BREAKING NEWS: Boehner: 'Obamacare is the Law of the Land.'

  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 08, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15029606-boehner-obamacare-is-the-law-of-the-land?lite

    Republicans' efforts to undo President Barack Obama's health care reform law appear to have come to an end, as House Speaker John Boehner described it Thursday as the "law of the land."
    In an interview with ABC News, the nation's top elected Republican seemed to indicate that Congress wouldn't engage in the type of repeated repeal votes the way it had in the past two years.
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    Nov 08, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    With no more talk of "Repeal and Replace".......we can get on with the work of IMPROVING Obamacare.

    I'd like to see even more emphasis on long-term cost savings.....that will come from more investment in Preventative Care.

    Let's have Michelle keep up her work as America's 'Personal Trainer in Chief' !
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    https://twitter.com/johnboehner/status/266676060463181824ObamaCare is the law of the land, but it is raising costs and hurting #smallbiz. Our goal remains #fullrepeal.
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    "Our goal remains #fullrepeal."

    NOT Surprised. John Boehner is the king of doublespeak.

    And he has still defend himself against the Tea Party crowd who are ready to lynch him at any moment.

    BUT he was correct the first time. Obamacare if the law of the land.

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    Nov 09, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    It's not looking good for the people who live in these states.

    Colorado:
    Individual insurance premiums are expected to increase by approximately 19 percent.
    Approximately 29 percent of doctors in Colorado will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Nevada:
    By 2016, individual insurance premiums are expected to increase by as little as 11 percent and as much as 30 percent.
    Approximately 44 percent of doctors in Nevada will be forced to limit their acceptance of Medicare patients.

    Wisconsin:
    Individual insurance premiums are expected to increase by an average of 30 percent. What is more telling is that for more 2 million people living in Wisconsin, premiums will actually increase by more than half of what they are now.
    Approximately 22 percent of doctors in Wisconsin will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Ohio:
    If you thought the situations of the above states were bad, it’s even worse for Ohio.
    By 2017, individual insurance premiums are estimated to increase by a minimum of 55 percent and could increase for some individuals by as much as 85 percent. The current average annual employee premium in Ohio is $885. That means the premium could increase by $752.25 for some individuals.
    Approximately 24 percent of doctors in Ohio will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Florida:
    Potentially, the most volatile of the states, Florida’s individual market premiums could increase from 19 percent to 85 percent.
    What is worse is that approximately 30 percent of doctors will be forced to limit their acceptance of Medicare patients. There are 3.5 million people who benefit from Medicare in Florida, which is approximately 22 percent of the state’s population. It is also the state with one of the oldest demographics in the nation.

    A report by the Medical Industry Leadership Institute for the Carlson School of Management in the University of Minnesota outlines the regional impact of Obamacare’s Medicare provisions on Florida.
    As a direct result of Obamacare, there is no scenario in which any of the aforementioned states will result in lower premiums or greater access to insurance and care for a substantial portion of their respective populations.

    President Obama’s second term will likely be aimed at making the tax increases and insurance mandates for Obamacare permanent. Governor Romney has vowed to issue a waiver from the mandates of the law to all 50 states on day one of his presidency. The deciding states in this election may have a lot to gain from ousting the incumbent.
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    Where's your source?
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/romney-supporter-obamacare_n_2088722.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business&icid=maing-grid7|maing5|dl1|sec3_lnk3&pLid=231552

    "Melissa Littlewood of Sarasota, Fla., voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney because she thinks the government is becoming too expansive, too intrusive, and too burdensome for small business owners such as herself."

    SPOILER ALERT: SHE'S NOW SUPPORTING OBAMACARE !

    Because of options available to her now under Obamacare, her premiums will go from $1,553 a MONTH.........

    ......down to $376 to $505.

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    Nov 09, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    I'll fix this for you so that the libs on here won''t get disturbed:

    Draper saidIt's not looking good for the people who live in these states.

    Colorado:
    Individual insurance premiums are expected to increase decrease by approximately 19 percent.
    Approximately 29 percent of doctors in Colorado will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Nevada:
    By 2016, individual insurance premiums are expected to increase decrease by as little as 11 percent and as much as 30 percent.
    Approximately 44 percent of doctors in Nevada will be forced to limit their acceptance of Medicare patients.

    Wisconsin:
    Individual insurance premiums are expected to increase decrease by an average of 30 percent. What is more telling is that for more 2 million people living in Wisconsin, premiums will actually increase decrease by more than half of what they are now.
    Approximately 22 percent of doctors in Wisconsin will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Ohio:
    If you thought the situations of the above states were bad good, it’s even worse better for Ohio.
    By 2017, individual insurance premiums are estimated to increase decrease by a minimum of 55 percent and could increase decrease for some individuals by as much as 85 percent. The current average annual employee premium in Ohio is $885. That means the premium could increase decrease by $752.25 for some individuals.
    Approximately 24 percent of doctors in Ohio will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Florida:
    Potentially, the most volatile of the states, Florida’s individual market premiums could increase decrease from 19 percent to 85 percent.
    What is worse is that approximately 30 percent of doctors will be forced to limit their acceptance of Medicare patients.
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    But...

    "If she's willing to spend six months uninsured, she can qualify for a little-known new program called the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. In Florida, the PCIP's monthly premiums range from $376 to $505 per month."

    Just because her premiums change does not mean she'll be getting the same coverage she received before.
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    DontQuoteMe saidI'll fix this for you so that the libs on here won''t get disturbed:

    You still mad brah?
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    Nov 09, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Draper,

    "Just because her premiums change does not mean she'll be getting the same coverage she received before."

    We'll both have to research this, won't we?

    But ultimately it comes down to this:

    Obamacare is offering SOMETHING to the uninsured.......

    .....so far, the Republican opposition is offering NOTHING.

    MY POV is that both sides can do better.

    Republicans need to start pretending that they have some stake in this country-------in helping our citizens to live healthier lives

    Working together, I have no doubt that Obamacare can be much improved.

    Republicans may even have to face the reality that SINGLE PAYER is the true cost-savings approach that we need.
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    Nov 09, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    JockTheVote saidDraper,

    "Just because her premiums change does not mean she'll be getting the same coverage she received before."

    We'll both have to research this, won't we?

    But ultimately it comes down to this:

    Obamacare is offering SOMETHING to the uninsured.......

    .....so far, the Republican opposition is offering NOTHING.


    Sure they do. The Paul Ryan plan included this: "Let them eat cake."
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    Nov 09, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    JockTheVote saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/romney-supporter-obamacare_n_2088722.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business&icid=maing-grid7|maing5|dl1|sec3_lnk3&pLid=231552

    "Melissa Littlewood of Sarasota, Fla., voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney because she thinks the government is becoming too expansive, too intrusive, and too burdensome for small business owners such as herself."

    SPOILER ALERT: SHE'S NOW SUPPORTING OBAMACARE !

    Because of options available to her now under Obamacare, her premiums will go from $1,553 a MONTH.........

    ......down to $376 to $505.



    The phrase "irrational cunt" seems to come to mind.