It’s your turn to express yourself on health reform

Like it or not, Congress passed health care reform Sunday.

Now the question is, do you like it or not?

How will the overhaul affect you? Your workplace? Will it make things better or worse? Why?

What do you think about the tortuous political process to get us to this point?

Will what happened affect your vote come November? How?

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JD

March 22nd, 2010
5:30 am

Obama says that if I like my insurance I can keep it. I have Medicare Advantage that will be taken away from me at some point. I like it. but I will not be allowed to keep it. Bult 30 million will be able to use the money it will save Medicare. Somehow this just does’t track with his declaration.

SEEYOULATERDEMS

March 22nd, 2010
5:33 am

Congrats on just voting yourselves out of a job. Didn’t you hear the American People????

Eagleflyinglow

March 22nd, 2010
5:36 am

Obama is a liar, racist, and thief just like I said even before the thug was elected. Nothing has changed to make me believe anything different. Steal from working people and give it to his racist and thuggish supporters.

Maisy

March 22nd, 2010
5:41 am

It’s a very sad day. Why should anyone want to start a business or be innovative with their talents if the government promises to tax you death? Is that rain outside or is it our forefathers crying?

Bill Burns

March 22nd, 2010
5:43 am

Congress and the President have shown arrogance in trhe extreme. They went against the “will” of the people. All of the House and one third of the Senate hopefully will pay the price in November. Obama hopefully in 2012.

Jim 007

March 22nd, 2010
5:45 am

Without a doubt, Obama is the Worst President of All Time !!!

Hope all those Congressmen are Happy that they sold thier soul to the Devil.

Just cannot Understand how anyone with a brain can believe a single word that comes out of Obama’s mouth

37YearBravesFan

March 22nd, 2010
5:45 am

We didn’t want it. They didn’t listen. See you at the voting booth…

elainer7

March 22nd, 2010
5:50 am

Hey Democrats, Hope you all enjoy your LAST term in office. The American people spoke, the Democrats didnt listen. Cant wait to vote all of you OUT starting with Mr. Oblahma.

Rob Lopez

March 22nd, 2010
5:50 am

I have been in the military for over 22 years and am covered by a universal health plan ran by the government. It works great and we all get treated the same. We are not treated by the amount of money we make or our stature in the military. Give this a chance and if it doesn’t work, we change the law! What a novel concept.

Mid-South Philosopher

March 22nd, 2010
5:50 am

“The good ship and true will be a bone to be chewed
when the gales of November come early!”

See you at the polls.

JanePublic

March 22nd, 2010
5:55 am

Why the big push for something the people didn’t want? What are you hiding Obama? Why couldn’t you all work on revamping our health rights like adults and let the voting citizens have a say…but NO, that would be so un-American! I’m not a birther, but I also tend to question why you, Obama, couldn’t just provide a hard copy of your birth certificate for public viewing and settle it once and for all. YOU SCARE ME!!!!!!

Roy Davis

March 22nd, 2010
6:00 am

Well, we all should be happy, the majority of voters didn’t want it, and they gave t to us. Just like when they bail out the banks. Lets us the majority remember this when the vote comes up for their job.

Earl V. Ford Jr.

March 22nd, 2010
6:01 am

I still want to know why doesn’t the Congress give the same health care program to the people that THEY have?

Alex

March 22nd, 2010
6:01 am

Hey Rob,
Under Obama care, Tri-care does not provide the required minimum coverage, meaning our military men and women are facing fines for having Tri-care. Additionally, I have not heard of too many military vets who have had great success with the the VA hospital system. It’s alright Obama and the Democrats chose not to listen to us, therefore it is time to get some people in Washington who will.

JohnnyJumpstart

March 22nd, 2010
6:05 am

The Liar-in-chief Obama bought, bribed and bullied enough votes to ensure his “legacy”. If you thought this was “for the people” you misunderstand the arrogance and underhandiness of this man and his administration. He doesn’t care a bit about what the people want – its about his socialistic aims and if the people get in his way, its too bad for the people. Obama lies while America dies.

Marv

March 22nd, 2010
6:05 am

This is a sad day for America. For the people who don’t have health care, go out and get a job and pay like the rest of usand stop sitting on your rear and collecting welfare when you know you can work. For us that already have healthcare, get ready to pay more for it bcause the Industry will raise rates to pay for the lazy people who won’t work and pay for it.

Craig

March 22nd, 2010
6:07 am

It is truly amazing reading the 11 comments below. I don’t understand why you people don’t understand that a great thing has happened today to help the American middle class- you and me. Many of us have pre-existing conditions, some of us have lost our jobs, and all of us live in a country which is now bankrupt (thanks to the last Republican administration with their illegal wars and mortgage crisis). The current system, run by deranged insurance companies looking to steal your hard earned money, would bankrupt many of us if we were to become ill for any period of time and with any medium level of severity. Thank god someone is trying to contain these criminals. God bless President Obama and the US House of Representatives. God bless us all.

Rob Lopez

March 22nd, 2010
6:09 am

Tri-care will be adjusted accordingly and my father raves about the VA hospital system. You can’t please everyone but I do think that this bill will lead us in the right direction if given a chance. We need to get everyone thinking about wellness and prevention which will defintely save us money in the long run. We need to stop this “right now” thinking and think long term!

JohnnyJumpstart

March 22nd, 2010
6:13 am

Hey Craig – what’s the difference in you taking money out of my pocket and the government doing it for you – the government has a bigger gun. And if you look closely Obama has put this country in more debt in 14 months than Bush did in eight years. But thats all right Craig, just like Obama, don’t let facts get in the way of your goals.

George

March 22nd, 2010
6:14 am

You no longer have insurance when all pre existing conditions are covered. Insurance means transfer of risk and when all risk is transfered to one party it is no longer insurance and it is surely the end of our health insurance system and total control by the govt. will follow. If your house burnt down and the next day you went to buy insurance to cover the loss and the govt. mandated that the insurance company had to pay your fire damage. How long is the insurance company going to stay in business.As stupid as that sounds this is exactly what the govt. just did to your health insurance companies. Forcing people to by insurance against there will is not part of democracy. What are these idiots doing to our country? Better wake up America. Change is now here and it is called govt. control. Sad day America.

Jaime

March 22nd, 2010
6:17 am

Oh well, honest working people have to pay for this. No way tax or premiums don’t go up to pay for the lazy and inept. Long live the King Obama.

Proud to be American

March 22nd, 2010
6:18 am

This is not what my father, grandfathers, and their fathers before them fought for. The numbers of the uninsured are skewed to the advantage of the liberals holding power over us. They don’t tell you that the majority are those who CHOOSE not to have health insurance or are illegal aliens. This wasn’t about health care reform, this was solely a power play. The Federal Government has now deemed insurance to be a RIGHT not a privilege and totally ignores the Constitution of which they swore to protect. Democrats are all for mob rule rather than the rule of the law and Obama and his cronies are well acquainted with the mob ruling. It sickens me to think of how they have weakened our once-great nation and have turned it into a socialist country of moochers who see no point in producing when they can simply live off the backs of others. They are tics on the backsides of all those who do work and seek out the opportunities guaranteed by our Constitution. They will suck this nation dry of its life source all in the name of Power and “fair share”. What is next? The coming generations of citizens will hate us for years to come. I hope people wake up and realize that they do have the power to “Change” through their votes. May November bring us good news at least by having all these traitors removed from the offices in which we put them (”we” being a general term here).

DEmspulleditout

March 22nd, 2010
6:19 am

Republicans kept saying the American people didn’t want this bill, BUT all my friends and I did. The REpublican party definitely doesn’t speak for me anymore. By the way, classy move Republicans, spitting on congressmen and calling them racist names Saturday. If that’s the face of the Rep party you won’t get far in November. And please look up the definition of Socialism you morons!

G

March 22nd, 2010
6:20 am

The President is claiming this legislation passed without letting politics interfere. What a croc Mr. Prez. The most partisan piece of legislation to ever pass. Hello socialism.

Mad Dog

March 22nd, 2010
6:22 am

If you ever wanted to live in Russia, this ought to make you happy. Vote all of the out of office. Don’t forget this in November.

WorkforInsuranceCompany

March 22nd, 2010
6:23 am

I with ignorant people would stop pretending like there will be Govt death panels and insurance rationing through this Bill. I work for a (HUGE) health insurance company and believe me there is already rationing of all your benefits it’s just that myself and other insurance middle managers are doing it. If all you folks really knew what we do with your policies you wouldn’t be fighting this Bill so hard…lol

Steve

March 22nd, 2010
6:24 am

Let’s see, we’re trying to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke. What could possibly go wrong?

m915

March 22nd, 2010
6:25 am

Hey white folk stop your complaining& whining, everytime something does,nt go yalls way you people cry like babies

Chris

March 22nd, 2010
6:26 am

We’ve passed a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president that also hasn’t read it and smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, all t…o be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke!

MacAtlanta

March 22nd, 2010
6:27 am

All you right wing haters of reform (of any kind mind you) You had your chance – 8 years to run roiugh shod over this country and her people – you did whatever you wanted in a very partisan way ………your record speaks for itself …and the nation’s vote after your “successes” spoke volumes. Yes – we will see you at the polls in November and you will not like what you see. The party of “NO” relies on malice, lies & bully tactics to get ahead ….. the party of “YES WE CAN ” actually stood up to that for change and got the bill passed. Go Democrats – a rolling stone gathers no moss.

George

March 22nd, 2010
6:28 am

m915 you need to go back to school and learn how to communicate.

James Jordan

March 22nd, 2010
6:29 am

“Legalizing Invaders for Votes”?

My gut instinct is telling me that Sunday’s historic vote, (more like an infamous vote), a vote that sold out our founding fathers, subverted the Constitution, thwarted the will of the people and financially killed generations yet to be born, (for those lucky enough to dodge Planned Parent, I mean Planned Butcher-hood) was only the tip of the iceberg.

A precursor of things to come.

m915

March 22nd, 2010
6:29 am

Boo hoo-hoo we didnt get what were crying about.

SCOTT

March 22nd, 2010
6:30 am

Not partisan… It looked and sounded like a rivalry football game in the House of Reps last night. Of course, if you believe that this was non-partisan you will probably also believe that this bill will save us all money in the end. No way!

Larry

March 22nd, 2010
6:30 am

Healthcare, Sieg Heil! It’s 1933 all over again. The Nazis are back.

CharlieATL

March 22nd, 2010
6:31 am

America has a new health bill, and voters have a new agenda, as many posters have already pointed out. Job #1: remove literally every Democrat who ram-rodded this thing through instead of taking time to craft legislation even marginally acceptable to the Republicans. This should be accomplished in 9 short months…there are 219 accomplices with a nice target on their backs, so Job #1 is easy. Job #2 is to repeal the funding mechanism before the end of January 2011 and if the Robber-in-Chief even thinks of veto, make sure he knows that he is no longer welcome in either house of Congress, nor is any of his legislation.
And everybody knows what Job #3 is…

Karl Marx

March 22nd, 2010
6:32 am

Congratulations Seniors! Guess how much they just cut from Medicare and you seniors thought the Democrats would protect you. Silly senior’s Good health care is only for congress.

Thomas

March 22nd, 2010
6:32 am

I am not sure exactly how this will affect my medical insurance that is deducted from my paycheck every pay period, will my premium increase? Will my company decide that I need to go on the Federal system just to save money? I just don’t know.

the other Rob

March 22nd, 2010
6:33 am

Craig – you gotta stop trying to reason with stupid. stupid cannot be changed unlike ignorant which can be changed with education. The vocal minority lost this one. I’m revelling in this day knowing that big insurance will now be held accountable to all of us. Even the stupid that will never acknowledge it. God Bless America, every darn one of us – even the stupid.

Sloan

March 22nd, 2010
6:35 am

This new legislation will not fix the core problem of the spiraling cost of healthcare. Why? Because it only serves to FORCE the current payor system to accept ALL risks and puts some new TAX- PAYER funded exchanges in place to help. The core problem will continue unabated in this country until the other 2 major factors in the health care cost equation are dealt with: medical provider fraud and abuse and tort reform. You and I will continue to pay more, if not in the form of premiums certainly in the form of taxes. And as 1/6th of our economy becomes more and more a tax-payer funded albatross, we will only become more like the European socialist democracies across the Atlantic. It is indeed a sad day for America! The health care system is a business. Yes, it needs regulation and reform, but at the core you receive a service in the form of treatment and you either pay for it yourself or transfer the risk of that payment to an insurer. The federal government wants this to become an entitlement for all Americans when it’s goal should have been an affordable privilege for us instead. In the “32 million” of uninsured which the Dems keep pounding their chests about are several million who can buy it but choose not to! I have no problem with a reform package that addresses what is broken about the health care system. I do have a problem with this Congress who took the opportunity to move us closer to a Nanny-state where we look to the federal government to run our lives!

American

March 22nd, 2010
6:37 am

I can finally get insurance coverage!!! I can finally find out what this lump is you people have not understanding, I have worked all my life and now I just want to be working again and have insurance. If you can’t relate to that then you are a ANIMAL! But you will send money to foreign countries for wars and hurricanes, but you not willing to help an AMERICAN, we are a sick country!

james g

March 22nd, 2010
6:39 am

Craig. As a native Georgian, I never cease to be amazed by the ignorance and hypocrisy of my fellow Georgians. They blindly follow liars who care nothing about them, yet attack those who attempt to make this a more perfect union. They will be the ones most grateful for this bill in the long run. To Mid – South Philosopher, you are right, and the first one to go in November is that fake democrat, Jim Marshall.

Strong8

March 22nd, 2010
6:40 am

I wish we would have had this fire behind “No Child Left Behind Act” that Bush passed. Maybe we could have saved out children!!!!!! At least this is a law that will potentially save their health, since we’ve ruined the education status across the world!

j sugar

March 22nd, 2010
6:42 am

This is one Real American who wanted the health care bill to pass. thank you to the Congress and President Obama. Halt of the country wanted health care reform and we do vote also. Again Thank You to the House and Mr President.

Remember Medicare Part D that was passed and is a prescription bill for the Republicant who can affort to pay for their own medicine

the other Rob

March 22nd, 2010
6:42 am

Jim Marshall is just plain messed up. The boy does not have a clue. I repeat the boy does not have a clue. A Man would have stepped up to the plate – Jim votes to presumably prfeserve his job – forget the people who put him where he is. Go Away Jim!

Truth

March 22nd, 2010
6:43 am

GREAT JOB, DEMOCRATS!!!! I guess the others would agree, but only if you were REPUBLICANS!!! THIS IS A GREAT MOVE FOR THE NATION!!!! WE ARE SO FAR BEHIND IN HEALTH CARE.

Let It Go

March 22nd, 2010
6:44 am

Yall said that same thing about Social Security. Now look at you–scared SH**TLESS it might go away!!!! GREAT Job, Mr. President and Supporters!!!!

Alice Powell

March 22nd, 2010
6:46 am

Never before have I been ashamed of this country but I am now. I’ve worked hard all my life to have what little I have and now, against my will, will be forced to support the minorities of this country who have always expected the government and everyone else to take care of them while they sit on their rear ends and do nothing. Obama, Pelosi and all the other Democrats are insane and nothing but Socialists who have succeeded in beginning the first step to destroy this country. If I could vote in every state, I would vote for the 34 Democrats who voted against the Health Care bill but as it is, I cannot, so I vow to vote from now until the day I die for a Straight Party Republic Ticket. If there is a Democrat and no Republican running for a particular office, the Democrat will never again get my vote. As God as my witness, a grave injustice has been done to the citizens of this country and the Democrats are going to live to regret their actions forever and a day!

nancy m

March 22nd, 2010
6:46 am

How does Pelosi think this is going to help the economy wiith the new tax mposed on the small business owners…this is SO going to slow the economy!! And to tax every dollar over $200 K is going to keep the people from reaching their full potentials so the gov’t doesn’t take it away!

Duane

March 22nd, 2010
6:47 am

Indeed an historic day for America, just like 12/7/1941, 11/22/1963, 09/11/2001…