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Supporters, Opponents Gear Up for Obamacare Election Fight in 2014


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, obama, politics, healthcare, democrats, republicans, elections, usa )

Cal
- 111 days ago - csmonitor.com
More than one million Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. But problems could lie ahead, and that's likely to feature in the midterm congressional elections.



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John B. (215)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:35 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the very informative article by Mr. Knickerbocker. Good to see that the White House, Democratic lawmakers and advocacy organizations are starting to gear up and putting a positive spin on this. Read and noted.
 

jan b. (3)
Monday December 30, 2013, 7:50 am
I would THINK that Americans who have new policies that have a CAP of around $6000 if they have a heart attack or a shattered knee should be happy they won't go bankrtupt over medical expenses like so many people have.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:43 pm
Noted. Yes, there were many good aspects of the ACA. We keep our kids on our insurance until they're 26, people won't go bankrupt due to illness, pre-existing conditions don't matter anymore, and you will get a check from your insurance company if they don't pay 80%. Unfortunately, there are still so many unemployed/under-employed that don't make enough money to afford health insurance. And, the prices HAVE gone up. We need single-payer---it's the only smart thing to do!
 

Franck Rio (46)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:38 pm
Noted
 

Alan Lambert (85)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:24 am
Single payer is the final goal.
 

Michael A. (25)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:31 am
Noted
 

John S. (294)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:18 am
I prefer facts to spin, from either side.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 9:56 am
Noted
 

Marianne R. (105)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:17 pm
We need single-payer---it would be the smart thing to do!
 

Birgit W. (135)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:31 pm
Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:09 pm
noted
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:10 pm
noted
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:10 pm
noted
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:10 pm
noted
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:10 pm
noted
 

Dytayja Cohen (3)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:11 pm
noted
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:01 pm
Noted & tweeted.
 

Diane O. (151)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 3:36 am
Many of our young people are in "sticker shock" when they find out that they will have to pay $450 a month upwards and since they are having difficulty with jobs/careers in our dire economy situation will opt to pay the mandated "tax" which is unconstitutional. Millions signed up for Medicaid and the taxpayers will fund that new elephant in the room.

Any way you look at it, the ACA is a train wreck. Millions lost their personal healthcare insurance they liked and from what I've read Obama is trying to get the insurance companies to extend those benefits for one month. It's a mess. It's a mess due to massive incompetence by this administration. Can it be fixed? At what cost? We will have these answers in the next 60 days.

 

Carrie B. (279)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 3:49 am
And once again we have our favorite GOP troll spreading mis-information!
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 8:32 am
Remember the days when a President would hold press conferences, make speeches on tv about policy, or issues that would effect the American people? Obama has done none of this. He is afraid to talk to the press, or give an address on his ACA. This is how much he is willing to talk about, and defend it.
 

Carlene V. (201)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 9:54 am
Wrong you are Allan. I've heard President Obama speak several times regarding the ACA. He spoke about the unfortunate roll-out problems, how things were being fixed, who would have insurance that before could not afford it and the many other good aspects of Affordable Health Care. You obviously are watching faux noise and believing the spin if you haven't yet seen President Obama talk about the ACA. It is not perfect and the Republican politicians will do all they can to take it down, once again showing their allegiance is to big corporations and not the people who voted them into office. They don't want it to work, they've not wanted anything the Obama administration does to work and it may just come back and bite them come the next election.

Example: My niece was paying about $500 a month for insurance, she is a self employed dental hygienist. Going thought the ACA, her premiums went down to just over $350 with better coverage and less co-pay and deducible costs.

Those who continue to protest about premiums going up are not willing to admit that for the last 20+ years health insurance premiums have gone up yearly at a rapid pace often without more coverage for the individual but rather more perks for the CEO's and upper staff. Those companies are now forced to spend 80% of your premium on health care, what is wrong with that?
 

Diane O. (151)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 12:46 pm
Allan, Obama looked the American people in the eye and lied to them over 30 times about the ACA. He was never presidential material IMO. Nearly 50% of the country didn't vote for him in 2008 AND in 2012. This is what gives me hope for the future. Looks like we got our young voters back after their experience with Obamacare. Bet they know what the word "hoodwinked" means today.

The American people will let us know how they feel about Obama in November....the same way they did in November 2010.
 
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