TIME: What Obama's re-election means for health care
November 9th, 2012
07:37 AM ET
6 years ago

TIME: What Obama's re-election means for health care

(TIME.com) - Liberals feared that a Mitt Romney presidency could mean the end of the most significant piece of social legislation in half a century.

Conservatives feared a second Obama term would allow implementation of another massive entitlement program.


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  1. JD

    To be perfectly honest I'm glad something was done and changed in regards to healthcare because so many people were demanding a change prior to Obama taking office and he actually did something about it. You may not like it but he made a change that no one else was making.

    November 9, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Joe- I too pay for Medicare. $210 for a supplement, $96 for part D, and still have to pay over $250 a month while in the donut hole. And more and more Doctors are announcing they will not accept Medicare patients. The promise was that cost of medical care would go down...but EVERYTHING is going up, some like drugs are skyrocketing.

    November 9, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    What Obama's re-election means to health care is that we're going to have health care. Period.

    November 9, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. Ray E. (Georgia)

    It means a lot of people will get big government benifits and a step closer to a return to the 1930's. Take a good look. Over 16 Trillion in Debt, 49 Million on Food Stamps, 23 Million struggling for a job, now effectively killed for a decade or more. But hey man, we have our benifits! Will we go over the Fiscal Cliff? How much longer do you think this Red Ink Express will last? Is your future secure??

    November 9, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  5. Ray

    Healthcare premiums have already risen $3000 and the Campaigner and Chief said it was to fallen by $2500 by now. How about that $5500 swing. The country thinks it a good idea and we are stuck with it. Those that don't have insurance now should love it but the rest of us who have skin the game its going to suck. At our company we pay part of the premiums for employees now but that is going to stop soon.

    November 9, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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