Video: People discover just how “affordable” the Affordable Care Act is

posted at 8:31 pm on January 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

What happens when employees at a small business find out the costs of their new insurance options under ObamaCare? WTAE in Pittsburgh dropped in on Simonetta’s Collision and Car Care in McKeesport, where the new pricing and deductibles are being rolled out as their cameras record the reaction. Without exception, everyone ends up enduring the bitter irony in the name of the Affordable Care Act (via Daniel Halper at TWS):

For the first time, employees were finding out how the Affordable Care Act will affect their medical coverage and how much they’ll pay for it.

Last year’s 6 percent premium increase has now exploded to an average 32 percent jump.

“That 32 percent increase includes increasing the deductible, as well to try and get something modestly priced,” Moore explained.

Jeff and Dave used to have a $1,250 deductible. Since Obamacare went into effect, it’s now jumped 60 percent to $2,000.

That’s nothing compared with Brian, Christy and Judy who have kids. They’ll pay twice that at $4,000.

And that’s before the mandate hits small and medium-sized businesses.  When that happens in the fall, many of these firms dealing with the price hikes in group insurance will have spent all year rethinking their compensation packages. If they start dumping these employees into the individual marketplace — and HHS predicted that might happen to as many as 93 million Americans — they will have the midterm elections within weeks to register the outrage and disgust so evident in this reaction here.

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You get what you vote for PA.

Mark1971 on January 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Affordable Care Act

 
They named it that for when you racists forgot.

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM

thank you wonks!

rob verdi on January 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

The “Affordable Care Act” is NEITHER.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2014 at 8:36 PM

— they will have the midterm elections within weeks to register the outrage and disgust so evident in this reaction here.

And why the rat-eared dog eater will waive these mandates as well.

TXUS on January 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I’ve said this repeatedly: people are paying a lot of money for insurance they can’t afford to use. I guess it is one way of keeping costs down.

Blake on January 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM

My only question is: Who did you vote for?

kim roy on January 30, 2014 at 8:42 PM

This is confusing…

I distinctly remember a jugeared dope criss crossing the country for months, saying that the premiums for families were going to go down as much as 2500% (yes, the idiot DID say that), and that through “increased efficiencies” they were further going to drive the cost of health care down.

And yet all of these people are paying more- WAY more. How can this be?

Oh, that’s right…we have a feckless LIAR as a would be president.

Pathetic.

GrassMudHorsey on January 30, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Everyone that voted for that piece of crap President deserves all the misery that could be piled on them. Anyone who voted for obozo is pure scum.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Did they vote for him?

If so, screw em.

lorien1973 on January 30, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Hillary 2016 – “What difference, at this point, does it make?!”

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 8:45 PM

The “Affordable Care Act” is NEITHER.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2014 at 8:36 PM

It’s really the Unaffordable Insurance Act, but I guess they figured that, although more accurate, it wasn’t as catchy a name.

LibraryGryffon on January 30, 2014 at 8:46 PM

the sad thing is that people are easily conned. Most people underestimate the ability of others to flat out lie while shaking your hand, looking you straight in the eye and smiling.

Charismatic people can do that at will. And so the founders envisioned a free press and checks and balances. But the poor folk in most of the country are treated like garbage and two-year olds. And, no, there’ll be no reporter there to tell the other side.

Each of these people are pretty smart…they can do the math in their heads…and they know they are getting screwed. Just like that couple in WA who read the fine print and got married real quick so that they could game the system and get some of uncle sugar’s money without risking the house

people are clever that way…but not clever enough to see the smilin’ lies beforehand

old timey wisdom used to say if it sound too good to be true…well, it’s to good be true. The left is giggle-snorting its way thru this…so many suckers, so little time

r keller on January 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Honest question: Why do you still socialize with anyone who voted for Obama?

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 8:48 PM

“No one should go bankrupt over medical expenses….”

But it’s no problem going bankrupt with ObamaCare….

Electrongod on January 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Pa loves Obama.

alanstern on January 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM

The dream act was a nightmare.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Did you vote for Dog Eater:

Yes []

No []

If yes then GFY.

If no then you are racist.

Bishop on January 30, 2014 at 8:52 PM

LibraryGryffon on January 30, 2014 at 8:46 PM

…you mean the liberals actually lied to us and named something the opposite of what it is and the effect it will have on the country ????

.
.

*jaw drops*

cableguy615 on January 30, 2014 at 8:52 PM

The PJ Tatler recently reported on the case of Larry Brinkin, for many years an “icon” on the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco: “A former high-ranking San Francisco government employee convicted of felony possession of child pornography will continue to receive his government pension because, according to city regulations, evidence of ‘moral turpitude’ is required to revoke a pension yet viewing violent kiddie porn does not qualify as moral turpitude.” (Emphasis theirs.)

Michael Chapman of CNSNews.com also noted shocking racist remarks in Brinkin’s e-mails about “nailing” black toddlers. The media that loves riffing on pedophile Catholic priests have done nothing on this pedophile story. But 25 years ago, Brinkin was hailed as a gay-rights hero for instituting the “domestic partnership” rules in San Francisco.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/01/30/pedophiles-are-not-national-news-when-theyre-gay-rights-pioneers

davidk on January 30, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Pittsburg?! Every body here voted Democrat…for Obama. Eat it and love it you Geniuses!

AUINSC on January 30, 2014 at 8:53 PM

The “Affordable Care Act” is NEITHER.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2014 at 8:36 PM

People always leave out the first part….Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Where is the protection for the patient who can’t afford the premiums, let alone the deductible, on a one-size-fits-all plan that they have been mandated to buy?

herm2416 on January 30, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Did they vote for him?

If so, screw em.

lorien1973 on January 30, 2014 at 8:45 PM

That was my first thought as well, but I don’t see them (or the millions of others in their shoes) voting for a Senate or House Dem who supported the Obamacare con job come November. At best they’ll vote against them, at worst they’ll stay at home, either of which result is just fine with me. I’d rather welcome them aboard, even if temporarily, than throw them to sharks.

TXUS on January 30, 2014 at 8:58 PM

The Union goon affordable care exemption act is a real ream job.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Weren’t these the same people cheering King Barack just a short time ago?

GarandFan on January 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

They all have that look on their faces which says “Yeah, I’m a dumbass who really did think it would be free but I’m not going to admit it with the cameras rolling”.

Bishop on January 30, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Those who voted for Obama, particularly twice, the second time after the passage of ObamaCare, do deserve to reap what they’ve sown there, however, unfortunately, the rest of us are going to have to suffer right along with them. That’s what happens when people decide to write checks on other people’s lives. That’s what’s most unforgivable about their avarice and stupidity.

thatsafactjack on January 30, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Remind me again why the Republicans nominated the one candidate who couldn’t effectively attack ObamaCare or the whole misbegotten idea of Government-controlled medicine.

SacredFire on January 30, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Not everyone in the world sits on political sites all day.

Judging by the demeanor of the video, and of the owner of the company, these people are probably a-political or Republicans.

Calling working Americans dumbasses when they’ve been handed a bill they can’t pay, with absolutely no evidence that they voted for Obama, is pathetic.

Bunch of cynical cry babies around here.

spec_ops_mateo on January 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Why do you ignorant people blame obama for this. Yes, I know, it bears his name, but all he did was sign it. The people to blame are the communist dhimocrapts in congress that wrote this huge abortion (they do like abortions). Specifically pelosi and reed, along with sixty other senatorial traitors. By the way, you can blame these two without any artificial connotation of “racism.”

I would say that the voters got what they stupidly asked for, but many of the voters did not vote communist dhimocraptic but are being punished along with the guilty. If those voters had any guts are were really upset, they should go next door and beat the shit out of their neighbors. But, stop giving obama credit for this; he is too dumb to have produced this. It is pelosi and reid.

Secession anyone?

Old Country Boy on January 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM

KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT!

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Bunch of cynical cry babies around here.

spec_ops_mateo on January 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Hanky?

thatsafactjack on January 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM

HILLARY 2016!!!

Yeah, America, let’s get more of the same.

Hawkins1701 on January 30, 2014 at 9:20 PM

You have to wonder at the mindset of liberals and Democrats passing this thing. They’ve proven, as no less have Republicans, that they couldn’t care less how much they harm people with the costs of these programs. It’s all about coming through for the special interests that lobby them for these programs and handouts.

rickv404 on January 30, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Bunch of cynical cry babies around here.

spec_ops_mateo on January 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM

spec_ops_mateo:
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Associated Press writers are stepping up their fight for affordable healthcare benefits and fair contracts by omitting bylines from their articles – @HuffPostMedia
read more on huffingtonpost.com
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Staffers: AP’s health care proposals would really hurt us
Posted on Jan 21, 2014 Last Updated Jan 22, 2014 Posted by Linda Johnson
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News Media Guild members across the country are uniformly opposed to AP’s health care proposals, which would cost many staffers far more than they could afford and effectively slash their income.

People would be hurt financially whether they are healthy, have a complex chronic illness, need surgery, are seriously injured or have a baby. Guild members are speaking out about how much they would be hit:
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I have a rare cancer. I’ve had two major surgeries in the past two years. I’ll probably have more surgeries and possibly chemotherapy. My out-of-pocket costs for previous surgeries under the current AP health care plan amounted to probably less than $1,000. Now, I think it’s pretty likely I’ll reach the $4,800 ceiling for maximum out-of-pocket treatment expenses under the family plan this year if AP’s health care proposal stands. My two sons are on the family plan with me. One takes a medication that currently costs us $192 a year. Under AP’s proposal, that would increase to $698. The bottom line:

I see our out-of-pocket health care costs/premiums going up around $6,000 or more this year. And that’s if I stay entirely with in-network providers. I’m 57 and I’ve been healthy all my life until now. Now, when I most need insurance, I would have the worst coverage of my life under AP’s proposal. JOAN LOWY, WASHINGTON, D.C.

I have had a kidney transplant and have chronic, recurring autoimmune disease that attacks my new kidney. The new plan would cost me about $7,000 more a year if my treatment were to stay constant _ and more if new side effects occur and treatments are prescribed, which often occurs. MICHELLE MINKOFF, WASHINGTON, D.C.

My wife and I paid more than $1,000 in 2012 for the birth of our second child, and we would get hit much harder under the new plan, which would stress us financially. One of the biggest bills last year was the facility charge, for the use of the hospital. That totaled $9,414. Under our (basic) plan, we paid a $672 coinsurance payment, with the insurer picking up 90 percent of that bill after deducting the discount Aetna negotiated with the provider. Under the new plan, with the less-than-generous 75/25 percent coinsurance split AP’s proposing, my coinsurance payment would more than double to $1,679. That is just one of several bills you receive after having a kid. Having another baby will become a bit cost prohibitive, which is maybe what the company wants. TOM MURPHY, INDIANAPOLIS

I had a knee replacement done late last year. It cost me about $385 dollars: a $150 deductible, a $200 hospital copay and about $35 for prescriptions. The bill for doctor fees, hospital, in-home care and physical therapy _ but not pain meds _ to date is $74,774, although UHC paid at discounted rates. If I’d had this done under the health plan AP’s proposed, my potential exposure could be up to $11,350. I can really appreciate the statement, “Don’t get sick, but if you do, die quickly,” because if you live, you’ll be paying for a long time. GARY MORTLOCK, SPOKANE DATA CENTER

The health plan proposed by the AP in the current contract talks would cost me at least $2,800 in the first year and more in future years, not counting any new health issues that might come up. That’s because of expensive drugs I take to keep a muscle condition I have from getting worse. What’s far more troubling than this expense, which will wipe out any ability I have to save money, is the effect it will have on families with their pressed budgets and multiple, sometimes serious, health needs. For them, the costs of this plan could be financially crippling. WILL LESTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.

My family and I are basically healthy and fit, but under this proposed plan, I would be spending more than $17,500 a year in medical expenses within the next two years. This is untenable. MARTHA MENDOZA, SAN JOSE

My rough back-of-the envelope estimate of my cost increases under AP’s plan are dramatic since I get ostomy supplies every month and will for the rest of my life. I estimate my costs in 2013 at around $1,300. Under AP’s proposal, my costs _ including premium _ would rise to $3,500 in the first year and to $4,200 the year after _ AND that assumes medical costs remain the same, which they won’t. NORMA LOVE, CONCORD

Even though I am a very healthy person with no chronic health problems, my health care costs will more than quadruple in three years under the AP’s plan. This is unsettling. It means that I would pay much more for health insurance if this is approved. More importantly, it also makes me fearful of what would happen — and how much it would cost — if I become really sick or was injured. TAMARA LUSH, TAMPA
The AP plan would cut my salary by the $12,500 maximum, given that my wife is being treated for ovarian cancer. That is unacceptable. STEVEN HURST, WASHINGTON, D.C.

http://www.newsmediaguild.org/?p=3019

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

oh yesh but Hillary is a shoe-in! Hillarycare would have been worse, if that’s even remotely possible.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I’m still wondering if The One and all his enablers flat-out lied about O-Care, knowing this would happen.

Or if they are so unbelievably, jaw-droppingly dumb that they actually believed that it would work the way they claimed it was going to.

The first would tend to make me very, very angry. (Think “Bugs Bunny ‘Of Course You Realize that This. Means. WAR.’” angry.)

The second just scares the living Hell out of me, because it means that nearly ultimate power on this planet is in the hands of characters out of a Jim Carrey movie.

Think, a one-year-old toddler on a boomer, with all the pretty flashing lights, a hammer to bang on things with- and the keys already turned on the Permissive Action Links.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I knew what was going to happen when FUcare was being debated and then passed and would have thought I was on the same level intelligent wise with those in the vid. Now I know I am way smarter. These people seem genuinely surprised by it what they’re hearing. Hey, maybe pay attention just a tad more in the future.

kahall on January 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Ha! Suck it up whitey! Baby needs some free birth control!

JohnBrown on January 30, 2014 at 9:27 PM

oh yesh but Hillary is a shoe-in! Hillarycare would have been worse, if that’s even remotely possible.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

John the Libertarian:)
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Clinton health care plan of 1993

The Clinton health care plan, known officially as the Health Security Act, was a 1993 healthcare reform package proposed by the administration of President Bill Clinton and closely associated with the chair of the task force devising the plan, First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Bill Clinton had campaigned heavily on health care in the 1992 U.S. presidential election. The task force was created in January 1993, but its own processes were somewhat controversial and drew litigation. Its goal was to come up with a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care for all Americans, which was to be a cornerstone of the administration’s first-term agenda. A major health care speech was delivered by President Clinton to the U.S. Congress in September 1993. The core element of the proposed plan was an enforced mandate for employers to provide health insurance coverage to all of their employees through competitive but closely regulated health maintenance organizations.

Opposition to the plan was heavy from conservatives, libertarians,
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_health_care_plan_of_1993

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Don’t worry, our guy in Congress are all over this by focusing on…Amnesty

gopsteve on January 30, 2014 at 9:32 PM

KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT!

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Yep. “We just checked the wrong box in 2008″ is what a lot of LIVs will fall for in 2016, as they swerve from one ditch to the other.

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Look at these people getting buried by this ah0le. I really fkn hate this gddmn narcissistic imbecile of a president. I truly hope he drops dead.

crrr6 on January 30, 2014 at 9:42 PM

The claims that “if you like your plan you can keep it” and “if you like your doctor you can keep him/her”, were pushed hard during the prelude to passage because if people knew then what they are seeing now, 2010 would likely have been an even worse debacle for the Dems in the House and may even have cost them the Senate.

It was all about getting it passed without having to pay the full political cost for passing it. Americans are benevolent enough so that some minor additional cost to them is a reasonable price to pay if the uninsured can get insured if their overall health plans remain roughly unaffected. Since opponents of the PPACA could only really speculate on the impact of the PPACA, the proponents merely had to stay their line of arguments because, in a sense, nobody knew what would happen in any detail. Now people know better but, as is typical in politics, something implemented into law and acted upon gathers a constituency which will support and make it harder to repeal it which was the whole point of passing PPACA in 2009.

Russ808 on January 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM

if they are so unbelievably, jaw-droppingly dumb that they actually believed that it would work the way they claimed it was going to.

eon on January 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

They think they can pass a bill that would enable them to steer Earth’s climate, if that gives you any indication as to their estimation of their abilities.

crrr6 on January 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Yep. “We just checked the wrong box in 2008″ is what a lot of LIVs will fall for in 2016, as they swerve from one ditch to the other.

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

That is so right, it makes me sick!

Look, ye, upon the 2016 Hillary voters. Because the GOP screwed up the ACA so bad, don’t ya know.

AUINSC on January 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Mark1971 on January 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

+1

Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), of course, went for Obama in 2012.

Robert_Paulson on January 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Unless I missed it did the reporter ask how many of them voted for Obama?

Yakko77 on January 30, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I’m still wondering if The One and all his enablers flat-out lied about O-Care, knowing this would happen.

Or if they are so unbelievably, jaw-droppingly dumb that they actually believed that it would work the way they claimed it was going to.

eon on January 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

I think his enablers can be split into those two camps, but obozo is different. He just simply doesn’t care whether the policy works or doesn’t and he couldn’t even begin to understand it if he bothered to let someone explain it to him. He’s just up there reading what he’s been told to read. If his enablers could have gotten a parrot elected they would’ve done that, even a Norwegian Blue pining for the fjords has to be better than this clown. He hates America and has faith that whatever “they” are doing, it’s bad for the country.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I despise this administration.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 30, 2014 at 9:59 PM

GFY. I love it.

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM

You bunch of idiots! But don’t worry…the Dems and Hillary will save you!

AUINSC on January 30, 2014 at 10:06 PM

And yet STILL Democrats will get elected.

Madness.

mitchellvii on January 30, 2014 at 10:21 PM

And yet STILL Democrats will get elected.

Mad

mitchellvii on January 30, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Fear not. Pablo and Ramona will help keep your costs down once they’ve got their amnesty.

SouthernGent on January 30, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Honest question: Why do you still socialize with anyone who voted for Obama?

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I don’t and they don’t argue with me when I say he is a pathetic liar and narcissist who would lie to their face if it helped him, even if the truth were easier, not more than once they don’t!
Screw em all!
I’m 58 in good shape and don’t need friends. Screw em, dumbass lazy mofo’s who bought a bag of chit or just want something for nothing.

ConcealedKerry on January 30, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Boss should have handed them a third piece of paper with the phone number of their nearest Democrat representative. Congressperson, Senator, or Governor.

kurtzz3 on January 30, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Easy way to fix this folks. Repeal the law and get rid of the insurance and medical industry’s exemption from price fixing laws. Short term pain, long term gain… except for those making tons of cash in the current corrupt system.

oryguncon on January 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Vote for the democrat.
Get robbed and pillaged.
Vote for the democrat again.

The abusive relationship, ladies and gentlemen. Times 50 million.
Only, they DO deserve the abuse. Just not the rest of us, along with them.

orangemtl on January 30, 2014 at 11:16 PM

The practical effect may be that few people will sign up and less people will go to the doctor. Those that must go to the doctor will have a “preexisting condition”, so they will get some kind of help. For-profit hospitals and medical practices will close, one by one, and doctors will find something else to do that does not involve government intervention.

Maybe a black-market will emerge of excellent medical care at a reasonable price away from the purview of insurance companies and their uncertain bedfellows in the government? So medical care will now be run like a speakeasy in prohibition times.

Thanks go to Democrats and liberals everywhere for destroying another industry!

virgo on January 30, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Some enterprising person put up a web site so now anyone can check just how (un)affordable Obamacare is. It lets a person compare Obamacare premium+out of pockets vs. retail+penalty. Check it out. http://occosts.1apps.com

gengwall on January 30, 2014 at 11:38 PM

It would be nice to know which of them voted for Obama. Without that context I can’t really find pity or schadenfreude in these stories. But I’m hearing these stories from people firsthand, I don’t need to turn on the TV. We had this discussion at work months ago and are already transitioning to the 30 work week for hourly employees.

jhffmn on January 31, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Ed –
You mean the websites aren’t working perfectly on day one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty thirty-one thirty-two thirty-three thirty-four thirty-five thirty-six thirty-seven thirty-eight thirty-nine forty forty-one forty-two forty-three forty-four forty-five forty-six forty-seven forty-eight forty-nine fifty fifty-one fifty-two fifty-three fifty-four fifty-five fifty-six fifty-seven fifty-eight fifty-nine sixty sixty-one sixty-two sixty-three sixty-four sixty-five sixty-six sixty-seven sixty-eight sixty-nine seventy seventy-one seventy-two seventy-three seventy-four seventy-five seventy-six seventy-seven seventy-eight seventy-nine eighty eighty-one eighty-two eighty-three eighty-four eighty-five eighty-six eighty-seven eighty-eight eighty-nine ninety ninety-one ninety-two ninety-three ninety-four ninety-five ninety-six ninety-seven ninety-eight ninety-nine one hundred one hundred one one hundred two one hundred three one hundred four one hundred five one hundred six one hundred seven one hundred eight one hundred nine one hundred ten one hundred eleven one hundred twelve one hundred thirteen one hundred fourteen one hundred fifteen one hundred sixteen one hundred seventeen one hundred eighteen one hundred nineteen one hundred twenty one hundred twenty-one one hundred twenty-two one hundred twenty-three
verbaluce on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

(H/T NotCoach)

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 31, 2014 at 12:32 AM

And in the next election they will still vote for the Democrat candidate who gave them ObamaCare…

albill on January 31, 2014 at 6:25 AM

You are experiencing the outcome of voting for some jerk simply because you think he’s “cool” . Next time try concentrating on “competence”, “character”, “courage” and “honesty”.

rplat on January 31, 2014 at 6:29 AM

Every Liberal… Every Democrat should be FORCED to watch this,

preferably, from a jail cell.

franksalterego on January 31, 2014 at 8:27 AM

But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Chris of Rights on January 31, 2014 at 9:12 AM

You get what you vote for PA.

Mark1971 on January 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I remember in 2012 seeing, right before the election, a huge turn out of support in Western PA for Romney and Ryan. I think I saw the video on this site. But I hear you.

And we want these idiots to overhaul our immigration system? Please, for the love of God, Republicans, obstruct everything this administration pushes. America cannot afford anymore of Obama’s policies. We are being killed out here.

magicbeans on January 31, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Forget it folks–there’s no turning back now. This turd is here to stay. Our country is full of un-informed, lazy voters that have been brainwashed by the media into the thinking that Republicans are evil, homophobic, richy-rich, bigoted racists. Obamacare was designed to crash so the next wave of democrats can install a single-payer system.

The Republic is done. Kaput. Over. There are very few (if any) freedoms left in this country.

And forget about ever seeing another Republican president in our lifetime. Hillary will be in the oval office for the eight years after The Won leaves. It’s all about demographics, folks. There are far too many unwed and single mothers out there voting democrat as well as minorities and immigrants. They out-number white, married couples that tend to lean conservative/Republican. We’re beyond the tipping point. And when the first woman runs for president, even married white women will turn out to vote for her. Identity politics.

It doesn’t matter who we put up in the next election or what we do to try and stop Shrillary, she’s a shoe in. Ed and others will do their best to tell you otherwise, but c’mon, they were all dead wrong in the last election–from the conservative writers/bloggers to the pollsters.

robblefarian on January 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM

If only someone had warned us all that this was going to be the end result of this legislation OH WAIT

Red Cloud on January 31, 2014 at 11:18 AM

My goodness, that woman will have to pay her first $16k per year to just have health insurance with a $4k deductible. That’s $20k before the insurance kicks in.

Insane.

Sinner on January 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Russ808 on January 30, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Some of us did know – said it strongly that we knew – and were right. Every employer group and benefit consultant group said exactly what would happen – because we actually pay for this stuff.

I love the AP article noted above and their tears on learning what the AP is going to do to them on their health care. Well guess what assholes – you bottled up and hid the truth because you loved Obama. You get what you deserve you worthless pieces of trash. You sold out your own family members!!! Sold them out! So you could be good dems on the plantation getting some love from your masters in the DC dem world. The hell with you. I feel for your family because you should have fought for them. But you didn’t. You deserve everything that is happening to you. All of it. Every damn bit. You – all of you in the AP media world with probably a few exceptions are miserable detestible awful human beings who helped harm tens and possibly 100s of millions of your fellow citizens. For what? A light weight awful biracial president and two dumb majority dem leaders in Reid and Pelosi – both who turn their back on their most sacred religious views (alleged) for political gain. For them you threw your families into the brink? Judas wasn’t so dumb.

Zomcon JEM on January 31, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Jeff, Dave, Brian, Christy and Judy are about to discover the IRS auditing process.

Carnac on January 31, 2014 at 3:27 PM

That’s $20k before the insurance kicks in.

Insane.

Sinner on January 31, 2014 at 11:42 AM

That $20K net income.

It will take approx. $30K +/- in gross income to net that $20K.

That’s effectively what her “free” annual physical will cost her.

Carnac on January 31, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Single payer to the rescue! (sarcasm)

shick on January 31, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Affordable Care Act

They named it that for when you racists forgot.

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 8:33 PM

The title of Congress’s legislation is commonly the opposite of the actual effect of the legislation. So Affordable becomes Un-affordable.

Dasher on February 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Judy: “I don’t know how President Obama thinks he’s helping us … because we can’t afford this.”

Well, obama knows that he isn’t helping anyone – obama is a sworn enemy of the American people – his goal is not to “help”, his goal is to destroy and enslave – this is a FACT that has been well known since democrats plucked obama out of obscurity to be their messiah.

IMPEACH obama NOW!
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obamacare must be repealed! FULL REPEAL! TED CRUZ 2016!

Pork-Chop on February 4, 2014 at 7:59 AM