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County leaders address Obamacare

November 16, 2013

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government took action this week to deal with the federal Affordable Care Act mandate....

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Nov-22-13 9:29 PM

This is not about understanding the lexicon of terms catalogued in the ACA, it is about looking at the system as a whole of U.S. healthcare and grounding debate on how this overhaul can be implemented without scraping what already works. Its systems thinking, and needs to be addressed as such. These cancellation notices are not equivalent to the cable company shutting off your cable, it is alternative measures as options for current rebuffed policies. Fair is a subjective term, until you've read the ACA and understood it, will you understand what convoluted really implies.

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Nov-17-13 7:48 PM

The insurance companies aren't trying to kill it. These policies, the ones that were working for millions, had new requirements to meet as a result of the ACA. Part of "their" big plan. They thought if these insurance companies were "forced" to drop the 5 million plus policies they would all hope on the website October 1 and begin funding this monster. Surprise surprise - it didn't work. I'm sure these 5 million were included in the 7 million they are hoping for to get this thing going."Amazing how numbers are posted before...." well I find it amazing that they counted their chicks before they were hatched. By the way, it's not only the insurance companies that aren't supporting this, a large majority of the american people don't want it!

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Nov-17-13 5:56 PM

Amazing how your numbers were posted before the ACA was even up and running.. I call that outright lies not being dumb.. If anything they didn't go far enough.. I'm sure the insurance companies aren't trying to kill it , do you? The same companies that were screwing us before..

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Nov-16-13 8:56 PM

Anti-intellectual? The affordable care act was suppose to allow people to keep their plans PERIOD. However, 5 million cancellation notices were mailed out (cost = approximately a quarter of a million dollars @ .46 cents a letter). Now Obama says the the policies can stay for another year. So, lets add on an additional cost of another quarter of a million dollars to send notices out "oh waite you can keep it now" stack on additional administrative cost to re-instate the policies. If you call all that intellectual, well then call me anti-intellectual.

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Nov-16-13 11:57 AM

Sounds like a bunch of republican whiners ... We all know the repubs are anti-intellectual , so maybe get some book learnin TOT then you can read it? Maybe we should hire a few of those defrocked televangelists to interpret it like they do the bible? LOL

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Nov-16-13 10:16 AM

Calling Obamacare "convoluted" legislation is an understatement. It is filled with lies and dishonesty, it is changing every single minute and NO ONE has read it or can keep up with it as it evolves. When you slam through partisan policies and make it law against a large disapproval rate how do you believe it will go? Yes just like it has gone so far. It will not work, is not fair and will not last. Shall we continue to fight or should we get to work to put together a real bipartisan plan that will stand the test of time and be fairer to all involved?

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