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    These are some posts on the official national healthcare Facebook page:

    ** “I am so disappointed. These prices are outrageous and there are huge deductibles. No one can afford this!”

    ** “Good grief. Day three of trying and still can’t get on this website. The government KNEW about this thing going live for two years. TWO YEARS! And this is the best they could do? I shudder to think what’s going to happen once they are in control of my healthcare. They can’t even get their website functioning properly. If my business had rolled out a piece of crap that worked like this I’d be out of business.”

    ** “How is it that Facebook, which is a non-essential social networking web site, can reliably handle BILLIONS of electronic interactions per second, but the Healthcare.gov site, which is literally the very heart of the Obamacare program wasn’t ready for the obvious millions of visitors that you had to know it would be receiving?”

    ** “i’m just going to stop even bothering for a couple weeks or so… once the fervor dies down, hopefully i’ll be able to actually create an account!”

    ** “The Federal Gov’t has ruined everything it has gotten involved in, does anybody really expect this healthcare disaster to be any different? Sorry, I’ll take the asinine fine.”

    ** “And yet another day and several tries I once again keep getting nothing but a completely blank page after I log in. The top tab says ‘Successful URL’. Oh how ironic.”

    ** “Didn’t these Feds ever have mothers that told them not to lie? Maybe they were raised in the wild. This system is trash. I can’t verify my identity or upload documents. Also what’s with Experian verifying ID’s? Don’t care for that at all.”

    ** “I am a single mother of two, in school and working full time, living 75% below the poverty level and I DO NOT qualify for a healthcare subsidy”

    ** “the website can’t verify my identity…the people at the experian verification number can’t verify my identity either….i tried to upload a scan of my driver’s license, and that won’t work either……very annoying process…….i’ve wasted 3 days on this junk.”

    ** “if you’re stupid enough to put all your banking information in to the federal governments computers you are definitely part of the problem”

    ** “Where the HELL am I supposed to get $3,000 more a year to pay for this “bronze” health insurance plan!?!??? And I DO NOT EVEN WANT INSURANCE to begin with!! This is frightening.”

    ** “I have one question. What happens if I can’t afford the Affordable Health Care that you are cramming down my throat? I just ran your calculator, and if it is even close to accurate, I will have a choice…..I can pay my rent and buy groceries, or I can pay the health care premiums, move out into the streets and live under a bridge some where, and go hungry! Can I please get one of those exemption things that the President and Congress got?”

    ** “I’ve been stuck at the security questions since 9am on October 1st”

    ** “Death Panels. Yes. The red plan. It’s affordable. And painless!”

    ** “Here in Austin, TX have gotten to login screen three times today, wait is getting shorter, but am still getting a blank screen after getting a quick ‘authenticating, please wait’ message at top left of screen, then nothing but a blank white page and no indication that the browser is waiting for the server to do anything. Attempts to refresh the screen sends me back to the please wait screen.”

    ** “I finally got past the security question problem, got my account, my verification email, and when I went to log in, it said the information was invalid.”

    ** “I want to know how I am expected to pay $300+ for this and still pay my bills when the only income is $710 a month from my husband’s SSI? Am i supposed to lose my home and water and electricity or go to jail because I can’t afford this?”

    ** “Government forces people to pay a new tax. People click on website to see how much this new tax will cost them. Website crashes in the first hour. Government calls it a huge success.”

    ** “I work a minimum wage job…how the heck can I afford health insurance and if the company doesn’t give full time? I am so angry right now…. I share housing with others because I can’t afford my own place… how do you expect people to afford obamacare if they barely get by from paycheck to paycheck????? I can’t afford a fine either! I think you are obligated to give the American people an answer and an explanation!”

    ** “Y’all can kiss my butt. You got that? You want my bank account? I’ll close it. You put a lien on my house? Take it…and the mortgage too. Some things are worth fighting for, and freedom is one of them! I am sick and tired of the redistribution strategies of this socialist country and having my wages STOLEN to pay for them!”

    ** "I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance.

    I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable.”
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    If I look at the portion of govt. spending spent on the NHS in the UK, and take that portion of my direct taxes, then do the currency conversion, we're talking about 12,000 of your dollars per year.

    In reality I'm paying thousands more in sales taxes etc.. about a quarter of which also contribute to that.

    My family will receive treatment for pretty much any condition at that price, but the technology available sometimes won't be as sophisticated as available under the best private plans in the US, and there will be lots of waiting in queues involved.

    Looking at other countries I think it's possible to do socialised medicine way, way more efficiently than we do. Don't copy us.

    Not that what you have now sounds like copying us. It sounds like a really unpleasant form of medical fascism where private corporations get to force you to be a customer and there's not actually that much of an element of the rich helping out the poor.
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    Facebook commentary cut & Paste in GZ?
    Really?

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    You can't fix stupid. But apparently you can elect it President of the United States. #DefundObamacare #MakeDCListen

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVOLVE View Post
    Facebook commentary cut & Paste in GZ?
    Really?
    I found it interesting.

    I can't afford the affordable healthcare act.

    I need to get a better job...
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    Quote Originally Posted by resolve View Post

    I need to become a health care provider.

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    if the affordable care act woks out there will be democratic presidents for the foreseeable future.

    If it sucks the radical wing of the GOP will set up shop in the white house for the foreseeable future.


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    The biggest winners will always be the ones that the paid lobbyists represent.

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    Anybody have a link to a Healthcare calculator? I wanted to see what I would pay under Obamacare, you know, if I was 'Merican.

    Interestingly, every link I find ends up being blocked by my corporate firewall as 'spyware'.

    Hmmmm.....

    Fuck you, NSA.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Feryk View Post
    Anybody have a link to a Healthcare calculator? I wanted to see what I would pay under Obamacare, you know, if I was 'Merican.

    Interestingly, every link I find ends up being blocked by my corporate firewall as 'spyware'.

    Hmmmm.....

    Fuck you, NSA.
    go to healthcare.gov during non-peak hours and fill it in like you're from Montana. I tried going right now but it's got too high of traffic. I did it earlier and, at least for me, it's less than what I was paying monthly for BC Health (to be fair, there's no deductible with BC Health and fewer fees.)

    And resolve, you really shouldn't believe stuff you read in chain emails.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/penalty.asp

    TL;DR: the maximum possible fine is 50% less than the $4000 in your email, and that only applies if you're the head of a family and that fine doesn't get to that level until 2016 (the fine for 2014 is $285. For individuals in 2014 it's $95) and there's nothing in the PPACA that has anything to do with driver's licenses.
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