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I was at the supermarket getting ready to park. On the radio was a talk show host who has always been against our President and of course the ACA. He seemed delighted to report all the  problems people are having with the ACA. Some folks are paying more for the same insurance he said. "Even that far to the left paper called "The Daily Kos",
a blogger complained how much more he and his wife would have to pay. The blogger said he would not be on the ACA or pay the fine.
This is the first time I have heard someone from our side complain.(the story may be untrue)
When Millions of healthy people are helping unhealthy people get insurance, that's a good thing! Soon I pray we will have a SINGLE PAY system. Why is that so hard for America? Are we that cruel? are we that selfish?
Yes ,until more healthy folks sign up I imagine rates will go up.
I THOUGHT WE ARE OUR BROTERS KEEPER!
I have been in poor  homes looking for my Drug happy son. I have seen babies with Good Moms who said they had no money for the Doctor,
I was an escort driver for years and I drove Women who did jobs during the day that were very respectable. They sold their bodies at night for their sick kids.
I was there. Many had a college  degree.
Never judge anyone until you are in their shoes!
The ACA is the first step towards a day when all in America can go to the Doctor or Hospital if they need to.
I will be dead when that happens. I don't think Hell lets you know what happens after you die.
So , no more complaining, lets work harder to bring a life to a sick child,a sick Mom or Dad or you.
I am not an angel and I am quite sure I am booked for Hell. So move faster on single
pay will you?
"Wanna make a monster?
Take the parts of yourself
that make you uncomfortable-your weakness
bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers-
and pretend their across the room.
its too ugly to be Human.
its to ugly to be you.
Children are afraid of the dark
because they have nothing
real to work with.
Adult are afraid of themselves.
-Richard Likely

 

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  •  aren't the wealthy paying more? (1+ / 0-)
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    Vet63

    also Exchange premiums are HIGHER in GOP states that refused to expand Medicaid.

    "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

    by MartyM on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:16:54 PM PDT

  •  Not only is ACA here to stay, but (5+ / 0-)

    the next step will be a single payer option.  That ship has sailed.

    I don't believe the report about that commentator here.  Fueling that speculation, there's been more than one troll here on the Great Orange Satan over the last few days.

    I don't negotiate with terrorists. I don't vote for them, either.

    by thenekkidtruth on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:18:29 PM PDT

    •  I think I did read one post, but.. (4+ / 0-)
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      thenekkidtruth, chantedor, Vet63, IndieGuy

      of course it will vary by age and income. Saying NO ONE will pay higher premiums is daft but this act is designed to have more of the population on health insurance.

      I really think all these people decrying the ACA/Obamacare will be signing up in the near future and using it-though they will still complain.

      It reminds me of my grandparents who were died-hard Republicans, who hated FDR because he was a "socialist" who spent the country's money. Turns out my grandma's brothers and dad survived the Great Depression by working on WPA road and building programs. I asked my grandma how could she be against FDR when her family benefited from his program. Her response was that was irrelevant and he was still a tax & spend Democrat.

      •  message (2+ / 0-)
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        thenekkidtruth, 207wickedgood

        I loved reading your message. I have a Republican who
        is against anything the Government is involved with.
        He admits that his parents get Social Security as does he.
        The parents use Medicare. Both parents are over 90. They both have been in the Hospital a lot lately. I asked if he had the money to cover all the hospital bills. You know the answer!
        Mike

    •  message (1+ / 0-)
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      thenekkidtruth

      The single payer option  was always the Presidents choice.
      I have signed a petition sent to me by Senator Patty Murray for single pay insurance.
      Thanks for writing.
      Mike

  •  Yes, it is true (7+ / 0-)

    A longtime Kossack posted this diary a couple weeks ago, and the teabaggers apparently have made it go viral all of a sudden. It was on my Facebook wall this morning along with a bunch of sneering right-wingers' comments, and I read some other diaries today saying it's been posted all over some right-wing blogs.

    The comments in the actual diary pointed out that a) the letter was from their existing insurance company about the rates to only one specific plan going up; b) the diarist didn't appear to have shopped around on the exchanges to see if they could get a better rate from another company or plan; and c) the diarist apparently hadn't checked to see if they were eligible for any subsidies.

    It's a shame the diarist couldn't have addressed these things in the diary, which seems to have a lot of naive or ignorant gaps. And it's even more of a shame that the wingnuts have seized on it because it's from Daily Kos, which some of the blogs are using to say, "See? Even the ultra-left-wingers don't like Obamacare."

    •  message (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, chantedor

      This Conservative talk show host really should be on another station. I found the off button on the radio dial when he is on. Everything he has said about ACA has been proven wrong. He was thrilled when he could imply
      that even The Daily Kos knows ACA is in trouble.Why are they so mean to keep the poor from getting help?

  •  It was nice of that radio station to drive all (4+ / 0-)
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    chantedor, elfling, Vet63, Larsstephens

    that traffic here, however - especially on a day like today.  Ted Cruz will tell you that if it's Texas, any publicity is good publicity.

    I don't negotiate with terrorists. I don't vote for them, either.

    by thenekkidtruth on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:33:48 PM PDT

  •  Tea Party Nation picked up that post (5+ / 0-)

    I'm sure it's all over the right wing loonosphere.

    There's no doubt that with as many states and insurance companies involved that someone's going to end up with a bad deal. That should be obvious based on the numbers of possibilities.

    Overall, people will get more care and a better deal, but there will be exceptions. If there are serious problems, we should fix them. We can't go back.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:36:47 PM PDT

    •  message (1+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens

      As with any major national undertaking, things will need
      to be  adjusted. The ACA is a big deal which I hope leads
      to single pay some day, Maybe our children will see how
      civilized countries take care of their of their citizens.
      Thanks for writing!
      Mike

  •  Ted Rall said he had to pay much more. (6+ / 0-)

    My assumption was that he was looking at the prices of a plan that covers a child up to 30 years old* with dental and he was comparing it to his current plan which wasn't has generous.

    * This must be a special plan since insurers are only required to cover children up to age 26.

    I, for one, have no problem being led by a 3500 year old Pharaoh who was trained by space aliens on a distant star.

    by Tomtech on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 02:48:24 PM PDT

  •  Some of these folk were trolls... (2+ / 0-)
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    Vet63, Larsstephens

    ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

    by slowbutsure on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 04:22:53 PM PDT

    •  slbutsure (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, slowbutsure

      I am slow and I am not even sure what my name is sometimes, But I am for people getting Health care and food and a roof. I am an old time liberal.
      Mike

      •  I am also an old time liberal - this place has (0+ / 0-)

        opened my eyes a lot!  My Mom used to say we were raised with Judeo-Christian values.

        ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

        by slowbutsure on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 04:36:50 PM PDT

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