Insurance industry offers concessions...

Insurance industry offers concessions in bid to block a propose...

There are 289 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 6, 2009, titled Insurance industry offers concessions in bid to block a propose.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Health insurance companies are offering new concessions, including lower rates for millions of women, as they try to persuade Congress not to set up a government health plan to compete against them.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

First Prev
of 15
Next Last
Paladin

Westland, MI

#290 Jun 23, 2009
There are five entities that are not in the diseases curing business.
The Health insurer
The AMA
Pharmaceutical industry
The Government
The Food industry
translation

United States

#291 Jun 23, 2009
geesh the Obama "news" conference needs some translation:

my healthcare plan will not cause decifit spending....YEAH...because the TAXING for healthcare is NOT a deficit....it's called REVENUE!! But later more people will be added to Obamacare and then it's MORE taxing or there will be a deficit!

Regarding employers' health insurance..."the government will not force your employer to get government healthcare"....key word FORCE....no the employer will drop your current healthcare and go to GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE!

Michelle Obama on a tv show...."it's going to be hard"...no kidding! With ALL the taxing Obama does the healthcare TAXing will be more.

PLUS OBAMA indicated that there will be A SECOND STIMULUS....meaning MORE TAXING upon what we are already facing.

It's a mountainous load of crap. TAxing and taxing and taxing.

Obama will not be re-ellected! Get out those democrats that vote for Obama's TAXING. Vote out democrats!

As a reminder, lest you forget:

Stimulus Tax (the one your great grandchildren will be paying off)

Cap and Trade Energy Tax - increase federal taxing on gas and electricity-with costs rolled on in price increase to you

Obamacare Health Plan -Incremental FEDERAL TAX increase starting supposedly at 1.5% on every purchase and CLIMBING to 10%.(that's on all purchases)

Obama's SECOND Stimulus TAX- to push the economy - let's make that your great great grandchildren's debt

and the soda TAX, the alcohol TAX, the beer TAX and that's not the end of it.

Vote Obama and his gang OUT! Not only is he bankrupting your personal life, but he is lax in protecting this country.

OUT with democrats!
alert

United States

#292 Jun 23, 2009
"Marine Corp Patty" is now "Jean"!

Jean, Jean the Obama machine.

Jean got the Obama grassroots talking points. Cut and Pasted, never studied.

Sorry Jean...it's TAXING, that's the Obama problem...the taxes.

Why should WE give up our hard earned money for those who don't save, don't work, many who are illegal.

Oh, wait..the Obama grassroot phrase is "compassionate American"..."patriot ic American"...."everyb ody wants to pay higher taxes" (by the faux Colin Powell)

Talking points for 2010 and 2012 elections:

lack of security, we are not safe!
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
and more

Since: Mar 08

Saint Louis, MO

#294 Jun 28, 2009
Jean wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually I'm neither. I'm an independent moderate but you wingnuts have gone do far right that right is looking left to you.
Don't you remember when Bush was giving those tax cuts and starting his preemptive war..."deficits don't matter.", right. That's what we were told by the wingers.
"But the fundamental fact is that we can afford universal health insurance — even those high estimates were less than the $1.8 trillion cost of the Bush tax cuts. Furthermore, Democratic leaders know that they have to pass a health care bill for the sake of their own survival. One way or another, the numbers will be brought in line."
" http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/opinion/22k... ?**** r=1
WOW!! Your ignorance is surpassed only by your stupidity. So since we're not in favor of creating ANOTHER multi-trillion dollar entitlement program that will push our nation more quickly towards insolvency, a place it's already rapidly heading due to the almost $65 Trillion unfunded liabilities caused by Medicare and Social Security, we're "wingnuts" and have gone "so far right" that the right is looking left to us. Not sure if that makes any sense or not. I'm guessing no.

We have over 300 Million people in this country. THe Dems like to tout the 46 million uninsured to support their specious claim of a "health care crisis." 46 million. 15% of the population is uninsured. This means 85% ARE insured!!! Even the Dem plan pushed last week was projected by the non-partisan CBO to cost more than $1 Trillion and would only insure a third of those 46 million uninsured.

Those 46 million ALREADY HAVE access to health care. With this access, they have a responsibility to pay for it. It's not my responsibility to pay for other people (with the exception of my immediate family that I support) to have health insurance. All these bogus claims and outrageous plans the Dems are proposing are going to succeed in doing is:

1. Vastly expanding are already untenable national debt
2. Lead to higher taxes down the road making it harder for me and 10s of millions of other Americans to support their families.
3. Exacerbate the doctor and nurse shortage over stressing an already stressed health care system
4. Lower the quality and quantity of care for those 255 million + people who ALREADY HAVE health coverage
5. Discourage people from entering the heath profession leading to an increasing shortage of doctors and nurses.
6. Reduce the profitability of new technologies and prescription drugs which will slow R&D investment by drug companies and slow or halt the development of new drugs in the future.

Jean,

I hope you'll address my points as an adult rather than the usual childish liberal banter with insults like "wingnut" etc. As a nation, how are we supposed to pay for these "universal" health care plans? Will ALL people, including the President and Congress be forced to participate in the same plans? What advantage is to be gained by mortgaging our nation's and our children's & grandchildren's future healthcare for all.

The Pledge of Allegiance reads
"... with liberty and justice for all"
NOT
"...with free food and healthcare for all."
Ricky

El Paso, TX

#295 Jul 22, 2009
Delphinus 13 wrote:
<quoted text>
WOW!! Your ignorance is surpassed only by your stupidity.
...
I hope you'll address my points as an adult rather than the usual childish liberal banter with insults like "wingnut" etc.
spoken like a true wingnut! at least use quotes when you post your RU$H crap.
Ricky

El Paso, TX

#296 Jul 22, 2009
alert wrote:
"Marine Corp Patty" is now "Jean"!
Jean, Jean the Obama machine.
Jean got the Obama grassroots talking points. Cut and Pasted, never studied.
Sorry Jean...it's TAXING, that's the Obama problem...the taxes.
Why should WE give up our hard earned money for those who don't save, don't work, many who are illegal.
Oh, wait..the Obama grassroot phrase is "compassionate American"..."patriot ic American"...."everyb ody wants to pay higher taxes" (by the faux Colin Powell)
Talking points for 2010 and 2012 elections:
lack of security, we are not safe!
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
taxation
and more
nobody is safe with idiots like you running around
Ricky

El Paso, TX

#297 Jul 22, 2009
translation wrote:
geesh the Obama "news" conference needs some translation:
my healthcare plan will not cause decifit spending....YEAH...because the TAXING for healthcare is NOT a deficit....it's called REVENUE!! But later more people will be added to Obamacare and then it's MORE taxing or there will be a deficit!
Regarding employers' health insurance..."the government will not force your employer to get government healthcare"....key word FORCE....no the employer will drop your current healthcare and go to GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE!
Michelle Obama on a tv show...."it's going to be hard"...no kidding! With ALL the taxing Obama does the healthcare TAXing will be more.
PLUS OBAMA indicated that there will be A SECOND STIMULUS....meaning MORE TAXING upon what we are already facing.
It's a mountainous load of crap. TAxing and taxing and taxing.
Obama will not be re-ellected! Get out those democrats that vote for Obama's TAXING. Vote out democrats!
As a reminder, lest you forget:
Stimulus Tax (the one your great grandchildren will be paying off)
Cap and Trade Energy Tax - increase federal taxing on gas and electricity-with costs rolled on in price increase to you
Obamacare Health Plan -Incremental FEDERAL TAX increase starting supposedly at 1.5% on every purchase and CLIMBING to 10%.(that's on all purchases)
Obama's SECOND Stimulus TAX- to push the economy - let's make that your great great grandchildren's debt
and the soda TAX, the alcohol TAX, the beer TAX and that's not the end of it.
Vote Obama and his gang OUT! Not only is he bankrupting your personal life, but he is lax in protecting this country.
OUT with democrats!
sounds like you outsourced your translations
Ricky

El Paso, TX

#298 Jul 22, 2009
Half of the story wrote:
<quoted text>
FedEx and UPS have the infastructure in place to deliver. As of noww, they deliver 6 days. I just don't have stuff to mail six days a week. You give the Post Office volume to FedEx or UPS and I bet their rates would come down.
<quoted text>
It was a failed system from the start. It was predicated on variables that were not sustainable. It's a pyramid scheme. Do you think Bernie Madoff was the first to come up with a ponzi ? This 'game' has been around for centuries.
<quoted text>
My 401K is fine. Barely noticed a drop over my last two statements. Sure it didn't grow in leaps and bounds, but neither did my expected income from Social Security. Speaking of, I have my statements going back to the first one I received so I could track things. I'm not going to be able to afford rent let alone any other of lifes necessities using the income I will recieve from the government as of today. Now tomorrow is a different story. Reduction in benefits, new taxes on benefits, hell, if you've read the SSI act, the government can discontinue the program at any moment with no reason given. And since they want to rack up a ridiculous bill to fund the national healthcare boondoggle, I doubt SSI is going to survive.
<quoted text>
And this somehow justifies a govenment program ? That's like saying "Why can't I drive 95 in a 35 zone ? Lots of other people are doing it. I trust my reckless speeding more than those others."
boohoo... the wingnuts are crying foul

Since: Mar 08

Belleville, IL

#299 Aug 7, 2009
Ricky wrote:
<quoted text>
spoken like a true wingnut! at least use quotes when you post your RU$H crap.
Wow, spoken like a true dreadlock-wearing liberal granola hippy living in a 1965 VW van!!! At least respond to my valid points rather than just discount them as invalid.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 15
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Fort Lauderdale Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 2 min Earl 1,458,616
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 1 hr Mothra 62,320
News Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision (Jan '08) 2 hr Truth is might 312,702
News Missing 5-year-old Florida girl likely was abdu... (Feb '09) 9 hr zazz 98,272
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 12 hr Ize Found 71,234
News Scientists say they have proved climate change ... (Dec '08) Sun YIM 7,942
News Fort Lauderdale: Woman critical after freight t... (Jul '08) Dec 2 Leelee126 123

Fort Lauderdale Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Fort Lauderdale Mortgages