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Is Obamas health care law really for the peoples benefit?

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 3:28 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • the overhaul will result in “less generous benefit packages” for Medicare Advantage plans next year.

    Interesting.  So does this mean that there will be rationing?  Weren't all of us that were against this monstrosity of a bill saying that we will all pay for it in many ways called fear mongers? 


    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:32 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Thats totally misleading.

    They just fact checked this claim on NPR the other day. There is a sliver of truth there...a very small percentage of seniors will lose some benefits that they get under a special medicare program, but it only effects those who are part of that single program.

    Let me find a link...

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:33 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • So does this mean that there will be rationing?


    Well, I for one are SHOCKED....shocked, I tells yah!! (sarcasm)

    ObamaCare was NEVER and WILL NEVER be about benefiting the citizens of this once great country....but suffice it to say, liberals and ardent Obama supporters bought it, and spewed the rhetoric...hook, line, and sinker.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:35 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • This is interesting:

    “But a new letter from Medicare’s chief actuary is nonpartisan and indisputable. Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage will pay more out of their own pockets as a result of the new health care law. Their costs will go up by hundreds of dollars on average in the coming years, by $346 in 2011 to a high of $923 in 2017.”

    CLARIFICATION: The cost estimate came from the office of the actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, an independent, non-partisan office.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 3:36 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • UP- A small sliver? The elderly on medicare is the group the most at risk of losing health care. You really should listen to your local radio and TV stations. Today I heard yet another man call in saying his medicare advantage was being dropped by his insurance. He is in the process of finding new insurance to cover what Medicare doesn't and the best he can find is $3600 a year. This is happening all over the country. IN TX (no doubt other states too) 40% of Drs have stopped or will stop by 2011 servicing medicare because of the next 30% cut that goes into effect next year. If they can afford the care they may not be able to FIND the care. It's one thing after another.
    This came directly from the White House. Of course it is true.

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 3:43 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:44 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Up, your article is six weeks old, the OP posted a brand new article, today, from politico

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:54 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • No, the health care reform benefits and was written by the ins industry.


    Answer by Friday at 4:02 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Why does it matter if it's 6 weeks old? This isn't a new issue.

    Sorry...I did't realize information was only relevant on the day it was posted.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:06 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • "a very small percentage of seniors will lose some benefits "

    thats a percentage too much!! That's not right THEY who are not physically able to work and have "done" their time losethe benefits that they EARNED for some perfectly fine "mid age" person to take them...

    I say cover all children and seniors. leave the rest to pay for their own...why can't they? "they don't make enough" Not my fault, they made their OWN choices in life and got stuck in the crappy job they did...

    The government can't even properly run this country and people want to put them in control of our health care?!?! SMFH

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 10:44 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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