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  • Obamacare by the Numbers

    Looking for some straight facts on Obamacare and its impact? Here are some of the most important numbers you need to know about President Obama’s health law:

    • 20 million. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that as many as 20 million Americans could no longer have their current employer-based health coverage by 2019; others predict it could be as high as 35 million.
    • 85 million. The Office of the Actuary at CMS estimates that, by 2020, Medicaid enrollment will increase from 54 million in 2010 to 85 million, pushing America closer to government-run health care.
    • 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Individuals earning over $44,680 a year and families earning over $92,200 a year are not eligible for any federal subsidies to help purchase coverage under Obamacare.
    • $1 trillion. Based on an updated CBO score, Obamacare imposes 18 new taxes or penalties totaling over $1 trillion from 2013 to 2022 that will directly or indirectly impact families, including those earning below $250,000.
    • 8.1.2012. Starting August 1, Obamacare forces many employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to offer abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.
    • $1.683 trillion. Obamacare expects to spend over one-and-a-half trillion dollars between 2012 and 2022 on its coverage expansion provisions alone, according to the CBO.
    • 30 million. Updated CBO estimates show that despite spending over a trillion dollars, Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uninsured in 2021.
    • $716 billion. Although Medicare faces $37 trillion in unfunded obligations, Obamacare takes $716 billion out of Medicare to pay for non-Medicare coverage provisions, according to CBO’s latest update.
    • 15. The number of unelected officials that will be in charge of cutting Medicare payments for millions of seniors under the Independent Payment Advisory Board in Obamacare.
    • 50.8 percent. The majority of Americans continue to support repeal. The Real Clear Politics Average from March 10, 2012, to July 28, 2012, shows that voters support repeal by an 8-point margin.
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    16 Responses to Obamacare by the Numbers

    1. Len Lawrence says:

      This is another nail in the coffin of Freedom in this country.

    2. Lloyd Scallan says:

      That's all anyone has to do is listen to Obama and the Dems own words. They demand a "single-payer healthcare system" (full government controled) and will not stop until they get it regardless of how long it takes. ObamaCare is the vehicle they will use to get there.

    3. Bobbie says:

      America doesn't want it! The government has and is making matters worse, more costly, less quality of care! The people in government violated the peoples' constitution to get it in which makes it criminal! We protest loud and clear! WE DO NOT WANT THE GOVERNMENT IN CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH CARE!!!!!! It's all conspiracy brewing throughout the years as they refuse to comply to the people TODAY! What do we have to do?

      • Robert says:

        We need to follow our forefathers. REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Throw them out of office and put the law breakers in jail!!!

    4. Sandy Caruso says:

      Any wonder why Pelosi said, "We have to PASS it before you can see what's in it." Reprehensible this woman was even in power.

    5. carolyn kirkland says:

      How do we get Democrats to realize this terrible healthcare bill. This is not just one party this affects ALL AMERICANS. Once this is implemented we are done as a free nation. I fear for those that are younger who don't have a clue that this Obama healthcare tsumuni is coming and they will be swept away. God help us all.

    6. Please, my friends who think this bill is a good bill, please read through this. I beseech you! Inform yourself about the particulars and the things which have already been done to institute this action. It sounds good. It sounds like compassion and caring. However, it is the groundwork for more taxation, more nanny-state, more intrusion into our privacy and our rights. This article outlines what is already happening. Please read it.

    7. Ross Bolton says:

      Their still trying to force it on us all and hide the truth. There is a funny page about it on our book blog http://www.byebyeobamabook.com/2012/07/24/pages-1

    8. We need to get informed on facts…not feelings!

    9. Jane F Slone says:

      Obama care is already being implemented by the medicaid system in Illinois. My daughter went to the gynegologist the end of June. She was told she had to make four separate appointments. One for the initial visit, another for the pap smear, another for an ultra sound. She is still waiting for the final visit to find out what's wrong. She had to take time off work and over a month and still no diagnosis. Normally this would take 2 visits. This will be common because they pay the doctors so little. The only way they can survive is bill more
      visits per person.

      • Bobbie says:

        and they dangerously micromanage the field where once there was one nurse to do a job at her earned pay today there's five at a level of pay. Lots of make work in this field that is extremely contemptuous and contentious on purpose. the workers are protected more than the patience in some obamacare fields.

    10. O2BMe says:

      It is already difficult to find doctors who will take Medicaid and Medicare. This will only get worse. And to think AARP who is supposed to be for the old folks lobbied for the so-called Affordable Care Act.

    11. TexasMom2012 says:

      AARP betrayed seniors in order to have favorable language inserted into the ACA. It protected its monopoly while advocating for ACA. They threw seniors under the bus because they knew that Obamacare was to be financed by taking over $700 billion from Medicare. That is why they got a nasty letter from me when they invited me to join this year. Medicare will be as bad as Medicaid soon. I worry about my parents and I doubt that Medicare will be around in a workable form by the time hubby retires. We never believed that SS will be there for us but I guess we need to all plan that Medicare is gone as well.

      Currently, we have a high deductible plan that costs little, allowing us to put those savings into a Medical Savings account that earns better interest than any regular savings account. This would help us save $ for our health care in retirement as well but thanks to ORottenCare we will no longer be able to do so. We will be paying thousands more per year in premiums that could have gone into our Medical savings. Dang, I loathe and despise the Dems. The way they passed this monstrosity seemed truly criminal… And we are all paying for it.

      I pray that we will be delivered from ORottenCare… 96 days…

    12. TexasMom2012 says:

      AARP betrayed seniors in order to have favorable language inserted into the ACA. It protected its monopoly while advocating for ACA. They threw seniors under the bus because they knew that Obamacare was to be financed by taking over $700 billion from Medicare. That is why they got a nasty letter from me when they invited me to join this year. Medicare will be as bad as Medicaid soon. I worry about my parents and I doubt that Medicare will be around in a workable form by the time hubby retires. We never believed that SS will be there for us but I guess we need to all plan that Medicare is gone as well.

    13. Claire says:

      AARP Insurance has NEVER been there for seniors. When my mother-in-law's house got hit by a tornado and her whole roof was leaking and weakened, they only wanted to replace few shingles. We had an inspector come by and he stated (in writing ) the entire roof, and sheathing underneath needed to be replaced. If the inspector hadn't put this in writing, they would not have paid a dime for the new roof. Their insurance preys on a seniors weaknesses! Never will I join AARP! NEVER!

    14. LARRY K. STAIDA says:

      AARP started as an insurance business and should have stuck to their core instead of launching into political activism. They are to seniors what unions are to workers. The latter should stick to negotiating working conditions instead of politics. It's all about power and greed.

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