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Discussion in 'Advice' started by Caroline O'Donovan, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Caroline O'Donovan

    Caroline O'Donovan Member

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    Hey! Caroline from BuzzFeed News here. I'm wondering if anyone is actively worried about healthcare reform and whether you'll be able to have coverage.

    Please DON'T troll this thread with political chatter. If you're not worried about ACA repeal or reform, that's great! If you think ACA reform plans are going to improve your life, please email me! But we don't need a forum wide political debate. Thanks :)
     
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  2. LAuberX

    LAuberX Moderator Moderator

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    I paid $1,754.00 to the IRS for NOT having health care.. thanks to the (NOT)ACA it would have been $9,000.00 for one year before ONE xray was a "covered item"

    NOT paying out in Obama's "redistribution of wealth" is the reform I'm seeking.
     
  3. Caroline O'Donovan

    Caroline O'Donovan Member

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    As I said above, " If you think ACA reform plans are going to improve your life, please email me! "
     
  4. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator Moderator

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    If you come to this forum, post a topic such as this and expect that you are not going to receive more than a little "political chatter" in reply, you are setting up yourself bigly for a bigly disappointment. We had a similar topic on another Board on this forum go more than a few pages.

    I will put it to you this way. The We Are Telling You That You Can Afford This "Health Care" Act (you know, the one that Pelosi told us that they had to pass before we could find out what is in it?) tells me that I can afford something that I can not. It compels me to purchase something with money that I do not have or give up money that I do not have for nothing. Once I purchase this thing that they told me that I could afford, but could not; with money that I do not have, I can not afford to use it. Almost anything has to be better than that.
     
  5. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

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    My CPA just told me that the tax form just updated where it says "I do not want to disclose my health care status" and it doesn't assess a tax penalty. This was a recent update as of a few days ago. It's probably just a temporary measure to prevent the Obamacare tax penalty until they can repeal it completely.
     
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  6. LAuberX

    LAuberX Moderator Moderator

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    hopefully I can get a refund for my redistribution of wealth next year....
     
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  7. thepanttherlady

    thepanttherlady Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, not providing my personal email.

    I, personally, hope something better comes along. Until ACA/Obamacare, I was paying g. A premium through my company and co-pays for service/prescriptions etc. Now? I hope and pray no one needs to go to the doctor because I can't afford the high deductible plan I was forced into. My son requires medication, 120 pills (60 day supply) costs $1,635. The doctor had to find a medication I CAN afford and hope it works for him. :mad:
     
  8. Another Uber Driver

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    The Donald issued an order to stop enforcing the penalty. The law is still on the books, it is just not going to be enforced.
     
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  9. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet glad I waited to file my taxes! President Trump is already A OK in my book!
     
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  10. Jagent

    Jagent Well-Known Member

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    Not worried at all. How about giving the president a chance to actually do something before you write a hit piece? He's promised he'll fix it. It'd be tough to make it worse.
     
  11. emdeplam

    emdeplam Active Member

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    Caroline is sound-bite journalist so if you email her a quote keep it to one line.
     
  12. Dammit Mazzacane

    Dammit Mazzacane Well-Known Member

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    You may be looking for Medicaid recipients who will be impacted. Recommend going out on the street and asking people with a digital recorder for interviews. Independent rideshare drivers likely will not give compelling statements because we all have differing situations.

    As far as I'm concerned,
    "I'm certain the cutbacks will eliminate the small tax credit discount I get for the insurance I pay for," said Dammit Mazzacane a rideshare driver who drives part time in the greater Seattle area.
     
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  13. Greguzzi

    Greguzzi Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Libgressive "reporter" is looking to gin up a story about poor Uber drivers being kicked off their hallowed Obummercare, but what said reporter doesn't realize is that most driving for Uber make so little money that they are on "free" Medicaid. And if you were sentient, you'd feel embarrassed for working for #FakeStreamNews.

    Seriously, girl: Go make your living off the backs of some other group of "oppressed" people.
     
  14. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

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    Up yours with asking a politically charged question and dictating the terms of the discussion. BuzzFeed, huh? Lemme guess what narrative you want to hear....it's something like "I'm a poor sick soul who is going to lose the insurance that the ACA forced me to have, whether I could afford it or not, and if I get subsidized I guess it's off the back of the working people who got lied to, told they could keep their plans and would save money - even tho that was all a lie."

    I'm paying 300% more than I used to, for crap high-deductible care when I used to have good insurance, thanks to your Democrat sleazelords.

    Ask me what I think of your little sewer of a media outlet. I can use purple prose and $5 words to do it, or just MS paint pictures of poop. Your choice.
     
  15. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="Caroline O'Donovan, post: 2220502, member: 11993] But we don't need a forum wide political debate. Thanks :)[/QUOTE]


    Then why ask a debatable question?
     
  16. entrep1776

    entrep1776 Well-Known Member

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  17. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

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    This is an Uber drivers forum. We drive drunk obnoxious threatening belligerent self entitled ungrateful a*#holes for pennies. We have to be tough.
     
  18. Red Leader

    Red Leader Well-Known Member

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    Does a real reporter ever ask questions on this site?

    Journalist? That right there is funny.
     
  19. Maven

    Maven Well-Known Member

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    Yes, worried. Wondering if this non-rideshare related thread better in "Other" forum.
     
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  20. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

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    Uber drivers can't afford healthcare.
    I am tired of paying a " fine" for not being able to afford healthcare.
    It is illegal and unconstitutional.
    Government racketeering.
     
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