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6 Big Unanswered Questions
About Obamacare

Reason Magazine, by Peter Suderman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/29/2014 12:24:14 PM

Obamacare supporters are taking a bit of a victory lap today after yesterday’s administration announcement that six million people have signed up for private plans under the law, equaling the revised projection put out by the Congressional Budget Office after the botched launch of the exchanges last October. It’s a weak cause for celebration, given that success, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was originally "at least" seven million people getting covered under the law by the end of March. And as an Obamacare factoid, the six million sign-ups figure just doesn’t tell us all that much


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grampus, 3/29/2014 1:49:41 PM     (No. 9789715)

A huge unanswered (and unasked) question: What happens when the Federal Employee´s Health Benefits Program is determined not to comply with obamacare? I am a retired Federal Employee and like my insurance. Can I and millions of others keep our insurance? A hefty share is paid by my former employer, but I still pay a much higher premium than most would think. My dire forecast is that all current and retired federal employees will lose their insurance when the "second round" comes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/29/2014 2:14:33 PM     (No. 9789739)

Bogus numbers with all the cancellations. It´s like if I fired 20 people and hired 18 of them back claiming to have created 18 jobs

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/29/2014 3:22:03 PM     (No. 9789796)

The real question is...

How much longer do we have to put up with O-Bomber... ?

What will things be like starting in January 2015...
with a GOP Senate... ?

Will No-Broehner cry some crocodile tears if House members want to impeach... ?

Will the body politic throw off its pre-existing condition... ?

What is the mental illness category of an Emperor who wears Mom Jeans... ?

Inquiring minds...
awaiting Gerr-Waldo´s answers...
from the vault.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/29/2014 3:50:02 PM     (No. 9789819)

If the people actually make their first payment, will they continue to make monthly payments? If their $400 payment gets you a first doctor visit, but once they started getting treatment they needed to pay the insurance company share until they hit their deductible, are some going to throw up their hands and say this isn´t worth it?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 3/29/2014 4:36:02 PM     (No. 9789844)

It seems to me that Obamacare is the real ´Don´t Ask, Don´t Tell´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: robwin, 3/29/2014 5:01:26 PM     (No. 9789876)

Six million, hey? Independently verified by whom? How many have paid their first premium? How many signed up because they lost their prior insurance due to ObamaCare requirements? This is all smoke and mirrors from the Gang who couldn´t talk straight.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 3/29/2014 5:48:34 PM     (No. 9789925)

Yo, #1 welcome to our world! Did you do thirty and out retiring at the ripe old age of 52? I am 63 (working since I was 14) and still going. If I retire now I have to buy on the exchange which means a huge deductible and massive out of pocket limits, let alone the premium I will have to pay. Gee,it really sucks to be you. By the way, my doctor of 30 years that I like is not approved.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 3/29/2014 6:15:25 PM     (No. 9789948)

These fictional numbers are nothing more than soot on the windows of obamacare. Once the windows are cleaned and we can see inside, obamacare will be found to be a big zero, just like its namesake. They will not admit to its colossal failure until they can´t hide it any longer.

We don´t have to be psychiatrists to see human nature. Why would young, healthy people with limited income buy healthcare? They wouldn´t. I waited until I was in my forties to buy it, didn´t use it and dropped it for another ten years. The democrats only choice now is to delay, delay, delay, until after the election, then slap on the big increases and taxpayer-supplied subsidies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 3/29/2014 7:10:49 PM     (No. 9789999)

Did you hear Rush read the letter from the doctor yesterday? Doc says they have no way to tell if anyone´s insurance is paid so they don´t know if they will get paid or not. I can´t believe a sane person(s) could come up with 2,500 pages of this rot.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/29/2014 7:25:06 PM     (No. 9790013)

Responding to Reply #1 : David Camp, H of R, from MI has a bill # HR-1780 which would put all CURRENT federal employees into the ACA plan. All those impacted should write this so-called representative of the people and tell him exactly what he should do with his bill. Secondly, Federal retirees are usually covered by Medicare as their primary coverage, and if under the FEHBP, by a secondary insurer ( I am ). The amount of the premium I pay is approx $8400, in addition to the Medicare premium. I believe I have excellent coverage the the LAST THING I want to to be put into is the ACA insurance plan.
Retirees should check out NARFE which is an organization which supports and explains Federal employee retiree rights. Congresspeople did not want to put their OWN
workers into the plan but want to put OTHERS
into it, as long as their own little World is not affected.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/29/2014 7:27:29 PM     (No. 9790016)

I only have one question:
When is this nightmare going to end ?

In case anyone missed it, be sure to read Obamacare Navigators Helping People Enroll At Mexican Consulates by Kerry Picket on Breitbart.

That should boost those numbers along with the immigrant children they are putting on KidCare.

Why should some have Cadillac coverage while the rest get garbage ? Worst yet, We are paying for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 3/30/2014 6:53:32 AM     (No. 9790327)

Keep in mind that ObamaCare was never about healthcare/health insurance. It´s about controlling the money, and chaos is part of the strategy. The Left are biding their time, waiting for people to beg government to ´fix this healthcare mess.´

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Reply 13 - Posted by: franq, 3/30/2014 7:54:25 AM     (No. 9790366)

Yep, and stir in 70,000 medical codes and you´ve got a fine, efficient health care delivery system!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Really?, 3/30/2014 8:26:01 AM     (No. 9790402)

Actually, the BIGGEST shock will occur when the public sees how much of the Obamacare premiums are being paid by the taxpayers through the enormous subsidies.

WHY that is NOT being discussed is incredible to me.

People are getting HUGE subsidies otherwise these sign-up numbers would be next to nothing.

WHERE ARE THE TOTALS ? The administration NEVER seems to know, and the media NEVER seems to ask.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: knarfski, 3/30/2014 8:30:58 AM     (No. 9790414)

All excellent questions...I´m especially concerned about #6--cost/premiums next year and thereafter as this disaster-in-the-making emerges.

Moreover, in addition to cost, will the medical profession continue to experience paperwork and other demands that leave less time for patient care? Will doctors and nurses lose more control over their profession? Will know-nothing ideologues boss them around even more than now?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sliver of Truth, 3/30/2014 9:05:56 AM     (No. 9790442)

#7, green doesn´t look good on you, and is particularly unattractive when painted in broad strokes. Contrary to popular belief, not every employee of the federal government rakes in the big bucks and enjoys a carefree retirement at the "ripe old age of 52". We are all struggling-it sucks to be all of us right now.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 3/30/2014 9:48:30 AM     (No. 9790477)

Obamacare is the "end game" of the Cloward and Piven strategy. It was never intended to deliver quality health care as advertised. The point is to destroy traditional insurance and replace it with universal government control as "single payer."

The single payer is the taxpayer. The government has no money of its own and no way to actually earn any.

Insurance is, by definition, a scheme in which the cost to the insured is based risk to the insurer. There is no rational nexus between the two in Obamacare.

Nitwit FL congressman Grayson famously ranted, "Republicans want you to die quickly." [Presumably so "republicans" won´t have to pay for healthcare of democrats?]

The real message of Obamacare will come to be understood as, "Vote democratic or we´ll kill you." Or in the words of Robert Reich, "....we are going to let you die."

If the insurance companies want to stay in business they had better advise voters of the probable 2015 rates before November, 2014.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cgood, 3/30/2014 9:58:29 AM     (No. 9790490)

The only question is how long are the American people going to put up with this situation? We ARE the government. It is beyond outrageous that most people want this madness to end, but our so-called representatives aren´t responding to our demands immediately. The very idea that the republicans cannot or will not put a firm, cohesive message together to end Obamacare now is terrifying. When the next wave hits, my family will join the ranks of the financially hobbled. We can kiss our hopes and dreams goodbye unless this law is repealed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Arby, 3/30/2014 10:15:36 AM     (No. 9790508)

There are no real unanswered questions about Fauxbamacare. It´s been a dog´s breakfast from the get-go and that statement is a smear on Alpo. The real unanswered questions: will the SCOTUS put a wooden stake through its heart? Will the Pubbies take the senate and be sufficiently firm but also sufficiently constructive to hamstring Fauxbama without hurting their chances for 2016? Will the younger voters see how crappy government programs can be and rethink their political allegiances?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kiwikit, 3/30/2014 11:20:55 AM     (No. 9790595)

Currently employed fed employees have to be on ACA but return to the rich fed plan the moment they retire. What a perfect system for protecting the same people who´ve destroyed our health care access. I hope the people who did this to us, the Democrats only, will be voted out in 2014 and kept out from then on. They care nothing about the people but only about their personal power and corruption!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/30/2014 11:27:34 AM     (No. 9790600)

Has anyone realized yet that Big is the problem?


Human beings, let alone sovereign free citizens of a free nation, are not served well, or at all, by Big.

One size can´t fit all, won´t fit all, never has fit all. You are individual. I am individual.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nevernaught, 3/30/2014 11:28:15 AM     (No. 9790601)

#3 I wouldn´t bet the farm that the GOP will take control of the Senate in 2016. I´ve noticed recently that a lot of the comments after media articles, are now well written although liberal slanted, and I think are being produced by the White House Progressive news Propaganda Agency.

They are out of place where they show up, and intended as pure propaganda.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: kiminolibi, 3/30/2014 1:53:07 PM     (No. 9790759)

Here´s my question. Has anyone done an analysis of how much it would cost someone to pay out of pocket for a normal amount of doctor visits and pharmaceuticals? Not to include catastrophic. Just doctors and pharms. I´m not educated in this field, but it makes me wonder if it wouldn´t be more cost effective to just drop insurance and pay out of pocket, provided that no major catastrophes happen.

Is that naive of me?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: loveUSA, 3/30/2014 2:20:02 PM     (No. 9790779)

ObamaCare is all about CONTROL. A nation that can be controlled will be lead by a Dictator which is what the Maxist,Socialists,Communists want. They care only about Saul Alinsky control.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: artlover, 3/30/2014 3:21:48 PM     (No. 9790823)

Obamacare will not work. Drop the whole thing and go back to something normal in this country. Why can´t we just throw the bad apples out and start all over. WHY???????? Forget what Obama wants.. Only a very few people in this country want his mess. Start over. Elect a Republican House and Senate and start over...PLEASE

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Ida lil, 3/30/2014 4:17:09 PM     (No. 9790875)

The problem is we can not now reach fee agreements free of insurance and gov. interference with our medical suppliers.
They are drowning in rules and mandates.
As to costs 15 years ago a vial of insulin was 15.00 dollars in 2006 before the dems took congress it was 30.00 now it´s 115.00 and up.There is no room to bargin -or barter.
Most government retirees were not high salaried and the cost to them is hidden because premiums are taken out of their pensions before the amount is noted. Many think it is free because numbers are not released.
Some of these employees were not even on or can receive Social Security. They worked under inter department retirement rates that leaves them choosing between medical need and necessary funds for even food.
Cast blame on the money grabs by the elected critters and their minions for the theft of our resources not grandpa/ma who held average jobs just like non Gov. workers.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Joe vann, 3/30/2014 4:29:55 PM     (No. 9790885)

We need to get rid of or tramactically transform Obamba care. However, the real cancer we must cut out of our nation is socialism. We need to start with our representatives and quickly work our way to the traitorous msm...who are responsible for much of what has happen to our country.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Japanorama, 3/30/2014 10:48:38 PM     (No. 9791263)

How about no. 7:
What will Americans do when they are denied medical care after paying for it?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 3/31/2014 1:12:24 AM     (No. 9791335)

Friend just called me an hour ago asking me about insurance, his policy was cancelled recently and they switched him to a bronze plan on another carrier, cost another 25%, and if he switches to the platinum plan it will cost another 200% or so.

And he´s got to do it by tomorrow or he can´t do it at all until next year?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/31/2014 2:30:07 AM     (No. 9791349)

Question 7: Will it take a convention of the States vis a vi the proposal by Mark Levin´s book The Liberty Amendments to over turn all of this insanity? I know we can´t count on Oboehner and McOconnell to do anything to get rid of it entirely. So it will be up the the states and to the people to over ride Congress and the dude with the pen and the phone and set of golf clubs and the Underhanded corrupt Gang of Nine of the Supreme Kangaroo Kourt. Let´s do this thing and get it done while I am still alive.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/31/2014 4:40:23 AM     (No. 9791366)

7th big question: When oh when is this country going to get rid of BarryCare?

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The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Comic Character Archie to Die
Taking Bullet for Gay Friend
Pushing Gun Control

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Breitbart´s Big Hollywood, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/14/2014 12:41:56 PM     Post Reply
On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics´ first openly gay character." According to the Associated Press, Keller is "a married military veteran and newly elected senator who´s pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting." Archie Comics´ publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwater said the way in which Archie will die was carefully chosen. While he could have been killed saving "Betty" or saving "Veronica," doing so for Keller was something "that would really resonate

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

Obama a "shark" at the pool table,
Gov. Hickenlooper says

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CBS News, by Stephanie Condon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/14/2014 4:33:37 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is known for being competitive on the basketball court, but he´s also apparently a cutthroat pool player. Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., told reporters at the National Governors Association meeting on Sunday that the president surprised him by beat him in two consecutive games. To add insult to injury, the two were playing at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, a bar that Hickenlooper co-founded. "You know I´ll tell ya -- the man is a shark," Hickenlooper told reporters, Time reports. "I was up a few balls. I felt pretty good. I was actually wondering whether how hard should I --

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