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Margo Arrowsmith 08:44 AM on 04/06/2012
If Ann Romney weren't wealthy, she might have even more in common with Kelly Gaeckle.
Both women suffer from multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disorder that impairs motor function, cognitive abilities and vision and can cause uncontrollable muscle spasms, fatigue and dizziness. Patients eventually can lose the ability to walk.
Romney, whose husband is Mitt Romney -- the leading  Read More...

I hope that Mrs Rmoney reads this article so that she can finally rest assured that she is indeed wealthy.   When that happens perhaps they can stop making money by laying off people who need their health care.
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Steve Rockett
12:05 PM on 04/07/2012
I donate to Doctors Without Borders. Pretty soon third world countries will send those doctors to us.
annyp
A Canuck, eh!
01:31 PM on 04/07/2012
Truthfully, they have been operating in the US. A couple of years ago, they had a clinic in California.
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kaykaythere
STOP the politics-- HELP US VETS NOW
08:35 PM on 04/07/2012
Sad that most people don't know some of these simple facts. In my area there is one free clinic, and it is booked for 6 months.. Great way to take care of chronic medical problems that land people in the ER for very expensive treatment.
Dental care, eye care, hearing issues care is non-existent
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Steve Rockett
12:04 PM on 04/07/2012
The republican candidates need a transvaginal with posterior access and cold instruments.
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Steve Rockett
12:01 PM on 04/07/2012
Ginger would have traded her in for a vote getter made of plastic; Santorum would have prayed in public and bought the best science in private; Paul would have pulled out. Romney buys health insurance that he created and tells others they can't have it.
11:59 AM on 04/07/2012
This flip flopping on such a crucial issue that anyone is is exactly why people are afraid of him. I was reading this article about Mitt's campaign problems (in truth, they're more like Mitt's personal problems that get exacerbated by the fact that he's running for president), and I was wondering how anyone would trust him. Now he's aligning himself with Gov Walker? Complete and utter pandering. Here's that article I was reading -- great coverage on this site -->

http://www.constructionlitmag.com/additions/the-problems-of-mitt-romney-part-ii
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Steve Rockett
11:55 AM on 04/07/2012
^%&$* the republican party and their hatred of Americans. Let's get this health care law rolling for the good of people like these. There will be a political revolution if the Supremes overturn this law. Next up, single payer.
Mike Rock
Right wingers, prepare to lose debate.
11:46 AM on 04/07/2012
This generation of hyper wealthy has decided to leave the concept of the social contract behind. It's all selfishness all the time. The nerve they have to call themselves "job creators," as if they created jobs out of some sort of virtue. Where they created a job they did it because each worker could earn THEM profit. They cut the jobs on the same basis. No virtue at all.

Gates and Buffett have it right - uber wealth is a freak of the system that is built so that money snowballs upward; only the initial "roll" is due to merit and innovation, the rest is just a tilted playing field ... So uber wealth should be given back rather than hoarded
11:46 AM on 04/07/2012
Have they taken the dog for a ride on the roof of the cadillac yet? I think the poor dog only got to ride on the station wagon.
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jmac44
Motto: Sweep the HOUSE CLEAN 2014"
12:57 PM on 04/07/2012
You would think they could afford a "little" million dollar RV.... so very blind to underdogs of this country... (no pun intended).. but really, equate ourselves with the pooch on the roof...

In a position we dont want to be in.... cage us w/low wages... Make us sick, but no healthcare....then we get "hosed" down w/tax breaks for the driver & his peers... put back in the cage to continue on the Republican joy ride.... Win/win for all us puppies....
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The Accountant
The time for truth is now - always
04:05 PM on 04/08/2012
Clever and true. F & F.
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bobncar
for the good of all, not just the chosen few
11:42 AM on 04/07/2012
We say Romney is out of touch because he talks in circles. The real problem is that he can't think for himself, so lets his handlers coach him on what to say, and is so void of real ideas that he can't keep his programmed speeches straight.....thus you hear the stumbling, the embarrassing giggling, and the silly stationary dancing. It all reminds one of a puppet show, where you can't really see who's pulling the strings.
Mike Rock
Right wingers, prepare to lose debate.
11:39 AM on 04/07/2012
Call it like it is: Neo-Feudalism.

The Romney's already live in a feudal world and hold court to toadies and valets, ignore the poor and suffering serfs just outside the walls, and believe their wealth is not a social product of a system, but literally a divine right.

It's time their fellow billionaires who are more intelligent and have a broader perspective, such as Gates & Buffett, get more explicit about what the fetish of ever-increasing net worth and ever-greater disdain for the masses can lead to ...

Ultimately on this course, it's the plutocrats versus the survival of the human race.
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bobncar
for the good of all, not just the chosen few
11:32 AM on 04/07/2012
"During a recent appearance on "The Tonight Show," Mitt Romney told host Jay Leno that he wanted to guarantee access to insurance for people with pre-existing conditions, but only if they're already covered. He didn't explain how he would help people who are uninsured because of their medical histories."

WHAAAAAT???? I've read this four times and it still doesn't equate. For Pete's sake, if you already have insurance, you don't have a "pre-existing condition" sir. Those with out insurance and have health issues need the insurance the most......sir!!!!! wake up and smell the coffee
11:49 AM on 04/07/2012
Well, that sure leaves out my just-turned 61 yr old brother who lost his insurance when he was laid off from corporate job 3 plus yrs ago (corrigated box plant shut down - moved to China). His CORBA insurance expired. He's divorced, has custody of 2 daughters and - per divorce decree - must pay med insurance for his girls (almost $800 monthly). His pre-existing conditions: high blood pressure, plus kidney stones in his past history. Lately he's been experiencing chest pains. If the ACA is not gutted, my brother will be able to get AFFORDABLE insurance thru Obamacare two years earlier than having to wait until he turns 65 for Medicare coverage. He might not make it to 65. Doctor he goes to for cash says he needs heart evaluation tests, which my brother has no money for. (Our dad died at 48 of stroke, paternal grandfather died at 52 of heart attack, paternal grandmother died at 62 of second heart attack; our mother died at 63 of heart failure - Bad genetics for heart disease in our family. I am blessed to have always had good medical insurance/take meds due to irregular heart beat/high blood pressure - am 67. Who do you think has best chance of LIVING: me with insurance or my brother with none?)
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The Accountant
The time for truth is now - always
04:17 PM on 04/08/2012
We are dealing with a similar problem for my husband. Final stages of diabetes. He is in 24 month transition period to receive Medicare and it has just about killed him, still not sure he will make it. No way to pay for all the lab work and dialysis and meds that are needed, not to mention doctors, specialists.... He finally caved in and went to hospital, he didn't want to because he is a prideful man and does NOT want charity. He was there for two weeks - had gangrene in legs and feet, pnemonia and finally got the needed antibiotics, lab work, dialysis, chest x-rays, etc. If the existing system doesn't kill a person I don't know what will. But then maybe that is the plan, a sort of genocide, weeding out the chronically ill (unless they have money). The sad thing is my husband has worked hard all his adult life, starting when he was 16 yrs old, and now this? There are many just like him.
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Enrico Dagastino
Remember the tumbrels of Paris.
10:28 AM on 04/07/2012
Is having administering health insurance benefits by administered by unelected MBAs superior to having health insurance benefits administered by government agencies? At least I can vote against an elected buffoon. I have little recourse when dealing with private insurance carriers administered by similar buffoons.
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tmzrules
10:28 AM on 04/07/2012
I love the proud Americans.
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wakeup804
Choose peace and tolerance
10:23 AM on 04/07/2012
What does Mitt care, his friends own the insurance companies.
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rextrek
50yr old, Moderate-liberal in S.NJ/Phila
10:22 AM on 04/07/2012
Romney and his wife need to live on the Minimum wage for a Month - like Morgan Sperlock did in his documentary..to see how REAL america lives
Mike Rock
Right wingers, prepare to lose debate.
11:40 AM on 04/07/2012
Nice idea, but a stunt - they'd be sleeping on that mental cushion of a billion dollars, no matter how hard the immediate bed.
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O4US
I'll go with the 'Blue', thank you
09:38 AM on 04/07/2012
Times coming up to tighten the screws on Mitt's tax and bank account information. Who is this guy, really?