“Hidden taxes in the AHA: tax on investment earnings, tax on medical devices (will be passed on to the people), tax on "tanning beds"! (Picking on small businesses), medicaid payroll tax, more regulations and paperwork requirements placed on doctors (results are longer waits, higher fees, having to hire more people).
Source - "Money Morning"
I am against tanning beds, but these places are not against the law and no one makes people go in them. The government is just picking on small businesses. They don't treat the large banks and oil companies this way”
jeff0469ga on Dec 5, 2013 at 08:34:37
“Soooooo you have a problem with taxes on tanning beds,huh?What about the taxes that have been here forever on alcohol and cigarettes?Are the not LEGAL too?Also talk to congress about taxes and loopholes for banks and oil companies!Who makes the laws??”
gerrieg on Dec 5, 2013 at 08:16:38
“you do realize that small busineses can write off 100% of what they pay for health care right? ususally small business will offer plans at 50% off, then the small business can write off 100% of the remaining 50%! small businesses have a lot of write offs, you do know that right?”
“It can only be taken out of a refund. Most young people will not a refund.
The idea that a lot of young people signing up for this is going to pay for this thing does not pan out. Most young people do not have the income that the older generations do. Many are in college, living with their parents, or not working at high paying jobs.”
“Does a person have to have a bank account to enroll in the health care plan ? Is there a way to pay with cash?”
rabbit99 on Dec 4, 2013 at 17:05:09
“Probably. If you want to take the money into the office of the insurance company that you purchase from. No need to pay when you sign up. The insurance co. confirms you and sends a monthly bill. I would suggest sending them postal money orders as an easier way to send cash.”
momoftwodogs on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:57:08
“You can get a money order I am sure. That is the only way a friend of mine pays all of her bills.”
Bigwave48 on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:52:45
“There is no valid Insurance co. that takes cash, Money order or bank draft.”
Try the truth on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:51:36
“I'm sure you can have it directly taken out of your account, that's between you and your carrier.”
“I have heard that when someone enrolls, they are asked to provide credit card information. Has anyone experienced this? What if a person has no credit cards or a bank account ?”
Twelve on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:44:18
“That is a complete and total LIE.”
Kathy5 on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:22:16
“My guess, they will be subsidised 100% - only the very poor don't have bank accounts or at least a debit card - no need for a credit card but bank account and debit care necessary for most folks. But not if you're very poor so that won't affect them when it comes to the ACA because as I said, they will be 100% susidized.”
yardmon on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:07:18
“thats the reason why its important to do research instead of listening to word of mouth, you cant believe everything you hear”
Kristopher Seyfi on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:04:51
“No, its absolutely not true. RW lies, since they have no valid criticisms of the law and are getting desperate.”
alieneden on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:43:41
“There are scam companies trying to steal info from unsuspecting people by claiming they are part of the ACA exchanges. Do not sign up until you know for sure who is on the other side collecting your information.”
JessWonderin on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:42:08
“that is a rw myth to scare the uninformed. ..NO CREDIT INFO IS REQUIRED...”
GrafZeppelin127 on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:36:34
“I would expect they could make arrangements with the insurer to pay by postal money order. Somehow I doubt there will be all that many Americans who don't qualify for Medicaid who have no credit and keep all their assets in cash.”
Trey X on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:31:50
“That's poppy cock...I signed up (in California) and all I had to provide was the usual identifying information (name, address, ssn, etc) for verification purposes...I've already been accepted and waiting for correspondence from my healthcare provider about where to send my payments.”
“Yes, this is a good way to get a deep cut on a finger or hand. I once got a bad cut opening a can of nuts with one of those "keys" long ago. After I got the lid almost off, I tried to pull it on off with my hand. Bad move. And all of that salt.”
“Just compare budgets for athletics to the funds for science equipment.”
Walter Lampton on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:07:09
“Sports needs to be separated from schools . The primary function at the schoolhouse should be education . That isnt to say I oppose athletics but the first 12 grades should not be a training grounds for the sports industry .”
“"If you have an idea, bring it in" Okay, Mr. President, how about these:
Drop the penalty. American people do not appreciate being threatened and pushed around by their own government. Next it will be "buy a red Volt or face a fine"
Offer more options of coverage.
If people want to keep their plans, let them. If I am happy with my high deductible, low premium, unlimited plan, let me keep it.
Drop the heavy handed regulations being put on insurance companies that are driving up premiums .”
lro7644 on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:59:27
“And I don't appreciate freeloaders that's why if you want to keep your high deductible plan you should have to come up with who 10,000 up front in an emergency (car accidents, heart attacks etc.) but reality is probably more 30-40 thousand if your read the fine print and understand what qualifies and counts as out of pocket against your deductible.
And if you die waiting for your family to cough up the dough so be it. Why should those of up who make wise & responsible choices have to pay for a freeloader like yourself.”
mick719 on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:45:47
“the IRS is prohibited from collecting the penalty. it's in the law.”
traceymarie on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:45:04
DBinVA on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:42:08
“"buy a red Volt or face a fine"
That's just crazy, you'll be able to buy a blue Volt if you like,,LOL”
“Yes, and I remember when our country's survival depended on an educated citizenry - because we were in a desperate situation with the Soviet Union and China. It is scary now to think of our current condition of education.”
“Think about this: the Department of Education head (Mr. Duncan) - how much classroom experience does he have? (no disrespect intended here)
Do the people who are running the classrooms now actually have experience in the classrooms? Why don't we asd bureaucrats, politicians, state school board members, judges to work in a classroom for one month a year? How many do you think would actually do it? It should be part of their job descriptions.”
Rowdy West on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:53:13
“Maybe since the federal government in particular is no good at education, we just scrap the whole department. Having them work in a classroom would just display what we already know.”
“"DC isn't the solution. DC is the problem." Common Core and other political games.
Common Core = big money for some people. And therein lies the problem in the US: politics. When I was in school, they were ran by the local towns and local school boards. No interference and meddling from Washington.”
“Causes of the education system problems:
2- Schools are ran by politicians, judges, bureaucrats, lawyers, university researchers, and the ACLU. Is this happening in other countries ?
3- Teachers are treated no better than unskilled labor. Around here, beginning teachers don't make much more than minimum wage. Experienced and skilled teachers are retiring early or just leaving. Teachers are having to do everything from supervise dances, drive buses, make popcorn to raise money, supervise breakfast/lunch, and put on a Christmas music program. Do they have to do that in these other countries ?
4- Teachers and principals have had their authority taken away. Students and parents push teachers around, disrupt, and repeatedly disobey the rules. Teachers and principals are not supported by the administration. Parents are not held accountable. Is this happening in other countries ?
5- School systems jump from one fad to another. Latest is the "Common Core" program: another Federal fiasco.
6- Schools no longer do much grammar or spelling.Results have been disastrous verbal skills.”
Jeffers13450 on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:05:36
“You mush come from a red state where education and performance are consistently far behind blue states.”
“Our church was usually in the red at the end of each year. If we did end up with money in the bank it went to local charities and miision work. None of our members received any money: they were the ones who contributed the money.”
thinkingwomanmillstone on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:56:04
“they received tax deductions for their religious choices...that's not correct in any country that is based on the principle of separation of church and state. Not to mention the fact that your comment has nothing to do whatsoever with a pastor getting a tax free housing allowance. They should pay their taxes just like every other job. ”
“Young people would come out cheaper by purchasing an accident coverage plan. Those cost far less and if they are healthy then that should be all they need until they get older. If they do go on the plan, they should sign up for the "Bronze" plan, much cheaper, but high deductibles and co-pays. But, again, most young people do not require much health care unless they get hurt, like in a ball game or something.”
MNJim on Dec 2, 2013 at 12:22:52
“I think that can be very individual. A bartender that I helped one night, a guy in his early 30's, was really eager for information. he said he already had medical coverage but it was a high deductible so it never covered anything. "Now that I'm in my 30's, Im beginning to think about this stuff," is what he said. He asked me if he could go on the site to shop for a plan that might cost a few dollars more per month, which he said he could afford, in order to get a lower deductible. So I wrote down some information on my notebook paper & gave it to him. he was genuinely pleased, as he said it was something he had been thinking abt for a long time & now he knew how to go abt it. So---he was not concerned abt getting by cheaper--- his concern was buying better coverage while still staying reasonably within his budget.”
chlllfactor on Dec 1, 2013 at 14:21:00
“really? young people, even children, are diagnosed with terminal illnesses and involved in horrific accidents that might include months of rehab...what do they do then?”
“I also agree with that and thought that years ago when they expanded the prescription plan. People who needed it or wanted it could just go to the Medicare site and sign up. This mess would have been avoided.”
“This is a common problem in many towns and cities. Most people do not know what to do with left over grease. Think of how much of this could be used as bio-fuel. Someone is missing out on a gold mine of an opportunity. Collection and re-selling. Cities could get into this and make some money instead of spending all of the taxpayers' money on absurd boondoggles, pipe dreams, and politicians' pet projects.”
JScott on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:43:28
“I know ages ago when I worked at a McD's all the greasy used oil and scrapings were collected in a barrel and then it was taken away and recycled in cattle feed.”
MJ galt on Nov 30, 2013 at 21:29:26
“All of the biodiesel and veg-oil forums I've visited have people looking for used vegetable oil, and complaining how all the rendering companies that supply the biodiesel industry have 'taken all the oil'. There is very little UVO dumped besides that from the occasional clued-out deep-fry-turkey cooker over the holidays.
Concerned municipalities can easily post a PSA with instructions to take the UVO to the local recycling center where it will go to biodiesel makers.
There is no need to make this political or complicated.”
“Iran must be held accountable for the way the US citizens were treated in the hostage crisis.
Hold trials for those in charge. Demand a formal, public apology.”
wesleypresley on Nov 30, 2013 at 09:51:27
“Like 35 years ago. Well actually Americans should be held accountable for backing the Shah and the torture of the Iranian people - which by the way lead to his overthrow. And finally maybe the Americans should give back the billions of dollars the USA stole and locked up in Chase bank when the Shah was ousted. Americans are not innocent, instead as usual the Americans are the bullies and aggressors who like to blame the innocents.”
“I hear a lot about shrinking the city. A good place to start would be to get rid of : gang members, career criminals, dope dealers, and corrupt politicians. Once you show them the door and tell them not to come back, the city will thrive and become an attractive place to live.”