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Website woes not the worst problem

October 21, 2013

Don't give up on the Obamacare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged Ohioans during a visit to the state on Wednesday....

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Oct-24-13 9:30 AM

The constant expansion of government services (which need to be paid for somehow) continually incentivizes a dependent lifestyle. The support of this expansion of services tells a government that you want them to make decisions on your life and lifestyles. Eventually, they will begin to infringe on portions of your life or lifestyle that you do care about and then, what will be your defense? You've told them through voting, support of expanding services, and increased taxes that you want them to make these decisions for you. Personal responsibility - how about that for a 2014 campaign slogan!

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Oct-23-13 9:41 AM

This may become a boondoggle ,but the old system was unsustainable- you provide great choices. If we were paying for it already , than your saying my taxes should go down because my premiums went up? Your repeating the same old democratic blather. Don't like something, create a government program, perhaps that is what got us into this mess.

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Oct-23-13 8:58 AM

deerhunt, you were already paying for the uninsured before through state, federal and local taxes. The hospitals were not doing it for free. The idea behind the ACA is to get as many people as possible insured, thus spreading out the cost. This may turn into a boondoggle but the old system was unsustainable. The Journal has responsiblities as local paper, it's opinion articles should be backed up with facts relevent to the local area, to just constantly repeat cable news blather is a lazy way to run a paper. Do it right or get out of the business.

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Oct-22-13 8:50 PM


The Journal steals its editorials from a website called "The Intelligencer / Wheeling News Register" Seriously, look it up.

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Oct-22-13 3:27 PM

Turbo , I will give you some facts ; I just got my renewal on insurance ,up 30%.( I am healthy with no issues.)The people that are happy are the ones with preexisting conditions and kids up to 26. The ones that are unhappy are the ones that got to pay for the previously uninsured . The government looks like a bunch of fools for the way they rolled this program out. We should all be very unhappy for spending 3-400 million for the government's poor handling of setting this program up. Throw 17 trillion dollars in debt on top of it (and still rising),makes you want to go out and celebrate. Could have passed a few simple bills ,gave tax credits to the uninsured ,everyone would have been a lot better off. Thanks Obama!

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Oct-22-13 1:45 PM

It would be nice if The Journal, instead of repeating the same "the sky is falling" talking points, went out and found people in the New Ulm area that have been affected both positively and negatively by the ACA. Talk to doctors, hospital administrators, single people, families, businesses. Give us some actual, VERIFIABLE information. DO YOUR JOB, instead of sitting in your cubicle and repeating what you heard at morning coffee or what your neighbor told you at the bar. Do the people of the New Ulm area a favor and help them understand the law better.

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Oct-22-13 11:00 AM

If this were a business in the real world , it's stock would be at zero and the doors closed. The only way to solve this is start over ,we could keep some of the good provisions such as preexisting conditions, etc. Five to ten simple bills passed through congress could have accomplished the same outcome. We spent 300 million on a website that is a total disaster , most experts agree that it needs to be totally rewritten. Somebody needs to be fired , not the computer programmer , they picked who would do it, it needs to be high up . Whoever picked the companies involved in the programming is either incompetent or was doing a political favor -fire this person immediately .

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Oct-22-13 9:43 AM

If any of you are young working with families or have children with families that have health coverage--ask them how much this mess is going to cost them. Some have to pay a surcharge for adding a spouse besides paying for their spouses' coverage. Let's pass it and then read the bill.

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