Employer Health Insurance Mandate Delayed Until 2015

By Mike Dorning and Alex Wayne | July 3, 2013
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  • July 3, 2013 at 9:56 am
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    It’s only fair if they are going to postpone the employer mandate that they postpone the individual mandate, as well.

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm
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      Here’s an idea…let’s REPEAL ALL OF OBAMACARE!! It really is a train wreck–just like the DEMOCRAT Max Baucus said!!

      • July 9, 2013 at 10:12 am
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        Patti Cake, With new revelations coming out each week about this disaster in the making, I am not sure the bill will have to be repealed. The Progressives are having a terrible time with the exchanges not being ready, putting off the mandates, cost overruns trying to figure out how to provide free healthcare to 20-30 million people, having carriers refuse to participate in the exchanges etc. One of the biggest lies was our fearless leader saying it wouldn’t add one dime to the deficit. Oops! It is already projected to cost more than double the original estimate and that may be on the light side.

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm
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      I think we have wide agreement with you on this Libby. I saw a related article this morning and the writer accidentally put in the delay year as 2105 instead of 2015. As far as we are concerned, they could delay it until 2105 and future generations can worry about it because we will be long gone.

      • July 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm
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        2105 would be about right for this wretched law to go into effect…i.e., never. LOL

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm
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      Libby,
      I agree with your statement. That is a great point! However this administration is not interested in being fair. They are interested in saving votes during the next election.

      The proof is there. The simple fact that they did not mention individual mandate, but did delay until after elections.

    • July 5, 2013 at 9:13 am
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      If this is such a good bill, why delay anything? Or if it’s a bad bill (as the majority of Americans believe) scrap the whole thing and start fresh. BTW, since when does a President without approval of congress get the opportunity to change a bill? Is this constituitonal? We have a President and Attorney General here who appear to hold the Constition in low regard.

      • July 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm
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        • July 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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          Sure they are. Apparently the universe you live in believes differently.

          • July 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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            Dave, we have accused Planet of living in a different universe for several years now.

        • July 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm
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          The election had more to do with the illusion you guys made about if republicans get in office we will have another great recession than it did the healthcare bill.

          The nation has consistently been more against it than for it.

          Mitt Romney didn’t lose over healthcare. He lost because idiots on the left focused on his money and relating him to Bush W. That it, that’s all. Similar to how they won the elections after Hoover.

          • July 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm
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            Bob,
            What about the illusion the Republicans made if Obama were to get elected in 2008. Where is the increased unemployment, stock market crash, $6 per gallon gsasoline, Socialism (by is true definition), Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, etc.?
            As long as the Republican leadership believes this, they will keep on losing. Romney did not lose because he has money, he lost because he was not consistent in his message. When he was running for office in MA he had liberal views. Then he said he was a severly conservative governor during the primaries. I would venture to guess that many if not most Republicans that did vote for him were only voting against Obama.
            If you do not have a candidate that people, especially Independents like myself, want to vote for, expect to lose. That goes for both sides.
            Republicans need to realize that they cannot win with a far-right Conservative candidate. They need someone more toward the middle like Jon Huntsman. As long as they keep parading the Gingriches, Perrys, Santorums and Bachmans of the world they will not win.

          • July 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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            Bob, Hoover wasn’t doing things to cause the Great Depression. It was the Progressives starting with Teddy Roosevelt and right through Woodrow Wilson who instigated all the wild spending/speculation that caused much of the problem. Hoover was the unlucky guy who happened to be in the White House at the time of the crash and got blamed for it. Then, FDR made problems worse with his Progressive program. He prolonged the Depression by 10 years and only WW11 got him out of it. The current administration thinks they can spend themselves out of trouble as well. They say that people who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Truer words have not been spoken.

          • July 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm
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            Agent,

            Here is a test of your reading comprehension skills.

            Question, why wasn’t President Hoover able to lead the country to a recovery (the economy actually got worse during his administration), but you blame President Obama for a slow recovery?

            I am in no way, shape or form blaming President Hoover for the Great Depression, but it did officially begin during his administration and ended during FDR’s. The Great Recession officially began during President Bush’s and ended during President Obama’s. If you have facts to dispute those facts, please provide and cite your source.

            Again, I am not placing blame or giving credit. Only stating facts.

          • July 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm
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            Ron Says
            “What about the illusion the Republicans made if Obama were to get elected in 2008. Where is the increased unemployment, stock market crash, $6 per gallon gsasoline”

            Il Illinois. Not quite $6.00 a gal, but in the way.

          • July 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm
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            Ron Says -”The Great Recession officially began during President Bush’s and ended during President Obama’s”

            Its over????? Too bad he didn’t do his magic in his home state.

          • July 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm
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            FFA,

            The point I was making is that the picture of an Obama administration as created by the Republicans did not come to fruition during his first term.
            I am sorry that you feel that IL is still in the recession, but it did officially end in the summer of 2009. It may be an economics definition and some still feel like we never got out of it, but it did end. If you have some other source that says the U.S. is still in a recession, please cite the source.
            http://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/documents/End-of-Great-Recession.pdf

          • July 11, 2013 at 11:57 am
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            Ron, Only source I have are my eyes on Main St with at least a 50% vacancy rate. And the knuckleheads in City Hall want a 5 story Commercial Development to proceed. Almost 1000 homes up for sale here too. At one time my 1200 sq ft house appraised at $230K. Zillow says $125000 now.

          • July 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm
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            Ron, here is a test of your reading skills. If you were a student of history, you would realize that the Great Depression was primarily in the FDR years from 1933-1941. Eight long years of Progressive policy. Everything FDR tried prolonged it with the Progressive agenda. Make work jobs digging ditches sure didn’t do it. The attack on Pearl Harbor did do it since so many unemployed men signed up for the service to fight the war. Had that not happened, the country would have languished on for several more years since the plan was wrong. Putting people to work in the private sector is the only way to recover the economy. The women signed up to work in the war industries while the men were off fighting to keep this country free. There is your history lesson for the day. Take it in the spirit given.

        • July 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm
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          How does having a Harvard degree provide evidence of Obama being an expert on Constitutional Law? He may have graduated from Harvard, but what were his grades? Since none of his grades have EVER been released, for all we know his GPA was in the C- range and he may have gotten a D, or worse, in constitutional law. Don’t bother pointing out he was a teacher of Constitutional law in Chicago; I believe he was really just a guest lecturer, not a real teacher. I have never heard any of his “students” from his time there step up and tell us what a great teacher he was. His general misunderstanding of the Constitution was on display today when he gave a statement about using Google and technology to improve government operations. He call the US a democracy; which it clearly is not. The US is a Constitutional REPUBLIC, which is drastically different from a democracy. In a republic minorities have rights, in a democracy it is essentially mob rule.

          • July 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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            You are right getting older. I get agitated when politicians or others refer to this country being a democracy. It was set up by wise founding fathers as a Constitutional Republic. The Progressives apparently never said the Pledge of Allegiance or they would remember the ending “and to the Republic for which it stands”. The Democrats by their very name want a Democracy or mob rule as you put it and Republicans by their name want a Republic, three branches of government which serves for checks and balances to keep government in check. Unfortunately, none of the branches of government are doing their job in today’s world. The Executive Branch has been running roughshod over the other two who are basically impotent.

      • July 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm
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        Dave, from what I understand, the bill itself is not being changed. It’s just that the mandate, while in force, will not be ENforced. Kinda goofy, I know.

        This does seem to be a political play to perhaps force a single payor system in the near future. Not something I’m necessarily against. We’ll have to wait and see how it all shakes out.

  • July 3, 2013 at 11:02 am
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    Delayed until after the 2014 elections. How convenient.

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm
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      Except, do you really think it will make people vote democrat? How can all the people voting on the first Tuesday of November not know that the employer mandate will start in less than 2 months?

      I’m actually very sickened that the administration thinks people are that stupid. Am I naive? Are voters that stupid?

      • July 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm
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        jw, yes they appear to be that stupid. All one has to do is see how they voted in 08 and 12. They fell for a smooth talker with a slogan who was devoid of any accomplishments or experience governing and had a shady background. The only time voters have voted intelligently in recent years were the mid terms of 2010 and that was largely the response of having this bill jammed down their throat in the middle of the night without reading it. This bill is imploding by the day and by the time of the mid terms next year, it will not be a pretty site for liberal Democrats who voted for it.

        • July 5, 2013 at 10:44 am
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      • July 5, 2013 at 9:14 am
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        JW, apparently they are. Look who the ellected President the last two elections. Look at how they got folled on the whole Benghazi lies and deception.

    • July 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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      Hey wvagt, I hope you are doing well. We saw where the President announced his War on Coal the other day and we know how badly that will impact your state. Your esteemed Senator Manchin is now publicly outraged. Where has he been hiding the last 4 years while the EPA has been trying to destroy the Coal Industry? He should have changed parties some years ago and fought for his constituents instead of hiding in the hills. By the way, I look forward to seeing the PGA Tour at the Greenbrier this weekend. That is a truly beautiful area and I hope you can go. Should be fun.

      • July 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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        Manchin needs something to get on board with, he didn’t make many friends in his home state with his gun bill. It’s interesting, Obama is trying to kill energy production in the US but hands out 7 billion to African countries for energy production. What’s wrong with this picture?
        You’re right, The Greenbrier is first class all the way and the golf event keeps getting better and better. Kenny Chesney and Aerosmith are the concerts, should be a blast.

        • July 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm
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          Yes, I saw an article that in Africa, they think they can generate electricity by kicking a soccer ball around with a small generator device in it. That sounds as intelligent as making gas from switchgrass, algae and cow dung like our President is pushing here. He told us that we should get a tune up and air up our tires and that was his energy plan in 08. He also gave several billion to his buddy Soros for drilling offshore in Brazil and told them we would be their best customer. We need to get these radicals in the EPA out of there and leave West Virginia alone. Hope you have a great time at Greenbrier. I hope to go there some day and play.

        • July 8, 2013 at 11:19 am
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          wvagt, Well, Greenbier is a great place. Too bad the weather caused a delay and they had to finish in the dark, but they got it in. You have a lot to be proud of having a place like that.

  • July 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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  • July 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm
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    More proof of politicians showing their true motives. Self-interest and power instead of serving the people.

  • July 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Whodathunkit? says:
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    If the 2014 date was in the law passed by congress and signed by the President, how can the President unilaterally change it to 2015. Any change to a law passed by congress and signed by the Executive branch should have to be changed in the same manner. Do we have a President, or a dictator?

    • July 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm
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      Dicktator

    • July 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm
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      Yes, it should not be possible for a President or Administration to change a law passed by Congress and signed into law. Is this Constitutional? But wait, when has this Administration abided by the Constitution in the past 4 1/2 years. They seem to think they can do whatever they want ala IRS and Justice Dept.

  • July 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm
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    Guess that’s what happens when they have to pass a law to see what is in it. No forward thinking.

    Who in their right mind could not see this as a major disruption? Now DC gets to argue about this some more while ignoring Jobs.

  • July 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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    You really have to be an idiot not see that we are headed for a single payer system. And just like what FEMA is doing to flood this year, the IRS will do to your healthcare. Wake up America.

    • July 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm
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      Man, I sure hope you are right. I’ve been asking for at least an option for single payer for about 20 years. Instead, President Obama omits it from the PPACA so we’re stuck with the Heritage Foundation’s healthcare plan.

      • July 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm
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    • July 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm
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      Not funny Planet and you wonder why no one takes you seriously.

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        • July 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm
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          The joke wasn’t funny at the trial either. Yes, my daughter did do fine in Chicago and one of the highlights was the Fields Museum for her. They apparently have the best T-Rex dinosaur exhibit in the world because she raved about it.

          • July 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm
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            Field Museum is spectacular. You’ve seen pieces of it in movies, for sure. Glad to hear she had a nice time. Yes, Sue the T-rex is impressive. I’m pretty sure she was on Ferris Bueller when they go to the museum.

  • July 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm
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    This will still not make me EVER vote democratic..err…liberal…not in the 2014 mid-terms or EVER…this president needs to take his head out of his A** and his hand out of my POCKET!!

  • July 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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    Happy Independence Day everyone!!!!!

    • July 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm
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      We will end up with another Independence Day when OBama gets out of the White House.

      • July 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm
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        FFA, I thought 4 years of Jimmy Carter was a long time. It pales in comparison to the current occupant.

      • July 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm
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        Unless he gets replaced by Hillary. We all need to make sure she wears Benghazi around her neck based on all her lies & deception

        • July 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm
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          Dear Dave:

          Thank you for confirming the obvious — that the GOP doesn’t give a fig about those that died at Benghazi. It has always been clear that you and they were using Benghazi for political purposes.

          Your post just confirmed that.

          • July 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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            Thanks for pointing that out.

          • July 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm
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            So then, when you tried to put Iraq around Bush’s neck, thanks for pointing out that was solely about politics, and not the people you know, dying in Iraq.

            Celitica, how is anyone to take you seriously when you try and fail to make it appear that someone didn’t care about the people of Benghazi, solely because they said that Benghazi was a serious issue that deserves to be hung around the neck of the person who tried the cover up and affected the lives of those involved in the Benghazi incident?

            When someone is involved in a slip up of such an incident, it is important that they are held accountable.

          • July 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm
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            Celtica, you are so full of it no response is needed.

      • July 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm
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        Hey FFA. I saw a good cartoon today. It was titled Liberal’s Paradise. It was a picture of a prison. The captions were (1) Three meals a day, (2) Free Healthcare (3) Only the guards had guns.

    • July 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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      Happy Independence Day to you too Ron! We celebrate Independence from Mexico here in Texas as well. Remember the Alamo! We also take the federal Independence Day seriously as well. I have American Flags waving in front of my office today through the holiday. They are truly beautiful.

      • July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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        I wonder what wild eyed liberal down thumbed my post. I guess they don’t celebrate our Independence Day and yearn for the day of the imposition of tyranny in our great country.

  • July 3, 2013 at 6:15 pm
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    The question of constitutionality has been decided, and the Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land.

    As law, I would rather see this be implemented effectively and implementation pushed back rather than done in a shoddy way that will cause additional confusion.

    As far as those voting for the GOP, get ready for four more years of Democrats in the White House. Scott Walker, Rand “Aqua Buddha” Paul, and Ted Cruz? Seriously?

    • July 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm
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      Don’t know about Walker or Cruz, but Rand Paul is a raving lunatic. Seriously, the GOP better look elsewhere for a 2016 candidate.

      • July 8, 2013 at 11:27 am
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        We like Cruz down here in Texas. He is making waves in the Senate with the RINO’s and the Dems and that is a good thing. Walker has proven himself in Wisconsin and they have a balanced budget now and he seems to be a good manager as Governors go. I am sure the unions will keep nipping at his heels at every turn, but they lost so they need to shut up and let a real governor govern. Rand may be a little too much Libertarian to suit me and his old man Ron was twice as bad and needed to retire.

        • July 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm
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          • July 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm
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            I don’t know about that Libby. He carried the Hispanic vote handily when he won his Senate race. Cruz is a man of ideas, not just political pandering. You will hear a lot more of him in the near future. The RINO’s like McCain & Graham don’t care much for him and that convinces me he is on the right track.

          • July 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm
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            He only won 40% of the Hispanic vote in a state where 40% (and rising) of the population is Hispanic. You complain about Obama’s inexperience and Cruz is only a freshman Senator for goodness sakes. He’s certainly not qualified to be POTUS.

  • July 8, 2013 at 10:47 am
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    Chipping away at this rediculous version of the ever failing universal healthcare product. Wake up America, this will not work. Ask anyone you know that lives somewhere as close as Canada. This only works if your blind left wing liberal.

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      • July 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm
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        Libby, have you ever talked to a Brit about how wonderful their Healthcare system is? I have and have not heard one good comment about it. Britain takes their “Death Panels” seriously over there. They just put their seniors on the “Pathway to Death” rather than give them treatment. Tell me, if it is so good, how come 200,000 health workers had to be laid off in the past two years? If Canada was so good, why do their patients come to the US for operations and treatment? They are saving money by not treating anyone for serious illnesses. If you call that Healthcare, so be it, but it is not a good system to say the least.

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          • July 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm
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            Agent and Libby,

            You both know that I am not a fan of anecdotal evidence, so I took the liberty and found the following site regarding consumer satisfaction of availability and quality of health care. It supports both of your assertions to a point, but it looks like Canada is the winner. If you can find another source for this information, please provide.
            http://www.gallup.com/poll/8056/healthcare-system-ratings-us-great-britain-canada.aspx

          • July 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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            Wow, Ron. You and your metrics prove my point. Libby is singing the praises of Great Britain & Canada. Only 11% in Great Britain are very satisfied and 13% in Canada in quality of care. Hmm, that doesn’t speak very highly of a Socialist system, does it? Why does this country have to adopt a system like theirs which their own citizens don’t think much of. People will find out early next year how our turkey of a bill will be working for them.

          • July 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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            Agent,

            Number one, those are not metrics. They are poll numbers, like Pew Research.

            Number two, it also points out that only 17% in America are very satisfied.

            If you add very and somewhat satisified, Americans are at 48%, Great Britain are at 41% and Canada is at 51%.

            As I said, Canada wins.

          • July 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm
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            And Libby, speaking of whacked out far wing propaganda, why should we listen to anything you say? Somebody who promotes the execution of a former president. You are the sicko here.

            And get your whacked out facts straight about other countries. What about the Canadian child who had to come to the USA to get dire medical care she couldn’t get in Canada? Get your facts right. Cosmetic surgery only? Huh! You are truly whacked out.

          • July 9, 2013 at 8:42 am
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            Dave – I’ve already said I don’t expect you to listen to a thing I say since you haven’t a brain in your body. Why do you keep responding to my posts if you don’t care what I say???

          • July 9, 2013 at 9:04 am
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            Ron & Agent:

            Here is an article, including true metrics, that supports my assertions. The U.S. pays more for health care and has a lower satisfaction rate than the other 4 countries surveyed.

            http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/21/3/182.full

          • July 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm
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            Wow, Ron. You wouldn’t accept my Pew Research poll with your insistence of “Metrics” and then you throw out a poll as gospel and declare Canada as the winner in satisfaction. I have seen reports that Canadian citizens have to wait 6 months for an MRI. Hopefully, they don’t die or have an aggressive form of Cancer or they will be dead before getting it. No wonder so many come to the US for treatment and no, it is not for face lifts like Libby thinks.

          • July 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm
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            Agent,

            Did you miss the post where I stated, “Number one, those are not metrics. They are poll numbers, like Pew Research.”?

            I never said I did not accept your Pew research numbers. I just said that they are not metrics.

            I NEVER said this poll was gospel, I was only presenting the findings in a different context. Do you dispute the data from the poll?

            Please provide data on how many Canadians come to the U.S. for treatment and cite your source.

            For someone with an Economics degree, you sure have a difficult time understanding statistical terminology.

    • July 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm
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      Cruz is imminently more qualified than your guy who has succeeded in making the biggest mess in American history. He has carried over all the mistakes of his first term and now is busily adding to the total. All of this for a political agenda which is totally against the people. This country has been in a slide into oblivion and somehow you think he has done a good job. Wake up and smell the coffee, Libby.

      • July 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm
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        • July 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm
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          Ron, the big difference in the two men is that one believes in a Socialist agenda which has been an abysmal failure everywhere it has been tried in the world and the other believes in the American Capitalistic system that produced the greatest and most powerful economic engine the world has ever seen and stood for freedom for all people. Did you ever Google Milton Friedman or did that go right over your head? He will fill you in on what Cruz believes is the right path for this country.

      • July 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm
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        • July 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm
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          Libby, for one thing, he is not a big government Progressive Socialist as your guy has amply demonstrated in 4 1/2 years. That automatically makes him more qualified in my book. This country has been going downhill at a rapid pace during this time and your President has no answers but to raise our taxes, ram his Healthcare down our throats, weaken our defenses, give our tax dollars to people that hate us and employ serial liars in every department of the Federal Bureaucracy. They take the 5th Amendment when questioned about their nefarious activities. Does that not give you pause?

          • July 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm
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            Agent,

            Being more qualified in your book does not prove that he is actually more qualified. I would like to know what on his resume would make me believe he is more qualified.

            Just as President Bush was Libby’s President, President Obama is yours. Unless you have renounced your citizenship.

            It appears that he is willing to accept that there are flaws to the implementation deadlines in the law and has adjusted accordingly. That is something I admire about him. If the Republicans in the House were smart, they would have pursued a more gradual approach to change certain aspects of the law instead of only passing bills to completely repeal the law. In the curent political environment, that has zero chance of passing the Senate and getting the President’s signature. Do you honestly believe that those 37 bills made good use of your tax dollars?

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            Just because he is a conservative Republican does not make him more qualified.

        • July 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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          For one he doesn’t call for the execution of an ex-president as you do. Every post you make here will be tainted by your whacked out far left views. Don’t forget it. I won’t let anybody else forget it.

          • July 9, 2013 at 8:48 am
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            I don’t care what you do, Dave. Since when is a former President exempt from the law of this land??? If Bush indeed started that war in Iraq knowing that the “intelligience” he presented was false, that is tantamount to treason. I didn’t just say Bush should be executed for no reason. I said if that was true, then he’s guilty of treason and execution is the sentence for treason. At least get the context of what I said correct if you are going to continue you constant harrangue.

          • July 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm
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            “Since when is a former President exempt from the law of this land”

            Tricky Dickey! Wasn’t Billy Boy impeached and not removed from office? Seems he is too.

  • July 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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    So, they have pushed back the mandate but continue to take the increased taxes until 2015. Nice, more taxes, no implementation and another promise not kept.

    • July 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm
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      So Sargeant, people won’t have to prove they are not getting employer provided healthcare in their exchange app. Do you see the potential for fraud with this? Some have estimated that up to $250 Billion will go down the rat hole in pure fraud since there will only be spot checks here and there.

      • July 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm
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        Absolutely, just like there is fraud in Medicaid, welfare, etc. I saw, in one government report (I can’t remember which but will try to find) that up to 42% of entitlement payments are not qualified. In other words they are fraudulent. Why would this be any different?

  • July 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm
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    • July 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm
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      Brokie, funny how people who are deathly ill in all the “civilized” countries come here to get medical care they can’t get at home. Care to explain that?

    • July 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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      Where are you Water Bug? You lived under that system. Please do speak up.

  • July 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm
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    Incentives work much better than mandates. Pre-existing condition waiting periods for those that have more than a 63 day gap in coverage has worked well for years. I like guarantee issue , however, small rate ups of around 20 to 30% should be allowed for obesity (non genetic) and smokingu.

  • July 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm
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    Brokie said- “There are children in the US w/o eyeglasses and vaccinations. Liberal organizations are compelled to sponsor ‘free clinics’ so that the unemployed and underemployed can have preventative checkups.

    Brokie, I don’t know where you are from but in Detroit most of those kids that go without glasses and vaccinations are on Medicaid and can get them for free. The problem is the parents are more interested in something else than taking care of their kids.
    ACA will not fix that

  • July 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm
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    Agent,

    As far as Walker, Cruz and Paul? Who would you rather have those three or:
    Charles Rangel – Tax Cheat
    Rahm emanual- Tax Cheat
    Tom Daschle- Tax cheat
    Tim Geitner- Tax cheat
    Rod Blagoevich- In prison
    Elliott Spitzer- Hiring prostitutes while governor
    Nancy Pelosi- Resident idiot
    Harry Reid- Only lies when his lips move
    Jerry “Governor Moonbeam” Brown

    I will take my chances with Walker, Cruz or Rand

    • July 9, 2013 at 9:50 am
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      You named a number of despicable Democrats Sargeant, but there are many more. Many are pushing Hilary in 2016 and she is every bit as bad. She learned her lying skills from Bill since he was one of the best. We need principled leaders who speak the truth. Walker had my admiration for how he handled Wisconsin and the union thugs up there. Cruz is new to the Senate, but he is principled as well. The old heads in the Republican Party don’t care for him because he is not part of the go along to get along crowd.

    • July 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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      Sargeant, I can see how the Democrats you listed above try to avoid paying taxes. I could add that John Kerry couldn’t bring himself to even pay his yacht tax in Mass so he moved it to Rhode Island. Following is a list of taxes imposed from the Fed down to local. See if you agree that we are Taxed Enough Already.
      Inheritance Tax,Accounts Receivable Tax, Building Permit Tax, CDL License Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Dog License Tax, Excise Taxes, Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax, Gross Receipts Tax, Hunting License Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges/penalties, Liquor Tax, Luxury Taxes, Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax, Personal Property Tax, Property Taxes, Real Estate Tax, Service Charge Tax, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax, Recreational Vehicle Tax, Sales Tax, School Tax, State Income Tax (Not in some states), State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),Telephone Federal Excise Tax, Telephone Federal, State & Local Surcharge Taxes, Utility Taxes, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Watercraft Registration Tax, Well permit tax,Workers Compensation Tax. I use this list to illustrate how America is being taxed to death and we can thank our politicians for this since they apparently think there is no tax they don’t like and then take the money and waste it.

  • July 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm
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    jw said- “I’m actually very sickened that the administration thinks people are that stupid. Am I naive? Are voters that stupid?

    Yes JW there are voters that stupid. The city of Detroit is full of them as is Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, LA etc

    Check this out. Here is a Detroit City Councilwoman who thinks the federal government out to “Bail us out” just give the city more money for the city council to steal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXoidHdzNs8

  • July 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm
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    jw, BTW the most recent Mayor of Detroit (Kwame Kilpatrick (D)) is in prison for federal corruption and racketeering, Monica (D)(wife of John Conyers (D) Detroit, is n prison for taking bribes on City projects, most recently, Charles Pugh (D) City Council President was charged with inappropriate behavior with a minor, a male minor. He has fled the city and has not been seen in the last month.

    additionally, The Governor appointed an emergency financial manager because the city has wasted and stole billions in state and federal money and the city is broke.

    The last Republican mayor was Louis Miriani. He left office January 2nd 1962

    • July 9, 2013 at 9:43 am
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      Sargeant, the fair city of Detroit sounds very similar to Chicago with all the corruption that is rampant with city officials. I felt sorry for Dave Bing, who was a good man in an impossible situation. The old saying that Absolute Power corrupts absolutely fits these people perfectly. Is it any wonder that Detroit has lost approximately half its population in the past 20 years? When a city loses its tax base due to population flight, they are not for long.

    • July 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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      Sarge -Do you live in Chicago North?

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        FFA,
        No, I live in the metro Detroit area.

        • July 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm
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          You were sounding just like Chicago

        • July 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm
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          Sargeant, I saw an article today that it is so bad in Detroit proper that volunteers are mowing the city parks and a private bus company is doing transportation because they are almost completely broke. I thought the state took over their finances. Is that right? At least the Tigers are doing well. Boy, do they have pitching as the Rangers found out.

    • July 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm
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      Sargeant, I saw an article that Conyers office manager was arrested for carrying a gun into a Federal Building. Of course, she got a slap on the wrist. It apparently helps to have friends in high places. I wonder why these anti gun people feel the need to carry a gun around on their person. Don’t they feel safe in a gun free zone?

  • July 9, 2013 at 11:21 am
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    Agent said- “You named a number of despicable Democrats Sargeant, but there are many more. Many are pushing Hilary in 2016 and she is every bit as bad.”

    Yes, agent I forgot many more. Like Anthony Weiner AKA “The PETER TWEETER”. Democrat from 9th district of New York who took pictures of himself naked and “tweeted” it to a women on his public twitter account.

    As far as Hillary, she should be facing charges and prison time including federal obstruction of justice charges over Benghazi, the cover up of her staff hiring prostitutes on trips etc.

    • July 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm
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      Hillary is just Bill with a penis. She should change her name to Billary.

  • July 9, 2013 at 11:29 am
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    So Elliott Spitzer (D) former disgraced New York Governor AKA the “Hooker Booker” is running for the office of New York City Controller. In the meantime Anthony Weiner(D)AKA “The Peter Tweeter”, former disgraced 9th district congressman is running for New York City Mayor.

    Just think New York City could be run by the “The Hooker Booker” and the “Peter Tweeter”. What a combo

    I must admit I watched Jay Leno last night so I borrowed the last paragraph from him- Ha

  • July 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm
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    By the time 2015 comes around, we will have approximately 10 more scandals of incompetence and abuse of power and this bill will have little to no support. Obamacare will be dead or we will have a single payer system within two years. It all depends on the next election.

    • July 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm
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      Sarah, I wonder how many impeachable offenses it will take before someone with guts to draw up the Articles. It is a shame we have no courageous people in the House to bring it forward. Sam Ervin had no problem doing it against tricky Dicky. I think it might have been Dennis Hastert or Newt that did it with Clinton. That wouldn’t have happened had the blue dress not shown up. I was very surprised they didn’t find Monica floating face down in the Potomac given all the other deaths of that Administration under mysterious circumstances.

      • July 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm
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        Agent,

        You still have not addressed my questions as to why Articles of Impeachment have not been brought against President Obama yet. In particular;
        1. Isn’t stopping the destruction of the country worth the risk of being called a racist?
        2. Are the Republicans more worried about there own image than the future of the country?

        Upon what SPECIFICALLY would you base the Articles of Impeachment? Please cite the source(s) of your evidence.



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