Current Topics
Defense of the GOP
by NW Ponderer
Today at 12:55 PM
Current case study: Oil and the Free Market
by itstarted
Today at 11:55 AM
Just a random thought that keeps circulating in my brain:
by NW Ponderer
Today at 10:42 AM
Graphic report on CIA interrogations, torture released by Senate panel
by Phil Hoskins
Yesterday at 09:30 PM
Philip K. Dick would have been 86 today: Some thoughts on hi
by pondering_it_all
Yesterday at 08:17 PM
Round Table For The Month Of December, 2014
by Scoutgal
Yesterday at 03:32 PM
Five GOP immigration myths
by pondering_it_all
12/15/14 03:12 PM
'Annie': Film Review
by pdx rick
12/15/14 12:19 AM
10 most dangerous jobs
by logtroll
12/14/14 02:36 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
12/14/14 01:23 PM
police shootings, killings
by jgw
12/13/14 03:20 PM
Cromnibus? Cronybus? Crimnibus?
by logtroll
12/12/14 09:49 AM
I think I might be Catholic...
by logtroll
12/12/14 03:03 AM
Brainwashing
by Ken Condon
12/10/14 11:01 PM
Blacks
by logtroll
12/10/14 08:57 AM
Forum Stats
6003 Members
55 Forums
14499 Topics
248970 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 01:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#264572 - 10/29/13 04:21 PM I was an ObamaCare guinea pig
Ardy Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 11734
Loc: San Jose, Ca USA


Quote:
I was an ObamaCare guinea pig

Three years ago when I was shopping for insurance, there weren’t that many options to choose from. And the plan I ended up with is expensive and, to put it bluntly, crappy.
fox news!!!!
_________________________

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

Top
#264604 - 10/30/13 03:46 PM Re: I was an ObamaCare guinea pig [Re: Ardy]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 36325
Loc: Portland, Oregon

I'm really surprised this article exists on the Fox News website. Roger Ailes must not know its there.
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#264605 - 10/30/13 04:02 PM Re: I was an ObamaCare guinea pig [Re: Ardy]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 36325
Loc: Portland, Oregon

...and, also too, Chrissy from Three's Company probably shouldn't be your Obamacare source.
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#264607 - 10/30/13 06:41 PM Re: I was an ObamaCare guinea pig [Re: Ardy]
pondering_it_all Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 4349
Loc: North San Diego County
I strongly suspect the people scoffing at ACA have not been stuck in the COBRA or Individual Policy market anytime over the last decade. Most of the posts I read are from people comparing their employer's group rates and coverage to exchange policies.

That's a silly comparison because exchange policies are meant to give uninsured people and families access to the same kind of policy quality and discount rates that the big companies have been getting all along.

When the "target audience" of uninsured people or those dwelling in Individual Policy Hell spend their 4 hours on the website and save >$4000 per year for better coverage, its going to be a miracle for them. And it's going to make the Republicans look like liars or fools.

Then there's all the people who can't do simple math: One post I read was bragging about their cheap "Major Medical" policy that covered their entire family with a $10,000 yearly cap... What can I say? That's like building your house out of toothpicks!

The availability of reasonable-cost health insurance will also do wonders in stimulating the growth of new companies (which the GOP should actually be thrilled about, if you believe their words instead of their actions): I know plenty of very smart people who would have quit their company jobs and started their own consulting business, but they found the health insurance for themselves and their families would be either ungodly expensive or entirely unavailable because of pre-existing conditions. ACA means they can follow their dreams and start that new business without fear.

Top
#264610 - 10/30/13 07:20 PM Re: I was an ObamaCare guinea pig [Re: pdx rick]
Spag-hetti Offline
member

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 1091
Loc: Middle, USA
Quote:
Rick said:
Chrissy from Three's Company probably shouldn't be your Obamacare source.


ROTFMOLOh, come on, Rick. Chrissy's as qualified to give medical advice as Fox contributor Sarah Palin is qualified to give political analyses ... or as Rep. Michele Bachmann is qualified to question anyone's honesty ... or as Christine O'Donnell to continue fund raising.

Hm-m-m-m-m-m. What do these ladies have in common? Is it a case of attractive merchandising?
_________________________
Just a Missouri school teacher ... stubborn as a mule and addicted to logic.

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 22 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
xiawei, Marzman, kyleyoung8, Retread, solafeian
6003 Registered Users
A2