Comments on: The Note, 6/10/2009: Deeds & Words — Can Obama reconcile with himself on health care reform? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:24:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Acai http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070381 Acai Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:14:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070381 They've gotten away with more and more each year denying people the care they need. My 23 yr old son is unable to get any private healthcare in North Carolina. They’ve gotten away with more and more each year denying people the care they need. My 23 yr old son is unable to get any private healthcare in North Carolina.

]]>
By: Resveratrol http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070378 Resveratrol Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:14:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070378 The President has turned around the failure in winning the war in Afghanistan and our troops will be out of Iraq in about 18 months. All accomplished in six months. More then Bush accomplished in eight years. The President has turned around the failure in winning the war in Afghanistan and our troops will be out of Iraq in about 18 months. All accomplished in six months. More then Bush accomplished in eight years.

]]>
By: eric http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070375 eric Thu, 11 Jun 2009 05:58:53 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070375 GOOD FOR YOU,KEEP DEBATING, WHILE PEOPLE KEEP DIEING,FOR LACK OF HEALTH INSURANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD FOR YOU,KEEP DEBATING, WHILE PEOPLE KEEP DIEING,FOR LACK OF HEALTH INSURANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

]]>
By: robert http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070372 robert Thu, 11 Jun 2009 03:35:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070372 Obama is toast. The financial markets and the bond markets, foreign investors, all are going to eviscerate this administration ability to function. Couple that with the collapse of California, hyper-inflation and the high likelihood of an attack from terrorist group and you've got the perfect storm. Obama is toast. The financial markets and the bond markets, foreign investors, all are going to eviscerate
this administration ability to function. Couple that with the collapse of California, hyper-inflation and the high likelihood of an attack from terrorist group and you’ve got the perfect storm.

]]>
By: V. Brame http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070369 V. Brame Thu, 11 Jun 2009 02:56:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070369 Thanks Try the truth, you are a good person. Thanks Try the truth, you are a good person.

]]>
By: V. Brame http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070366 V. Brame Thu, 11 Jun 2009 02:49:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070366 The naysayers keep asking where the money for health care will come from but we all know from watching America put the first man on the moon that we can do whatever we set our minds to and decide it will be a priority. Any more questions? The naysayers keep asking where the money for health care will come from but we all know from watching America put the first man on the moon that we can do whatever we set our minds to and decide it will be a priority. Any more questions?

]]>
By: Mark from atlanta http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070362 Mark from atlanta Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:10:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070362 Everyday in America babies die needlessly. We have have a higher infant mortality rate than any Western European country, all of whom have national health plans which emphasize pre-natal care. Please try not to make this a Left-Right, Dem-Repub, Obama-Rush issue. Its too serious for silly politics - folks are dying because of our current system. Everyday in America babies die needlessly. We have have a higher infant mortality rate than any Western European country, all of whom have national health plans which emphasize pre-natal care. Please try not to make this a Left-Right, Dem-Repub, Obama-Rush issue. Its too serious for silly politics – folks are dying because of our current system.

]]>
By: ellsbells930 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070359 ellsbells930 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 22:16:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070359 Hege321 said "Every other industrialized nation except Turkey has government healthcare. " And if all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too? Hege321 said “Every other industrialized nation except Turkey has government healthcare. ” And if all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?

]]>
By: Sam http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070356 Sam Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:48:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070356 President Obama’s government run health care reform will just be another badly run government run program full of waste and fraud just like Medicare, Medicaid and the VA. VA medical care is inconsistent, slow and poorly effective. Medicare is so limited in dollars that many physicians have stopped taking medicare patients because the amount of work required to see them out weighs by far the reimbursement to cover the cost of the patient visit. Medicaid?! Most providers lose money seeing medicaid patients. Private insurance now helps make up for the low reimbursement physicians receive from Medicare and Medicaid which is one of the big reasons health care costs are so high. The US cannot afford another government run boondoggle like Medicare, Medicaid and the VA. The US will go bankrupt. Congress needs to determine how to keep Medicaid and Medicare from going bankrupt before going into deeper debt and raising taxes even higher in order to pay for another government run boondoggle Not only that the health care workers needed to provide the care will just quit rather than have their salary, benefits and vacation/sick time cut in order to lower health care costs as President Obama is proposing. Government medicine does not work. The government can't even police itself with respect to medicare/medicaid fraud. Billions upon Billions are lost there yearly. The majority of people are very happy with their current health care and don’t want to be forced into a government run system that will ration their care. The majority of people who do not have health insurance CHOOSE, not to have health insurance and will not take kindly to being forced into an oppressive government run program and into buying insurance against their will. President Obama’s government run health care plan must be STOPPED. If it is not stopped the US debt will skyrocket, taxes will go up, and another badly run ,wasteful and fraudulent government program on will be imposed on the people against their will. President Obama’s government run health care reform will just be another badly run government run program full of waste and fraud just like Medicare, Medicaid and the VA. VA medical care is inconsistent, slow and poorly effective. Medicare is so limited in dollars that many physicians have stopped taking medicare patients because the amount of work required to see them out weighs by far the reimbursement to cover the cost of the patient visit. Medicaid?! Most providers lose money seeing medicaid patients. Private insurance now helps make up for the low reimbursement physicians receive from Medicare and Medicaid which is one of the big reasons health care costs are so high.
The US cannot afford another government run boondoggle like Medicare, Medicaid and the VA. The US will go bankrupt. Congress needs to determine how to keep Medicaid and Medicare from going bankrupt before going into deeper debt and raising taxes even higher in order to pay for another government run boondoggle Not only that the health care workers needed to provide the care will just quit rather than have their salary, benefits and vacation/sick time cut in order to lower health care costs as President Obama is proposing. Government medicine does not work. The government can’t even police itself with respect to medicare/medicaid fraud. Billions upon Billions are lost there yearly.
The majority of people are very happy with their current health care and don’t want to be forced into a government run system that will ration their care. The majority of people who do not have health insurance CHOOSE, not to have health insurance and will not take kindly to being forced into an oppressive government run program and into buying insurance against their will.
President Obama’s government run health care plan must be STOPPED. If it is not stopped the US debt will skyrocket, taxes will go up, and another badly run ,wasteful and fraudulent government program on will be imposed on the people against their will.

]]>
By: Chuck http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070353 Chuck Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:35:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/the-note-will-obama-reverse-campaign-pledges-on-healthcare/#comment-1070353 As a health care advocate, it is about time something was done with healthcare. Even millions of people who have health care are severely undercovered and have such huge deductibles that they cannot afford to get sick without it being financially and emotionally devastating. I know cancer patients who cannot afford their copays, the elderly who stop taking their medications when they are in the copay portion of Medicare part D, and many more who even though offered by their employers cannot afford their portion. This is the republican health care plan. It is time to let the professionals in to write policy, limit insurance companies denials, and help those that need it most. Universal healthcare is absolutely necessary in this country if we are to continue to be a world leader in healthcare advancement and coverage. As a health care advocate, it is about time something was done with healthcare. Even millions of people who have health care are severely undercovered and have such huge deductibles that they cannot afford to get sick without it being financially and emotionally devastating. I know cancer patients who cannot afford their copays, the elderly who stop taking their medications when they are in the copay portion of Medicare part D, and many more who even though offered by their employers cannot afford their portion. This is the republican health care plan. It is time to let the professionals in to write policy, limit insurance companies denials, and help those that need it most. Universal healthcare is absolutely necessary in this country if we are to continue to be a world leader in healthcare advancement and coverage.

]]>