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GOP Leaders Slam Obamacare On Its One-Year Anniversary

March 25, 2011 by  

GOP leaders slam Obamacare on its one-year anniversaryMarch 23 marked the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

A handful of Democrats recognized the occasion by hosting events and press conferences lauding the impact of Obamacare. However, GOP leaders reaffirmed their intentions to repeal the law in an op-ed for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Co-authored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), their column claimed that the President's healthcare legislation is full of "broken promises."

The op-ed stated that as many as 80 percent of small businesses will be expected to change their healthcare coverage plans in order to comply with the law. In addition, up to 69 percent of all American businesses will be forced to change their coverage. This contradicts an original promise made by Democratic lawmakers, who said that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan," Boehner and McConnell wrote.

"This all adds up to more costs and burdens for employers and small businesses in the middle of a tough economy, at a time when we need to end the uncertainty and help them begin hiring again," they added.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare will result in the loss of more than 800,000 jobs and will increase Federal healthcare spending by about half a trillion dollars over the next decade.

Public support for the healthcare reform has faded in the year since Obama approved the law. The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that 46 percent of Americans oppose it, compared to 42 percent who support it, FOX News reported. Shortly after it passed in 2010, approximately 46 percent of respondents favored it and 40 percent did not. 

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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    I would like to know what is in this law that is worth supporting? My insurance has sky-rocketed since last year. I have heard repeatedly that insurance would be less expensive if businesses could contact insurance companies for quotes over state lines. What is wrong with that plan? Why can’t we see a simplified solution rather than a bill that is several hundred pages in length and only complicates an already complicated issue? It seems that when the government attempts to ‘help’ is when things really get screwed up!

    • Doc Sarvis

      Here are just a few reasons this bill is worth supporting:

      Insurance companies cannot exclude payers due to pre-existing conditions

      Elimination of the expensive donut hole for seniors medication

      Allowing young people to stay on their parents insurance several more years.

      These alone justify the act.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Doc… This bill is several hundred pages long. If that is the key points, then why couldn’t it have been one page long? And, why is my insurance already increasing my premiums? I do not get it.

        • Steve

          It,s Democratic pork fest….

        • Jana

          Robin, its over 2000 pages long.
          If we could have true reform all of the points that Doc laid out could be put into action without having this STUPID bill.
          My mother has had an increase in her prescription supplement. She used to pay $20. a month, now she pays $49. a month. That is $348. a year. Also, her meds have gone up some too. So remind me of how much better Sr.s are going to have it.???

          Doc’s price sure is cheap if those few little things are worth such a fiasco for our country.

      • Bob

        I have worked half of my adult life in government and half in government and I can say that the more government is the answer to absolutely nothing. Obamacare will create more government, therefore it is a bad idea. Your issues are issues that can be addressed without turning our health over to an army of lazy, overpaid, incompetant government employees. The opportunities for Obamacare to create more fraud, corruption, and waste are tremendous. I am sure that Obamacare looks good to four groups of people – democrats who will use it to buy votes, government employees, parasites who will feed off of the system, and socialists who hate hard work and initiative. Which of these are you “Doc”?

        • Bob

          Sorry, I meant “half in government and half in private business”

        • Doc Sarvis

          You forgot the one group of people that I am in, the rational-hard working-everyday American.

          • Bob

            I seriously doubt that. No rational, hardworking person wants to see more growth in a malignancy like our democrat controlled government nor does he want to turn over the fruits of his labor to government parasites.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Bob,
            No rational hardworking person wants to have the health care they have been paying for pulled out from under them or not be able to get health care due to a pre-existing condition!

          • Jana

            Bob,
            My sentiments exactly.

          • s c

            D, I can’t speak for Bob, but I’ll guess that he might have added that no rational adult would be willing to sell his soul for “peace, security or a nation-destroying healthcare SCAM.” You, on the other hand, seem to be jumping at the chance to sell yourself and your country for a few pieces of theoretical ‘silver.’
            You have problems bud. None the least of which is a poor sense of reality. This is what can happen reality (via politics) becomes a feel-good activity. I hope you’re the exception in your family, because if you’re the in-house decision-maker, you’re not doing the rest of your family any good by placing more importance on a Ponzi scheme than in taking care of them and demanding LEADERSHIP from the worthless scum who infest Washington. FYI, compassion is more than a word used by hack politicians and their robotic followers.

          • JeffH

            Doc, can you explain why the list of federal waiver recipients now tops 1,000, covering more than 2.6 million workers from participating in the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. Is it really such a great deal for everyone? Now Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner wants a special exemption for NY city and he was one of the most rabid supporters of Obamacare. Ya think he knows something you don’t? I do! It ain’t worth the 2000+ pages it’s written on and Wienie Weiner knows it.

          • Mike in MI

            Doc Serv us -
            Mostly, the people who think ‘Bomb’r'Care is good are people who got talked into getting a surgery that left them crippled, starting on some sort of expensive medication that now they can’t quit, don’t want to be responsible for themselves, did a bunch of drugs that left them with crippled kids (and won’t handle, as adults should) the responsibility, don’t want to try seriously to turn to God for help or (foolishly) think medical science is set up to help people (instead of make lots of money for themselves). There are a few other reasons but mostly this stupid worship of ‘Bomber and ‘Bomb’r'Care revolves around the desire to want somebody else to take care of you, pay for your screw ups or your exaggerated sense of personal worth to the Universe. This “personal worth” idea is a major point unions inculcate in people to sell the “need” for their lousy brand of gang intimidation. It makes you worth more than one, releases you to a wonderful life of dependency and allows you to convince yourself you work hard when you seldom drop a drip of sweat. Most people fill their life with lies while convincing themselves it’s truth.
            I’ve read your posts enough to tell you you do that a lot…Dic, er…Doc.

      • JUKEBOX

        Why not let the kids stay on their parent’s policy until they are eligible for Medicare. That would simplify things greatly. I am glad that I can keep my doctor and policy if I like it, but there’s only one little phrase that Obama left out of your “WONDERFUL” bill,
        “IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT”. I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford anything about Obamacare or Obama himself.

        • http://MSN.com Kelly M

          Maybe Obamacare is good for all black people, they often relay on governments. Many black people expect everything for free and they want wealth spread between poor people.

      • Kate8

        Doc – And you think those things are worth sacrificing our personal freedoms? You think it’s worth forcing us all into a database (at our own expense) containing every tidbit of information ever known about us, which is available to any agency that wants it?

        You think this is worth being made into virtual slaves?

        Doc, life is about a whole lot more than healthcare. Many of us don’t want any part of it. For those of you who do, why don’t all of YOU pool together and form your own group plan, and let those of us who want to opt out…well, opt out.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Doc,
        so those few things make the whole 2000 page bill worth support??? Are you really that dense?? Let’s talk about gold sales. What does that have to do with health care? It’s in there. how about home sales? it’s in there! What other pure crap have they hidden in it? What about the 150 billion they hid in there?

    • GregS

      Robin from Arcadia, IN says:

      “…rather than a bill that is several hundred pages in length…”

      Robin, if only it were that short! It’s actually over two thousand pages in length.

      Otherwise I agree with everything you said. My insurance premium has also sky-rocketed, because of ObummerCare!

      Also, ObummerCare does NOTHING to address the cost of healthcare in general. All they did, when they passed the bill into law, was to put a band-aid over a problem that will only get worse, especially if the law is not repealed.

      • barbm

        i tried to read some of it, but i’m not sure it’s written in english. it was lawyers who wrote it, so only they know what it says in legalese. why can’t they write this stuff in plain english? anybody know where i can find it other than the library of congress?

  • Dad

    So de-fund it you bunch of boobs!

  • Jeff in OH

    And the Democraps keep right on marching over them…. DE-FUND IT and make the elpresadenta Veto it. Keep it in the eyes of all voters. Do everything you can to stop this Boehner, That’s what you and everyone else were elected to do. Quit playing around the edges just to look good. We are all wise to you guys now…. Get busy

    • James

      If you think Boehner will stop the health care bill THINK AGAIN! He is a career politician!!! He will do anything to stay in OFFICE “ANYTHING”. When the Tea Party Reps. were sent to Washington to stop or slow down the Health Care Act. Where was Boehner on the first bill that had funding for the Health Care bill in it (Small print on the back page). Boehner was twisting the arms of the newly elected Freshmen to vote FOR THE BILL!!!!!

      We have got to vote these people OUT OF OFFICE, If we are ever going to take back our government!!

      • Harry Sothern

        Who told you that Boehner or any Republican voted for Obamacare? Name a reliable source or forever hold your peace.

      • usmadgirl

        James,

        I’m sorry, but if I’m not mistaken, not ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted for Obamacare.

  • sherri ww

    I get a kick out of all these people who fuss around about”Obamacare”,and suspect half don’t even know the proper name for it,or all the good things its already doing. I know some insurance HAS gone up,but if folks would bother to read,instead of getting their news from hysterical sound bites on TV an radio,they might learn that, about a month ago,at a big meeting of all top insurance co.heads,every single one of them said:The Health Care costs going up this year have NOTHING to do with the new HC plan! It has to do with rising costs of hospital tests-which the HC law will bring down!Heads of ins companies are now getting on Obamas side,because they see.My own BC/BS ins had a whole PAGE telling me what my new,and GOOD benefits were this year,BECAUSE of the HC law.And,my premiums only went up$3.00 a week,and my meds down to$4.00 from$ 15-Chill out folks!

    • Cawmun Cents

      Yeah… more bureaucracy would never lead to more costs……I think your math is fuzzy.

    • Jana

      sherri ww,

      It has been dubbed Obamacare and for now that is its moniker, so you may kick all you want.
      You say its doing good things already. Talk to the hospitals and the nurses. the ones who know.

      If this thing is so good then why are the Unions exempt, why are some states exempt, and why are Obamas special interest people exempt? These are Obama’s favorites so he excludes them from being FORCED to participate.

      I have heard of these insurance companies sending out these “happy” reports. Got one myself. That is because when the insurance companies were sending out messages of the truth about the new health care laws they GOT IN TROUBLE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Getting in trouble with the Gov’t. is a big NO NO. It comes with hefty fines.

      Take your blinders off. Maybe you are too chilled.

    • Dale on the left coast

      And lets not forget . . . . over 1000 union groups and chosen business are EXEMPT from this dog of a bill. Once everyone is exempt . . . does this mean the bill is dead???

      • Bus

        It means that it is BAD legislation for nearly everyone. But good for those in power because they get to select who gets exempted. Death to the “Rule of Law”.

    • JUKEBOX

      My medicare premium increased 460%, and the word “AFFORDABLE” in the bill is analagous to “A VIRGIN SEX PERVERT”.

    • barbm

      if heads of ins. companies are behind it, you can rest assured it’s not a good thing!!

    • Kate8

      sherri ww – There are actually many of us out here who do not ascribe to allopathic medicine at all. I would NEVER entrust my health to a corporate trained and run doctor.

      What about us? Whey should we be FORCED to pay for something that we will never (voluntarily) use? Why should we be FORCED to use one particular type of healtcare, against our will?

      This goes against everything American. Plus, this is about much more than a forced intrusion into our own health management. It is about controlling every single aspect of all of our lives.

      I guess ‘equal treatment under the law’ no longer applies, either. Some are more equal than others.

      We’ve become nothing but a bunch of sheep. No wonder they elites refer to us as the ‘herd’.

    • Marty S.

      I suspect you must be employed by the government.

  • tim

    My insurance has increased by 11 dollars a week, that’s 44 dollars a month and my presciptions have went up. Also doctors in nevada are slowly turning away medicare patients and thier prescriptions have doubled. This healthcare plan is crap and taxes, that’s all it is. If it was a good plan it would be less than 10 pages long. When 2014 hits you will see all the taxes and the invasions of privacy coming. Some doctors forms even have questionares that ask if you own any guns, what’s that got to do with healthcare???

    • sherri ww

      Then CHANGE doctors Tim.No kidding.My doctor seemed stunned when I asked if we would lose him,once we gotta go on Medicare? He said”of course not-I couldn’t do that to my patients!” He said a doctor has to offer the community full service,no matter what the patients have to go on,even if its welfare, or you would not be out to really care for your patients who have grown to depend on you!With a growing senior population,I’ve an idea doctors will start treating their senior patients very well shortly.

      • Cawmun Cents

        Ever think of changing to a doctor of Psychiatry?Anyone who supports this kind of thing should go there…..

      • Cawmun Cents

        Yep some FOB(fresh off the boat,for those of you who are wondering) with a Doctorate degree,needs a job.So just switch doctors….and you will get diagnosed much better than from the doctor you have been trusting all these years.Wait fot it……doctors getting paid less to do the same work…..shortages of doctors…..waiting for the chance to see doctors…..yes we can!….screw up a wet dream.

      • JUKEBOX

        Most of the General Practioners in Alabama are refusing to take any new Medicare patients. I painfully learned this whn I had a kidney stone on the weekend, and my regular clinic was closed. This bill, whatever you call it, is a 3000 page mountain of fesces.

        • Jana

          They are also in Texas. Actually I would imagine it is that way anywhere. If you are not already a patient of theirs that is good, but not new patients.

          • Jana

            I meant if you are already a patient of theirs that is good.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sherri ww,
        even the mayo has said it will not be seeing any medicare patients after the first of the year as they can not break even, much less clear a profit on them with the government limits. your Dr. may very well change his mind when he starts going broke!!

  • sherri ww

    I also wonder if folks who are not on Medicare yet,understand any of what really happens once you are on it? Sure,you pay toward it thru FICA tax every week at work,BUT that does not even begin to pay for Medicare,My husband wanted to retire 2yrs ago,but I been begging him to keep working for our BC Ins,Why? Because,on Medicare,between all the premiums for Medicare and supp.Medicare AND part D FOR MEDS AND copays,Medicare for the 2 of us will cost$13,000 THOUSAND A YEAR-while on Social Security! Its NOT free folks,and the new HC Law,by 2013,will stop you being charged so much,and get that medicine” donut hole”close to gone-I would guess that many do not get that,once in that now,you got to pay for about $3000 of meds.! Yrself! Starting NOW,2011,the HC law cuts that in HALF!And,as for the bill being 2000 pages-MOST bills are WAY more pages than that.Give it a chance-over 50 MILLION Folks have NO insurance,and THAT is a Huge threat to all of us,and this country.

    • Cawmun Cents

      The only “donut hole” is inside your skull.This is what you get when a party that has the jackass for its symbol,passes bills that no sane person wants to see passed.Tout this as necessary if you will,but dont try to force the opine on the rest of us.We are not buying it.

      • sherri ww

        Cawmun Cents-if you do not understand the” donut hole”business-and no shame in that-most don’t know untiluntil they are confronted with it.I take it you may be young enough not to have to deal with it yet.If so,you WILL have to deal with it someday-when you are done working and have the least money.If U will not be 65 until 2019,then it will be all fixed-BY THE NEW HC LAW.For folks going into Medicare now,if they take even a few meds,it will really COST! You pay yr deductibles for the first few mos of the yr-THEN-u are responsible for the NEXT$ 2800,all yrself-for a couple that’s $5600 CASH OUT OF YR SOC.SEC.! And you STILL hf to pay the ins poem THE WHOLE 12mos,eventhough yr meds may only be covered for 6mos of the yr. Starting now.2011,the Pres got all the Big Pharma to agree to give you that medicine at 50%off while u are in donut hole!We NEED THIS LAW. AND IT WILL IMPROVE EVERY YEAR,AND THEN BE PROTECTING US FULLY IN 20rt13/14. It is everyones responsibility to have health ins,because you will be sick,or hurt

        • Jana

          sherrie,
          This is not a site that we text on. We write properly and in full English. Sometimes we do havy typos, but no texting.
          Thanks.

          • Jana

            see, I meant to say have typos.

      • JUKEBOX

        I believe that they must have eaten the donut hole, and it spiked their sugar/ glucose level, and affected their concept of reality.

    • Jana

      sherrie ww,
      I have been dealing with Medicare for several years now for my mother. No, Medicare is not free, but it has certainly gotten more expensive this last year because her supplemental insurance for meds went up $348. a year. Oh and by the way there is still around $300 or $400 that she has to meet before it even kicks in. It might be $700, now that I think of it but would have to look it up. Last year she never even met her deductable, and probably won’t this year either, but we still need that insurance just in case.

      Not only that, her SS has stopped its cost of living increases and cost of living has certainly increased these last 3 months already.
      What planet are you from anyway?

      • JUKEBOX

        Using Democrat criteria, that stoppage of COLA increases in SS is a “CUT” for thre years.

      • http://deleted Claire

        Jana–Does your mother have a supplement? My husband and I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield supplement plus their prescription plan. I am not on any medications of any kind, but my husband is, and he pays very little for his meds. If we did not have the supplement we would be in the poor house, literally. Especially since my husband has had so many health issues. And now they are preparing him to be on dialysis since he is not a good candidate for a kidney transplant.

        • JUKEBOX

          Blue Cross/Blue Shield increased the premium in my zone 460% and even more in other zones. I had to switch to another company because I could not afford their plan after being with them for over ten years.

        • Jana

          Yes, actually a very good supplemental plan. the plan itself did not go up, but the prescription part sure did.

    • barbm

      i am on medicare, and that crap you wrote is a lie. you need to get some real facts. my premiums are about $200 monthly, i pay a deductible of $150 annually, i pay 20% of most procedures including mammograms, and my meds are free or nearly free. free if i get generic, but some meds don’t have a generic yet. because i live near a university supported hospital, i get my services cheaper, so medicare pays less for my health care.

      • Jana

        barbm,
        Who are you talking to?

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Jana
          I think Barbm was talking to sherri!! I found nothing wrong with YOUR post.

          • Jana

            Thanks, just making sure. :)

      • http://deleted Claire

        barbm–My husband and I both are on Medicare, and we both have a Blue Cross/Blue Shield supplement plus the Blue Cross/Blue Shield prescription drug program. With all the surgeries and the medications my husband has, we have paid nothing towards the surgeries and only a small portion for the medications. We pay $784.00 every two months for the supplements and $36.80 per month each for the prescription drug program. Without these supplements, it would be horrendous. My husband has another small surgery scheduled May 11th, they are preparing him for dialysis. I worry about staph infections that are rampant in hospitals. And now we have to worry about the “superbug” that is rapidly becoming an issue in a lot of the hospitals.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Claire,
          my prayers will be there with your husband! May God keep him in his protecting hand!

  • Howard Roark

    Obama care will not stand for three reasons.
    1. I am confident that SCOTUS will strike down the provision of the bill that fines (NOT TAX) anyone that does not purchase health insurance. and because the bill doees not contain a clause of separation (if any part of the bill is found to be unconstitutuional the rest of the bill still stands)when the provision to force people to buy insuranse is struck down the rest of the bill goes down with it.
    2. Forcing people two sign a health insurance contract under threat of fine (extortion) violates our unailable right to contract or not to contract freely. SCOTUS Hale vs. Hinkle, “the citizens ability to contract are limitless.” contract law also provides that if any of the partys singing a contract are doing so under duress (extortion) the contract in question is null and void.
    3. The bill does not meet the general welfare expenditure rule. “when moneys are expended for the general welfare it must benefit all or nearly all of the american people. SCOTUS US vs. Butler :the Constitution has never been understood to mean that Government can take money from one group of citizens and give it to another group. The vast majority of the people already have health insurance which they pay for. under Obama Care these peolle will continue to pay for their own insurance but will under Obama care be required through taxation to pay for others that will receive benefits for little or no cvost to them.

    P.S. the last time I mentioned the meaning of the General welfare clause some one of the people that responds to this forem said that President Washington appropriated money for widows and that this fact NOT A FACT) shows that money can be spent on special groups of citizens.

    this is what actually happened. Secretary Knox wrote a letter to washington asking him to bring up to the Congress the posibility of providing for the widows of THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. not just any widows. Washington did this. The President does not have any authority to expend tax money on anything. (the congress has the power of the purse.) The congress did in fact provide a pention for the widows of the soldiers. a constitutional act under Article one Section Eight. ” the congtess has the power to raise and support an army and a navy.” they are also given the power under Article Four to accomplish this by writing any laws that are necessary and proper. If the congress hsd not provided for the widows of the soldiers it would have made future recruitments for the military very dificult. (thus necessary and proper.)

    • sherri ww

      Howard-I believe the Sup.Court will let the HC Law stand,and if not,there is another way the President can enact it anyway.And,NO ONE,who can afford any kind of ins will be fined,and if you are too poor to afford it,the govt.will help you pay for it.Also,with 59Million WITHOUT INS NOW,and growing every day,no,most people do NOT have Ins! And,YOU AND I PAY FOR THOSE FOLKS MEDICAL CARE at this time.Every Hospital adds a certin fee on their services for insured folks,to pay for the ones they have to treat everyday,an will never get a dime from

      • Cawmun Cents

        I am going to infer that you think healthcare is a right,am I correct?Since when does a right come with a fine attached to it?You are a complete idiot if you think this is right and correct.If coverage requires that every single person pay into it…as this seemingly does,then what happens when all those poor folks who can barely get by,suddenly have another bill that they cant afford to pay?Your genius(I hope you understand that I dont really mean you are smart)astounds me.The sheer magnitude of the audacity is overwhelming!Someone that supports Healthcare as a right will think it is okay to fine you if you refuse that right.Just because the first black/white,GRAY president,and his minions say so.What a farce!You have got a cog loose in your brain lady.And you want me to believe that you and your kith are looking out for me?Excuse me while I laugh…..

      • Dale on the left coast

        Whats next sherri . . . Obambi going to ORDER everyone to buy a Chevy??? Or face the rather of “Waco” Holder?

        • s c

          Dale, don’t rule it out. Remember, we’re dealing with someone who’s a wannabe Nazi, a closet socialist/communist, a fascist and a myriad of other “things.” He’s surrounded himself with like-minded paranoids.
          Dale, put NOTHING past career politicians. The common denominator with politicians amounts to selling (yes, here it is again) your rump AND your soul. Is it necessary for me to comment on the mentality of anyone who fits that description? Their followers are not any different.

      • barbm

        “… the govt.will help you pay for it.” ah, that would be workers, right? and, it includes illegal aliens who have 10 kids.

  • Howard Roark

    Whenever a new program is trotted out the OMB will say what it is going to cost. does any one know of any program that did not then explode way beyond the Lie of the quoted cost.

    In the case of Obama Care the cost estimate is a total fraud as we now know the figures sent to OMB were false. a term used when computing figures is Garbage in Garbage out.

  • Betsy

    Let’s stop calling it “Obamacare” and call it what it is–Government Health Care. If Obama were to reverse himself, the rest would continue to push it through. It isn’t even Medicare. I am on SS and whether I wanted it or not, my check was cut for medicare [I had a good private insurance I wanted to keep, but can't see paying double]. Since GHC started [and it has] I no longer have dental checkups, help with hearing aids, or a discount on prescription glasses. And prescriptions have jumped. I am blessed, I don’t have much in the way of prescriptions and can afford my own, but there are some here who have a lot more and can’t afford it. I guess they’ll just have to take a couple of asperin…..

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Betsy,
      What you describe in your last sentence is very scientific, it’s called population control!!!

  • Bob

    The simple facts are that the government does nothing well or efficiently and that government needs to be cut not increased. The best way to handle those who want to live under an oppressive, all-consuming, Big Mommy government is to give them a one-way ticket to Cuba or China. That way they will be happy and we can be rid of their parasitism.

  • s c

    There are several ways you can approach this monument to insanity. To make a point and put
    useful idiots in their place, make this a sink-or-swim scheme. That is, IF the economy still sucks, IF jobs are still being outsourced, IF Americans still have to pay the highest drug prices in the world and IF any elected official in Washington wants no part of Obummercare, then get rid of it.
    I don’t need to remind you that a) the length of the paperwok of this abomination is akin to a Hollywood movie script from hell, and b) Queen Nancy said in her special way that ‘we have to pass it to find out what’s in it’ and c) the legislation amounts to nothing less than a power play so Washington SOBs can get and keep even MORE power and money.
    This damned legislation will eventually force Americans to give up on the idea of private insurance and they’ll be FORCED to join Herr Obummer’s “public option” con game. Thanks for nothing, you corrupt, useless social engineers.
    Stick it wherever it feels good. America can NOT afford to listen to subhumans who hate freedom and will do ANYTHING to put America in chains and then want us to think they’ve done us a great favor. SHOVE OBUMMERcare. Buy lots of vaseline (is that compassionate or what?).

    • sherri ww

      SC-there wont BE ANY PRIVATE INS very soon,if ins co.are not forced under the new law,to provide it,at reasonable cost,and without discrimination. Right now,about 60% who apply privately for ins,are turned down-for ANYTHING in their file,even a single visit to a specialist,even if Nothing is found,will get you turned down!The new law will stop that and limited how much they can charge for the insurance

      • Cawmun Cents

        When will you see that anything the gubment touches turns to fecal matter?What a maroon…

      • Raggs

        sheeri.. Thats a complete falsehood!

        The government will ration care much more than any insurance agency had previously thought of doing.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Raggs,
          In answer to sherri’s post, When my wife hired into her job and insurance was offered, I had diabetes, a bad back that was getting worse, high cholesterol, and got migranes. I was not turned down. As a matter of fact, I had surgery on my back about 3 months later. That surgery alone, cost them over 150,000 dollars as I ended up with a staff infection in the wound and ended up spending 50 days in the hospital. I paid 150.00 DR. and 550.00 hospital! I was never turned down on anything!!

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Robin,
    The bill isn`t several hundred pages long. It is several thousand
    pages long. They talk about pre-existing problems. They have
    medicade for the poor and there are other org. to help the people
    that can`t afford insurance. Instead of extending insurance for people
    up to age 26, why not make it 36 or 46. By that time, they should be
    all druged up and won`t need health care. Lets keep our kids at home
    and maybe we can give them jobs around the house. Obama care will break us to the point of no return. He will probley, break us
    before 2014, when most of it will be put in force. Ever since the
    Republicans took over Congress, every major spending bill, he has
    by passed Congress, right up to the war in Libya. At this point, I`m
    not sure we will make it to 2012,let alone have a election in 2012. This year and next may be the last years of the America we have known
    and loved the past 200 or so years. If this man, isn`t stoped soon, it
    may be to late. It`s up us Americans, Dems, Repubs,and Indeps. to,get out and let Washington know we won`t stand for all the spending thats
    going on in Washington. Stop the spending.>>Wars, Health Care, Cap and
    Trade,Bailouts. Imagration and whatever stupid spending thats going
    on. We wan`t jobs and not new ways of breaking America.

    • Cawmun Cents

      The only pre- exsisting problems we have in America are called”progressives”.

    • sherri ww

      Charles,now please stop and think,and read some real facts about all this-please-for yrself a your own family.Me,I watch no TV(tho I hv 2)-I read,and read some more.Again,the HF law is fine.As for medicde for poor,with the cuts thesenew Repub govenors are doing-while giving Billions to wealthy tax breaks,there WILL BE NO MONEY LEFT,for ANY services,much less for poor/sick people. You will be lucky if schools are open and garbage is. Collected,These cuts in services. Will harm nearly every family in America-AND-for goodness sake-NO President sets the laws Congress makes!Obama has NOTHING to do with the Nuts things this new Repub/Tpr congress is trying to do!The older congressmen,a lot of them KNOW what the rest are up to is stupid,but they keep quiet,and shame on them.Pres,O is the ONLY person who is capable of getting OUR COUNTRY WHOLE AGAIN.maybe.you.would. like.M.Bachman or S.Palin,in charge,or any one of the nutty Pubs talking! about running.COME ON-unless you are rich,NONE of them will do ONE THING TO HELP YOU;or me.Pres.O in 2012! And then we have a pretty good chance.The party of NO sure wont help. Us!

      • Bob

        The poor consume a disproportionate share of goods when you consider that they produce little or nothing. A country that steals from producers to take care of parasites is doomed to fail. Stop Maobamacare and the growth of government NOW.

      • Jana

        sherrie ww,

        Spoken like a true little Socialist. When a socialist grabs their hooks in they don’t want to let go.

        • GregS

          Hey, Jana, I think we have a new Eyeswideopen in this forum!

        • sherri ww

          AJana,not a socialist,or anything else,for that matter.Just smart enough to know that we need health care for everyone so U&me don’t have to have those peoples bills added on to ours,when we need medical care.How do you suppose hospitals collect for all that have no ins? They add it into every single thing on our bill-that’s how they stay in business.As for the President,I am also smart enough to know he is ALL we got going for the” average joe”,and smart enough to be able to look an listen to these Repub/Tprs,to know that the present crop of them are all one cookie short of a dozen,and I SURE don’t want them running my trash pickup,much less this country.

          • Jana

            sherrie ww,
            Sorry, but you are coming across as a liberal socialist. Your ideologies are those of the gimmie kind.
            I realize the hospitals have to add on to our bills to make up for the takers, but with ‘Obamacare’ the bills are applied to all but the ‘Obama privileged’ who are exempt. This is just another way of sharing the wealth which is SOCIALISM. You seem like a relatively bright person, but if you can’t see this, then you are not as intelligent as you think you are.
            This is another step in CONTROL.
            Obama has gone around appologizing for our country, he has put our country much further in debt faster than anyone of his predecessors, and he plans to continue on with his dastardly plans, while vacationing and playing golf. Wow, you picked some hero.

      • Dale on the left coast

        sherri . . . O is a complete disaster . . . what part of 14 TRILLION and growing is complicated to you? What do you suppose will be the outcome when the interest on the national debt is 98 cents of every dollar collected?

        • sherri ww

          Dale,no Obama is not a disaster,by any means,and he did not put the country in. This mess.The Nat.debt Tripled under Repubs,but no matter.If we spend on infrastructure,as we. Must,and put folks back to work,the tax rev.will start coming back in,and take care of our deficits naturally,as they have done for 100yrs or more.We need to RAISE taxes a LITTLE,BECAUSE WE HAVE TO HAVE SCHOOLS,ROADS,SERVICES,FIRE,POLICE,WHATEVER.I can’t tell you cuz U got yr mind made. Up_so,get back to me in a year,when EVERYTHING has gone to H***!

          • Jana

            sherrie ww,
            Ah ha!
            I knew if we waited long enough your oh so sweet attitude would change and the real lefty liberal socialist communist wannabe would come out. You are revealing yourself perfectly. Also revealing yourself to not tell the truth when you claim you are not a socialist. HA HA!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Jana
            And she says we aren’t gonna pay for those that can’t afford it under nobamacare?!?!?!? Tell her who pays the taxes that nobummercare comes from!!

          • JUKEBOX

            You really don’t understand that things are already approaching disaster level. RAMEN noodles, which used to cost a dollar for a package of ten, now cost $1.82 at WALMART. This increase has happened in a few months. I have seen coffee increase 25% in the last week. You need to keep on toking on that Obama smoke, and maybe it’ll help when you can’t afford food.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            JUKEBOX,
            I thought that smoking that bama weed gave you the munchies. How is that gonna help???

      • usmadgirl

        Sherri ww,

        You’re making me hyperventilate. You can NOT be serious!

        You have several things wrong (besides punctuation, abbreviations & basically unintelligible banter & “No”, I’m not the punctuation police, but this is ridiculous) One is that I think you meant to say that President O’Dumbo is the only person capable of KEEPING US IN THE “HOLE” that he’s INTENTIONALLY dug for us.

        The only “tax breaks” to the wealthy are the corporations that contributed to O’Dumbo’s campaign. One HUGE “for instance” is GE who didn’t pay a dime in taxes because Jeffrey Immelt is one of the puppet masters pulling O’Dumbo’s strings & one of the main persons who stands to get even wealthier if or when they unconstitutionally shove “Cap & Trade” through!

        Thank GOD, the Republicans were the “Party of NO” – NO to the “Health Care” hoax that more than half of the people didn’t want, NO to their “Climate Change” hoax, NO to the so-called “Stimulus Bill” which hasn’t stimulated anything except the Dumbocratic Party’s campaign. What do you not understand about your beloved president NOT EVEN ALLOWING ANY INPUT FROM REPUBLICANS ON ANYTHING? They were SHUT out of every decision. Your “Mr. Transparent” has been about as transparent as mud. Where were the “everything will be on C-Span for the public to see” discussions? I didn’t see them. Did you see them?

        And in your comment below, you actually had the audacity to say that O’Dumbo hasn’t gotten us into this mess & that Republicans TRIPLED THE DEBT??? You were the one who said “the president doesn’t make the laws, Congress does”. Did you forget that Bush had both a Democratic House & Senate to contend with? Bush didn’t make the laws or spend the money! Your Congress did! You said you didn’t watch TV – well, maybe you should start because you are as lost as a ball in high weeds! I think you should also be more selective in your reading material. Your president has spent more than all the presidents combined from George Washington to George W. Bush! Have you been living in a cave with Bin Laden? And the Dumbocrats, mainly “Bawney Fwank” & Chris Dodd started the entire economic collapse with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac & FORCING all those EVIL banks to make loans to freeloaders!

        Is there not a drop of common sense that tells you that if all the “free crap programs” are going broke, you can’t give 30 million more people “free crap”? THERE IS NO MORE MONEY! This is NOT about “health care”. Your president doesn’t care about your health or caring for you, me or anybody except his narcissistic self! It is about more power, greed & control over “we the people”. Your “hero” president wants “Social Justice”, not just for OUR country, but for the entire world. That’s why he said he was “a citizen of the World”. He’s about as American as Hugo Chavez! He gave Brazil $2 Billion to drill for oil, but shut down drilling here. More “Social Justice”! You are so incredibly misguided, naïve, brainwashed or …??? Lord, help us all!

        I’m going to go breathe into a paper bag now!

  • Howard Roark

    To betsy.

    No one is saying that there are not people in need. the argument that I am making is that the power to provide for the citizens is clearly not a function of the Federal Govt.
    When the constitution was ratified the States never gave up the State police power. (see below)

    The authority conferred upon the states by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and which the states delegate to their political subdivisions to enact measures to preserve and protect the safety, health, Welfare, and morals of the community.

    Police power describes the basic right of governments to make laws and regulations for the benefit of their communities. Under the system of government in the United States, only states have the right to make laws based on their police power. The lawmaking power of the federal government is limited to the specific grants of power found in the Constitution

    For example the Massachussets State health care is perfectly legal.

    The founders talked about the States being individula centers of experiment. what works for one state may be voluntairly used by another and things that do not work can be avoided.

    The framers also talked about a state becoming too oppressive. they said that in this case the citizens of said State could vote with their feet and move to a more acceptable State. Example: we are seeing a large number of citizens and buisnesses leaving the heavily socialist states like California and moving to more conservative states.

    If the Federal Govt is allowed to provide for the citizens instead of each State we would be trapped with no where else to turn.

  • Howard Roark

    sherri ww:

    You say that the health care law will stand. please site the legal grounds that will allow it to stand as is.

    • sherri ww

      Howard,I apologize that I do not remember Te several cases cited in the article,which was news about 3 months back now.However,evidently there are a couple different things in play on thisVone being that,because of these older cases the sup court already heard several times,in the past,the general concenus is,that even the 5 members will likely rule that the HC Law DOES have some effect on commerce across the country,so the nonsense about that is not likely to stand when push comes to shove,The other part is that there is some way the Fed Govt, can tellthe states what they have to do about it anyway,sup court or not.As it should be!This nutty idea that all 50 states can all have different laws about major things cannot be allowed,simple as that! If everybody will just give Pres,O until 2016,to finish what we hired him to do in the 1st place,an STOP thinking he cd fix that Repub/wall st mess overnight,we will probably be fine! Then,if you all want to return it to the ones who killed us all in the first place!!!! Then so be it-but let’s give the!! Most caring President we are likely to. Have in our lifetimes,a chance,because he is actually doing good

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sherri,
        I’ll have one of what ever you are drinking!!! It must be some very good stuff!!! Of course it’s gotta be illegal if it’s that good!!!

      • JUKEBOX

        I believe that illegal medication of his has caused him to succumb to a terminal case of “RECTAL CRANIAL INVERSION”.

  • http://com i41

    The b-ll s–tb of not everyone can get healthcare is crap. Idoits just think everyone can live off of someone elses work and costs them nothing, more welfare bildge. If you welfare s–t birds don’t like our medical care here move to Canada, or England or any other country, just get the hell out of here. The idea rhat socialized medicine is great, I had a little brother that was born with several medical problems, my parents were ranchers and with all of his surgreies, 21 surgreys in 17 years, my folks paid all the bills, Some times with help from our church, grandparents, and by just hard work and doing without entertainment for 25 years. When medicare was put in place, costs went for a doctor’s visit went from $5 to $15 in 1 years. Paper work went from a nurse handling it to a needed form handler. So sherri ww either you are pretty young,dumb, a public educated idoit, or simple a governemnt loving moron!

  • Howard Roark

    The Constitution is the Supreme law of the land. It was written to give the Federal Govt a few enumerated powers that the States should not be doing. such as raising and supporting an army and a navy,
    and coining (not printing) money. James Madison said in the Federalist Papers (which explained to the people how the new Constitution would function) “the federal governments powers would be few and defined. (Enumerated) and the powers of the states would be many and varied. he went on to say that the only time that the Federal Govt. would do much of anything would be in time of war.

    The Supreme court has the power to rule on what the Constitution means. this was established in Marbarry vs. Madison (that would be James Madison) by chief Justice John Marshall.

    The general welfare provision had never been ajudicated before until Franklin Rosevelt extorted the court with his court packing scheme. the court in order to save its self incorrectly ruled that the congress could expend money for the general welfare. but in three different decisions they carefully explained that the meaning of the general welfare could not include anything that takes money from one citizen or group of citizens and give the money to another citizen or group of citizens. (this is called settled law) as I explained in another post the States never gave up their State police powers. the power to look after their citizens rest with the states.

    there is only one legal way to change the Constitution and that is with the amendment. The president can not change it, the congress can not change it, a simple majority of the people can not change it and it can not be changed even if a majority of the peolle think it is for the common good. (in the case of Federal health the majority of the people do not want it and a majority of the States do not want it.)

    I understand that there are a portion of the people that believe the concept that the Constitution is va living document that somehow changes from time to time without a single word changing. if this is true than who decides other than we the people what the changes are. this concept was dreamed up by people who know that the constitution can be only changed with the amendment and if its meaning truely does change without a single word changing than it means nothing.

    The nutty idea that you mention that the States have the power to rule themselves is the tenth amendment. you say it can not be allowed. the reason that you say this I believe is because it is your ideology that all power should be with the Federal Govt. so as you say they can then dictate to all of us. I am an independent. I walked away from both parties long ago. I totally resent Obama not because of what he is but because of who he is. he has the same ideology as yourself so you think he is a swell guy. after looking at Obamas backgroung and the people he has associated himself with I am convinced that he is a closet marxist. I am also convinced that he is not a natural born citizen (1. he can not produce a Haweaii birth cert. because there is not one to produce 2.even if he could produce a birth cert.to be a natural born citizen both of your parents must be citizens. his father is not a citizen of the US and never intended on becoming one.) and has frauduently taken the oath for President.

    Finally you say to hell with what the Supreme court has already ruled on (even though it is very settled law) and that because it has an effect on commerce that the Court will go along with what the minority of the people want. (primarily because they will get somrthing for nothing) dont forget though that the Court has very recently began to turn asround this interstate commerce fraud. when the liberal congress tried to use the commerce clause to pass a law that a fire arm could not be within so many feet of a school the court struck it down as having omly a remote connection to commerce. (the congress said that because firearms are traded across state lines it gave them the authority to ban them near schools) the court again struck down the battered weoman act for the same reason. (the congress said that a battered woman may be afraid to go to work and if she did noy go to work it have an effect on commerce.)

    • Bob

      The support for Maobamacare comes fom those who believe that something comes from nothing and they all want their something for nothing. This is all about the selfishness of the parasite class.

      • JUKEBOX

        I can see why they think this. These people have their housing paid for by some fairy godfather, their food magically appears on their plastic card every month, and the postman brought them their cell phone at no cost, so why shouldn’t they expect free healthcare with no effort on their part except pulling that “D” lever every couple of years.

    • s c

      Howard, without trying to make you think we’re already doomed, please don’t put too much faith in the Supreme Court doing the right thing when they’re needed the most. “Thanks” to der Obummer, we have two recent additions to the S C who can be relied on to do whatever it takes to make der Obummer happy (or should I say der Obummer’s masters happy?).

      • barbm

        of the 5 obama cases listed on the u.s. supreme court docket, 3 were handled by kagan. now that he’s got her on the court, i wouldn’t hold my breath for anything good to come from the court.

  • Raggs

    Glad to see some GOP slamming the unconstitutional “so-called law”, but Why did it take them a year?

  • Harry Sothern

    Obamacare is not about healthcare – it’s about power to the socialist Dems who control the US Senate and the White House. They want to take over our healthcare the same way they did with auto companies and banks.

    Wake up and exterminate the rats while we still can!

  • chuckb

    in the future your doctor will be a rvn unless you can afford a very expensive doctor. they are dumbing down the medical field like they did education. everyone should demand their representatives repeal obamacare and at the same time repeal barry soetoro.

  • Guy Smith

    I did not read beyond the first sentence. The phrase “one-year anniversary” proved that the author did not know the meaning of “anniversary”, and therefore would be very unlikely to know what he, or she was talking about.

    • libertytrain

      Good grief. Are you related to Rob Smith? Same pessimistic style.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Sherri,
    Janna is right, you do talk like a Socialists. If you voted for Obama,
    you are one of the most dangerous people in America.It`s not only Obama care, it`s who Obama hangs his hat with.It`s what he is trying
    to do to this country It`s time people quit blaming Bush.It is Obama
    who has spent more money and added more to the deficit than all the Presidents combined. Sherri, if you want to live under a Marxist
    goverment keep hopping Obama`s way is the right way. Remember what he said, I will transform America and spread the wealth. At the rate he is spending money,there won`t be any wealth to spread.

  • Irena

    It is nice to know that in the face of a depression, declining dollar value, immense government debt, wide open borders, three wars being fought, and somewhere in the neighbourhood of 60 million unemployed or under employed Americans unable to find work, Obama and the rest of our beloved government officials realized it was more important to pass socialist health care legislation first~insert sarcasm…

    • http://MSN.com RonaldL

      I believe so…

  • jopa

    Sherri ww: I also believe once they have the public option put into the HCB we will see a drop in everyone’s insurance premiums.The way it stands now they don’t have any competition.Many of the people on this site don’t realize they are shooting themselves in the foot and are followers of the teabagger movement and the Koch brothers.However I feel goodness shall prevail in America and these people are in the minority.

    • Jana

      jopa,
      Sure, and the governmental insurance will have a lot of competition?
      What you are saying doesn’t make sense.

      • JeffH

        Jana, that’s just the norm from jopa.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    You are right Janna.jopa never makes any sense. You might as well get use to it. That`s jopa,he means well,so try not to be to hard on him.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Irena,
    Excelent post, it`s to bad people don`t understand the things you have to say.

  • jopa

    Jeff H:Here you are a total loser and you think that you have sound advice for others.Would you care to explain again how you declared bankruptcy and had to move in with that guy you live with.It would be kind of ironic if you lost everything because of medical bills.That is what is happening to thousands of Americans every day.Sure I have great insurance and it saved me many times but others are not as fortunate and they stand to lose everything if a family member gets sick.There are just too many sad things about America the greatest country in the world, but if we could just make it a little better.

  • Charlie

    No one mentioned the 562 million that will cost medicare and social security and the double dipping seniors. Plus the huge deficet
    Healthcare reform update: Election results
    March 2011 Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the Democrats’ healthcare law. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the estimated cost of this bill now stands at $9.5 trillion over the next decade which is a $2.3 trillion increase over the original White House estimates. Today, this law remains as unpopular as the day it passed. According to a recent CNN poll 59% of Americans oppose this law.
    One of the first pieces of legislation passed by the House of Representatives this year was the repeal of the Democrats’ healthcare law. Moving forward, I am committed to cutting spending and repealing the healthcare law to put an end to the uncertainty facing small businesses, the job creators and backbone of this country. Congress has taken the social security money that’s where it went! The leaders keep spending and taking and making money and the tax payers get the bills! Totally wrong management . We should all have the same the leaders get better and why should they ? The people ar ethe government and we vote and hire management and they failed us. Tax payers are drained and it total abuse! And your taxes go to 32 million illegals we paid in .. Did they?

    Sincerely,
    Representative Ed Royce

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