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FanOreilly 2013/01/21 00:40:51
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As the Affordable Care Act--otherwise known as ObamaCare--begins to be implemented, we are seeing its first big consequence: it is making care less affordable.

The New York Times reports that "Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration's health care law was to stem the rapid rise in insurance costs for consumers."

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  • FanOreilly 2013/01/21 00:43:26
    Yes
    FanOreilly
    +13
    Socialism is not about helping the poor. This is the lie they sell idiots to vote for them.

    Socialism is about controlling the people.

    socialism control

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  • Drue-AFCL 2013/01/23 21:19:20
    Yes
    Drue-AFCL
    Wow . . . .what a shock! JK
  • Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL 2013/01/22 21:32:59
    Yes
    Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL
    People just won't learn. OPM is not the way to go on anything.
  • James 2013/01/22 04:43:12
    Yes
    James
  • us 2013/01/22 04:30:07
    Yes
    us
    Taxes going up to help with healthcare, Democratics spending agenda, I like how wealthly people spend like crazy and then expect you to pay for it. Healthcare can be affordable but I believe what they pushed through was done wrong. No one read the bill
    just signed it.
  • Shifting Piece 2013/01/21 22:27:45
    Yes
    Shifting Piece
    Dat failure.
  • mikeyavelli 2013/01/21 17:29:29
    Yes
    mikeyavelli
    and with 4 more agonizing years, he will be likely to pass more obamunistic laws.
  • Seonag 2013/01/21 15:37:50
    Yes
    Seonag
    Even those on Medicare saw their 'supplemental' insurance rate increase -- mine jumped 15%. My husband's work insurance has gone up 43% since the misnamed "Affordable Care Act" was passed. So much for 'affordable care.' But then, socialized medicine is NOT free, nor is it cheap. But it does reduce your coverage!
  • sglmom 2013/01/21 15:18:01
    Yes
    sglmom
    Oh, I've well documented the Cost Increases ..
    (and pay them too)
    that happened as a result of ObieCare ..
    (have a look at the 2013 Medicare handbook lately? See the handbook with the options for the Part D choices?)

    Needless to say .. this is a big bite indeed .. that even with my frugality .. it is becoming harder and harder to make ends meet .. (and still have a cushion for emergencies .. )
  • BifDaddy 2013/01/21 15:14:04
    Yes
    BifDaddy
    Of course it’s getting more expensive.

    After four years, anyone who hasn’t learned to comprehend the exact opposite of what Obama says, hasn’t got it yet.

    Obama claimed it would reduce the cost of healthcare…just the opposite as economists warned.

    Obama claimed spending stimulus monies would create jobs…just the opposite as everyone knew.

    And so on…and so on…and so on.
  • joe keeney 2013/01/21 15:03:08
    Yes
    joe keeney
    Its like G.M its shoddy .not worth the money, it will bread down on you.
  • macbeth 2013/01/21 13:38:04
    No
    macbeth
    Universal health care is a mark of a civilized society.
  • Faith ~... macbeth 2013/01/21 15:26:06
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    Yeah, people dying waiting for care, so civilized!! What a joke.
  • Patrick... macbeth 2013/01/22 21:37:01
    Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL
    It is a mark of slavery. Since when do you have the right to another's labor? If Obozocare is so wonderful and everyone is chomping at the bit to participate why make it mandatory? Freedom and civil liberties are the marks of a civilized society, not 49% living under the tyranny of the 51%.
  • macbeth Patrick... 2013/01/23 11:21:49
    macbeth
    How can you even talk about tyranny when you have a Congress full of refuseniks?
  • Patrick... macbeth 2013/01/23 22:23:16
    Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL
    Do you mean the Kleptocrats or the Decepticons? Both are equally vile and reprehensible. And as far as the Communist Healthcare goes, the federal government has absolutely no business in it. The can't even run the VA worth a tinker's damn. the only thing it is good for is I get to tell Obozo to F- Off, I have government malpractice. Now if a state, on the other hand, wants to do it-like Taxachusetts did, then that is a different story. They can under the 10th Amendment. But no where is this absurd power given to the General government and, it seems to me, prohibited by the 4th Amendment.
  • Wyveryx 2013/01/21 13:16:24
    Yes
    Wyveryx
    it was apparent before it got forced down the throat of all Americans.
  • JT For Political Reform 2013/01/21 13:04:11
    Yes
    JT For Political Reform
    This was about control. Giving people that never paid into the system a chance to use our money for their care did nothing but help him get re-elected by those that would never vote for anything other than a free ride.

    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    Benjamin Franklin
  • Free Spirit 2013/01/21 09:32:05
    Yes
    Free Spirit
  • Stephen Colbert 2013/01/21 06:35:50
    No
    Stephen Colbert
    +1
    Obamacare is not Socialist. It's the opposite. It forces you to buy from Private Insurers and lets those companies jack up the rates. That's Corporatism.
  • Sotto Voce Stephen... 2013/01/21 09:25:48
    Sotto Voce
    +2
    By the point at which these people agree with your statement, they will have redefined "corporatism" as a subset of "socialism".
  • izzybean Stephen... 2013/01/21 16:43:22
    izzybean
    +1
    No it is socialism, the control of a population to obtain the desires of the governmnet.
  • Stephen... izzybean 2013/01/21 16:50:13
    Stephen Colbert
    Socialism is controlling either the means of production or distribution (i.e. nationalizing industry) It has absolutely nothing to do with "control of a population" or whatever.

    And objectively, forcing people to go to private insurers and letting them set rates is bad, but it is bad because it is the opposite of socialism.
  • izzybean Stephen... 2013/01/21 17:34:58
    izzybean
    It is the first step in bankrupting medical insurance providers. So it isnt control when the government forces you to purchase a product?
  • Patrick... Stephen... 2013/01/22 21:38:38
    Patrick Henry~PWCM~JL
    Yes, he is. Government control of private industry is socialism. And the word "force" is used in this, no right or freedom to say "no thank you." But I agree, it IS crony capitalism.
  • Cliff 2013/01/21 05:40:45
  • Steve Boston 2013/01/21 05:13:19
    Yes
    Steve Boston
    +1
    The unsupportable care act will indeed break the back of our country's economy as planned. America will pay the price for re-electing an impostor. We're doomed.
  • roxie 2013/01/21 04:58:44
    No
    roxie
    BS Fan!
  • ☆astac☆~PWCM 2013/01/21 04:41:57
    Yes
    ☆astac☆~PWCM
    +3
    Maybe Roberts gave us a way to destroy obamacare. Since they cannot raise the obamacare tax, and being that premiums are going to skyrocket, they system will collapse on it's own
  • mustangluver 2013/01/21 04:38:33 (edited)
    Yes
    mustangluver
    +4
    But the low information voters only see skin color and still do as something like 800,000 of them will be freezing their asses of at his inauguration..LOL
  • jp 2013/01/21 04:17:28
  • John Horse 2013/01/21 03:33:43
    Yes
    John Horse
    +3
    YES,ovomit is a TOTAL FAILURE in EVERYTHING the boy has touched.
  • cheetahlover156 2013/01/21 03:29:18
    Yes
    cheetahlover156
    +4
    It should be renamed the Unaffordable Care Act.
  • polock 2013/01/21 02:57:39
    Yes
    polock
    +4
    what do people think it would do when we are supporting more uninsured for less money? Economics 101 tells the nation that more cannot be done with less. simple truth, oop's, when has this POtuS Dictator spoken anything but lies. MORE WITH LESS, if that were true then we could eliminate the national debt by spending more as the end would be less, does that make sense to you? doesn't to me either.
  • nails 2013/01/21 02:46:06
    Yes
    nails
    +3
    Only the fool's among us believe anything this lier discharges from his mouth.
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2013/01/21 02:05:46
    Yes
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +4
    A job killer and money waster.
  • purpleme55 2013/01/21 01:58:09
    Yes
    purpleme55
    +4
    You nailed this one right. I got my new insurance card in the mail and I had to laugh, it list the coverages that will change as of 1-1-13 they have already taken alot away since last year. And for all you left winged nuts under coverage for abortion it says NO COVERAGE, so check out your new cards there are lots of surprises in there.I think we'll slide right through socialism right to communeism. I didn't vote for this.
  • skowcog 2013/01/21 01:46:01
    Yes
    skowcog
    +4
    Listen I get that we have to do something to stop the skyrocketing price of healthcare. However, did we as a collective have to do what all other countries who have, socialized medicine? It seems to me that we could have used our capitalism to bring prices under control. I don't deem to understand this complex problem but it just seems that we could have innovative instead of using much of what has been done before and proven to have very specific and difficult problems.
  • Wahvlvke 2013/01/21 01:44:47
    Yes
    Wahvlvke
    +3
    Surprise ... surprise ... surprise. If you thought healthcare was expensive before, just wait until it is free.
  • JJ 2013/01/21 01:35:00
    No
    JJ
    +4
    No, not a failure...this is what they want. It isn't healthcare they care about, its getting control of everything, including the people.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2013/01/21 01:33:47
    Yes
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +4
    "Bending the cost curve" my ass.

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