Surprise! Republicans who desperately need medical care discover they love Obamacare

  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 16, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    Republican Irene Jacusis of New Port Richey, Florida, was uninsured until now.

    “I did not vote for Obama," she said. "But I am so in love with this plan, with this health care plan, what can I do?"

    She knows that her party wants to repeal it. "But I don’t think they’re going to," she said. "There are too many people out there who need this and require it.”

    She says her husband Ronald died last year from a rare sarcoma because he waited too long to see a doctor after he felt a lump.

    "If my husband had gone, if he had insurance at the time, when it was the size of a marble and had gotten an x-ray and taken care of it at stage 1 level, he would be alive today."

    Another Republican who wants to keep the Affordable Care Act is Mary Fallon of St. Petersburg. She was a teacher for many years, but because she was paid from grant funds she didn’t qualify for health insurance. She had to buy her own policy, but then she got sick. Hello, pre-existing condition.

    She was between “a rock and a hard place. If I canceled my insurance, I was uninsurable."

    If she dropped the policy and got sick, she could lose everything.

    “By the time I canceled my policy I was up to $768 a month, so what is that, almost 10 grand a year? With $5,000 deductible. Do the math."

    Then came the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare.gov. After running into glitches, Fallon found her way to Johnnie Ruth Clarke health center in St. Petersburg. And a navigator, Johanna Santiago.

    “In a half hour she had my account set up, and I had a confirmation, a password, a login, and I was good to go," said Fallon, 49. "This was December and I cried. I just held my hands up in the air. Thank you, god. Finally, some relief. I couldn’t do it anymore.”

    Now her premium is $150 a month, she said. Her deductible is only one-third as much as it used to be.

    “ I have dental insurance!" she said in wonder. "And all the doctors that I do see, my dentist, my GYN, for a whole year I’m paying less than I paid per month.”

    Fallon says she thinks the Affordable Care Act will help the economy. “The difference is now I can take the money that was going to that one insurance premium and I can go to the hair stylist,I can get my house repaired. I’m spending money in my community. This is going to be a ripple effect, this is going to restart the economic engine. We have been so enslaved by the health insurance system.”

    She says people who have health care security -- such as veterans and Medicare patients -- need to see that others need health care, too. But she knows they don't think that way; as a registered Republican, she sees it in her mail.

    “Every day I receive four-color glossy postcards for the election from candidates. It’s all hate mail. There’s no platform or program for fixing the problem of insurance, there’s just anti-Affordable Care. It’s just anti-Obamacare, all this hate. There’s no solution."

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    Feb 17, 2014 12:57 AM GMT
    There is no Republican party today. There will be many former Republicans who start waking up to the lies they've been fed regarding the Affordable Care Act.
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    Feb 17, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    Shhhh, don't tell the conservaposse. Their heads will explode.
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    Feb 17, 2014 3:33 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidShhhh, don't tell the conservaposse. Their heads will explode.


    We should do a special Hangout so we can watch the explosions!
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    Feb 17, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Aristoshark saidShhhh, don't tell the conservaposse. Their heads will explode.

    We should do a special Hangout so we can watch the explosions!

    Well, they already have their own special hangout where they coordinate their attacks here, as they once told us before they realized that wasn't smart to admit. Veteran RJers here will remember it, and some were invited to join it, in hopes they would change allegiances.

    But no, I don't think we need a special hangout or "treehouse" to watch conservaposse heads explode. I think the regular forums will be more than adequate to observe their meltdown. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 17, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidA couple of us are taking a break from all the left:right polarized hostilities and character assasination for a bit.

    Join us; the water's warm. icon_wink.gif


    Best post of the day !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats !
  • fitartistsf

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    Feb 17, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    See, the big problem is, if FOXNews doesn't report stories like this, and we all know they won't, then stories like this won't be seen by the haters in the Republican Party and have a change of heart...
    We all know that Faux News is the shill, the mouthpiece of the Republican Party and the conservative, uber-religious, right-wing, fascists movements, and everybody else who subscribes to their way of thinking, only watch False News...
  • musclpa

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    Feb 17, 2014 5:55 PM GMT
    Im a moderate and tired of being taxed to the max, supporting all the able to work people staying home doing nothing and making babies draining the system, supporting countries that hate us and seeing the US going down the tubes from within.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 17, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    fitartistsf saidSee, the big problem is, if FOXNews doesn't report stories like this, and we all know they won't, then stories like this won't be seen by the haters in the Republican Party and have a change of heart...
    We all know that Faux News is the shill, the mouthpiece of the Republican Party and the conservative, uber-religious, right-wing, fascists movements, and everybody else who subscribes to their way of thinking, only watch False News...
    It is probably also the primary news source for the oppressive African countries of Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
  • musclpa

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    Feb 17, 2014 6:09 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    fitartistsf saidSee, the big problem is, if FOXNews doesn't report stories like this, and we all know they won't, then stories like this won't be seen by the haters in the Republican Party and have a change of heart...
    We all know that Faux News is the shill, the mouthpiece of the Republican Party and the conservative, uber-religious, right-wing, fascists movements, and everybody else who subscribes to their way of thinking, only watch False News...
    It is probably also the primary news source for the oppressive African countries of Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.




    Blah Blah Blah LOL
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
    musclpa saidIm a moderate and tired of being taxed to the max, supporting all the able to work people staying home doing nothing and making babies draining the system, supporting countries that hate us and seeing the US going down the tubes from within.


    +1
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:23 PM GMT
    Kentuckianaboy said
    musclpa saidIm a moderate and tired of being taxed to the max, supporting all the able to work people staying home doing nothing and making babies draining the system, supporting countries that hate us and seeing the US going down the tubes from within.


    +1
    Well I am a moderate as well. I am a moderate who is sick and damned tired of the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS destroying the once proud and viable GOP and turning it into their personal theocracyicon_mad.gif
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Kentuckianaboy said
    musclpa saidIm a moderate and tired of being taxed to the max, supporting all the able to work people staying home doing nothing and making babies draining the system, supporting countries that hate us and seeing the US going down the tubes from within.


    +1
    Well I am a moderate as well. I am a moderate who is sick and damned tired of the FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS destroying the once proud and viable GOP and turning it into their personal theocracyicon_mad.gif


    Then stay involved IN the GOP to help promote change from within. We need numbers. I can't do it all myself.
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:36 PM GMT
    Here, have a little reef jerky icon_wink.gif

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/14/marijuana-beef-jerky_n_4790808.html
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    musclpa saidIm a moderate and tired of being taxed to the max, supporting all the able to work people staying home doing nothing and making babies draining the system, supporting countries that hate us and seeing the US going down the tubes from within.

    What you've described isn't the position of a moderate. You've described a Tea Party member. Truth is, taxes as a burden on individuals have never been lower in your lifetime, or even mine.
  • fitartistsf

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    Feb 18, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
    I guess I just can't understand how any man self-identifying as a gay man, can align himself with the GOP, or even call himself a Republican...???? (or for that matter, a Log Cabin Republican...)
    I mean, ok, the Democratic party isn't infallible, and I as a self-identified Democrat sometimes can call myself physically conservative (only because I am one of those poor Fags, and don't have a lot of discretionary income... living paycheck to paycheck...), but come on, at least the left lets you be a little more free-thinking, reasonable, etc., and isn't constrained by demagoguery, theocratic narrow-mindedness and shortsightedness...
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    Feb 18, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    “My suspicion is what is going to happen is when it’s working and everybody is really happy with it, Republicans are going to stop calling it Obamacare.” - BHO

    True story!