The Latest on the Affordable Healthcare Act

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The Latest on the Affordable Healthcare Act

So really, what direction is this really going to go ?

Granted, I've been quite busy the past few days and have not had a chance to catch up on all of the latest developments on this.

Where do you see this potentially going and what do you think it is going to mean ?

I am asking this out of genuine curiosity :

President Obama announces health law fix

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24947202

 

US President Barack Obama has announced a one-year reprieve for millions of Americans facing cancelled insurance plans under his healthcare law.

A contrite Mr Obama said his administration "fumbled the rollout" of his flagship domestic achievement.

Companies discontinued the policies as they did not meet new minimum requirements under the legislation.

A separate problem with the law is the glitches plaguing the federal website set up to sell the new insurance.

(The rest can be found at the link)

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It will eventually work

It will eventually work out.

The Repubs have ruined their next election for being douche bags (not that the democrats are any better).

If the Repubs would spend as much time bitching and groaning about what they didn't get and instead spent their time trying to actually fix shit they wouldn't be in such bad shape.


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fuck, i'm glad I've got

fuck, i'm glad I've got thousands of miles of ocean between me and this shit.  my healthcare--that includes annual dental checkups, biannual physicals, prescriptions, emergency room visits, baby delivery, whole nine yards--has been taken care of since 2007.  fuck america.

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iwbiek wrote:fuck, i'm glad

iwbiek wrote:

fuck, i'm glad I've got thousands of miles of ocean between me and this shit.  my healthcare--that includes annual dental checkups, biannual physicals, prescriptions, emergency room visits, baby delivery, whole nine yards--has been taken care of since 2007.  fuck america.

This year has seen a huge spike in the number of expatriates.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24135021

I don't think it is simply because of the Affordable Health Care plan either. I think people are just fed up with this shitty system and its fucktarded ways of running things.

Hell, if I had the money and knew exactly what the process was, Me and mine would be heading to Europe tomorrow.

The article states :

The number of Americans giving up their citizenship has rocketed this year - partly, it's thought, because of a new tax law that is frustrating many expats.

Goodbye, US passport.

That's not a concept that Americans contemplate lightly. But it's one that many of them seem to be considering - and acting on.

The number of expatriates renouncing their US citizenship surged in the second quarter of 2013, compared with the same period the year before - 1,131 cases to 189 in 2012. It's still a small proportion of the estimated six million Americans abroad, but it's a significant rise.

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I find it disturbing how

I find it disturbing how often our President simply decides not to enforce the law. If it is a bad law it should be repealed if it is good it should be enforced. It is very dangerous for a President to determine by edict which laws to enforce and which not.

What is going to change between this year and next? Not to mention the monkey wrench this throws into insurance companies calculations. They were counting on millions of people paying the higher Bamacare rates, because they still have to cover pre-existing conditions and still offer the new policies which will suffer from severe adverse selection. Now to get that revenue they have to take the blame for what the law does and Bama can say "See it is the mean evil companies not the ACA". The other option is to accept huge losses next year.

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