Obamacare's Biggest Winners: 5 States With the Most to Gain

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has inspired plenty of controversy ever since it became law. With the headaches involved in signing up for coverage using the recently opened health-insurance exchanges, residents in different states are having much different experiences with Obamacare and its efforts at reforming health insurance.

Most of the attention surrounding the Affordable Care Act has hinged on subsidies to buy insurance under the exchanges. But as a recent study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found, Medicaid expansion under Obamacare could prove equally vital in providing assistance to uninsured Americans. The combination gives the following five states the highest proportion of uninsured residents who could become eligible for insurance assistance under Obamacare next year.

 
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Kentucky, 81%
In Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear embraced Medicaid expansion, allowing low-income individuals and families with incomes of up to 138% of the federal poverty line to become eligible for Medicaid. Beshear cited studies saying that Medicaid expansion would help more than 300,000 uninsured Kentucky residents get health care, creating thousands of jobs and having billions of dollars of positive economic impacts annually. In addition, Kentucky's insurance exchanges have gotten attention from big insurers, as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH  ) , Humana (NYSE: HUM  ) , and WellPoint's (NYSE: WLP  ) Anthem are all providing coverage there.

West Virginia, 81%
Early reports showed that more than 50,000 West Virginians signed up for Medicaid in the first week of the launch of Obamacare health-care exchanges. Although the state's Medicaid website led to about 2,000 signups in the first week, most of those 50,000 signed up through auto-enrollment in the weeks before the marketplace became available. West Virginia expects the expansion to give 277,000 residents government-sponsored health coverage in the next three years.

Michigan, 81%
Michigan's expansion of Medicaid came as a political surprise to many, as many Republican-controlled states have chosen not to accept Medicaid-expansion funding from the federal government. But Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan's Republican-controlled legislature approved Medicaid expansion in September, citing savings of $206 million in the next fiscal year and extending health-care coverage to 470,000 state residents. Still, Michigan chose to delay expansion until next spring, which could cost the state $630 million in federal funding.

North Dakota, 79%
In April, North Dakota approved Medicaid expansion to give assistance to 20,000 state residents. That doesn't sound like many, but in a state with a population of only 700,000, the number represents a big proportion of the state's uninsured, boosting the total number of people eligible for Medicaid by almost a third. Many state lawmakers said they were reluctant to support the expansion but said that added costs for residents if they didn't led them to move forward.

Hawaii, 77%
Hawaii has worked hard not just to pass Medicaid expansion but also to educate the public about its health-insurance marketplace. Hawaii spent more than any other state on public health-insurance education, with costs averaging to $67.54 for every uninsured resident under age 65. Those vigorous outreach efforts are aimed at making sure anyone who's eligible can take advantage of the program.

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  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 5:42 PM, RFTECH3000 wrote:

    This is talking about the medicare expansion so what does this has to do with private insurance companies or is medicare offered by private insurance ?

    The other question is whether the current network of medicare providers is equipped to handle all those additional patients and how this will affect the quality of care

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 5:45 PM, RFTECH3000 wrote:

    bait and switch comes to mind , all the states who accepted the medicare expansion did so because the federal government ( taxpayer) picks up the tab, BUT the problem is that this only applies to a certain time and then the federal government funds are tapered off so in the end the states will end up having to foot the bill !

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 5:56 PM, dellt wrote:

    How about a headline of .........say,

    Obamacare's Biggest Losers: 45 States With the Most to Lose

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 5:57 PM, CHUCK639 wrote:

    RFTECH3000...sir i think you are switching things around...the article is about medicaid not medicare...sit down, three deep breaths and re read the article...have a nice weekend.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 6:04 PM, TMFGalagan wrote:

    @RFTECH3000 -

    To clarify: The percentages include a combination of the Medicaid expansion as well as the private insurance offered under the health-insurance exchanges.

    best,

    dan (TMF Galagan)

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 6:15 PM, Jimza1Skeptic wrote:

    I am not a supporter of Obamacare. But when you have people firing off comments like RFTECH who do not even know that it expands medicaid, not medicare, it reflects poorly on the people against this program. Medicaid expansion is a bad idea because the feds knock back funding after 3-years. The gamble these states are taking is that the whole program will be scrapped by then. Unfortunately it will be here for a long time.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 6:38 PM, allenmet wrote:

    5 states gain, 45 lose. Sounds like a good Democratic Party idea. Who caress about the vast majority that is going to suffer, let's take care of the minority of the population so we can turn the whole country into crap.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 6:45 PM, rw93003 wrote:

    Before he was President Obama wouldn't have qualified to manage a 99¢ store. I'm not joking--that's a fact. And here he is, redesigning all of America.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 6:54 PM, jmgconsultants wrote:

    The biggest losers are the millions of Americans that lost their insurance this past week. For example the 300 people here in Florida that lost their Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and the 800,000 that lost their coverage in NJ for example. How about all those that actually signed up for Obamacare and found out that they must pay 2500 to 3500 per year in premiums plus the 6,000 dollars in deductibles for the cheapest plan. The average cost for the cheapest plan is about 7500 per year for an individual. The cost is highest for the youngest and the cheapest for the oldest. Plus 30 million people still will not be covered so says the CBO.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 6:58 PM, Fathergod wrote:

    The biggest states to gain from Obamacare are those with the most illegals because when immigration is finally shoved down our throats and illegals become legal, the poor libs need a way to help them

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 7:08 PM, perryj123 wrote:

    Is medicaid a welfare program??? Why are we providing welfare to healthy young adults??

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 7:12 PM, loretocricket49 wrote:

    It is a shame the sign-up web site has so many7 problems. However, these will be solved. People will come to love the Affordable Care act.

    However, I would have preferred a system in which no sign up would be required. Just having residence in this country legally should have been enough to qualify for tax funded health care as is the case in most European countries (and at less than half of what our system costs.) A single payer system supported by taxes is superior.

    In the meantime we have Obama care and it is better than what we have had.

    People scream about "socialism" and that "socialism is bad." They fail to realize that we have a myriad of socialized programs already, national parks, National forests, FCC, public schools and colleges etc. etc.

    The government does some things better than private enterprise.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 7:48 PM, SteveMic wrote:

    Very surprised Nevada isn't on this list. The percentage of people without health insurance in the state is 22.2%. The poverty rate is 16.4% (19th highest). An estimated 16.6% of minors are not covered, more than double the national rate.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 7:54 PM, designerlt wrote:

    I'm not familiar with any of the other states mentioned, but I can speak for here in West Virginia. The truth is that we used to have a free market here like everywhere else in the country. Now, due to the president's "Act", all insurance companies were shut down and left the state. Now we are left with a single insurance provider for the state. The only choice left here is Blue Cross. So I guess you could say the president created a monopoly here in our state since we have NO OTHER CHOICES. So the reason for the hike in signups to Medicare, hence... government insurance, is because everyone is being forced to give up their current insurance and are being left with no other choice but to sign up for what the president is forcing upon us. Prices are sinful and someone needs to go to prison over this mess! This article was obviously written with bias intentions. The truth is that we're pissed off and the Dems are definitely going to pay for what they've done to us. This upcoming election will NOT be favorable to the Dems in the state of West Virginia!

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 7:57 PM, clutch1958 wrote:

    The only ones that will love this are the ones that receive subsidies, the ones with preexisting conditions, illegals, and Democrats.

    Public schools are failing, the FCC does nothing, national parks could be maintained at the state level, etc.

    Only someone that can't live without the Federal government would print something like that.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 8:16 PM, QuickDraw53 wrote:

    so what i would like to know is how they figure there are any states that will be winners in this con job for healthcare. in the end we will all be losers except for the ones that got all the wavers or if you work in washington

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 8:16 PM, chrismireya wrote:

    There aren't any states, individuals or families that are "winners" from this reckless and unsustainable monstrosity. Even the small percentage who will get "free" health care (paid for by other taxpayers) will still have to pay increasingly expensive deductibles and co-pays. Plus, if and when those individuals living on the taxpayer's money finally make it out on their own, they too will be paying more for health care as a result of Obamacare.

    This was a stupid and messy law created in secret behind closed doors by Leftist politicians who LIED about it in order to try and win support and then RUSHED it through Congress until they "deemed" it passed.

    Those evil politicians forget that this is a government OF THE PEOPLE. Liberals think that it is a "government of the politicians, by the politicians and FOR the politicians."

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 8:47 PM, davidzzz wrote:

    Hillary/Davis 2016 16 Years! Yea!!!!!

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 9:12 PM, commonsense41 wrote:

    Many of these people have been getting health care coverage in the emergency room of their local hospitals.That's charity care paid for by the hospital and subsidized by our federal and state taxes.

    Now they get Medicaid for free. That's charity care paid for by the transfer of funds from Medicare,or from higher premiums for Medicare coverage,or from the premiums/penalties paid by the younger insured or some other tax.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 9:30 PM, Mcohen1 wrote:

    Hey Clinton, I got your surveillance right here!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wI2nnTgGkA

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 9:35 PM, seaverfan wrote:

    Lots of liars and fools here led by jmq consultants. 800,000 people have NOT lost coverage in New Jersey -- in fact it's estimated that nearly 250,000 will gain coverage.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 10:10 PM, jabner wrote:

    They choose to not display the number of people Obomacare is devastating and bankrupting in the states listed above. I live in Kentucky and will loose everything because my wife has a lifetime illness that has always been covered by insurance that we have worked our entire lives to maintain, until now. Thanks to Obomacare and the new rules, we make to much money to qualify for any assistance but because of the new changes we will no longer be able to afford her deductibles, copay's and medications she needs to live. All of which is now dictated by this nightmare causing us to loose everything we have worked for our entire lives within 2 years and it is going to degrade her quality of life tremendously. How can anyone with a brain consider taking from hard working Americans that refuse to allow their disabilities keep them from working and justify giving to those who make their own bad bad choices? Can someone with a brain explain to me how penalizing the working class is helpful. As a Kentucky citizen I can tell you from personal experience and not the media and political hype and falsehoods that MANY people of this state are being raped by this train wreck!!!!

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 10:18 PM, copperhorse81 wrote:

    Obamacare's Biggest Winners? Insurance companies, banks, government contractors, globalists, and most important Obama

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 10:24 PM, Tommylee2 wrote:

    Gee aren't they the lucky ones? I'm sure they are so very excited there that the people who can afford it the least have to buy insurance at the inflated and unrealistic rates caused by Obamacare directives.

    For a nation that once had the best medical care in the entire world we are now reducing ourselves to just another third rate bunch of government controlled puppets.

    Thank you democrat voters and thank you Mr. Obama and your useless administration.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 11:05 PM, DrJCA1 wrote:

    I am never surprised at the ignorance and nerve of so many Americans:

    You drink, eat, and smoke yourselves into medical problems, then demand that the rest of us pay for your healthcare.

    You vote for the same trash that's in office, then complain about them for the next few years. God forbid you give a newcomer a chance.

    You complain about the tax structure and how complicated it is, but will not allow the whole thing to be dumped and replaced with a low, flat, fair tax rate schedule without exemptions, deductions, or any way out of paying your share. Give up my exceptions? Can't have that in "my backyard", now can we?

    You really do get what you deserve.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 11:11 PM, RichardH wrote:

    I read most of your comments and its obvious NOt many of you have a clue how any of this works.. With so many of you parroting Bad TV News Anchors and sick websites, I see few of you actually know little to NOTHING about how any of this works..

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 11:22 PM, cejays wrote:

    Lots of untrue comments here by people who get fed the pablum by Fox news. jmgconsultants wrote the cheapest plan for an individual is 7500 a year, NOT true. That would be $625 per month. The basic plan starts at around $124 per month for a 25 year old man.

    The Affordable care act has 3 parts that make the insurance lobby cringe. Republican have the Insurance companies in their pocket. They dictate policy to the Republican sheep.

    1. No more cap on insurance payouts over a lifetime. 1 million dollars used to the the cap.

    2. No more turning people down because of pre-existing conditions.

    3 Children can stay on their parents plan until age 26.

    This will cost insurance companies billions of dollars. They are crapping bullets over this.

    Turn off Fox news and learn about the ACA. Best law past in the past 20 years.

  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 11:36 PM, RJFL99 wrote:

    All taker dimocratic states with the exception of ND, and that was explained. Just title it "States where the rest of us will be supporting Obama voters!"

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 12:10 AM, racollard wrote:

    ty for the good laugh at your post cejays!

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 12:15 AM, tristinstone wrote:

    This tax may help a few, but it is already screwing many!

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 12:17 AM, wmarkley wrote:

    @cejays

    I don't think you have any clue what you are talking about but that is what comes from watching MSNBC. Here in anything that you heard is there any cap on what insurance companies could charge for these new plans? There isn't which is why so many people are complaining about their affordable plans being canceled and the replacement costs considerably more. It was the insurance companies that wrote the Obamacare rules which is why Pelosi had to pass it so she could find out what is in it. But yes you're right, I'm sure it was the Republicans that were behind it all when it blows up despite not one of them in the house or senate voting for it. At least that is what MSNBC will be saying a year from now.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 12:23 AM, daverhall wrote:

    I would hope that this care act will cover most every ones health problems, but likely there will be some it will not cover or be too expensive for the family to have done. But I do wish that there had been more thorough testing and perfecting of the software than has occurred up to now. It then behooves the administration to have the experts to thoroughly go over the entire program and test it out and make corrections then test again until it works like it is supposed to then release to the public and changes use dates until it is ready to go. Then verify that resources are available to cover the expenses of this program.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 2:30 AM, VintageV12 wrote:

    Another example of how red states are supported by blue ones.

    And they'll still hate the govt as their kids are made healthy.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 2:42 AM, entitled wrote:

    There are no 'winners' under Obamacare, and certainly not the clueless liberal Dumbocraps that imposed this madness on the rest of us. They will pay in 2014 in lost seats in both the house and the Senate. Pompous fools to force this on folks in the midst of the worst recession in history.....

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 5:45 AM, ronboltp wrote:

    The headline for this story doesn't make sense to me because from what I have gathered, there will not be any winners under Obamacare.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 7:09 AM, prginww wrote:

    obama's disgraceful imitation of a real president has left no winners!

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 7:09 AM, PumpkinApple wrote:

    Any possibility of revisiting a social system without insurance? Could we be accountable enough to invest in our own health care savings accounts and, perhaps, take better care at disease prevention?

    Wouldn't physicians, the pharmaceutical deities, hospitals, labs etc, automatically adjust their costs down to the consumer's ability to pay? Could we garnish a small percent of tax dollars from: businesses, employers, income, sales, gas, alcohol ( or even better- legalize, regulate and tax marijuana and prostitution ) for our Medicaid / welfare funding.?

    Maybe it's so simple, it's complicated!

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 7:36 AM, fpl1954 wrote:

    Reading these comments is like teaching 5 year olds

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 7:56 AM, JackTroy wrote:

    For those who are concerned that Obamacare will destroy our system of healthcare delivery take some comfort in this:

    You cannot sue until you have "standing" in a case. This is one of our most basic legal premises from 1797 that says that until a penny changes hands a party cannot be injured, Well,,,on January 1st a lot of bad pennies will be changing hands so get ready for a deluge of court cases which will test the constitutionality of the PPACA law,

    Just as the lion's share of the media ignored all the warnings which were out there about the database integration fail at the back end of healthcare.gov they have been ignoring the illegal edict by King Rat Hussein Obama which authorizes the IRS to completely circumvent what is written in the PPACA as it pertains to funding for benefits through STATE RUN exchanges of which there are only 14,

    The IRS is chartered to collect money from the people and then deposit it in the US treasury. That's it. Just because Barack Chavez NIXON wants it that the IRS then takes that money and reapportions it to the 36 states with federally run exchanges doesn't make it so. That is not just an overreach...it is patently absurd and the Supreme Court is very likely going to overturn it as they did in 2012 with mandatory Medicaid expansion the Obama brown shirts tried to foist upon the states.

    You libtards should feel comfortable with this since winning what you want through the courts has been your MO for decades.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 8:34 AM, charles wrote:

    If YOU pull the "D" lever in the VOTING booth, then YOU are part of the PROBLEM!!.....RECTIFY it before it's TOO LATE!!

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 9:03 AM, doppelgang311 wrote:

    Man it's apparently really easy to convince people of the GOP that health care is bad. Oh wait it is because Obama rolled it out even though it is similar to the system Romney put out. It all has to do that they don't like a black president. That's why the conservative majority in the supreme court decided to end parts of the voting rights act then immediately a lot of red states started implementing voter id laws. Those saying that most of the states there are dem controlled even though the last election 3 of those states were red. There would be more red states on here if the states that declined money from the fed for the Medicare expansion. But you know they get their news from fox news who lies to them. The GOP has really lost on health care reform especially after the government shut down that cost the citizens 24 billion not to mention the time wasted by the house trying to repeal (40 times with a cost of over 100 billion dollars) the law. So GOP stop being the party of the anti fact party look into your selves and realize that the true reason they don't like the aca is the number 4 and 5 richest men in America the Koch brothers. I am sure the Waltons who are 6-9 of the richest people would back the Kochs. They are the people who are really against the American people.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 9:30 AM, PJohnson64 wrote:

    My I find it strange that 3 of the 5 states are very union orientated (Mich., Kentucky and WV). I can speak for WV, Boone county has had the highest average income (those working) in the state. One will also find the highest school drop out, unemployment and drug problems. When the interstate highway system came through many small active towns dried up. Many drives 20-25 miles for a little better then minimum wage job. Cost is more to travel then draw unemployment. That's progress at its best.

    Many cities in the US has a bigger population then the whole state. The EPA working to shut down carbon fueled power plants doesn't help. One third of the coal used in the US comes from WV. 60% of the tax revenue comes from the coal industry. Obama stated during his campaign he was against carbon fuels and the unions still support him. Yes, there is a high medicaid enrollment. Now, How has WV benefited through the Obama administration?

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 10:05 AM, perryj123 wrote:

    With 50 millions uninsured going into medicaid and receiving subsidies. Who is paying for all these freebies? This is the question the middle class should worry about.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 10:11 AM, nadjalite wrote:

    Obamacare's biggest winners are the Insurance Companies. Everyone loses...........

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 10:18 AM, ender098 wrote:

    ObamaCares 5 big winners:

    1.) Insurance Companies. Not since Ma Bell has a Monopoly/Government enforced policy sooo benefited the Greedy Corporate Empires Obama swore to protect us against, but since they paid 28% of his Campaign, here's your reward.

    2.) The IRS. Not one Doctor, Hospital or Clinic is funded in the ACA, but 16000 new jobs for the IRS.Thanks for hounding Barry's enemies, the Tea Party. Here's your reward.

    3.) The Democrats. Any other time in history, if a Government had tried to FORCE people to buy something "for their own good",there would be MASS recall elections. America has been so dumbed down by poor education and television full of mindless reality TV, They actually believe Socialist agenda and anti-business politicians are the way to go, and the Party who is trying to keep us from sliding into hopeless poverty and moral decline is the devil. Here's the Dems Reward.

    4.) The Greedy Government. Obama railed against the Corporate world, yet blew billions on a website that doesn't work. Between that and adding 16000 new IRS workers, America is in more debt and the only way to pay it off is more taxes, more pork! Hey, Big Government, here is your reward!

    5.)The American people. We didn't get healthcare,we got HEALTHCARE insurance, higher taxes, a Government shut down, higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, a million dollar website that doesn't work...oh....wait....guess only the Government and big business won....thanks Democrats! Thought you were supposed to be the working mans party?!?

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 10:49 AM, DaSky wrote:

    No states benefit by having the nation weakened and set on a path of self-destruction via socialistic policies!

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 11:05 AM, jackkr wrote:

    Did I miss something? I was under the impression that the Healthcare Act was for 30 million people who were uninsured. People here(jabner for instance) are writing that they are losing their insurance and are being forced to buy more expensive policies. I thought you could keep your insurance if you already had it. My insurance company hasn't notified me of anything that I need to do to continue to be covered.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 11:27 AM, tulo175 wrote:

    If you get your info on ACA in any media outlet then I know for sure the brooklyn bridge is up for sale. Repub or Dem, we know who the winners and losers are. The winners are low income families who are on food subsidies that eat ding dongs, twinkies, and bacon and eggs every morning. While middle to upper class families who eat healthy and have active life styles will flip the bill for people who refuse to take care of themselves. People who work to buy groceries make better choices on food selection cause of affordability. People on food subsidies don't because they're not paying for it. Don't believe? Sit at a walmart and you decide.

  • Report this Comment On October 27, 2013, at 9:31 PM, vet212 wrote:

    only the insurance companies benefit from this designed to fail passed without thought bill and THEY are now going to get a whooping big dose of borrowed bucks in their coffers and increase the prices paid by those who like me were previously insutred and all planned by the demoncrats to destroy the best health care system on Earth because it worked and WAS NOT socialist

  • Report this Comment On October 28, 2013, at 9:56 PM, skypilot2005 wrote:

    Related F. Y. I.:

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-administration-knew-millions-wou...

    Report: Obama administration knew millions wouldn't be able to keep insurance

    10/28/13

    Says a lot about the White House's credibility on the subject.

    Thanks, for the article.

    Sky

  • Report this Comment On October 29, 2013, at 9:01 PM, Lordrobot wrote:

    You need a coin for Nebraska and Louisiana. As I see it they made a deal to pay nothing for Medicaid and instead sloughed the cost off on all other Americans. obamacare is hip deep in corruption. It will fail.

    Only 2% of doctors take medicaid and in the end, its not about insurance companies taking your mandate money... it is about the care you will not be receiving because you have too few doctors to support this garbage system.

    Doctors are opting out of Obamacare. The paperwork is excessive and the criminal threat an outrage. Let Obama take care of your hemorrhoids.

  • Report this Comment On October 30, 2013, at 9:15 AM, Mathman6577 wrote:

    ... and the losers are the American people.

  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 11:17 AM, whereaminow wrote:

    The Urban Institute is a government funded "think" tank whose sole purpose is to serve as a propaganda front for expanded welfare policies. The Robert Wood Johnson foundation receives $400 million per year in grants to "address health care issues."

    I chuckle when I think about whether their "studies" will show health care welfarism in a favorable light.

    David in Liberty

  • Report this Comment On November 01, 2013, at 2:20 PM, sheldonross wrote:

    "This will cost insurance companies billions of dollars. They are crapping bullets over this."

    Where does the insurance company get these billions? ... You've made it this far, you just need your brain to make one more little logical connection and you might see who the real losers are.

  • Report this Comment On November 01, 2013, at 11:29 PM, flacobob wrote:

    For 60 years I have been an independent business

    owner and have always taken it upon myself to be

    a responsible and caring employer. Through both

    the ups and downs I have asked my employees to

    both tighten their belts and make sacrifices to keep

    our business viable and profitable so I could continue to offer them and their families a future of

    growth and a security for them. Now I see for the

    first time a threat to my ability to continue to do

    this with this government takeover of our single

    biggest expense. We all need to work to see that

    the least amongst us are cared for.....BUT not at

    the expense of everyone else.

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