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SCOTUS Decision To Benefit 3 Million Uninsured Angelenos
CBS) ^ | June 28, 2012 2:09 PM | John Brooks

Posted on 06/28/2012 2:35:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Millions of Angelenos joined insurers across California in cheering the Supreme Court decision on Wednesday to uphold most of President Obama’s health care initiative.

KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports as many as 3 million people in Los Angeles County who currently do not have medical insurance will soon have more options than county hospitals.

The news reverberated quickly through waiting rooms at the county USC Medical Center, where one cancer survivor said she needs the protection granted to those with preexisting conditions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) after she lost her home because of mounting medical bills.

“I think it’s great,” she said. “I’m for Obama, I’m for his health care program, let’s help our people, our working people.”

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called the court ruling “a good thing” and said the decision was long overdue.

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Need Help?“Is it perfect? No one has ever argued that it is, but it’s a step forward for America,” said Villaraigosa. “When you think about it, this is one of the few countries in the world, Western industrialized countries in the world that didn’t have universal health care coverage.”

“This is the most under-insured big city in the United States of America, so this is great for Los Angeles,” he added.

The benefits of Thursday’s 6-3 decision will likely extend to cash-strapped Sacramento as well.

An estimated 5 million residents will be able to access health insurance under the law, with roughly 3.1 million eligible for subsidized coverage and another 1.5 million Californians who will be newly eligible for expanded Medicaid or Medi-Cal coverage

California is also planning to open a marketplace in 2014 where people can choose health insurance coverage and determine whether they qualify for subsidies.

State insurance commissioner Dave Jones told KNX 1070′s Charles Feldman that undocumented residents will not gain benefits under the health care law, but will continue to be able to receive emergency care at any hospital’s ER room as already mandated under federal law — assuming Congress does not act to repeal the law.

“Those individuals will still have the ability to avail themselves of charity care, but the law does not reach them,” said Jones.

The House is set to vote on repeal of the Affordable Care Act in mid-July.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: obamacaretax
Who pays for it?
1 posted on 06/28/2012 2:35:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

we do, that is the taxpayers that actually pay tax


2 posted on 06/28/2012 2:38:17 PM PDT by martinidon
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3 posted on 06/28/2012 2:39:44 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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SCOTUS Decision To Benefit 3 Million Undocumented Uninsured Angelenos
CeeBasS) ^ | June 28, 2012 2:09 PM | John Brooks
4 posted on 06/28/2012 2:41:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hospitals around the country best be hiring some more security guards because I guarantee there are going to be a lot of illegals headed to the hospital over the next few days. They think this is in effect now. And they way the politicians and pundits are spinning it, I don’t blame them.


5 posted on 06/28/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: BenLurkin
Who pays for it?

Got a mirror?

6 posted on 06/28/2012 2:42:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
More accurately...

SCOTUS Decision To Benefit 3 Million Undocumented Uninsured Angeleno Mexican Citizens

CeeBasS) ^ | June 28, 2012 2:09 PM | John Brooks
7 posted on 06/28/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: BenLurkin

Not surprising coming from California. They are parasites sucking
Everything up around them.


8 posted on 06/28/2012 2:44:17 PM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: BenLurkin

Not surprising coming from California. They are parasites sucking
Everything up around them.


9 posted on 06/28/2012 2:44:20 PM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, “millions benefit” - at the expense of ALL taxpayers.


10 posted on 06/28/2012 2:44:20 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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“I think it’s great,” she said. “I’m for Obama, I’m for his health care program, let’s help our people, our working people.”

How many of our working people did she “help” before she got sick?


11 posted on 06/28/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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Yup,and close to 1,000 of them will be in this country legally.


12 posted on 06/28/2012 2:51:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: DoughtyOne

Of course, we who DO pay for our insurance are the ones who are paying for those who don’t. Our Mexican mayor is very happy about that. The hospitals must give them free service even if they don’t pay anything.


13 posted on 06/28/2012 3:12:11 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Of course, we who DO pay for our insurance are the ones who are paying for those who don’t. Our Mexican mayor is very happy about that. The hospitals must give them free service even if they don’t pay anything.


14 posted on 06/28/2012 3:12:42 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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They need free food too! What good is free medical care without free food? Also, they need free housing! /sarc


15 posted on 06/28/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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It’s actually a little worse than that.

State and Federal tax dollars go to pay for the goods and services that illegal aliens get.

They just don’t pay enough..

1. hospitals take it in the shorts
2. taxpayers take it in the shorts
3. other patients take it in the shorts, paying more to cover the rest of the illegal’s bills
4. insurance companies pay higher rates
5. physicians and health care providers cut costs and services to the bone to save
6. citizen patients who can pay still get inferior service
7. the government causes a reduction in hands on care, and longer lines for citizens to access medical care

There’s more...


16 posted on 06/28/2012 3:23:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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Our Mexican L.A. Mayor, Villaragosa is very happy that we who pay for our insurance are actually also paying for those who don’t.
Those would be the “undocumented.”


17 posted on 06/28/2012 3:27:52 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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Our L.A. Mayor, Villaragosa is very happy that we who pay for our insurance are actually also paying for those who don’t.


18 posted on 06/28/2012 3:33:01 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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They are admitting that ALL were able to get health care through the country hospitals. I had an argument with my Communist cousin where I pointed out to him that ALL can get healthcare in county hospitals. His response? But they have to wait so long........so it's a matter of waiting for the already free health care they get???? Roberts should rot in He**.
19 posted on 06/28/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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Doughty One, I know exactly what you are saying. We have been paying for these people for years and years.
No relief in sight for us. They get free food, (Cal Fresh),
and whatever they need, housing, medical care, name it, they get it free.
We, the Americans pay.


20 posted on 06/28/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was under the mistaken impression that I needed to acquire health insurance, so if I required medical treatment, I could just present my BCBS of CA card as proof of my policy in the name of “Joe White.” Now, I can just present myself to the intake receptionist as “Jose Blanco” and that will be all I need now.


21 posted on 06/28/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by CreviceTool ( Obama is standing above the country above - above the world, he is sort of a God = Evan Thomas)
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I was under the mistaken impression that I needed to acquire health insurance, so if I required medical treatment, I could just present my BCBS of CA card as proof of my policy in the name of “Joe White.” Now, I can just present myself to the intake receptionist as “Jose Blanco” and that will be all I need now.


22 posted on 06/28/2012 3:56:57 PM PDT by CreviceTool ( Obama is standing above the country above - above the world, he is sort of a God = Evan Thomas)
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I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This Cali, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it. Southern California, Los Angeles particularly, is a pox, a cancer on the body politic, as bad as Chicago or Detroit.
23 posted on 06/28/2012 5:04:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (*Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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