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Uninsured Rate Drops To 13.4% [Pic+]

Hits: 2649 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: HolyGod
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Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Monday, June 09, 2014 11:35:00 AM
There were just stories last week where the 8 million supposedly signed up ofor BO Care is actually much much much lower. SOrry, but I don't by this tripe for one second.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 788 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:06:08 AM
Mr Peter File, For some strange reason my memory of current events is always hazier than that of the past. I do not remember any warning about insurance companies dropping policies. But I do remember the warnings about the euro. And everyone debating the pros and cons for a long time. Eventually most of Europe decided the pros outweighed the cons and adopted the currency. However notable holdouts like the United Kingdom did not, because they decided the cons outweighed the pros.

Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 973 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:11:17 AM
Kree Health insurance companies changing their policies so that they could increase their profits was just a unforeseen action

Pretty sure there was a lot of people who predicted it, was saying it would make sense to a business and were told they're wrong when they were campaigning against it... Just because the senior leadership ignored it doesn't mean people didn't predict it.

It's like when the Brit's pointed out all the problems with the Euro along lines of, while the going is good it will be ok-ish, but when the going get's bad you're going to be locked inside a burning house. People now saying they didn't predict the problems of the Euro, Bullpoo, the federalists ignored the warnings of others, in the French quest to create a European super power to oppose the yanks, including an alternative base currency

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 788 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:37:32 PM
MeGrendel, that is incorrect. People could keep their original healthcare policies. The insurance companies made adjustments to the policies. The policies were now different policies. These new policies did not meet the minimum requirements and could not be offered to customers.

While, Obamas statement was incorrect in practice, it was correct in fact. Health insurance companies changing their policies so that they could increase their profits was just a unforeseen action. Although in retrospect it should have been anticipated. There really should be more people reviewing laws before they get voted on, to make sure the wording matches the intent. Or more importantly, that the law can't be completely twisted around for some horrible purpose or another.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 9:07:57 PM
Clearly we should scrap Obamacare for the GOP version which is..................Oh yea they don't have a solution.

That's just lying-ass Democrat propaganda. Republicans have proposed a number of solutions including tax-free medical savings accounts, buying insurance across state lines, and malpractice tort reform. You may not agree with these proposals, but to say that the Republicans have offered no solutions is just a big fat Democrat lie.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5285 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 8:32:25 PM
HolyGod-You do know that was originally a REPUBLICAN initiative

I don't care who's idea it was. It's pure bull.

it was put in as a compromise to get them to pass the bill right?

You mean the bill that was passed with zero Republican support or votes?

Almost all the people that lost their insurance lost it because the government mandated a minimum level of insurance

But that is not what was promised. He didn't say 'If you like your health care plan* (*if it meets government mandated minimum level), you can keep your health care plan.'. Callling out a bald-faced lie is not 'nit picky'.

Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 973 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:07:09 AM
Funnly enough despite it's flaws the most cost effective way to provide comprehensive medical care to an entire population is the NHS method. Then between that you have various European Methods , which will have a higher quality level but mixed in with those who can afford to pay for the access to it. Which probably would fit the US mindset more. Then you have what you guys are doing and it's like what....

The annoying thing is drug companies make a fúck ton of money from the US. IF the costs actually go down it will increase drug prices across the globe as they will need to increase the prices to cover the funding gap.

So from Europe! Can you guys abandon Obamcare!

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28514 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 9:25:13 AM
@kree_ It's an Obama Joke He once said there were 57 states...

@SleepyHallow: That's true too, it's just a mistake by Obama, but it's funny!

@elkingo: Avoid the stones! My brother had them a couple of times, his suffering was immense!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:49:49 AM
5Cats - Alas, I haven't ate any fish of any sort in over 2 years. I have forgotten what it tastes like. It simply has too many purines in it, and those cause me to make kidney stones. =/

I do miss tuna.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 6:47:56 AM
SmagBoy1 - I am a fiscal conservative. Did you read my comments?

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4242 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 5:16:08 AM
Man, it's funny to see folks on the right get so spun up over actual real numbers, even in the face of undeniable Republican obstructionism. Imagine if they actually cared about the people of the country and tried to work together to make this thing really work.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 1945 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 1:52:50 AM
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence [who did not sleep through every civics class they ever had] KNOWS the U.S. Senate has representatives from 57 states and territories.

The territories [Porto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.] don't have voting powers in the Senate but they do get represented.

I'm mystified why this is always pointed out as if it is some kind of Faux pas on Obama's part.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 788 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 10:13:33 PM
Multiple Kitties,

Do you believe there are 57 states?

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28514 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:42:11 PM
Why do you imagine that what didn't work in ONE State would somehow work in the 56 OTHER states?

It's not even remotely the same thing!

And a Democrat State legislature passed it, iirc, The Repub Governor signed it, but that does NOT make it "Republican National Party Policy" in ANY way! Does it? When did THAT vote happen? (hint: never)

So stop beating that horse! In the name of mercy, it's DEAD!

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28514 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:38:56 PM
@hg: Comparing a STATE solution with a USA-WIDE solution is... apples and nails. You still haven't addressed the COSTS of Obamacare....

@Elkingo: RHINOs are out there, just like "Red Dogs" from the Dems.
Red and Blue are reversed in Canada! lolz! Red = Liberals and Blue = Conservatives (capital letters intended!)

In most cases? The insurance is NOT "better" it's equal or WORSE with a vastly higher price tag.
Sure, SOME people get better and cheaper! But that is NOT the majority: MOST people have less coverage and pay more. PERIOD! And still others have lost coverage, and are not able to get it back!

Salmon? Trout? Shrimp?? I'm really not that fussy

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5561 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:25:48 PM

"The old Myth of "it's a Republican idea". You never get tired of those dead horses do you... "

Ummm. The link I sent you was FROM FOX NEWS and said quite plainly it was a conservative idea.

Did you even bother looking?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:14:28 PM
"Be sure to have lots of tuna & beer in the fridge, ok?"

Lol.. won't be tuna.. its on the list o' foods that cause me to have kidney stones.

As for beer.. my wife is Irish-American. So... for my own protection, we never have more than a six pack. Lol.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:12:33 PM
5Cats... google a side by side comparison of Romenycare vs Obamacare. It is very very similar.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:08:48 PM
"nowhere near the millions who lost their policies!"

What exactly did they loose? Insurance that was so crappy it wouldn't have paid for anything major anyway? Like the policy I have now that leaves me owing 15% of my wife and I's recent child birth? Or like when I had those kidney stones, and had to pay out 2500 in cash to get all the treatment I needed?

The lost their policies because they don't fit the new law, which basically boils down to no more bullsh|t policies.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:06:05 PM
I am sort of pissed at the GOP right now anyway.

Here in Kentucky, McConnell will most likely be re-elected. The guy who publicly HATES Obamacare, but in vote, every-time, votes to fund it.

Moderates Republicans who are soft are the only ones who come up for vote anyway.

There are no fiscal conservatives up for election... ever. All we can manage is social conservatives... idiots who campaign on stupid sh|t like banning or opposing gay rights.

We need some conservatives who are fiscally conservative, not socially.

Otherwise, I imagine the republican party will continue to loose its grip on power.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 28514 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 9:02:58 PM
@hg: "forcing" insurance Cos to do that is NOT meaningful: THEY CHARGE FOR IT! One way or another, YOU PAY! The handful of people "getting coverage" is nowhere near the millions who lost their policies!
And other "side effects" of ObamaCare have drive prices UP. For everyone. How does that help?

The old Myth of "it's a Republican idea". You never get tired of those dead horses do you...

Apples and Nails @hg: they are completely different things.

@elkingo: Now YOU are the 1% LMAO! Fat-cat capitalist!!! I'm-a-gonna occupy your living room! Be sure to have lots of tuna & beer in the fridge, ok?

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 195 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 8:58:14 PM
I looked at the coverage btw. It is crap. And costs as much for one person as my whole family used to. So at 42 I am uninsured. Feels good bro. Yea Obamacare.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 195 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 8:55:17 PM
Meanwhile in the real world.... Those of us running small business can not afford to hire help or create jobs. Half the companies in town have been bought by foreign corporations. We are getting ready for them to move out of town.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 8:53:07 PM
(The national average for my degree is anywhere from 55k a year to 65k a year).

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5167 Posts
Friday, June 06, 2014 8:51:39 PM
HolyGod - Yup. I made chicken scratch before. Now, I am probably going to clear around 70k a year.

I mean, I have my qualms with Obamacare, but at least it bumped my pay to above the national average. It is also really bringing about a lot of positive change in Kentucky to children's services psychology. Less fraud, more open market, better incentives to get licensed.

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