Barack Obama, our next President

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"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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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes. The United States must continue to meet it's obligations and maintain it's credit rating.
Problem is, the more deficit, the worse credit rating.

The federal government could sell unused federal land or shut down operations in government buildings that aren't necessary and duplicative or major reforms. These alternatives seem much more practical in paying down the deficit.

Why is spending and more spending the only solution?
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Does that mean this is what those on the left want? More spending with an over $17 trillion deficit already?
At what point do Democrats start freaking out too?
Not paying attention to where they're going is like texting and falling into the fountain at the mall. It's too late then.
USA had the major stock market crash 2008 under President Bush and since then President Obama has won two elections.

President Obama favors a policy of using tax payers money to keep Americans citizens alive.

First reports this is a popular idea.

Your thought on this?
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LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're right that 80,000 to 100,000 physicians will retire within the next five years, according to The Physicians Foundation. However, at the same time, about 36 million baby boomers will be eligible for Medicare.
The Association of American Medical Colleges says the U.S. is expected to have a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and a shortage of more than 130,000 physicians by 2025.
The Physicians Foundation also recently listed five major concerns for health care beginning in 2014.
The first one was:
Uncertainty about the ACA. The foundation said that although the law is advancing, many specifics about how it will work when it is fully implemented in 2014 have yet to be decided. Seventy-seven percent of physicians surveyed in the Physicians Foundation 2012 Biennial Physician Survey said uncertainty about the ACA was one of the prime reasons why they are pessimistic about the future of medicine. Ambiguity about implementation of accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, the Medicare physician fee schedule and the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board is disconcerting to many physicians.
Another of the five was:
A decline in physician autonomy. Decreasing payments, liabilities, defensive medicine pressure and more regulations are eroding autonomy, according to the foundation.
http://www.amednews.com/article/20121231/busi...
There's growing angst among medical professionals. It can't be denied. And the ACA is a big part of it.
"80,000 to 100,000 physicians will retire within the next five years"

Universities rumored to be turning out more doctors who are not addicted to teapartyitis.
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killtaker wrote:
Fast food workers,$15 an hour and...
That would be a major difference. I will get a lot, a lot of things done that I really need done right now. And that $15 an hour, that would mean I would have to work a little less days instead of every day, all day.”
http://pjmedays/
Cool you are a fast food worker at 7.23 an hour,
still give you time to post on thread.
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patbmak wrote:
I have an American flag in the back yard and one in the front of my house. I have already taken down the one in front, and when my husband comes home from work I'm going to demand that he take down the one in back. Michelle may be proud of her country, but at this point, I certainly am not!
I took down mine in 2009 and have had the Gadsden flag up since then. Democrats now fly the hammer & cycle.
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sickle - sorry commies.
OBAMA the GENIUS

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You can lie all you want lowlife, bottom line is if the 27 year old needs to use the insurance it could cost $8000 which is likely a WHOPPING 25% of net income.
That is your socialist "affordable" insurance?
Baawwaahhhh!!!!
If I was 27 years would, I would pass on your o-Commie-Care.
STILL LYING WAXTURD?

Medical bills can be used to take a tax deduction, thus increasing take home pay. Way less than 25% net. more like 10% azzzzzhole!

Med ins premiums can also be paid with pre tax dollars, thus increasing take home pay.

This 27 year old who makes $40,000 in a one person household is way better off with the ACA!

$151 per month for medical insurance, peace of mind every day, covered if a worst case scenario happens.

Under the Republican Med Insurance Plan: can't get any coverage! Pre existing condition,

Oh nuts!

He owes the whole $200,000 hospital bill....thanks Republicans!

Now he can go bankrupt, get a foreclosure, ruin his credit, just because he got sick, oh nuts, thanks repos!

NOW: with the ACA, This guy gets guaranteed coverage by federal law, he can't be turn down, pays an affordable $151 per month, and wow, he is covered 365 days!

$40,000 ... 27 .. with a wife and two kids, a 4 person household,

He pays close to nothing for more robust coverage, for all 4 people!

Single, 27 making $40,000 a year: with the ACA:

Can afford to buy or lease a luxury car, rent a nice apartment or buy a condo or house, pay for med ins, pay for an IRA, have savings leftover after eating and living everyday, and be happy everyday. Loves Democrats.

Without the ACA:

Can't get med ins! Gets sick, in hospital for one week, loses everything, owes money for life, goes bankrupt, is sad everyday, hates Republicans.

healthcare.gov

Log in today!

Affordable coverage, by Fed Law, Every State, even little shtty red ones!

LOL!
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LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're right that 80,000 to 100,000 physicians will retire within the next five years, according to The Physicians Foundation. However, at the same time, about 36 million baby boomers will be eligible for Medicare.
The Association of American Medical Colleges says the U.S. is expected to have a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and a shortage of more than 130,000 physicians by 2025.
The Physicians Foundation also recently listed five major concerns for health care beginning in 2014.
The first one was:
Uncertainty about the ACA. The foundation said that although the law is advancing, many specifics about how it will work when it is fully implemented in 2014 have yet to be decided. Seventy-seven percent of physicians surveyed in the Physicians Foundation 2012 Biennial Physician Survey said uncertainty about the ACA was one of the prime reasons why they are pessimistic about the future of medicine. Ambiguity about implementation of accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, the Medicare physician fee schedule and the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board is disconcerting to many physicians.
Another of the five was:
A decline in physician autonomy. Decreasing payments, liabilities, defensive medicine pressure and more regulations are eroding autonomy, according to the foundation.
http://www.amednews.com/article/20121231/busi...
There's growing angst among medical professionals. It can't be denied. And the ACA is a big part of it.
Those are yours (ameds) numbers, not mine. Five thousand six hundred is the estimate for Florida which is over 1000 per year.

Currently in Florida only around 700 are coming on line per year so there will be a shortage. There are three new Medical schools however that may pick up some of the slack and of course a number of foreign physicians arrive yearly.

All that said there are more medical doctors today than in 2008 and the baby boomer job force exodus would have occurred with or without the ACA.
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Cite your source libtard liberal socialist.
DailyKos?
Baawwaaahhhh!!!!!
You have a source from your ruskie homeland son?

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<quoted text>Membership organization doll, another plaque on the wall, nothing special.
There's also a www.fafp.com for those wanting another wall plaque.
This is just another organization, granted, but it's the Florida Medical Association - in our territory.

http://www.flmedical.org/ACA_Update.aspx

Regarding ACOs - Accountable Care Organization - a payment and service delivery model under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

"More questions than answers remain, especially in context of the PPACA — and these questions are not benign. Many aspects of putting ACOs into practice touch upon core medical practice principles and the values that drive American health care delivery. For example, questions arise about how to best measure quality of care and ensure individual physicians are not penalized for negative patient outcomes that they cannot control. But perhaps the most pressing and onerous questions are those embedded within the PPACA, concerning federal bureaucracy’s role in determining the future of medical practice in the United States."

..."the most pressing and onerous questions" are "concerning federal bureaucracy's role in determining the future of medical practice in the United States."

That's a pretty powerful statement - even if just by one state's medical association.
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LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're right that 80,000 to 100,000 physicians will retire within the next five years, according to The Physicians Foundation. However, at the same time, about 36 million baby boomers will be eligible for Medicare.
The Association of American Medical Colleges says the U.S. is expected to have a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 and a shortage of more than 130,000 physicians by 2025.
The Physicians Foundation also recently listed five major concerns for health care beginning in 2014.
The first one was:
Uncertainty about the ACA. The foundation said that although the law is advancing, many specifics about how it will work when it is fully implemented in 2014 have yet to be decided. Seventy-seven percent of physicians surveyed in the Physicians Foundation 2012 Biennial Physician Survey said uncertainty about the ACA was one of the prime reasons why they are pessimistic about the future of medicine. Ambiguity about implementation of accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, the Medicare physician fee schedule and the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board is disconcerting to many physicians.
Another of the five was:
A decline in physician autonomy. Decreasing payments, liabilities, defensive medicine pressure and more regulations are eroding autonomy, according to the foundation.
http://www.amednews.com/article/20121231/busi...
There's growing angst among medical professionals. It can't be denied. And the ACA is a big part of it.
Has your doctor refused to accept Medicare from you? You could offer to pay him more if you want; just to help him pay for his yacht and stuff!!

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USA had the major stock market crash 2008 under President Bush and since then President Obama has won two elections.
President Obama favors a policy of using tax payers money to keep Americans citizens alive.
First reports this is a popular idea.
Your thought on this?
That's because too many people aren't paying attention and believe everything they're told...like you, for example.

Looking up the causes of the crash in 2008 isn't that hard for such a well-read and educated person such as yourself. You'll find plenty of blame to go around on both sides - including as far back as the Clinton/Democrat Congress era.

Look out...you're about to fall into a fountain.
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Does that mean this is what those on the left want? More spending with an over $17 trillion deficit already?
At what point do Democrats start freaking out too?
Not paying attention to where they're going is like texting and falling into the fountain at the mall. It's too late then.
Deficits don't matter.

Remember that girl who did that; she tried to sue because people made fun of her. Don't know what came of it, but it was funny
Everywhere I do, if people are waiting, they are texting, waiting rooms, airports, car washes etc. No one is conversing anymore, they are looking at screens. Sad.

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So where do we draw the line? Where does it stop? When do we start reining in the spending to prevent going through this horse and pony show every couple of months?
My question exactly. Seems no one on the left has a limit. Or just trying to pretend not to care.

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<quoted text> Sure am!
...whew...

(I was a little confused there myself, like Lily...but was more concerned, unlike Lily.)
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STILL LYING WAXTURD?
Medical bills can be used to take a tax deduction, thus increasing take home pay. Way less than 25% net. more like 10% azzzzzhole!
Med ins premiums can also be paid with pre tax dollars, thus increasing take home pay.
This 27 year old who makes $40,000 in a one person household is way better off with the ACA!
$151 per month for medical insurance, peace of mind every day, covered if a worst case scenario happens.
Under the Republican Med Insurance Plan: can't get any coverage! Pre existing condition,
Oh nuts!
He owes the whole $200,000 hospital bill....thanks Republicans!
Now he can go bankrupt, get a foreclosure, ruin his credit, just because he got sick, oh nuts, thanks repos!
NOW: with the ACA, This guy gets guaranteed coverage by federal law, he can't be turn down, pays an affordable $151 per month, and wow, he is covered 365 days!
$40,000 ... 27 .. with a wife and two kids, a 4 person household,
He pays close to nothing for more robust coverage, for all 4 people!
Single, 27 making $40,000 a year: with the ACA:
Can afford to buy or lease a luxury car, rent a nice apartment or buy a condo or house, pay for med ins, pay for an IRA, have savings leftover after eating and living everyday, and be happy everyday. Loves Democrats.
Without the ACA:
Can't get med ins! Gets sick, in hospital for one week, loses everything, owes money for life, goes bankrupt, is sad everyday, hates Republicans.
healthcare.gov
Log in today!
Affordable coverage, by Fed Law, Every State, even little shtty red ones!
LOL!
You have no clue. You simply see what you want to see, libturd.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
From the state that gave us stories of forced anal probes, enemas, and colonoscopies a few weeks ago, we now get this:
A New Mexico woman claims she suffered for weeks after a Bernalillo County corrections officer strip-searched her and sprayed mace in her vagina.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/more...
As with all allegations we will have to wait to see if it holds up.

The woman with the bogus anti-gay ticket got fired yesterday.
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Waxman wrote:
sickle - sorry commies.
lol! you actually got it right my little ruskie 'fiend'!

I'm so proud of you!!!
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Has your doctor refused to accept Medicare from you? You could offer to pay him more if you want; just to help him pay for his yacht and stuff!!
You are a product of the Democrat/Obama demonization routine.

I guess you have a problem with doctors who went to school and internships/residencies for 12 years but have no problem with John Kerry avoiding taxes by docking his yacht out of state or John Edwards the ambulance chaser making millions for being a dirtbag lawyer.

You are a lowlife, lily.

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