Proud to be a tax and spend leftist.
Proud supporter of the real Second Amendment.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Who left the fridge open?
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
another day, another problem
Obamacare is on the horizon, but will enough people sign up? | ReutersBut with "Obamacare" five months from show time, Democrats are worried about whether enough Americans will sign up to make the sweeping healthcare overhaul a success - and what failure might mean for Congress heading into the 2016 presidential race.
Some of the law's main advocates fear that not enough of America's 49 million uninsured will know about health coverage offered in their own states. Even if they do, new insurance plans may not be attractive to young, healthy consumers needed to offset an expected influx of older and sicker patients.
Only a handful of states are beginning campaigns to promote the online health insurance marketplaces created by the law. Known as exchanges, the markets will offer private coverage at federally subsidized rates to individuals and families with low-to-moderate incomes, with enrollment set to begin October 1.
add progressive public-option warrior ron wyden, oregon, to the long list of democratic senators (shaheen, cardin, harkin, baucus, rockefeller, reid, schumer) speaking out about their fears
obama is a really bad implementor
"there is reason to be very concerned about what's going to happen with young people, if their premiums shoot up i can tell you that is going to wash into the united states senate in a hurry," worries wyden
cbs---americans want answers
cri---falling apart in the implementation
reuters---"democrats are frustrated about the lack of details surrounding administration plans to promote the exchanges"
have YOU heard yet what the white house plans to do
cbs hasn't, the retiring chair of senate finances hasn't
the exchanges must be up and running october 1
how do YOU spell incompetence?
"why in late april can't they show us any of what they've got planned, the rollout plan should already be in existence"
reuters---"big insurers appear wary of participating"
"most states have balked at medicaid expansion" (capitalizing on chief justice roberts' escape)
the shop program for small business has been put off a year, meaning vulnerable entrepreneurs will be stuck in exchanges with no competition
all betrayals of bedrock pledges promoted by the president of broken promises
"meanwhile, the enrollment effort is under threat from months of delay, a congressional republican embargo on new funding and worries about how affordable the new plans will be, according to analysts, lawmakers, congressional aides and former officials"
you hear that as spin?
you better get off at the next stop
I have read SEVERAL reviews that claim much of the success of PPACA hinges on getting these 'young healthy' folks to purchase insurance. But the penalty; In 2014, the penalty is $95 or 1 percent of the individualís income, whichever is greater doesn't seem much motivation. I can't comprehend believing a health insurance policy could exist with a monthly premium less that $8/mo. Are such things common? Yes the penalty does increase to $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016 but this is still ~$60/mo. which still seems like a bargain. I realize that paying the penalty leaves one exposed to medical care expenses but they are currently taking (and have been) chance now...what am I missing?
train wreck indeed.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!