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david52_gwAugust 1, 2012

August 1, 2012, the following health care benefits under Obamacare, for new polices. No copay, no deductible.

Well-woman visits.

Screening for gestational diabetes.

Human papillomavirus testing.

Counseling for sexually transmitted infections.

Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus.

Contraceptive methods and counseling. ** (see note) (,at link) .

Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.

Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.

As a husband and a father, I don't have any problem with paying higher insurance premiums to cover this.

Here is a link that might be useful: link

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vgkg(Z-7)

Well I am pleased to say that as of today our monthly health ins premium dropped by 1.5%. While I can't say that this is a braggable amount or that it's related to "Obamacare" I can say without doubt that I've never see it reduced before, ever.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:59AM
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wildchild(z9CA)

Do men get well man visits? Do they get contraceptive counseling and free sexually transmitted infection and HIV counseling. What about interpersonal domestic violence against males?

If not? Why not?

I don't really see much of this as new. Many of these things have always been available through planned parenthood and the local health clinics since the 60's. Only people had to make the effort to go get the services.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:14AM
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esh_ga

Many of these things have always been available through planned parenthood

If they pay for them. Planned parenthood services are not free.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:23AM
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david52_gw

Do men get well man visits? Do they get contraceptive counseling and free sexually transmitted infection and HIV counseling. What about interpersonal domestic violence against males?

yes

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:30AM
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maddie_athome

Good thing.

I was wondering how long it'll take to think something up to make it look bad.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:36AM
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chase_gw

I can't imagine anyone could look at that list and not say it's a good thing!

As for PP, yes much of those services are offered, some free some charged, but there is a very strong movement in the Republican party to stop funding PP. Additionally I believe most people would prefer to attend their own primary care doctor for such services.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:02PM
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chase_gw

Meant to add that I find it somewhat amusing that as each of these things are introduced the conservatives don't seem to mind them one little bit.

Wonder how it will all play out should the Republicans gain control and repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act? My bet is they won't repeal most of it because even conservatives like the piece parts just not the whole.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:05PM
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alexrander

I really enjoyed that the Republican candidate, Mr. Mitt Romney praised Israel's National Health care-

"You spend 8 percent of GDP on health care. And you're a pretty healthy nation."

It's a shame he doesn't seem to realize that their health care depends on government regulation. The kind of regulation he wants to destroy in this country.

Here is a link that might be useful: Health Care in Israel- Wiki

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 2:35PM
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labrea_gw

I think he just speaks without connecting much of what he says beyond the moment. If caught in it he simply denies it or shrugs

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 3:15PM
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maggie2094

This is great. I don't pay well care copays for my kids and now I wont for myself and it is not free but enhanced benefits since we pay for insurance. This simply forces insurance to pay for our actual care.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 3:35PM
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littleonefb

Or says his infamous "that's not what I meant, when I said that" kind of absurdity.

He's good with that claim.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 3:40PM
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labrea_gw

WEEEEPERS CREEPERS
Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly compared August 1, 2012 to the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the September 11 in a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Really ?

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 5:04PM
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littleonefb

And the Republican "wingnuts" really believe they can win in Nov. and take back the white house and congress?

With this kind of insanity going on, the may find most of their members locked up in straight jackets instead.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 5:25PM
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jerzeegirl(9)

WEEEEPERS CREEPERS
Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly compared August 1, 2012 to the attacks on Pearl Harbor and the September 11 in a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

It's worth reading the article for the quotes from the panda clowns.

Here is a link that might be useful: linky

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 5:41PM
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madmagic(dtown Toronto)

NOTICE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

WE HAVE HAD UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR ALL CANADIAN CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS SINCE 1966. IN SOME OF OUR PROVINCES, PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE BEGAN IN 1946.

OUR ECONOMY HAS NOT COLLAPSED FROM PAYING THE COSTS. WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR SOCIALIZED WORKERS' UNIFORMS, RECITE QUOTES FROM CHAIRMAN MAO, OR SING A VERSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIOR TO OBTAINING HEALTH CARE. DESPITE WHAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN TOLD.

SO: YOUR U.S. ECONOMY SHOULD BE SAFE FROM SOCIALIZED DESTRUCTION FOR ROUGHLY ANOTHER 45 YEARS. BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE BANKS THOUGH, EH?

(THIS HAS BEEN A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CANADIAN CENTRAL PLANNING COMMITTEE, COMRADES.)

All the best,
-Patrick

p.s. Seriously, congratulations. :) It's good to see y'all join every other developed country in the world. I hope the national infant mortality rates start to drop, soon.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:28PM
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littleonefb

Thank you Patrick and your posted notice.

How health care for all citizens can be construed into some kind of horrible, evil idea, let alone something to fear, is beyond comprehension.

Just boggles the mind, doesn't it.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 8:52PM
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madmagic(dtown Toronto)

Littleonefb, indeed. I try to laugh it away. Glad things are starting to change in the States, now.

All the best,
-Patrick

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:17PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

The insurance companies got exactly what they lobbied for, more profits.

Don't believe this is coming from the generous hearts in Washington. It's a profitable cause for their friends in the insurance industry. There's a premium for that!..Somebody pays and somebody makes a profit. As long as our government is in bed with insurers, we are not treated fairly.

And why aren't personal lubricants covered? Middle aged and older women require personal lubricants to remedy vaginal dryness. Those prescriptions costs on average $50 to $75 per month. Affordable health care is discriminating against those women.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:33AM
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esh_ga

Agree - if they cover the little blue pills for old men then they should cover lubricants for old women.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:50AM
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david52_gw

The insurance companies got exactly what they lobbied for, more profits.

which is why I seriously doubt that this is ever going to be repealed, Republican Congress / Romney president or not.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:44AM
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esh_ga

which is why I seriously doubt that this is ever going to be repealed, Republican Congress / Romney president or not.

Oh, won't the people that vote for them be disappointed!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:50AM
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vgkg(Z-7)

yeah, but they keep forgetting and forgiving for some reason.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:59AM
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maggie2094

ugh...basic woman's health coverage bitterly compared to prescription lubricants.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 10:01AM
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esh_ga

yeah, but they keep forgetting and forgiving for some reason.

Yeah, like when they said they would work on JOBS in 2010.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 10:05AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Madmagic thank you for your Notice.

Although this Health Bill is not perfect. I see it as a big step toward a better America. Most of the progress in America have been started with baby steps. We will get to your civilized mind of Health Care for all in the years to come. I hope it will not be long but I know it will come. President Obama has made the first step possible.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 1:51PM
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