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Magic Johnson: ‘ObamaCare is working’
The Hill ^ | 3/25/13 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 03/25/2013 12:10:28 PM PDT by Nachum

Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson spoke out on behalf of President Obama’s healthcare law on Monday. “ObamaCare is working. I talk to a lot of CEOs of hospitals. It is working,” he said on MSNBC. Johnson was speaking on "NOW with Alex Wagner" about the NCAA basketball tournament, but he veered into politics at the end of the segment, lauding conservative Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) decision to accept the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. II’m glad that Gov. Scott down in Florida accepted ObamaCare because it will work,” he said.

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No it's not
1 posted on 03/25/2013 12:10:28 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/25/2013 12:10:55 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"“ObamaCare is working. I talk to a lot of CEOs of hospitals. It is working,” "

Name one...

3 posted on 03/25/2013 12:12:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Nachum

I do not know one single person who is covered now that was not covered before. I do know of many people who are paying a lot more for the same coverage because of this law.
So, I guess it is working to take more money out of peoples pockets and give it to the big companies.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Nachum

Psst, “Magic.” It hasn’t fully kicked in yet.

You may want to stick to the other dribbling you were noted for.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:19 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Nachum

Whenever I find myself pondering life’s really big questions, I find myself - sooner or later - asking the same thing: “what would Magic Johnson have to say about this?”


6 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Nachum
I'm sure somebody's making money, and I'm sure those somebodies paid a lot of money to lobbyists to make sure ObamaCare continued to indemnify their market position against the risk of free-market competition.

But at the end of the day, Magic, I'm pretty sure the people who are winning big are not the ones you think. :)

7 posted on 03/25/2013 12:13:36 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Nachum

Well Johnson, then you pay for it, you stupid SOB.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 12:14:12 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Nachum

Oh sure it is if you mean higher costs for anything medical you pyle. Then again Magic will never have to worry about Obamadeathcare will he!


9 posted on 03/25/2013 12:14:16 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Yeah—I’ll take the word of a basketball player, as they are renowned as very scholarly folks/sarc


10 posted on 03/25/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Nachum

Sheesh. I guarantee that if Obamacare had been in place when Johnson first contracted AIDS.....

He’d have been dead, dead, dead long before now.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Nachum

Has Dennis Rodman weighed in?


12 posted on 03/25/2013 12:15:40 PM PDT by mylife (The ASoory BrotherRoar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum
Here is how Magic Johnson lives. Take a gander at his house and ask yourself if HE ever has to wait in line for a doctor or if he ever worries about paying a premium.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Source: http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/magic-johnsons-house/view/?service=1

13 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

The sad thing about AIDS is that in the latter stages, you get dementia.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Nachum

It was the same way in the USSR - the current “five year plan” was always “working”. To say otherwise was, shall we say, inadvisable. This is the basic principle at work here. It’s not working because it’s well - working. It’s working because it’s what we’re told to think.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 12:16:47 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Nachum
Magic Johnson: ‘ObamaCare is working’

It's crippling the private insurance industry, doctors are quitting, employees are having their hours reduced.

Yes, it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.

16 posted on 03/25/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Nachum

Whenever I want thorough analysis of a complex medical care issue, I turn to Magic Johnson.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Nachum

18 posted on 03/25/2013 12:19:51 PM PDT by mylife (The ASoory BrotherRoar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Every once in a very long time, Dennis makes a little sense.

As for foreign diplomacy, Dennis ranks up there with Kerry!

19 posted on 03/25/2013 12:20:00 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum

How many women did he give AIDS to?


20 posted on 03/25/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Nachum

Magic, shmagic...The only thing magical about Earvin Johnson is that he’s not dead yet.


21 posted on 03/25/2013 12:22:50 PM PDT by RedBallJet
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To: oldenuff2no

In 2009, we paid $5100 for a HSA, ($5000 deductible). Now, it is $12,200 for the same policy.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 12:23:04 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Nachum
www.theirnetworth.com/Athletes/Magic_Johnson

Magic Johnson 's Net Worth is about. $770 Million.

23 posted on 03/25/2013 12:23:21 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Yep, I’d have to agree with him.
It is “working” and doing exactly what it was intended to do.


24 posted on 03/25/2013 12:24:14 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

Silly homo.

First of all, it’s not helping hospitals, they are merging, and there will be failures in the very near future.

Second, if “Magic” was on Obamacare, he wouldn’t be beating the HIV virus.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 12:25:05 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: lonestar

I question anyone that was boofing Madonna.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 12:25:42 PM PDT by mylife (The ASoory BrotherRoar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum

Guess AIDS has impact his brain - or maybe not. He was probably always a jerk.

What do you expect from somebody who plays Idiot Ballet on a basketball court for a living?


27 posted on 03/25/2013 12:28:47 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Nachum

If he is implying that Obamacare is doing a good job of collecting taxes, he is correct.

If he is trying to imply that anyone has received medical care as a result of Obamacare, he is deeply incorrect.


28 posted on 03/25/2013 12:29:21 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Nachum
I'm a retiree of one of the world's most famous hospitals (hint;it's in Boston) and still have good friends there in management.To a man/woman they tell me it's NOT working and that as the process gets farther along they expect things to get much worse.

Earvin Johnson is a semi-literate basketball player.The top people in hospital management that *I* know are very literate indeed.And they know something about the health care biz.

29 posted on 03/25/2013 12:29:59 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Nachum

Yeh....it’s majic, man


30 posted on 03/25/2013 12:30:45 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Magic finds the cure for AIDS on South Park:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xphtay_south-park-they-found-a-cure-for-aids_fun#.UVClaBx4w_g


31 posted on 03/25/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: carriage_hill
How many women did he give AIDS to?

Aren't we jumping to conclusions here? Women??

32 posted on 03/25/2013 12:32:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Nachum
Sarah Palin dons 'red Chick-fil-A shirt' at Phoenix Suns game
33 posted on 03/25/2013 12:32:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: Nachum

When Johnson takes it up the a$$ again and gets another dose of AIDS, I hope he has to show up at the free clinic with his Owebamacare card.

“Sorry dumbass, GRIDS cases go to the back of the line. Call back in about 5 years...sucks to be you.”


34 posted on 03/25/2013 12:33:10 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looks like Magic needs his wealth redistributed. Maybe he should be allowed to keep 25%.


35 posted on 03/25/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Nachum
I talk to a lot of CEOs of hospitals.

I think he's lying.

36 posted on 03/25/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Lazamataz

I thought that was Syphilis....


37 posted on 03/25/2013 12:41:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Nachum
What is it doing exactly?
38 posted on 03/25/2013 12:41:45 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

I agree.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Really? I hadn’t heard that one. Doesn’t surprise me at all.


40 posted on 03/25/2013 12:42:48 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sheesh. I guarantee that if Obamacare had been in place when Johnson first contracted AIDS.....

He’d have been dead, dead, dead long before now.

I tend to disagree because he would probably have been on the Lakers' organization's "Cadillac" plan or would have had more than adequate funds to be on his own plan or pay out of pocket for his own care.

So ObamaCare, as for most very wealthy individuals, likely wouldn't have had a serious negative impact.

41 posted on 03/25/2013 12:44:23 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Nachum
I talk to a lot of CEOs of hospitals.

Names, Magic. (I'm doubting this moron talks to "a lot of CEOs of hospitals".)

42 posted on 03/25/2013 12:46:06 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS_dementia_complex

I can’t get to AZ to see you or slippy but if you came to TX Cowboy Memorial Shoot, we could hang.


43 posted on 03/25/2013 12:47:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Nachum

Hey Magic..Get a new story. It is not working

in Real ville!


44 posted on 03/25/2013 12:48:39 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: justiceseeker93

I was thinking along the lines of how Obamacare is driving good competent doctors away.

Even if you can afford it - Obamacare is negatively affecting ALL aspects of healthcare.


45 posted on 03/25/2013 12:50:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Nachum

http://www.aso.com/listings/spec/ViewAd.aspx?id=139571

Magic Johnson talks to a lot of CEO’s from his Gulfstream III N32MJ.

It’s for sale now, time to upgrade to at least a 450.


46 posted on 03/25/2013 12:50:48 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum

If Soetorocare works, it WILL be magic.


47 posted on 03/25/2013 12:51:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Nachum

HIV meds are screwing with yer brain and filling it with delusional caricatures as you desperately look for relevancy through your savior, Back Hussein Obama....


48 posted on 03/25/2013 12:51:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Responsibility2nd; All
I was thinking along the lines of how Obamacare is driving good competent doctors away.

Good point. You're right. And had Obamacare, had it been around then, could also have had a negative impact on the development of the anti-AIDS drugs that have kept "Magic" alive all these years!

49 posted on 03/25/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Nachum

I’m really happy to know that Obamacare is making more money for hospitals. /sarc


50 posted on 03/25/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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