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Obamacare showdown in Texas - Jennifer Haberkorn

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HOUSTON — The ground war over Obamacare — the one that will determine whether people sign up — will be won and lost in places like Texas.

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As the early state to try run the new Obamacare, President Obama wanted to make sure that the health care would be successful, so Texas would be the more focusing one. Since Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the country, the Obamacare would be very popular among those without a health insurances, but also it says,Advocates are banking on the idea that a grass-roots push in more liberal, urban areas of Texas, plus the demand among the uninsured to get health coverage, will overcome the state’s institutional opposition and deliver on the promise of Obamacare.", although orgaanizaton in Texas are opposite to the Health Care, but the wills of the public  are not beatable, Obamacare would be quite successful in the Lone Star State.

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Jiahao Chen's comment, October 31, 2013 10:06 PM
As the early state to try run the new Obamacare, President Obama wanted to make sure that the health care would be successful, so Texas would be the more focusing one. Since Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the country, the Obamacare would be very popular among those without a health insurances, but also it says,Advocates are banking on the idea that a grass-roots push in more liberal, urban areas of Texas, plus the demand among the uninsured to get health coverage, will overcome the state’s institutional opposition and deliver on the promise of Obamacare.", although orgaanizaton in Texas are opposite to the Health Care, but the wills of the public are not beatable, Obamacare would be quite successful in the Lone Star State.
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This is why the medical device tax is in so much trouble

This is why the medical device tax is in so much trouble | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it
Look at where the medical device companies are.

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The voice of Mdeical device  manufactory CEOs,"PLEASE, Senator, help me, my employees and our families by repealing this new, unfair and burdensome tax. It is already a struggle to keep our company going as a manufacturer in NJ and the US - this new tax could be the death knell for us!" It's not called lobbying, actually begging, the taxes putting on the products would not affct the profits gradually, instead, if they lower the products prices, less taxes would be collected, and would be more acceptable by those patients, would make more profits than set up a high price.

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Amit Aggarwal's comment, October 26, 2013 10:24 PM
I feel that the main reason this tax was put into place was because of the Democrats. They normally believe in taxing high rates to the rich to try to distribute more money towards the poor. I agree with the author of this article where almost no industry can exist without taxes, but ultimately, I don't understand why it is such a big deal for the doctors to banging the door of the Senators. According to Micah Stott from Arizona, although the tax affected their explicit costs, there is still a 100% increase in profits. However, I can kind of see how the tax is really imposing a negative consequence to the medical community. Although I agree with the Democrat's perspective on taxing the rich, I still believe that people really work hard to get that money and it shouldn't be taken away so easily just so that others, who aren't fortunate to obtain jobs, can obtain free money with transfer payments and other methods. The Medical Community is already suffering through Obamacare, where everyone receives health benefits, so some physicians can't charge the proper amount, ultimately leading to negative gross amounts. My main issue with this article is that the author is pretty bipolar about the issue. He includes responses that support and refute the tax, and personally, he is questioning whether this tax is really useful or not.
Jiahao Chen's comment, October 31, 2013 10:08 PM
The voice of Mdeical device manufactory CEOs,"PLEASE, Senator, help me, my employees and our families by repealing this new, unfair and burdensome tax. It is already a struggle to keep our company going as a manufacturer in NJ and the US - this new tax could be the death knell for us!" It's not called lobbying, actually begging, the taxes putting on the products would not affct the profits gradually, instead, if they lower the products prices, less taxes would be collected, and would be more acceptable by those patients, would make more profits than set up a high price.
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'Kill Everyone In China' Comment Sparks White House Petition

'Kill Everyone In China' Comment Sparks White House Petition | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it
Many people were offended by a segment on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show where a kid said the U.S. should "kill everyone in China."
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A Simple, Clear, Practical Explanation of Obamacare. With a Cartoon.

A Simple, Clear, Practical Explanation of Obamacare. With a Cartoon. | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it
1. I heard that Obamacare starts on Tuesday. What is Obamacare, anyway?

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based on this article, it listed all kinds of pro side of the Obamacare, which sounds pretty good to the public. But to put the Obamacare in function, this isn’t cheap, so Obamacare cut payments to hospitals and created new taxes for rich people, medical device makers, and health insurers, among many other tweaks to fund the law. But this will cause those rich people and big companies to complan more.According to the Congressional Budget Office, they say these revenues plus projected savings in Medicare in the next few years should balance out Obamacare’s cost.  But it says next few years, how about this following year or next year, deficit forever?  Also in the article, it says 82 percent of American citizen have a health insure, why they don't make out a law just solve and focus on the left 18 percent American citizens?

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Osama Arif's comment, October 3, 2013 9:51 PM
I agree with my peers that most opinions on Obama care are born out of ignorance and or partisan identification. I mean the law is pretty complex and most Americans don't have the motivation or time to read about and really understand what Obama care is before claiming that they hate it or support it. I, for one, support Obama care. I think it is a diplomatic way to ensure that more Americans have access to healthcare. The primary critics of Obama care are those that have sufficient access to healthcare and don't realize that all Americans aren't as privileged as they are. The people who oppose Obama care are people are either people acting out of self interest to barricade a piece of legislation that could improve the standard of living of thousands or are Republicans who want nothing to be accomplished during the Obama administration. It's interesting how these same people complain about politicians acting out of self interest and partisan interests and getting nothing accomplished. What a double standard.
Mary-Claire Graham's comment, October 4, 2013 7:40 PM
I agree with Kyle, this article is very important because it breaks down Obamacare in a way that is easy to understand. Many people do not understand the what is going to happen with Obamacare and they are just taking whatever side their political affiliation is taking. Obamacare is very important because it allows people who would never have a chance at accessing healthcare get it and it lowers the financial strain on millions of Americans.
Cici Xie's comment, October 5, 2013 12:29 AM
I agree with Jennifer. From what I can see, it doesn't seem like Obamacare is benefitting anyone except for those that can't afford health care to begin with. 82% of Americans are perfectly fine with their health care as it is now. Obamacare is such a waste of resources. It will require so many new taxes just to fund and give health insurance to everyone. People should also not be forced to buy health insurance. If they feel like they need it then they should buy it, but the government shouldn't give them a penalty fine because they chose not to get health insurance. Is this not a violation of their rights and free will?
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Why Hillary Clinton Has Too Much Time on Her Hands

Why Hillary Clinton Has Too Much Time on Her Hands | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton, in her first interview after leaving the State Department, offered a wise metaphor about the current state of presidential election madness. “This election is more than three years away, and I just don’t think it’s good for...

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Clinton, as a future candidate positions herself as a secretary of state who is in the thick of it but independent enough to disagree with the president, which means she is absolutely ready for the next election in 2016. But what the article is saying, people will get bored with the president who always shows up on the public media, so it suggests Clinton to set rest for a while and not to be overactive before the next election but also not step back and quit out the sight from the public, which is quite hard but is surely right way to get more attention and increases the chance of winning the election in 2016.

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Michael Newton's comment, October 4, 2013 8:14 PM
I'm not so much worried about Hillary taking a break as much as I am that she's fleeing the cameras because she doesn't have a lot to say. She had a very lengthy, expensive, and successful (although it wasn't quite enough) campaign 5 years ago. She's already expended a lot of her resources and is probably planning to be riding on that when she runs for office again. I imagine she's already envisioned her grand entrance back into the candidates (as she eluded to in the beginning comparing the presidency to a party) and she's waiting for the right time to do that. She's waiting for the right time to start her grand production, and she's not going to get another shot after this one. She's got to make it right. Although this is a fair practice, and I like her as a candidate, I'm worried that it's because she wouldn't know what to do otherwise.
Jennifer Li's comment, October 4, 2013 9:43 PM
I have some disagreement with the statement that the American people become sick of our presidential candidates very easily. We've simply had a longer period of time to evaluate them. I don't see much wrong with speculating about the next candidates a long time before the election. Also, I'm pretty sure Hillary Clinton will be running for President in the next election. Her chances have never been better. It is inconceivable for her to pass up this opportunity. She may already be preparing even as she gardens at home.
Grecia Gonzalez's comment, October 4, 2013 11:30 PM
Hilary Clinton never seems to be on a break to me. I always see her on the news, although I love how this article made her seem more humane and normal. Hilary is a strong political figure and honestly when someone mentions "Clinton" I automatically think of her not her husband. I agree with jennifer this coming presidential election is the perfect time for Hilary to run as President, she's done so much during the Obama years, I can't imagine what will happen if she wins.
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Elena Kagan Will One Day Control the Supreme Court

Elena Kagan Will One Day Control the Supreme Court | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it
Speaking at Harvard Law School last week, where she used to be dean, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan gleefully told an overflow crowd of students about the time she shot Bambi.

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As a Supreme Court Justice, the article says,"When Kagan was selected to be the solicitor general in 2009, it wasn’t because of her track record as a lawyer. She’d never argued a single case in court. Yet she had earned Obama’s trust as an adviser." since she was more liberal, which we could see from  her speech and conversations about hunting, if the next president would trying to reorder the Supreme Court, the conservative justices would be replaced and controlled by Elena Kagan, liberal leader of the Supreme Court, but l didn't see would it be a good or bad thing for the supreme court moving to the liberal way....

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Jiahao Chen's comment, October 31, 2013 10:08 PM
As a Supreme Court Justice, the article says,"When Kagan was selected to be the solicitor general in 2009, it wasn’t because of her track record as a lawyer. She’d never argued a single case in court. Yet she had earned Obama’s trust as an adviser." since she was more liberal, which we could see from her speech and conversations about hunting, if the next president would trying to reorder the Supreme Court, the conservative justices would be replaced and controlled by Elena Kagan, liberal leader of the Supreme Court, but l didn't see would it be a good or bad thing for the supreme court moving to the liberal way....
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Dealing With Default

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There are no good choices if we hit that debt ceiling. Which bad choice would do the least harm?

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In the article,it says that the administration insists that there are no choices, that if we hit the debt limit the U.S. government will go into general default. Which suggests that US government inrease the debt ceiling in order to borrow more money from other countries, but it would be impossible that US kept borrowing money, US still needs to figure out the way to quit this kind of situation and be able to return these money back. On the other hand, US should cut some spending which causes the least harm to public, as a way to support the government from default. 

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Jiahao Chen's comment, October 31, 2013 10:09 PM
In the article,it says that the administration insists that there are no choices, that if we hit the debt limit the U.S. government will go into general default. Which suggests that US government inrease the debt ceiling in order to borrow more money from other countries, but it would be impossible that US kept borrowing money, US still needs to figure out the way to quit this kind of situation and be able to return these money back. On the other hand, US should cut some spending which causes the least harm to public, as a way to support the government from default.
Kyle Ozuna's comment, November 6, 2013 10:34 PM
Although the government raised the debt ceiling, it is still a looming problem. A short term extension of the ceiling ensures that Congress will once again be gridlocked over this issue in the coming months. It's interesting how no one exactly knows what will happen if the government defaults - the whole idea is like some vague concept that few truly understand. However, it can be agreed upon that, if the country does default, there will be dire consequences, such as institutions selling off their bonds. Some economists promote prioritization, or paying off bonds in full so the cash shortage would instead affect entitlement programs and other mandated spending items. Obviously, prioritization has consequences of its own. People wouldn't be receiving the benefits they need for an extended amount of time, the government would be forced to cut spending, causing the economy as a whole would go further downhill.
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Why Obamacare Is a GOP Nightmare | RealClearPolitics

Why Obamacare Is a GOP Nightmare | RealClearPolitics | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it

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In this article, it sees the  Obamacare more from a democratic way. But all the things and facts that he says are all based on truth, and attacking republicans in a very gentle way. But I really like a sentence what he says,

Republicans scream that Obamacare is sure to fail. But what they really fear is that it will succeed.
He listed almost all the good things about Obamcare, ans surely, the good or bad side of Obamacare depends on The people who critize it, either republican or democrats. But only after years later, people can say that the Obamacare is bad or good. People don't judge before experiencing. 

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Niti Desai's comment, October 3, 2013 1:21 AM
This article to me seemed to have somewhat of a negative connotation towards the Republicans. For the most part this article seems to only be talking about the pros of Obamacare. Obamacare may seem to be all high and mighty, but what does it actually mean for the insurance companies? The insurance companies will now have to insure everyone, including the sick people, thus causing insurance to rise. Secondly, insurance premiums will become increased because insurers will have to provide covered services. Oh, and of course more taxes. Those are only three of the many cons of this proposal. The plan may look and seem fruitful in the beginning, but I believe over time if this plan is implemented then there will be a lot of problems and a lot of uprising from the public and from the tax payers. Taking it from a capitalist point of view, those that cannot afford health care in the beginning could not because of their own poor choices that they made. What is left? For the rich, the middleclass, to pay for those that cannot afford it just because they made the wrong decisions and ended up like they are now? I disagree with that completely. You get what you deserve. Hard work equals success, and those that do not succeed, are those that have made poor choices causing them to work hard, and have minimal rewards for it.
Osama Arif's comment, October 3, 2013 10:22 PM
I agree with a lot of the points made in the article. A lot of Republicans just criticize Obama-care because Obama's name is attached to it. They are extremely bitter about losing the presidency and want to make sure that nothing significant gets accomplished under the Obama administration even if it improves the standard of living of thousands of Americans. Have the Republicans come up with any viable alternative to Obama-care? No. If they did, I would understand their complete opposition of the law, but the fact that they don't have one only reflects poorly on them. This whole Obama-care debacle is a classic example of partisan interests compromising what is best for the nation.
Eugene Guan's comment, October 4, 2013 8:11 PM
From this article, you can infer that the Republicans are still bitter about their loss in the past elections. Rather than Republicans protesting against Obamacare because it's a bad program, it is more so that they are protesting just for the sake of going against Obama. The initial program of healthcare to the 30mil people without it originated from the Republican Party. They were the ones that came up with it. It really just seems that the House Republicans are driven by ideology than an interest in lawmaking. The party shows no serious interest in finding a GOP-friendly way to provide the uninsured with access to health care. In their entire course of actions, they're mainly concerned that Obamacare will actually succeed thus providing the Democrats huge momentum when the 2016 elections come around. In order to prevent this, the Republicans as seen are rebelling against the idea of Obamacare and trying to villianize it.
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If You're Young, This Is The Only Obamacare Infographic You Need. I Obamadare You To Click On It.

If You're Young, This Is The Only Obamacare Infographic You Need. I Obamadare You To Click On It. | Jiahao Chen Government and Economic Taste | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.

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The Obamacare is obviously not cover all the young people in the United States of America, instead, only three percent of all american young adults are covered by the Obamacare plan, and the restriction are so tight, young adults have more chance to make money and lose the opportunity of the Obamacare coverage. So the Obamacare plan would definitely being against by the young adults, st least not gonna be admired by them.

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Michael Newton's comment, October 4, 2013 8:01 PM
Rather than having a comic strip that would show the other side of the story I'd like to just see the facts plainly laid out in a nice format. That's what the older generation would do if they actually respected us enough to make our own decision's. Saying that someone is making a false claim about obamacare is just as bad as saying "don't look vote for this, it's scary." Ted Cruz was talking about how voting for obama care was the worst thing the young people could have done for themselves. He even made up a name, "the lost generation". If our senator is really that prophetic I'd be surprised, names for generations are usually made afterwords reflecting what happened to them. I like this visual aid a lot more than Ted Cruz's scare tactics because it includes more raw data, but that doesn't mean it's a good representation of the thing as a whole. I still feel like I want to see more before I make my final decision.
Eugene Guan's comment, October 4, 2013 8:18 PM
Though this comic is a great and understanding graphic organizer, at the same time you can immediately spot the bias that has been inputted into this. In every way, the pros has been accounted for while for the cons, there are close to none. In some ways, knowing the cons of a situation and why some people are so highly against it can actually greatly benefit the audience.
Cici Xie's comment, October 5, 2013 12:47 AM
This comic is obviously directed at young people in an attempt to garner more support for Obamacare. Although it does highlight all the positive effects that the implementation of the ACA would bring, it doesn't really shed light on the catches that come with it. This comic does a good job of showing the good things, however, for young adults to really make an educated decision, they should be given information on the negative effects. Let them decide for themselves what they think would benefit them more.