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Live Free -- And Uninsured

J.93 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 12:49 PM
I think the RNC or PAC's should begin "how it will affect the pocket book" promo's for Obamacare. Provide real specific applications not generalized 75% will be paid...I want to know how much LESS money I will have to spend on items I want or need after O'care goes into effect,. We all know free is not FREE, so let's let the masses know how much they will need to fork over. This would include..premiums they MUST pay or the TAX.

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), NPR's "Talk of the Nation" held a seminar of sorts at the Aspen Institute's legendarily pretentious Ideas Festival. Someone in the audience asked NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner this question: "Today's decision is a positive decision for the estimated 50 million uninsured Americans. Who are the losers today?"

Rovner seemed to struggle to find losers. She came up with insurance companies that want the so-called individual mandate -- now a punitive tax, according to the Supreme Court -- to be much more punitive. After thinking...