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2014-05-09 07:50:55 PM
Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?
 
2014-05-09 07:53:58 PM
By cheap health care they mean over the counter vicodin
 
2014-05-09 07:56:21 PM

SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?


No, it's true, just has nothing to do with Obamacare:

"Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales. The Affordable Care Act won't change that, experts said."

"A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily."
 
2014-05-09 07:59:21 PM
Well then,  it's about time we seriously consider the Republican plan...

...and what was that,again?
 
2014-05-09 08:19:20 PM
Breitbart  probably learned about this himself on his trips south of the border for his "medicine".

/by which I mean he was a cokehead
 
2014-05-09 08:32:51 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well then,  it's about time we seriously consider the Republican plan...

...and what was that,again?


I thought it was ObamaCare.
 
2014-05-09 08:41:34 PM

nmrsnr: SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?

No, it's true, just has nothing to do with Obamacare:

"Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales. The Affordable Care Act won't change that, experts said."

"A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily."


That's the smoking gun. Hard, cold evidence of a specific situation that Obamacare hasn't improved yet.  Thanks Fartbongo.
 
2014-05-09 08:59:16 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well then,  it's about time we seriously consider the Republican plan...

...and what was that,again?


Dieing young.
 
2014-05-09 09:27:58 PM

mrshowrules: nmrsnr: SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?

No, it's true, just has nothing to do with Obamacare:

"Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales. The Affordable Care Act won't change that, experts said."

"A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily."

That's the smoking gun. Hard, cold evidence of a specific situation that Obamacare hasn't improved yet.  Thanks Fartbongo.


Obviously he should be be impeached, that lousy Kenyan dictator.
 
2014-05-09 09:29:12 PM

SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?


It's sourced from a USA Today article.  It's still the absurdity of Bretibart.com being "concerned" that not enough Mexican immigrants are buying ACA plans.
 
2014-05-09 09:30:57 PM

SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?


Here ya go. Non-Deadbart link.
 
2014-05-09 09:37:30 PM

Sgt Otter: SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?

It's sourced from a USA Today article.  It's still the absurdity of Bretibart.com being "concerned" that not enough Mexican immigrants are buying ACA plans.


You can imagine the desperation around whatever counts for a boardroom table at Breibart.

"What do we got on Obamacare folks?"

"we have a lady who says her doctor won't treat her anymore because of Obama, the details are sketchy, she might be related to Gohmert"

"What else?"

"A woman thinks the ACA website gave her cat feline aids."

"Do we have photos? No?  What else?"

"Mexicans still going to see their doctors in Mexico.

"Let's roll"
 
2014-05-09 09:47:09 PM
i believe medical tourism has been going on for quite some time, concernmitter.
 
2014-05-09 10:16:48 PM
Well that's it, I'm not voting for that jerk ever again
 
2014-05-09 10:42:20 PM
I signed up for Obamacare because I'm in a period where I don't have corporate healthcare. So the list of healthcare providers on my plan aren't accepting new patients for the next three months, so I have to pay for healthcare that I can't use or else pay some fine or tax or whatever. I'll have healthcare from my company in a month anyway but I can see how some people might be pissed off at how this is all handled.
 
2014-05-09 11:08:08 PM
Uh, what? How is this new? How is this even bad? Mexican immigrants are seeking care in Mexico instead of using scarce resources here, lowering the prices for nonimmigrants. How is this at all bad?
 
2014-05-09 11:09:10 PM

Mugato: I signed up for Obamacare because I'm in a period where I don't have corporate healthcare. So the list of healthcare providers on my plan aren't accepting new patients for the next three months, so I have to pay for healthcare that I can't use or else pay some fine or tax or whatever. I'll have healthcare from my company in a month anyway but I can see how some people might be pissed off at how this is all handled.


That has nothing to do with Obamacare.
 
2014-05-09 11:11:43 PM

FlashHarry: i believe medical tourism has been going on for quite some time, concernmitter.


captainktainer: Uh, what? How is this new? How is this even bad? Mexican immigrants are seeking care in Mexico instead of using scarce resources here, lowering the prices for nonimmigrants. How is this at all bad?


Thread over.  Please turn out the light on the way out.
 
2014-05-09 11:12:18 PM
Wait until they find out that there are a lot of Americans going to Mexico for dental care, and there are even some US based plans covering care in Mexico because the costs are so much more reasonable.
 
2014-05-09 11:17:11 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-09 11:18:47 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well then,  it's about time we seriously consider the Republican plan...

...and what was that,again?


Give us all green cards to Mexico or Canada so we can go back to our "home countries" for cheap healthcare?
 
2014-05-09 11:24:25 PM

buzzcut73: Wait until they find out that there are a lot of Americans going to Mexico for dental care, and there are even some US based plans covering care in Mexico because the costs are so much more reasonable.


Yep I knew lots of people who went to Mexico for all sorts of treatments. It was usually much cheaper than in America even if you had insurance most of the time. I had my friend bring me back some antibiotics once because I had an infection and it was cheaper for her to get them in Mexico than for myself to fill the prescription here.
 
2014-05-09 11:25:53 PM
I know plenty of people who've been doing that for years. I know a doctor who makes regular trips to Mexico, and always comes back with tons of antibiotics and other stuff. Stuff is cheap down there. Cigarettes are a great deal down there as well, less than half the price.
 
2014-05-09 11:26:23 PM

Aarontology: By cheap health care they mean over the counter vicodin


It's not cheap. It's $9 per pill. But the Amex points gained help offset the cost.

/own time share in Rocky Point. neighbors told me. about this hangover cure.
 
2014-05-09 11:28:19 PM
It was also common to go to Canada back in the day. I went there in the 90's to get an opinion on Lasik becuase it was much cheaper there than here. Couldn't get the surgery but i did get some Cubans.
 
2014-05-09 11:28:51 PM

nmrsnr: Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales


This also applies to american citizens. I've know quite a few muricans that went to meh-hee-co to get cheap medical care.
 
2014-05-09 11:30:36 PM
To be fair, the only reason Republicans really want to go to Mexico is to pick up adolescent prostitutes, because Republicans like sexually abusing children, and they have an easier time getting away with it in Mexico.

The above statement has just as much veracity as anything ever posted on Breitbart. And anyone who believes anything posted on Breitbart is probably a child molester, just like Andrew Breitbart.
 
2014-05-09 11:43:05 PM
And what was the rate a year before that? And 5 years before that? What is the real world impact here?
 
2014-05-09 11:43:41 PM
HMS_Blinkin: Give us all green cards to Mexico or Canada so we can go back to our "home countries" for cheap healthcare?

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-09 11:44:36 PM

cubic_spleen: To be fair, the only reason Republicans really want to go to Mexico is to pick up adolescent prostitutes, because Republicans like sexually abusing children, and they have an easier time getting away with it in Mexico.

The above statement has just as much veracity as anything ever posted on Breitbart. And anyone who believes anything posted on Breitbart is probably a child molester, just like Andrew Breitbart.


Your logic tied me up and raped me.
 
2014-05-09 11:47:14 PM
I grew up in Southern California. This is absolutely nothing new; it's been going on as long as I've been on this Earth. I'm starting to think Republicans believe the world was created as-is on January 20th, 2009.
 
2014-05-09 11:52:55 PM
It's the 6th inning, let's see how long it takes for the Dodgers fans to leave for their South of the border doctors appointments.
 
2014-05-09 11:56:59 PM
So Mexican citizens living and working in the US near the border go to Mexico where they have public healthcare instead of paying out of pocket to go to the doctor in the US?

And this is somehow an indictment of Obamacare?
 
2014-05-09 11:59:26 PM

buzzcut73: Wait until they find out that there are a lot of Americans going to Mexico for dental care, and there are even some US based plans covering care in Mexico because the costs are so much more reasonable.


What health care reform in this country has yet to properly address, is the completely farking retarded concept that dental insurance should be separate from all other medical care.
 
2014-05-10 12:07:20 AM
Super-concerned Republican media outlet asking people who travel across borders if they have Obamacare (even though it's not possible to "have Obamacare").

Yep, that's believable. I'd run with it.
 
2014-05-10 12:12:02 AM
FTA: "A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily. "

Obamacare (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) was signed into law by Fartbongo on March 23, 2010.

Your blog sucks!
 
2014-05-10 12:17:00 AM
Republican here (logical kind, not the Jesusy kind, one of the few left):

I'm totally ok with this.
 
2014-05-10 12:19:21 AM

Triple Oak: Super-concerned Republican media outlet asking people who travel across borders if they have Obamacare (even though it's not possible to "have Obamacare").

Yep, that's believable. I'd run with it.


The commercials for the GOP primary have taken the odd strategy of the candidates trying to out-derp each other IN OREGON. My favorite bit is "My opponent supports government approved healthcare" line, in a sinister sounding voice that sneers out "government approved."

I guess that means I shouldn't get in my truck with its NHTSA "government approved" safety features to pick up some USDA "government approved" e. Coil free hamburgers.
 
2014-05-10 12:27:28 AM

Sgt Otter: SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?

It's sourced from a USA Today article.  It's still the absurdity of Bretibart.com being "concerned" that not enough Mexican immigrants are buying ACA plans.


It's a valid concern. Dragooning the young and healthy -- which immigrants tend to be -- into Obamacare is how they planned to offset costs from the older and sicker. Not that Democrats really care about balancing the books; if they have to spend many unexpected billions more than planned, that'll be hunky dory with them. Deficits don't matter except when Republicans are President.
 
2014-05-10 12:34:11 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Mugato: I signed up for Obamacare because I'm in a period where I don't have corporate healthcare. So the list of healthcare providers on my plan aren't accepting new patients for the next three months, so I have to pay for healthcare that I can't use or else pay some fine or tax or whatever. I'll have healthcare from my company in a month anyway but I can see how some people might be pissed off at how this is all handled.

That has nothing to do with Obamacare.


Don't be naive.  It's a direct result of Obamacare.  See, people who didn't have insurance now have insurance.  They are now going to doctors to have all those chronic problems checked, or to get physicals and baselines.  Before insurance they had to ignore them and hope to not die/need an ER.  Since there are so many people now in need and able to go to doctors, they are calling, making appointments.  The doctors are likely very busy, swamped with all these new customers.  So they do like any other business does when their business booms - they refuse new customers until they get a handle on things.  Since, ya know, healthcare is like any other capitalist business.  And here comes Taftcare, which is making those doctors see these new patients.  It would have been so much better had these people not gotten insurance.  Then only deserving ones could go to PCPs, ob-gyns, GIs, dermatologists, etc.

/was that derpy enough?
//someone, somewhere, believes that
 
2014-05-10 12:40:55 AM

jjorsett: It's a valid concern. Dragooning the young and healthy -- which immigrants tend to be -- into Obamacare is how they planned to offset costs from the older and sicker.


Except that the non-Breitbart article talks about older immigrants but don't let that get in the way of your derp.
 
2014-05-10 12:41:08 AM

nmrsnr: SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?

No, it's true, just has nothing to do with Obamacare:

"Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales. The Affordable Care Act won't change that, experts said."

"A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily."


This is obviously concern trolling, like republicans give a rat's arse about Mexican immigrants anyway.  They only thing most republicans I personally know want for them is a one-way trip back to Mexico.  If this is all they have to use against Obamacare at this point, they might as well pack that shiat up now, because they're done.
 
2014-05-10 12:47:31 AM
One 2009 study by Wallace found that nearly half a million Mexican immigrants living in California receive medical, dental or prescription services every year south of the border.

So let's see.

A study done FOUR YEARS before ACA went into effect found that 500,000 Mexican immigrants (legal? illegal? doesn't say) living near the border received some type of medical services in Mexico annually.

Here's what it doesn't say.

How many American citizens (not Mexican immigrants) living near the border receive some type of medical services in Mexico annually? Why do they go to Mexico as opposed to getting services in the US? Because their doctors are there and they'd rather stay with their old doctor than go through the hassle of finding a new one? Because prescriptions are notoriously cheaper in Mexico than in the US? Because a lot of 1st generation immigrants still have prejudices about going to doctors and prefer to see pharmacists for their routine ailments and only go to doctors for "emergencies"?

Here's also what it doesn't say: Why is this bad? If they're getting care, are satisfied with the quality, and are not stressing US healthcare facilities or insurance, why does anybody care?
 
2014-05-10 12:47:38 AM

jjorsett: Deficits don't matter except when Republicans are President.


Talk about projection.

And hasn't this been going on long before Obamacare? What am I missing exactly?
 
2014-05-10 12:50:36 AM

SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?


meh

$15 doctor visit and she might prescribe you good drugs that you might not get back home?
meh

totally believable
but seeing the dr is a TINY part of healthcare.
I wonder where she will go when she gets cancer?
Right, with her insurance.
 
2014-05-10 12:54:32 AM

mrshowrules: nmrsnr: SilentStrider: Is there a reliable source for this? Or just Breitbart?

No, it's true, just has nothing to do with Obamacare:

"Mexican immigrants living in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have long sought health care in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales. The Affordable Care Act won't change that, experts said."

"A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily."

That's the smoking gun. Hard, cold evidence of a specific situation that Obamacare hasn't improved yet.  Thanks Fartbongo.


I'm confused a little though, when did Republicans start caring about anyone who isn't as white as the driven snow?
 
2014-05-10 12:55:02 AM

Mantour: FTA: "A 2009 study found that half a million Mexican immigrants living in California get their medical care in Mexico because their green cards allow them to travel back and forth across the border easily. "

Obamacare (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) was signed into law by Fartbongo on March 23, 2010.

Your blog sucks!


i301.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-10 12:56:02 AM

Mentat: Lionel Mandrake: Well then,  it's about time we seriously consider the Republican plan...

...and what was that,again?

I thought it was ObamaCare.


I have been collecting SOME of the many complaints about Obamacare.

The GOP Plan
The GOP has not officially released their health care plan, but we have been able to figure out some of the details by listening to their complaints about Obamacare.

1) Your rates can never go up.  You will pay the same or less than what you are currently paying.
2) You never have to change doctors, in fact, doctors will be required to take you as a patient.
3) You can never be dropped or denied for pre-existing conditions.
4) Birth control is covered for free.
5) All doctors will be in all networks
6) The government website with details about this plan will be available 24 x 7 x 365. It will work flawlessly on day one and never be slow, no matter how many people try to use it at one time.
7) Insurance companies will be banned from ever dropping a plan.
8) Only 8 million people signed up for Obamacare, the GOP plan would have many many more people covered.
9) Some number of people lost their coverage, that will be undone with GOPcare. They will get their old plans back, at the same premium.
10) All medicines will be covered, no matter what the cost.

No seriously.
We have been told, over and over, that these are the TERRIBLE things about Obamacare.
And the GOP keeps telling us that they will repeal Obamacare and replace it with something better.
Right?

/left me know here or in email any major GOP PLAN features that I might have left out.
 
2014-05-10 12:58:33 AM

Mugato: I signed up for Obamacare because I'm in a period where I don't have corporate healthcare. So the list of healthcare providers on my plan aren't accepting new patients for the next three months, so I have to pay for healthcare that I can't use or else pay some fine or tax or whatever. I'll have healthcare from my company in a month anyway but I can see how some people might be pissed off at how this is all handled.


trivial to solve
cant get a visit? go to the ER
TADA
insurance company has to pay ...
you are sick and dying right?

LOL
farking nightmare
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
does this mean that my cunning plan to change doctors might backfire?
better check the new one before firing the old one
 
2014-05-10 01:01:20 AM
Yes, because Californians going across the border for healthcare totally wasn't a thing until the ACA went into effect, right? F*ck these right wing propagandists. They're the same ones that claim Canadians love coming to the US for healthcare and would totally switch their system for ours if they could. Farking retarded.
 
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