How Has Obamacare Affected You?

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Jul 16, 2005
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I'm self employed with a wife and 2 kids paying 100% of the premium.

Our rates went up by 25% and the $5000 deductible now applies to everything except an office visit.

Wife went for her annual lady parts exam and we got hit with a lab bill for blood work to the tune of $750.00. Ouch.

Didn't the Democrats tell us otherwise?

That don't make no sense!


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Chino Kapone

Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?
Jun 10, 2005
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My adderall just went from $15 a month to almost $60 for the same generic shit.

Thanks Obama!
 

Neckbeard

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To all the people who said employers would deliberately cut hours and benefits and shuffle you around to avoid passing certain Obamacare "thresholds..."

Yeah. You fuckin' knocked that out of the park.



I've given up looking for full time employment and have decided to embark upon a more fruitful quest:
Next month, I'm going to Brazil to find a brontosaurus because Joe Rogan told me they're out there.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Apr 22, 2002
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Hasn't effected me so far, but it will when I'm forced to buy insurance I can't afford.
 

Creasy Bear

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Obamacare gave me a brutal wedgie and then it hung me on a doorknob by my underwear. In front of everybody. It was so humiliating.

And then it dumped a bucket of pig's blood on me at the the prom... but that's a whole other story.

Damn you, Obamacare.
 

whiskeyguy

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I'm looking for a new job, and have noticed that a lot of positions are only offering 32 hours a week at most.
 

domelogic

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Feb 16, 2005
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I do not know if this is related to Obamacare but the last company I worked for made you pay extra if you had your spouse on the plan and they were able to get insurance through their job. Now the hospital my wife works at is doing the same thing.
 

Georgie

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I do not know if this is related to Obamacare but the last company I worked for made you pay extra if you had your spouse on the plan and they were able to get insurance through their job. Now the hospital my wife works at is doing the same thing.
I think a lot of places do that. I worked for a company years ago that gave me insurance with no premium but if I wanted a family plan I would have had to pays a few hundred a month.
 

Hudson

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Any and all paperwork from a call I am on...has doubled. Any call I am on..I have to get the signatures of EVERY responder on that call. So lets say my truck has a car crash..another ambulance responds, 3 fire trucks respond with a full crew (4-5 crew). After I do my chart..I have to get my partner, the crew on the other ambulance, and the 12-15 fire crew members that responded to sign my chart, within 24 hours...or it won't get paid...
 

f kane

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I think it has affected most people except the wealthy in on way or another. That raise you didn't get because the company has more expenses because of obamacare is one thing, or if you did get one it was crappy. You get worse customer service because the business cut back on employees to meet the expenses of obamacare but still be a money-making enterprise. The job websites show jobs near me that were normally full times jobs 5 years ago as part time or on call; even the casionos advertise for part time dealers or on-call casino hosts were unheard of in the past.
 
Dec 8, 2004
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Any and all paperwork from a call I am on...has doubled. Any call I am on..I have to get the signatures of EVERY responder on that call. So lets say my truck has a car crash..another ambulance responds, 3 fire trucks respond with a full crew (4-5 crew). After I do my chart..I have to get my partner, the crew on the other ambulance, and the 12-15 fire crew members that responded to sign my chart, within 24 hours...or it won't get paid...
So gather if you have to take the person to the hospital you have to hunt down all these people to sign later?
 

JonBenetRamsey

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Aug 30, 2005
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but i thought we needed to boost the middle class, according to obama....
it's fucking sad when the government continues programs that are beyond fucking proven not to be helpful or effective.
 
Apr 30, 2011
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Any and all paperwork from a call I am on...has doubled. Any call I am on..I have to get the signatures of EVERY responder on that call. So lets say my truck has a car crash..another ambulance responds, 3 fire trucks respond with a full crew (4-5 crew). After I do my chart..I have to get my partner, the crew on the other ambulance, and the 12-15 fire crew members that responded to sign my chart, within 24 hours...or it won't get paid...
I had Huckabee show on in the background a few weeks ago and he was talking to doctors who were mentioning a similar thing. He was saying there used to be dozens of descriptions for things prior and now there are hundreds. For example there were a dozens of different animal bites that were completely redundant and necessary. I guess time filling out paperwork is more important than hands on with a patient.


I'm looking for a new job, and have noticed that a lot of positions are only offering 32 hours a week at most.
And this is exactly the lesson learned when government overreaches.
 

Hudson

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Well that seems like a large waste of time...
Especially when you can't legally take the chart with you after you do it. Mind you, it goes the same way for the other responders on the same call. Technology has a remedy for that with electronic signing..and fingerprints....90 % of the companies in my area cannot afford that type of tech.
 
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Especially when you can't legally take the chart with you after you do it. Mind you, it goes the same way for the other responders on the same call. Technology has a remedy for that with electronic signing..and fingerprints....90 % of the companies in my area cannot afford that type of tech.
Ya my chicks agency is thinking of switching over to tablets to cut down on all the frigging forms she has to carry with her at all times...
 

Hudson

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Ya my chicks agency is thinking of switching over to tablets to cut down on all the frigging forms she has to carry with her at all times...
Yeah, we are supposed to be going to tablets...The helicopter medics use the tablets ..which was weird that my index fingerprint was registered... and recognized.....
 
Dec 8, 2004
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Yeah, we are supposed to be going to tablets...The helicopter medics use the tablets ..which was weird that my index fingerprint was registered... and recognized.....
Ya the new laptops being deployed in my chicks office have thumb readers so they don't have to have an RSA key generator thingy and 3 different passwords to log in to their computers... and one of the upper IT guys in the building is doing the testing for the whole agency for the tablet thing.
 

Begbie

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"But....but I thought I could keep my doctor, my costs would drop, and 4 million jobs would be created..." Just like the stimulus would create 4+ million permanent jobs and would be the most comprehensive recovery plan in US history.

In reading and remembering alot of what we were all saying back in 2009 and 2010...when Obama and the democrats tied the country up in a 10-month long Obamacare debate...so far, we've hit the nail on the head. What they passed was not designed to "fix" anything. It wasn't designed to drop healthcare costs for the individual or families. It wasn't designed so that you'd be able to keep your current healthcare plan or even your current doctor. It wasn't going to create 4 million jobs over those first few years (thanks for that awesome soundbyte Nancy).

It was however, designed to put a strain on the relationship between the private insurers and the consumer. Drive those costs up...drive the quality of care down...drive companies away from offering insurance plans to their employees..and then what will the progressives in power, like Obama, say? "Well jeez, looks like we've got a crisis on our hands. Government has to step in at this point to save the American people...I guess we were right about that single-payer thing. I guess it's time to put those private insurers out of business."

It's not like that was some crazy concept that some wacky teabaggers conjured up...fuckin Obama SAID THAT WOULD BE HIS PLAN ALL ALONG!!! Pass healthcare reform in his first term and design it so that it would effectively eliminate private health insurance companies over the period of 10-15 years. HE SAID IT HIMSELF! He knew the American people wouldn't support a single payer, government run healthcare system, but they can be dragged to it if there's a crisis and if it gets to the point where there's no other choice. We seem to be on that path, and Obamacare has laid the foundation for the eventual implementation of a single-payer system...whether we like it or not.