Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262515 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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1025952 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Correct, I was talking about the regular Medicare program.
United Health Care is struggling with the AARP's "victory" of being sole providers of Medicare Advantage. With all the regs they have ended up cutting doctors and hospitals participants may use.
Where? Please be specific.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1025953 Nov 18, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Arent you one of those dumass big business hating liberals who is slobbering over the stock market gains while ibammie has been in office?
LOL, they get very confused about what their moral compass is.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1025954 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Lots of beautiful words-aren't they.
Unreasonable-hmmm, is it unreasonable to expect people to wait for treatments for weeks like in other socialized medicine countries when with our past policies it was brief?
"interferes with communications" -what in the heck does that mean? The physician is capable of telling you all treatments but than is limited to those that are covered. Really? You think this means something?
"restricts the ability of health care providers to provide full disclosure of all relevant information to patients making health care decisions" as well as " violates the principles of informed consent and the ethical standards of health care professionals" -this was guaranteed under the HIPPA law and nothing new. Still does not mean the person is entitled to get the same meds and treatments that he was receiving on his old policies.
"limits the availability of health care treatment for the full duration of a patient’s medical needs" or you have to treat pre-existing conditions. Still no guarantee you can continue your current meds and treatments for a condition.
Really, USA you need to get it together.
"Unreasonable" barriers, "timely" access...the bill is chock full of verbiage of which the interpretation is left up to...drum roll please...?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1025955 Nov 18, 2013
List of Shame...

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-Mont.):“That is why one of the central promises of health care reform has been and is: If you like what you have, you can keep it. That is critically important. If a person has a plan, and he or she likes it, he or she can keep it.”(Sen. Baucus, Congressional Record, S.7676, 9/29/10)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025956 Nov 18, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many things that could have been done to lower health care costs, beginning with tort reform.
true...defensive medicine resulting from frivolous lawsuits inflates medical spending...

doctors perform every test in the book for fear of being sued if they miss one...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1025957 Nov 18, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>The very problems that Obamacare wanted to fix, they have exasperated.
True, true, true. So very true.

Say, do you think Lily and LCN would not criticize a black President Glen Beck?

Because they keep calling me a racist and white supremacist for just asking them that question.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1025959 Nov 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Where? Please be specific.
"UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate 810 primary-care physicians and 1,440 specialists from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut next year, the association said. The insurer would not confirm that number Wednesday but said that, in 2014, it will have at least 1,500 primary-care physicians and more than 4,000 specialists in the network."

http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-09/health...

Not Advantage but shows the effects of Obamacare on patients

"In Los Angeles County, for instance, Health Net customers in the state exchange would be limited to 2,316 primary-care doctors and specialists. That's less than a third of the doctors Health Net offers to workers on employer plans. In San Diego, there are only 204 primary-care doctors to serve Health Net patients."

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/...

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Health Department director Michael Fine have sent a letter to the CEO of United Healthcare New England expressing their concern over the insurer’s dropping of dozens of doctors from its managed Medicare plan in the state.

kilmartin-fine-urge-united-hea lthcare-reinstate-doctors.html

The bottom line is this is happening everywhere.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1025960 Nov 18, 2013
Here you go greedy, selfish Socialist Obama voters!

China’s aid for Philippines dwarfed by that of US, private companies

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/18/ch...

...in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, China has coughed up less for the Philippines than some private companies.

You Communists/Democrats/Socialist s are pathetic.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1025961 Nov 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
true...defensive medicine resulting from frivolous lawsuits inflates medical spending...
doctors perform every test in the book for fear of being sued if they miss one...
Absolutely, yet Obama says that he will veto the bill if it gets to his desk.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1025962 Nov 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
True, true, true. So very true.
Say, do you think Lily and LCN would not criticize a black President Glen Beck?
Because they keep calling me a racist and white supremacist for just asking them that question.
It's hard to tell what racists like them would do.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1025963 Nov 18, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Then why don't you stop motoring your big, opinionated mouth and build a solar plant, peon?
OH, what did you say? You want other people's money?
Yes, I thought so.
If your big opinionated mouth (which is much larger than your brain) had a clue, you would be pointing out what a failure your corrupt Obama & Democrats are with energy policy.
That idiot could have started realistic initiatives 5 years ago instead of saying "it takes too long".
Solar is not there yet and the pollution & chemicals used to make solar suck.
Biodiesel on the other hand is something that has potential to reduce the need for gas & coal in plants & cars. It requires the use of one caustic chemical that is easy to contain.
People applied to build a biodiesel plant near me, but it was blocked. By liberals of course. These same liberals that killed it have no problem using chemicals on their lawns and then drinking the well water.
You liberals are all brain dead.
Farming Solar Energy in Space
Shrugging off massive costs, Japan pursues space-based solar arrays

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Kakuda, japan—In a recent spin-off of the classic Japanese animated series Mobile Suit Gundam, the depletion of fossil fuels has forced humanity to turn to space-based solar power generation as global conflicts rage over energy shortages. The sci-fi saga is set in the year 2307, but even now real Japanese scientists are working on the hardware needed to realize orbital generators as a form of clean, renewable energy, with plans to complete a prototype in about 20 years.

The concept of solar panels beaming down energy from space has long been pondered—and long been dismissed as too costly and impractical. But in Japan the seemingly far-fetched scheme has received renewed attention amid the current global energy crisis and concerns about the environment. Last year researchers at the Institute for Laser Technology in Osaka produced up to 180 watts of laser power from sunlight. In February scientists in Hokkaido began ground tests of a power transmission system designed to send energy in microwave form to Earth.

The laser and microwave research projects are two halves of a bold plan for a space solar power system (SSPS) under the aegis of Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Specifically, by 2030 the agency aims to put into geostationary orbit a solar-power generator that will transmit one gigawatt of energy to Earth, equivalent to the output of a large nuclear power plant. The energy would be sent to the surface in microwave or laser form, where it would be converted into electricity for commercial power grids or stored in the form of hydrogen.

“We’re doing this research for commonsense reasons—as a potential solution to the challenges posed by the exhaustion of fossil fuels and global warming,” says Hiroaki Suzuki of JAXA’s Advanced Mission Research Center, one of about 180 scientists at major Japanese research institutes working on the scheme. JAXA says its potential advantages are straightforward: in space, solar irradiance is five to 10 times as strong as on the ground, so generation is more efficient; solar energy could be collected 24 hours a day; and weather would not pose a problem. The system would also be clean, generating no pollution or waste, and safe. The intensity of energy reaching Earth’s surface might be about five kilowatts per square meter—about five times that of the sun at noon on a clear summer day at midlatitudes. Although the scientists say this amount will not harm the human body, the receiving area would nonetheless be cordoned off and situated at sea.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1025964 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
"UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate 810 primary-care physicians and 1,440 specialists from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut next year, the association said. The insurer would not confirm that number Wednesday but said that, in 2014, it will have at least 1,500 primary-care physicians and more than 4,000 specialists in the network."
http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-09/health...
Not Advantage but shows the effects of Obamacare on patients
"In Los Angeles County, for instance, Health Net customers in the state exchange would be limited to 2,316 primary-care doctors and specialists. That's less than a third of the doctors Health Net offers to workers on employer plans. In San Diego, there are only 204 primary-care doctors to serve Health Net patients."
http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/...
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Health Department director Michael Fine have sent a letter to the CEO of United Healthcare New England expressing their concern over the insurer’s dropping of dozens of doctors from its managed Medicare plan in the state.
kilmartin-fine-urge-united-hea lthcare-reinstate-doctors.html
The bottom line is this is happening everywhere.
Hospital emergency rooms better be ready because those people who depended on those docs will be breaking down the doors.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1025965 Nov 18, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely, yet Obama says that he will veto the bill if it gets to his desk.
ambulance chasers are big campaign contributors....

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1025966 Nov 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
"Dems on side of the people, Teabaggers on the side of the insurance companies, go figure" - Homer(I) 2016
New Teabagger slogan:
I (heart) insurance companies, oh and Putin.
Yep, and even though they too raise prices on their products, we (heart) grocery companies, home improvement companies and department store companies. All this even though the government keeps deeming products unsafe and removing them from their shelves.

In case you were unaware, millions of people depend on insurance companies for employment.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1025967 Nov 18, 2013
Progressive buy a vote plane part 435342342435215353....

"Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/obam...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1025968 Nov 18, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
I work in an emergency room, you don't have to tell me about people going there for stupid things. A big part of the Obamacare issue is that it will do nothing but make that worse especially now that many doctors are being dropped by insurance companies, people will have no place else to go for their healthcare. The very problems that Obamacare wanted to fix, they have exasperated.
Very true and numerous news articles (a few I have already posted) confirms this.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1025969 Nov 18, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Progressive buy a vote plane part 435342342435215353....
"Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/obam...
""We have always done so when unemployment is this high and would make little sense to fail to do so now when we are still facing the burdens of the worst downturn since the Great Recession," Sperling said. "It is high bang for the buck for the economy, reduces poverty and helps workers who lost jobs due to no fault of their own get back on their feet."

Wai a minute, I thought that Obama improved the economy and created a whole bunch of jobs since coming into office.......he didn't LIE did he?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1025970 Nov 18, 2013
Look at Table 1 comparing estimated number of tax-credit eligible individuals and potential marketplace coverage by state.

http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress...

Maybe I'm reading it wrong but the second column with much higher numbers usually means the costs associated with much higher numbers is going to be a lot more expensive.

But maybe somebody can correct me on that.

Working today so gotta go. Later.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1025971 Nov 18, 2013
I get it!!!!

In a Progressive world you have to screw up to move up!

"Geithner Heads to Private Equity"

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1025972 Nov 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Very true and numerous news articles (a few I have already posted) confirms this.
So now we are going to be paying a whole lot more for insurance to provide insurance for those who have none, but those people won't have a doctor available to see them because the insurance companies are dropping doctors like hot potatoes, so these people will be going to emergency rooms for the most expensive healthcare for their minor, non-emergent health care-just like they do now. Like I said, Obamacare resolves nothing.

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