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Just Facts

United States

#62 Oct 4, 2013
Kind of says it all...doesn't it??
Just Facts

United States

#63 Oct 4, 2013
Here's some more of those independent thinking Democrats...

www.youtube.com/watch...
Just Facts

United States

#64 Oct 4, 2013
Its sad really to think that so many people in our country think it is perfectly acceptable to take from a system and not contribute to that system...really sad.
Just Facts

United States

#65 Oct 4, 2013
Boehner and Cantor

Gardner, MA

#66 Oct 4, 2013
Just Facts wrote:
Well, we should all expect that will be the case. It's just another example of take from those that have and give it to those that do not have...more Obama redistribution of wealth.
Massachusetts cheapest policy for people that will not receive any help for reduction in premiums is $ 1,000 per month. I guess it is an acceptable thing to continue to penalize anyone that makes something of themselves and tries to live well.
yep, Healthcare Insurance can cost 12K a year, AND STILL BE A BARGAIN in today's FREE market insurance Companies. THAT'S the whole point of reform, premiums kept going up (have a look at what YOUR employer pays a year for yours!!!), while coverages went down!

"In a case like mine 52-year old Dad, Mom and 12-year old a benchmark "silver" plan paying 70% of my family's health expenses is quoted at $13,040 by Kaiser. According to Kaiser's August survey, average employer-based family coverage costs $16,351"
Just Facts

United States

#67 Oct 4, 2013
Okie Dokie,

Thats why we call the additional amount that a company pays for health insurance a benefit dumb ass. I would never ignore the great benefits that my company pays for on top of my salary...that is how a good company can hire and retain good employees.

12,000 a year for insurance that never gets used because people are healthy isn't a bargain, it is a lot of money thrown out the window...that is why government has no right demanding that everyone pay for that protection! A person should be free to decide if they are willing to pay for protection or risk the consequences of not having it...we live in what is supposed to be a free country.
Hah

Leominster, MA

#68 Oct 4, 2013
Boehner and Cantor

Gardner, MA

#69 Oct 4, 2013
"A person should be free to decide if they are willing to pay for protection or risk the consequences of not having it...we live in what is supposed to be a free country."

On top of costs, THIS is the second most urgent reason for reform

What happens when that healthy person gets say, in an accident? Falls off his bike, breaks his ankle, cuts himeslef in the kitchen???

The rest of us pay for his treatment, it's called I(I can't believe I have to say this what used to be a pinnacle of the Rights thinking, AGAIN to you) BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN COSTS!!!!!

Ignorant tea bagger makes the same arguments over and over and over and over again, insanity!
Boehner and Cantor

Gardner, MA

#70 Oct 4, 2013
"or risk the consequences"

He's putting the RISK of the consequences ON US!!!
Spongebob

Gardner, MA

#71 Oct 4, 2013
Health insurance should be a pro rated system based on the history of each individual. Some people never had to use their insurance for many years but pay the same premium as someone who visits the ER every week.

Yes, someday the individual may need to use it. Then their rates should be raised but in the mean time the insurance agency still profited off that person who never used it.

As for the welfare freeloaders they need to have a program that they will have to work for their benefits. Even if it is just a few hours a week in community service at least they are doing something instead of hanging out on the porch watching the working class drive by all day.

There are many families that both parents are working with young children. A single welfare mother is home alone anyways as her children are picked up by the state funded van pool and brought to the state funded daycare.

And we all know she is not really a single mother, just on paper to receive the benefits.
Obamacrats

United States

#72 Oct 4, 2013
Boehner and Cantor wrote:
"A person should be free to decide if they are willing to pay for protection or risk the consequences of not having it...we live in what is supposed to be a free country."
On top of costs, THIS is the second most urgent reason for reform
What happens when that healthy person gets say, in an accident? Falls off his bike, breaks his ankle, cuts himeslef in the kitchen???
The rest of us pay for his treatment, it's called I(I can't believe I have to say this what used to be a pinnacle of the Rights thinking, AGAIN to you) BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN COSTS!!!!!
Ignorant tea bagger makes the same arguments over and over and over and over again, insanity!
and I obviously know I will have to keep repeating to you that it shouldn't be our responsibility in the first place moron!!! THAT is the problem!! If you dumb asses would stop making every persons problem society's problem, we wouldn't have to have this discussion. It is the liberal person that continues to insist that everyone be responsible for everyone else and so we have systems that allow people to ignore their personal responsibility and put it off on everyone else.

...and it is this liberal thinking that makes our country so appealing to illegals that come here for the free stuff...the answer is simple...STOP GIVING AWAY THE FARM!!!
Boehner and Cantor

Gardner, MA

#73 Oct 4, 2013
Obamacrats wrote:
<quoted text>
and I obviously know I will have to keep repeating to you that it shouldn't be our responsibility in the first place moron!!! THAT is the problem!! If you dumb asses would stop making every persons problem society's problem, we wouldn't have to have this discussion. It is the liberal person that continues to insist that everyone be responsible for everyone else and so we have systems that allow people to ignore their personal responsibility and put it off on everyone else.
...and it is this liberal thinking that makes our country so appealing to illegals that come here for the free stuff...the answer is simple...STOP GIVING AWAY THE FARM!!!
?????? WTF are you talking about, WHAT? shouldn;t be OUR responsibility?

The Hospital Bills the unresponsible ones rack up when they don't have Insurance?

Really, unconnected word salads are no way to make an argument.

Person has no insurance, WE ALL pay for them!
Person has Insurance, we don;t have to pay for them.

Really hard to understand YOUR IDEA in the first place huh!

Individual mandate, Republican idea!
thats right

Fitchburg, MA

#74 Oct 6, 2013
Democraps wrote:
Yup, Democrats are independent thinkers...
www.youtube.com/watch...
They also don't waste time scouring YouTube for videos about god knows what.
Who knew

Fitchburg, MA

#75 Oct 6, 2013
Sonny,

Lynch is all over some other Topix threads saying you're a cross dresser. Looks like the apple doesn't fall too far from the family tree. Your dad was a bit of a freak too, from what gets said in hushed voices at the coffee shops around town. Let your freak flag fly, Sonny, you've earned it through a life of sitting on your butt collecting welfare. You must be exhausted. Although I'm sure you're appreciative that with all that free time you've been able to explore the freakier side of life.
Jtn

Framingham, MA

#76 Oct 6, 2013
Stop spending money on buildings like the science building when there are no students in these majors,retire the old toads in math ,put the library online,isn't it fit and fun at our university,oh I mean bobs .
Just Facts

United States

#77 Oct 7, 2013
In the News...

http://watchdog.org/109325/you-know-that-one-...

This kid lied about being a young guy that enrolled under the new ObamCare program. He worked and is still an Obamacrat...awesome!!
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#78 Oct 7, 2013
Boehner and Cantor wrote:
"A person should be free to decide if they are willing to pay for protection or risk the consequences of not having it...we live in what is supposed to be a free country."
On top of costs, THIS is the second most urgent reason for reform
What happens when that healthy person gets say, in an accident? Falls off his bike, breaks his ankle, cuts himeslef in the kitchen???
The rest of us pay for his treatment, it's called I(I can't believe I have to say this what used to be a pinnacle of the Rights thinking, AGAIN to you) BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN COSTS!!!!!
Ignorant tea bagger makes the same arguments over and over and over and over again, insanity!
So that is the same as everyone has to have car insurance even if they don't drive or own a car?

Do you understand now?
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#79 Oct 7, 2013
The real problem is how the medical entities bill for their services.

A person calls for a Medstar ambulance because of backpain and is transported to the Leominster Hospital ER.

Do you realize that Medstar bills the insurance company $1,600 for that trip? It is even higher for a life threatening call but that can be justified.

I do realize that Medstar has to pay the Paramedic $17 per hr. and the EMT $13 per hr. plus insurance in case they are injured. They pay for the gas for the ambulance which is approximately $5 for the trip.

I do realize that they have to have liability insurance for the ambulance. Let's say that averages about $100 per call.

That ambulance run for back pain should not be over $400-$500 for a single non-life threatening transport. That includes a profit margin for the company after expenses.

This is a case of letting the medical world charge the maximum they can even for basic services. This is why the owner's of Medstar who are 28 years old are now multi-millionaires. The owner's of Medstar are making at least $1,000 per call if not more after expenses.

The medical expense rates is what needs to be adjusted.
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#80 Oct 7, 2013
For those people who do need an ambulance for a non-life threatening ailment I will give you a tip.

Have the Fitchburg Fire Department Rescue/Ambulance (2 basic EMTs on board) transport you instead of the Medstar Ambulance (1 Paramedic & 1 EMT).

It is a lot cheaper and most of the time it is a free service because your TAXES pay for those city employed firefighters/EMTs on the Rescue unit.
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#81 Oct 7, 2013
It is about $68 for a non-life threatening trip to the ER in the Fitchburg Fire Rescue/Ambulance vs $1,600 for the same trip in a Medstar Ambulance.

Why?

Because the city cannot bill for anything that is already paid for by the taxpayers.

That would be double dipping.

Maybe the towns and cities should acquire more ambulances.

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