01-06-2014 11:31 AM
Obamacare hurts young people & actually could result in fewer people having insurance: http://www.creators.com/opinion/**bleep**-morris/h
More proof of middle class being hurt by Obamacare:
01-06-2014 11:37 AM - edited 01-06-2014 11:42 AM
01-06-2014 12:15 PM
And you refuse to admit the simple truth that this is hurting more people than helping. I found lots & lots of sources, all saying the same thing. It's easy to find if you look for the truth. I can post them all day long, but if you won't believe these you won't believe them either! Huffington Post, NBC, CBS,...hardly right wing sources!
What about Cleveland Clinic? What about Vanderbilt? What about the other companies whose employees are in fact hurt? You can not deny it all. You can not disprove it. It IS happening, just as many of us knew it would!
Companies ARE cutting hours. They all blame Obamacare. You can deny it if you choose. It doesn't change the truth! They ARE cutting hours due to Obamacare, no other reason. These hard working people are being hurt by Obamacare. Multiple companies are laying off people and citing Obamacare as the reason. Why do you try to deny that this is happening? Do you defend this President no matter what? Do you ever admit that he has made a mistake? I'm guessing not!
You all questioned my post, even basically called me a liar. I gave you sources to prove that what I am telling you is the truth. You can believe it, or choose to bury your head in the sand. It won't change anything, and soon enough your own health care will suffer, just as many of us already are!
01-06-2014 12:36 PM
More facts (since they are so easy to find!):
According to the Congressional Budget Office, 76% of those who stand to be slapped with the penalty (the Supreme Court calls it a tax) for not carrying insurance are those earning less than $120,000. The penalty for the average American family is $4,700 a year in new taxes.
Other new Obamacare taxes will hit drug companies (totaling $27 billion), and medical device makers ($20 billion), as well as enforce new reporting requirements and regulations on physicians.
But these stipulations could make access to health care and services more costly and difficult for seniors.
About six million people nationwide will most likely lose their Medicaid eligibility because their states will not join the Medicaid expansion.
Roughly half would be able to obtain private insurance, leaving the other half without coverage, the CBO reports.
The $8 billion “Obamacare” fee on insurers will increase Americans’ premiums by $10.6 billion in its first year, estimates Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office .
In 2014, people earning between $10,000 and $30,000 will pay almost $2.8 billion in higher health insurance premiums. People earning between $30,000 and $50,000 will pay $2.2 billion. (This does not include the proposed government subsidy.) People earning from $75,000 to $100,000 will pay less than $1.5 billion, and the numbers only go down from there.
Indiana schools and families:
Fort Wayne Community Schools is trimming the hours of more than 600 part-time teaching aides and cafeteria workers in anticipation of a projected budget shortfall and to satisfy the requirements of the federal health care law, a school official said.
Kathy Friend, chief financial officer for FWCS, said the school district is dropping 610 employees from 30 hours to 25 hours per week starting June 3, rather than provide them with health insurance as mandated by impending federal regulations. Offering all of the district's 840 part-time employees health insurance would have cost $10 million, a price the district cannot afford, she said.
Even labor leader Jimmy Hoffa Jr., usually a reliable supporter of President Obama, said ObamaCare will "destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class."
More news on middle class: http://healthblog.ncpa.org/obamacares-unfair-treat
More real people: http://www.app.com/article/20131023/NJOPINION02/31
01-06-2014 01:12 PM
One more point that I just can not let go! You say because I post how this is hurting so many people, the elderly, the young, the middle class, the working people....that I do not want everyone to have insurance? Really? Isn't that my whole point? I am pointing out just how many people are being hurt by it, and YOU refuse to accept that, but somehow I am the one who doesn't care? Seems to me that you are the one who keeps defending something that is hurting a lot of people, and leaving a lot of people worse off than they were before!
01-07-2014 09:21 AM
01-07-2014 09:51 AM - edited 01-07-2014 09:59 AM
You can argue I suppose that UPS employees are not hurt by this, because at least they do have access to another insurance. I'm assuming that they chose to use the insurance previously offered by UPS because it was better. One would assume if offered a choice between two companies that the best policy for that family would be chosen. So most of them probably are still able to have insurance (that is if they can afford the other policy). However, I'm certain many of them are negatively impacted by this, and I would guess that some of them can not afford the other option. They must have been negatively impacted, or it wouldn't have been such a big story. Often when a family has two options they are able to have more insurance, things like dental, vision, etc. So probably some of them lost these benefits as well. The point is they were negatively impacted.
Cleveland Clinic laid off people as a result of Obamacare. There is absolutely no argument there at all. They said that was the reason.
Vanderbilt said they were cutting costs, yes. Reimbursement is less with Obamacare, which they also said. That results in jobs lost. They were already needing to cut costs, and Obamacare was the nail in the coffin. It is happening everywhere. It is easy to verify if you want. Cleveland Clinic was very straightforward that this was the reason for their layoffs. Like I said before, I know for a fact that a local hospital has had meetings to try to figure out how they can survive Obamacare. It is happening with all hospitals. This bill is detrimental to them, to doctors, to pharmacies, and to all who make a living providing health care, period. Ask your doctor. Ask your pharmacist. Ask your specialist. Look for the truth, please.