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Beethoven9th
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February 23rd, 2014 at 6:25:09 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Maybe it's someone else? ; )


Wow, somebody remembers a sig from several months ago. Talk about obsession...lol
Fighting BS one post at a time!
RonC
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February 24th, 2014 at 7:02:53 AM permalink
If this already happens with insurance, how much worse will it get with Obamacare and worse insurance (less choices, less doctors, etc.)?

"The study, published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery, found that uninsured patients with severe injuries – the kind commonly associated with car crashes, serious falls and gunshots – were significantly more likely than insured patients to be transferred out of hospitals not specializing in trauma care."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/19/uninsured-trauma-treatment/5614227/
RonC
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March 4th, 2014 at 6:25:26 AM permalink
Say it isn't so...another possibly illegal change to a ill-conceived law just to try to keep low-information voters in the dark long enough for them to vote Dem one more time...

"As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements.

Prolonging the “keep your plan” fix will avoid another wave of health policy cancellations otherwise expected this fall.

The cancellations would have created a firestorm for Democratic candidates in the last, crucial weeks before Election Day.'

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/199784-new-obamacare-delay-to-help-midterm-dems#ixzz2v0JGO4EC
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chickenman
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March 4th, 2014 at 6:59:32 AM permalink
The unbelievable is now commonplace and even completely predictable... geez
LarryS
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March 6th, 2014 at 3:20:58 PM permalink
obamacare is ending up being a great proposition for big business.

Before obamacare big business felt obligated to get into providing healthcare so that employees and family could get coverage.

Now with obamacare, the company can tell their employees to go get their own. Look at Walgreens. They totally drop healthcare. They give the employee a small stipend to help pay ofr healthcare....and they are sent off to get what they can from the obamacare options on their own.

This is great for stockholders. Companies can save a ton of money this way.

yes the employee has to pay more for healthcare...but now they cant be denied healthcare...so the company doesnt have to get involved and provide "group coverage". This is a huge windfall for big companies.

So while republicans were viewed as being "for big business"....and the dems/obama was "for the workingman".........it hasnt really turned out that way.

Granted the walgreens decision only involves 160,000 people who have to get their own insurance now.....maybe new doctors.........but other companies are following.

Down the road, the idea of getting health insurance through your employer as a "benefit" will be a faint memory.
RonC
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March 6th, 2014 at 4:22:54 PM permalink
"A pair of surveys released on Thursday suggest that just one in 10 uninsured people who qualify for private health plans through the new marketplace have signed up for one — and that about half of uninsured adults has looked for information on the online exchanges or plans to look."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/health-insurance-marketplaces-signing-up-few-uninsured-americans-surveys-say/2014/03/06/cdae3152-a54d-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_print.html

Obamacare results continue to underwhelm even liberal-leaning media like the Post.
EvenBob
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March 6th, 2014 at 4:28:28 PM permalink
That's because uninsured people are young, or cheap,
or like the current system of visiting the emergency
room. Most uninsured folks aren't crying themselves
to sleep every night over healthcare, as the Obama-ite's
want us to believe.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
LarryS
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March 6th, 2014 at 5:05:49 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

That's because uninsured people are young, or cheap,
or like the current system of visiting the emergency
room. Most uninsured folks aren't crying themselves
to sleep every night over healthcare, as the Obama-ite's
want us to believe.



NOW in ca there are adverts all over tv, with somme very young black adult, talking into the camers....close up....to the viewers(more likely to his demgraphic)
about how they need to sign up for healthcare now that is "afordable", You know what...even to the poorest people on welfare a jsr of caviar is "affordable",,, but if people dont need caviarm dont want caviar,.....then they wont buy caviar.

people who dont want or feel they dont need health insurance ....wont buy
s2dbaker
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March 6th, 2014 at 8:19:55 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

The question is when do the so-called 1% go on strike.

Still waiting for them to go Galt. Funny how they never do.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
24Bingo
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March 6th, 2014 at 8:32:10 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Do gr8player and tournamentking read this thread?



I do, occasionally.
The trick to poker is learning not to beat yourself up for your mistakes too much, and certainly not too little, but just the right amount.

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