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- Great Start to Immigration Reform: Convicted felonious illegal immigrants will work picking crops while incarcerated to defray taxpayer expense, very much like the "Chain Gang of the South". Deportation will begin at the end of the sentence served!
- Indeed Eddie Glaude. Also, it is refreshing to know that President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and/or other prominent Blacks have not duped all US born Descendants of Slavery!
- Send the LA County DA Fraud Division After Danny Bakewell, Sr. et al. Typically, Black leaders have been Serving Themselves and not the Black Community!
- It is the Republican State Senate and Republican Senators who are Demanding the Removal of Convicted Felon Senator Roderick Wright from Office, and not the Democratic State Senate, nor the Democratic Party the so-called Vanguard for the Little Guy or Gal
- ...Thank You Sandy Banks! RE : "Roderick Wright was Wrong"... To Date, By Far this is the Best Los Angeles Times Articles that You Have Authored! The Felon and Carpetbagger Roderick Wright Should be Removed from Office and Banned from Public Service!
The Biggest Winner with Obama Care are Those Who Don't Have Insurance, Insurance Companies, and not Small Business Owners, HealthCare Providers, Doctors, or Taxpayers
"Medical groups react to Supreme Court healthcare ruling"……comments section:
"The truth is, this is bittersweet. It's good for my medical insurance business but as a private citizen, I don't want to be taxed because I don't have medical insurance or that I can't afford to pay medical insurance for my employees.
Being an insurance agent, I love the business I'm drumming with Obamacare being upheld. I rake in money, my insurance companies rake in money, the providers rake in money... You know who the losers are? YOU! You are individually taxed an extra $750 per year if you don't have insurance.
And if you're a small business with over 50 employees, your medical premium bill is about $75,000 per month; that's 1 employee plus a spouse. That's about $900,000 per year. Small businesses have to generate $1,000,000.00 per year just to pay for medical insurance. Now the tax penalty for not having one? $2,000 per employee per year, or $100,000 for 50 employees. Now what do you think an employer would do? Pay the tax penalty. Have you then given blanket coverage? The answer is NO. I'm a Republican." by smile singlaughat 3:56 PM June 28, 2012
YouTube: Your Higher Taxes pay for My healthcare thanks President Obama Healthcare Reform- Uploaded by glozell1 on Mar 24, 2010
Indeed Glozell……and present and future generations of taxpaying U.S. citizens and legal immigrants will pay dearly in the event the ObamaCrat Bill is not revised or repealed to minimize the tax burden of the Affordable Health Care Act on taxpaying U.S. citizens and legal immigrants……….
………...President Barack Obama and the Obama Administration could care less, because BO and the Obama Administration have not been truthful, and do not respect the Constitution and/or his or her oath of office to competently serve U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.
"A conversation between President Obama and the black community" Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins
I commend you, Marvin Stewart, former Board Director of the Minuteman Project and other Minutemen, for your understanding of a most important function of all elected officials and the duty of elected officials to respect the Constitution and his or her oath of office when serving U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.
Medical groups react to Supreme Court healthcare ruling, by Jon Bardin, June 28, 2012, Los Angeles Times
President Obama's Affordable Care Act. While most medical organizations appear to be happy with the ruling, some are concerned that the law does not go far enough, or that it includes provisions likely to limit progress.
Here is a sampling:
“While the ACA provides insurance coverage for millions of previously uninsured Californians, it does not guarantee that these newly insured patients will have access to doctors because the Medicare and Medicaid programs were left grossly underfunded. CMA was also strongly opposed to the ACA’s creation of an unaccountable Independent Medicare Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which will mandate arbitrary spending cuts, force more physicians out of the program, and limit seniors’ treatment options.”http://www.plannedparenthood.org/illinois/carole-brite-president-ceo-33913.htm
“At Planned Parenthood, we know how important this law and this decision are for women and families, because we see the need for affordable health care every day. Women who come into Planned Parenthood health centers often struggle to balance paying for birth control and health services with paying for textbooks, groceries, or gas for the car. The Affordable Care Act will make those decisions easier for women across the country.”
Venice Family Clinic
“With 7 million uninsured residents in California and 2.7 million people in Los Angeles County alone with no health insurance, the court’s decision means California can move forward with fully implementing the Affordable Care Act and providing a health care system that truly works for all Californians. We thank President Obama for his leadership on this issue and applaud the Supreme Court for upholding the fact that health care is not a political or social issue — it’s a basic human right.”
“Although the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the unfortunate reality is that the law, despite its modest benefits, is not a remedy to our health care crisis: (1) it will not achieve universal coverage, as it leaves at least 26 million uninsured, (2) it will not make health care affordable to Americans with insurance, because of high co-pays and gaps in coverage that leave patients vulnerable to financial ruin in the event of serious illness, and (3) it will not control costs.”
“The 2010 law’s focus on prevention for Medicare beneficiaries challenges physicians to zone in on successful aging and, often for the first time, on memory concerns. Cognitive assessment presents the potential for early diagnosis of memory problems and allows families additional time to prepare for the challenges and overwhelming caregiving responsibilities borne by Alzheimer’s disease. As the champion of memory screenings, and a strong advocate for the inclusion of cognitive assessment, AFA is hopeful that this cycle of under-diagnosis and misdiagnosis will now come to an end — especially at a time when 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 each day, putting them at greater risk for this heartbreaking disease.”
“Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, millions of children with pre-existing conditions gained health care coverage; 14 million children with private insurance received preventive health services with no co-pay; and 3.1 million more young adults gained coverage through their parents’ plans. These are just a few of the law’s investments in child health, with many more set to take effect over the next few years as affirmed by today’s decision.”
“ACP recognizes that even with the Supreme Court’s ruling, the political debate over the ACA continues and that its future is a major issue in the 2012 election. We hope that a day will come when the debate will no longer be polarized between repeal on one hand, or keeping the law exactly as it is on the other, but on preserving all of the good things that it does while making needed improvements. For instance, ACP continues to believe that there is an urgent need for more meaningful reforms to the medical liability system. Yet, in the meantime, we will continue to urge Congress not to take any actions, including funding restrictions, to impede successful implementation of the ACA and the enormous benefits to patients, even as we will continue to seek opportunities for bipartisan improvements.”
“Medicaid is intended as one of the means of expanding coverage. Increasing the number of patients on Medicaid without an equivalent increase in the number of physicians willing to take that insurance will surely increase the flood of patients into our nation’s (emergency rooms). Coverage does not equal access and critical problems facing emergency patients are not going away.”
Copyright © 2012, Los Angeles Times
Consumers and ObamaCrat Health Care:
Source: Wall Street Journal, Health Industry, Video: "What the Supreme Court's Health-Law Ruling Means for Consumers",
by LOUISE RADNOFSKY, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court said Congress was acting within its powers under the Constitution when it required most Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty. It upheld the mandate as a tax, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts.
But the justices found fault with part of the health-care law's expansion of Medicaid, a joint federal-state insurance program for the poor. The justices gave states the option of sitting out the law's Medicaid expansion without losing existing funding for the program.
Q: Does this mean the health-overhaul law is in place for good?
A: The decision effectively upholds the law for now, but its future depends on which party controls the White House and Congress after elections in November. President Barack Obama and most Democrats consider the law a signature achievement and want to move forward implementing it. Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, have pledged to overturn it. They say they would offer an alternative proposal but haven't been specific about what it would include.
Q: What happens to any benefits I already get because of the law?
A: They will stay in place for now. Parents will still be able to keep their children on their insurance plans up to age 26, and Medicare recipients will keep getting discounts on prescription drugs to close a gap in coverage known as the "doughnut hole." New levies under the law, such as the 10% tax on tanning services, also stay put.
Q: When will I see the big changes from the law?
A: Most of the mandates don't start until 2014. That is when most Americans will be required to carry insurance or pay the penalty at issue in the Supreme Court case. The penalty will start at $95 a year or up to 1% of a person's income, whichever is greater.
Tens of millions of Americans are expected to get insurance coverage under the system that starts in 2014. But fewer people may end up getting covered because the court made it easier for states to opt out of the law's Medicaid expansion. Another batch of people who earn more but still have low incomes will get tax credits to offset their insurance costs. Consumers will be able to comparison shop for policies in newly created exchanges that will operate like popular online travel websites.
Insurance companies will have to sell coverage to everyone, regardless of their medical history, and will have to restrict how much they vary premiums based on age. Companies with 50 workers or more will be required to offer insurance to their workers or pay a penalty.
Q: What if I already have insurance?
A: You may see changes to your plan. Unless your employer has "grandfathered" your insurance benefits' structure, your plan will have to meet new regulations under the law, such as covering more preventive services without out-of-pocket costs. There has been speculation that some employers will stop offering coverage and funnel workers toward exchanges once they open, but most companies say they have no immediate plans to do that.
Q: What will happen to my insurance premiums?
A: Most consumers can expect to keep seeing increases in premiums and co-payments because the underlying cost of health care is expected to rise. The law contains a few mechanisms to curb premiums, but it also requires that many insurance providers make their benefits more generous, which will raise their cost. Older people could see their premiums go down because of the new age rating rules insurers will face. People who buy policies without the help of an employer could get a better deal by being able to shop on the exchanges, where comparing plans will be easier than before.
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Retailers, factories, Main Street react to Supreme Court ruling, by Tiffany Hsu, June 28, 2012, Los Angeles Times.
The Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which held President Obama's healthcare overhaul to be constitutional, sparked an outpouring of both approval and invective from business groups around the country.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it respects the decision but called for more reforms anyway, maintaining that the ruling "does not change the reality that the health care law is fundamentally flawed."
The Main Street Alliance quoted its members as saying that "this is a good day for small businesses across America ... [that] couldn't afford to go back to the nightmare scenario” before the healthcare law.
The National Retail Federation, a longtime skeptic of the legislation, said it was "disappointed" and that the court's ruling will "have a dramatic, negative impact on every employer and employee ... and further constrain job creation and economic growth," especially in the private sector.
That's similar to what a "deeply disappointed" Steve Caldeira said. As chief executive of the International Franchise Assn., Caldeira said that the ruling puts 3.2 million jobs at franchised businesses at risk.
His group, he said, will work to repeal the law, which he called "unworkable, unaffordable and wrong for our country's small business owners who continue to struggle in a still sluggish economic climate."
Not so, according to the Small Business Majority, which said that upholding the healthcare law's individual mandate "is a victory” that will "curb costs and boost choice," especially after health insurance exchanges are set up in each state in 2014.
Lambasting the "political circus that has surrounded this law for the past two years," the group's chief executive, John Arensmeyer, said the regulation will help end "job lock" that keeps entrepreneurs tied to their existing positions because of health benefits.
The Tax Foundation, a research group, said the court’s ruling is "flawed" and that "there has been no development in law that necessitates such a far-reaching change." The group made an amicus curiae brief available online.
The National Assn. of Manufacturers also chipped in, calling the ruling "a dramatic moment in our nation's history" that "still leaves a lot of work to be done to reduce soaring health care costs."
The group called on Congress to replace the law with something "more efficient, less costly" that allows insurance to be purchased across state lines and focuses more on preventive medicine.