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TYT - Trump uses victory speech for infomercial

(10:38) After Mitt Romney called Donald Trump a con-man businessman, Trump responded with an infomercial during his victory speech after the Michigan and Mississippi primaries.

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Guest: Submitted as a guest (590 days ago)

Fuuhahaha ... this is facepalm on higest level..

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Fuuhahaha ... this is facepalm on higest level..

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (590 days ago)

The US election is so weird this time around. On the Democratic side, it's what anyone would expect an election to be like - argument and debate about policy, and on the Republican side it's a comic-strip spoof. Can't wait for when the two sides meet.

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The US election is so weird this time around. On the Democratic side, it's what anyone would expect an election to be like - argument and debate about policy, and on the Republican side it's a comic-strip spoof. Can't wait for when the two sides meet.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (590 days ago)

This election has made me realize I need to get some new friends. Several of my current friends are planning on voting for Trump. I didn't think anyone that I knew would be that stupid but I was proven wrong.

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This election has made me realize I need to get some new friends. Several of my current friends are planning on voting for Trump. I didn't think anyone that I knew would be that stupid but I was proven wrong.

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Casey Casey (590 days ago)

What are the other choices though? You have a serial liar, power hungry insider Hillary, an old socialist career politician who's never had a real job in his life and believes in redistribution, higher taxation etc. on one side, and one religious, power hungry, insider scumbag Cruz, and the wild card whose beholden to no one and represents the only chance of getting away from the status quo. Regardless of his policies, in fact, looking back over the last two presidents their policies running up to the election had very little resemblance to what they actually did, Trump is the only candidate who can shake things up. He's for negotiating not warmongering, especially with Russia, which is big in my book.

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What are the other choices though? You have a serial liar, power hungry insider Hillary, an old socialist career politician who's never had a real job in his life and believes in redistribution, higher taxation etc. on one side, and one religious, power hungry, insider scumbag Cruz, and the wild card whose beholden to no one and represents the only chance of getting away from the status quo. Regardless of his policies, in fact, looking back over the last two presidents their policies running up to the election had very little resemblance to what they actually did, Trump is the only candidate who can shake things up. He's for negotiating not warmongering, especially with Russia, which is big in my book.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (588 days ago)

The old socialist (you forgot his name) would be a great choice for president. Without doubt, Bernie is by far the most honest of all the candidates. Also, he is focused on the 2 most important issues of our time - money in politics and climate change. What more could you ask for?

Without changing the corrupt political system, there is no meaningful way of dealing with climate change with the urgency that is required. Climate change seriously threatens EVERYBODY on the planet. Immigration is a tiny issue in comparison.

If Trump wants to tackle immigration, he should focus on climate change because stabilising the climate is the best way to prevent millions of people displaced by sea level rise, migrating somewhere. People won't sit on the beach and drown, they will move. But Trump thinks climate change is a hoax perpertrated by China. Seriously, he actually said that.

Can Bernie achieve his goals? Yes, if the people get behind him and also elect different politicians into Congress. Cornel West got it right when he said that the American people failed Obama when they voted in a Republican Congress in the mid-term elections.

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The old socialist (you forgot his name) would be a great choice for president. Without doubt, Bernie is by far the most honest of all the candidates. Also, he is focused on the 2 most important issues of our time - money in politics and climate change. What more could you ask for?

Without changing the corrupt political system, there is no meaningful way of dealing with climate change with the urgency that is required. Climate change seriously threatens EVERYBODY on the planet. Immigration is a tiny issue in comparison.

If Trump wants to tackle immigration, he should focus on climate change because stabilising the climate is the best way to prevent millions of people displaced by sea level rise, migrating somewhere. People won't sit on the beach and drown, they will move. But Trump thinks climate change is a hoax perpertrated by China. Seriously, he actually said that.

Can Bernie achieve his goals? Yes, if the people get behind him and also elect different politicians into Congress. Cornel West got it right when he said that the American people failed Obama when they voted in a Republican Congress in the mid-term elections.

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Casey Casey (588 days ago)

Bernie would be a terrible choice strictly for economic reasons but also he's not a complete dove wheni it comes to war either. Raising taxes on the rich, always popular with the masses, actually means the middle class. Raising taxes without reducing spending just deeper into debt which is a tax on future generations who will be paying for Bernies "free stuff". We all want free healthcare, free education, higher wages and a chicken in every pot but reality is dictates otherwise. As Thatcher said "sooner or later you run out of other people's money. An increase in taxes means a decrease in GDP. You can print money but that has the bad effects down the road. I'm sure Bernie has good intentions, but you know what they say about those.

Las far as climate is concerned that's highly debatable, it's not the main issue by a long shot, war is and Bernie is on record as saying everyone must stand up to Russia, as opposed to Trump saying "let's negotiate" , I prefer Trumps message by far.

Cornell West got it wrong. Could it be the reason they voted in a republican congress is because nothing was done in his first 2 years while controlling both the house and the presidency? Transparency? Persecuting whistleblowers he swore to protect? Expanding secret wars in Yemen, Somalia, funding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with Bernies approval?

Bernie is playing to base human instincts like so many politicians before him, free stuff! The govt. will look after you! He may seriously believe that stuff, that's what makes him so dangerous. Do we really want some one with $60,000 credit card debt running the country? What does that tell you about his personal economic sense?

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Bernie would be a terrible choice strictly for economic reasons but also he's not a complete dove wheni it comes to war either. Raising taxes on the rich, always popular with the masses, actually means the middle class. Raising taxes without reducing spending just deeper into debt which is a tax on future generations who will be paying for Bernies "free stuff". We all want free healthcare, free education, higher wages and a chicken in every pot but reality is dictates otherwise. As Thatcher said "sooner or later you run out of other people's money. An increase in taxes means a decrease in GDP. You can print money but that has the bad effects down the road. I'm sure Bernie has good intentions, but you know what they say about those.

Las far as climate is concerned that's highly debatable, it's not the main issue by a long shot, war is and Bernie is on record as saying everyone must stand up to Russia, as opposed to Trump saying "let's negotiate" , I prefer Trumps message by far.

Cornell West got it wrong. Could it be the reason they voted in a republican congress is because nothing was done in his first 2 years while controlling both the house and the presidency? Transparency? Persecuting whistleblowers he swore to protect? Expanding secret wars in Yemen, Somalia, funding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with Bernies approval?

Bernie is playing to base human instincts like so many politicians before him, free stuff! The govt. will look after you! He may seriously believe that stuff, that's what makes him so dangerous. Do we really want some one with $60,000 credit card debt running the country? What does that tell you about his personal economic sense?

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Guest: zozo demon (587 days ago)

Ya his economic policies like getting american jobs back, building infastructure, renegotiating nafta etc etc just terrible.

Whats wrong with taking a little of that military money and educating your kids, maybe getting some healthcare for the people, hey you could build some new schools. With a little smart negotiation with the arab states you could probably get out of some of that shit bush started in the middle east.

Not much new money is really needed, just some shuffling around of the stuff your govt spends on stuff thats not really for the people. Like Gitmo for instance, probably save a few hundred million right there.

Spend that money ,your money, on the people where its supposed to go.

No, i think Bernie has hit the nail right on the head and a lot of americans are too stupid to see it.

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Ya his economic policies like getting american jobs back, building infastructure, renegotiating nafta etc etc just terrible.

Whats wrong with taking a little of that military money and educating your kids, maybe getting some healthcare for the people, hey you could build some new schools. With a little smart negotiation with the arab states you could probably get out of some of that shit bush started in the middle east.

Not much new money is really needed, just some shuffling around of the stuff your govt spends on stuff thats not really for the people. Like Gitmo for instance, probably save a few hundred million right there.

Spend that money ,your money, on the people where its supposed to go.

No, i think Bernie has hit the nail right on the head and a lot of americans are too stupid to see it.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (587 days ago)

"Bernie would be a terrible choice strictly for economic reasons" It worked for the US under FDR.

"he's not a complete dove when it comes to war" You're right, he's not a pacifist. Does any American want a pacifist president? It's about judgement and Bernie's record is excellent.

"Raising taxes without reducing spending just deeper into debt…" That's way too simple. Maybe OK for a 5-year-old but not once they reach 6.

"We all want free healthcare, free education …" It's not free. It's paid for by the people. Sometimes it makes sense to pool resources to provide something that is greater than the sum of its parts. It's like shopping for a family - better to pool resources and buy a large loaf of bread, than everybody individually buy their own slice. The US private healthcare system cost Americans much more than any single payer system in the developed world. And it doesn't even cover everyone.

"As far as climate is concerned that's highly debatable, it's not the main issue by a long shot …" It is not debatable. The climate doesn't care about politics, it is just the consequence of the composition of the atmosphere. Bernie is taking the advice of almost every expert in the world, as he should. Ignoring that advice is irresponsible, as is listening to the few climate change deniers left, like the most "respected" of them all Richard Lindzen, who believes that the link between smoking tobacco and cancer is not proven.

And what is the threat from Russia? WW3? I don't think so. World wars are a 20th century phenomenon. Today, the world is too globalised for world wars. Putin knows that in any "old fashion" war (eg. armies battling each other in a field), no country could stand up to US military might. Just consider that the US spends over half its tax money on the military. That's equal to the top 9 other countries put together! The UK spends 2% and is one of those top 9 countries. The US has 19 aircraft carriers, 10 of which are larger than Russia's one and only carrier. When Bernie talks about "standing up to Russia", he is talking politically, not with military action.

Cornel West is right. The "mistake" Obama made is that he believed that change would come from finding common ground and building on that. He wrote that in his book 'The Audacity of Hope'. He didn't anticipate that Republicans would try and block every single thing he tried to do. Considering the obstacles, I think Obama did really well. Bernie has learnt from that. He wants to affect change by getting millions of people to demand it rather than negotiating with corrupt politicians in a corrupt system. Will that work? There's only one way to find out - vote Bernie.

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"Bernie would be a terrible choice strictly for economic reasons" It worked for the US under FDR.

"he's not a complete dove when it comes to war" You're right, he's not a pacifist. Does any American want a pacifist president? It's about judgement and Bernie's record is excellent.

"Raising taxes without reducing spending just deeper into debt…" That's way too simple. Maybe OK for a 5-year-old but not once they reach 6.

"We all want free healthcare, free education …" It's not free. It's paid for by the people. Sometimes it makes sense to pool resources to provide something that is greater than the sum of its parts. It's like shopping for a family - better to pool resources and buy a large loaf of bread, than everybody individually buy their own slice. The US private healthcare system cost Americans much more than any single payer system in the developed world. And it doesn't even cover everyone.

"As far as climate is concerned that's highly debatable, it's not the main issue by a long shot …" It is not debatable. The climate doesn't care about politics, it is just the consequence of the composition of the atmosphere. Bernie is taking the advice of almost every expert in the world, as he should. Ignoring that advice is irresponsible, as is listening to the few climate change deniers left, like the most "respected" of them all Richard Lindzen, who believes that the link between smoking tobacco and cancer is not proven.

And what is the threat from Russia? WW3? I don't think so. World wars are a 20th century phenomenon. Today, the world is too globalised for world wars. Putin knows that in any "old fashion" war (eg. armies battling each other in a field), no country could stand up to US military might. Just consider that the US spends over half its tax money on the military. That's equal to the top 9 other countries put together! The UK spends 2% and is one of those top 9 countries. The US has 19 aircraft carriers, 10 of which are larger than Russia's one and only carrier. When Bernie talks about "standing up to Russia", he is talking politically, not with military action.

Cornel West is right. The "mistake" Obama made is that he believed that change would come from finding common ground and building on that. He wrote that in his book 'The Audacity of Hope'. He didn't anticipate that Republicans would try and block every single thing he tried to do. Considering the obstacles, I think Obama did really well. Bernie has learnt from that. He wants to affect change by getting millions of people to demand it rather than negotiating with corrupt politicians in a corrupt system. Will that work? There's only one way to find out - vote Bernie.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (587 days ago)

"The US private healthcare system cost Americans much more than any single payer system in the developed world. And it doesn't even cover everyone." What citizen is not covered under our current healthcare system?

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"The US private healthcare system cost Americans much more than any single payer system in the developed world. And it doesn't even cover everyone." What citizen is not covered under our current healthcare system?

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (587 days ago)

Can you give a quick rundown on how Obamacare works? I thought Obama wanted a single payer system but had to water down proposals so much just to get something through.

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Can you give a quick rundown on how Obamacare works? I thought Obama wanted a single payer system but had to water down proposals so much just to get something through.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (587 days ago)

Obamacare means that everyone must have insurance. If they do not, they get a fine that is payable when they file for their taxes at the end of the year.

There is a website called healthcare dot gov. You go there to enroll if you don't have employer provided benefits. Depending on your pay, you will get government subsidies. I think it is completely free for people with no income. People that make a lot of money will pay full price for their insurance.

When you need to use your healthcare, the insurance policy that you picked will then be used to help pay the costs. I say help pay because there are usually some co-payments. Co-payments are to prevent abuse of the system by people going to the doctor to just get a bandaid or aspirin. It's usually affordable at around $15. I've seen co-payments as low as $2 because I've seen signs at the office that tells those customers that they really do have to pay the $2. It is so low that some people think it's a joke and they don't really need to pay it.

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Obamacare means that everyone must have insurance. If they do not, they get a fine that is payable when they file for their taxes at the end of the year.

There is a website called healthcare dot gov. You go there to enroll if you don't have employer provided benefits. Depending on your pay, you will get government subsidies. I think it is completely free for people with no income. People that make a lot of money will pay full price for their insurance.

When you need to use your healthcare, the insurance policy that you picked will then be used to help pay the costs. I say help pay because there are usually some co-payments. Co-payments are to prevent abuse of the system by people going to the doctor to just get a bandaid or aspirin. It's usually affordable at around $15. I've seen co-payments as low as $2 because I've seen signs at the office that tells those customers that they really do have to pay the $2. It is so low that some people think it's a joke and they don't really need to pay it.

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Guest: (587 days ago)

Can you tell us what happens in the many states that chose not to expand medicare (such as Florida), if for example you have no disability, no children living with you, and you are living significantly below the poverty level?

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Can you tell us what happens in the many states that chose not to expand medicare (such as Florida), if for example you have no disability, no children living with you, and you are living significantly below the poverty level?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (587 days ago)

Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about. Medicare has nothing to do with Obamacare. Medicare is a healthcare program designed for the elderly and people with disabilities. Once you reach the age of 65 or have a disability, you are eligible to enroll in Medicare.

I thought Medicare was a federal program so I'm not sure what Florida has to do with anything. Maybe you can educate me on this because I haven't reached that age and I'm curious what you think happens to people in Florida when they hit age 65. I would also like to know what happens in other states too in case my state has some special considerations.

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Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about. Medicare has nothing to do with Obamacare. Medicare is a healthcare program designed for the elderly and people with disabilities. Once you reach the age of 65 or have a disability, you are eligible to enroll in Medicare.

I thought Medicare was a federal program so I'm not sure what Florida has to do with anything. Maybe you can educate me on this because I haven't reached that age and I'm curious what you think happens to people in Florida when they hit age 65. I would also like to know what happens in other states too in case my state has some special considerations.

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Guest: (587 days ago)

"Medicare has nothing to do with Obamacare". As they're both part of the US 'healthcare' system, I'd say they're pretty well linked. Besides, I thought one of the many changes through Obamacare was a reform of the medicare payments, so that hospitals are paid a single payment rather than to specific service providers. My bad.

"Once you reach the age of 65 or have a disability, you are eligible to enroll in Medicare". If only the eligibility was so simple. And as for the states that didn't expand Medicare - so you don't know? Why doesn't that surprise me. I was trying to point out that if you were described by the above - namely, without an official disability, under the age limit, no children at home etc, but had serious medical issues and were living well under the poverty level, you would be one of several million people too poor for Obamacare. Your income may be above Medicaid eligibility limits but below the limit for Obamacare tax credits. What then?

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"Medicare has nothing to do with Obamacare". As they're both part of the US 'healthcare' system, I'd say they're pretty well linked. Besides, I thought one of the many changes through Obamacare was a reform of the medicare payments, so that hospitals are paid a single payment rather than to specific service providers. My bad.

"Once you reach the age of 65 or have a disability, you are eligible to enroll in Medicare". If only the eligibility was so simple. And as for the states that didn't expand Medicare - so you don't know? Why doesn't that surprise me. I was trying to point out that if you were described by the above - namely, without an official disability, under the age limit, no children at home etc, but had serious medical issues and were living well under the poverty level, you would be one of several million people too poor for Obamacare. Your income may be above Medicaid eligibility limits but below the limit for Obamacare tax credits. What then?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (587 days ago)

"Hospitals are paid a single payment rather than to specific service providers" There are many methods of payment to the doctors and/or hospitals. They can receive a check from Medicare, Medicade, the patient, or from a private insurance company. We do not have a single payer system in the USA.

"And as for the states that didn't expand Medicare - so you don't know?" No, I don't know and I thought you did know something so I asked you and you didn't tell me. Therefore, I will revert back to my previous knowledge of thinking that Medicare is a federal program.

"official disability" Yes, that's right. You must be declared disabled officially. That prevents fraud from people claiming disabilities and milking the system without having actual disabilities that prevent them from working. I also understand that there is a disability ranking system. For example, you can be 0% disable, 100% disabled, or any percentage in between. The percentage makes a difference on your benefits.

"under the age limit" Yes, you must be 65 like I mentioned. Otherwise, you would either get employer benefits or use the healthcare dot gov website to enroll in an insurance plan.

"no children at home etc" Not sure that has anything to do with medicare benefits. Please show me where you got that information. I know of several people that are on medicare and do not have any children.

"too poor for Obamacare" You cannot be too poor for Obamacare. You can make zero money and still qualify for a government subsidy.

"Your income may be above Medicaid eligibility limits but below the limit for Obamacare tax credits" Worded awkwardly. You mean above the Medicaid eligibility limit and above the Obamacare subsidy limits? If so, then that means the government thinks you make enough money to pay for your own health insurance plan.

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"Hospitals are paid a single payment rather than to specific service providers" There are many methods of payment to the doctors and/or hospitals. They can receive a check from Medicare, Medicade, the patient, or from a private insurance company. We do not have a single payer system in the USA.

"And as for the states that didn't expand Medicare - so you don't know?" No, I don't know and I thought you did know something so I asked you and you didn't tell me. Therefore, I will revert back to my previous knowledge of thinking that Medicare is a federal program.

"official disability" Yes, that's right. You must be declared disabled officially. That prevents fraud from people claiming disabilities and milking the system without having actual disabilities that prevent them from working. I also understand that there is a disability ranking system. For example, you can be 0% disable, 100% disabled, or any percentage in between. The percentage makes a difference on your benefits.

"under the age limit" Yes, you must be 65 like I mentioned. Otherwise, you would either get employer benefits or use the healthcare dot gov website to enroll in an insurance plan.

"no children at home etc" Not sure that has anything to do with medicare benefits. Please show me where you got that information. I know of several people that are on medicare and do not have any children.

"too poor for Obamacare" You cannot be too poor for Obamacare. You can make zero money and still qualify for a government subsidy.

"Your income may be above Medicaid eligibility limits but below the limit for Obamacare tax credits" Worded awkwardly. You mean above the Medicaid eligibility limit and above the Obamacare subsidy limits? If so, then that means the government thinks you make enough money to pay for your own health insurance plan.

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Guest: (587 days ago)

Urgh. Can't be bothered to educate you. Read some.

LINK

"Nearly three million poor uninsured adults fall into the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid, meaning their income is ABOVE current Medicaid eligibility but BELOW the lower limit for Marketplace premium tax credits." Worded awkwardly is it?

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Urgh. Can't be bothered to educate you. Read some.

LINK

"Nearly three million poor uninsured adults fall into the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid, meaning their income is ABOVE current Medicaid eligibility but BELOW the lower limit for Marketplace premium tax credits." Worded awkwardly is it?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (586 days ago)

"Can't be bothered to educate you." You are being very rude and I'm trying to be nice. Why are you being like this?

I skimmed the link you provided and did learn something. When Obamacare was conceived, they assumed that Medicaid, which is provided to extremely low poverty people, would be expanded to cover people with a higher income. So Obamacare provides a subsidy for people with an income starting at $11,770 but Medicaid will stop providing medical benefits for people that earn more than $8,840.

Apparently 19 states didn't want to expand Medicaid and this went to the supreme court and it was determined the states do not have to expand their coverage. This isn't just limited to Florida so I'm not sure why you brought that up when 38% of the states didn't expand Medicaid. Do you live in Florida and don't have coverage?

There are currently 2.9 million people in that gap. If you work for a company with more than 300 employees, you would get coverage too. But that would be hard because even if you make minimum wage, you would meet the minimum for an Obamacare subsidy.

From your link: "More than six in ten (62%) people in the coverage gap are in a family with a worker, and half are working themselves (Figure 5). While workers could potentially have an offer of coverage through their employer, nearly half of workers in the coverage gap (48%) work for small firms (<50 employees) that are not subject to ACA penalties for not offering coverage. Further, many firms do not offer coverage to part-time workers"

This is one of the problems with Obamacare. It was stressed that this would happen. Many companies are hiring part-time employees to avoid having to pay for healthcare coverage. So now the person is not covered through their employer and they are underemployed. Thanks Obama! You suck! Many people that once had full-time work were laid off and they rehired part-time employees. I have friends that work for Home Depot and was told it is very difficult to get a full-time job there and they think it's due to Obamacare.

My opinion: It is not a problem. Just get a job making the bare minimum wage allowed by law and you will get your subsidies. If you can't work because you're disabled, you will be covered automatically. If you can only get a part-time job, get two jobs. It's the same amount of work, just for two companies.

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"Can't be bothered to educate you." You are being very rude and I'm trying to be nice. Why are you being like this?

I skimmed the link you provided and did learn something. When Obamacare was conceived, they assumed that Medicaid, which is provided to extremely low poverty people, would be expanded to cover people with a higher income. So Obamacare provides a subsidy for people with an income starting at $11,770 but Medicaid will stop providing medical benefits for people that earn more than $8,840.

Apparently 19 states didn't want to expand Medicaid and this went to the supreme court and it was determined the states do not have to expand their coverage. This isn't just limited to Florida so I'm not sure why you brought that up when 38% of the states didn't expand Medicaid. Do you live in Florida and don't have coverage?

There are currently 2.9 million people in that gap. If you work for a company with more than 300 employees, you would get coverage too. But that would be hard because even if you make minimum wage, you would meet the minimum for an Obamacare subsidy.

From your link: "More than six in ten (62%) people in the coverage gap are in a family with a worker, and half are working themselves (Figure 5). While workers could potentially have an offer of coverage through their employer, nearly half of workers in the coverage gap (48%) work for small firms (<50 employees) that are not subject to ACA penalties for not offering coverage. Further, many firms do not offer coverage to part-time workers"

This is one of the problems with Obamacare. It was stressed that this would happen. Many companies are hiring part-time employees to avoid having to pay for healthcare coverage. So now the person is not covered through their employer and they are underemployed. Thanks Obama! You suck! Many people that once had full-time work were laid off and they rehired part-time employees. I have friends that work for Home Depot and was told it is very difficult to get a full-time job there and they think it's due to Obamacare.

My opinion: It is not a problem. Just get a job making the bare minimum wage allowed by law and you will get your subsidies. If you can't work because you're disabled, you will be covered automatically. If you can only get a part-time job, get two jobs. It's the same amount of work, just for two companies.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (586 days ago)

I almost forgot to address one of your concerns.

"And as for the states that didn't expand Medicare - so you don't know?" I believe you may be mixing up Medicaid and Medicare. Whenever you reach the age of 65 or have a qualified disability, you are eligible for Medicare. I think it's worded as "eligible" instead because you might be getting benefits from an employer so you would probably use that instead of Medicare.

Medicaid is different than Medicare. It is provided for low income people not for the people over age 65. Two different programs with similar names. I don't believe there was any intent to expand Medicare -- at least a quick Google search for "Medicare Expansion" results in many "Medicaid Expansion" articles.

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I almost forgot to address one of your concerns.

"And as for the states that didn't expand Medicare - so you don't know?" I believe you may be mixing up Medicaid and Medicare. Whenever you reach the age of 65 or have a qualified disability, you are eligible for Medicare. I think it's worded as "eligible" instead because you might be getting benefits from an employer so you would probably use that instead of Medicare.

Medicaid is different than Medicare. It is provided for low income people not for the people over age 65. Two different programs with similar names. I don't believe there was any intent to expand Medicare -- at least a quick Google search for "Medicare Expansion" results in many "Medicaid Expansion" articles.

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Casey Casey (586 days ago)
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If you're referring to the "New Deal" I think you better study up a bit. One of the most expensive policies ever, sure they did some infrastructure projects but that was all short term jobs and there were more people out of work at the end of his tenure than when he came into offside. Look up the Roosevelt recession. Bernies record on war is NOT excellent, far from it, he voted to bomb Kosovo, was on board the Libya project and voted to increase funding in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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#v=onepage&q=oecd%20e conomic%20outlook%20(vari ous%20issues)%20world%20b ank%20%2C%20world%20devel opment%20indicators.%20CD %20ROM%202001&f=false

check out the link above, OECD world bank, world wide govt. expenditures as a percentage of GDP vs growth. The more govt. tax and consumes the less growth. It IS simple Walter, it just doesn't fit with your ideology.

it is free to those who receive it. The problem comes down to who and how is it going to be paid for. Technically the most of the world is broke supporting these Social contracts, our children and grandchildren are the ones who will be paying for it with a much reduced living standard, that's the immorality of it all. That's true taxation without representation.

Like most socialists all Bernie is doing is promising you more of other people's money , this appeals to the younger crowd who doesn't see where the true cost is, the unintended consequences, the unseen consequences. I know you don't like to think of those things Walter, I don't blame you, it doesn't fit into your philosophy of socialist paradise.

I see you've also bought into the line that the US is the greatest war machine around. Not so. For example, while America was building those huge aircraft carriers Russia developed advanced missile systems to take them out, at a substantially lower cost of course. And recently, in a war games scenario conducted by America, Russia came out on top every time! That's enough for today,

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If you're referring to the "New Deal" I think you better study up a bit. One of the most expensive policies ever, sure they did some infrastructure projects but that was all short term jobs and there were more people out of work at the end of his tenure than when he came into offside. Look up the Roosevelt recession. Bernies record on war is NOT excellent, far from it, he voted to bomb Kosovo, was on board the Libya project and voted to increase funding in both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

LINK

#v=onepage&q=oecd%20e conomic%20outlook%20(vari ous%20issues)%20world%20b ank%20%2C%20world%20devel opment%20indicators.%20CD %20ROM%202001&f=false

check out the link above, OECD world bank, world wide govt. expenditures as a percentage of GDP vs growth. The more govt. tax and consumes the less growth. It IS simple Walter, it just doesn't fit with your ideology.

it is free to those who receive it. The problem comes down to who and how is it going to be paid for. Technically the most of the world is broke supporting these Social contracts, our children and grandchildren are the ones who will be paying for it with a much reduced living standard, that's the immorality of it all. That's true taxation without representation.

Like most socialists all Bernie is doing is promising you more of other people's money , this appeals to the younger crowd who doesn't see where the true cost is, the unintended consequences, the unseen consequences. I know you don't like to think of those things Walter, I don't blame you, it doesn't fit into your philosophy of socialist paradise.

I see you've also bought into the line that the US is the greatest war machine around. Not so. For example, while America was building those huge aircraft carriers Russia developed advanced missile systems to take them out, at a substantially lower cost of course. And recently, in a war games scenario conducted by America, Russia came out on top every time! That's enough for today,

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Guest: uhmm (587 days ago)

vote Bernie without a doubt.

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vote Bernie without a doubt.

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Mesmerelda Mesmerelda (590 days ago)

You couldn't make this up.

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You couldn't make this up.

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