Matt Kibbe, who supports defunding Obamacare, and Neera Tanden, who supports the law, join hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter to discuss the controversial healthcare reform law in the center of the shutdown debate.
Without Obamacare, I WILL DIE! Do you people realize your trying to defund the government because you wont be able to let people die for being poor with pre-existing conditions. No matter how you look at, thats what it is. Its either "Let poor people die, or we are going to shut down the government"
by Uninsureddiabetic9/20/2013 10:45:32 PM
I say get rid of Obamacare since it's unconstitutional and shutdown the government. Let's go with State run government (which we pretty much do already) and let us the people vote on the major issues.
Why pay billions of dollars to these idiots (both Democrats and Republicans) to do nothing for this country. The only thing federal government does is push their own personal agenda's and don't do it for us the Americans.
We can vote on this stuff ourselves for free and save tons of money by not paying them to do absoultely nothing for this country. Plus we would save so much money on our personal paychecks because we won't have to pay federal taxes to have the federal government do absoultely nothing.
We need to take our country back and run federal politics out of this country. It is nothing but a popularity contest anymore and to so who can screw over who. The Federal Government does not care about the American people at all, all they are doing is what is best for them and will fill their pockets.
It's time to quick making this country a business and realize these are OUR LIVES this government is screwing over. It's time for us to do the same to them.
So many useless ideologues in Congress; I suggest that they should be shut down first and not paid before anything hits the American people.
by Elmer Fusterpuck9/20/2013 10:46:55 PM
Ok, so my husband has insurance thru his work. He pays $240.00 a month. His deductable is $1500 a year. However, he doesn't have the money now to pay anything extra that he may need. Like bloodwork, xrays, etc. So he did the right thing. But can't use it. I'll pass. I'll be 63 in Feb. I'll wait till I'm 65.
by firstname.lastname@example.org/20/2013 10:47:05 PM
Healthcare should be free. Putin was right, we need to quit thinking we are so special.
by Shane!9/20/2013 10:47:09 PM
@CrossfireCNN Why does not USA just go for free healthcare and join the rest of the western world? to many politicians are corporate guys..
My sister's insurance just notified her yesterday her monthly rate is increasing 200+ a month; how is this decreasing premiums? Her cost for coverage is now over 500/month; she is divorced; raising a child with a disability and one in high school! Give me a break!!!!
Because we are not a marxist-based country Timepoint
by Alvin9/20/2013 10:48:07 PM
My doctor recently told me that if I cannot get health insurance soon I will die within the next two years from the uncontrolled complications of my illnesses. This inst about money people, this isnt about inconvenience. THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLES LIVES!!
I am sick and tired of hearing "the Ameriican people" do not support Obamacare. I am an "American people" and I DO support it and I want it to live and expand! It is a law, the Republicans are ludicrous! It does not contravene the principles on which this country is founded anymore than public education or compulsory auto insurance. This country is becoming a laughing stock for its rampant disregard for the majority of its people and its rampaging and rapacious regard for the 1%. Wake up, people, you have been had by the 1% and its minions.
by alix9/20/2013 10:49:20 PM
Hey Neena Americans are speaking, You must be drinking the left wing Kool Aid!
The ObamaCare is a law that violates our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. And it will be on both Democrats and the Republicans for even allowing this. For allowing a bill to pass through with out reading it...Pelousi exact words..."Pass and then you will know what is in it...Illegal.
by Julie Lendermanvia twitter9/20/2013 10:52:19 PM
Will one of you ANTI-Obamacare people please tell me how I'm supposed to live if its shut down? When my organs are already starting to shut down because I can't afford to properly take care of my health condition. Without Obamacare I will never get health insurance. So, are you REALLY telling me to DIE?
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