So what is Obamacare going to cost us?

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Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Aug 21, 2012, at 9:14 PM:

Here is a list of the tax hikes we can look forward to.

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/j...

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    A government that relies on the force of taxation as opposed to voluntary contributions does not deserve to exist.

    -- Posted by Simon Jester on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 7:38 PM
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    "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free..."la, la, la...I forgot the words...dang!

    -- Posted by dchannes on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 8:34 PM
  • One of the few freedoms we have in this country is to bow down to the almighty government. The majority of the citizens take full advantage of this freedom.

    -- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 9:17 PM
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    -- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 9:17 PM

    Yea verily.

    I wonder what un-Common sense will have to say about this one.

    -- Posted by dchannes on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 9:52 PM
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    Some of us have the Liberty to go hungry.

    "Going hungry in America: 'Distressing,' 'humbling' and 'scary'"

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/goin...

    -- Posted by dchannes on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 10:15 PM
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    Yep. The economy is just booming under the Obama Administration. Eh? I hear it's only going to get better!

    How about another diatribe on how well it's going here in the good ole USA, un_Common_Sense?

    -- Posted by dchannes on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 10:21 PM
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    Why don't Liberals / Democrats want to know about this?

    Obama v Romney:

    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-as...

    -- Posted by bbollmann on Sat, Sep 1, 2012, at 6:25 PM
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    "College Student Insurance Costs Rise Under Obamacare"

    http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/...

    "President Obama's health care reform law, which expands preventative care and lets young people remain on their parents' health insurance plans well into their 20s, is a central part of his election year pitch to college students.

    "And perhaps nowhere are students more critical to the president's re-election chances than in North Carolina, a state jam-packed with colleges and universities that were blitzed by Obama campaign organizers in 2008.

    "But as the president fights to keep the conservative-leaning state in his column this November, education officials here are complicating his campaign message by citing "Obamacare" as a reason for the rising cost of student health insurance plans on campuses from Asheville to Wilmington.

    "In April, Tom Ross, the president of the University of North Carolina system, sent a letter to the university's board of governors announcing that students should brace for a hike in the cost of university-provided insurance plans.

    "Ross explained that at least 64,000 North Carolina college students -- roughly a third of those enrolled in the state's 17 public universities -- should expect to see "substantial" increases in health coverage costs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    "Based on more than three semesters of actual claims experience, as well as the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we are facing large increases in premiums for our students," Ross wrote in the letter.

    "In North Carolina, college students are required to have proof of health insurance, either through their university, their parents or a private provider.

    "Students who purchase insurance plans from North Carolina public universities this fall will be shelling out $709 per semester. That's up significantly from a cost of $460 per semester last year.

    "In an interview with CNN, Ross said the Obama law -- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- is only a partial driver of the rising premiums.

    "Obamacare regulations requiring enhancements in prescription drug coverage and preventive care account for 12% of the insurance cost increase on campuses here, UNC officials estimate.

    "Most of the cost increase, however, is due to adjustments in coverage by the university's insurance provider, Chartis, after the company evaluated claims experience over the last year and a half.

    "Ross pointed out that the price tag for UNC-provided insurance coverage is still considerably less than other private plans. He said the university system makes no money off the insurance plan.

    "Supporters of the new law say the reason for the rising costs is straightforward: Obamacare expands and improves health care coverage, and better care can be more expensive."

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 3:58 PM
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    Well, apparently nobody told that students that somebody would have to pay for those free contraceptives...

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 4:29 PM
  • Rick: Are you going to prison?

    -- Posted by howdydoody on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 5:07 PM
  • "In North Carolina, college students are required to have proof of health insurance, either through their university, their parents or a private provider."

    I would think that the vast majority of North Carolina college students should be able to graduate prior to turning 26.

    -- Posted by commonsensematters on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 8:14 PM
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    "I would think that the vast majority of North Carolina college students should be able to graduate prior to turning 26."

    Which has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the cost of health insurance for that group is rising, as it is for the majority of us.

    Free stuff ain't free.

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Fri, Sep 7, 2012, at 8:03 AM
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    "Many of the young crowd have found a way around the Affordable Act . They drop their personal insurance so they can be covered by mommies and daddies insurance .

    "In other words , they have beat the "mandatory" Law."

    Mommy and Daddy's insurance rates go up accordingly, but the student's don't see that. It's 'free' to them. Just another factor in their faulty education, methinks.

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Fri, Sep 7, 2012, at 9:46 AM
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    "The wars were largely financed by borrowing, so there is no ready pile of cash to be diverted to anything else."

    It's that Democrat Math again: If you have a $20,000 limit on your credit card, that's the same as having $20,000. Thus, if you don't have to spend that $20,000 on necessities, you have it available to spend on luxuries...

    -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Fri, Sep 7, 2012, at 9:48 AM
  • -- Posted by Shapley Hunter on Tue, Sep 11, 2012, at 9:51 AM
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    Darden restaurants - Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse - are experimenting with cutting back on full-time employees and going to a 28 hour work week to avoid paying $3,000 in fines for not insuring employees who work at least 30 hours a week - an Obamacare mandate.

    So here we are with the great Obamacare and what are companies doing? Cutting out full-time employees and going to a 28 hour work week to avoid the HIGHER costs of Obamacare. This, as many have said since day one, is a HUGE job killer. The full story:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/...

    -- Posted by Dug on Tue, Oct 9, 2012, at 6:56 PM

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