no one is saying don't get health care. we are saying the cost of this plan is not what everyone thinks and will hurt more people then it will help. and not the rick, it will hurt the people it is meant to help. read the help wanted adds on indeed.com , the banks are already hiring 20 and 25 hour a week tellers in a move to get ready for it. people are starting to get there work hours cut. but they can get health care now. they just can't eat and pay bills.
@gacp they were cutting hours before the ACA..remember we were losing thousands of jobs by the day before the current administration took office. Employers aren't losing a dime. The CEO's are worried about losing their million dollar bonus and 7-8 digit salaries. Small business are exempt from spending money on this for years. They have subsides for them. People are afraid of change.
Hey, my son loved to watch "Chicken Little" growing up...Let's leave the chicken out of this one..How about "Green Eggs and Ham"...
My two cents: ACA or Obama Care was based upon Republican Mitt Romney's insurance Plan for folks in Massachusetts. The Obama team studied what worked and what did not work in Massachusetts before getting it legislated Nationally. So in effect we now have a hostile Republican Congress holding the Nation Hostage based on Legislation that originated from one of their own and was their Presidential Candidate.
This would be funny if it were not true. Republicans will pay at the polls when the mid-term elections roll around because of this debacle fueled by extremists within their ranks.
Jimmy, you have a LOT of faith in your team. However, the country does not want this program for the most part. This does not make healthcare anymore accessible before it was hatched. What it does do is increase the burdon on taxpayers that were already paying for the medicaid and medicare programs. Furthermore the mandatory enrollement is once again designed to generate revenue by the threat of being "fined" if one does not participate BTW current polls reflect that ~%25 of Americans plan to not enroll and be "fined". The other reality is obmamcare is far from paid for, all of the magic funding that was suppossed to appear has not come to full fruition to date which means the program is starting ot in the hole which is even more reason to delay the program until it truly is ready to push forward. The comments have been made that this all about hating obama. I would offer that it is about the president and his party being more committed to pushing through their hallmark legislation at any cost as oppssossed to what is best for America right now. That really needs to be the question, is this what America needs most right now? The answer is no but it is what obama needs most right now.
@HMJC. I guess that's why the system is overloaded with millions of people signing up including hard nose Republicans.
it's also been overloaded with the following questions today.
when do i get my subsidy check?
why is it not free?
i was suppose to be free?
how do i get a exception?
Its really not about health care, wake up watch closely, its about control, read the whole obamacare bill, VERY CAREFULLY!
Investigate your self otherwise you wont believe people!
People are signing up in the hopes that their cost would be lower. However, the eligiblty for subsidies is not quite as generous as advertized. Remember, obama stated that most Americans would be eligble for a subsidy; at this point most Americans are finding out that they are not eligible and further more want to dis-enroll. As for whats is the bill; Icy is correct. There are so many provisions and riders attached that are programed to be effective for years. I guess we might want to read the fine print...
@HMJC-I agree the law needs to be tweaked but this isn't the time to tweak the bill. Furthermore, there are people that love it and some that will never love it. This reminds me of the fight against o Social Security and Medicare. I have decades to go before I qualify for either one but I hope it's there for me when I do.
"I guess we might want to read the fine print..."
It appears that nobody - least of all the politicians and elected representatives who rammed it through - have bothered to read it YET:
It's not just Engel, it's Waxman, Cardin, and just about every other Democrat who has been asked whether they've read the dam' thing. This legislation was passed based upon arm-twisting by the White House - especially it's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel - because Mr. Obama "wanted to go down in history" as having "reformed" health care. The fight is about his legacy in this regard. Unfortunately - I predict his legacy will be how ObamaCare clobbered U.S. business and jobs.
No amount of "tweaking" will fix that problem - a major overhaul is needed. It wouldn't have been if they had anticipated the problem and planned for it to begin with.