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23 hours ago.
by Dirtman
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July 6 Healthcare Editorial

The July 6, 2012 editorial on Healthcare is breathtaking in its lack of informed opinion. I would think that the editor of the Chronicle would make some effort to read the news before providing opinions. The questions listed are easily answered: In essence, the cost of medicaid expansion is paid for by a tax on high income earners and on luxury healthcare plans. The cost for accepting pre-existing conditions is mandatory coverage. The 1% of people who pay the penalty/tax for not getting coverage would pay $695/yr or 2.5% of income - whichever is greater. Private insurance policies are not affected. Malpractice costs are not significant to the overall cost of healthcare. There is no government bureaucrat limiting treatment beyond what already occurs with medicare. There are incentives to keep employers from dropping existing coverage. The bulk of the plan doesn't begin until 2014. Let's stop looking for excuses and join other developed nations in providing health care for our citizens.

 
 

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Dirtman

I agree with Mutter for the most part on the tax issue.

Posted 23 hours ago.

anuttiermutter

Conservative Think Tank's Bizarre Video: Ladies, Don't Worry About Roofies. The video was the latest installment in the American Enterprise Institute's online series, "The Factual Feminist." In the intro, after a jingle played over pink and purple graphics, deputy host Caroline Kitchens posed the question: "Should women really live in constant fear of roofies?"

No, no, not at all. Now finish your drink.

Posted 2 days ago.

anuttiermutter

There is always the progressive flat rate income tax with no deductions. In addition, FICA should be levied on all income - not just wages.

Posted 2 days ago.

Dirtman

Stormy, you would pay more in taxes with a flat rate tax. The working middle class would pay more in taxes with a flat rate. The current system with all its flaws is designed to get more money out of the rich. Unfortunately, like much of what we see in government, there are all kinds of loopholes.

Posted 2 days ago.

LostStormtrooper

What exactly is wrong with a flat rate tax? Is it too complicated of a concept for the successful business type? I get it now. Fairness is not business-like.

Posted 3 days ago.

anuttiermutter

Obamacare is the biggest government success since Social Security - another program that Republicans want to end.

Posted 3 days ago.

Dirtman

"The questions listed are easily answered: In essence, the cost of medicaid expansion is paid for by a tax on high income earners and on luxury healthcare plans."

Whew! No need to worry, rich people are going to pay for your insurance. They got rich by being this stupid. They are on the golf course talking about being completely flabbergasted. "They outwitted us this time boys."

Posted 3 days ago.

Dirtman

Now let me make this clear, I will make this work. I will order the suspension of the laws of physics if that is what it takes. I have a pen and a phone and I wrote down the number to the mint.

Posted 3 days ago.

Dirtman

From CNBC:

"Many uninsured clueless about Obamacare enrollment"

How can it be that people are unaware of the deal of the century?

"Two-thirds of the uninsured respondents said they know "only a little" or "nothing at all" about the Obamacare insurance exchanges where they can buy health plans, often with the help of federal subsidies."

It's almost free. Check to see what is growing on the tree.

Posted 3 days ago.

Dirtman

Is there a single true statement in the insurance diatribe? Nopity, nope, nope, nope. Let me guess: Shepherdstown.

Posted 3 days ago.

Dirtman

Bowe Bergdahl 'deserter' investigation is complete - but verdict will not be determined until after November's elections

Posted 3 days ago.

LostStormtrooper

Stillwell.

Posted 3 days ago.

Dirtman

When I said there was a package with your name on it, I just assumed. Excuuuuse me!

Posted 4 days ago.

Dirtman

I'm sorry you got confused.

Posted 4 days ago.

anuttiermutter

Eskimos have over 100 different words for snow. That is nothing - American men have over one million words for their dicks.

Posted 5 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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