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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    yes, any thing that does more than intended, that takes on those most in need, will have some trouble with funding.
    Trouble? They were only off on their cost estimate by 10 times when they authorized it. We better hope Obamacare isn't off as much, we couldn't print money fast enough to cover that sort of blunder.
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    Trouble? They were only off on their cost estimate by 10 times when they authorized it. We better hope Obamacare isn't off as much, we couldn't print money fast enough to cover that sort of blunder.
    Again, they did more than originally asked. And we're aging quickly. No easy way around that. Try to see all of it.

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, they did more than originally asked. And we're aging quickly. No easy way around that. Try to see all of it.
    No the original estimate for the basic program was off by a ton. There is no reason to suspect they have gotten any better at estimating long term costs in the past 50 years.
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    The purpose of the health care act is not to make health care any cheaper for anyone...it's an attempt to make 30 hours the new full time work week. This way, companies have more workers working fewer hours. Which equals lower unemployment numbers.
    PLease do it. People who bypass this and continue to work longer and harder than the norm will continue to have higher wealth and wealth disparity will grow EVEN FASTER, and the cycle will continue. Incentivize non-wealth creating behaviors, and expect more people to create wealth. Liberal insanity.

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    No the original estimate for the basic program was off by a ton. There is no reason to suspect they have gotten any better at estimating long term costs in the past 50 years.
    If that is the ONLY thing you look at. Of course, that would be dishonest. It is not too much to ask that we look at everything, every factor, to have a better understanding of they how and whys. .

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    If that is the ONLY thing you look at. Of course, that would be dishonest. It is not too much to ask that we look at everything, every factor, to have a better understanding of they how and whys. .
    What is dishonest about asking that the AFFORDABLE healthcare act actually be affordable?
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    What is dishonest about asking that the AFFORDABLE healthcare act actually be affordable?
    Actually, that's not what you did.

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Actually, that's not what you did.
    Sure it is. I don't expect it to be based on past government 'estimates' though.
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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebie Jeebie View Post
    Sure it is. I don't expect it to be based on past government 'estimates' though.
    The only question I saw was why did Medicare cost so much.

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    Re: Obamacare: Is a $2,000 deductible 'affordable?'

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The only question I saw was why did Medicare cost so much.
    No I said Medicare cost way more than projected and I hope they weren't off as much on Obamacare. We can't afford Medicare so how will the Affordable healthcare act be affordable if they are as accurate with their projections for it as they were with medicare, since is it Medicare on steroids?
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