Obamacare Claims Its Smallest Victims

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2008
Obamacare Claims Its Smallest Victims
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Sat, 12-04-2010 - 10:51am

So Obamacare won't contain costs, is predicated on massive Medicare cuts which won't happen, will cost 3 to 4 times the initial trillion dollar estimate, oh and best of all seems to deny insurance protection to children.


I wonder if Democrats would have passed a better bill if someone had read it, if they had hearings, if it was bipartisan, and if they included instead of demonized the insurance industry. Guess that's water under the bridge, except for the kids who no longer have insurance that is, they get to suffer. :(


http://www.dailynews-record.com/opinion_details.php?AID=52719&CHID=59

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:02am

“[N]ew federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi explained in an Oct. 22 letter to members. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:12am

I remember hearing something about this a few months ago. I remember it's more about non-custodial parents that are required to carry coverage on children.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:12am
I found more information on this. It looks like the SEIU 1199 was having trouble with their health fund even before health care reform:

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/11/20/union-drops-health-coverage-for-workers-children/


Additionally, the SEIU has stated that the problems don't come from health care reform and they applaud the health care law.

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/12/01/union-health-care-reforms-not-to-blame-for-coverage-woes/?mod=rss_WSJBlog&mod=WSJ_NY_NY_Blog
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-11-2010
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:24am

Democrats INSISTED on cramming this down EVERYONE"S throat!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:39am

"Not a single person read the bill."

Link please.

"in fact....to quote Nancy...."we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it"....well....surprise! "

Please provide the context because your statement leaves that out.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2008
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:40am

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:48am

Sounds like sour grapes with nothing to back up your post.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2008
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:49am

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2008
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 11:54am

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2010
Sat, 12-04-2010 - 12:10pm

"That nobody read the bill is sort of a fact, like the capital of the U.S. is D.C."


Um, no.

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