'Obamacare': The word that defined the debate

Jun 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Click Orlando

The sleek, slang word used by some to describe the health reform law signed by President Barack Obama has taken on a roller-coaster trajectory of its own, first coming into favor with Republicans as a criticism of the law, and more recently, as the subject of Democratic efforts to reclaim it.

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harvey

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 25, 2012
In fact 'HeritageCare' or 'RomneyCare' would be better names, since the first invented this system of mandates and the second helped push it through in Massachusetts.

Too bad Obama couldn't come up with something better than retread ReTHUGlicanism. He's too eager to compromise with these evil vermin.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Jun 25, 2012
If Obamacare is found unconstitutional, we will know whether Obama is just stupid, or really, really stupid. We will know on Thursday.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#3 Jun 25, 2012
Obama is a jerk for stealing all the credit for RMONEYCARE!

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#4 Jun 25, 2012
harvey wrote:
In fact 'HeritageCare' or 'RomneyCare' would be better names, since the first invented this system of mandates and the second helped push it through in Massachusetts.
Too bad Obama couldn't come up with something better than retread ReTHUGlicanism. He's too eager to compromise with these evil vermin.
yomamacare
EQUALITY LITE

West Mifflin, PA

#5 Jun 26, 2012
FREE HEALTH CARE started under LBJ,,in the late 60s... maybe you dont know that,but after 45 years,an a huge increase in its POVERTY numbers, a sliding federal, state and county deficiet...ITS ALL ABOUT STICKING THE PREMIUM PAYERS, business and THE INSURANCE COMPANIES , and skew the premiums WITH THE COST OF THE NON PREMIUM PAYERS...."FOREVER". ....sam is broke, 50 states broke,6500 counties broke...its all about their PROGRAMS, their desperation and YOUR WALLET... its like using a new credit card to pay the old credit card . because the old credit card is TAPPED OUT..if sam gave a hoot ,we would all have health care DECADES AGO....when was the last time sam did anything where"EVERYBODY BENEFITS ".
EQUALITY LITE

West Mifflin, PA

#6 Jun 26, 2012
trying to blame romney for mass problems ,where at least 10% of the population are on the dole, or obama for stretching LBJ GREAT SOCIETY PROGRAMS to a new level, is ludicris.. after 45 years of pilfering and bloated spending ,and a notable minimum of $60 trillion fedstatecounty DEBT. poverty is setting in on government its in the news every day..,PLAIN AND SIMPLE.sam has run 50 states into a hole and 50 states have run 6500 counties into a whole,there are more pages of social services than pizza stores in the phone books. and business and the average wallet is TAPPED OUT.50% of the populate are below poverty.try raising your kids till they are 45 years old..and all their kids .
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#7 Jun 26, 2012
Get rid of Social Security and Medicare! All we need is a GOP president who can hold a pen.

harvey

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 26, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Get rid of Social Security and Medicare! All we need is a GOP president who can hold a pen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Kl0bmgHc9PkXX
Get rid of the GOP.
working for minimum wage

West Mifflin, PA

#9 Jun 26, 2012
social security has been paid for every week by ME and my EMPLOYER for decades.and by YOU and your employer..congress and all the barneys used it to FUND...IN 1965 under lbj.......Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government in 1965, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans ages 65 and older and younger people with disabilities as well as people with end stage renal disease. As a social insurance program, Medicare spreads the financial risk associated with illness across society to protect everyone, and thus has a somewhat different social role from private insurers, which must manage their risk portfolio to guarantee their own solvency.......http://en.wikip edia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United _States)....... but now SAM IS BROKE and so are the 50 dwarfs and the 6500 sub dwarfs...obama is no more than a reincarnation of lbj. but now the pot is MT
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#10 Jun 26, 2012
The cons have you right where they want you. Working for minimum wage. Any more and you become a threat to them and the corporations which employ you and fund them.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#11 Jun 26, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
The cons have you right where they want you. Working for minimum wage. Any more and you become a threat to them and the corporations which employ you and fund them.
the dems have you right where they want you. minimum wage (but it will go up fifty cents because we are so damned magnaminous), more food stamps, free contraception and abortion clinics on every corner. no evil corporations, so i guess free gruel for you and your mule....
harvey

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 27, 2012
working for minimum wage wrote:
social security has been paid for every week by ME and my EMPLOYER for decades.and by YOU and your employer..congress and all the barneys used it to FUND...IN 1965 under lbj.......Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government in 1965, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans ages 65 and older and younger people with disabilities as well as people with end stage renal disease. As a social insurance program, Medicare spreads the financial risk associated with illness across society to protect everyone, and thus has a somewhat different social role from private insurers, which must manage their risk portfolio to guarantee their own solvency.......http://en.wikip edia.org/wiki/Medicare_(United _States)....... but now SAM IS BROKE and so are the 50 dwarfs and the 6500 sub dwarfs...obama is no more than a reincarnation of lbj. but now the pot is MT
Good Wiki definition, but the problems we're having with 'the pot' could quickly be solved by:

Regulating Wall St. disasters

Raising taxes sharply on the 1%ers

Cutting 'Defense' spending sharply
POT BUBBLE

West Mifflin, PA

#13 Jun 27, 2012
WHICH POT??? the ss pot, the federal pot,the medicare pot,the 50 states pot, the federal pensions employee pot,the state pot,, the state pensions and benefits pot,the county pot ,the county pensions,there are approx 28,000,000 current fed state and county employees...last i read their are a dozen counties IN BANKRUPCY, DEAD BROKE...so which pot are we going to fix first???.THE FEDERAL POT ALONE IS 16,000,000,000,000.OR 35,000,000,000 pounds of dollar bills..and dont send cash
KING TUT OBAMA

Wasilla, AK

#14 Jun 27, 2012
"Communist Community Organizer" the words that define this Big eared Smokin' Joe Camel look a like that never even ran a candy store and HATES everything about America unless it has to do with MINORITIEs and Gays.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 28, 2012
It's over for now, at least:

From SCOTUSblog:

"The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government's power to terminate states' Medicaid funds is narrowly read."

Upheld!

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#16 Jun 28, 2012
Unbelievable - the TAX (not mandate) for health care - except for the cronies who have obtained a "pass".

So, it's not constitutional to force a mandate on (some) citizens, but changing the name to tax is ok? Semantics can change your life -

Just ask yourself: does this apply to congress? to Nancy P? to any who financially support similar?

Do you suppose anyone will challenge the tax based upon the fact that it does not apply to all citizens and residents?

Pretty tricky, huh?-- to change the wording from "mandate" to "tax" - not to the people, to the court.

transparent again...-not

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#17 Jun 28, 2012
Ted K. wins in the afterlife!-lol! r.i.p. Ted K,JFK,RFK,jr.,Jackie O.!
harvey

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 28, 2012
Citizen0178 wrote:
Unbelievable - the TAX (not mandate) for health care - except for the cronies who have obtained a "pass".
So, it's not constitutional to force a mandate on (some) citizens, but changing the name to tax is ok? Semantics can change your life -
Just ask yourself: does this apply to congress? to Nancy P? to any who financially support similar?
Do you suppose anyone will challenge the tax based upon the fact that it does not apply to all citizens and residents?
Pretty tricky, huh?-- to change the wording from "mandate" to "tax" - not to the people, to the court.
transparent again...-not
No one "changed the name to tax." There was always going to be a tax on people who DIDN'T BUY HEALTH INSURANCE.

Get it now?

I'm sure reTHUGlicans will keep trying to attack Obama by attacking the law, yes. Party before country is your rule.
say what

West Mifflin, PA

#19 Jun 29, 2012
AGAIN ?...first it was education mandates, then public housing mandates,welfare mandates, etc.etc..facts are EVERYTHING SAM DOES ends up in a financial disaster for the 50drones and their 6500 counties.and for sam... from wall street to main street to every project,INCOMPETANCE PREVails.. its a circle jerk of barneys.WITH THE NATIONS NEGATIVE WEALTH.
chicken or egg

West Mifflin, PA

#20 Aug 7, 2012
WHICK CAME FIRST the lbj chicken or the obama egg?????...EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE,period... and EVERYONE should help pay for it, period. ONE FROM MANY ,is more many FOR one... government has no problem garnishing every S.S. CHECK,$100 a month . but for 45 years WELFARE CHECKS get a free ride,of no premiums.. EQUALITY,seems to be a misnomer,its more about "MEANS TESTING",non responsible people,government pandering and skewing every chart, law and mandate . or is it just more social FIRE INSURANCE.

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