If Obamacare must exist, this is the absolute minimum which should happen. The IRS managing the healthcare of the United States is a recipe for disaster, both on the broadest and most individual levels.
To this day there are people who believe that the president is opposed to “corporate interests.” Most of the people who think this have not spent much time at this site it’s probably safe to say.
The truth is, so long as a corporation agrees to play and to make the administration look good, Obama is happy to become that corporation’s best friend.
This is for the “bronze” plan.
Tell me who other than the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies benefit from Obamacare? The poorest Americans were covered under Medicaid. Most other people were covered under their employers. The self-employed could buy fairly good plans for far less than $20,000 per year per family.
Maybe there’s a silver lining to Obamacare if more doctors follow the lead of this fellow in Maine. I pray that they do.
Dr. Michael Ciampi is able to charge half of what he used to charge for his services now that the red tape and general pain of dealing with deeply regulated insurance companies has been eliminated. He figures that the hassle is only going to get worse with Obamacare, so he has decided to go another route.
As we have said before the American people at the very least should insist on the removal of the IRS from Obamacare. That of course means a complete revamp (repeal?) of the program and very powerful interests ranging from the current administration to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries like Obamacare just the way it is. They after all wrote it.
Looks like under Obamacare many lower skilled workers will end up with “skinny” or “bandaid” health insurance plans which may cover a few doctors visits and some prescriptions but may leave the insured exposed to catastrophic loss. This is exactly what we don’t need.
Why are they so worried? It’s not like anyone would ignore the law.
I mean it’s not like freedom of speech is the law, or the right to bear arms, or freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, or due process, or equal protection, or the War Powers Act is the law. Wait…
Those things ARE the law and the Obama administration has chosen to ignore them. Well, what’s good for Prez is good for the people I suppose.
The IRS is the key enforcer, implementer, etc for Obamacare. This should have never been allowed to happen in the first place, but in the wake of the “enemies list” scandal the American people should insist on a total revamp of the program (at the very least) and the removal of the Internal Revenue Service as chief administrator.
It appears that someone has had an outbreak of honesty brought on by the prospect of not having to get re-elected.
Leadership in both Houses of Congress are getting together to make sure Obamacare doesn’t saddle their staffs with thousand of dollars in new healthcare costs. The congresspeople are not too keen on giving up their current plans either.
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The issue from our perspective is not immigration per se. Our beef is with the complexity of the bill which comes in at over 800 pages. (In the end it will likely be more.) It is reportedly chock full of goodies and loopholes written by lobbyists with various agendas. I know, who would have thought?
The further we go along the uglier a mess Obamacare seems to be. Yesterday we reported that Senator Baucus, a Democrat, fears that Obamacare constitutes an economic and bureaucratic “train wreck.” Now even the unions are turning on the law. Of course many unions got waivers from the law and so are not as concerned as the roofers.
Not only did we need to pass Obamacare to see what was in it, we now don’t even have a clue how it’s going to impact the economy.