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  •  Every case explained here in the comments has (0+ / 0-)

    NOT been to an exchange to see the ramifications on them personally.  They are worried about what it MIGHT do.  Your diary did them harm by adding to their worries.

    What I want to see evidence of is an actual middle class family who tried to get insurance on the exchange and was presented with a situation where they were harmed by ACA - rather they were compelled to spend more than what was available to them before passage.  Until you can come up with one, this diary is a scare tactic that is harmful to people and the ACA.  Like I said before, I think you should delete it.  

    We are all in this together.

    by htowngenie on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 07:33:55 PM PDT

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    •  You should read up on how "Affordable" (0+ / 0-)

      insurance from employers impacts employee family access to government subsidies.  You may understand the issue then.  Right now you simply refuse to understand and mistakenly believe you are defending ACA.

      The management of companies already see this issue.

      As I wrote in the diary.  The issue will be big once the exchanges are up and running and people can go to them in volume.

      I am an associate at an economic policy institute at a top 5 university.  To me, the impact of what will happen is obvious, others will need to see Democrats take major political damage before they recognize this. Based upon your comments, you need to see the damage first.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 08:40:47 PM PDT

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      •  Well if you are all that, (0+ / 0-)

        how come you didn't write your own diary?  And back it up with a scenario that actually made sense, ie, a middle class family hurt by Obamacare.  Because that is what the thesis of the other article was...that the middle class would suffer unintended consequences.  But, the case was weak.  All I'm asking for is a scenario that explains the collateral damage you claim or and actual instance of it happening.  

        It seems to be me you are coming at this from a business standpoint with a veiled threat that businesses will quit offering subsidies to their employees because of ACA or will do away with health insurance as a benefit.  As I said before, fine by me, healthcare should not be tied to employment, the sooner we get rid of it the better.  

        In the meantime, where is that middle class family that is going to be hurt by Obamacare?

        We are all in this together.

        by htowngenie on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:17:25 PM PDT

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    •  Absolute nonsense (0+ / 0-)

      Is the diarist misinterpreting the law? If so, please tell us in what way.

      We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

      by denise b on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:21:52 AM PDT

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