Anyway you could be enticed to discuss Obamacare?
Tried the healthcare website, fast and efficient and gives lots of details about plans, including downloadable descriptions and brochures from the insurers.
76Ytown should try it now.
December 6, 2013 at 10:54 p.m.
"I was among the many docs who went around their local communities badmouthing Medicare and praising the AMA’s anemic substitute, which was called Eldercare. We predicted doom and disaster if the Medicare bill passed, just as some doctors are doing today with regard to the Affordable Care Act....None of the predicted horrors came to pass. As time went on older patients came to appreciate their ability to get medical services without risking bankruptcy, and doctors found their incomes rising rather than crashing."- Dr Robert Gillette
eivo, you said you'd try to stay on topic. Tell us why this healthcare reform differs.
December 6, 2013 at 3:26 p.m.
Joe,I agree with that, thoughtful people need to listen to all sides and evaluate the information.
More often than not there is some kernal of reality between extreme partisan positions.
Consequently, I won't reject either a conservative or a progressive source but try to understand both. It takes much more effort, but I believe that there are no simple answers to any of our economic problems. (or other social issues as well)
December 5, 2013 at 6:50 p.m.
@76Ytown,Re: In its most recent baseline projections, CBO reduced its estimates of spending for the Medicare and Medicaid programs compared with its estimates in the August 2012 baseline. http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43947
Is there some reason that you are unwilling to accept any good news?
It seems like when the CBO announces something that supports the party philosophy, the information is taken as gospel.
But when a CBO release runs counter to party philosophy then they are accused of cooking the books or incompetence.
Considering your concern over government spending, you should be celebrating estimated spending reductions.
December 5, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
JoeFromHubbard says:"It has been shown that raising the minimum wage actually decreases the number of available jobs."
Not so fast Joe. It has also been shown that raising the minumum wage has little effect on number of avaiable jobs.
2013 survey by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in which leading economists agreed by a nearly 4 to 1 margin that the benefits of raising and indexing the minimum wage outweigh the cost.http://www.igmchicago.org/igm-economi....
December 5, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation—widely regarded as an honest, non-partisan broker when it comes to healthcare issues and analysis—the declining increases in the cost of healthcare is 75 percent the result of economic factors and 25 percent a benefit of the cost cutting measures in the ACA that do, in fact, appear to be working.- Forbes 12/3/13
In its most recent baseline projections, CBO reduced its estimates of spending for the Medicare and Medicaid programs compared with its estimates in the August 2012 baseline. For the 2013–2022 period, projected spending for those programs is now $382 billion (or 3½ percent) below the agency’s estimates in August 2012http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43947
December 4, 2013 at 5:14 p.m.
Decererating Health Care costs:
December 4, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.
@76Ytown,"Already, the Congressional Budget Office has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars from its projections. It now estimates that Medicare spending in 2020 will be $137 billion lower than it thought in 2010, a drop of 15 percent; Medicaid spending will be $85 billion, or 16 percent, lower; and private health insurance premiums are expected to be about 9 percent lower."- NYT. 12/2/13
December 4, 2013 at 8:01 a.m.
You said: "I do not have an issue with providing health insurance for the uninsured, I have an issue with the cost of subsidizing premiums."
Is your objection to cost or subsidizing?
How would you "provide" health insurance to the uninsured and uninsurable without cost?
December 2, 2013 at 10:56 p.m.
@ eivo,You say the the insurance companies don't like ACA, but 76ytown says that the ACA is a big benefit to the insurance companies.
December 2, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.