Health care plan ruinous

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To get “affordable health care” passed, President Obama and the Democrats likely blackmailed and bought the last votes from the few Democrats who knew it was a bad idea. Now you are about to see health care that is not affordable and is going to wreck the budgets of virtually every American family.

Example: If you decide not to carry insurance you will have to pay a $95 penalty if you are single and $285 for a family, and you will have no insurance in 2014. In 2015 those penalties will increase to $325 if you are single and $975 for your family, and you still will have no insurance!

And it continues to go up every year. In 2016 it will be $695 if you are single and $2,085 for a family.

Read the article in the Sept. 29 Augusta Chronicle (“Are you covered?”). Look at the examples and imagine what your costs would be if you took the median-priced “silver” plan that pays 70 percent of your cost. I compared it to a week I spent at a local hospital in 2009 that cost more than $300,000. I had excellent coverage with my private health care plan, and my share of the bill was slightly over $6,000. If you get a $300,000 hospital bill under the silver “affordable” health care plan, you would own $90,000!

I was lied to. I can’t keep my plan. You can bet I’m voting to get rid of every Democrat I can in 2014 and 2016.

Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not even talk to the Republicans about modifying the Affordable Care Act, so please wake up and realize it is the Democrats who are responsible for this abomination of our health care and any government shutdown.

So please, let’s call it what it really is: the Democrat Health Care Plan. Remember that when you vote!

Richard T. Banks

Augusta

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t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 03:15 pm
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CBBP @ 2:29

"If our Healthcare is so far behind Europe and Canada, then explain to me why so many Europeans and Canadians are coming to the United States for it? How about in all the other socialized nations, why are they coming here for our, in your opinion, substandard healthcare?"

I don't argue that our health care IS GREAT! It should be great considering HOW MUCH MONEY it costs! The COST FACTOR is what ALL of this is about! Even more to the point IS THE FAIRNESS issue. We have such a "lop-sided" system that it is laughable!! Tens of millions with great health insurance. Tens of millions on THE FREE-BEE plan of Medicaid. AND THE poor unfortunates who, up to now, have been tax payers that have fallen through the cracks!! These people FINALLY deserve the help they have needed for decades.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 03:29 pm
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Bizkit @ 2"55

"I wanted to know how it works so I could really fix it rather than "treat" it. Life isn't about money or fame. Even if I had discovered a cure for cancer I wouldn't have done it for money or fame nor wanted to benefit from it"

I know you are being for real. AND I agree that there are researchers and drs. who do really care about the patient first! BUT, considering the very big difference between The US health care costs and the rest of the world, I believe you and just a few others are only in it for doing good as opposed to making lots of money!!

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Darby 10/01/13 - 03:40 pm
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"free government handout"? I thought Republicans were saying it

would bee (sic) so expensive. Republicans need to stick to one story."

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It is free to the tax eating parasites. For everyone else, you will pay out the wazzoo!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 10/01/13 - 03:41 pm
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T3--why do canadians that

T3--why do canadians that need major health care come to USA for medical ...why?? t3 --my favorite story concerning canadian medical care is that in certain rural areas in canada its a 10 month waiting period to see a doctor for a delivery.....true story

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harley_52 10/01/13 - 03:44 pm
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A Great Letter...

..by Mr. Banks.

He's right about everything he says.

Of course there are some who disagree. Part of them are people who have blind faith in any Democrat President. Part of them are paid (or volunteer) Democrat party operatives who are out to trick people into believing Obamacare is something that it isn't. And part of them are ultra left-wing ideologues who are in total agreement with Obama that Capitalism is bad, that America, as we know it, needs to be destroyed and reborn as a Communist "utopia" with the Democrat elite in power.

They can only survive by putting lipstick on the pig for so long. The public will soon discover what a horror Obamacare really is and we can only hope they'll not forget it when the next couple of elections come around.

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Bizkit 10/01/13 - 03:46 pm
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Jack toot, toot, toot Obama

Jack toot, toot, toot Obama didn't write the ACA cause Congress did-rather bureaucrats wrote it. All the Obamacare rhetoric is just to politicize the issue like they always do. Calling each other extortionist, bullies, jihadist, anarchist, etc. In the great American tradition of political rhetoric, but I sure would like to watch them jump up and beat the crap outta each other like Asian govts often do at times. Just to make it more fun to watch like Hockey. LOL

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 10/01/13 - 03:54 pm
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part of the cost of our

part of the cost of our medical is all the tremodous strides we have made...in life saving systems and medicence there is no equal..all the RnD our companies spend money on...10 months waiting for a mri in canada...my sports dr. has one in his office..we do dozens of test to protect the drs. from being sued...there is just NO comparison in our care to OTHERS,***** just in technology , whats the cost?? compare our training and medical schools our drs. have to go thru......T3-3RD TIME do you have a problem with athletes and movie stars making millions a year???? or just drs???

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Bizkit 10/01/13 - 03:58 pm
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Oh I see Tbledsoe because

Oh I see Tbledsoe because health care costs are high physicians are responsible and greedy. So by that logic then because blacks have such a preponderance in our prison system then "most" blacks must be crooked and dishonest. That is your logic. We have too many specialist who make that average 350K compared to generalist who make 176K because people don't go generalist and wait till they have major health issues and need a specialist-its an american health culture issue too. Do you go for yearly check ups, watch your weight, exercise, and eat a healthy diet?

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chascushman 10/01/13 - 03:58 pm
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wealth envy is pretty sad is it not.
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"If children do good in school, study hard, go to college for 8+ years, go through the rigors of residency, work around the clock, possibly have several hundred thousand dollars in education debt, pay several thousand dollars in malpractice insurance, etc. to become good physicians, they shouldn't be allowed to enjoy the fruits of their labors and earn what you're describing as an "unnecessary salary".
Gotcha."
red head, wealth envy is pretty sad is it not.

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nofanofobama 10/01/13 - 04:01 pm
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t3--i dont get your fairness

t3--i dont get your fairness ...so a dude making 45 to 50 dollars an hour including benies on an car assembly line should make close or the same as a doctor..or a dude sitting on his behind on the public dole should have free care from a dr who spent nealy a decade and thousands acquiring life saving knowledge for free..thats fair???????????

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Bizkit 10/01/13 - 04:11 pm
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Wealth envy is sad? It is

Wealth envy is sad? It is like some poor schmuck who watches a porno movie and gets #$%% envy. Good manners prevents me from mentioning anything vulgar or in any way make reference to a phallus. Nor make reference to Johnson, Richard Nixon you know Tricky Dick, or any other childish reference. Because that is bad.

KSL
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KSL 10/01/13 - 04:14 pm
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Biz

You are on a roll today.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 10/01/13 - 04:26 pm
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Well we know how patriotic it

Well we know how patriotic it is for the wealthy to pay more with a progressive tax code and carry a greater burden. But now with health care we will have "age-health redistribution" as our youth will be asked to pay proportionally higher health care costs to offset the unhealthy aged. So now our youths and OWS who supported Obama will be asked for their "fair share" and I know they will all line up and sign up immediately so Obama's health care plan will work-because without them it cannot work. I just want to pre-emptively thank all our youth for paying higher premiums, sacrificing, and signing up for Obamacare to help offset us senior citizen. In fact i know y'all are so patriotic that you will be willing to ask insurance companies for increases in your costs so that you can really be altruistic to help a bunch of old folks. Man that would really be patriotic and a great role model and inspiration for the 1%. Lead by example.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 10/01/13 - 04:19 pm
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Hey KSL, Yep I'm full of it

Hey KSL, Yep I'm full of it today. hee,hee,hee.

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Red Headed Step Child 10/01/13 - 04:43 pm
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@chacushman

Yep. I don't understand those that disparage people who have worked hard to get what they have.

chascushman
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chascushman 10/01/13 - 05:21 pm
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'Yep. I don't understand
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'Yep. I don't understand those that disparage people who have worked hard to get what they have.'
red head, many of those 'disparage people' are not smart enough but most of them want success handed to them with very little effort on their part. Liberals are always the victims.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 10/01/13 - 05:21 pm
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Well what Obamacare is about

Well what Obamacare is about is subsidies. Getting a population hooked on subsidies for their healthcare so they can use it for political support-basically buying votes with tax payer dollars.

KSL
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KSL 10/01/13 - 05:26 pm
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I don't understand why

I don't understand why bledsoe thinks Obamacare is so great when the people signing up can claim they qualify for subsidies, but there is no substantial verification. Think of all the cheating that is going to occur.

KSL
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KSL 10/01/13 - 05:30 pm
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Carcraft

Thanks for the extensive information on that wonderful Cuban healthcare.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 05:45 pm
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harley_52 @ 3:44

"They can only survive by putting lipstick on the pig for so long"

Let me guess, Sarah Palin. Isn't she the reason McCain didn't win the presidency??

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 05:53 pm
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Bizkit @ 4:11

"Wealth envy is sad? It is like some poor schmuck who watches a porno movie and gets #$%% envy. Good manners prevents me from mentioning anything vulgar or in any way make reference to a phallus. Nor make reference to Johnson, Richard Nixon you know Tricky Dick, or any other childish reference. Because that is bad"

Other than the "wealth envy" thing I truly did "laugh out loud"!!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 06:01 pm
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Bizkit @ 4:26

"But now with health care we will have "age-health redistribution" as our youth will be asked to pay proportionally higher health care costs to offset the unhealthy aged"

KSL is right, "You are on a roll; today!!" However, I don't see the youth having to pay more, BECAUSE their premiums are significantly lower than older peoples' up until these people qualify for Medicare. Are you sure your math is correct associated with the difference in the premiums?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 06:04 pm
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chascushman @ 5:21

"red head, many of those 'disparage people' are not smart enough but most of them want success handed to them with very little effort on their part. Liberals are always the victims"

HEY, I am offended by that!! LOL

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 06:09 pm
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KSL @ 5:26

"I don't understand why bledsoe thinks Obamacare is so great when the people signing up can claim they qualify for subsidies, but there is no substantial verification. Think of all the cheating that is going to occur"

HEY, my ears were burning!! LOL Seriously, are there NO caring-for-people conservatives??!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 10/01/13 - 06:14 pm
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OK people

GREAT DAY of debating!! Only one person missing! Angela, I hope you can make it tomorrow.

KSL
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KSL 10/01/13 - 06:24 pm
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caring

I don't care for cheaters and deadbeats who won't get up off their buns to better themselves.

harley_52
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harley_52 10/01/13 - 06:27 pm
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" Isn't she the reason McCain didn't win the presidency??"

No.

McCain is the reason McCain didn't win the Presidency, I mean beyond voter fraud by the democrats.

KSL
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KSL 10/01/13 - 07:09 pm
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Another good come back.

Another good come back.

chascushman
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chascushman 10/01/13 - 07:12 pm
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"HEY, I am offended by that!!
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"HEY, I am offended by that!! LOL"
Bledsoe, which part?

carcraft
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carcraft 10/01/13 - 07:39 pm
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Uh! T3, young peoples health

Uh! T3, young peoples health insurance costs are going to INCREASE in Indiana, I believe, by 117%. You are simply wrong. In the same state Elderly insurance is going to increase by 70%.

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