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‘Obamacare’ should go

March 1, 2013

Calls for repeal of “Obamacare,” the president’s health care program, seemed to fade away after President Barack Obama was re-elected in November....

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rschweizer

Mar-01-13 12:35 PM

Obama this, Obama that, bla bla bla.

Yawn.

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VABOYE

Mar-01-13 1:05 PM

WELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VOTED HIM IN! SO NOW WE MUST ENDURE WHATEVER HAPPENS!! PLUS HE'S TOO BUSY RIGHT NOW DEALING WITH CALIFORNIA'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE.THAT IS A PRIORITY!

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moderation

Mar-01-13 1:38 PM

Utter and complete nonsense. Too many straw men in this editorial to even be taken seriously.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-01-13 2:12 PM

This editorial is right on target. Obamacare is the exact wrong answer to the problem. The funding that we borrowed from China to pay for pre-existing condition coverage is bankrupt and taking no new applications. Doctor shortages are already starting to happen in Florida and other areas of the country, half of the states are not implementing the insurance exchanges and the list of failures are even longer than the healthcare bill itself! When will our country finally awaken to the fact that this president has failed in every way possible?

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DaveGibson

Mar-01-13 2:23 PM

I think that editors should have to sign their names to their editorials. We need to find out who this guy is in the corporate office. He/she doesn't have a clue concerning the health care crisis in this country.

Certainly Obamacare is flawed, but it certainly shouldn't be repealed. I haven't been able to buy health insurance since I turned 60. Maybe now I'll be able to through a state exchange.

The only serious flaw I see in Obamacare is the insurance mandate. This will be a huge windfall for insurance companies. Much better would be to allow people under 65 to buy into Medicare.

As it stands now, without insurance, if I get seriously ill I'll have to travel out of the country to get affordable care. And that's part of what Obamacare is trying to correct.

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Scarecrow57

Mar-01-13 2:29 PM

rschweizer

Obama this, Obama that, bla bla bla.

Yawn.

RS, Go back about 10 years and you can replace Obama with Bush and have the same result Yawn!!

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Scarecrow57

Mar-01-13 2:35 PM

There are numerous reasons this law is flawed with a couple of good things. The exchanges are good, the pre-existing conditions is sort of good.

Biggest problem I have are the new taxes, the mandates that are costing jobs, and seriously - keeping adults on mommy and daddies insurance until they are 26.

I know many businesses are cutting full time positions in favor of part time positions., This legislation will not cut cost and will not insure any more people.

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Hilltopper

Mar-01-13 2:42 PM

Under Obamacare aren't insurance companies limited in the percentage of profits they can make, with anything above that turned back to the subscribers?

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Bigguy55

Mar-01-13 2:57 PM

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Bigguy55

Mar-01-13 3:12 PM

Anyone read this weeks Time magazine on the health care industry, the only problem I have with the President is that he caved in to the Republicans and the people they represent. Obama had a great chance here to really reign in the health care industry and save the taxpayers and the American people billions of dollars but business inside the beltway was carried on as usual, without you and me in mind.

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PleaseGetAClue

Mar-01-13 3:46 PM

I sometimes believe that someone at LH writes one editorial a week just so TOT has something to agree with...This one posts NO DETAILS to back up anything in the article.

and even with that, according to this page, NO ONE agrees with TOT's line of thinking anyway, as usual. And I thank god that TOT speaks for what amounts to an almost microscopic minority

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PleaseGetAClue

Mar-01-13 3:50 PM

Scarecrow: "I know many businesses are cutting full time positions in favor of part time positions.," this is driven by corporate greed. If everyone is part time then no one qualifies for any benefits...It's the Wal*Mart way of life.

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rschweizer

Mar-01-13 3:55 PM

PleaseGetAClue, I've mentioned this bewfore, but I have very good reasons to suspect ToT as being LH employee, or one of their owner.

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PleaseGetAClue

Mar-01-13 3:57 PM

I have a friend who currently is being charged $94,000 for 9 months worth of pills to try to fight cancer. This is problematic in so many ways. This also drives the problem that needs to be addressed through some sort of national health care. Now I'll just sit here and wait for TOT to disagree.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-01-13 4:04 PM

We have been over this bill over and over again, there will be no compromise and the ones in favor will be in favor right up to when it fails to deliver due to costs that are truly unsustainable. What good will it do and how many will be helped by the total collapse of US healthcare? Under Obama's leadership that is the direction that we are headed and until the last penny is spent and the number of uninsured has tripled along with the unemployed and part timers they are not going to turn back! Look for a failed future in part due to healthcare along with the economic policies the democrats have boggled.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-01-13 4:20 PM

Gun laws in NY may be on the ropes after a group of 1,200 New Yorkers has forced a court review of whether New York's new gun controls were rushed into law in violation of the state constitution... Today, they won an order that will require the governor and Legislature to prove the message of necessity was warranted.

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drugsrus

Mar-01-13 4:59 PM

seems that this editorial touched a nerve. I can tell you this - I was told that there will be a substancial increase in my healthcare premiums, a plan that currently has a $4K out of pocket deductable per year.

And don't forget the calculations recently released that stated that premiums for a family of 4 will be in the $20K nieghborhood.

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Hilltopper

Mar-01-13 4:59 PM

What drives the high cost of medical care? I recently read an article that said Ob/Gyn physcians in Nassau and Suffolk Counties pay an average of 106K a year in malpractice insurance. In California it cost a tenth of that because there they have limits on the amount of a lawsuit. When you factor in the insurance companies and lawyers feeding off the system it is easy to see why the cost skyrockets. As for cancer meds costing 90K for 9 months, the pharmacutical companies charge that, not the oncologist administering the treatments. And, probably the insurance company doesn't cover the med or they pay about 30K for it as their negotiated rate.

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Letscutthebs

Mar-01-13 5:24 PM

Republicans and Democrats can't even figure out how to cut 85 billion. You want them to try and figure out the costs in Obama care or the whole health care system in general? The only thing you get in the end is finger pointing on whose fault it is and a lack of any compromise from either side. And then come the scare tactics of gloom and doom. This President needs to LEAD like the LEADER he was elected to be. In the end Obamacare turns into an epic fail just like anything else the belteay comes up with. Think of it as a balloon of hopes and dreams with reality as the needle. POP!

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Bigguy55

Mar-01-13 5:51 PM

please go out and buy a copy of this weeks Time mag it's a great article,so you can have an understanding on how this healthcare system works and who the real culprits are and obama care is not perfect, but has the best interests of you and me in mind and then you can post something that would make sense and be on topic.

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pepper

Mar-01-13 5:55 PM

I can't believe this area votes republican, continually. It's been going down hill for years. Wake up, Keystone is bad, Coal burning is bad, Fracking is bad. Yet this area supports these things. I won't even talk about guns. Maybe people around here should accept that they lost the election. Get over it. Join the country and maybe some companies will move here.

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drugsrus

Mar-01-13 6:42 PM

Portnoy - You been listening to Wilkow???

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drugsrus

Mar-01-13 6:46 PM

Letscutthebs - "This President needs to LEAD like the LEADER he was elected to be" Really??? What has king Barry done to make him a leader ??? and getting the sheeple to re-elect him doesn't count.

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drugsrus

Mar-01-13 7:46 PM

Andrew Wilkow - he is on SiriusXM 125 The Patriot.

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drugsrus

Mar-01-13 9:26 PM

wow, a couple of people don't like that my healthcare premiums are increasing. Thank you, I don't like it either but that is a fact that I have to live with.

And it looks like somebody doesn't like Wilkow either.

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