What I'm seeing in reports is that working-spouse exclusions are on the rise where they have other insurance available through their employer. Nobody appears to be just cutting off spouses altogether even if they can't get other insurance.
Originally Posted by BigTom
The funny thing about polls is how questions are worded. When people were asked "Do you support the proposed health care reform", most said no, but when they were asked about the key provisions they were in fact in favor of most of them. (The most-opposed one was the individual mandate, but without that, you don't get the rest.) The general up/down trend has been a roughly even split since the law was signed.
Repeated polls taken before Obamacare was voted on showed a majority of Americans didn't want Obamacare, but we got it rammed down our throats anyway.
Are you referencing this survey?
Medical proffessionals are leaving the medical field in droves citing Obamacare as the reason.
Housing prices started dropping like a rock long before Obama was elected, and the people who aren't underwater can refinance (the only reason we haven't is because we are, with a non-Freddie/Fannie loan -- and that does piss me off). Ditto gas prices rising (they've always risen over the long term, generally at about the rate of inflation so the real increase is nil compared to others costs of living), and the President has basically zero influence over that anyway. Food prices track with fuel prices. The stock market just hit a record high today, which is basically what retirement/investment accounts track.
Your houses are worth way less, and unless you're way behind or under water it's almost impossible to refinance at the lower rates, many of you are facing major pay cuts, food costs are way up, fuel costs care way up, your retirement and investment savings are way down
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams