Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
Allen

Robbins, NC

#45390 Dec 5, 2013
The other day I was in a Home Depot store. On display in front of the customer service desk was a gadget called the egg keeper. This thing will send to your smart phone an alert when your eggs are running low, lmao. Anyone stupid enough to buy one of these has more money than the have good sense.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#45391 Dec 5, 2013
Maybe you refer to the already established delay in Obamacare enrollment until after the 2014 elections.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> What did the democrats put off, until after the 2014 elections?? Anybody? I know I'm not the only one privy to that info.(State apparently misunderstood).
TSF

Wilson, NC

#45392 Dec 5, 2013
Not gay, not transgender, not bi , not republican or stupid, not democrat or sensitive, although I was sent to sensitivity training for using politically incorrect labels years ago when I didn't work for myself. So now I try to avoid using stereotypical labels because the one thing I did get out of that sensitivity training is the realization that I myself am somewhat less than perfect.

Republikans think I am left wing because I disrespect stupid. Democrats suspect me of being TP because I oppose abortion, gay marriage and more gun control laws. I still cling to the premise that popular opinion is NOT a test of truth.
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>I can't agree with you more T. Just wondering, are you gay, transgender or just a feminine sensitive bisexual like waco?
hmm

Morristown, TN

#45393 Dec 5, 2013
Right Ben Wilson?!! Lol
TSF

Wilson, NC

#45394 Dec 5, 2013
For Obama, it's all about Obamacare

Having access to health care for everyone is a worthy and ambitious goal. Republikans have constantly and consistently opposed that ambitious and worthy goal . Desiring a subclass of persons who cannot get medical attention is not a worthy goal, is detestable and is also easily achievable since that is what we already have.
So far, the implementation of Obamacare is a miserable demonstration of incompetence. The shutdown of the government and subsequent loss of 24 billion to the economy was a miserable demonstration of incompetence. Now, the idea republikans are trying to perpetuate is that republican incompetence and lack of vision is better than democrat incompetence and hope.
I remain unconvinced. I want to see a plan to fix problems instead of whining about what all is wrong. Whoever can provide that will get my vote, regardless of their political party.
Ben

Greer, SC

#45395 Dec 5, 2013
Yesterday I testified before the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, arguing that Obamacare is going to restrict your access to providers.

No, in all likelihood, you can’t keep your doctor.

I found one Obamacare health plan that offers access to only seven pediatricians for a county with 260,000 children. Another Obamacare plan offers access to only nine dermatologists, most 100 miles away. A systematic analysis we did of the plans shows that, on average, their networks include about 40% to 50% of the number of specialists that are available in comparable commercial PPO health plans.

Today, I have an op ed in the New York Times that I co-wrote with Dr. Zeke Emanuel arguing that – despite the conventional wisdom in the media – Obamacare is unlikely to cause a doctor shortage.

How can these two truths co-exist?

In my view, easily.

While there is unlikely to be a doctor “shortage” for the reasons we argue in the New York Times, that doesn’t mean that the Obamacare plans will enable broad access to these providers.

Quite the opposite.

The Obamcare plans are a throwback to the old HMO model that was soundly rejected in the 1990s in favor of PPO style health plans.

What Obamacare, in effect, tells Americans, is that the White House believes many people made the wrong choice when they rejected those HMOs in favor of PPO plans that offer broader access to providers (often in exchange for slimmed down benefits and, in many cases, higher deductibles).

Obamacare forces consumers to buy a broader menu of primary care benefits, and fixes their co-pays and deductibles at lower levels than many PPO style plans allow.

But the tradeoff is access.To pay for the expanded Obamacare benefits, consumers are forced into narrow networks that limit their choice of doctors. This cheapens the policies enough to offset the other costs.

Some consumers mistakenly believe that if they buy a Silver, Gold, or Platinum plan under Obamacare, they can buy up their benefits. It doesn’t work that way.

Mostly what vary between the different “metal” plans is the co-pays and deductibles. In many cases, the networks are exactly the same as the bronze plan networks.

As for a doctor shortage, don’t count on it. Most of the predictions of a looming shortage make straight-line assumptions from today’s use of doctor resources.

As we argue in the New York Times today, there’s every reason to believe that technology will continue to make the aging process itself (and the treatment of many diseases) a far less resource intensive endeavor – and ones that require fewer physician inputs for a higher level of “outputs” in terms of improved healthcare.

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Moreover, there’s every reason to believe that more non-physician providers will be delivering more services in the future, extending our ranks of doctors.

In the end, if there was a shortage of physicians, it wouldn’t be so easy for the Obamacare health plans to push around doctors and trim their pay.

At some point, the laws of supply and demand take hold, even in the gummed-up market for physician services. If there really were an undersupply of physicians, doctors would have far more commercial leverage than they do right now.

In the future, there will be enough doctors for you to choose from. Problem is, in many cases, the Obamacare health plans won’t pay for you to see them." Don't for get to let your bartender sign you up!!!!
TSF

Wilson, NC

#45396 Dec 5, 2013
What did you propose to the House and Ways and Means Committes as a solution?
Ben wrote:
Yesterday I testified before the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, arguing that Obamacare is going to restrict your access to providers.
No, in all likelihood, you can’t keep your doctor.
I found one Obamacare health plan that offers access to only seven pediatricians for a county with 260,000 children. Another Obamacare plan offers access to only nine dermatologists, most 100 miles away. A systematic analysis we did of the plans shows that, on average, their networks include about 40% to 50% of the number of specialists that are available in comparable commercial PPO health plans.
Today, I have an op ed in the New York Times that I co-wrote with Dr. Zeke Emanuel arguing that – despite the conventional wisdom in the media – Obamacare is unlikely to cause a doctor shortage.
How can these two truths co-exist?
In my view, easily.
While there is unlikely to be a doctor “shortage” for the reasons we argue in the New York Times, that doesn’t mean that the Obamacare plans will enable broad access to these providers.
Quite the opposite.
The Obamcare plans are a throwback to the old HMO model that was soundly rejected in the 1990s in favor of PPO style health plans.
What Obamacare, in effect, tells Americans, is that the White House believes many people made the wrong choice when they rejected those HMOs in favor of PPO plans that offer broader access to providers (often in exchange for slimmed down benefits and, in many cases, higher deductibles).
Obamacare forces consumers to buy a broader menu of primary care benefits, and fixes their co-pays and deductibles at lower levels than many PPO style plans allow.
But the tradeoff is access.To pay for the expanded Obamacare benefits, consumers are forced into narrow networks that limit their choice of doctors. This cheapens the policies enough to offset the other costs.
Some consumers mistakenly believe that if they buy a Silver, Gold, or Platinum plan under Obamacare, they can buy up their benefits. It doesn’t work that way.
Mostly what vary between the different “metal” plans is the co-pays and deductibles. In many cases, the networks are exactly the same as the bronze plan networks.
As for a doctor shortage, don’t count on it. Most of the predictions of a looming shortage make straight-line assumptions from today’s use of doctor resources.
As we argue in the New York Times today, there’s every reason to believe that technology will continue to make the aging process itself (and the treatment of many diseases) a far less resource intensive endeavor – and ones that require fewer physician inputs for a higher level of “outputs” in terms of improved healthcare.
Page 2 of 2
Moreover, there’s every reason to believe that more non-physician providers will be delivering more services in the future, extending our ranks of doctors.
In the end, if there was a shortage of physicians, it wouldn’t be so easy for the Obamacare health plans to push around doctors and trim their pay.
At some point, the laws of supply and demand take hold, even in the gummed-up market for physician services. If there really were an undersupply of physicians, doctors would have far more commercial leverage than they do right now.
In the future, there will be enough doctors for you to choose from. Problem is, in many cases, the Obamacare health plans won’t pay for you to see them." Don't for get to let your bartender sign you up!!!!
TSF

Wilson, NC

#45397 Dec 5, 2013
I just do not believe that intelligent voters will fall for the republikan game of "his ass is blacker than mine" game. Sensible voters want to see solutions.
Frontline

Buffalo, NY

#45398 Dec 5, 2013
TSF wrote:
I just do not believe that intelligent voters will fall for the republikan game of "his ass is blacker than mine" game. Sensible voters want to see solutions.
Congressman Richard 'Goldbrick Lazy Rich Kid' Hudson as well as Senators Kay 'The Crunt Queen' Hagan and Richard 'His Clueless Highness' Burr are all lobbyist special interest group azz kissers.
TSF

Wilson, NC

#45399 Dec 5, 2013
Reelect no one
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45400 Dec 5, 2013
TSF wrote:
Reelect no one
Unfortunately, you know McHenry and Foxx will cruise right on back in. We could probably build a case against both on "No taxation without representation." Certainly we have none with those two.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45401 Dec 6, 2013
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Employmennt figures now show a 7% current unemployment rate with 250,000 jobs added in November, and as a result, Wall Street is sourging. All of this in spite of the Republican shut down of government. Damn that Obama!
Rot In Hell Mandela

Atlanta, GA

#45402 Dec 6, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Employmennt figures now show a 7% current unemployment rate with 250,000 jobs added in November, and as a result, Wall Street is sourging. All of this in spite of the Republican shut down of government. Damn that Obama!
You f--king dumb azz, there's always a serge in employment right before the holdays, depression, recession or NOT. It has nothing to do with your traitorous black racist gorilla DAMNED president. What the hell is 'sourging' a new ebonics word, you DAMN imbecile.
100 Missions

Clemmons, NC

#45403 Dec 6, 2013
TSF wrote:
Reelect no one
Exactly! This is what needs to be done. We need term limits across the board!
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45404 Dec 6, 2013
Rot In Hell Mandela wrote:
<quoted text>You f--king dumb azz, there's always a serge in employment right before the holdays, depression, recession or NOT. It has nothing to do with your traitorous black racist gorilla DAMNED president. What the hell is 'sourging' a new ebonics word, you DAMN imbecile.
Just as I thought. You don't want to see our country prosper, do you? Let's see. With the Christmas holidays coming in 2008, what was the unemployment figures in November under George Bush? Oh, you forgot? 10.5% as I recall. We were losing 750,000 jobs a month! There goes your holiday surge theory. Maybe Santa will bring you a dose of reality this Christmas.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45405 Dec 6, 2013
Rot In Hell Mandela wrote:
<quoted text>You f--king dumb azz, there's always a serge in employment right before the holdays, depression, recession or NOT. It has nothing to do with your traitorous black racist gorilla DAMNED president. What the hell is 'sourging' a new ebonics word, you DAMN imbecile.
I guess your theory doesn't pan out in 2008 when George Bush was President with a 10.5% unemployment rate losing 750,000 jobs a month, does it? LOL...By your name in itself, you are a racist loser. Typical of many Republicans.
Education is Fundamental

Brooklyn, NY

#45406 Dec 6, 2013
State of Florida wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess your theory doesn't pan out in 2008 when George Bush was President with a 10.5% unemployment rate losing 750,000 jobs a month, does it? LOL...By your name in itself, you are a racist loser. Typical of many Republicans.
Did you drop out of elementary school? There are a lot of remedial grade school programs for the learning impaired such as yourself. Take advantage of them while you still can.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#45407 Dec 6, 2013
Education is Fundamental wrote:
<quoted text>Did you drop out of elementary school? There are a lot of remedial grade school programs for the learning impaired such as yourself. Take advantage of them while you still can.
LOL...You bring on nothing concrete to the table rejecting my statement...only your typical put downs. Come back with facts, or are you incapable of that process? You do recall the Bush years of almost total economic collapse, two unwinnable wars and 10% unemployment, don't you? We are moving forward with job growth and stablizing the economy and your a$$ can't stand the fact that you are always supporting the losing Republican team with no plans for the future, but only being consistant with the middle schooler type jabs at the ones getting the job done. The party of stupid only gets dumber. Bobby Jindal is a very insightful man who exposed the truth about the Republican party. Maybe you Republicans should listen to him for a change.
Taxpayer

Gatesville, NC

#45408 Dec 7, 2013
Allen wrote:
The other day I was in a Home Depot store. On display in front of the customer service desk was a gadget called the egg keeper. This thing will send to your smart phone an alert when your eggs are running low, lmao. Anyone stupid enough to buy one of these has more money than the have good sense.
So I'm you got one!
Taxpayer

Gatesville, NC

#45409 Dec 7, 2013
TSF wrote:
What did you propose to the House and Ways and Means Committes as a solution?
<quoted text>
I have a proposal. Let the freeloaders buy their own insurance like free people do. These people and you are criminals’ looking to use the government has a weapon to steal rather than working. Obama is the leader of your gang of thieves. He is no more than a liar that should be brought to trial for his crimes.

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