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Wendy Davis Greeted By 'Abortion Barbie' Posters In Los Angeles

Wendy Davis Greeted By 'Abortion Barbie' Posters In Los Angeles

Commented May 24, 2014 at 11:45:09 in Politics

“True with 2 exceptions: 1)when it results in the death of another human being. 2) when it is paid for by taxpayers.”

PerpetuallyPensiveProg on May 28, 2014 at 11:43:28

“No. There are no exceptions in the HIPPA laws. Privacy means privacy. I don't question you seeing a medical professional and you don't question me. It's so easy, it's ridiculous.”
Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 22:09:15 in Politics

“After you finish school with your student loans you should have learned a skill that can get you a job”
FBI Seizes Native American Artifacts From Man's Home

FBI Seizes Native American Artifacts From Man's Home

Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 22:07:16 in Weird News

“According the the article, he knowingly or unknowingly collected some objects illegally so therefore the government took everything. How many out there are well versed in treaties regarding collection of such items?”
Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 08:04:50 in Politics

“student loans”

johnblack53 on Jan 4, 2014 at 13:20:28

“And how do you pay for them without a job?”
Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Commented Jan 3, 2014 at 22:22:34 in Politics

“Don't we all get 17 days straight paid vacation? Nothing out of the ordinary here :)”
Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Obama To Make Push For Restoring Jobless Benefits

Commented Jan 3, 2014 at 22:21:38 in Politics

“In two years of unemployment, one can earn any number of degrees, spending less than 40 hours a week to do so, while making oneself marketable. Education should be a requirement of any further bail out.”

bilyd333 on Jan 3, 2014 at 23:20:48

“People are not allowed to collect unemployment if they are attending any sort of schooling.”

johnblack53 on Jan 3, 2014 at 23:07:23

“And how does one pay for these degrees if they are unemployed?”
Health Care Law Divides Republican Rivals

Health Care Law Divides Republican Rivals

Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 12:07:40 in Politics

“I did to, $78 but my premiums went up $400 a year. Reality will hit you square in face by 2016, and that is what it will take for you to wake up and face reality. That is, when it hits you at home. You seem to have no ability to see outside of your own situation.”
Routine Tonsil Surgery Leaves Girl, 13, Brain Dead

Routine Tonsil Surgery Leaves Girl, 13, Brain Dead

Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 11:56:01 in Healthy Living

“The way I understand the bronze plan, you would pay 50% of the 52,000 + 4300. There is probably some max out of pocket that I am unaware of. I have tried to get onto healthcare.gov to get actual charges, but I cannot find them, as they are not clearly delineated, by design, I presume. Certainly, you are correct in that the idea is to keep people out of bankruptcy, but the president and dems have spent a lot of time selling the ACA as a healthcare plan, not an insurance plan and not a catastrophic plan. A whole lot of people out there will expect to get their healthcare for free. Indeed, a recent study stated that only14% understood what a deductible is.”

colinpd on Dec 28, 2013 at 18:07:14

“There are max out of pocket, but you make some great points on the ignorance about what is insurance is in general. I guess they get by calling it a health plan because of the mandatory 2 free physicals, RX coverage, OB, cancer coverage, etc.”
Health Care Law Divides Republican Rivals

Health Care Law Divides Republican Rivals

Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 11:50:11 in Politics

“Hate to break it to you but the insurance companies are still going to dictate what, when and where and how much you get in regard to healthcare. The ACA does not change that.”

StrayBear on Dec 29, 2013 at 00:29:59

“really?
cause I am getting checks from them already.”
Routine Tonsil Surgery Leaves Girl, 13, Brain Dead

Routine Tonsil Surgery Leaves Girl, 13, Brain Dead

Commented Dec 26, 2013 at 15:12:09 in Healthy Living

“A physical exam if you have no problems will not cost you a penny more, but it is not free. Medications, other than generic birth control are not free. In fact, name brand birth control, now is often full price. The plans may be more comprehensive in that they provide pregnancy coverage and dental care for the elderly, among other things, but such care, even if needed, will not be forthcoming without first paying a minimum of $4300 up front, if you have a bronze plan. Example, you have a bronze plan and pay $50 a month in premiums. You break your leg and have a surgery with a $10,000 bill. You will be required to pay your 50% plus your $4300 deductible. Insurance will cover the other $700. You had insurance at $50 a month for 9 months before the accident. The bottom line is the insurance will only be out $250. You will have spent $9750.”

colinpd on Dec 26, 2013 at 17:25:44

“The ACA is flawed, but the system was even worse before the law's implementation. Its hard to justify being the only industrialized country without socialized medicine. We have the highest cost per capita, and we may have some of the best doctors, but our system and patient outcomes are far from the top.

We have an efficient, established system called medicare. Figure out what it costs per person, change the name and offer that everyone that wants it.

I've worked in emergency medicine for over 15 years, and I'm tired of paying for everyone's freedom not have the government tell them what to do and refuse to be insured.”

colinpd on Dec 26, 2013 at 17:25:34

“You frame the argument to one particular scenario. To think a person can be sufficiently covered for $50.00 per month is naive. People pay way more for car insurance.

On a side note, most common medical conditions can be treated with generic medications, I'm guessing you may be an OB/GYN, so I can appreciate your view point if you are. Here's another scenario, what about having an acute MI that requires cardiac catherization at $52,000. With the same crappy plan, your paying the first $4,300 and the insurance is picking up the $47,000. Much different story. These low end plans are far from ideal. The goal was to keep people out of bankruptcy.

The high deducible plans at such a low cost are only really there to cover meds, an occasional doctors visit and the catastrophic. Prior to the ACA, when someone paid $50.00 a month, with a $7K deductible, they rolled the dice. If they got hit by a car walking their dog, they would get treatment, and never pay the 7K. If they had 7K to pay the bill, they wouldn't have gotten such a crappy plan to begin with. Everyone else paid for that kid, guy, woman to roll the dice. It's was completely irresponsible.”
Health Care Law Divides Republican Rivals

Health Care Law Divides Republican Rivals

Commented Dec 26, 2013 at 15:06:24 in Politics

“Actually, they have offfered several plans, but none as a whole. Any suggestion made has been omitted by Reid. One of the simplest ideas is to allow purchase of insurance across state lines. Competition lowers prices. Imagine if we had such an arbitrary law that you could only buy a car built in your state? Cars would cost much, much more. Another simple approach is to expand medicaid and to offer subsidies to the poor. A complete takeover of 1/6 of the economy by government officials has to be the worst idea ever imaginable and is proving itself so. Where is the $2500 reduction in premiums promised, the ability to keep your doctor or insurance and the reduction of those without insurance? None is true. Finally, what good is it for a low income worker to be able to afford an insurance premium if he cannot afford to meet the multi thousand dollar deductible before receiving care? Unfortunately, but hopefully, most Obamacare supporters will be forced to realize what a failure this will be.”

StrayBear on Dec 26, 2013 at 16:24:26

“same was said of social security and medicare
and yet try taking it away from anyone and tea party
people will really know what
the 2nd amendment means.
nice try in your comment but as long as insurance companies
dictate what , when and where and how much you and I got NOTHING.”
Polls Show Just How Bad 2013 Was For Obamacare Approval

Polls Show Just How Bad 2013 Was For Obamacare Approval

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 21:44:24 in Politics

“15% will benefit from Obamacare, while the other 85% will pay more.”
Hillary Clinton Fundraising Email Comes With Big End-Of-Year Offer

Hillary Clinton Fundraising Email Comes With Big End-Of-Year Offer

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 21:42:43 in Politics

“Hillary has been running for president since she was in college. I am willing to take a bet with her or anyone else that she will run.”
Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 21:39:46 in Politics

“Whoops. I finally found it, but he will use the insurance that you and I pay for. This was symbolic.”
Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 21:38:37 in Politics

“President Barack Obama has enrolled in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act, the White House confirmed Monday.

According to a White House official, Obama selected a bronze plan through the District of Columbia's exchange.

"He was pleased to participate in a plan as a show of support for these marketplaces which are providing quality, affordable health care options to more than a million people," the official said.

While Obama did not physically sign up for the plan himself -- members of his staff did in person, NBC's Peter Alexander reports -- he was involved in selecting the plan. The president will pay for the plan's premiums himself.

Obama's decision to sign up for his signature health care program is entirely symbolic, as the president receives his health care through the military.

Obama promised to sign up for coverage under the law in March 2010, after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) proposed an amendment to the law requiring the president to do so.

"We think the amendment is unnecessary," then-White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said at the time. "The president will participate in the exchange. But let's be clear: The amendments being offered by Senate Republicans, including this one, are just a ploy to delay the bill."

That is the whole article. It never says Obama will pay out of his own pocket. He sure is not paying for his vacation out of his own pocket.”
13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 07:55:44 in Business

“I hate to break it to you, but plenty here in the United States have had great success by working their way out of poverty. Bill Clinton and Obama are two such examples.”
Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 07:54:01 in Politics

“Those in the know are concerned about your health when you try to use your new Obamacare health plan. I hope you have a few thousand laying around to spend on top of your premiums.”
Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 07:52:59 in Politics

“So the American people are paying for an insurance plan that the president, a .1%er, does not even need. That is grand.”

rickirs on Dec 24, 2013 at 08:46:10

“The American people are not paying for his health insurance anymore than they pay for any federal employee's healthcare insurance. It is deducted from their wages. But to register for a plan through ACA Obama has to drop his federal healthcare insurance that exempted him (as it would for all federal employes having federal healthcare insurance)from ACA.”

PlayDay on Dec 24, 2013 at 08:43:03

“Please read what the article states......he will be paying for the plan from his own pocket.”
13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 18:26:28 in Business

“With yours, you will never get above minimum wage. Did you know that a CEO of McDonalds in Australia started out mopping floors? If you are still making minimum wage after working at a job for 10 years, you obviously have not motivation to make more.”
13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 18:24:40 in Business

“Because a contract employee receives no benefits.”

Ralph Palmieri on Dec 23, 2013 at 18:57:49

“well then they might .”
Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'

Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'

Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 18:32:57 in Politics

“The intolerance seems to be aimed at Phil. I have yet to see a comment condemning him for stating that adulterers or drunkards would not go to heaven.”
Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'

Ian Bayne, GOP Congressional Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty Star Is Rosa Parks Of Our Generation'

Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 18:31:29 in Politics

“I missed the part where he said he hated anyone.”
Jahi McMath, Girl Left Brain Dead From Routine Tonsillectomy, To Be Kept On Life Support

Jahi McMath, Girl Left Brain Dead From Routine Tonsillectomy, To Be Kept On Life Support

Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 18:29:38 in Healthy Living

“I wish the article stated the whereabouts of the surgeon. Was she notified? Typically, one would take such a patient back to the OR and stop the bleeding, not just give blood in and watch it come back out.”
Side Effects May Include Death: The Story Of The Biggest Advance In Birth Control Since The Pill

Side Effects May Include Death: The Story Of The Biggest Advance In Birth Control Since The Pill

Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 18:03:57 in Politics

“By the way, did you do the google search? Where are your scientific results?”
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