Affordable Care?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by babe, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. babe

    babe Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago, in the dead of night, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi strong-armed a bunch of stupid Senators and Congressmen to pass the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, without giving them time to read the nearly three thousand pages of text. Pelosi said that we have to pass it so we can find out what it is. Since then, thousands of bureaucrats have used their new power to write millions, yes millions of new regulations that are presumed to be authorized under the Obamacare open ended powers granted to them.


    Nobody knows what Obamacare is, yet.


    And we have been told by our Supreme Masters, the Supreme Court that imagines they have all the power in the universe because they are, in fact Supreme, that the Senators and Congressman who passed the law claiming it was not a new tax, were acting within their powers because they were just lying, and that it is "Constitutional" because, in fact, it is a tax.


    So this thread will deal with it in terms of whether it is actually "Affordable" or actually "care" of some kind, or whether it is George Orwell gone amok.


    Does anyone know what Obamacare is, yet?
     
  2. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    I do not know the ins and outs. No one does.

    However there are somethings int he bill I do like. Like no preexisting conditions. I also like that I can cover my kids till they are 26 or something like that. In my opinion if I am willing to pay the premium I should be able to add whoever I want.
     
  3. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Get over it already. You lost. Years from now when Obamacare is accepted as the law of the land without giving second thought, and universally seen as vital to the social and economic fabric of our country as, say, medicare and social security, you and your ilk will be seen in hindsight as the obstacles to social progress that you are. So, join your social conservative brethren as yet again, for the umpteenth time and for all other social and progressive reforms, you find yourself on the wrong side of history.
     
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  4. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    The sheer amount of egotistical, self righteous ******** in this post is absolutely fantastic. It must have taken years to get to this point. I admire a man with dedication. I am repping that bad ass piece of junk.
     
  5. JGolds

    JGolds Well-Known Member

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    lol. i loved his social progress garbage part the most lol.
     
  6. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    Oh gee, not the neg rep. Please no. Dear me. How can I go on???


    Like I give a crap. Neg rep away. I stand 100% by what I say. Social conservatives like Babe are consistently on the wrong side of history and social progress.
     
  7. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    This is a hard fail. Why you ask? Well, I didn't neg rep you, I pos repped you. But nothing you have posted in this thread has anything to do with facts or reality so why start now, right?
     
  8. jimmy eat jazz

    jimmy eat jazz Well-Known Member

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    And I was supposed to infer that you positive repped me from the content of your post?

    Not anything to do with reality?

    Ok, I’m curious, please tell me, just to take a few examples, which of the following progressive social/economic reforms social conservatives, as a group, supported:

    13th Amendment
    17th Amendment
    19th Amendment
    Civil Rights Act
    Social Security Act
    Voting Rights Act
    Anti-child labor laws
    Food labeling laws
    Anti-trust laws
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Fair Work Regulations
    Parental leave laws
    Anti-discrimination laws

    There’s plenty more examples.

    Social conservatives have fought every single progressive social/economic reform since the dawn of time. Babe is just one more in an endless stream of people fighting the march of progress and history.
     
  9. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    That right there is the problem. You are not supposed to infer or assume anything. You are actually supposed to find out what the hell you are talking about before you do reply.
     
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  10. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    Whether or not Obamacare is "universally seen as vital to the social and economic fabric of our country" remains to be seen. Being on the wrong side of history is not necessarily a bad thing. Case in point, the Social Security Act that you tout as a vital program. I would much rather keep my money and do what I want with it instead of loaning it to the government to fart around with until I retire.
     
  11. SaltyDawg

    SaltyDawg Well-Known Member

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    I got a nice refund from my insurance company because they spent too much on expenses other than medical care. I can't remember off the top of my head how much it was, but it was over $200.

    So if insurance companies are required to spend a certain amount of the premiums they collect on actual medical care, either medical care will improve, premiums will go down, or both.
     
  12. babe

    babe Well-Known Member

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    Third Party payers are generally a bad idea. Even Insurance Companies generally provide less care for the buck than a paying patient. A patient who has his own health and his own wallet on the line has a chance to do a little personal decision making, and if he asks relevant questions and can afford the time to study the issues, he will be a more efficient consumer. If anyone doesn't want to do that, I might just infer Darwin was right to begin with.

    So here's a case in point. Lady has cancer, and a very good doctor recommends doing a specific new type of imaging. It is explained well, and the health care professional wife and former medical researcher husband can readily see it is very much better than the alternatives.

    The insurance company is taking the decision into its own control, since they have the money to disburse. . . . . after collecting insurance premiums for decades with no payouts at all. . . . but even though this new scan is actually cheaper, they decide they can't permit it because they just don't know much about it yet.

    months later, after multiple scans with other technologies, repeated because of doubtful interpretations of inferior types of imaging, and spending about five times the money, it was only during surgery that biopsies revealed the actual fact that the scan first proposed would have indicated. . . .

    Fact is, Obamacare takes personal control of peoples own health away from them, even more than insurance companies have done, in huge swaths. . . . and there are no intrinsic limits to what can be instigated by bureaucratic decree downstream. It is the end of representative government in the most personal aspect of our lives.

    The things we have been told are generally untrue, and our support of it is universally uninformed.

    We have bought a pig in a poke. . . .
     
  13. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Oh **** my ambien is clickin in i dont eve know what part ot jazzfanz im in any more. i shoud go to be soon
     
  14. babe

    babe Well-Known Member

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    oh I love this. "history" is some mystical, godlike force for good that will vindicate the winners in any fight.

    human freedom has never been blessed by "history", and "America" was an aberration from the norm, which for a few years sustained a pretty good nation with more freedom and human rights and economic prosperity than any other place in time, history, or anywhere on the face of the earth.

    Yep. We are right on track with "history", heading into pretty much the same kind of life humans have elsewhere had for thousands of years. Poor little peasants trying to hide in haystacks or caves while the megalomaniacs drive their armies and/or Corporations back and forth across our fields. Hordes of petty bureaucrats swarming around to harass and annoy and generally dictate every detail of life, and take every loose coin and our crops and savings back to their luxurious mansions/castles/offshore banks. . . . .

    Yep. You won.
     
  15. Duck Rodgers

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    You don't think it's "progressive" to totally bankrupt a country in the name of big government/overloaded social programs and enter into receivership? You're a complete loon!

    And don't mind China right now. China is not really saying, "Your bonds aren't good enough." "Your word is not good enough." to the US government That's not why they are negotiating asset guarantees from the US government for their debt right now probably as I type this. That's not why they have been calling for Americans to turn in their guns in their propaganda outlets. It's not like they are calling their bonds in and coming after real American assets on US soil before their bonds as denominated in US dollars are completely worthless and don't want to meet an armed American resistance in process. Well, expect that they are doing exactly that. Reality bites.
     
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  16. SaltyDawg

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    I don't see how obamacare changes any of that.

    Yes, insurance companies are generally evil, and yes they take some control away from the patient. But that was the case before obamacare, it's not like obamacare made it that way.

    You are still free to come out of pocket and pay for things not covered by insurance just the same as you were before obamacare.

    I don't like obamacare either. But I'm against it from the left point of view. I want a single payer system, Medicare for all. And I think the medical plan the people in congress get shouldn't be reserved for a few elites. We should all get the same plan as the people in congress.

    And again, if you want something that isn't covered, you're always free to pay out of your own pocket for it. Most people can't afford to do that which is why having insurance is so important.
     
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  17. babe

    babe Well-Known Member

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    I have some literature under my elbow by some "left" leaning folks who are concerned about the specifics of Obamacare, while they would like you enthusiastically support general welfare concepts including making sure everyone gets the medical care they need.

    I'll get into that a little later. . . .
     
  18. franklin

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    Conservatives socialized healthcare for their huge families on the state level so **** them they get what they deserve.

    I seriously had to listen through a preacher at work bitch for 20 minutes about how homos would "game the system by getting married just to put Mr. Partner onto our healthcare roles and that ain't right. Meanwhile, Conservative Douchebag gamed seven kids onto the system and fully expects the rest of us to pay for them because some conservative ******** family blah blah it's not socialism evil socialism when it pertains to me Obama gunna socialize blah blah.

    It's here; deal with it. Might as well cast your vote for the most sensible outcome that most likely isn't this abortion of a bill waiting to happen (as they designed it to be).
     
  19. babe

    babe Well-Known Member

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    you should know better than to mistake me for a conservative. . . .whatever the hell that means.

    we haven't ever gotten to where we had a government I would really want to "conserve". Early Mormons and Early Christians by some inferences were devotees to a new world order where everyone's needs would be cared for. . . . but without needing some ******* government to get in the way of people doing what needs doing. . . . A form of socialism not mediated by gun-toting jackbooted thugs or revenue gestapo.

    I just recognize a fraud when I see one, and that's Obamacare.
     
  20. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    eh? Just ranting about co-worker preachers was all.
     

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