Senator Marco Rubio shares the story of AMAC’s Andy Mangione and family’s experience with Obamacare on the floor of the Senate today

Senator Marco Rubio shares the story of AMAC’s Andy Mangione and family’s experience with Obamacare on the floor of the Senate today.

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8 years ago

Oh, they will be concerned, just give it some time.
When the astronomical premiums and the penalties begin to hit their paychecks, they’ll begin shouting, “what the *&$# happened?
When their employers reduce their hours, drop their insurance coverage, or close their doors, they’ll cry “someone, help me”.
And, then, when the premiums and penalties are forcibly taken from their paychecks, or bank accounts, or having their assets seized or frozen, or sold off to the highest bidder for nonpayment, by the I+R+S, they’ll fall to their knees and scream, “what happened, this is (was) America?, God help us, please”
Don’t think it can’t happen? Think thrice!

Robert Lewis
8 years ago

The system, I am sure, is designed to be corrupt. Many politicians, even though you won’t see their names associated with the so called health insurance exchanges, will profit handsomely from this Affordable Health Care Act. Of course, as usual there will be no transparency to this program. All you need do is look at the number of politicians who are arrested or accused of running phoney non-profits to see how this scheme will work. Why do you think the government mandates it for us (the profit) and not for them (it is a lousy program and they enjoy better health care). It should be one way, either we and our government overseers accept it or no one should be subjected to this monstrosity. Pelosi passed it before she read as did most dems let them be subject to the law also or everyone refuse to pay their taxes until the people and the government are on equal terms.

Kirsten Ferry
8 years ago

We are a family of patriotic Americans, representing four generations of voluntary service in the U.S. Army, but we are losing faith in our country and believe that our government doesn’t respect us, and this health care law is a very real example of why we feel this way. Half the people in our family are likely to have to either opt for the penalty or not file a tax return; the penalty is nothing more than another scam to get money out of the citizenry on a false pretense. As a legal secretary, I’m surprised that any lawyers tried to challenge this law prematurely. I’m a 50-year-old unemployed woman and my husband is 66; I introduce myself this way because these days of increased tolerance might lead one to believe that I might be a man. At any rate, my husband works an $11 per hour job, and he is a Vietnam vet who receives medical and vision care from the VA, yet he does not receive dental care; I have no health insurance of any kind and simply pay as I go. We are both in relatively good health, although somewhat overweight, we both wear glasses, and we both need relatively routine dental care.

There is no way that we can afford the new health care act and there is no way that our grown kids can either; of the five living all across the nation, two are in the Army, one is unemployed, one runs a restaurant, and one is a housewife (two are married, each with two children). Of the two sons in the Army, one earned a Bronze Star in Iraq and is now training other combat medics; the other, like many in the service, has chosen to remain there because there’s no work anywhere else and it’s a good way to get health care. We all watch legislators in every state and in D.C. living high on the hog, and we watch lazy citizens do nothing to stand up to this garbage. Additionally, we recently saw a t-shirt that said, “Undocumented immigration is more American than apple pie.” Needless to say, the U.S. culture of sponging off the government is what has caused this problem, and I fail to understand why no one is creating jobs by creating departments that track down fraud on the system, the prosecution of which could serve to offset the budget problems all over the country. Meanwhile, it does not appear that the people, citizens or not, are willing to sacrifice a day of blanket boycott/widespread walk-out in order to send a message – remember, when the government fear the people, it’s liberty, but when the people fear the government, it’s tyranny.

Dana Queue
8 years ago

The Affordable Care Act will cost more to administrate than any other act of Congress I can think of during my 69 years. Can we whisper “fraud might happen”? Or “treatment delays might happen”? Or “stagnation might happen”? Or “huge new bureaucracy will happen”?

Clare Conway
8 years ago

I just read this: As the health care exchanges open on Oct. 1 for enrollment, the plans’ affordability may make or break the overhaul. If people lack health insurance on Jan. 1, the government will levy a $95-per-month fine, or $1,140 per year. That’s still far less than the average cost of health insurance, which may prompt some consumers to gamble against coverage.

What are we going to go without—–Food?? Put it on the Ballot and let the American People vote on it!!

Obam-Me!! He is F-ing Everyone!! This is NOT the American way!!

Please Stop this!! Please Stop this!! Please Stop This!!

Ms. Roberts
8 years ago
Reply to  Clare Conway

Not true — the penalty is for the tax year. Also that $95 has been mis-reported. This is the official government healthcare website about the penalty. $95 is for someone with an income (not clear if they mean taxable income) of $9500 or less. The individual penalty is actually 1% of your income or $95 whichever is greater.

8 years ago

I can’t understand why more voters are not concerned regarding this bill. The people in the United States should value their freedom more than what I am seeing legilators and citizens doing right now.
I do not believe that this is what the founding Fathers would have settled for.

Al bounds
8 years ago
Reply to  Judy

The reason Judy is simple. Most Americans are too busy with their lives to care what goes on in Washington and don’t really understand how it will affect them. We have become an apathetic nation made up of disinterested people who only care about their little world they live in. When they face the tax for not having medical insurance then, and only then, will there be an uproar.
If you don’t believe me go out on the street and ask 10 different people what they know about the Affordable Care Act and most will look at you as if you were a nutcase. Then ask them what they know about Obamacare and you will get most who say it is a good thing in that it will provide insurance for those that do not have it. Then ask if it will affect them. Most will say “No”. Yet if they own a house, work for a small business or even a large corporation or if they are just a regular American taxpayer it will affect them.

A Concerned Oregonian
8 years ago

I have full health coverage as a retirement benefit, so I am not (yet) directly affected by the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka ObamaCare). But I have been deeply concerned about the effects of ACA since it was first introduced into the legislature. The cavalier response of its proponents to such concerns was epitomized by Pelosi’s remark that they would have to pass it before they could know what was in it. I am not at all surprised to find this kind of draconian impact on citizens who took had already stretched to obtain health insurance, as this was intended to be a remedy to the problems of the relatively few who could not do so.

I continue to have increasing concerns about the impact this huge boondoggle will have on (1) private citizens like Rubio was dexcribing, (2) health care in general across our country, and (3) the solvency of the US government.

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