is what will make and keep your country strong is insanty and absolute utter STUPIDITY!

STOP THE SPENDING! START LISTENING TO YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS! Understand that opinions are like assholes! We all have them. We can either share them and agree to disagree OR we can act like assholes and just keep circling the pit fighting with each other. Either way YOU LOSE AND THE POLICIAL PARTIES WIN!
 

marie c. (168)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 2:41 pm
UK health care is incredible but sadly not appreciated
USA health care horrifies me
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 5:53 pm
What we need to stop spending on is the infernal War Machine and their Corporations. Cut the budget in half, bring the troops home, spend more on peaceful measures and start funding Medicare For All.
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:56 pm
My son contracted cancer and given a six months prognosis. He had operations on his thyroid, further treatments over SEVEN YEARS, in a major hospital with, sometimes stays in motels for further cancers. His transport cost and all treatments cost us NOTHING. until his demise early this year, I keeping vigil alongside him was taken ill with heart failure, air lifted to the Capital and had a heart by pass operation, and then transported home into the "Bush" Cost to me NOTHING.

An American taken ill on a Yacht was rescued by helicopter from 200 miles off the Queensland coast, taken to Brisbane and operated for an emergency appendectomy. Cost to him NOTHING.
My neighbour's son only this week returning from a U S A holiday was admitted to hospital for two nights in Honolulu cost to him $8,000.00..

Don't tell me that the U S A is a CHRISTIAN CARING Nation. Most G O P members, and many others, don't give a monkey's uncle about their, not so fortunate, brothers and sisters. If you cared more for keeping your own alive and well you wouldn't be so keen on international ventures to kill ,maim and deprive foreign nationals.

For a so called Doctor I think you are more concerned with your own welfare and income than the plight of the not so wealthy.
 

Beth Curtis (4)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:37 pm
Needs more work, A LOT more work. There's one sentence, incomplete as it is. The ObamaCare plan is one that will send the underpaid, underinsured or uninsured into the ground. If you don't have insurance, you get a fine. If you can't afford to get the insurance in the first place how in the hell do they expect you to pay the fine? I'm 52 years old and thank G-d I'm healthy and don't need to access a doctor or worse, a hospital, for care but if it came to that I'd be royally screwed. I don't have health insurance, I can't afford it. Most of the places I've worked don't offer affordable heath insurance so I have to sign the waiver just to be able to support myself and my husband who's been unemployed for almost 2 years. I'll be one of those individuals who will be hit with this fine for no insurance but wont be able to pay it. This ObamaCare plan is insane and needs some serious revision that will make it affordable for everyone,
I've worked in the medical health care industry for over 30 years as an insurance specialist and have seen the steady decline in coverage for the care that is required to recover from many different afflictions, people are being charged higher premiums for less coverage and higher out of pocket expenses which forces them to be able to seek the care they need. If they do get the care they need their credit is trashed because they are unable to afford the out of pocket cost. What do we, as a nation, do to help this problem? Nothing that has been tabled will bring improvement. Doctors are making less every year, overhead expenses are on the rise and for some, out of control. It's all they can do to pay their overworked staff. Overworked I mean the offices are being staffed with the bare minimum allowed to be able to get by. No one takes vacations or time off because their absence will put a strain on the work flow. Those dedicated individuals work day after day, year after year without annual raises with little to no complaining. These people are to be commended for their unconditional service.
Getting back on track - unless we are going to get mad enough to force changes we are all going to be forced to suffer. Getting mad and doing nothing more than pick those who voice an opinion you don't agree with, or nothing at all will not change the course of events we are going to be facing. Getting busy and devising a plan to make the politicians not only listen but actually DO something to force the much needed changes through would be be a better course of action. As for me, I write about it, I write to anyone and everyone I can think of who could make a difference or has a connection to this policy in hopes that at least one of them will read what I've written and it lights a fire under them to do what they are paid to do.
Write everyone you can think of, post it on your bumper, your front door, hell put it on your mail. The more you say the better our chances are that someone will see it and do what is needed to get changes set in motion. Sitting idle and doing nothing more than complain will not achieve nothing. Nothing is what we have right now. I can't afford to lose anything because I don't have anything so shooting off my ideas and opinion don't pose a risk personally. So this I will do until I find the right person to get some action.
 

Cam V. (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:34 pm
THAT is the way real change happens Beth. If Obamacare goes through those who currently HAVE healthcare are the ones that will be hit the hardest. The MIDDLE CLASS is going to be looking at a twenty five hundred dollar tax increase to support it because the middle class ALWAYS pays more. They are the largest population in any society. Even raising taxes on the rich is not going to help that.

If Obama wins he is going to take it as a mandate to cut the Bush Tax cuts. Do any of you know how much more in tax you will pay then if that happens. If you don't WHY DON'T YOU?????
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:31 am
Cam , you are a lying foreign provocateur. ACA has no effect on those who already have health care other than to force their insurance company to refund over payments when they do not use 80+% of premium payments for actual health care not profit and CEO Golden Parachutes. It closes the Big Pharma/Insurance Company Profit Machine called the Dough nut hole in Medicare Part D.
And no the treatment of the uninsured at Emergency Rooms is not FREE, it jacks up the cost of Health care and Heath Insurance for every one else that is in the system. And it goes from interesting to disgusting that Obama Care is evil but Romney Care is a shining example of perfection when the only difference is the party of the person it is named after and whether it is Federal or State, even Romney has repeatedly said it should be the model for all states. Then there is the plain and simple fact that the one thing all of the Repug/Tea Bagged tin hats mouth lies, and that includes you Cam, have their biggest foam at the mouth fit about is the "individual mandate" that was created by The Heritage Foundation for Repug Senator Grassley during the 1990 Health Care fight to avoid the evil corporate/business mandate. ACA reduces the rise of health care cost for the entire US which adds to our deficit and debt, it cuts Insurance Company profiteering. It promotes for the first time in American health care an actual focus on much lower cost preventative medicne not just treatment and cure. But there is of course the fact that Evil Obama Care actuall allows for some exemptions for contraceptive perscription coverage for religious institutions when from 2000 to 2010 under the Repug/Bush Administration they were forced to provide it if they provided coverage for LD(Limp Dick) perscriptions for Viagra, penis pumps, et alia, that is just so anti-religious and unfair.
 

june t. (66)
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:49 pm
interesting... but the debate will never end
 

Cam V. (417)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:21 pm
First of all Lloyd I never lie. I am wrong many times and think when I have been proven wrong I have always owned up to it and apologized but I never lie. Secondly thankyou for expanding my vocabulary. I had no idea what the hell you were taking about so I looked it up:

provocateur - a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
agent provocateur
intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent - a person secretly employed in espionage for a government

ARE YOU FRICKING KIDDING ME MAN? I have made so dang much noise around here the last five years I have been like a bull raging through a china shop. Nothing secret about me. No espionage involved unless you thing that is what common sense thinking is.

Spy my Canadian arse I am and if I am then whoever I am supposed to be working for better made sure there is a big fat cheque in the mail toot sweet! Canadian funds only accepted. Your dollar is tanking against mine because your economy is in such a damn mess courtesy of the Obama Administration unless you change your leader there will be no saving it.
 

Cam V. (417)
Monday October 8, 2012, 10:26 pm
If I am the best super secret agent someone can come up with all I have to say is they are in really, really, really BIG trouble.
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:07 am
I will have to kind of agree with you on that one Cam..ROTFLMAO!!!

Lloyd...I started reading your comments and to tell you the truth I lost interest in it after your attack on Cam for being a "secret spy"...you certainly don't know Cam!! LOL
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 1:08 am
Ohhhh...and Cam this gal is funny!!! She hits the nail on the head though!!
 

Sherry H. (64)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:19 am
Cam, do you know James Bond, Secret Agent 007? I want to know when you make your first film. LOL
 

Jo Ellen H. (3)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:29 am
thanks cam
 
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