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DRB March 25, 2014 at 11:42 AM
While I agree with this article in how it analyzed the fiscal aspects. However I disagree with what Read Moreis considered success and failure of the ACA. The success or failure should be analyzed by the intended purpose of the ACA. Yes, we the President and the entire Democrat Party lied to all of us with their pie in the sky promises. Yes, the ACA has caused great harm to our national economy and big and small businesses alike. Yes, the ACA has caused people to lose their jobs and others to have their work hours reduced. Yes, the ACA has caused people with health coverage to loss their coverage their doctors and their medicines. Yes, the ACA causes harm across a host of different spectrums but none of these have anything to do with the purpose of the ACA. The intended purpose was to have a supposed 47 Million people that did not have health insurance to have health insurance while lowering the costs for all insured. Has the ACA even begun to achieve the goal of having all of America insured and lowering costs for all that are insured? A simple NO is the answer by anyone’s measurement. Is there more insured today then before the law was enacted? Again a simple NO is the answer. We currently have more uninsured then before the law. The other aspect of the law of lowering the cost of those insured is the next measurement by which success and failure can be measured. Again we can answer a simple NO to that part of the intended purpose as well. So, to summarize the success or failure based on the intended purposes or goals we say without doubt the law is a big fat failure.
Pamela Findley March 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM
What evidence do you offer that the ACA has "damaged small business and big business alike. It Read Morehas attacked the middle class and diminished their purchasing power to remain in the middle class. It has attacked the religious institutions that actually help real people were they live. It has lowered health care coverage for 99% of people and has not made a dent in the supposed intended beneficiaries"? What do you mean by "the bigotry of people of faith"?
Keith Bolcar March 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM
The ACA is the bane of everyone's existence now. Hate to say "I told you so", but as the Read Moretrain heads closer to the cliff and ACA supporters refuse to see what is front of their faces, I can confidently say just that. Two-thirds of the country identify negatively to the law, but the Democratic bosses keep doubling down. Eventually all the lies and spin will spiral out of control. That's when the mess will need to be cleaned up. Terry McAuliffe is merely another symptom of what is wrong with the ACA. He disdains ideological battles? He is a master of the art.
Keith Bolcar February 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Barbara, quit proving my argument by pointing out the obvious. Young people are crucial to the ACA. Read MoreThey need to sign up to keep it afloat. They are not signing up. 7 million people need to sign up by the end of March to avoid a bailout of the law. This is from Katherine Sebelius own mouth, though she conveniently denies that now, but she was on record more than once saying this. Not gonna happen. So, when the inevitable need to sink more money into this wreck comes, what then? How is this any better than before? Answer: it's not, no matter how hard you try to spin it.
DRB February 28, 2014 at 01:18 PM
I would also interject here that even though POTUS has postponed portions of the law it is still in Read Moreeffect. The penalties (taxes) will be enforced if not this year but retroactively the next or the next. Your W2's already record your participation in a plan. This will be used to enforce the taxes whether now or retroactively. It is after all the law and will be enforced. So pay now or pay latter. The ACA will be on everyone's the tax forms by 2015 for 2014 income. This year there is an increase for medical deductions. Senator Cruz has been vindicated for his appeal for repeal on the eve of the train wreck that is the ACA.
Kathy Keith February 28, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Barbara, I know that Medicare/ Social Security are not sustainable as is. What makes you thinkRead Morethat ACA is sustainable? I would guess that most people who have signed up have substantial subsidies that are paid for by you and me. Shouldn't we have addressed problems with SSA and Medicare before we added another fiscal albatross?
Carl Petersen III February 25, 2014 at 08:03 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Mike February 26, 2014 at 01:41 PM
You can do a whole album! -Senior thesis on that swell guy Sal Alinsky. -Her lie of landing inRead MoreBos nia under sniper fire. -Her claim that the Lewinsky scandal was the result of a "vast right-wing conspiracy". -She stayed married to her cheating horn dog husband due to that scandal. -Hillary's claim that Benghazi was the result of a youtube video. -Health-Care Gate, Cattle-Futures Gate, & Travelgate. I look forward for it being available on itunes!
Lola McGourty February 15, 2014 at 06:07 PM
You go girl! I have lived in many parts of the USA and was even born in DC, BUT whatever it isRead Morethat has taken over Virginia are not my people. I fell just walking to my parked car in Ashburn because there was no nearby handicapped spot (yes I am a senior and a veteran) and a concrete "bumper" was concealed under my front fender. I went down on both knees. Had I not been with my husband, I am sure no one would have assisted me either. These people here are totally self-absorbed and drive like they are in India or Pakistan where there are no rules of the road. Moving south again ASAP.
Liz February 21, 2014 at 05:38 PM
I'm sorry this happened to you. We were discussing something similarRead Moreat: http://herndon.patch.com/gr oups/around-town/p/sidewalk-snow-shame-communities-failing-community-101 Hope you're feeling better!
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