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    Politics: ObamaCare overview: Explaining the basics | Best of Cain (I know this is a bias sight, but just for that point of view on the debate)

    Obamacare Set to Take Effect Oct. 1 | Video - ABC News


    Now that we are almost here, what do you all think? I do not know anyone IRL that is in support of this. Most people I know have seen their insurance costs double if not triple in the last few years and blame Obamacare for this. I am interested in hearing a perspective different from people I know IRL.

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    I feel like we just talked about this? Didn't we?

    I hear it and I hear negative things but it's not a big deal to us here so it's not a "hot topic" so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I feel like we just talked about this? Didn't we?

    I hear it and I hear negative things but it's not a big deal to us here so it's not a "hot topic" so to speak.
    It is ALL over the news and FB here. Like it was the night before an election.

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    Yeah, we get mentions on the news...as in...something takes effect on such and such a day. I can't say it's all over the news.

    I haven't had one mention on FB.

    The only time I really hear about it is at work, when an out of state member mentions it. In state people never mention it.
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    Sorry, they are covering "Government shut down" but it seems to be a small article.

    The news is currently remembering a hurricane from 28 years ago instead lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Politics: ObamaCare overview: Explaining the basics | Best of Cain (I know this is a bias sight, but just for that point of view on the debate)

    Obamacare Set to Take Effect Oct. 1 | Video - ABC News


    Now that we are almost here, what do you all think? I do not know anyone IRL that is in support of this. Most people I know have seen their insurance costs double if not triple in the last few years and blame Obamacare for this. I am interested in hearing a perspective different from people I know IRL.
    Have these same people declined any benefits they may have already received, e.g. bcp, mental health coverage, children on their insurance longer, and coverage for pre-existing conditions that would previously have been denied?

    Many people are very confused as to what is in the ACA. We don't have the money to fund the ACA yet what about the misuse of hospital services due to lack of insurance? The taxpayers are forced to pay thousands for services that could be covered at the GP or urgent care level. Who pays when people have to file bankruptcy due to medical bills they can't pay?

    My insurance has gone up 10 - 20% per year, every year since 2000. When I worked at Target in 1990 they kept most employees right around 38 hours to avoid offering benefits. When my mom worked as an SDC aide from 1990 - 1999, her hours were less than the cut-off for benefits. So this is nothing new. Yet I read on facebook that employers are going to cut hours because of ACA. When DD1 was on MediCal I also had coverage through BC/BS. I paid $200/month for private insurance in 1998. When I did the estimate for my cost throug ACA, it would be cheaper now. 15 years later!

    When I was 19, I got sick. I was a full-time student so I would have been covered under my parents' insurance if they had had any. My dad had been laid off shortly before but he could not get COBRA. My dad took me to the doctor and I watched him write out a check for the full charge without insurance. Then, to add insult to injury, the doctor said to him, "I would admit her to the hospital tonight, but you don't have health insurance." This should not happen..
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    I think it's interesting that people in your area are railing against Obamacare Bonita. I just read somewhere that the insurance premiums on the TN exchanges are some of the lowest prices in the country. I wonder how people will feel once they actually have access to more affordable healthcare. Don't you dare offer me lower rates!! LOL Agree with ethanwinfield that our costs have been going up steadily since long before the ACA. I think that employers are just cynical enough to blame it on the ACA now because it's a handy excuse.

    No one I know personally IRL is upset about it going into effect. I'm actually eager to shop the exchange on 10/01 and see if I can find a better deal because I hate my current health insurance with a burning passion but I've never had an (affordable) option to change it before.
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    That's it EW and Alissa......too many employers are blaming on NHCR when these patterns have been in effect for years. They don't want to look like the bad guy (they=employers) so they find a scapegoat.

    I see it all the time. An employer wants to cut costs....that plan is usually in place for years especially for large employers....and now they have something to blame. It's perfect for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I think it's interesting that people in your area are railing against Obamacare Bonita. I just read somewhere that the insurance premiums on the TN exchanges are some of the lowest prices in the country. I wonder how people will feel once they actually have access to more affordable healthcare. Don't you dare offer me lower rates!! LOL Agree with ethanwinfield that our costs have been going up steadily since long before the ACA. I think that employers are just cynical enough to blame it on the ACA now because it's a handy excuse.
    If TN has the lowest prices in the country and their premiums are double and triple what they were we are in serious trouble.
    Tennessee: Obamacare will triple men's premiums, double women's | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Nebraska is getting hit pretty hard too with premiums tripling.
    http://watchdog.org/107894/some-nebr...der-obamacare/

    They aren't saying the rates are lower... they are saying they are lower than they predicted they would be under Obamacare. Not the same thing. They are still paying wayyyy more. Thats like saying you are paying $100 now and we predict you will have to pay $300. So now it is only $280... see your payments are going to be lower so we are saving you money! Ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    If TN has the lowest prices in the country and their premiums are double and triple what they were we are in serious trouble.
    Tennessee: Obamacare will triple men's premiums, double women's | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Nebraska is getting hit pretty hard too with premiums tripling.
    Some Nebraskans' premiums to triple under Obamacare ? Watchdog.org

    They aren't saying the rates are lower... they are saying they are lower than they predicted they would be under Obamacare. Not the same thing. They are still paying wayyyy more. Thats like saying you are paying $100 now and we predict you will have to pay $300. So now it is only $280... see your payments are going to be lower so we are saving you money! Ha!
    But what are we comparing here? I haven't had a chance to really review offerings in TN. Now, with all the additional coverage you don't have limits on women's health care, or overall dollar maximums (such as limit for lifetime 50,000 or 100,000 (which is 1 or 2 inpatient stays respectively). We are probably not comparing apples to oranges here. More like apples to a steak dinner.
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