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    From the Daily Caller:


    Study: Obamacare may cause low-income workers to seek welfare

    By Sarah Hurtubise | July 16, 2013
    A new study suggests that nearly 1 million people could be moved from work to welfare by Obamacare.



    The study by professors from Columbia University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago has found that the Affordable Care Act may cause a significant number of people to quit the jobs they use to get employer-sponsored health insurance in favor of federal subsidies and welfare…



    [T]he availability of taxpayer-funded insurance will likely lead to lower-income consumers opting out of work and into welfare and Obamacare exchanges, the study concludes.
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    From Reuters:
    Many healthcare groups drop U.S. Medicare cost pilot program

    By David Morgan and Susan Kelly | July 16, 2013
    (Reuters) – About 20 percent of healthcare systems in a Medicare pilot program aimed at holding the line on costs by shifting incentives away from costly procedures have decided to withdraw from the program after failing to produce savings, the government said on Tuesday.



    The withdrawals involve seven of 32 provider groups that signed up for the Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) program sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law…
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    Weekly Standard:
    University Faces $2.8 Million Obamacare Bill

    By DANIEL HALPER | July 16, 2013
    Purdue University in Indiana faces a $2.8 million Obamacare bill due to Obamacare:


    About 27,000 Purdue employees and their families will have new healthcare plans and rates next year…"We are making some pretty radical changes because of ‘health care reform,’" says Purdue’s Eva Nodine. "So we wanted to make sure we had enough time to educate our employees because education is key."



    "$2.8 million dollars in added fees and claims are included in the recommendations for next year. Now that’s due to the ‘Affordable Care Act.’" [Ms. Nodine said].

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    Any one hoping to go to Purdue will see next year even more outrageous as they will be covering the employees free healthcare there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
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    Study: Obamacare may cause low-income workers to seek welfare

    By Sarah Hurtubise | July 16, 2013
    A new study suggests that nearly 1 million people could be moved from work to welfare by Obamacare.



    The study by professors from Columbia University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago has found that the Affordable Care Act may cause a significant number of people to quit the jobs they use to get employer-sponsored health insurance in favor of federal subsidies and welfare…



    [T]he availability of taxpayer-funded insurance will likely lead to lower-income consumers opting out of work and into welfare and Obamacare exchanges, the study concludes.
    Isn't that the whole point? To collapse the system?
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    Below I will list all the benefits of the ACA:













    (sorry, I could not think of any)
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    Again, if ObamaCare is so wonderful, why isn't the US Government switching over to it??? Hmmmm???
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    Buyer's Remorse from Obamacare Backers

    One of the key selling points for ObamaCare was President Obama’s repeated promise that if you like your current health insurance plan, you can keep it. This posed a challenge to the president because not only was it clearly untrue, but the health-care reform law was specifically designed to prevent many people from being able to keep their insurance. The most humorous moment in the frantic effort to sell the public on ObamaCare based on false pretenses was when ABC News finally asked Obama to explain the claim:

    “When I say ‘If you have your plan and you like it,… or you have a doctor and you like your doctor, that you don’t have to change plans,’” the president said after we asked him about this, “what I’m saying is the government is not going to make you change plans under health reform.”

    Ah. The government would merely create the conditions in which people would be forced off their insurance, but there’d be no paper trail on each particular such decision that led directly back to the president, so the rest is just details. ABC News, to its credit, pointed out that the president was acknowledging that his pledge “isn’t literally true.” But now some of the president’s allies who helped elect Democrats and then sell their health-care reform, and who inexplicably believed this ridiculous claim the president was making, feel duped. They are the unions, and they are not happy, as Avik Roy explains:

    Last Thursday, representatives of three of the nation’s largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, warning that Obamacare would “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

    The letter was penned by James P. Hoffa, general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Joseph Hansen, international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and Donald “D.” Taylor, president of UNITE-HERE, a union representing hotel, airport, food service, gaming, and textile workers.

    “When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act,” they begin, “you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat…We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision. Now this vision has come back to haunt us.”

    The letter goes on to warn of the law’s “unintended consequences” and “perverse incentives.” It’s bad for business and for the health of so many Americans, they say. Their criticisms of the law are correct, of course. The problem with fixing the law, as we’ve already seen with the employer mandate suspension, is that the law’s manifest blunders are connected, and the worst elements of the law are also its funding mechanisms. The whole thing is a terrible piece of legislation, and even its major backers are now either finally admitting or finally realizing that the public had to be misled in order to get the bill passed...
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