"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Yeah? What unit were you in? What did you do in the military? What branch? Officer, or enlisted?I spent 20 years protecting your freedom of speech so you could even type that garbage....
I spent less time in, but I was active duty Army for 6 years, with my last unit being the 101st. I only say this because you seem to have wanted to throw your reserve service out there as some 'dick waiving' contest to shut down your opponent in debate, and I can tell ya brother, that is poor form. If you think you are entitled to a lifetime of my support just because you chose the path of a volunteer in the greatest military in history, then I would question why you do anything in the first place.
How could possibly know that? You're in here whining because you don't get 'free stuff', yet you want to project the picture of financial independence? I'm not buying it..., and I guarantee I pay 5x to 10x what you do in taxes every year.
Nah, like I said I am not buying it....If you were truly independently wealthy like that, I seriously doubt that you'd be in a board like this wasting time....Most people I know that have that kind of money don't have the time for silliness like this.People like you should kiss the a$$es of people like me that pay 90% of the taxes. Your kind hasn't paid a dime for my decisions. Other way around. I pay for your kind to even exist.
That would be impossible as far as I understand...You can't even look at the 'exchanges' til next week, and that to start with will only be through a 'facilitator'.... I have the feeling we are entering the stage of the law where a lot of outright lies will be made up on boards like this to tamp down the true stories of people being hurt out there...Remember all the reports of Obama operatives infiltrating boards like these a while back.
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
First I keep asking and you keep avoiding- you don't have much experience with insurance do you?
Next once you get past the 'bumper sticker' crap and look at why the premiums are going up you see the final gasp of the huge insurance conglomerates hiking rates to maximize their profit pre ACA. Humana didn't hike their premium rate due to the ACA, that tripling came BEFORE the law kicks in.
Next the charts leave out one key detail, premium rise will occur in the younger set, the older and growing set will hold steady or decrease. So I can see the youngsters screaming, even those who have employer subsidized insurance, but the older segment of society is a huge part of our society
So what is the biggest part of any predicted rate increase, and let's remember the increase so feared is as much a part of those who hate and are fighting ACA than any real numbers.
The biggest part is expanding coverage PER PERSON. What was never covered is now covered. This will make a big difference down the road as our resident partisan 'I gotta hate the ACA' crowd refuse to see is detecting and treating early is far less expensive for the patient and their family. Co-pays can destroy a family's budget.
So I can see young folks being mad that the healthcare industry will receive a long overdue reform, it isn't perfect and the very self centered youth are mad, but for the rest of the nation let's see before we judge.
But back on the OP, NP brought in a pile of steaming crap that had nothing to due with ACA but the greed of Humana. In Cal's chart where is the state with a 300% rate increase????
There is no state but the one of Denial.
Given the 'experts' in elections and war making on the CON side of the room I'd say let's wait and see how this whole thing shakes out before believing articles posted on CON websites.
IF the massive rate increases occur like the CONs claim ACA will be dropped like a hot rock.
I said HUMANA has for crap plans that are over priced and under coverage compared to many other sources.
Several have pointed out all this blaming of the ACA is premature as the new regulations have not kicked in yet, the 300% rate increase is due to HUMANA price gouging NOT ACA.