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What could the government do if we boycott Obamacare?

It is time that the will of the people. be heard!

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Hey @Eagal... the Will of the People WAS heard.. and they picked ACA (Obamacare) You can boycott it all you want. You will get a small fine (tax) on your income tax. But at least take a look. You, like millions of others, may find it saves you money, and gives you better protections.

(Say, is Eagal supposed to be a 'funny' spelling of Eagle? Or can't you spell?)

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The name was probably taken
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lol Bam
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bamcintyre - Then was then - and the "people" didn't know any more about it than the idiots who voted it into law without even reading it. Now that the crap has hit the old fan - well - you figure it out. Because "they" can't.
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@jcampbell; Some of us idiots (8.5 million in my State) know how to read, have enrolled, and are enjoying lower premiums and expanded benefits. Knowledge is power!
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@jcampbell, feel free to boycott. But your Faux News fed focus on the negatives do not relate to the real world of people that need insurance that don't have it. If you have insurance, keep it. If you don't want insurance, don't get it. But in order to protect everyone that does, you're gonna get a small tax or fine. Might just as well get insurance anyway, as it's smart to do so to protect against major problems. My family benefits from it, and many of the small businesses I work with see that they will benefit and are signing up. As I said, now that it's real, you might as well take a look and see what it is rather than just relying on Faux News talking points.
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@bamcintyre: One thing that isn't being reported much is that the states that accepted the money from the federal government and set up state exchanges, are having far more success in enrollment, not to mention how the money is improving their financial bottom line, with less taxpayer dollars going to hospitals that treat the uninsured. Kentucky, one of the few red states that accepted it and with a high uninsured population is having great success in enrollment. Ohio alone, declined two billion dollars; not very fiscally responsible if you ask me.
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What a joke!
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ok @clawal, illuminate us... what's the joke? That people that need insurance and couldn't get it now can? Or that the GOP is seeing that obstructing everything that Obama does has to be bad, even if it is a GOP program?
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The will of the people was heard on Nov. 4th 2012. I'm not sure where you're getting your information from but the majority of Americans are favorable toward the ACA. As to what would happen if the minority that's against it boycotted it? They would be fined at tax time each year, that's about it.

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This dude is paranoid...
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OCD for sure.
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No one will be fined the whole first year anyway.
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Wrong again.
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If enough of "we the people" refuse to go along with an extremely unpopular government inflicted atrocity against the citizens - it can be defeated. Constitutionally, the people are supposed to be running the government - not the government running the people. That's exactly what our forefathers wanted to prevent. "Big government" always makes the people "small". It was Thomas Jefferson who said that when the people are afraid of the government - it's tyranny. When the government is afraid of the people - it's liberty. Far too many Americans have allowed themselves to become intimidated by the government that they are supposed to be controlling..

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I agree with you. Most of the promises have been broken.
If they were true.... It would be a good plan.
Who cares what color Obama is... Thats fine.... We just need to keep promises made.
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I'm not afraid of the government, so I guess its not tyrannical to me. Of course, you will probably say I've been brainwashed because I don't agree with you.
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@Betty; President Obama has kept his promise, despite repeated Republican's efforts to discriminate and deny 45 million citizens from obtaining affordable healthcare. The ACA is what he campaigned on and why he was elected twice. Why would you want to deprive anyone basic healthcare? That doesn't sound very Christian.
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Nermom health care is provided by doctors not government
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@Gobucks, you live in a fantasy... The government helps (HELPS) provide access to affordable health care. The government doesn't didn't won't provide health care. The ACA gives people a chance to find affordable INSURANCE from private insurance companies.. there is no direct interaction between the government and the doctor. But in the end, if you can't pay the doctor, you don't get healthcare.
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Go ahead and refuse. If you have an unexpected illness and a $100,000 hospital bill, feel free to lose your home and life savings to pay for it. That is your choice.
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Caltex - I wouldn't say that you are brainwashed - just ignorant of what's going down in this country. Unfortunately - you have plenty of company.
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@jcampbell, insanity is the inability or unwillingness to see reality. If you wish to 'forgo' insurance, you won't be put in jail, and if you show up to an ER you will still get support. But if you have resources, you are gonna have to pay for it. This whole ACA program is a pale reflection of what should be the reality to match every other developed nation in the world, but it's the best we are gonna get 'til reality sets in.
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@jcampbell: Why would you call anyone ignorant? At least three of us who have responded to you hold graduate and post graduate degrees. What is your level of education?
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I would imagine a boycott of Obamacare would be as successful at ending it as the government shutdown was.

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Star!
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Yes, that worked out real good for them huh?
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I do not advocate a organized boycott, as we would be playing with peoples health. They can evaluate if it is worth the price and if it meets their needs, and won't buy if its not a good deal. when I checked Covered California, my family cost was 65 pct more than what I pay for my wifes employer plan, so no need to switch. If enough people find that its just too darn expensive, they won't buy it. Like anything else.

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Just remember @shiny, your wife's employer is paying a significant portion of your wife's plan.. the true cost is different. But you make exactly the right choice for you. And that's the point.
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I tried to be objective for once.
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Let us all know how that works out for ya! Lol

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He won't be able to as he will have lost his smartphone, computer, home and life savings if he has the misfortune of an unexpected illness and a hospital bill in excess of $100,000.
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Most never wanted it and still don't want it. It doesn't really exist. It's for Medicaid mostly and the burden is on the middle class as usual. Their website crashed again. Lol

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