“The fed gave the choice to set-up their own, or have the fed do it for them. They optioned to have the fed do it. That isn't a lack of cooperation.”
Hiker54 on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:45:41
“You seriously think this was simply a choice of republicans of column A or column B with not thought of cooperation?
The reps, who scream "State's rights over federal rights". "Federal government is incompetent.". "Any expansion of federal power is bad." Or as one article put it.
"Under Obamacare, if a state does not establish a health insurance exchange, the federal government must do it for them. Therefore, while ostensibly a protest against the expansion of federal power, these governors are actually forcing the federal government to expand the scope of its operations." These governors would not give up this control without an ulterior motive.
Or from the Daily Kos:
"Republican governors who are continuing to protest Obamacare by refusing to establish health insurance exchanges, in the process forcing the federal government to step in and create the exchanges itself."
And when put is perspective with everything else the rep governors are doing, it shows a different picture.
" Some have passed laws and constitutional amendments banning a state-run exchange. Oklahoma continues to fight the ACA in court."
And then there's the navigators.
"Missouri is requiring that navigators be licensed, and is restricting their activitivies. Without a license, they are not permitted to provide benefit advice or advise people on which plans might be better for them."
"county health facilities were ordered not to allow navigators or outreach counselors to conduct meetings with consumers or any other business on state property."
“The Dems made the rules, which the Reps simply followed.”
Hiker54 on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:18:11
“Well, the SC really set the Medicaid expansion rules.
But that wasn't really the point. Nobody said the reps were breaking the rules. The question was, Would the exchanges be running more smoothly with republican cooperation.
And yes, they would.
They had the opportunity to expand the Medicaid for their states and to set up the exchanges.
But keeping tens of thousands of their constituents from dying annually from lack of insurance and keeping tens of thousands from going bankrupt annually from medical expenses, even when insured, and keeping babies from being denied coverage on their parents insurance policies because of congenital conditions, and allowing millions with preexisting illnesses to be insurable again didn't seem to interest them.
They were given the tools to help this happen, and decided against it.”
“Would their assistance have made the website run properly?”
Hiker54 on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:23:01
“The states that accepted their own responsibility are running much better.
The states that accepted the expanded Medicaid are doing much better.
Yes, I'd say the exchanges would be running much more smoothly with republican cooperation.”
fried52 on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:58:29
“Well I guess we'll never know now will we. They didn't only not try to assist they did everything in their power to obstruct. Maybe if 30 plus Regressivecon Governors would have done the right thing by their constituents and put up their own site the Feds wouldn't have to be trying to take care of these people and would not likely had as many problems. What ever happened to all that let the states do it BS?”
“Maybe they should have thought it through before over-promising and under-delivering.”
fried52 on Nov 13, 2013 at 18:32:18
“Maybe Republathugs should have accepted the results of the last election and gave their assistance to their President instead of trying to defeat and destroy his Presidency at any cost to the country.”
“Well, if you're an elected DA or a Judge, who's more likely to win: "Hang 'em High" Harry, or "Let 'em Loose" Larry? They don't care about guilt, innocence, or justice: it's strictly a numbers game to them.”
Nov 12, 2013 at 18:46:47
“We all came from a common ancestor in Africa.”
wishstar50 on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:07:59
“Accepted "theory" for the time being. In addition, it does not mean we are all African American by DNA any more than today's reptiles can be traced to dinosaurs, or that we can trace ourselves back to the first molecule in existence. Over 100,000 years of mutation pretty well changes everyone's DNA. Do some reading.”
Nov 11, 2013 at 21:53:04
“Based on DNA, we're ALL Black to some degree.”
Unca Joseph on Nov 12, 2013 at 21:34:31
“Black is only a skin pigment . . . We're ALL Africans!”
wishstar50 on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:50:26
“If you have your mtDNA done, you will only be black if your mtDNA traces back to a black person. That is not necessarily the case. The DNA test traces back to the earliest maternal line which shows up in your markers.”
morwen on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:26:20
“Too true! But you'd have trouble convincing any of the wackadoodles as they don't believe in evolution and we all supposedly descend from one man, his wife made out of his rib and their one living, murderous son. That's an interesting family tree!”
weareas1 on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:04:54
“Based on my DNA, I'm likely black to some small degree. But based on my record collection, I'm hella black.”
“We have NO idea if his had one or not, and the photo (if that's even from the same incident) only shows the body of the gun.”
BigOgre18 on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:35:34
“Several other people have posted links to the full picture with doesn't appear to show an orange cap, and the story itself said there wasn't one. I'm guessing HP decided to crop that part of the photo out because it doesn't help their narrative if the cop is justified in believing the weapon was real.”
krikkitone on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:33:01
“there are full pics that have not been cropped that appear to show no orange tip.
hint: with controversial stories like this, it is best to look other places besides HP for the full scope of things.”
murphy girl on Oct 26, 2013 at 09:25:45
“A guy further up Bob Oso posted a link showing the same picture, only it is not cropped.