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No, the Affordable Care Act will not destroy jobs. Yes, it will have glitches. Yes, they will be worked out. Yes, it actually will help small businesses by enabling employers to once again offer insurance plans to their employees as competition drives costs down. Yes, premiums may go up for those who already have private insurance, but those costs would have gone up regardless of the Affordable Care Act.

No, the Affordable Care Act does not violate freedom of religion. Yes, it gives women the freedom to sensibly manage their reproductive health. No, the Affordable Care Act is not a “government handout.” It is an insurance plan that will be charged based on one’s ability to pay for it. It will enable millions of hard-working Americans who have been priced out of the market by an unjust system to visit a doctor in a timely manner instead of waiting until they are dying and then showing up at an emergency room.

No, the Affordable Care Act is not “government-run health care,” as it puts corrupt, profit-seeking, private insurance and pharmaceutical corporations solidly in the driver’s seat. No, the Affordable Care Act is not a socialist plot to destroy the country, Mom, and apple pie. Yes, the Affordable Care Act is inherently conservative, modeled on a plan devised by the Heritage Foundation. Yes, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

Yes, a majority of Americans want the Affordable Care Act, contrary to the lies and distortions of the conservative media. Yes, billionaire radical conservatives, who would destroy the country, are actively funding hateful, lie-filled negative ad campaigns to scare and confuse the public and sabotage the Affordable Care Act.

Yes, the Affordable Care Act is seriously flawed, as it is not the single-payer system this nation desperately needs, and basically does nothing to control costs. However, the Affordable Care Act is a long-overdue, sane and rational first step in the right direction.

Joni Ellsworth

North Augusta, S.C.

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Darby
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Darby 10/04/13 - 10:10 pm
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The writer is clearly delusional.

Obamacare, (The un-Affordable Care Act) has about as much chance of success (without billions of wasted dollars) as a bottle rocket has of reaching the Moon.

Darby
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Darby 10/04/13 - 10:18 pm
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"I personally DON'T THINK socialized medicine would

hurt this country either!"

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Wow! Bledsoe thinks that a country based and thriving on free enterprise for almost 240 years would do just fine living under a socialist system.

I guess with that little problem resolved, I can rest and sleep well tonight.

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WalterBradfordCannon 10/05/13 - 05:30 am
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@Darby, each and every nation

@Darby, each and every nation with a nationalized single payer system achieves superior medical outcomes to the USA at 60% of the cost. It is a no-brainer that a single payer system would be both far more affordable and far more efficient use of our medical resources. For all the people claiming the Affordable Care Act will cost too much, how do you explain the FACT that total US medical costs have been declining, month over month, as a result of passing the ACA? To put this in perspective, the last national month-over-month decrease in health care costs occurred while Gerald Ford was president.

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carcraft 10/05/13 - 07:21 am
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Breast cancer patients have

Breast cancer patients have 50% higher mortality than in the US . Person who goes to our church was left in the hallway to die on Scotland. A doctor said "get back to America of you can". She was developing peritonitis from a perforation to her bowel from a diverticulitis . She. Barely made it home.

Darby
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Darby 10/05/13 - 11:55 am
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"For all the people claiming the Affordable Care Act will

cost too much, how do you explain the FACT that total US medical costs have been declining, month over month, as a result of passing the ACA?"

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Let me see..... I guess for starters, I'd begin to explain it by saying it's TOTAL HOGWASH. Costs HAVE NOT COME DOWN! If there were any way to justify such claptrap, it would scream at you from the front page of the NEW YORK TIMES, above the fold!

Just because some liberal loonies put it on the Internet or MSNBC does not make it so!

Even if (miracle of miracles) costs had come down, (again, they did not) wouldn't you ask yourself why, considering that the enrollment just began this week? And by the way, even that phase pretty much crashed and burned to the point that it's been suspended while "they" work out the glitches.

The OzBama fanatics say it crashed because it was so enthusiastically embraced by the American people. But then, the Nazis told us that Germany was attacked by little Poland in 1939 didn't they?

OzBamacare is a disaster, but a socialist dream come true. It's designed by and for the LPM's. (Leaches, parasites and moochers)

Somebody needs to get in touch with reality!

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chascushman 10/05/13 - 02:12 pm
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"Let me see..... I guess for
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"Let me see..... I guess for starters, I'd begin to explain it by saying it's TOTAL HOGWASH."
Darby, it is humorous how the left wing along with the media has brainwashed their uninformed followers.

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KasparHauser 10/05/13 - 05:05 pm
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Seems to me that the Republicans of my youth would have welcomed the challenge to show the US that they could make the Affordable Care Act into a truly Affordable Care Act by fixing the issues that crop up.

Seems to me the GOP of my youth would have welcomed the opportunity to apply their real business sense to once again prove to Americans that they were the true party of fiscal responsibility by making the act work, it being a law that was passed by majorities and then passed the hurdle of judicial review. They would have jumped at the chance to remove this cost from business and forge a truly mobile workforce, as opposed to just making jobs mobile by shipping them overseas.

Instead, we have a group of no-hopers screaming and kicking on the floor like a child throwing a temper tantrum in a store. We have a group of parasites who are willing to kick dedicated government workers in the face, as long as those workers aren't fellow members/ring knockers of the House of Representatives, that is.

Wake up, GOP; your base is dying off and medical care will become as expected a right as the Social Security programs you are too chicken to touch.

Darby
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Darby 10/07/13 - 11:05 pm
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Chascushman

"Darby, it is humorous how the left wing along with the media has brainwashed their uninformed followers."

Well, at first blush it does seem quaint and even a bit humorous. But then, if you think about what that portends for the future of this once great nation.... it becomes scary as Hades.

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