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Obama´s health law finally
gets real for America

Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar*

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 11/3/2013 9:53:20 AM

Washington — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know. With a cranky federal website complicating access to new coverage and some consumers being notified their existing plans are going away, the potential for winners and losers is creating anxiety and confusion. ‘‘I´ve had questions like, ‘Are they going to put me in jail if I don’t buy insurance? Because nobody will sell it to me,´’’ said Bonnie Burns, a longtime community-level insurance counselor from California.

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*Michael Rubinkam in Allentown, Pa., contributed to this report...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/3/2013 10:03:26 AM     (No. 9596313)

ASSPress towing the party line.

FTA:"Mainly they are people who buy directly from an insurer, instead of having workplace coverage. Officials say these consumers aren’t getting ‘‘canceled’’ but ‘‘transitioned’’ or ‘‘migrated’’ to better plans because their current coverage doesn’t meet minimum standards."

Of course it didn´t matter that it met requirements of the private citizen purchasing it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: spahrkl, 11/3/2013 10:16:55 AM     (No. 9596345)

Here we are, living in the age of instant easily obtained information and these people are just finding out about this horrific plan for their health coverage.

The MSM are as guilty if not more so than the Obama gang. We have now another plan that the American people should sign in on, First, then they´ll know what is in it. Does that advise ring familiar to you? It should!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 11/3/2013 10:24:46 AM     (No. 9596359)

FTA:The ACA was a convenient excuse for doing what (corporate) human resources departments have been calculating to do for years.’’

Last line of article, just had to blame corporations. Also the only happy people are the ones who let the rest of us pay for them.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/3/2013 11:06:52 AM     (No. 9596420)

The ACA was a convenient excuse for doing what (corporate) human resources departments have been calculating to do for years.’’

I have always worked for small companies who took their insurance coverage and costs very seriously. One (from which I retired) I knew personally to review insurance EVERY YEAR. We were always given totally employer paid insurance (thank you) with 80/20 coverage and reasonable deductible, but it was an annual exercise to just try to maintain costs and provide employee benefits.

Employers - whether large or small - are not trying to squeeze the last drop of effort and industry out of their employees with no reward - this is not the late 19th century. We vilify employers at great risk - then again, isn´t that what socialism is all about...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 11/3/2013 11:43:47 AM     (No. 9596474)

All the apologists on PBS are stating that all policies bought before 2010 are inadequate. I´m 64 and single and am looking forward using that pregnancy clause.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/3/2013 1:08:03 PM     (No. 9596591)

Apparently that is the new talking point #5. The old policies were ´inadequate´. I owned a small business for over 40 years (insurance, 8 employees). We provided (and still do) health insurance at no charge for everyone. We also looked carefully at costs. No one wanted maternity so it was not provided. I assume they were also responsible for their own birth control because no one ever mentioned our plan paying for it.

Now these morons are saying our coverage was ´inadequate´. This is an outrageous lie and the media is, of course, going along with it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/3/2013 4:32:54 PM     (No. 9596861)

They are still talking about th policies.

NO ONE has yet had to utilize the services - Wait until the lines form, the death panels convene, and you get a lowest bidder hip, cat scan, or stent.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/3/2013 4:47:14 PM     (No. 9596876)

Now... All the uninsured poor & illegals who used emergency rooms for healthcare are on Medicaid.... and all individual insurance holders being dumped... will go to emergency rooms for health care. I guess that´s re-distribution of healthcare.

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