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Ever since the state of Hawaii outsourced its Medicaid services for the indigent population to WellCare and United Health Care , there has been nothing but chaos. Full Story
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willie

Farmington, MI

#1 Sep 29, 2009
"Outsourcing causes chaos"

If you think it is bad now doctor just wait till Obama care kicks in...
Bob

AOL

#2 Sep 29, 2009
Jane,
So you think Glenn Beck, who has a right to free speech, should be ignored?
What I have found him to do, is encourage all Americans to ask questions and demand answers, it is our right. He calls for people from both sides of the aisle to participate.
If it wasn't for people like him, the American public wouldn't know what the gov't was trying to do behind our back.
Time and again, he has said, I hope I am wrong, and has asked the WH to respond. Nothing.
He has exposed corruption beyond our wildest imaginations. He has exposed the 30 plus far left radical czars now giving advice to the President. Their agenda is very self-serving and it isn't pretty where they want to take this country.
He has had plenty of people of all colors that are on his show and are just as scared as the rest of us as to which way this country is headed. Obviously you haven't watched his program to see this, you are just repeating what someone else says.
It sounds like you have been watching too much CNN and MSNBC to come up with the racebaiting theme. Please stop it, you are the one instilling hate.
I thought your party was suppose to be the party of tolerance.
We are concerned with all the broken promises, ie. being able to read all bills on the internet for 5 days before the vote is cast. Now, they are calling for no reading of the bills. Does that not bother you?
They are wanting hard working Americans to pay the way for those that won't or can't work. Is this fair?
Perhaps it doesn't bother you that George Soros is trying to devalue our dollar. If so, your savings will be gone. Think it can't happen, read what happened in England in the early 90's by this very same man.
Perhaps, you should just turn off your TV, if you don't like his program.
I personally want to know what is happening. I happen to watch several stations and read and listen. Then I make up my mind. No one makes my choices for me.

I think you put too much worry into the wrong man.
jimhiro

Fresno, CA

#3 Sep 29, 2009
Watada will have to live with his decisions the rest of his life. When he marries his family will carry his notriety. Hope he doesnt live near a military base because his children will suffer from their school children. Hope he starts his own business for if the business owner is a veteran, he will be taboo to hire. With his less than honorable discharge he will not be able to get a federal job less a security clearnace of many jobs for the defense department.
Von

Aiea, HI

#4 Sep 29, 2009
"Outsourcing causes chaos"
by Pradeepta Chowdhury, M.D.
Hilo

Amen! You are 100% correct.

With Evercare if you must see your doctor right away there is a procedure to follow: You must make an appointment no earlier than 48 hours. If you can't drive then you must first call your friends up. If that does not work you must ask around for someone to share a ride with. If that does now work you must check with Hani-Van and if that does not work you must call your coordinator up for further instructions. Remember you are sick and this is urgent.

"The program is totally flawed, and patients cannot find doctors," said pediatrician Arleen Jouxson-Meyers, MD, a plaintiff in the case. "When you go through the [network] lists, you find all these inaccuracies." For example, United's Evercare and WellCare's Ohana Health Plan continue to list doctors who have retired or opted out of the networks. Dr. Jouxson-Meyers, who chose not to participate in the new managed care program, said she has had difficulty finding participating physicians to whom she can refer her patients who are blind or disabled. Some of her patients are also plaintiffs in the case.

The lawsuits and complaints are endless. Research through Google. It's easy. The world has gone crazy !!

Aloha
taylor

Honolulu, HI

#5 Sep 29, 2009
jane, you should listen to G. Beck sometimes and you will be surprised at the truths he uncovers.

enough truth to rattle the white house and have czars mysteriously resigns. acorn being cut off from using our tax dollars and even his name being mentioned in congress.

wall street was embarrassed for not covering the news about van jones and acorn, that they appointed someone to read right wing blogs such as G.Beck and other pundits.

i often switch back and forth between cnn, msnbc and foxnews, then you piece it together...hmm hmm hmmm Barack Hussin Obama.
wendell

United States

#6 Sep 29, 2009
taylor wrote:
jane, you should listen to G. Beck sometimes and you will be surprised at the truths he uncovers.
enough truth to rattle the white house and have czars mysteriously resigns. acorn being cut off from using our tax dollars and even his name being mentioned in congress.
wall street was embarrassed for not covering the news about van jones and acorn, that they appointed someone to read right wing blogs such as G.Beck and other pundits.
i often switch back and forth between cnn, msnbc and foxnews, then you piece it together...hmm hmm hmmm Barack Hussin Obama.
Wasn't he first responsible for outing ACORN?
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#7 Sep 29, 2009
Jane, I agree with you.
While Glen might point out some things and add balance, he doesn't have the right to yell 'fire' in a movie theatre.
It probably will backfire, it's human nature for most people to stand up for the one being attacked.
rtkona

Honolulu, HI

#8 Sep 29, 2009
And I am afraid not enough people are paying attention to people in and around government that Beck is pointing out.
bucksforlolo

Lahaina, HI

#9 Sep 29, 2009
Glen Beck for president !

Since: Sep 08

Honolulu

#10 Sep 29, 2009
rtkona wrote:
And I am afraid not enough people are paying attention to people in and around government that Beck is pointing out.
Well, we are, for all intents and purposes, the same nation that elected George W. Bush and Dick Cheney twice. You really can't expect any better of us. After all, you trusted those two guys with the country, didn't you? And they hung around with their friends in Enron, the oil industry, the weapons manufacturing conglomerates, the Saudis, and ....hmmm. Wait a minute. That would put your ability to make sound judgments about what's really going on into question.

Never mind. Go back to ranting about the current administration.
Fisherman

Lanai City, HI

#11 Sep 29, 2009
bucksforlolo wrote:
Glen Beck for president !
That would be the best thing that could happen for the Democrats.
wendell

United States

#12 Sep 29, 2009
Fisherman wrote:
Jane, I agree with you.
While Glen might point out some things and add balance, he doesn't have the right to yell 'fire' in a movie theatre.
It probably will backfire, it's human nature for most people to stand up for the one being attacked.
Is anyone standing up for ACORN, except for loons? Or are you referring to Beck?
alice

Hanalei, HI

#13 Sep 29, 2009
Bullshot Crummond wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, we are, for all intents and purposes, the same nation that elected George W. Bush and Dick Cheney twice. You really can't expect any better of us. After all, you trusted those two guys with the country, didn't you? And they hung around with their friends in Enron, the oil industry, the weapons manufacturing conglomerates, the Saudis, and ....hmmm. Wait a minute. That would put your ability to make sound judgments about what's really going on into question.
Never mind. Go back to ranting about the current administration.
Bush was a liar and did tremendous damage to America.
Bob

AOL

#14 Sep 29, 2009
I think the American People have come alive now.
To much has come to light that has proven true.
The Republicans are regrouping and I pray we can find a true leader. There are several contenders that want smaller government, etc.
So far Glenn has been right on on so many things, that is why they are trying to degrade him. They are scared of the truth getting out.
Just got a note on the New Health Care bill being debated this week.
$1900 fine for not purchasing insurance and if you refuse to pay the fine, you can be thrown in jail for a year and fined another $25,000. The IRS will be the governing agency coming after us.
It said that was just one of the hidden, unknown consequences of this Baccus Bill.
It went on to say, there will be severe rationing and that top 10% of Drs. that put in for reimburments will be penalized. Yeah, that will work well to help us obtain HC.
This is one of the many reasons Glenn is working so hard for all Americans.
We have to be able to have access to read the bill.
Dave

AOL

#15 Sep 29, 2009
Bullshot Crummond wrote:
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Well, we are, for all intents and purposes, the same nation that elected George W. Bush and Dick Cheney twice. You really can't expect any better of us. After all, you trusted those two guys with the country, didn't you? And they hung around with their friends in Enron, the oil industry, the weapons manufacturing conglomerates, the Saudis, and ....hmmm. Wait a minute. That would put your ability to make sound judgments about what's really going on into question.
Never mind. Go back to ranting about the current administration.
Sorry your comment isn't a fair analogy. Glenn gave the Bush Adminstration heck for the 8 years he was in office.
We may be the same country that elected them, but we are more united than ever before. We deserve better than what we are getting.
We get it, you are liberal, but you should be very concerned about what is happening in and around this administration at this time.
You guys always revert back to Bush. He wasn't even in the conversation.
As for our ability to make sound judgements, as least we are more open minded and want to know where we are headed. Where you just want to call us names. You pulled the first punch.
Dave

AOL

#16 Sep 29, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>Bush was a liar and did tremendous damage to America.
Yeah, ALice, like this adminstration hasn't lied to us one bit. Along with a bushel of broken promises.
Wake up girl, get your head out of the sand.
Heck we have a President that can't even stay at home long enough to tend to much needed business. Instead he is out pandering and apologizing, which he has not one right to do.
I am still waiting for the HC bill to be put on the internet for 5 days so we can read it before it goes to vote. No wait, another broken promise.
This country is being given away bit by bit and too many of you are in denial.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#17 Sep 29, 2009
Whoosh! I guess a lot of the Bush/Cheney damage is being undone because the complaining is getting louder.
Oneheart

Koloa, HI

#18 Sep 29, 2009
Yes, Glenn Beck is your hero. Yes, he was the one that called Obama a racist. Obama is the one that hates white people. Then a crazed white supremist killed a black security guard at a Jewish museum. Then teabaggers started carrying guns to townhall meetings. Then a census taker was hung in KY. Words have consequences. Even in free speech. We've all become reactionaries because of the end results of a failed government leadership during the Bush/Cheney years. If there is to be any reactionary anger, it should be against us, the citizens for not questioning those dark eight years.

As for Beck? He, himself, labels himself a clown and a comedian not a politico figure. His statements of so-called facts are constantly dispelled by Factcheck.org . And yes, I would love to see him and Palin run for president. I would love to see him in a debate based on facts. I would love to see his true self revealed. He has become a Republican nightmare along with the rest of the Republican pundits. Have you noticed, more and more mainstream Republicans are distancing themselves from Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, Bilo the clown, and Hannity?

So, keep screaming in defense of Beck. Like spoiled children you'll either be ignored or get a spanking.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#19 Sep 29, 2009
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry your comment isn't a fair analogy. Glenn gave the Bush Adminstration heck for the 8 years he was in office.
We may be the same country that elected them, but we are more united than ever before. We deserve better than what we are getting.
We get it, you are liberal, but you should be very concerned about what is happening in and around this administration at this time.
You guys always revert back to Bush. He wasn't even in the conversation.
As for our ability to make sound judgements, as least we are more open minded and want to know where we are headed. Where you just want to call us names. You pulled the first punch.
lol! Don't worry. People like MSNBC, ABC, etc... have been giving Obama "heck" since day one so it will all come out even 7 years from now.

And you can be concerned about this administration like I was concerned about the last. And you can do the same thing I did.
swannie

Ocean View, HI

#20 Sep 29, 2009
About Mr. Watada. How in the heck did he get that far in the Army if he was anti-war?

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