Social Security & Affordable Care Act

Social security is primarily a social insurance program providing social protection or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), informally referred to as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the principal Health Care Reform legislation of the 111th United States Congress. 5.0/5

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NEO-LIBERALS ARE NOT DEMOCRATS FOLKS-THEY WORK FOR WEALTH AND PROFIT-STOP ALLOWING A DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL PARTY CONTROLLED BY NEO-LIBERALS CHOOSE YOUR CANDIDATES IN PRIMARIES! CINDY WALSH FOR GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE FIGHTING GLOBAL CORPORATE CONTROL OF OUR ECONOMY! DO YOU KNOW WHY THE MEDIA HAS MADE A CIRCUS OF THE RIDICULOUS Health Care SYSTEM ROLL-OUT? IT TAKES ALL OF THE MEDIA ATTENTION FROM WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING WITH THE Affordable Care REFORM. I'll move on to Social Security on Friday but wanted to look specifically at what will happen with the Affordable Care Act in place as affects PHARMA. Remember, Trans Pacific Trade Pact acts to curb all subsidy to PHARMA in nations joined to this treaty and to curb manufacturing of generics-a big business in developing nations. Bill Gates and his PHARMA empire want to maximize profits by getting rid of generics and extending patenting rights to name brand. That is what TPP does. We already know what happens when an industry develops gl ...
Just food for thought You had one job, Congressional Budget Office. The government’s accountant said in a new report that it’s no longer possible to *** the overall fiscal effect of the Affordable Care Act because it’s not being implemented as it was written. When the law was enacted four years ago, a CBO estimate that it would reduce the deficit by $120 billion over the decade helped persuade Democrats to pass it. “The ACA’s financing provisions were assumed to be effective so as to get a favorable score out of CBO upon enactment, but no one is keeping track of whether they’re being enforced,” said Charles Blahous, a public trustee for Social Security and Medicare. The CBO maintains the law will reduce budget deficits based on a 2012 analysis. On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported coverage for 2 million is in jeopardy thanks to “data discrepancies.” Read it at Roll Call
It is well known that the Koch Brothers have provided the major source of funding to the Tea Party and want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. What else do the Koch Brothers want? In 1980, David Koch ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980. Here are excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980: •“We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.” •“We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.” •“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.” •“We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.” •“We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.” •“We propose the abolition of the governm ...
Affordable Care Act (law): 7.1 million have signed up...more than was predicted by the end of the initial enrollment period. I give the president credit today for not boasting or bragging. He admitted that it started bad, has a lot of work to do, and that it will continue to take time to tweak the law. The Law is not going to go away and will not be repealed, no matter how much some want that to happen. An independent poll came out today showing 49% in favor, 48% against the Law. That is a huge jump in approval from not long ago that showed many more against than for.The ACA will join Social Security and Medicare and continue to become extremely popular.
What the economic standards leave out is that "free enterprise" is not the same as freedom and that you only have economic choices if you have money. The 1%, maybe the .5%, have economic choices, the rest of us get to decide between Big Macs and Whoppers. Whatever you may think of the Affordable Care Act, public education, the postal system, Social Security, or government agricultural subsidies, any working economist or economics teacher on the left or on the right will tell you that the United States has a "mixed" economy, not a "free market" economy.
Do you need help signing up for the Affordable Care Act? Go to Golden West High School Cafeteria TODAY, Tuesday, March 18, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at 1717 N. McAuliff St. in Visalia and get the help you need. Residents should bring Social Security numbers for U.S. citizens, or document information for immigrants with satisfactory status; employer and income information, and federal tax information. (If you don't file taxes, you can still qualify for free or low-cost insurance through Medi-Cal.
Yes, by all means, let's hear another fake "horror story." The Affordable Care Act will go down in history with Medicare, Social Security, and others as a wonderful program to help all Americans receive quality Health Care.
Add to that the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Social Security, etc. . . . and watch how quickly these things change.
YO! Frankie here.I hope none of you have to sign up for OBAMACARE. At least 43 convicted criminals are working as Obamacare navigators in California, including three individuals with records of significant financial crimes. Although some of the offenses are decades old, and although convicted criminals account for only 1 percent of the 3,729 certified enrollment counselors in the state, Californians still have good cause to be concerned about their privacy. Even a single crooked navigator could do significant harm to the public. That’s because when navigators sign consumers up for Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act, they have access to lots of private information, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and financial data — basically, everything on the wish list of identity thieves and fraudsters. Navigators also are likely to work with a population that is more vulnerable than average. Limited statistics released by Covered California — the state’s new health-insurance exch ...
Organizers are calling this the “Most massive moral rally in the South since Selma!” THIS IS NOT A MOMENT - THIS IS A MOVEMENT! SATURDAY 2/8/2014 Support North Carolina’s Moral Agenda and Spread it Far and Wide! Economic Sustainability, Alleviating Poverty and Expanding Labor Rights for All Fully-Funded Constitutional Public Education Healthcare for All, Protecting Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act Addressing Disparities in the Criminal Justice System Protecting and Expanding Voting Right
Changes in 2014 Will people who receive Social Security benefits get a cost-of-living increase in 2014? If so, how much, and who will get it? A: In January, benefits will rise by 1.5 percent for the more than 57 million Social Security recipients. The higher payments also will go to more than 8 million people who get benefits under the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) program. If you're already on Social Security, the number of extra dollars you'll get will depend on the level of your 2013 benefits. But on average, monthly retirement payments will rise from $1,275 to $1,294, an increase of $19, Social Security says. Disabled workers will receive an average of $17 more a month, while the average widowed mother with two children will see her benefits grow by $39 a month. The COLA for 2014 is based on the increase in the consumer price index (CPI) from the third quarter of 2012 through the third quarter of 2013. Cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs, are intended to ensure that Social Security payments aren ...
ELDERUPDATES.COM BLOG NUMBER: 3 January 22, 2014 ● As of January 1, 2014, seniors who seek mental health services under Medicare will be able to access these services under Medicare and pay 20% of the bill, as they do for physical medical services. New York Times, December 27, 2013. ● Unless a senior is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan such as Kaiser, he or she may be able to purchase dental insurance through one of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), exchanges, such as Covered California. New York Times, November 1, 2013. ● The new budget agreement “swaps near term spending cuts for long-term spending cuts”, and reduces the chances of a budget shutdown in January, but fails to address changes to ensure the long term viability of Medicare, Medic-aid (Medi-Cal), and Social Security. The agreement ignores the debt ceiling and allowed unemployment benefits to expire. Federal employees hired after December 31, 2013 will have to contribute a “little bit more” to their pension plans. T ...
Hey Mainstream Media, Stop calling The Affordable Care Act, Obama Care. Although its not accurate, It has a name, start using it! Now I will allow you to call it Obama Care. However, You must call. Social Security: FDR Care! Medicare: LBJ Care! And tax cuts for billionaires, who don't need tax cuts: W Care! So until then, call it what it is!
Excerpt from 'Crucifying America': "On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B Johnson delivered his State of the Union address. He said, "Let this session of Congress be known as the session which we declared all-out war on human poverty." Thus launching the phrase the War on Poverty, Johnson's address launched a number of initiatives, including the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, the Food Stamp program, and the Economic Opportunity Act. By the way, you only get to the Affordable Care Act - "Obamacare" if you also call Medicare "JohnsonCare" and Social Security "FDRcare." Predictably, the conservative backlash against expansion of the Federal Government came. Criticism also came from the left, for it was the time of the Vietnam War and many on the left could see that it was hypocritical to talk about fighting poverty at home while simultaneously funneling billions of dollars from the budget to wage a needless war abroad. Dr. Martin Luther King, in a speech on April 4, 1967, tied the war in Vietnam to the ...
I look forward to the day Obama gets the praise he deserves for the Affordable Care Act. They talked the same way about Social Security.
Just received in the mail from "Anthem" Dear Marlene Beaver, Thank you for choosing Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield ~ Changes from Health Care Reform (also called the "Affordable Care Act," or ACA) continue to take effect in 2014. To meet the requirements of the NEW laws, your current plan will "no longer" be offered. ~~~ The so called NEW PLAN has increased my premium by $316.65! The total premium is more than 85% of my Social Security!! Thank You Mr. President
“Why be defeatist before we begin? Even Social Security — the most popular of all government programs — had problems when it was launched in 1935. A full year later, Alf Landon, the Republican Presidential candidate, called it “a fraud on the workingman.” Former President Herbert Hoover said it would imprison the elderly in the equivalent of “a National Zoo.” Americans were slow to sign up. Not until the 1970s did Social Security cover most working-age Americans.” - Robert Reich, "Why You Shouldn’t Succumb to Deafeatism About the Affordable Care Act"
Signing up for healthcare under the new Affordable Care Act/Obamacare? Be aware that you MUST sign up under the exact name that is on your Social Security account. They will also ask you your gender, but we have been repeatedly assured by Administration officials that the gender marker you sign up under does NOT have to match what is on your Social Security account.
How do I know Obamacare is working and will work? This a.m. a Fox News(?) talking head is calling Obamacare the Affordable Care Act. Once he even began saying "Obamacare" but caught himself in the middle of the first syllable and changed it to "The Affordable Care Act." Obviously there has been a memo countermanding the memo of several years ago based on Frank Luntz's recommendation to demonized the ACA as "Obamacare." Now Fox and the conservatives don't want a successful and popular program labeled as Obamacare, fearing it will go down in history with Obama's name on it. It would be like calling "Social Security" the "Roosevelt Security Act," giving more popularity to democrats for decades. Ironically "Obamacare" will now stick due to the conservatives who tried to repeal it and will help Obama in particular and the Democratic brand in general for a long, long time. Thanks Fox News! Thanks Frank Luntz!!!
Thanks Nancy Ellen Wilson. Remember when he said that he could be Trayvon Martin? You finally had a good day today Mr. Prez. Now to get the kinks worked out of the Affordable Care Act and the RePukes, who are counting on its failure in 2014, are History. Social Security and Medicare each took over a year to get ironed out.
John Fugelsang: I don't mind people calling the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare" just so long as they call Social Security "FDRCare," Medicare "LBJCare," and tax breaks for the rich "WCare."
They want to "fix" the Affordable Care Act the way they want to "fix" Social Security; to dismantle and destroy it.
Gee, maybe we should not have contracted out the Affordable Care Act rollout. Who's idea? What's next Social Security call center in India?
glad Social Security and Medicare not passed by a black President or the GOP would hate it as much as they hate Affordable Care Act!
Remember: It took 5 years for Social Security to cut the first check to a recipient. Parts of the Affordable Care Act started that year.
Panic over Affordable Care Act makes no sense at all. It's the law and it will work, in time. Just like Social Security and Medicare did.
NEED Health Insurance? COVER LONG BEACH DAY - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Please join us for a citywide education and enrollment event and learn about new healthcare options through the Affordable Care Act. Find out if you qualify for the expanded Medi-Cal program or financial assistance through Covered California. Meet with state certified educators and certified enrollment counselors to have your questions answered. Individuals may go to any of these 6 locations to get more information or enroll in a Health Insurance. All 6 sites are free and open to the public. For those who want to apply on-site, please bring the following items: birth certificates, US passports or resident alien cards (green cards); proof of income - recent pay checks and 2012 tax forms; proof of Los Angeles County residency - driver's license, utility bill or phone bill; Social Security cards for everyone in the family applying. Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services 2525 Grand Avenue English, Spani ...
Affordable Care Act--Government's license to spy on you - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com If the White House can get it up and running, healthcare.gov has the possibility and the likelihood of becoming the most comprehensive spy database in the history of America specifically aimed at Americans. If you can even attempt to sign up for socialized healthcare, you will soon see that the information collected on you is incredible. This information by law will be shared across governmental departments and agencies to track your every movement. First, we know that the IRS is administering the program. That, in of itself, should be alarming to every American. But what you may not know is the rest of the story--who gets your information and who, mandated by law, cross-checks it under the guise of "eligibility." Under "Subpart B--Eligibility Determinations," the Affordable Care Act states that every enrollee must provide their Social Security number. This number is entered into the government database to ostensibly ...
The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular (So Why Did We Enact the Republican Version and Why Are They So Upset?) Saturday, October 26, 2013 House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Republicans will seek to delay a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act that all Americans obtain Health Insurance or face a tax penalty. ”With so many unanswered questions and the problems arising around this rollout, it doesn’t make any sense to impose this one percent mandate tax on the American people.” While Republicans plot new ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to forget that for years they’ve been arguing that any comprehensive Health Insurance system be designed exactly like the one that officially began October 1st, glitches and all. For as many years Democrats tried to graft healthcare onto Social Security and Medicare, and pay for it through the payroll tax. But Republicans countered that any system must be based on private insuranc ...
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, writes in a new email that “Barack Obama knowingly and repeatedly lied to Americans.” Priebus and other Republicans are piling on the President for saying about the Affordable Care Act that “if you like your insurance plan you can keep it,” in light of millions of Americans in the private-insurance market (covering about 5 percent of us) now seeing their rates soar or policies cancelled. What Priebus and other Republicans don’t say is that even before the Act went into effect, individual insurance plans typically had to be renewed annually, many were cancelled without warning, and year-to-year rates were already soaring. The Act allows insurers to continue offering their old plans, but many insurers are choosing not to. In other words, the Act isn’t the culprit; the insurers are. Obama is being skewered for failing to warn Americans what they should already have known: that the market for private insurance is totally unreliable. Wh ...
TRICARE and the New Health Care Law Week of October 28, 2013 The new Health Care law is the Affordable Care Act. Simply speaking, the Affordable Care Act will have very little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who receive TRICARE benefits, whether at no cost, by electing to pay an enrollment fee, or by paying monthly premiums, have minimum essential coverage required under the Affordable Care Act. The biggest change they will notice may be an extra letter in their mailbox every January, and an extra box to check on their tax forms every April. Beginning with the 2014 tax season, and every tax year after that, the Department of Defense will send every TRICARE beneficiary the same information it sends the Internal Revenue Service. Because the information sent to the IRS is generated using beneficiaries' Social Security numbers, it is essential for sponsors to make sure their family's Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, information is correct and up-to-date
The Last Word: robertreich Their Real Goal: To Make Us All So Cynical About Government, We Give Up An old friend who has been active in politics for more than thirty years tells me he’s giving up. “I can’t stomach what’s going on in Washington anymore,” he says. “The *** with all of them. I have better things to do with my life.” My friend is falling exactly into the trap that the extreme right wants all of us to fall into — such disgust and cynicism that we all give up on politics. Then they’re free to take over everything. Republicans blame the shutdown of Washington and possible default on the nation’s debt on the President’s “unwillingness to negotiate” over the Affordable Care Act. But that law has already been negotiated. It passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by the President. It withstood a Supreme Court challenge. The Act is hardly perfect, but neither was Social Security or Medicare when first enacted. The Constitution allows Congress to amend or del ...
Day Seven: As the government shutdown headed into a second week with no resolution in sight, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday made three key points. First, Democrats already made significant concessions in the budget talks by agreeing to lower spending levels. The Senate went along with a House budget that would continue across-the-board cuts known as sequestration. That was a “major concession,” Sanders said, but House Republicans keep adding new demands. Second, the senator doubted House Speaker John Boehner’s claim that the Senate-passed spending resolution wouldn’t pass the House. In fact, some 20 House Republicans have signaled that they would support a so-called clean resolution and vote with House Democrats to reopen the government “Bring it to a vote, let's find out what's happening,” Sanders told Thomas Roberts on MSNBC. Third, the shutdown strategy was planned and paid for by the Koch Brothers and other wealthy individuals who want to defund the Affordable Care Act, cut Social Security ...
Social Security and You: Is History Repeating Itself? Tom Margenau Is History Repeating Itself? Here is a quote from a speech given by a leading Republican about a recently passed federal law that introduced a major new government program. "It [the new program] is a glaring example of the bungling and waste that have characterized this administration's attempts to fulfill its benevolent purposes. "In my own judgment -- and I have examined it most carefully -- this law is unjust, unworkable, stupidly drafted and wastefully financed." Was this House Majority Leader John Boehner denouncing the Affordable Care Act? Was it Senator Ted Cruz slamming the same act, better known as "Obamacare," during his recent filibuster charade? No and no. The quote comes from a speech given by Governor Alf Landon in September 1936 following the passage of the Social Security Act. Landon, the Republican nominee for President that year, who would go on to be defeated in a landslide to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was leading the c ...
Tomorrow, when people start researching and finding out what the Affordable Care Act is going to cost them, especially the 30 million Americans who have no insurance, some of them just might start waking up and seeing they have been stooges of the Tea Party Republicans who are financed by the Nazi loving Koch Brothers. People can be ignorant, I have no clue and I'm ignorant of the rules of the sport of Cricket; but to attempt to put down this Law after tomorrow is just plain Stupid. I wasn't there to interview people's reactions to the day of Medicare or Social Security's debut, but we will see what occurs tomorrow. Where will these Traitors and Fox News' Creditability be after tomorrow? In a week? A month? A year? It's over and you lost Teabillies.
Here's what would happen if Congress doesn't take action by midnight ET, and the government shuts down for the first time in 17 years: • More than a third of federal employees would be furloughed. These furloughed employees would not be allowed to work at all (that includes checking work emails). Backpay for these furloughed workers is not guaranteed once the shutdown is over. • Members of Congress would continue to work, as would air traffic controllers, law enforcement officers, members of the military and others deemed essential to national security. • Social Security and Medicare payments would continue, since those are funded through a different process. But the benefits could be delayed, as workers at those agencies would be furloughed. • The implementation of the Affordable Care Act would continue as normal. • Smithsonian Museums would close, as would the Smithsonian's National Zoo (and its popular panda webcam). • Federal Courts would continue to operate normally for about 10 days afte ...
It's not perfect. I would have preferred a single-payer system, or at least one in which people had an option to buy into Medicare. And I'm sure there will be some glitches as the Federal Government rolls out new insurance markets in 36 states starting next week. Anything this large and ambitious will need fine-tuning. That was the case with Social Security after it was introduced in 1935, and Medicare in 1965. But the Affordable Care Act -- now the law of the land -- is a step in the right direction. Doing nothing wasn't an option: Ours is the most expensive and complex healthcare system in the world that delivers poorer results and leaves a larger portion of the population without care than that of any other advanced nation. (One benefit already apparent even before the Affordable Care Act is implemented: healthcare cost increases are beginning to slow in anticipation of it. That means savings for almost every American already insured.) We'll learn a lot more in coming months and years. And as with Soci ...
OK - here we are hanging on by our fingernails and hoping that after President Obama VETOES The gutting of the Affordable Care Act that is attached to the Republican version of our country's Fiscal Year Budget.THIS is what Wall Street Journal is worried about. I never was a hugely wealthy investor, so I find it ludicrous they're advising and projecting economic advice when they're part of the problem Don't forget if this budget isn't fixed by the middle of this month, this country won't be able to pay the bills and the ACA will definitely go down the tubes - along with Military pay, benefits, Social Security and help for millions of us elderly and handicapped folks. FURTHER - if the payments on loans to China are in default, China can call in the entire amount and they will own the USA. Course maybe the Tea Party agenda means that they want to follow another country's lack of a Bill of Rights. You better call your Republican Congressmen and let them know that this country will fail to be able to get loa . ...
Associated Press by Jesse J. Holland and Kelli Kennedy - September 18, 2013:The Obama administration announced a high-level effort to reassure Americans about the privacy and security of the information submitted under the new Health Care law, hoping to blunt complaints from Republican opponents that enough isn't being done to protect consumer data. Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez and other federal and state officials met Wednesday at the White House to discuss security measures designed to keep scammers and identity thieves from taking advantage of what could be millions of Americans attempting to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act starting in October. The law's Republican opponents, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, have recently warned of lax security in relaying personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and income statements, as people sign ...
A response to an email I sent to Rep. Peter DeFazio: Dear Mr. Rice: Thank you for contacting me about Medicare and Social Security. We are in complete agreement that Medicare and Social Security benefits must not be cut. I will continue to do all that I can to defended these vital programs from recent attacks. The Republican majority has seized upon the real need for deficit reduction as an excuse to propose ideological cuts to Medicare and Social Security. We have an unsustainable national debt that must be dealt with, but I will not stand for balancing the budget on the backs of seniors. Americans pay into Medicare and Social security for their whole lives, and Congress has an obligation to make sure that those benefits are there for them when they retire. I have led several letters to the President insisting that these programs not be cut. I have also signed on to numerous similar letters led by other Members of Congress, including the Grayson-Takano letter. The Republicans are once again pushing a pla ...
The Washington Times picked up an idiotic interesting quote from the botoxed lips of Mrs. Nancy Pelosi. Apparently the 4th of July isn’t just for celebrating freedom anymore. That’s right. Mrs.Pelosi thinks we should also shoot off a firework or two for indentured servitude Obamacare. “Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence,” Pelosi told reporters today. This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders,” she added, citing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.”So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, so that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.” Health independence? Funny how the Democrats define “health independence” as dependence on the government. Pelosi also didn’t miss the opportunity to blame Republicans for the Obama-proposed sequestration cuts. “If Paul Revere were here ...
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday hosted Investor’s Business Daily writer John Merline to discuss a potentially disturbing aspect of “Obamacare.” Under the Affordable Care Act, a “big data system” will be created to track millions of Americans’ information, including tax and Social Security information, according to Merline. “Well, the government has to verify all this information because, among other things, they have to make sure you’re eligible for insurance in the exchange. But, more importantly, they have to determine whether you’re eligible for any of these subsidies,” he explained. “So in order to do that, they have to tab into these government databases, the IRS, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, even the Peace Corps. This data hub is going to tap into all these different databases in order to verify the information you’re providing to the exchange.” More from Investor’s Business Daily: And what sort of dat ...
Thank you, Sen Lautenberg for protecting Social Security & Medicare & Medicaid & the Affordable Care Act!
Affordable Health Care Act. And Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, you might have to take a small percentage cuts across
Where Do You Stand? January 21, 2012 The political world "is what it is?" In other words, it seems that the harder we voice our opinions about how wretched our politicians are, or how badly they behave in the name of "our sakes," everything basically remains the same in Washington. The players might change, but the song remains the same. Yet this year, this particular year, there actually may be some hope for a few items to be tackled. I know they passed on the "Fiscal Cliff" by pushing most of it off until a later date (kicking the can down the road). We still have much to learn about the new Affordable Care Act; and let's not forget about Social Security and Medicare. However, there may be hope for actually working together, as this year there are no partisan elections – whew! There is the real possibility of Democrats and Republicans actually working together to solve some problems (don't get your hopes set too high – pork or fat in our bills will still be with us: amazing how a bridge reconstructi ...
The Big Deal By PAUL KRUGMAN On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a “big something deal” — except that he didn’t use the word “something.” And he was right. In fact, I’d suggest using this phrase to describe the Obama administration as a whole. F.D.R. had his New Deal; well, Mr. Obama has his Big Deal. He hasn’t delivered everything his supporters wanted, and at times the survival of his achievements seemed very much in doubt. But if progressives look at where we are as the second term begins, they’ll find grounds for a lot of (qualified) satisfaction. Consider, in particular, three areas: Health Care, inequality and financial reform. Health reform is, as Mr. Biden suggested, the centerpiece of the Big Deal. Progressives have been trying to get some form of universal Health Insurance since the days of Harry Truman; they’ve finally succeeded. True, this wasn’t the health reform many were lo ...
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So you received your first paycheck and you're saying, what in the world??!.. here are a few reasons your check is a little lighter: During the recent "Fiscal Cliff" debates, much of the media focus was on how tax legislation will impact high-income taxpayers in the US. However, many changes in the tax legislation will affect everyone — starting with your first paycheck of the year. Here's a rundown of some key changes. (1) Social security withholding tax to revert to 6.2% You'll find that your Social Security withholding tax rate has increased from 4.2% to 6.2%. (New legislation did not extend the former reduction in this tax rate). Also, the maximum contribution amount is now $7,049.40. The wage limit to which the tax rate is applied has increased to $113,700. There is no limit on the amount of your wages subject to Medicare (OASDI) tax and the rate remains at 1.45%. In addition, the Affordable Care Act created a new Medicare surcharge tax of 0.9% on taxable earnings over $200,000
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A TEA PARTIER? Here is a simple 10 question test.. All questions are True or False.. Question 1: The majority of the National Debt was created by Republicans? Question 2: The Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care) actually cuts the deficit? Question 3: Social Security has absolutely nothing to do with the deficit? Question 4: President Obama has cut spending & shrink the size of the government? Question 5: The true “Job Creators” are consumers, who drive the market, creating demand, thus creating jobs? Question 6: A lie told by George W Bush killed more Americans & Iraqis than Saddam Hussein ever did? Question 7: The cost of living constantly goes up, CEO’s salaries go up, corporate profits are through the roof.. Yet Republicans fight against raising the Minimum Wage? Question 8: Fox is no more than a wing of the Republican Party, which profits from keeping it’s viewers angry & misinformed? Question 9: Many in the GOP idolize Ayn Rand, who was an atheist & believed that the t ...
The highlights of the ATRA law include the following: For 2013, Social Security tax rates for employees have returned to 6.2%, up from 4.2%. The tax applies to the first $113,700 of wages. The tax rates reduced in 2001 and 2003 for individuals earning up to $400,000 and families earning up to $450,000 will go unchanged per the Act. However, for Income above those levels, the tax rates will increase from 35% to 39.6%. The marriage penalty relief, which is the expanded 15% for those filing jointly, has been extended permanently. Effective 2013 there is also a planned increase of 0.9% for employees known as the “Additional Medicare Tax.” This is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is not part of ATRA. However this additional tax will impact individuals earning over $200,000 and married joint filers earning over $250,000. So regardless of filing status, the current Medicare tax rate of 1.45% will increase to 2.35% on earnings exceeding $200,000. The employer portion of 1.45% for Med ...
Did you notice the change in your paycheck this week?? It is not the result of the Affordable Care Act or the Fiscal Cliff. It is Congress failing to renew the stimulus package they passed in 2010. In 2010 your Social Security tax was reduced from 6.2% to 4.2%. Since the stimulus package was not renewed, your social security tax is now back to 6.2%. Please be sure to send Congress a "thank you" card.
Do you think Jesus would have wanted Soros and Koch Brothers to fund the Affordable Care Act? Also employee all these unemployed people to get off of entitlements to be able to rebuild our infrastructure of our country? Give Illegal immigrants easier path to Citizenship and SSN numbers and have them start paying taxes and Social Security? Ernst and Young balance the Books for us! maybe not I don't how the NBA Lottery has gone in the past! I wish he would make Randi Rhodes, Michelle Malkin, Norman Goldman, Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, Glenn Beck, Thom Hartman, Ann Coulter, Gloria Neal, Michael Savage, Bill Maher, and Karl Rove is new millennium Disciples and have a come to Jesus meeting with them all!
Okay, fellas, time to get down to business. Let's start with repealing the Affordable Care Act. Next we'll pass a crippling tax cut while increasing the defense budget and pay for it by cutting social programs. Then let's start gutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Finally we'll top it off with a permanent war with Ira-wait, I got my *** handed to me? Fu. I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids. -Willard "Mitt" Romney
Over the past few weeks I’ve heard a lot of people wondering what President Obama has accomplished in the past four years. After doing some intense research (read 10 minutes on the internet – not just because I’m lazy, but it really didn’t take that long to find this stuff), here’s an abbreviated list: 1. Passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which averted an economic depression, reversed the rapidly rising unemployment rate, and created nearly 3.7 million Private Sector jobs (effectively digging us out of the hole created by his predecessor whose economic policies mirror the trickle down, “let’s give rich people more money and trust they’ll do the right thing” policies of Governor Romney. Interesting side note: Paul Ryan’s favorite author Ayn Rand signed up for Social Security and Medicare later in life. Make of that what you will). 2. Signed the Affordable Care Act, an attempt to insure 32 million Americans who had no access to primary care medicine, and several other ...
I did it again! Fully 99 out of 100 messages in my email box have been and continue to be requests for dollars to support President Obama's reelection bid, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren and Ami Bera. I've given to all of them and despite my urge to sit on my hands and suppress additional contributions, I couldn't. I gave again with hopes of defeating the Big Money interests such as *** Armey's Tea Party and Carl Rove's Crossroads GPS. If each of us gives a little and dedicates our votes, our 99% just might be able to neutralize their 1% and prevent the grand privatization moves that the 1% deems appropriate to grow our economy, build a platform for jobs creation while stripping Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from America. We must not let this happen. GIVE until it hurts to assure a future that builds on the good work of President Obama's first term.
Romney-Ryan vision radical The upcoming election will determine if all the strides America has made in the last 100 years will be overturned by the radical Republican agenda. On Health Care, Mitt Romney says he will do away with the Affordable Care Act. This will take away free screenings for seniors. People with existing health-care problems will find it hard to buy insurance. People under 26 who live at home or are in college will no longer be able to stay on their parents' insurance. And 41 million Americans will not be able to buy affordable Health Insurance. Romney wants to privatize Social Security and put Medicare on a voucher system. This will take away America's safety net and lead to catastrophic problems for senior citizens. For college students, Romney wants to cut Pell Grants and make it harder and more costly to obtain student loans. This will lead to a demise of many small colleges and kill the American Dream of a good education for every American. Romney wants to do away with labor unions ...
People who rail against Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, will be the first people to benefit from them. Congressman Paul Ryan used Social Security survivor’s benefits to fund his college education; however, he wants to deny others that same opportunity.
this cute video explains the situation with the US deficit succinctly. Romney proposes to cut taxes by 5 Trillion to further reduce federal income and cure the deficit by increasing security spending by 2 Trillion, getting rid of non-security government expenditures (education, roads, etc) and killing Social Security and Medicare and other entitlements. Obama proposes to increase taxes, especially on the very wealthy, to reduce security related expenditures by getting out of war, and streamlining entitlement programs through controls on Medicare and net public savings through the Affordable Care Act. Who is really doing something on the deficit?
Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security are bloated and need to be made more efficient. Affordable Care Act is scored to add $1Tri
Mr. Pearce has never represented the needs of Congressional District 2: I support Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act; Pearce does not. I support bringing jobs back from overseas; Pearce does not. I advocate freedom for women to choose what’s best for their own health and...
What's at stake in Nov? student loans, Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and perhaps you would care for another war.
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I took good notes... 1.Creating jobs- Romney wants to cut taxes for middle class and not change upper class taxes without adding to the deficit. I'm not a math major but that does not add up. 2. Social Security- Romney does not mind the elderly overpaying providers and insurance companies (owners) because...Their Republicans. 3. Federal Regulations of the Economy- Wall Street, Whats a true mortgage, we don't have the definition...that was pretty interesting. 4. Affordable Care Act? Obama Care is the same system that Romney approved of as governor of Massachusetts, so whats his new plan again? ...Yes, that's right no one knows. 5. Mission of Federal Government...Obama is trying to create jobs (Federal Government), while Romney can only speak on issues regarding state. Its bigger than state Romney, you are not ready. Romney will not give any lengthy details on his plans for changing this country. He just does not have enough care for us poor people...Lol. Cool debate though.
So Mitt Romney now supports the key points of the Affordable Care Act, NOT lowering taxes on the wealthy, regulating Wall Street, keeping Social Security a socialized system. He is sounding more and more like President Obama everyday. Again he keeps changing his positions.
Vote for the party that will support the social programs and keep and make strong Social Security, Medicare, Medi-caid, and the Affordable Care Act!
Thank you, Forrest, for writing this letter in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: I support Bass this November I have known Charlie Bass and his family for a number of years, and as a senior citizen, I believe Charlie will continue to support Medicare and Social Security. I am concerned about the changes taking place under the Affordable Care Act. Charlie Bass is working to make sure that Medicare is provided to those who paid into it all their working lives and will be available for future generations. He has demonstrated bipartisanship on critical issues, which is something we badly need in Congress. I am pleased to support Charlie in the November election. He is good for seniors and all Americans. Forrest Cook, Dublin
Not nearly enough Americans are AWARE that part of ObamaCare is designed to SAVE Social Security because, thanks to the "Affordable Care Act" and that Law's mandate to cut $716 Billion from Medicare Spending over the next eight years, ObamaCare will routinely (for elderly patients,) be denying Medicare payments for any expensive life-saving treatment via rules set by the IPAB ('Independent Payment Advisory Board'), and within a few years, most people over 75 who become seriously ill, and who cannot afford to pay for their own healthcare 'out of pocket', will soon be left to die without any treatment. Consequently there will be a huge drop in the numbers of Social Security recipients and the Federal budget outlays for S.S. in future years. OBAMA has SAVED S.S. ! Haven't heard about this ? That's why it was 'conveniently' scheduled to not take effect until 2013, after the Marxist has tricked seniors into actually voting for their own death sentences! And you could NOT expect the media to tell you about it c ...
Those DAMNED liberals are never satisfied. First they gave us weekends off work, and paid holidays, and minimum wage. Then they set up Social Security savings accounts that let us invest a portion of our paychecks in profit-making investments that let us have food and shelter when we get too old to work. They gave us unions where it was no longer just me against my boss to get a decent living wage and safe working conditions, unions gave me the power of 100,000 united voices against my boss, boy how I hated having an equal say in my working environment! Then they gave us a Civil Rights Act so Americans of ANY ethnic origin can equally participate in the American Dream. And environmental laws so I could breathe air and drink water and eat food that's free of toxic poisons- *** those liberals, no more burning rivers like Cleveland's Cuyahoga. And Medicare and the Affordable Care Act so getting ill won't bankrupt me. Oh, how I long for the good old days when I got to work sunup to sundown for 50 cents a y ...
I have a couple of friends who are very dissatisfied with President Obama; the anti-environmentalism, extension and expansion of the patriot act, NDAA, Guantanamo... They have decided to not vote at all. For a few days after the decision to let Shell go ahead and drill in the Arctic I was angry and felt that I could not vote for President Obama again. But I have changed my mind and I hope that all of you who have been disappointed in President Obama will NOT withhold your vote. Not voting just gives Romney/Ryan more votes. This is exactly what the Republicans want. President Obama has a significantly better vision for the U.S. than Mitt Romney who wants to get rid of financial regulations, environmental regulations, labor, women's rights, education, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security... A lot of people won't vote for President Obama; Republicans, racists, people who don't like the Affordable Care Act... Please do not make things worse by not voting at all. Let's vote for President Obama and put so ...
You are quite right in mentioning the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the coal industries problem. I remember the coal mines being shut down in the 80s, during Reagans administration. I am afraid that shutting down a coal mine by the coal company is purely an economic decision guided by profitability. The young man above is exactly correct. The Republicans will end Pell Grants, W.I.C., Medicare, Social Security, Medicade, Medicare, Food Stamps, and a host of other vital programs for the poor and sick. Paul Ryans bills of last year and this year, passed by the Republican House, and killed in the Democrat Senate, would have started the process of killing Medicare and replacing it with a 6000 dollar voucher. When you get 85 and have health issues, try to get insurance with 6000 a year. My wife and I pay 12000 dollars a year for private Health Insurance. I got a refund check for 1600 dollars from them with a letter that said the the Affordable Care Act required them to do so. The Act only allows In ...
Who are the 47% that Willard Mitt Romney said he doesn’t care about? Many of those who don’t pay a federal individual income tax do pay plenty of other taxes, including federal payroll taxes, state/local sales taxes, gas taxes and excise taxes. Many are seniors who've left the workforce, veterans with disabilities who can’t work, other Americans with disabilities who can't work, students who have not yet entered the workforce and low-income and middle-class families who take advantage of tax credits. Erick Erickson states only about 7.9 percent of households are not paying any federal taxes at all. That’s usually because they’re either unemployed or on disability or students or are very poor. He is talking about people who receive government entitlements, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), veteran’s benefits and unemployment insurance? Most of those programs are both paid for by and benefit the working middle and lower classes. THE ...
If you favor keeping the following institutions and programs I suggest you keep our current President. 1. Social Security public not privatized 2. Medicare insurance for Seniors not a limited voucher system 3. SSI (Supplemental Security Income) for the poor 4. Medicaid insurance for the less well off 5. The Affordable Care Act that makes healthcare coverage affordable for everyone 6. Pell Grants and other assurances anyone with the ability can afford collage 7. Federal funding for Parks and recreation, trails and water sports 8. Federal funding for the Arts and Humanities 9. Support for Culture and Heritage initiatives 10. Strong National support for education This is a watershed election, a rare point in history when the destiny of our Nation hangs in the balance. The choice is crystal clear, will we continue to aspire to become that great society where all are equal in value or will we shrink as a Nation and become the land of some are more equal than others. I believe America will always strive to be a ...
Status Update By Josh Gambrel On the Affordable Care Act. . . “So, let me get this straight (this is a long sentence), we’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a congress that didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke. So what the blank could possibly go wrong?” -writer unknown.
It is not a matter of selecting a man to vote for... but rather what kind of America do u want to live in... & for your children & their children. I want Medicare not a voucher. I want my Social Security, not lies about how broke it is. I want our Health Insurance plan under Patient Affordable Care Act, not in the hands of greedy corporations.
However, in order to “save” the $3.6 trillion over the next ten years, the Ryan plan slashes aid to the poor, guts Medicare and Medicaid, slashes Social Security and leaves not a shred of the Affordable Care Act intact, while giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy and at the same time raising taxes on the poor and middle class to pay for them.
Ian Millhiser, News Report: There’s something quaint about Republicans expecting the nation to still believe they care about judicial activism after they spent the last two years pushing an attack on the Affordable Care Act that, in the words of a top conservative judge, had no basis “in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent.” Or, for that matter, after many Republicans have declared everything from Social Security to Medicare to national child labor laws unconstitutional.
August 27, 2012 09:00 AM Report: Romney/Ryan Plan Will Cost $60K More For Medicare What's a mere $60,000 to a senior citizen on Social Security? The difference between life and death, that's what: The Romney/Ryan proposal to transform Medicare’s guaranteed benefit into a “premium support” structure for future retirees could increase costs by almost $60,000 for seniors reaching the age of 65 in 2023, a new report from the Center for American Progress finds. Current seniors would also have to pay more for preventive, hospital, and physician services should Romney and Ryan repeal the Affordable Care Act, facing an increase in health spending of between $7,900 and $18,600 over the course of their retirement.
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Just another millionaire looking our for your best interests. Right? No. He's extremist right. And has a plan to eliminate Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, unions & minimum wage. Tax hikes on the middle class & 60% hike on the poor & giving tax breaks to the "job creators". Repeal Affordable Care Act & giving additional 6400 per senior to private Health Insurance called Medicare Advantage. Which is NOT Medicare. It's private insurance. He voted to end Pell Grants & wants to put banks back in as the "handler" of government money. An unnecessary middle man. They did nothing but charge additional fees on our taxpayer guaranteed monies. Nice profit. Extremely nice. This man is a selfish, atheist worshipping, extremist who claims to be Christian. Another liar.
My name is Linda Sobieski and I believe in the redistribution of wealth (taxation), women's reproductive freedom, the separation of church and state, the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality, Medicare, Planned Parenthood, the irrefutability of global warming, ending congressional obstructionism, reasonable restrictions on gun ownership, ... and I believe in President Barack Obama. Taxation is the price we pay to live in a civilized society (Oliver Wendell Holmes). Some tax revenue has been wasted, which is why we have a Congress, The Congressional Budget Office, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), but no one can argue over the merits of tax-supported endeavors such as Social Security, Medicare, the Interstate Highway System (initiated by a Republican Administration (initiated in 1936 by a young Congressman from Western Texas named Lyndon Baines Johnson). Without tax support and no Rural Electrification, private utility companies would still shy away from stringing power lines across great ...
Of course, family planning is the BEST way to prevent abortions. One more benefit of the Affordable Care Act. Don't let 'regressives' Romney, Ryan and their supporters take it away. Their attacks on Medicare and Social Security are dangerous as well...
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, entitlements etc cannot be saved in their present form. The Democratic Party is misleading millions of voters into believing they can save these programs. The basic problem is demographics compounded by the Democrat's economic model's inability to create enough employment and revenues to pay for them. In only 12 years there will be just 1.9 tax payers per recipient, who can scarcely afford to support themselves, state and local governments and the Federal Government as well. These programs are presently being sustained because the US is borrowing 40% of its budget. At some point, just like in Europe, investors will cease to purchase US Treasury Bonds, collapsing America into the second great depression many are predicting online. Ryan's plan is based on Medicare Part D for prescription drugs enacted in the GW Bush administration. That program is presently coming in 40% under budget, however Obama's Affordable Care Act will be siphoning off funds from that program next ...
Romney/Ryan will repeal the Affordable Care Act & will destroy Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
Two things bug me. One, Obamacare, as if it were something that helps only the President, its the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. Not Obamacare. A more appropriate nickname is EveryoneCare. But that sounds dumb. BTW, i'd like you to challenge me in trying to prove that it stalls job growth, or harms anyone in any way. Two, c'mon people. Paul Ryan? The same guy who would love destroying Social Security, voucher system for Medicare, and end welfare to those who truly need it? The list goes on, ending school lunches, extending & adding tax cuts for those making 250K or more a year, and raising taxes on the middle and lower taxes. Good Luck Mitt, you'll need it.
These guys love saying "no": "Ryan opposes abortion in all situations, including cases of rape and incest, and opposes abortion in cases that endanger an expectant mother’s health. Planned Parenthood has also criticized his endorsement of a so-called 'Personhood Amendment,' which supports defining a fertilized egg as a human being. Ryan was a co-sponsor of the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which even the conservative state of Mississippi rejected last November, and is in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood. Ryan wants to dismantle Medicaid and repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act...Romney’s selection of Ryan is expected to fire up the conservative base of the Republican Party. Ryan has become a Tea Party favorite for pushing a controversial budget and economic vision, marked by deep cutbacks to the social safety net coupled with lower tax rates. Over the years, Ryan has pushed for privatizing Social Security, dismantling Medicare and slashing funding for Medicaid. He has also proposed cutting food sta ...
When President Obama cut Medicare benefits, he made provisions in the Affordable Care Act to cover the cuts. Paul Ryan not only wants to repeal the ACA, he also wants to take your Medicare benefits to $6,000/yr. If that weren't enough, he also wants to privatize your Social Security so the Wall Street banker thugs can steal it the same way they stole everyone's 401k money. Any questions?
Romney & Ryan-opposing the Affordable Care Act , Medicare, & Social Security. They are the real Republican Death Panel.
dig this. what do we work our whole lives for.Social Security, Medicare and Affordable Care Act. You should not have to be rich to go to the doctor, hospital, or receive emergency care. Many countries friendly to the US have national Health Care. We need it now.
Happy Birthday Medicare. My father recently had an outpatient procedure done that costs about $25,000 in addition to 2 emergency department visits with tests this year. He also has medications that each year he falls in the doughnut hole and has to pay for the total costs of these meds. My mother and father both do all of their preventive doctors visits several times each year. This insurance does not cover the total costs of their healthcare needs which they have to pay out of pocket. With the Affordable Care Act medicare is strengthened and their costs will be reduced. And many people do not understand that Medicare is not free. They combined $325 a month taken out of their Social Security check. Thank you Obama and the Democrats for making my parents healthcare costs affordable for them.
No matter what you think of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the ruling will affect our clients. Both in personal injury and Social Security cases you most demonstrate your medical conditions through objective medical findings. In personal injury cases the plaintiff has a duty to mitigate their damages through treatment. In Social Security cases, a claimant may be denied benefits if they did not take advantage of available treatment that could restore functionality. To date, the law has been fairly understanding of the difficulty in obtaining care for the uninsured and underinsured. With the new law, this will no longer be a valid excuse. Expect a greater responsibility for the injured and disabled to seek appropriate medical treatment.
At Yeller Dawg Dems today we decided to re-frame some of the most progressive pieces of legislation that progressives have been able to squeeze out of our increasingly corporate Congress: Social Security is now the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Social Security Plan. Medicare is now the Lyndon Baines Johnson Medicare program AND Medicaid is likewise the LBJ Medicaid Program. Last but now least - the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is now hereby called the Obama Cares Health Care Act (because you regressives among us DON'T care!)
The Affordable Care Act (ACT) provides benefits to everyone. Review the short list. Do not believe the Republican spin. They are using the same tactics against this bill as they used against Social Security, Medicare, and every other program designed to help individuals, including the middle class.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will become to succeeding generations what Social Security n Medicare became 2 Seniors today, Social Justice.
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This is true. I've seen it at work when a new system was introduced, on FB whenever something new is introduced you see all kinds of complaints (Timeline) and of course, we've seen it with major changes in Society; opposition to Social Security, Medicare, Civil Rights Act, and Voting Rights Act and now the Affordable Care Act. It'll be fine.
"Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny." Milton Wolf speaking about the waivers granted under Obamacare. Good news is the the "tax" can not exceed the cost of a bronze plan. Overall, CBO estimates that premiums for Bronze plans purchased individually in 2016 would probably average between $4,500 and $5,000 for single policies and between $12,000 and $12,500 for family policies. I have every faith that the government has learned lessons from three major entitlement programs we have now, Social Security, Medicare and Medicade and that the Affordable Care Act will not send us the way of Greece.
Social Security isn't so different from the Affordable Care Act's Individual Mandate.
The Affordable Care Act will be viewed by history in the same way that we look at Medicare and Social Security today.
While I generally don't care for the political pictures, I was really touched by this. I did not put it up to infuriate conservatives. I did it to inspire those people who share my values. There are people who use the word "liberal" as if it is a slur, but I wear my liberalism with great pride. Gandhi said, “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” From the end of slavery, to the trust-busters, the suffragettes and the Civil Rights Movement, I'm confident that the tide is history is flowing in the direction of a liberal democratic society. Social Security and Medicare are now an undisputed part of our social contract, and I'm hopeful that true Health Care Reform will someday follow. Some are upset that the Affordable Care Act passed. Me too, but I'm unhappy because it didn't go far enough. That may mean th ...
John Fugelsang quote (just now on the Stephanie Miller radio show): "You can only refer to the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare" as long as you also refer to Social Security as "FDRCare," and Medicare as "LBJCare," and taxes for the rich as "WCare."
Supreme Court Ruling: If the Affordable Care Act had been ruled unconstitutional, than what about Social Security?
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THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT IF REPUBLICANS WIN THE HOUSE, SENATE AND PRESIDENCY IN NOVEMBER 2012. 1. Any parts left of the Affordable Care Act, aka, Obama Care will be repealed. Millions of people who have pre-existing conditions and people whose incomes are to small to afford private insurance will go without Health Insurance all together. Creating an even greater need for public assistance, but no assistance will be there. 2. Social Security and Medicare as we know it will become non-existent and millions of people who want or need to retired will be forced to keep working. There will be no safety net for are elderly. Many will need to live with their children, if their children will have them or die because they can not afford Health Care. 3. Taxes on the middle class and poor will increase to pay down the national dept and to support a larger millitary industrial complex while large corporation and the very wealthy will pay less taxes and continue to receive corporate well fair. 4. Rowe vs Wade wil ...
Gee, I hope I beat the Supremes to this! I write unaware of the decision! The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare should be upheld in its entirety as consistent with the US Constitution. Congress, through the Commerce Clause is given the authority to legislate matters of commerce between and among the states and thus the national commerce. In doing so, government requires US taxpayers buy Social Security Insurance and Medicare Insurance. It requires farmers to buy crop insurance. The states require motorists to buy liability insurance. The precedents in action and Court decisions are clear and I think this point is self-evident. However, if you don't immediately agree to that last point, consider the following. Social Security is a cluster of programs, all of them insurance "products," albeit government managed. For example, Social Security survivors benefits are life insurance against the untimely death of a parent of minor children; this is life insurance with a guaranteed paid out benefit to benef ...
The immigrants get higher wages than they would have earned in their former country. The affluent gain lower prices for in-person services. Lower-skilled native-born Americans face downward wage pressure. In any other policy area, people who consider themselves progressive might be expected to revile a policy whose benefits went to foreigners and the rich, and whose costs were born by the American poor. Immigration Policy baffles that expectation. It's hard to imagine that the people who gain residency rights this year will be content to live forever as non-citizens, ineligible for the social services they pay taxes to support. They will want Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid and Food Stamps. They will want the vote. And of course in time they will want to regularize the status of their parents and siblings who did not quite benefit from the policy announced today. If and as the Affordable Care Act becomes the law of the land, they will want the benefit of that law's protections and subsidies as w ...
"Republicans have made a decision that they would rather do anything they can to stop jobs from being created, hoping it will help them with the elections come November. Too often in this Congress, the Republican strategy has been to kill job-creating bills in the hopes of harming the economy and hurting President Obama." --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) Blather: "Here's the thing: the American Affordable Care Act stands there with Social Security, Medicare, Health Care for all Americans as a right, not a privilege." --House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Just like ObamaCare: "One of the lessons learned [in Wisconsin's recall] is it's better to try make [decisions] with people as opposed to against people." --Barack Obama Excuses: "As president of the United States, I've got a lot of responsibilities." --Barack Obama on why he didn't campaign in Wisconsin before the governor recall (His responsibilities included 13 fundraisers in the two weeks prior to that election.)
"Romney’s national platform, however, calls for doing less for the victims of the global economy. He wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would guarantee that workers would get Health Insurance even if they lost their jobs in, say, a private-equity led restructuring. He wants to pay for large tax cuts and more defense spending by cutting funds for Medicaid, for Food Stamps, for worker retraining, and for housing subsidies. He wants to cut Social Security benefits. He has no detailed plans to improve the continuing education system, or worker retraining programs, such that displaced machinists have a better chance to find a new job." - Ezra Klein
Really?? Someone has rewritten whitehouse.gov bio's on past US presidents--back to Herbert Hover. They have somehow interjected B. Obama and Michelle into most elements as extension of past historical decisions. I have to assume this was an overzealous intern--hopefully. Added to bio of the late President Ronald Reagan: "In a June 28, 1985, speech, Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multimillionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule." Really? Franklin D. Roosevelt biography: On August 14, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Today the Obama administration continues to protect seniors and ensure Social Security will be there for future generations." President Lyndon Johnson's: "President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law in 1965 -- providing millions of elderly Health Care stability. President Obama's historic Health Care Reform law, the Affordable Care Act, strengthens Medicare ...
Dear GOP: Social Security, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act, aren’t pantries to be raided, they’re the hard-earned benefits of the 99%.
"And I say all the time, I don't care about them calling the Affordable Care Act 'Obamacare.' But then, call Social Security 'FDR-care,' call Medicare 'LBJ-care,' and call tax cuts for guys who don't need tax cuts 'Bushcare.'" --comedian and actor John Fugelsang
BY: JOSEPH SEGAL: l LET'S ELECT DEMOCRATS WHO FIGHT TO DEFEND OUR CORE PRINCIPLES! Yeah I had a canvasser at my door last week telling me why we need the Blue Dog he was working for to Compromise with the Republicans in Congress. I asked him what Congress he was watching for the last 3 plus years? These Republicans have set out to block President Obama and America from making Any progress and John Bohners been on tv saying he doesn't believe in and will not compromise on anything! The Republicans have put some of the most right wing ideologues in the Supreme Court and we will see them strike down the Affordable Care Act and allow the Arizona Papers Please anti Latino law shortly. ... We must be candid and honest with ourselves and realize we are in an existential fight to protect everything from Public Schools to Medicare and Social Security. If we don't remove as many Republicans as possible from our Government in our Cities, States and Congress we will see women's rights rolled back 50 years. If we don' ...
Ezra Klein (Washington Post)-Who actually relies on Social Security, in one chart
No one calls Social Security "Roosevelt Security" or Medicare was "LBJ-Care".so PLEASE stop calling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "Obamacare"!!!
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