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The CBO & Obamacare

rmock Wrote: Feb 06, 2014 3:42 PM
There are many "insurance slaves" in the work force. Those are employees who could not get insurance except though their employment because of pre-existing conditions or because of its high cost. Group policies were a lot cheaper then those purchased by individuals. They could not leave their employment through retirement or a desire to become self employed. These people are now free to do either. I don't know how many jobs this freedon to quit will free up for other employees. Only time will tell. These are the people I understood the CBO to be talking about.
I am what used to be called a "Reagan Democrat" in Texas. Now we are called Moderate Republicans. I would never call my friends who happen to be Democrats a Marxist or Communist and if people on this site can't allow a Moderate Republican's viewpoint then maybe there is room for a Right to Life Democrat.
If a Republican candidate wants to take away my Medicare, then you are right, I would never vote for him or her.
If a Republican candidate wants to take away my Medicare, then you are right, I would never vote for him or her.
Jerry 55 and George Washington I read both of your comments concerning my liking of now being on Medicare. I am surprised that you both seem to believe that this program should be dissolved. If the Republican party ran on this position then we would lose even Texas. "Lay off my Medicare" and I mean it or you will lose the strongest base of the party, those of us 65 and older.
I was in a similiar situation as Ms Johnson 20 years before Obamacare, but I did not have a Federal exchange to turn to. In Texas, insurance companies had insurance pools instead of having all their insured in one pool. They would open a new pool after they had filled one. The pool started with none with pre-existing conditions so the premiums were low. Then as people started getting sick and using their insurance the premiums would rise on a yearly bases. The healthy people in the plan would leave the plan and move into one of the new pools. I would change pools about every 5yrs when my premiums would increase. Then at age 40 I had a small heart attack and could not change pools. In about 5 years my premium had risen from $325/month to $1,800/month with a $5,000 deductible. I couldn't leave the pool because of my pre-existing condition. I was never so glad in my life to reach Medicare age. Between age 45 when I obtained my pre-existing condition and age 65 I had to struggle every month just to pay my health insurance bill which never had to pay anything because of the high deductible. I love Medicare and this has caused me to lean for a Medicare for all solution. This is a very strange thing for a Republican to say. I wonder how many like me are out there.
I supported Texas's strongest Tort Reform Act in the Nation accepting that it would cause health cost to go down and my insurance rates to stop going up every year. My insurance kept going up and up. The last two years my insurance didn't go up and I got refunds. The only reason I can see for this change is the 80% rule of Obamacare. I don't want this rule to go away.
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Shame on Both Wings of the GOP

rmock Wrote: Oct 16, 2013 1:34 PM
It never would have got past the Senate and/or a Presidential veto. It had no chance from the beginning. It wasn't a good plan. It was stupid.
I am getting tired of the articles and studies with each side claiming the other is misrepresenting the facts. The only things clear are: (1) Democrats own Obamacare and will get all the credit from those voters happy with the progam (2) Republicans will get the votes of those unhappy with the program (3) It will not matter to those unaffected by the program. We will know soon enough who will be hurt and who will benefit.
You assume you will get a raise. I can assure you that most business owners would use the money to buy themselves and their mistresses a new car leaving their employees with a net reduction in their income of $12,500.
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