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  •  I'm on Medicare! (0+ / 0-)

    And I have supplemental coverage through my union TH trust plan.  Non-profit TH trust plans have no place in the phony "exchanges" and thus are not eligible for any subsidies although they are taxed to pay for them.  J. Gruber and the rest of the Dartmouth rats are wrecking what works well and they prevented Single Payer from even being discussed at the table.  Just another better disgusted Democrat here.
    I also live just 20 minutes from the Canada border where I see real health care.  Canadians are amazed at how retarded our system is.  And we have a POTUS bragging about how he did not "start a new government program."  While he throws many under the bus.

    •  Now I understand your anger! (0+ / 0-)

      My experience with Medicare is only through taking elderly parents to doctors appts and hospitals, dealing with social workers and case workers, etc, and wondering how elderly people could ever deal with any of it.  It is definitely a broken system that will soon have the eyes of the entire baby boomer generation on it.  That, I hope, will lead to changes.  

      In the meantime, we have 30 million+ Americans who have NO health insurance and millions of others who do not have affordable options.  ACA will help them and I can't ignore that.  They need access.  So I encourage others to sign up for it and promote it no matter how faulty. And I try to dispel mis-truths when I see them.

      Myself, I have no needs in this arena being practically guaranteed insurance that will never go away due to my husband's employer plan.  Others are not so lucky.  That being said, I would rather not have to rely on insurance tied to employment or marriage.  But I can, and do.

      I was hugely disappointed that we didn't get Universal Healthcare during the first 6 months of Obama's election and I dream of the day when we have healthcare for all.  I too have close ties in countries that have it; I have a cousin who is a general practitioner in Cornwall, England.  I myself experienced it first hand in Barcelona Spain when I had to spend a day weaving through the system to get an MRI after bumping my head on a castle wall.  So I have first hand knowledge that speaks to how efficient those systems are.  My ultimate goal is to get that here where no one asks how rich you are, how poor you are or how old you are when you need healthcare.

      I am not in it for myself, I'm in it for the 30 million+.  And I believe that once implemented, ACA will be tweaked to the point where even Republicans will beg for Socialized medicine as the easiest and most humane answer to the problem.  

      I really do feel for you in your situation although I have no opinion on it as all three elderly in my family are covered by Tricare because of military service or civil service.  But I understand ACA has closed the donut hole, which is good for many seniors.  

      Keep fighting for what you need here, but try to explain why you are harmed or why others are harmed and educate the readers with reasoned arguments backed up by facts.  Your job is to convince them of harm and ask for redress.  Good luck!  : )

       

      We are all in this together.

      by htowngenie on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 05:02:07 AM PDT

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      •  Different Buckets!!! (0+ / 0-)

        That is what is wrong with Obamacare.  We are asked to focus on the "hostages" who will benefit from the law.  And no one wants to discuss those who won't.
        Medicare and Tri-Care work very well at low cost delivering actual care with little to no participation of the rentier parasites infesting Obamacare.  That is why Obama hates them and seeks to destroy them at every opportunity.
        I am very happy with my Medicare and with my TH non-profit trust health plan.  Obama is not.  That is why TH is excluded from the exchanges and their obscene subsidies.  There is nothing to help the health care plan I participate in while taxes are extorted from it to pay for junk private insurance subsidies.  Can't you see what this is?  Staggering toward the Finish Line

        ObamaCare's failures are systemic, a consequence of its complex steam- and cuckoo clock-powered system of eligibility determination; "tweaks" are not the answer. As they say in the Navy: "You can't buff a turd."

        “We have been working with the administration to find solutions to the inadvertent holes in the act,” Trumka said. “We are working to try solve problems, just like they tried to solve problems with employers, with large business and small business groups.”

        "Problems" which Obama fixed immediately for business, and not at all for you. Are you sensing a pattern? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

        For my money, the only way to get anything out of Obama at all is to threaten him: That's what the gay bundlers and the Hispanics did before election 2012, and they got something, however pathetically inadequate. Trumka didn't do that, and so of course he gets nothing, and so his membership will suffer. Well done, all.

        I would like to point out your use of "hate" to describe my dislike of the fraud is similar to what was used by "W" supporters when I criticized his actions.  They and you said it.  I did not.  Let's stick to the facts and deal with them.

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