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This free healthcare is adding up

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POSTED: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:19pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:50pm

Not only can you not keep your doctor, you're going to be paying more for the unaffordable health care plan.

Townhall Reports a new report that shows at least 11 million small business workers and their employers will see their health insurance costs skyrocket thanks to Obamacare.

More from Washington Post:

Nearly two-thirds of small businesses that currently offer health insurance to their workers will pay more for coverage as a result of new rules in the health care law, as will millions of small-business employees and their family members. This is according to new estimates released by the Obama Administration.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which has spearheaded the implementation of the law, has acknowledged that new rules requiring insurers to offer guaranteed coverage and renewal options to small employers will likely drive up the price of insurance for some companies.

So will rules banning insurance companies from varying their rates based on factors like a company's industry or the age of its employees.

The CMS actuaries are estimating 65 percent of the small firms are expected to experience increases in their premium rates while the remaining 35 percent are anticipated to have rate reductions.

Right now they are saying the effect on large employers is expected to be negligible, because most large companies run their health insurance programs in house.

That's what they are saying right now.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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News flash:

Washington examiner:

"Union: Obamacare will slash wages by up to $5 an hour.

A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix."

Yep Obamacare will bankrupt not only itself but everyone else.

Hope and change in 2014. Vote Dems out.

Idiot, cuts in hospitals never affect nurses or Drs due to the fact they bring in money.
So the cuts are in departments that cost money. Yes 1 percent. They can't cut much more due to HAVING to have some people in admin, maintenance, housekeeping, security, etc..

Medicare/Medicaid is pushed down the road to other hospitals cause they can't make money off it. It's never been a moneymaker.

Obamacare will bankrupt due to it's inability to take in enough to pay hospitals. It will bankrupt itself.

News flash... Good Shepherd cuts 24 positions.

See idiot, Hope and Change ain't working so hot even in hosptials. That's Obamacare.

2014 is here.. Vote ALL Democrats out. Give them some unemployment.

News flash.. Staples closing doors to over 200 stores. More Obamanomics.

Obama makes more Obamacare delays praying to help democrats keep their jobs (but yours can go.)

Hope for change in 2014. Vote them Dems out.

idiot.. TMF DID have layoffs.

Idiot... ETMC and TJC always have SOME job openings. Espically NURSING jobs cause nurses are always in short supply (my wife is a nurse.)

And unlike most other states TEXAS is doing quite well, and you can thank Rick Perry for that.

But for most of the US, no, Obamacare ain't gonna give anyone squat.

"More people using the healthcare system means more, good paying jobs."

And tell me idiot... why would more people using Obamacare mean more good paying jobs?

Obamacare don't create jobs, it takes MONEY from those forced to pay higher premiums to pay for others who get 'subsidies' for their 'free' healthcare. And that higher premium bankrupts those who cannot afford the premiums AND pay mortgages and raise families. Meanwhile young people just opt out of paying Obamacare.

"ECO 101 - the Fed Gov't can't go bankrupt."

Idiot... you ever read about the Weimar Republic?

That was Germany in 1928. They were bankrupt to. So what did they do?

They printed money and kept printing it to pay debts.

That led, in time, to huge inflation. Then the depression came.

Yes idiot, we are bankrupt due to income not equal to expenses.

And if the US KEEPS printing money to cover... we will end up like the Weimar Republic.

And you know what happened after that?

Technically Deaf you have to be able to list your total assets and liabilities to declare bankruptcy. Econ101. Since the US government has too many assets to count, it actually can't go bankrupt. It could totally collapse and fall into anarchy, but something resembling a society will rise from the ashes. Doubt we see that any time soon.

Technically Deaf you have to be able to list your total assets and liabilities to declare bankruptcy. Econ101. Since the US government has too many assets to count, it actually can't go bankrupt. It could totally collapse and fall into anarchy, but something resembling a society will rise from the ashes. Doubt we see that any time soon.

News Flash. OMB says Obamacare will be a huge loss in jobs. Read their PDF online at

And new government figures show it's an older, costlier crowd that's signing up so far for health insurance under Obama's health care law. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising.

Hence money goes out but less comes in. It's called BANKRUPTCY.

Sure jobs will be lost. millennials will quit jobs, pass up promotions, pass up chances for full-time work so to qualify for the subsidies. The left doesn't see that because they are in denial to support the plan, or they just don't have a realistic picture of labor. Jobs in medical? My prediction is they will be part-time clerical to handle the increase in paper-work.

yup, it is adding up to savings for millions of people....either money or their lives....still a savings for some.

Only if you believe Harry Reid when he said all the horror stories about Obamacare are lies. I know, But he recanted!". He said it, got in trouble, then tried to back off it.

Mercy Ships International is capable of providing health care for a fraction of what US citizens pay. Uncle Sam just isn't powerful enough to do that. American business is so weak and pathetic it has to be be subsidized by my tax dollars. If we raise the minimum wage American business will fail. We just aren't powerful enough. We can't even protect our own borders. 12 million illegals have invaded, many of them are felons. We're just too weak to do anything anymore. How pathetic!

I'm just tired of the stupid attitude of people Town. The only reason we don't have a secure border, health care for all, and a higher minimum wage is because of all the Americants in the US. Time to be Americans! Everyone of these problems is solvable. And yes you're right about millionaires. In the 50's when the marginal tax rate for millionaires was at around 90%. The country experienced it's greatest growth. We built an interstate highway system from coast to coast. Now look at us.

Just in... Americans value money over time off! Yes CBS finds people don't want Obamacare's idea of reducing hours of work! But they sure don't want to pay the HUGE Obamacare premiums either!

Expect Obamacare's bankruptcy by the end of 2014... right after mid-term elections!

News flash.. Lois Lerner Returns to Testify Next Week for IRS scandal. And she is aiming for immunity!


Huffington post says..
Fifty-six percent of those who identified as uninsured in a new poll conducted in February by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a research institution, had an unfavorable view of the health care reform law, compared to just 22 percent who said they view it favorably.

Bad news all around for Obama and Co.

And then there is Benghazi...

The majority of health care cost is directly linked to addiction. It may be a diabetic person who just can't stay on their diet. A smoker that can't stop. A person who is hooked on prescription painkillers. Or people with drug or alcohol problems. I have not heard one original solution to the problem from this news outlet. I have heard 5 years worth of sniping. Texas could have started it's own exchange, pooled with surrounding states, or mailed everyone an aspirin and a bandaid by now.

Well- someone has to pay for the pre-existing conditions and health conditions associated with aging. You really think the insurers or Feds would cover those costs? I think not. Changing Ms. Nancy's quote just a bit "Just pass the damn thing then stick it to 'em." And it passed- and now they're sticking it to 'em. Of course, the ACA apologists will read the report and do their "yeah but's"....

Clearly the CMS statement is a contradiction to the President's promises, but the American citizen can't claim they were mislead when all knew the goals of the ACA were unobtainable and demonstrated so in town halls across the nation. Congress knew which is why they passed the law under a "loop-hole" not requiring a super majority, limiting their exposure to voter backlash and, Madoff knew, now living the ugly side of his Ponzi. It's the young people who didn't know, and now they're going to pay

"The love of money is the ROOT of all evil." The ultimate bottom line is coming and if you are too old, too sick, whether young or old, you will be denied care because of the cost. If people that hate Christianity didn't like that system, wait until they get this. It is law now and it will soon be in place. Too bad we didn't learn from history and other countries that had Socialism and came to America any way they could because we cared. Now we don't.

After the insurance companies got started and doctors became greedy people have been denied care because of the cost, nothing new.

I quit buying "one size fits all" clothing because they never fit me. Gloves that were to small, shirts that were too big. I quit buying universal car parts because they never fit my car even when they were "made" for it. This is the same. A machine shop, auto repair/auto body shops, constr. etc. all face higher, more serious injury rates then say a telemarketing office or clothing retailer. Older employees face more heath issues than younger. One size healthcare doesn't fit anyone.

TSNSTAAFL! That is 'There is no such thing as a free lunch/.

For if someone gets something for nothing then somewhere, somehow, someone got nothing for something.

Obamacare will bankrupt itself. It is a ponzi scheme. A Utopian idea that will fall on it's face for you cannot give so many people 'free' health care without them paying for it. It only will work if you sucker in new people who can pay for all the ones getting 'free' healthcare.

And there just isn't that many paying people.

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