Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1233713 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984568 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I hear people talking now that they can't get into a doctor's office for two months. So why not go to the emergency room. There are so few general practitioners and on top of it, many are not accepting new patients. Concierge doctoring will explode under O'bamacare. No insurance required, just pay the bill. It will cut down on visits too. Health insurance is a gate-way drug to poor health as far as I am concerned.
The ObamaKKKare exchanges will be so short of doctors that emergency room usage will increase.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984569 Sep 17, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Galt my question was simple ‘Who should speak for the Unborn?’ You brought into the Liberal argument anyone that oppose abortion are religious fanatics (Not True) it’s the same argument Liberals use that those that disagrees with Obama are Racist!! NOT TRUE!!
Define "unborn"
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#984570 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
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July 23, 2009
BY DR. LOWELL FEINSTEIN
Dear President Obama: I admit I am not up to speed on some of your health care plans. But I am intimately familiar with health care, being a physician and a taxpayer. It is for this reason that I invite you to join me at work for a day at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
You will immediately notice that as many as 40 percent of the patients are illegal aliens who are getting free care.
Who pays? I frequently see patients who fly in from other countries to get free care.
Recently, we had someone fly in from Africa. I do not believe he was a citizen or legal resident either. It is no wonder Todd Stroger, our County Board president, has had to raise county taxes?
Although I am no fan of his, all the problems here are not his fault. A large percentage of the patients, be they legal or not, have what I call "diseases of self-abuse." People are morbidly obese, doing drugs (especially cocaine), never exercise, smoke, drink and generally are responsible for many of their own health problems.
Again, the question is who pays.
The vast majority of our trauma patients were not participating in a church choir when they got shot.
Who pays for the police and the health care?
Oh, I left out the judiciary system and jails.
Is it no wonder that I was told by a co-worker they had read somewhere that 60 percent of people get more from the government than they contribute? There is a difference between providing a safety net and actually encouraging irresponsibility. Living in Chicago, you and I have both seen the lack of effect all the social programs and affirmative action have had.
Should I mention gun control here, too? We have as much if not more crime.
We are not solving the problems but encouraging poor behavior and the lack of accountability and responsibility. We need health care and public services, but we have a situation where fewer and fewer people are providing more and more for others.
You are right: Health care is a mess. The problem is that to a large respect, the government shares the blame.
Having more government involvement may be like putting another hole in a boat to get rid of water coming in. The more the government puts people in plans that may pay even less of the cost of the care, the more the costs are shifted to the remaining people paying.
Pretty soon, the remaining people can't afford it either.
A co-worker of mine has a sign in his office that is appropriate, especially given that he is from the former Soviet Union.
It reads, "Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money."
Lowell Feinstein DO, MBA, is associated with the Department of Anesthesia at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
__________
So true.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984571 Sep 17, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Thank you; she's starting to lose it now, proving my point, and yours. Next she'll start posting fetus photos. They're sick people.
No sicker that people like you who condone behavior that leads to mass abortions and makes such abortions free and convenient at taxpayer expense.

Carol is one extreme and you are the other.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984572 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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But they can't be refused treatment if they don't have the money to pay it. Once they are treated many don't pay.
Galt does not understand why they cannot be refused treatment if it is not an emergency.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984573 Sep 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Mental illness?
Without knowing the details of this case, medical confidentiality laws prevent release of this information.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984574 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Community hospitals cannot refuse to treat someone based on their inability to pay.
Why not, why are "community hospitals" any different than a medical practice if it is not an emergency?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#984575 Sep 17, 2013
This Act puts individuals, families and small business owners in control of their health care. It reduces premium costs for millions of working families and small businesses by providing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax relief – the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history. It also reduces what families will have to pay for health care by capping out-of-pocket expenses and requiring preventive care to be fully covered without any out-of-pocket expense. For Americans with insurance coverage who like what they have, they can keep it. Nothing in this act or anywhere in the bill forces anyone to change the insurance they have, period.

Americans without insurance coverage will be able to choose the insurance coverage that works best for them in a new open, competitive insurance market – the same insurance market that every member of Congress will be required to use for their insurance. The insurance exchange will pool buying power and give Americans new affordable choices of private insurance plans that have to compete for their business based on cost and quality. Small business owners will not only be able to choose insurance coverage through this exchange, but will receive a new tax credit to help offset the cost of covering their employees.

It keeps insurance companies honest by setting clear rules that rein in the worst insurance industry abuses. And it bans insurance companies from denying insurance coverage because of a person’s pre-existing medical conditions while giving consumers new power to appeal insurance company decisions that deny doctor ordered treatments covered by insurance.

The Secretary has the authority to implement many of these new provisions to help families and small business owners have the information they need to make the choices that work best for them.

This is the first four paragraphs of the Affordable Care Act. Anybody who reads this and doesn't realize what boondoggle this will become is nuts. There is no way the federal government can raise enough money to pay for it. Absolutely no way.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984576 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Community hospitals cannot refuse to treat someone based on their inability to pay.
For non-emergency cases, show them to a chair and let them wait until there are zero valid paying customers to be treated.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984577 Sep 17, 2013
Navy Yard shooter was armed only with a shotgun, Joe Biden's weapon of choice.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#984578 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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So true.
That was a chain e-mail sent from right wing loons to right wing loons.

It was total bullsht.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984579 Sep 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You didn't tell me your opinion.
A fetus' heartbeat begins spontaneously in the very early stages of development - a medical and scientific fact. Do you think the beating of a human heart indicates life? Or not?
Galt has already stated his position that abortion should not be legal when the fetus is viable outside the womb, i.e."life".
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#984580 Sep 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>My answer is no. Let me ask you a question, how long would you want to remain on life support? Your heart would still be beating; you call that living?
Your clown Obana has his NSA snooping on Americans who do nothing wrong, has his IRS harassing citizens and denying them their rights, yet as Commander & Chief, his politically correct puppets allowed the Fort Hood Shooter access and now this:

The ex-Navy reservist who gunned down 12 at Washington Navy Yard had his federal security clearance renewed in July, despite having a record of violent behavior involving guns and a history of mental illness.

You are a bunch of clowns. Obama lies, people die.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#984581 Sep 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why not, why are "community hospitals" any different than a medical practice if it is not an emergency?
I believe it is the law. Emergency rooms can not deny care to anyone. That is my understanding anyway.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984582 Sep 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Most people I know have insurance and can go to the emergency room for nothing. I did not know that they now have to pay. Please excuse.:) I prefer to use a hospital unless one of these medicated liberals in a Prius trys to run over me.
More and more policies have emergency room co-pays and are increasing the amount every year, the reason being that emergency room costs are so high that insurers try to discourage their use for minor problems.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984583 Sep 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Are you saying that only woman are responsible??? Well, yeah, maybe in a manner of speaking that is the truth.
Except in the case of rape, the decision is solely in the loins of the woman.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984584 Sep 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The surface to surface missiles and an important part of the explosive devices were tracked to Russia perhaps through Iran which chimed in quickly with a disclaimer.
DaBammy, Kerry, US intel with an assist from France ran a game on Putin and the Assad brothers. Not sure it's worthy of a Nobel but you can bet that Putin got taken to school.
You are a fool.

Assad has a green light to exterminate the rebels, with Russian assistance, and will flood the media with photos of captured American weapons furnished to Al Qaeda.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#984586 Sep 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>My answer is no. Let me ask you a question, how long would you want to remain on life support? Your heart would still be beating; you call that living?
Why do I see Terry Shiavo in my minds eye? Lolling her head back and forth on tv for how many years? It was hideous.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#984587 Sep 17, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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But why pay $50 when you can go to the ER for free? That $50 might be needed to get your tongue pierced, your nails done, or get your up-graded cell phone.
ER copays under Covered California are as follows:

Platinum:$150

Gold:$250

Silver:$250

Bronze:$300
Annie

New York, NY

#984588 Sep 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obama loves to incite confrontation between his "fellow Americans" but acts like Gumby when it comes to being a confrontational leader on the world stage.
Exactly. Just like when more anger was shown by Obama at older Americans in the Tea Party than at Iran going nuclear.

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