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Obamacare: America’s Last Entitlement
Forbes, by Avik Roy

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/10/2012 9:26:18 AM

Thirty-one and a half months after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama, we finally have our answer. The President’s re-election, and the Democrats’ gains in the Senate, mean that Obamacare is here to stay. The conservative movement to repeal the law has been defeated. But we know something else: that America’s unsustainable fiscal situation means that Obamacare is destined to be the last major entitlement enacted by the United States. Indeed, Obamacare’s victory sets off a stiff competition for taxpayer dollars between Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare. It’s a battle that the elderly

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There simply is not enough money to fund all these programs - especially when we are already running huge deficits. How long before it all unravels?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/10/2012 9:37:55 AM     (No. 9004866)

It´s unraveling now. More and more doctors not accepting Medicare, huge deficits now and increasing exponentially. We are broke, busted and it won´t get any better.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Refried, 11/10/2012 9:44:26 AM     (No. 9004885)

A good model of what is going to happen is Germany in the 1920´s.
The Weimar Republic printed money by the boxcar load with nothing to back it up.
Sound familiar?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: real fifi, 11/10/2012 9:44:53 AM     (No. 9004886)

Just yesterday I read a fine piece by Heritage on why Obamacare is still unlikely to be implemented.
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/11/09/morning-bell-what-does-the-election-mean-for-obamacare/?roi=echo3-13770131986-10242244-3dfa61a0eb3ab080f5971a7b8c23515b&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/10/2012 9:49:43 AM     (No. 9004898)

ObamaCare ensures that the elderly will meet an earlier demise due to withholding of services...we just won´t be worth the added expense of keeping us alive.

Look to to U.K. for verification of this fact.

But hey! The slugs at the bottom will get all the substandard care they need.

Until they too get old and then....yeah that´s right.

It was all about getting votes anyway.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 11/10/2012 9:56:45 AM     (No. 9004914)

Obamacare is not the last. We have too large an entitled class of worthless bums. Toss them another bone, win another election even if you are broke. Soon we´ll have government owned and operated groceries and department stores for the entitled. They won´t need their free Walmart card. Gonna get me some Obama cake and pork rinds. Just keep printing money til it all blows up and the riots begin.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 11/10/2012 10:07:13 AM     (No. 9004948)

So all you geezers that voted for Barry will get exactly what you deserve.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: angelesgift, 11/10/2012 10:10:02 AM     (No. 9004955)

I´m not so sure the elderly will lose. There are a lot of middle-class people who work hard and have no government assistance, but whose parents are on SS and Medicare. I´m predicting a huge fight over government dollars that were earned, and those just given away to buy votes from parasites.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sudmuf, 11/10/2012 10:11:07 AM     (No. 9004958)

"An unjust law is no law at all." We have one way left to remove Obamacare, revolt.
I won´t be filing income tax return anymore. The illigitmate regime will react with more tyranical opression. It will start nonviolently and degrade rapidly into open civil war. The regime knows this already. That´s why Homeland Security (aka Gestapo) bought all those hollow point bullets.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/10/2012 10:18:08 AM     (No. 9004977)

Might be time to reread " Boomsday" by Chris Buckley

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/10/2012 10:19:50 AM     (No. 9004981)

0bamacare is the last in the sense that if it is fully implemented there will be no America left to take the burden of another one.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/10/2012 10:32:26 AM     (No. 9005016)

Dear Mabel Evans: the IPAB has reviewed your case and we regret that we are unable to provide any additional funding for your cancer treatment or medicines.

Thank you for your financial and political support of the Democratic Party for the last 40 years and for your gullibility in believing our nonsense about feminism, abortion, war on women, sexual harassment, pay gaps, glass ceilings, and other divide and conquer tactics.

Have a nice day - you don´t have many of them left!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bhkat, 11/10/2012 10:33:32 AM     (No. 9005021)

It will be interesting to see how the AARP will deal with angry seniors who have been told that Medicare will not cover knee replacements and hip replacements for 80 and 90 year olds.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/10/2012 10:49:39 AM     (No. 9005060)

I told ´liberal´ Seniors that they wold loose their Medicare Advantage, and that $ 750,000,000,000, that´s BILLION were taken out of Medicare to pay for the ´Uninsured´ [still leaving 30 Million uninsured, by the way] .............. but they didn´t believe me ........ ´OH, He wouldn´t do that!´

Now ALL Americans will reap destruction in a ´Lost American.´

NOTE
You cannot continue your previous Insurance when you turn 65, you MUST go on Medicare.

PS
Insurance Companies [scheduled to make BILLIONS under ObamaCare], are STILL [Nov 10th 2012] selling Medicare Advantage on TV, [History, Animal Planet channels etc], which will end entirely in 11 months, with incremental changes till then.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/10/2012 10:55:34 AM     (No. 9005076)

What a face on Moochell in that picture.

The helthcare system will continue it´s spiral down as fewer doctors accept medicare and medicaid, which will be followed eventually by mandatory requirement to serve, which will be followed by fewer doctors, etc, etc, etc.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: VOLKSFORD, 11/10/2012 10:58:59 AM     (No. 9005082)

I wish I could mail this to every condo rat in south Florida.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/10/2012 11:13:42 AM     (No. 9005115)

Medicaid reimbursement is set to be higher than for medicare. Obama´s HHS team has a declining payment schedule on SS & Medicare... as you age, you get less & less until you become a ward of the state & coached to die.

In Obama´s world, the value of a human life declines after 55.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/10/2012 11:16:39 AM     (No. 9005121)

Poster #12... Obama placed his buttboy in charge of AARP in early 2009; They have promoted Obama´s agenda ever since, including ObamaCare.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 11/10/2012 11:35:07 AM     (No. 9005171)

A number of GOP governors are refusing to create the state exchanges. They all (30) should.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/10/2012 11:39:08 AM     (No. 9005183)

The last entitlement? You jest, you mean the latest entitlement. Because I can name a list of entitlements that are on the horizon and they won´t be cheap: free college tuition, not lower, but free; more government housing for, you guessed it, the new "middle-class"; subsidized energy payments such as gas, electric, phone, Internet. That´s just a few of the fine things coming our way.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stoli, 11/10/2012 11:55:50 AM     (No. 9005218)

I´m still waiting for Barry to put gas in my car and pay my mortgage!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/10/2012 12:17:06 PM     (No. 9005252)

Though the heavens fall, don´t raise the debt ceiling.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: busterman, 11/10/2012 1:20:26 PM     (No. 9005352)

Apparently Louisiana is first to request secession.

All Red States should begin talks of secession immediately. This lets the Feds know we´re not done yet. We are not giving up. If they want to tax us to death, then there will be a fight.

Now it can be a debate fight and we can sort this out and remain a United States.

Failing that is violent action.....initiated by the Federal Government and put to an end by the individual States. Without the States, there is no Federal Government.

And before someone accuses me of being militant: I am NOT advocating for violent action. It is just my belief that as individual States, it is time to absolve ourselves of this Union. That is the only way we get the attention of the Federal Government.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/10/2012 7:35:20 PM     (No. 9006058)

Can we say where we would like for her to put those two thumbs and his smirk ?

We ain´t seen nothing yet. Buckle up.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/11/2012 6:13:19 AM     (No. 9006539)

Did you know the goobermint spends more for welfare parasites than it does for social security recipients?

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