Comments on: President must address Obamacare ‘train wreck’ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DarkerThanAmber http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72313 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:46:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72313 If President Obama were Jesus and walked on water, Mitch McConnell would hate him regardless of the issues. In a good old Republican tradition (no I am not a Democrat) Senator McConnell has no alternative to offer. I wonder how money McConnell collects from the insurance industry each year to perform like a buffoon.

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By: foiegras http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72289 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:12:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72289 “American healthcare is overly Government regulated…”??? The health insurance industry and for-profit and pseudo- not-for-profit hospitals interactively drive healthcare costs up about 10% a year. They do this by price fixing and monopolistic anti-competitive strategies. The insurance companies just pass the increases along and take their cut. But Americans are too stupid to figure this out and do something about it. The only hope is in action. And look what happened when Obama actually did something – it will be the idiots’ cause celebre for the next century.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72285 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:51:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72285 American healthcare is overly Government regulated and, hence, overpriced and of poor quality. The USA ranks at the bottom of the OECD “developed” countries in quality outcomes and at the top in cost. Can any red blooded capitalist tell me how such a thing is possible without Government barriers to competition?

How about we subcontract our health care to the British National Health Service? Outside of absorbing such a huge country, they certainly lower costs and improve outcomes and would be less involved in maintaining Government barriers to competition. And the rich can keep their doctors too, but not with tax dollars as in the USA.

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By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72284 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:33:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72284 Chapapet….we are not struggling with “healthcare” in this country. We are struggling with “who pays for it”,

The President believes this is another entitlement, or “civil right” (while demanding someone else should pay for it through taxation and penalties), while others believe there is a degree of personal responsibility, that at the least reflects lifestyle choices individual’s make.

There are those who demand “first dollar” coverage and unlimited access to the best health care America has to offer. Others understand that is fiscally unsustainable for 330 million people.

There are those who embrace the concept of “right to die”, acknowledging that over 80% of health care dollars are consumed in the last year of one’s life.

There are significant choices to be made where limited dollars are being expended to extend life beyond what it was biologically intended because of medical technology.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72283 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:40:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72283 The GOP should continue to ride the Benghazi and “Obamacare” rant until they have assured the nation they are losers again. Seriously, only those in the sickness and sickness insurance industry and those few religious nuts that agree to everything the GOP says will open their mouths to defend this stance. McConnell represents the rich masters and no one else. Yes, there are many people who like to be held in bondage, but they are not the majority.

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By: chapapet http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72282 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:36:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72282 these comments are a reflection of what…

better healthcare, worse healthcare, cost more, cost less, encourage research, discourage research…

this is worse that listening to the political parties trying to bury one another along with the American citizen who are doing their best trying to survive…

not enough jobs, shortage of physicians, research has slowed, we are living longer, immigration (legal and illegal) continues to thrive, food on the table, world at war one place or another, and we are going to beat up one another about healthcare legislation when we have no idea what will be the outcome…

we are struggling with healthcare here in our great nation which may not be the greatest if we continue to speak like everything is wrong “and nothing is right!”…

thank you.

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By: SayHey http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72281 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:51:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72281 The Affordable Care Act and its sea of regulations is a regulatory nightmare. It is a product of Congressional staffers who have spent entire working lives on a government payroll without a clue of how wealth is produced. In their minds it is just a world of huge employers who have vast compliance staffs and can “afford it” – whatever “it” is. The consequences of this – out of control premium costs and especially the negative pressure on employment (an employer with 40 or so employees would have to be crazy to go over 50 employees to be covered by the Act – an additional few employees could never justify covering the cost). Many part-timers with an eye on a full-time job can forget it.

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By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72280 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:21:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72280 While I believe McConnell is an ideologue in the same class as the President, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, I find it interesting that those that attack him fail to acknowledge that the Obamacare legislation was imposed on America by Democratic majorities in both Houses of Congress and the (ultimate ideologue) President–without a single Republican amendment or vote.

Those of you who castigate one party, while unquestionably embrace the ideology of the other party live in an alternative universe. Continue to sacrifice your personal liberty, and the ability to make decisions for yourself, and you will be another government dependent with little or no freedom.

We are turning every urban area in this country into a reservation dependent on the political aristocrats who believe you are incapable of making your own decisions.

If you think this is what you prefer, I might suggest you visit Pine Ridge or Cheyenne Eagle Butte for a glimpse of what your future holds. You will not like the reality of a “level playing field”. (Then again, you just might.)

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By: SanPa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72278 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:47:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72278 The so-called ObamaCare law would have saved more money had it not been burdened with derivative recommendations from your caucus, Mr. Minority Leader. As for the negative talk from you and your caucus members, it remains cheap as usual.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/04/24/president-must-address-obamacare-train-wreck/#comment-72275 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:27:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=19848#comment-72275 I haven’t heard a constructive idea from you in years, Senator. All you seem to have done is become the current version of Jesse Helms.

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