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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

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Survey: Most Republicans Who Bought Obamacare Coverage Like Their Plans

Dylan Scott – July 10, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

About three-quarters of Republicans who obtained health insurance under Obamacare are satisfied with their coverage, according to a survey published Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund.

The survey found that 74 percent of Republicans said they were very or somewhat satisfied with their new coverage. Overall, 78 percent of Americans said they were satisfied: 73 percent of those enrolled in a private plan and 84 percent of those enrolled in Medicaid.

There was a minimal difference between the previously uninsured and the previously insured: 79 percent of the former were satisfied and 77 percent of the latter were, according to the survey by the group, which is generally supportive of Obamacare.

Those surveyed also reported being better off: 58 percent said that they were better off now than they were before, while 9 percent said they were worse off. And 81 percent said that they were optimistic that their new coverage would help them get the health care they need.

Some of the survey's broader findings, on the overall drop in the number of uninsured and the percentage of Obamacare enrollees who were previously uninsured, generally fell within other findings. It found that the uninsured rate for adults under 65 fell from 20 percent to 15 percent since Obamacare enrollment began. It also found that 63 percent of Obamacare enrollees had been previously uninsured.

The survey, conducted from April 9 to June 2, covered 4,425 U.S. adults.


Now just imagine how much they would love a single payer system like many other industrialized nations already have.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

Dylan Scott is a left wing liberal. His writings and surveys are about as reliable as Sean Hannity's. The commonwealth president is none other than David Blumenthal who was senior health adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 . So to say that this entire article is biased crap would be an understatement.

Meanwhile the whole thing is 1.5 trillion in debt and has 17 trillion in unsecured liabilities. We only have 1 percent more people covered compared to 2008 to show for all that cost. We could have just paid the premiums and saved the trillions difference. Most people would argue that decrease in uninsured was more inline with unemployment dropping more so than Obamacare. Obamacare is a financial debacle.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:22 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 10 July 2014 - 08:45 PM, said:

Dylan Scott is a left wing liberal. His writings and surveys are about as reliable as Sean Hannity's. The commonwealth president is none other than David Blumenthal who was senior health adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 . So to say that this entire article is biased crap would be an understatement.

Meanwhile the whole thing is 1.5 trillion in debt and has 17 trillion in unsecured liabilities. We only have 1 percent more people covered compared to 2008 to show for all that cost. We could have just paid the premiums and saved the trillions difference. Most people would argue that decrease in uninsured was more inline with unemployment dropping more so than Obamacare. Obamacare is a financial debacle.

http://www.gallup.co...nd-quarter.aspx


Ummmm they polled Republicans in that survey as well. But hey maybe they are RINOs, so they don't count I guess.

So basically something that was not suppose to work at all and needed to be repealed, is working but now the complaint is it's not working fast enough. LOL, either way if it's a success or a failure we're going to end up with a single payer system in the U.S. Like many other industrialized nations have already had for decades.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

You really have no idea what I wrote do you? About the 17 trillion in unsecured liabilities. Do you understand the fall out?
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 11 July 2014 - 02:40 PM, said:

You really have no idea what I wrote do you? About the 17 trillion in unsecured liabilities. Do you understand the fall out?



This coming from the guy who worships Ronald Reagan who blew the national deficit up from 900 billion in 1980 to 2.5 trillion 8 years later. So forgive me if I don't believe you and your concern about the costs of the ACA. I mean how much money did Bush spend in Iraq again? Where was the concern over the costs of that? So I'm not really trying to hear from faux-conservatives now about their concerns over costs of the ACA. What is important is Americans who didn't have health care coverage before have it now. And I'd much rather pay for that than pay to rebuild some road in Baghdad so it can be used transport Iraqi oil to China.


What you wrote doesn't matter anyway because we need a...SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM!!!!!
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

View PostMr_Jet, on 11 July 2014 - 05:40 PM, said:

This coming from the guy who worships Ronald Reagan who blew the national deficit up from 900 billion in 1980 to 2.5 trillion 8 years later. So forgive me if I don't believe you and your concern about the costs of the ACA. I mean how much money did Bush spend in Iraq again? Where was the concern over the costs of that? So I'm not really trying to hear from faux-conservatives now about their concerns over costs of the ACA. What is important is Americans who didn't have health care coverage before have it now. And I'd much rather pay for that than pay to rebuild some road in Baghdad so it can be used transport Iraqi oil to China.


What you wrote doesn't matter anyway because we need a...SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM!!!!!

So your defense to this financial debacle is "two wrongs make a right" ? That's brilliant. :banghead:/> Meanwhile you have no idea what that 17 trillion means. I know the word trillion is thrown around a lot now but it's a lot. Do you know that the housing bubble was only $400 billion in SECURED debt VS this 17 trillion unsecured? You do remember what that did to our economy right? This would 100 percent bankrupt the country. But for some reason you are ok with it since it's a black president. If this was Bush you would be crucifying him. Your Single payer system idea may have legs but that's not what your biased article was about. More importantly that's not where we are. We are in financial hell and going down fast with no plan in place. Your messiah has done a poor job.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 11 July 2014 - 08:17 PM, said:

So your defense to this financial debacle is "two wrongs make a right" ? That's brilliant. :banghead:/>


You missed the point of course. I'm saying those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Republicans controlled the government (White House and Congress) for most of the 2000s. We ended up with a second Great Depression by the end of the 2000s. And for the last 5 years the the Republicans and fake conservatives like yourself want to blame President Obama for everything and are upset that he isn't fixing this Republican made mess fast enough. GTFO with that. Did you ever think if you guys hadn't fucked up so badly Obama would have never became president in the first place.

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Meanwhile you have no idea what that 17 trillion means. I know the word trillion is thrown around a lot now but it's a lot. Do you know that the housing bubble was only $400 billion in SECURED debt VS this 17 trillion unsecured? You do remember what that did to our economy right?


You mean that shit that hit the fan in 2008? You mean the crash and burn that happened after practicing almost 30 years of trickle down economics? BTW did you vote for John Kerry in 2004? I doubt it, but I did. Because otherwise you must have been fine with Bush's deficit spending before 1/20/09. So you really shouldn't be lecturing to anybody and acting like you're so worried about gov't spending now. Where was all this deficit hawk/to much spending outrage in 2004?


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This would 100 percent bankrupt the country. But for some reason you are ok with it since it's a black president.


I didn't even support Obama before and early in the 2008 Democratic primaries. But nice try. I guess with your logic if Allen West ever becomes president I'll support him become we black guys always agree and stick together. And I'm the racist one. :hysterical:

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If this was Bush you would be crucifying him.


Yep I sure did. When he squandered the surplus we had in 2001 and blew up the deficit during his 8 years, I sure did criticize him. I'm one of those people that doesn't believe the world began on January 20, 2009.


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Your Single payer system idea may have legs but that's not what your biased article was about. More importantly that's not where we are. We are in financial hell and going down fast with no plan in place. Your messiah has done a poor job.


Hmmmm. Where is the Republican plan? Where is their Health Care Bill? Remember repeal and REPLACE? What was Romney's plan again to fix the economy? Oh yeah more tax cuts for the rich, same as Bush's plan. What is John Boehner's plan to do anything? He's the Speaker of the House you know (part of the legislative branch which is the branch that makes the laws). Oh he's probably in his tanning bed, so he can't be bothered with actually passing legislation. It's funny how people like you complain about this "financial hell" and then voted for and continue to vote for the people who created this "financial hell". But I guess you guys are too busy worshiping Saint Reagan to remember any of that.


I did not support the ACA 100% in 2009 when it was still a bill and I still think it's a flawed system (no surprise since it is mostly a Republican idea). But I realize the ACA is better than the "you're shit out of luck if you get sick" system we had before 2010. The ACA is just a step closer to single payer which would be better (not perfect but much better). Maybe if the Republicans supported and passed a single payer health care bill we could get rid of Obamacare. They'd get many Democrats in congress to vote for it if they did and it would pass.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:57 AM

I did not miss the point. Your accusations of me supporting Bush or Regan are just that. I will say Regan much like Clinton did a good overall job but he like anyone else has their faults. I always vote for who will do the best job not blindly by party like yourself. Meanwhile instead of talking about the actual current problems you keep pointing the finger back in time. Like we have a time machine to go back and fix it. We can only control what is in front of us and learn from the past. We can't change it. Blaming the past is a loser mentality. That would explain why you do it. The real issue here is you are a racist and support Obama purely based on his skin color, party affiliation and his words not his actions or lack of. That's why I said if Bush said and did all the same things you would be all over him. Mean while you still refuse to acknowledge the debt issue either because your little brain can't understand it or because you refuse to admit Obama is a debacle of a president. Either way the American people will stop being scared eventually and put some responsible people in office.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 12 July 2014 - 10:57 AM, said:

I did not miss the point. Your accusations of me supporting Bush or Regan are just that. I will say Regan much like Clinton did a good overall job but he like anyone else has their faults.


Your Saint ReAgan illegally sold arms for hostages and more than doubled the national deficit (that you're so concerned about) with his borrow and spend policies. Clinton got a blowjob while presiding over the largest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history. So there's a difference. No it's people like you that need a history lesson. Because you want to blame everything that is wrong under the sun on Barack Hussein Obama II. The stock market is breaking records not seen since the late 1990s. Job growth has steadily increased since 2009. The unemployment rate is down to where it was before the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Of course IF Romney had won you and people like you would be rushing to give him all the credit for this.

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I always vote for who will do the best job not blindly by party like yourself. Meanwhile instead of talking about the actual current problems you keep pointing the finger back in time. Like we have a time machine to go back and fix it. We can only control what is in front of us and learn from the past.


So I guess when you voted for Romney in 2012 you didn't learn from the past. Since the policies he proposed were the same old and failed policies enacted in the past by Reagan and the Bushes. I mean if you're sooo worried about deficit spending you should love Barack Obama.

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The real issue here is you are a racist and support Obama purely based on his skin color


You are really showing who is the real racist here with your comments.

1. President Obama's mother was white making him half white. So I guess in your little mind since I'm supposed to be a racist, I'm also suppose to hate half of Barack Obama as well.

2. I supported John Edwards in the Democratic primaries before he dropped out of the race in early 2008. Partly because he reminded me of Bill Clinton. John Edwards is not black but is a white man from the south. Again I voted for John Kerry in 2004 and in the 04 primaries I supported John Edwards (and before him Dick Gephardt) and not Al Sharpton or Carol Mosley Braun. Kerry, Edwards, and Gephardt are all white BTW. So, so much for me only voting for and supporting candidates because they're black.


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That's why I said if Bush said and did all the same things you would be all over him.


What didn't I criticize Bush about. I criticized him for cutting taxes for his rich buddies while sending Americans kids off to fight and die in not one but two wars. The second of which was a totally unnecessary war. I criticized his borrow and spend policies. I criticized him over squandering the surplus Clinton left him with. I criticized him over trying to privatize Social Security. I criticized him over his policy on federal funding of stem cell research. I criticized him for not bringing Osama bin Laden to justice like he said he would. So what are you talking about? I sure as hell never voted for him, so I have no regrets where George W. Bush is concerned. I opposed him from the beginning. Was Obama handed a surplus when he came into office or handed the kind of economic crisis not seen since the Great Depression? Did Obama go to war and invade a country that had done nothing to us?


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Mean while you still refuse to acknowledge the debt issue either because your little brain can't understand it or because you refuse to admit Obama is a debacle of a president.


You mean the debt you ignored when Bush was president but then discovered was such a big problem once Obama became president and the same debt you will go back to ignoring about once a Republican becomes president again? Please, you don't give a shit about the national debt and you know it. You just don't like Obama (and it's obvious why) so you are looking for something to bitch about when it comes to him. Same reason you wanted to believe that bullshit about his birth certificate. Since the days of George Washington the United States has been in debt for most of that 225 years. But now it's such a BIG problem and we must place all of the blame on the 44th Chief Executive of the United States. This national debt issue wasn't even on your radar before Obama took office and will be off it again once a fake conservative like yourself becomes president again.


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Either way the American people will stop being scared eventually and put some responsible people in office.


Like who?
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

My "saint" that's funny. I've said before and will again I don't blindly vote for any party. I vote for who will do the best job. I feel I am smart enough to do that unlike yourself. This is the second time you have put up a graph that you clearly don't understand. If you did you would not have posted it. Again you are an idiot.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 12 July 2014 - 07:51 PM, said:

My "saint" that's funny. I've said before and will again I don't blindly vote for any party. I vote for who will do the best job. I feel I am smart enough to do that unlike yourself. This is the second time you have put up a graph that you clearly don't understand. If you did you would not have posted it. Again you are an idiot.



GTFO "I don't blindly vote for any party". You voted for Romney and McCain and Bush and probably Bob Dole too. You may not want to call yourself a Republican (and I can understand why) but you are one. If you vote Republican most of the time, then you're a Republican. No way did you vote for Kerry in 04. You didn't give a shit about the debt back then and you know it. You don't like Obama and wanted to delegitimize him from day one, considering your support for "Trumpy" and wanting to believe that nonsense about his Hawaiian birth certificate being fake. That told me all I needed to know about you. Another one of those tea party dumbasses who supported the people that fucked up the country and now want to blame President Obama for it rather than admit their own culpability.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:40 PM

All kidding aside can I ask a serious question? Are you special?
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 12 July 2014 - 09:40 PM, said:

All kidding aside can I ask a serious question? Are you special?



I'm about as special as you are delusional.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

I ask that because you seem to have a hard time staying with topics and seeing depths in situations. It seems you take everything for face value and can't see the whole story.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 12 July 2014 - 10:17 PM, said:

I ask that because you seem to have a hard time staying with topics and seeing depths in situations. It seems you take everything for face value and can't see the whole story.



What difference does it make what I say? You're too far in the Breitbart woods to understand logic and reason anyway. If President Obama said that the sun is hot you'd just say he was a liar and that he was born in Kenya. I mean I can't have discussion with you when you only hear what you want to hear. So now like with the other resident birther on this board (gmany), I just have to f*** with you for my own amusement. You voted for Bush in 04 and all your "the sky is falling" talk now about the debt is disingenuous.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

View PostMr_Jet, on 12 July 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

What difference does it make what I say? You're too far in the Breitbart woods to understand logic and reason anyway. If President Obama said that the sun is hot you'd just say he was a liar and that he was born in Kenya. I mean I can't have discussion with you when you only hear what you want to hear. So now like with the other resident birther on this board (gmany), I just have to f*** with you for my own amusement. You voted for Bush in 04 and all your "the sky is falling" talk now about the debt is disingenuous.

The difference between you and me is that I use facts to form my opinion. For whatever reason you seem to have it in your feeble little brain that I am some Tea Party nut. I am about as independent as they come. I use use something you clearly do not have to make decisions. An IQ. When I lay out facts you dismiss them since they don't support your crazy liberal opinions. Many of these facts you just don't have the brain power to comprehend. Like the national debt issues or even something as simple as the ACA debt issues. You have no idea of what all tat means so you try to switch topics or go into other areas. I feel you do this because you would rather not get into facts because you know deep down I am right. Again I am sorry your life sucks. You really should take some basic economy classes if you want to understand it better. If you did this your opinion may change when you understand all the possible issues that come with debts whether it be national or whatever. This plan we are stuck with could bankrupt this nation.
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:13 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 13 July 2014 - 07:12 PM, said:

The difference between you and me is that I use facts to form my opinion. For whatever reason you seem to have it in your feeble little brain that I am some Tea Party nut.



You are one of those tea party nutjobs because you wanted to and still do want to believe that crap about his birth certificate being fake. You wouldn't even know what the facts were about the ACA if they bit you on your ass. You just spew a bunch of bullshit you pick up from conservative "news" outlets with a bunch "buy gold" advertisements. Any time I've tried to give the facts about things from reputable news outlets you just stick your head in the ground and say stupid shit like "you can't believe the media because they only want to make money". :rolleyes: No the truth is you just don't want to know what the facts are because you only want to hear shit that reinforces your already held beliefs.

The CBO's own projections have said the ACA will reduce federal deficits. Now it doesn't surprise me that your little birther Obama-hating brain doesn't know that, since Newsmax.com or where ever you get your "facts" from would never report something like that. You try to lecture me about things like the national debt when you don't even know (or fully understand) what you're talking about. That's why you sound so ignorant. You're blind hate for all things Barack Obama keeps you from living in reality. Part of me can not wait for President Obama to leave office. Then people like you will finally STFU and stop acting like little pricks. Though that will be hard for some of you since some of you were pricks long before Obama became the President.
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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


View Postazjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:

There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

Sometimes the truth can be funny too.



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View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


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There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

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Obamacare Myths
Falsehoods about the Affordable Care Act are still swirling -- and the intensity of the claims is rising as the exchanges are set to launch.
Posted on September 16, 2013
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Summary

We’ve been batting down bogus claims about the Affordable Care Act for years, since 2009, when legislation was still in the debate stage. But they’ve been increasing in intensity in recent months as we approach Oct. 1, the date the insurance exchanges will be open for business for those buying their own insurance, mainly with the help of federal subsidies.
So, more than three years after our last health-care-whoppers piece (published just before the law was signed in 2010), we’re giving readers a rundown of the top claims.
Some have been around for years, and others are relatively new. Most touch on three topics: jobs, premium costs and medical care. For instance:
Republicans have made the overblown claim that the law is a job-killer, but experts predict a small impact on mainly low-wage jobs. The Republican National Committee says 8.2 million part-timers can’t find full-time work “partly” due to the law. That’s the total number of part-time workers who want full-time jobs, and there’s no evidence from official jobs figures that the law has had an impact.
Proponents say premiums will go down, while opponents say they’ll go up. In general, employer plans won’t be affected much, and a price change for individuals seeking their own insurance will vary from person to person. Obama claimed that all of the uninsured would see lower premiums than what they could get now (before accounting for federal subsidies), but that’s not the case.
Critics continue to make scary claims about the government coming between you and your doctor, but the law doesn’t set up a government-run system. If anything, the law comes between you and your insurance company, forbidding them from capping your coverage or charging you more based on health status. Meanwhile, Obama can’t promise you can keep your plan. Employers are free to switch coverage, just as they were before.
And there’s more. Since 2010, we’ve been debunking the persistent claim that members of Congress are somehow exempt from the law. They’re not. The administration’s recent decision to give exchanges leeway in how they verify suspect applications for subsidies sparked the false claim that Americans can list what they’d like for their incomes and won’t face verification.
Beyond these more reasonable topics, we’ve seen our share of far-fetched viral messages about microchips being implanted in patients and forced home inspections by the government. Rest assured. Neither is true.
Analysis

The law is long, complicated and still being implemented. Many of the claims we’ve seen — and expect to see for some time to come — center on the impact on employers (or employees), premium rates and medical decisions.
Jobs
Claim: 8.2 million Americans can’t find full-time work partly due to Obamacare.
FactCheck.org says: False.
This assertion from the Republican National Committee echoes others conservative claims that the law is hindering part-timers from finding full-time jobs. But the RNC’s 8.2 million figure was the total number in June of part-time workers in the U.S. seeking full-time work — what the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls “part-time for economic reasons” — and there’s no evidence from BLS numbers that the law has had an impact on such workers. There were more in this “part-time for economic reasons” category in March 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law (9.1 million). The latest figure, from August, is 7.9 million.
stressThe law requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide insurance or pay a fine. (This provision was delayed until 2015.) Full-time is defined as 30 hours per week. These details have fueled Republican claims that the law will cause — or is causing — employers to reduce their employees’ hours to get under the 30-hour/50-employee thresholds. It’s certainly possible that some employers will try to get by with fewer workers, or fewer worker-hours. And some among millions of part-timers seeking full-time work may have had their hours cut. But we can’t say how many that would be, and neither can the RNC.
To be sure, there have been plenty of news reports of employers, particularly those, like retail stores or restaurants, with low-wage employees, saying they’re concerned and uncertain about the impact of the law, and they might cut hours or workers on their payrolls. We can’t predict what companies might do once the employer requirements take effect.
While the BLS numbers don’t show an impact on part-time workers seeking full-time work, there is some anecdotal evidence of employers cutting the hours of part-time workers to get or keep them under a 30-hour-a-week limit. The Washington Post, for instance, wrote about the state of Virginia implementing such a cap on the hours of part-timers, like adjunct faculty at Northern Virginia Community College. And other colleges have instituted such limits, according to press reports. These employers have not indicated in the news reports whether they would be hiring additional workers, or increasing the hours of others, to fill in the gaps.
“ObamaCare by the Numbers,” Aug. 2

Claim: The law is a job-killer.
FactCheck.org says: Overblown.
It’s true nonpartisan economic analyses have estimated a “small” loss of mainly low-wage jobs because of the law. But as one expert told us, there hasn’t been much analysis of this impact of the law because, he believes, economists think the impact will be minimal. Still, Republicans have continued to push the idea that the law will have a significant effect on jobs.obamacarejobsatrisk
This claim made our “Whoppers of 2011” list, and it has continued to be pushed in various forms — with the latest being the claims about part-time work. Mainly, the “job-killer” claims severely distort a 2010 nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report that said the law would have a “small” impact on jobs. And that’s mainly from workers choosing to work less. For instance, some might work fewer hours if they receive subsidies to help them buy insurance, or those close to retirement may retire early, with some reassurance that they can buy insurance on their own.
The CBO report said this decrease in the amount of labor in the economy would amount to one-half of 1 percent, which Republicans quickly translated into a loss of actual jobs. But, as we said, CBO clearly explained this would come about “primarily by reducing the amount of labor that workers choose to supply.”
CBO did say, however, that the employer requirements to provide insurance or pay a fine “will probably cause some employers to respond by hiring fewer low-wage workers.” But they may hire more part-time or seasonal workers instead. CBO hasn’t put a number on these jobs.
Other experts we’ve consulted have predicted a minimal impact. The Lewin Group, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group that operates independently of the company, estimated a 150,000 to 300,000 job loss of minimum wage or near minimum wage positions. Not included is an unknown increase in jobs in health care and insurance. Altogether, Lewin’s then-senior vice president told us there would be a “small net job loss.”
In July, claims about the law killing jobs took the form of a “mis-tweet” from several congressional Republicans, who wrongly tweeted “74% of small businesses will fire workers, cut hours under #Obamacare.” But the online, opt-in survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which opposes the law, found no more than 13 percent of the small businesses that responded said that. During the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney cited an earlier survey from the group to bolster his claims.
“GOP Mistweets #Obamacare Survey Results,” July 25
“Romney, Obama Uphold Health Care Falsehoods,” June 28, 2012
“GOP’s ‘Job-Killing’ Whopper, Again,” Feb. 21, 2012
“The Whoppers of 2011,” Dec. 20, 2011

Premiums
Claim: Premiums are going up because of the law. Premiums are going down because of the law.
FactCheck.org says: It depends.
Politicians have been making these claims since before the law was passed — it was the first item on our list of whoppers back in 2010. Both sides have a penchant for misrepresenting studies on the matter to support their point. Our short answer — “it depends” — may be unsatisfactory to readers, but whether you’ll pay more or less than you would have without the law depends on your circumstances.
Are you uninsured and have a preexisting condition? You’ll likely pay less than you would have otherwise. Are you uninsured but young and healthy? You’ll likely pay more (without accounting for any subsidies you may receive). Are you insured through your employer? You likely won’t see much change either way. trendchart2
Let’s start with employer-sponsored insurance. Employer-sponsored premiums did go up slightly due to the law from 2010 to 2011 (a 1 percent to 3 percent increase, according to experts), because of added benefits, such as coverage for dependents up to age 26, free preventive care and an increase in caps on coverage. Overall, premiums for family plans jumped 9 percent that year, with the bulk of that due to higher medical costs, not, as critics claimed, the health care law. Since then, premium growth has been 4 percent on average for 2012 and 2013, modest growth rates historically.
Note that premiums have been going up for years and will continue to do so — with or without the health care law. When Democrats make claims about premiums going down, they’re talking about premiums growing at a lower rate than they would have otherwise.
The growth in national health spending (that’s spending from the government, businesses and individuals) from 2009 to 2011 also has been at around 4 percent, the lowest level since such spending was first measured in 1960. President Obama has boasted that the ACA has helped make this happen. It could be playing some role, with an emphasis on new payment models, but experts say the cause is mainly the down economy. A Kaiser Family Foundation study said the economy was responsible for 77 percent of the slow growth rate, and that rate is expected to pick up as the economy recovers.
Now, the big question mark is for those who buy their own insurance. We’ll know more in October, when the state and federal exchanges have published rates and are accepting applications. But even then, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to make generalizations. Some folks will pay more, some will pay less, than what they would have otherwise. Many who had purchased on the individual market in the past will get more generous benefits — which will be good news for some and irrelevant to others. And the vast majority buying their own exchange plans — 80 percent, according to the CBO — will receive subsidies that bring their total out-of-pocket costs down.
These plans sold to individuals can no longer charge more based on health status or gender, but they can vary premiums based on geography, age and tobacco use. Republicans have warned of a “rate shock” in this market, with the young and healthy being subject to higher premiums if the market is flooded with older and less healthy policyholders. A RAND study, published in August and sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, estimated there would be “no widespread trend toward sharply higher prices in the individual market,” in the words of the lead author. But rates would likely vary from state to state.
The research group looked at 10 states and the U.S. overall, estimating no premium change for the U.S. at large and five states, a decline in two states, and an increase up to 43 percent in three states, not accounting for tax credits. The study, which held age, tobacco use and actuarial value (level of coverage) constant in comparisons, said average out-of-pocket costs would be unchanged or decline for all states once tax credits are factored in.
But that’s one estimate from an economic model, with noted “limitations.” Says the RAND study: “Current data on nongroup premiums are limited, and there are many uncertainties about how individuals and insurers will respond to the complex policy changes introduced by the Affordable Care Act.” It cautions against “sweeping statements” about the impact on premiums, since rates will differ based on individual circumstances.
That brings us back to our short answer: It depends.
“False Assumptions on the Health Care Law,” July 11
“Obama Overhypes Health Savings,” July 19
“Health Insurance Premium Spin,” April 5
” ‘Obamacare’ to cost $20,000 a Family?” March 1

Claim: All of the uninsured will pay less on the exchanges than they could now on the individual market, even without federal subsidies.
FactCheck.org says: False.
President Obama made this claim at an Aug. 9 press conference, saying that beginning Oct. 1, the 15 percent of the population that’s uninsured would be able to “sign up for affordable quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now on the individual market.” Obama went on to emphasize that that was before including federal subsidies. “And if even with lower premiums they still can’t afford it, we’re going to be able to provide them with a tax credit to help them buy it,” he added.
But even Obama’s secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius, has acknowledged that young persons would likely pay more and older Americans would likely pay less on the insurance exchanges. As we explained, the reason is that the ACA changes how insurance companies can price these policies on the individual market — it forbids insurance companies from charging more for persons with preexisting conditions or based on gender, and limits them to charging older policyholders no more than three times what they charge to younger policyholders. Premiums can also vary based on geography and smoking — but smokers can only be charged 1.5 times the rate for nonsmokers.
There won’t be any super-cheap plans for the young and healthy, nor sky-high premiums for older folks or those with health conditions. (High-deductible catastrophic plans, however, will be available to those under 30, or older Americans with hardship exemptions. They can be purchased only without federal subsidies.) Some on the exchanges will pay less; some will pay more than what they could get now. Economist Jonathan Gruber of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was a paid adviser to both the Obama administration and then-Gov. Mitt Romney’s administration on health care plans. Gruber told us a “small share” of the uninsured would pay higher premiums on the exchanges. “The president is right for the average uninsured person, but not for all uninsured people,” he said.
That’s before subsidies, of course. Only 10 percent of the uninsured earn too much to qualify for federal subsidies on the exchanges, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report. But Obama claimed they’d pay less even without the federal help.
“Obama Overpromises on Premiums,” Aug. 13

Claim: 8.5 million Americans will receive rebates this year averaging about $100 each because of the health care law.
FactCheck.org says: Misleading.
President Obama has stretched the facts in making this boast about the law’s impact. The rebates are real, but most of them will go to companies offering insurance to their workers. Only those who buy their own insurance will get a rebate check directly. And the $100 is an average per family, not per person.
cashbackThe law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health costs — as opposed to spending on administration and marketing, and, of course, profit. If companies don’t meet the 80/20 ratio, they have to issue a rebate to consumers. Large group plans have to meet an 85/15 ratio. In 2012 and again in 2013 rebates were sent out, but Obama has pitched this as Americans receiving checks in the mail. This year, in a July 18 speech, he talked about “millions of Americans” opening letters from their insurers and being “pleasantly surprised with a check. In 2012, 13 million rebates went out, in all 50 states. Another 8.5 [million] rebates are being sent out this summer, averaging around 100 bucks each.”
But most of the money went directly to employers who provided the policies to their workers. Of the 8.5 million benefiting from this provision in 2013, 2.7 million are on the individual market, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, meaning the rebate would go directly to them. In 2012, 4 million of the 13 million benefiting were on the individual market. Those with employer plans could still see a benefit, as savings are passed along in some way to them. But, as the Department of Labor, which spells out in its guidance on the matter, says, employers who pay part of the premium are entitled to part of the rebate.
“Obama Overhypes Health Savings,” July 19
“Romney, Obama Uphold Health Care Falsehoods,” June 28, 2012

Medical Care

Claim: You won’t be able to choose your own doctor.
Claim: The government will be between you and your doctor.
FactCheck.org says: False.
These claims are variations on the fear that the government will be taking over health care — choosing your doctor, telling him or her what treatment to administer, etc. But the law doesn’t create a government-run system, as we’ve said many times. It actually greatly expands business for private insurance, by about 12 million new customers, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. And individuals will choose their own doctors, just as they do now.
These type of fear-mongering claims appear to have quieted a bit in 2013 — along with the more extreme death-panel-type hysteria — but they’re still percolating. A TV ad this summer from the conservative Americans for Prosperity featured a mom named Julie, gently asking, “If we can’t pick our own doctor, how do I know my family’s going to get the care they need?” And: “Can I really trust the folks in Washington with my family’s health care?”
docpatientIt turns out, Julie doesn’t really mean that she might not be able to select her doctor herself. Part of the group’s support for the claim is the small net decline, as estimated by the CBO, in those who get insurance through their employer, a drop of 7 million people by 2018. (A total of 158 million are expected to have employer-sponsored coverage that year.) The CBO has said that those losing coverage would mainly be low-wage workers who could get subsidies to buy insurance on the exchanges. And, certainly, there’s a chance the doctor a worker had been seeing won’t be in the network of providers on a new plan. Some exchange policies could keep prices low by limiting those networks. But no one will choose policyholders’ doctors for them. They simply won’t be guaranteed that a new plan would have the same network of doctors, just as there’s no guarantee of that now (more on this in a minute).
As for the government-coming-between-you-and-your-doctor claim, the law’s regulatory provisions are more like putting the government between you and your insurance company — and in a way that brings added benefits to consumers. The law says insurers can’t have caps on coverage, turn down customers based on preexisting conditions (or charge them more), and can’t spend more than 15 percent or 20 percent on non-medical-related costs (see Obama’s rebate claim above).
Republicans also have attacked the Independent Payment Advisory Board as some kind of rationing board. But the IPAB — which is made up of medical professionals, health care experts, economists and consumer representatives — is charged with slowing the rate of growth of Medicare spending, and limited in how it can go about doing that. The law says the board’s proposals “shall not include any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or Medicare beneficiary premiums … increase Medicare beneficiary cost sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance, and co-payments), or otherwise restrict benefits or modify eligibility criteria.”
“False Assumptions on the Health Care Law,” July 11
“Romney, Obama Uphold Health Care Falsehoods,” June 28, 2012
“Romney’s ‘Gross’ Exaggeration on ‘Obamacare,’ “May 10, 2012

Claim: If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
FactCheck.org: Misleading.
Obama has repeatedly made this claim, and the White House continues to use the line on its website. The law doesn’t force Americans to pick new plans or new doctors, but the president simply can’t make this promise to everyone. There’s no guarantee that your employer won’t switch plans, just as companies could have done before the law. And if you switch jobs, your new work-based coverage might not have your doctor as an in-network provider, either.
As we mentioned above, some employees won’t have an offer of insurance and will look for a new plan on the exchanges. Some small businesses could drop their current plans and join the exchanges, too. Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s, for instance, announced that it will direct its part-time workers (less than 30 hours per week) to the exchanges for health coverage and provide them with $500 to help purchase it, as of Jan. 1, 2014. The company, which has provided coverage to such workers, said “many crew members should be able to obtain health care coverage at very little, if any, net cost.”
“Romney, Obama Uphold Health Care Falsehoods,” June 28, 2012

And There’s More …
Claim: Those applying for federal subsidies can lie about their income without facing verification.
FactCheck.org says: False.
The Obama administration gave the insurance exchanges some leeway in how they verify income eligibility for federal subsidies in the first year. That prompted Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt to claim that the administration had “waived the income verification requirement” and that applicants can “say what you think your income’s going to be with no way to verify that.” Not true. The exchanges will compare applications with federal information — such as previous tax returns — and ask for additional information if the person has no previous tax filings.
Here’s where the administration’s new rule comes in: For applications in which stated income is more than 10 percent below what’s listed in government data, current income information isn’t available, and the additional information from the applicants is insufficient, a sample of those applications will face further requirements in 2014. Initially, all of these suspect applications were to face more scrutiny, but the exchanges will only have to verify a sample for the first year of operation.
So, if you’re the gambling type, you do have better odds of lying about your income and still getting a subsidy. At least for a while. But all income claims will be checked against 2014 tax filings, and the IRS can recoup at least some of the money. There are also IRS perjury penalties, and civil monetary penalties spelled out in the Affordable Care Act for providing fraudulent information.
“Blunt Wrong on Income Verification,” July 15

Claim: Congress is exempt from the law.
FactCheck.org says: False.
Several versions of this claim have been circulating since before the Affordable Care Act was passed. But no matter how many different ways the critics spin it, Congress isn’t exempt from the law. In fact, members and their staffs face additional requirements that other Americans don’t. Beginning in 2014, they can no longer get insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, as they and other federal employees have done. Instead, they are required to get insurance through the insurance exchanges. capitoldome
This “exempt” nonsense first percolated before that provision was added to the law through a Republican amendment. Before the amendment, the legislation said that Congress — as well as federal employees, employees of large companies, and those who get insurance through Medicare or Medicaid — wouldn’t be eligible for the exchanges, which were created by the law for those buying their own insurance and small businesses. But that certainly didn’t make Congress “exempt” — lawmakers were treated like any other worker with employer-provided health insurance. They were required to have coverage or face a penalty.
The claim has persisted even after the provision requiring Congress to get insurance from the exchanges became part of the final law. Fast forward to spring 2013, and the assertion surfaced again when there was concern among lawmakers that the transition to exchange plans — particularly the transfer of the federal contribution toward premiums — wouldn’t go very smoothly. Politico published a piece on April 24 on lawmakers talking about changing the exchange requirement because of this. The headline on the story: “Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption.”
On Aug. 7, the Office of Personnel Management, which administers the FEHB Program, issued a proposed rule saying that the federal government could continue to make contributions toward the premiums of lawmakers and their staffs on the exchanges. The federal government has long made such premium contributions, as other employers do for their employees. OPM said the contribution couldn’t be more than what it is under the FEHB Program. That ruling, perhaps predictably, sparked new — and still bogus — claims from Republicans of Congress being “exempt” from the law.
“Congress Exempt from Health Bill?” Jan. 20, 2010
“Congress and an Exemption from ‘Obamacare’?” May 3, 2013
“No ‘Special Subsidy’ for Congress,” Aug. 30, 2013

We’re happy to report that one of the most paranoid claims about the law — that all patients would be implanted with microchips — appears to have died off, judging by the viral emails our readers send to us. But the law isn’t immune from new government-conspiracy-type claims. One of the latest is that the law includes forced home inspections. That wild distortion actually refers to grants for voluntary state home-visiting programs to help expectant and new parents. Forty-six states had such programs in fiscal 2010.
– by Lori Robertson

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