Re: Even Seniors are turning on Obamacare
posted at 9/20/2013 9:05 AM EDT
In response to andiejen's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
Seems like someone found another nice little nugget tucked into Obamcare:
"Currently, taxpayers can take a federal income tax deduction for medical expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of their adjusted gross income," a Barber aide said in explaining why the congressman wants to keep the threshold for deducting medical expenses at 7.5 percent.
"As part of health care reform, this year that threshold is to be raised to 10 percent for taxpayers under age 65. In 2017, the increase also will apply to taxpayers 65 years of age and older," a background document said.
time to repeal this dog.
The GOP has voted to "repeal this dog" 40 times last time I checked. They voted to so much they should have just included it right after the pledge of allegiance every day they were in session.
Nice hunting though. But could you also have hunted for the provisions voters clearly want to have. For example, voters clearly want the pre-existing conditions provision to stay put. They also want other provisions such as no caps on lifetime benefits; no throwing someone off if they get sick; and being able to keep your child on through the age of 26.
I do not think you can unring the bell on these health care provisions, as well as many others.
Nothing good in Obamacare. It is an atrocity.
But, I hear you on not being able to unring the bell. using the term "Heath care provisions" is like nails on a chalk board, however.
as far as the provision people supposedly like:
parents are trapped into having their children on their health care until 26 because Obama has not fixed the economy. I don't view this as a desired provision as much as parents being driven into a corner, and this is what government coughs up. So, "like" is not really the right term here.
not throwing someone off if they get sick: I question whether this really happened a lot. However, half a point ther, and you don't need Obamacare to fix that.
no caps on lifetime benefits is welfare, plain and simple. If you want a plan without lifetime caps, buy one. Don't saddle me with the cost of your choices.
to steal a phrase: those who are willing to give up a little freedom for a little healthcare, deserve neither.