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Congressional Budget Office: Obamacare costs $50,000 in taxpayer money for every American who gets health insurance

Daily Mail:

  • Stunning figure comes from Congressional Budget Office report that revised cost estimates for the next 10 years
  • Government will spend $1.993 TRILLION over a decade and take in $643 BILLION in new taxes, penalties and fees related to Obamacare…
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Politics

British expats living in the U.S. prefer going home for medical treatment over Obamacare

“The US healthcare system is byzantine, chaotic and confusing.”

By Mark McSherry
The Guardian

Hello, is this Blighty? It usually only takes a few years of exposure to the US healthcare system for British expats to miss the NHS back home. 1,617 more words

2015: Perhaps my last cycling blog of the year

The nurse came to get me ready at 6AM. I had been awake for about two hours, alternating between dozing and staring at the bathroom door, groggy with morphine. 2,739 more words

Cycling

Health Care is a PRIVILEGE, peasants.

Argument A:

Kindly listen because I am very wealthy. You see, I am a health insurance company CEO whose best interests lie with the good of profit, the almighty dollar (an American value by the way, so you should appreciate that).

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Is Obamacare socialized medicine?

Strictly speaking socialized medicine is a system in which the government operates health care facilities and employs health care professionals. There is a clear difference between socialized medicine and a single payer health insurance system, where the government finances health care but is not involved in care delivery. 183 more words

Healthcare

JOHN C. GOODMAN: How ObamaCare Harms Low-Income Workers

Wall Street Journal: Full-timers become part-timers, losing wages and the opportunity to buy the health coverage they most prefer.

The primary purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to make health insurance affordable for people with modest incomes. 83 more words

Government

ObamaCare Forces More Hospitals to Close

A remarkable photograph taken by Lazar Dinu in 1989 shows patients from a hospital in Bucharest, overjoyed that the communist dictator was gone and they would be able to find drugs in pharmacies, doctors would treat them without bribes and would not kill them during simple surgeries, hospitals would be modernized and actually heal patients, and happiness would be restored. 774 more words

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