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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Most, if not all, who cannot afford insurance also cannot afford the deductibles or co-pays, so what does this law do to help individuals?
    Does a lot for me. I can afford health insurance now. Had the law already been in place, I wouldn't be playing a benefit for a close friend who died because he could not afford to go to a doctor.
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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Does a lot for me. I can afford health insurance now. Had the law already been in place, I wouldn't be playing a benefit for a close friend who died because he could not afford to go to a doctor.
    You post a lot without saying anything...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Your story is so compelling from your POV, I have been completely brought down to normalcy in my responses and I thank you. My Father was Military and my Mom still benefits from Tri-care-for-life and Medicare and Civil Service. I have been fortunate all my life with decent teacher insurance and still get my wife's in retirement. Many times I bypass getting tests because I feel guilty about costs to the system. I will try to stay focused on your behalf, though I have said this before to others on DP.
    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's not true at all. I already know what my deductible is, and what my copay is going to be. I also know what my premium is going to be. I am getting the insurance.

    I have come a very long way from what I believed before to what I believe now. It took the death of a very good friend of mine to make me see the light. Last Sunday, I played a benefit concert for the widow and grandchild of Papa Bluez, who was an icon in the Houston area. He could not afford health insurance. A couple of months ago, he began experiencing tightness in his chest. He didn't see a doctor because he could not afford it. 2 days later he was dead. He died because he did not have the money to see a doctor.

    Before the death of Papa Bluez, I was dead set against any kind of subsidized health insurance. It took the death of a dear friend of mine, and the circumstances surrounding his death, to make me see the light. If we cannot provide health care for our own citizens, then we are savages, and nothing more. There are a lot of things I don't like about Obamacare, but at this point, I am willing to give it a chance, so that many others do not end up like Papa Bluez - Dead before their time.

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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    This is old news. It was conditioned on a clean CR.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    When?

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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    then leave it shutdown, I am fine if it never re-opens
    Whatever. Extremists will NOT carry the day.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Especially after we see the more radical Republicans openly brag about how giddy they are in shutting the government down. Whether Dems like it or not, we will have to help Repubs settle their differences, something I have been totally against up till now.
    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Hey an attempt at humor as desperate as Boehner's sorry attempt to pretend that Obama caused the GOP's meltdown..

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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Whatever. Extremists will NOT carry the day.
    Obama was elected by extremist, you know the ones with their hands out.

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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    They ALL own this shutdown. It isn't some isolated thing...everything over the past few years led to the point where baths sides finally acted as they did. **** the finger pointing, it's on all of them

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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    You post a lot without saying anything...
    I said all I need to say. And if you are insinuating that I lied about this, then here is the facebook page for the Papa Bluez Benefit. We were quite successful in raising money for his widow, but Papa Bluez is still dead, and he didn't need to be. Again, this is a major event in my life, and is the event which changed my mind on this. We either look out for our own, or we are nothing more than savages. I miss my friend.
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    Re: John Boehner: Obama owns this shutdown now

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The republicans should have called a conference committee in June or July or August or early September instead of waiting until hours before the deadline. Now it just looks like a political ploy to hold the country hostage until their demands are met.
    It looks that way because it is that way.

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