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Some interesting observations on Obamacare

Original post made by Joe on Oct 6, 2013

There are some winners and some losers from a cost point of view as health care insurance rates are becoming solidified. There's the story of a retired professional in San Jose whose premium increased $1,800 a year for an over-the-counter policy, and the self-employed engineer with a family of four whose premiums increased $10,000. Then there's the story of a Danville cancer survivor whose premium went down $5,00 a month.

But the single, best observation that I've read from anybody, from anywhere, was from the retired professional. She said she supported Obama and Obamacare and was happy to see it made into law. Her quote?

"Of course, I want people to have health care," she said. "I just didn't realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally."


Posted by Tea Party Ginny, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

Very astutely argued Joe. I think James Madison or one of the other thirteen Founding Fathers said something exactly like your saying. All of your posts really rise the bar for dia-log.

Posted by Right, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Lol, from a 'professional', no less. One wonders what she was a professional at and whether she realizes that even in retirement she's still getting screwed.

In the immortal words of obamas minister and mentor, rev. Jeremiah Wright, 'this country's chickens have come home to roost.' Who would have thought that it would be you paying for someone else's medical care. Many Obama voters thought it was free...or at least 'someone else' would be paying. Apparently, for low information voters, that made obamacare alright. I love it when're reality smacks the ignorant upside the head!

Posted by Tea Party Ginny, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I've got a hunch, Right, that you love it when you see ANYbody get smacked upside the head. Cuz that's what everyone else accept us deserves. Tea Party Rules!

Cholo your right. Because VA is run by government and government can't do anything right. Our Founding Fathers new this. Ask James Madison who was for government shutdowns, the more the better.

Posted by Hoops, a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Tea party Ginny....You sound like one of te geniuses who say keep the government out of my Medicare.You people hate everything about government until you need the government or use what it provides.Hypocrites.

Posted by Hoops, a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Laws can be changed.Now that it is out there the repubs will have an opportunity to actually govern and propose changes to fix what needs fixing instead of crying and lying.I will wait anxiously for the next year or so to see something constructive and intelligent from the repubs,an actual plan to make needed improvements in the law.I know that is asking a lot,to actually do their job instead of whatever it is they do now.The law is a start.Nobody ever said it was going to be perfect.It is so obvious that the biggest fear the repubs have is that in a few years after needed changes are made to fix the problems,we will be stuck with another democratic plan that has made the country better and the hated Obama will have a lasting legacy.Oh the thought.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I can't make many positive comments about the VA anymore.

As for the Tea Party, they have a right to exist.

However, I believe that there will soon be fireworks between the Tea Party and more fair minded Republicans! Let the fireworks begin!

Medicare is a gift for many Americans.