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The stated premise behind obamacare was that it would get coverage for those without it. Now they are finding out that many without were so by choice and will choose to pay the fine rather than participate. Many of the newly covered are being covered by Medicaid which could have happened without obamacare.
If newer more expensive drugs are not covered, where is the incentive to continue to develop new and better drugs and treatments? The good news is that the elites who gave us this disaster will suffer along with us since no matter how much power and influence they have, they will not be able to get the life saving drugs and treatments they need because their policies prevented their development in the first place.
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Tea Party at the Crossroads

Fred1666 Wrote: Nov 12, 2013 6:39 AM
The effort to defund and the government shutdown that followed showed that tea party republicans were willing to risk it all politically in an attempt to defeat a bad law. Now reality has vindicated them as we learn that all the conservative criticism of obamacare was not rhetorical spin, but very real.
"The remaining parts of our solution for fixing the web site fully takes the federal government out of the picture, since we don't need it to handle either income verification or the calculation of what a health insurance buyer's estimated tax credit subsidy might be. " According to the cancellation letter Blue Cross of Maryland sent me, I can buy a replacement policy directly from them, but if I want one of those same policies and believe I am eligible for subsidies, I must buy it from them through the Maryland exchange. I infer that this must be due to a stupid mandate under this stupid law.
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The Proper Role of Debt in Public Policy

Fred1666 Wrote: Nov 08, 2013 6:00 PM
It's like using my home equity line to buy groceries.
I think subsidies will offset higher premiums in the individual market. Of course that will drive up the deficit over the long term, but the libs live for the next election, not the next generation. They are counting on lower costs during the coming year to give them a political advantage next fall. The president will say he was right all along and conservatives were evil. Of course subsidies will by necessity get smaller over time and the conveniently postponed employer mandate will not have all the subsidies.
My new "marketplace" plan may be cheaper than the plan I lost because of obamacare. But that is only because of the generous subsidies that I expect will push the deficit permanently above a trillion dollars a year in a very short time. I can't get my mind around the fact that liberals of both parties still believe there will be a never-ending supply of golden eggs after they finish killing the goose. Are they that stupid? Are that that evil? If power is their end game, they will have destroyed anything worth ruling over like they have already done in Detroit. How can they be so blind and shortsighted? Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.
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The Tipping Point We've Dreamed Of?

Fred1666 Wrote: Nov 01, 2013 6:15 AM
Even though liberals like to blame Fox and talk radio for negative feelings toward the president and his agenda, the fact is as Mark stated that most people don't listen to talk radio or watch Fox. Yet Obama's approvals are in the low 40s. I agree that now is the time step in and fill the vacuum. We need to spend our resources going around the MSM. Fox and talk radio are great but they are preaching to the choir.
Unlike Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, fast and furious, Benghazi and the IRS, obamacare personally affects millions of loyal Obama supporters. Even the MSM is reporting on it. He did not say I could keep my plan "except" or "unless" or "if" it meets some obamacare standard. He said I could keep it "PERIOD". There is no ambiguity there. This has by far a better chance of getting rid of obamacare than anything that happens in the court. If Obama can spin his way out of this, all hope is lost.
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Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide

Fred1666 Wrote: Oct 29, 2013 7:01 AM
Haven't they learned anything from obamacare? "Comprehensive" legislation is the dangerous. Just close the damn borders, then we can talk about a next step.
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Do You Even Need Health Insurance?

Fred1666 Wrote: Oct 28, 2013 7:12 AM
And by the way, I received notice earlier this month that my current plan will cease to exist soon because of obamacare. I have checked blue cross alternatives through their website as well as Maryland's exchange site and the best replacement I can find cost about 150 more per month with deductible going from 5700 to 7000.
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