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What's up with Obamacare and my health care?
CNN ^ | 11-3-13 | Jen Christensen

Posted on 11/03/2013 12:25:36 PM PST by smokingfrog

As the politicians fuss and fight over the merits of the biggest overhaul of the health insurance system in this country, you may be wondering, "What does this all mean to me?" Here's what we know so far about what's up with your health care.

1. It's all about me

The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is now commonly known, went into effect in 2010 and was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, despite the 42 times the House Republicans tried to repeal it.

It will have the most dramatic impact on the 48 million Americans who don't or haven't been able to get insurance. By 2014, everyone -- with a few exceptions -- has to have insurance or face a penalty.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; propaganda; zerocare
More BS at link..

Have your barf bag handy.

1 posted on 11/03/2013 12:25:36 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

LOL—there should be a rule that, whenever a “journalist” admits that “here’s what we know so far,” he or she should disclose their ties to the Administration.


2 posted on 11/03/2013 12:28:18 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: smokingfrog

This is so funny - this idiotic CNN reporterette is writing this as if no one knows what is going on, and she’s researched this little known subject we call Obamacare…and can tell us what to think. What a foolish little reporter babe…..


3 posted on 11/03/2013 12:36:03 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: smokingfrog

The skinny for folks with lives who haven’t got time to invest in MSM tripe:

“As a journalist with my lips permanently affixed to BO’s backside, and neither the initiative, brains or integrity to have read 2,000+ pages of donkey legislation when it was passed, and now that the country as a whole recognizes this pig for the fiasco that it is, it’s my job to cover it in lipstick so that the folks in the “news” industry don’t end up looking like the worthless boot-lickers that we actually are.”


4 posted on 11/03/2013 12:37:49 PM PST by Stosh
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To: smokingfrog
Also because of Obamacare, many health plans must offer you free preventative care services. You can get your blood pressure or cholesterol checked, get a colonoscopy or a mammogram, ask for a flu shot, seek counseling for alcohol or smoking, find out if you are depressed and seek other preventative screenings.

Yes, because of all the freebies mandated by the Gov't all our costs go UP!

Now...why should I pay so you can find out if you're depressed?

5 posted on 11/03/2013 12:38:55 PM PST by what's up
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Watch this

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/10/30/dnt-woman-finds-great-health-care-deal-on-obamacare-site.wtae.html


6 posted on 11/03/2013 12:39:11 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 1rudeboy
"Here's what we know so far."

Not very "transparent" is it?

7 posted on 11/03/2013 12:40:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: what's up

I can get my blood pressure checked free at the pharmacy.


8 posted on 11/03/2013 12:41:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: what's up

I’ve been wondering what doctors are going to spend all their time doing without compensation...


9 posted on 11/03/2013 12:48:08 PM PST by erlayman
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To: smokingfrog

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Board of Directors has affirmed Jen Christensen of CNN as its new president.

10 posted on 11/03/2013 12:49:19 PM PST by kcvl
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To: smokingfrog

I can get my blood pressure checked free at the pharmacy.


I can get my blood pressure checked free at home. :-)


11 posted on 11/03/2013 12:50:37 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: smokingfrog
experts say employees will pay more for their policies because the economy is improving

Wow - logic fault and outright lie double!

12 posted on 11/03/2013 12:50:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: smokingfrog

When speaking with Metro Weekly, Christensen was in her hometown, Chicago, working on a documentary about presumed Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).

‘’It’s the best job I’ve ever had in my life,’’ she says. ‘’I get to travel the world, and interview Barack Obama. It’s a dream.’’


13 posted on 11/03/2013 12:51:59 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

If she goes to work as a supposed “journalist” for the Administration as a Mouthpiece, she will simply transition from being an UNPAID spokesman for Obamacare at CNN to a PAID spokesman for Obamacare at the White House, like so many of her fellow “reporters”.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 12:52:27 PM PST by laconic
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To: smokingfrog

“Poppycock” Dutch: warm horse-droppings


15 posted on 11/03/2013 12:52:32 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: KittenClaws

Me too. I could probably start a small business doing blood pressure readings for people in my neighborhood.

Would that be practicing medicine without a license?


16 posted on 11/03/2013 12:54:07 PM PST by goldi
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To: smokingfrog
Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He´s ´Really Good At Killing People´
17 posted on 11/03/2013 12:54:30 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: smokingfrog
Dental is covered for kids

Had not seen this anywhere else. If true, no wonder prices are going up...

18 posted on 11/03/2013 12:54:54 PM PST by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: smokingfrog

"Thanks to ObamaCare, I can get my prostate checked every year for free! My old insurance didn't cover it - can you imagine?"
- CNN Author Jen Christensen


19 posted on 11/03/2013 12:55:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: smokingfrog
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is now commonly known, went into effect in 2010 and was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, despite the 42 times the House Republicans tried to repeal it.

A completely nonsensical and irrelevant argument - that in no way is evidence of it being a good law.

It will have the most dramatic impact on the 48 million Americans who don't or haven't been able to get insurance. By 2014, everyone -- with a few exceptions -- has to have insurance or face a penalty.

Baloney. Many are having to do the penalty who previously had health insurance they could afford and met their needs and now can longer get it due to this law and replacements allowed by the law are not affordable nor provide as much coverage. It will have a dramatic impact on everyone as less and less actual healthcare is available due to facilities scaling back or even shutting down, and doctors retiring by the droves.

These arguments by the left are embarrassingly absurd. Do they actually think they make sense when they make them?

20 posted on 11/03/2013 12:57:59 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: smokingfrog
Have these rocket scientists figured out yet that medical care is going to be overwhelmed by people getting all of the free stuff when they aren't sick?
21 posted on 11/03/2013 12:58:53 PM PST by grania
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To: smokingfrog

Many full fledged medical centers also do free blood pressure checks.

This author is just making up bogus arguments as she is going along to try desperately to make Obamacare look good to the low information crowd. She is not arguing from a standpoint of reality.


22 posted on 11/03/2013 1:00:20 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: goldi

If you just took the reading, I imagine not. If you gave medical advise (BP is 140000/2500!!!!! You’re screwed!) then I guess it would be. LOL.


23 posted on 11/03/2013 1:00:57 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: kcvl

One should instruct their daughters that to get ahead in the Brave New World they should appear as genderly confused as possible.


24 posted on 11/03/2013 1:04:06 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: nascarnation

What’s interesting is that right in the middle of her article they link to a related article which totally exposes the fallacy of that argument she makes - “Get ready for higher health insurance costs at work” http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/10/22/health-insurance-premiums/


25 posted on 11/03/2013 1:04:50 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: kcvl

Oh sure .. She’s not biased or anything. /s

http://unityjournalists.org/news/introducing-nlgja-president-jen-christensen/


26 posted on 11/03/2013 1:06:03 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Republican Wildcat

CNN at its worst.
A biased story by a diehard regime follower presented as “news”


27 posted on 11/03/2013 1:09:35 PM PST by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: COBOL2Java

You have a prostate?


28 posted on 11/03/2013 1:11:20 PM PST by NathanR
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To: NathanR
You have a prostate?

And ovaries, apparently. Under ObamaCare, one will be covered for both!

29 posted on 11/03/2013 1:14:30 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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30 posted on 11/03/2013 1:15:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: COBOL2Java
"Thanks to ObamaCare, I can get my prostate checked every year for free! My old insurance didn't cover it - can you imagine?" - CNN Author Jen Christensen

That's a typo. She meant "prostrate."

31 posted on 11/03/2013 1:18:27 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: smokingfrog

How can making insurance more expensive make it easier for any of the 48 million get insurance they couldn’t get before? As for those who are getting on Medicaid, was a 2700 page bill really necessary for that. All others, at some point, will pay considerably more for this government headache. Spin it any direction you want. It is still a turd.


32 posted on 11/03/2013 1:22:19 PM PST by pallis
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To: matt1234
That's a typo. She meant "prostrate."

Good point - she probably thinks this woman is a hero...


33 posted on 11/03/2013 1:25:07 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: matt1234
"Thanks to ObamaCare, I can get my prostate checked every year for free! My old insurance didn't cover it - can you imagine?" - CNN Author Jen Christensen

So...Iv'e heard that there are adverts on Craig's List personals....and some other web site (that I can't recall) that offer "prostate massage"....if I sign up....are the fees tax deductible.......enquiring minds seek to know.

34 posted on 11/03/2013 1:36:04 PM PST by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: smokingfrog
What's up with Obamacare and my health care?

Health care is having health care providers treat you when you are sick or injured.

0bamaCare is gov run insurance.

Insurance is only as good as the policy, only as good as the carrier's managers and only applies if your health care providers will accept it as payment and doesn't pay anything until you meet the deductible.

What does 0bamaCare cover?

How good is the gov at managing a business?

How many doctors, hospitals and clinics will accept 0bamaCare?

How high is your deductible and can you afford that after paying your premiums?

Those are the questions you need to ask yourself, Jen.

Here is a clue to the answers you will find... You're f****d, Jen!

35 posted on 11/03/2013 1:40:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: smokingfrog

36 posted on 11/03/2013 1:42:33 PM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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37 posted on 11/03/2013 1:48:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Stosh

PRICELESS! Stosh I commend you!


38 posted on 11/03/2013 1:53:28 PM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: smokingfrog
Greatest quote in the article: "If you do employ more than 50 people, chances are you already offer insurance to your workers -- 90% do -- and business owners who are happy with their insurance plan can stick with it."

We already know this is not true. Still, CNN is peddling this lie today, when the White House is in big trouble for telling the same lie dozens of times over the past four years to individuals who like their insurance.

39 posted on 11/03/2013 1:59:19 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“These arguments by the left are embarrassingly absurd. Do they actually think they make sense when they make them?”

They can’t make sense. They have none. They’ve been told the “argument” is truth alone. This child was once a free human. Now she’s a complete mind full of crap that was force fed to her. She can’t make sense out of sense. She was never allowed to grow any on her own. No decision making is not a good way to grow up. You never learn anything when you’re told how to think! You end up never making a decision by virtue of thought!


40 posted on 11/03/2013 2:03:35 PM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Pollster1

It’s like these journalists don’t realize this is not like most other stories and lies…with this one, PEOPLE LIVE IT and will discover the lies…regardless of their bullshit reports.


41 posted on 11/03/2013 2:09:32 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: smokingfrog

Oh goodie….overweight black women covered for 1.11 a month. Unicorns and free ice cream for EVERYBODY…YAY OBAMA STASH!!!


42 posted on 11/03/2013 2:10:24 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: smokingfrog

If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan.

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

PERIOD.

43 posted on 11/03/2013 2:12:38 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: smokingfrog
"By 2014, everyone -- with a few exceptions -- has to have insurance or face a penalty..."

...... Most people just brush over that statement and are upset that we are "forced" to purchase insurance under the expectation of a penalty by law. However .... this will probably spawn the most dramatic repercussion of the Affordable Healthcare Act's ill thought out plan. Consider the average responsible Joe and Jane America who are barely managing to cover their mortgage and monthly financial responsibilities under the ever failing economy. Luckily they have been able to cover their expenses ..... that is ... up until now.

....... The unsuspecting average household is about to receive the unfortunate news that their monthly healthcare payments are about to rise from an extra added $100 - $1000 which by law they must pay each and every month out of their tight shoe string budget that was actually manageable .... until now. They will be forced to take counter measures that will begin to affect their own personal as well as the American economy ..... many may be forced to default on their mortgages, bills, credit card payments etc .... those that are renting are about to get the added news that as a result of the new real estate market .... their rents are also about to sky rocket!!!

..... There will be a massive financial domino effect resulting from the ACA ...... This country better be ready for the unfortunate repercussions that are about to fall upon the average American Family ..... because this is the REAL tragedy that is about to befall us all.

44 posted on 11/03/2013 2:48:37 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: R_Kangel

Some people will not be able to afford the insurance or the penalty. I just don’t see any way this can possibly work. At best, a few million people will get free health care and everyone else will be worse off. Obama would most likely try to raise taxes to cover even more people, but he’s not going to do that with a republican controlled house.


45 posted on 11/03/2013 3:02:16 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
.... "Obama would most likely try to raise taxes to cover even more people, but he’s not going to do that with a republican controlled house....."

.... Well ... what the heck would stop the King of America from raising taxes? .... The GOP? ...... The Constitution? LOL.

... This President aka the King of America espouses to the philosophy of "The Common Good" and is prone to doing things for what he perceives as for the good of the people. Neither the Constitution or the GOP have proven to be much of a deterrent to the man who is king.

46 posted on 11/03/2013 6:11:11 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: smokingfrog

It appears that the MSM have all been issued their marching orders for the week.


47 posted on 11/03/2013 6:18:37 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: R_Kangel

The socialists have effectively confiscated the disposable income of millions of Americans via a stroke of a pen

The backlash against these red sons of bitches is going to be unprecedented

They done effed up real bad


48 posted on 11/03/2013 6:23:06 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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