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    Posted by j_IR1776wg 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    I believe Congress sent 6 bills to repeal Obamacare all of which president Obama vetoed. They haven't sent one since Trump took over the office. Washington DC is corrupt to its core and needs to be altered or abolished.
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      Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      I want repeal, not replace.
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      • Posted by j_IR1776wg 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        Hear! Hear! Term2 lets repeal Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Federal Reserve, Income Tax, Direct election of Senators, EPA, Dept. of Education, and throw off all other government millstones about our necks. We may yet save America as the only bastion of Individual Rights left on earth..
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        • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
          The swamp is deep and wide tho
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          • Posted by j_IR1776wg 9 months, 2 weeks ago
            Sadly yes.
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            • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
              I get medicare and SS, and the fact of it is that the money I put in was spent long ago on government projects. As a result, the payments I get now are courtesy of people currently paying into the ponzi scheme called SS and medicare. I would give it up gladly if the whole system were closed down, but most older people have made themselves dependent on the government and would vote to keep the swamp filled.
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              • Posted by j_IR1776wg 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                The money you put in was worth way more than the money you get from SS today. This site says that what you could buy with $12.49 in 1960 now requires $100.00. Lets see if we take 100/12.49 = 8. So your SS check should be eight times what it is to keep up with with the Fed/Govt. inflation.

                https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-th...
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                • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                  From 1966 to now I would say the multiplier is more like 14 if one goes by the price of cars then and. Now. The CPI doesn’t take into account the cost declines due to substituting cheaper Chinese goods
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              • Posted by freedomforall 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                I'm with you term. Shut down all the departments having actions not specifically mentioned in the original constitution and Bill of Rights. On of my friends is eligible for medicare (about 68 at present) and is paying $5,000 a month for a health policy outside Obamacare. His money is going for prenatal care that his responsible generation never needed. How did we ever manage to survive and be healthy without all that statist meddling?
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                • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
                  How did your friend even get health insurance past 65 in the first place. I looked into it because so many doctors are refusing Medicare patients, but Medicare seems to restrict me from paying additional cash over what Medicare pays
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    • Posted by  $  AJAshinoff 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Agreed, Any federal control over healthcare OR the economy should be nullified and forever forbidden by law. Apparently the jackals believe their view of the Constitution is the only one that matters, they are wrong.
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  • Posted by Storo 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Congress should hold themselves accountable for all the times the Leadership said they would repeal Obamacare. They passed as many as 15 repeal bills while Obama was President, fully knowing that Obama would veto all of them. Nice CYA eyewash. Now the Republicans have the House, Senate, and the White House and can't get a bill together that they can pass??!! Give me a break. Again, it's not Trump that needs to be held accountable, it's the Republican Party and the Republican Congress.
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    • Posted by term2 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      They need 60 senate votes to REPEAL and they dont have that. Obama was smart to ram through Obamacare as he did. Once in, its hard to get rid of it.
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      • Posted by Storo 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        They need 51 votes to repeal Obamacare through Reconciliation, just as the Democrats did to pass it in the first place with ZERO Republican votes. This can be done in consideration of a Budget bill (You do remember when Congress used to pass budgets?)
        The whole 60 vote thing is a smoke screen to CYA Republicans. Not buying it. It's just another excuse from a Party that ignores what the voters want and what they, the Party, ran on.
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  • Posted by tohar1 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Wow! A politician held to his/her campaign promises? That would be a new one! Almost laughable! D/R/L or whatever letter comes after their respective name, not one of them has EVER been accountable for their actions...and don't give me the "accountable at the ballot box" argument. Something has to change...and soon, or we're all cooked. I love the USA, and cannot imagine this pot not boiling over in the very near future...unless something changes.
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  • Posted by ycandrea 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Congress doesn't want to change health care. Plain and simple. It's not the President who is holding things up. It is Congress. Where have you been?
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  • Posted by bassboat 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    No statesmen/women in DC. Vote panderers ia what they are. No backbone, self instead of country, palm to the sky........ If they are not going to repeal it let obamacare implode. Cowards.
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  • Posted by chad 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    There is no hope that the ACA will be repealed. When those who govern say they will repeal and replace it they are merely stating we will have the same system of rules with a different name.
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  • Posted by bspielb 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Repeal every word of Obozo-care. Anyone over 50 who has been paying into Medicare should be the last people on it. If you're under 50 you get a refund of what you have put in so far. After that, you are on your own to save for retirement medical care. If you don't save it is up to your family, friends and community. If you put it to people like that they will all make sure their family members learn how to save. The Fed needs to stop printing useless money and raise interest rates so savers can see the fruits of their frugalness pay off without having to risk money in the stock market. Sure interest rates will go up on mortgages. People have to learn to live within their means and do a lot of DIY. People also need to learn to stop expecting instant results in life. This is not a video game you are living in. Grow up. Maybe start requiring military service and provide enough of a benefit afterward to pay for tech school training if you don't stay in long enough to get it in the service. If you want to go to college you are on your own and work your way through. If you want prices to come down on medical insurance you need tort reform. Something like loser pays everybody's lawyers. Don't let these ambulance chasers work on contingency. By doing that they will always seek these huge pain and suffering bullshit awards. Use technology to prevent unnecessary ambulance and doctor visits. There is a device out now on Amazon for $99 that will do an actual ECG using your fingertips. It's called the Kardia. It can tell people if they need an ambulance or a doctor visit or only an Adavan. The money saved on false alarms and ambulance call outs would make it worthwhile for insurance companies to give the things away to high-risk patients. Call your Senators and demand a repeal or they will be primaried. I don't care how good they seem. They're almost all swamp creatures if they have been in DC for more than 10 yrs.
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    • Posted by bassboat 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Agree with what you say except the 10 yrs, 10 months is more like it.
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      • Posted by bspielb 9 months, 2 weeks ago
        Rep. Louie Gomert was telling a radio audience that on the first day of his indoctrination, oops I mean introduction 😀 to work on Capitol Hill they started on the first day telling the incoming fresshmen their main job now is to get reelected.
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    • Posted by RevJay4 9 months, 1 week ago
      Totally agree with your post, bspielb.
      You left out tax reform in your post of changes needed. A simplier tax system, maybe a flat tax or the FairTax. Either system would do. Everybody gets to pay, not just the working schlub who can't afford high priced accountants and such.
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  • Posted by gpecaut 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Congress can't hold a President to anything. Congress has to act. A President can not pass a law that Congress has not sent to his desk. Thus it is us, We the People, that must hold our Congressmen, House and Senate, to our will.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Me dino would have altered that title to "Professional Politician Chicken RINOs Should Support Trump's Health Care Campaign Promises."
    Maybe I'd add a subtitle: "Your Constituents May See Through Your Deceit Should They Grow Brains. Hi, Paul Ryan."
    Or perhaps I'd otherwise rather subtitle write: "I Dream Of Term Limits."
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    "Require price transparency from all healthcare providers, especially doctors and healthcare organizations like clinics and hospitals."
    This alone would be huge, and it would not require a new regulation. It would just be a rule saying contracts that are open-ended with no price estimate or pre-agreed price per service or price per unit time are not enforceable.

    It wouldn't be requiring them to do anything. It just means they would lose in court if they sent a bill that was not in some fashion agreed to beforehand. The agreement could be by time or by procedure or fixed bid-- anything. But if it just says any and all charges, they would not be able to win a judgement in court.
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    • Posted by jimjamesjames 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      RE: actual costs don't seem to be hard to find, just ask. My wife has a hiatal hernia. I called the surgeon, $1800 for the surgery. I called the hospital, $10-20,000, "depending."
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 9 months, 1 week ago
        HMOs started in the Upper Midwest, so many people here expect as a fact of life that their employer takes care of the premiums for a plan that pays for most everything with no deductibles. Many providers are the same way. On multiple occasions I've had providers suggest something isn't a good option because it would cost $100. We have to explain we never hit our deductible, and $100 is in the noise.

        So you are absolutely right, but in some markets you have to work for it. In my area it's easier by far to get pricing on a new furnace or a car repair than a medical procedure. You can get pricing. You just have to keep asking until you get someone with a brain. I frequently get, "I don't know the cost, but you may possibly have a co-pay, depending on your insurance." There's a lot of cluelessness.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 9 months, 2 weeks ago
    First, Obamacare should be repealed outright, with-
    out attempting to vote in a "replacement". Then,
    afterward, they can consider bringing in new things, such as allowing insurance across state lines, tort reform, etc.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 9 months, 2 weeks ago
      Notify the "industry" that in 60 days Obamacare will no longer be law and magically there will be a free market solution for the 95% who were covered before Obamacare in less than 60 days.
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  • Posted by  $  Abaco 9 months ago
    On the rare occasion that I see a news show and I happen to see a Republican talking about anything other than repeal I really lose my s%*t.

    America is really, truly finished.
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