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#117 May 2, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
<quoted text>
Point is, they're being run profitably..or do you want to agrue over that too?
Hospitals always operate in the red - my GF works for Aurora. She says that if it weren't for private donations and tributes, most hospitals would never be able to afford to stay open. It's no arguement.

There are three different kinds of hospitals: for-profit, non-profit and governemnt-owned and operated. Non-profit hospitals are not run profitably. Numerous hospitals were founded by and continue to operate under charitable organizations. A large number of these organizations have a religious affiliation. Many community hospitals are non-profits, as are some of the United States' very best research and teaching facilities. Even many local community hospitals without religious affiliations operate as non-profits to bring health care to their communities.

Only about 20% of hospitals in the US are for-profit. Over half are non-profit.

Research, research, research...

http://www.aha.org/research/rc/stat-studies/f...

“I was a Grim Reaper”

Level 8

Since: Apr 07

But now I take antidepressants

#118 May 2, 2013
GenOmazing wrote:
<quoted text>Time to start raising your prices
Bingo. The healthcare law will cause prices all across America to go up. In a time when unemployment is so high, an across the board price increase on all goods and services just seems like a bad idea.

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#120 May 2, 2013
Billy R wrote:
<quoted text>Bingo. The healthcare law will cause prices all across America to go up. In a time when unemployment is so high, an across the board price increase on all goods and services just seems like a bad idea.
Wait - what?

I don't suppose inflation and the cost of doing business would have anything to do with that, huh? How about the increase in transportation costs? Or the cost of manufacturing - remember, we're kicking all those funky-dunky illegals out of the country finally so you can now pay your employess more money so they can afford to buy your products (aka: Henry Ford). And remember, once we do kick them out, you'll have to pay those employees even more because of all the high price fruits and vegetables. And please Billy - make sure every one of your employees makes more than enough to afford them bullets whose prices have gone through the roof as a result of all these mass shootings lately.

One last cost adder - the Republican party is currently seeking your donations for the 2016 presidency - hurry before you lose your spot!!!

https://secure.gop.com/contribute/...

“I was a Grim Reaper”

Level 8

Since: Apr 07

But now I take antidepressants

#121 May 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait - what?
I don't suppose inflation and the cost of doing business would have anything to do with that, huh? How about the increase in transportation costs? Or the cost of manufacturing - remember, we're kicking all those funky-dunky illegals out of the country finally so you can now pay your employess more money so they can afford to buy your products (aka: Henry Ford). And remember, once we do kick them out, you'll have to pay those employees even more because of all the high price fruits and vegetables. And please Billy - make sure every one of your employees makes more than enough to afford them bullets whose prices have gone through the roof as a result of all these mass shootings lately.
One last cost adder - the Republican party is currently seeking your donations for the 2016 presidency - hurry before you lose your spot!!!
https://secure.gop.com/contribute/...
You seem to be dancing around the fact that Obamacare will definitely cause prices on everything to go up. Your crack about my employees being able to afford bullets is pretty darn low, weren't you the one mad because people were making fun of the recent tragedies?

“I was a Grim Reaper”

Level 8

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But now I take antidepressants

#122 May 2, 2013
GenOmazing wrote:
<quoted text>Remember when you could fly coat to coast for $198 -$298 for years? Decades? You can't do that anymore. Airlines got smarter. I wonder how long McDs and others can keep selling $1 burgers? At some point you HAVE to raise your prices Billy. Heck, maybe if you did that you can give your employees a raise for once?
Since I have almost a zero turnover, I must be doing something right.....A 35% increase in anything over a one year period is amazing. The saddest part is that the increases will hit the poorest employees the hardest, since it will cause many employers to either cut employee hours, or else invest in automation.

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#123 May 2, 2013
Does it have an index?

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#124 May 2, 2013
Billy R wrote:
<quoted text>You seem to be dancing around the fact that Obamacare will definitely cause prices on everything to go up. Your crack about my employees being able to afford bullets is pretty darn low, weren't you the one mad because people were making fun of the recent tragedies?
It seems to be the way things go around here Billy.

Your father, his father and his father before him all complained about the same crap that we do - the cost of inflation - it's nothing new.

And realistically, the prices of ammunition are indeed going up as a result of all the recent mass shootings - so it wasn't a mis-statement.

Opinions aren't facts - you ought to know that by now. But look at the bright side - although your employees won't be any healthier, their depression level will go down (according to a story on Yahoo today).

Time to bail.

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#125 May 2, 2013
Billy R wrote:
<quoted text>Since I have almost a zero turnover, I must be doing something right.....A 35% increase in anything over a one year period is amazing. The saddest part is that the increases will hit the poorest employees the hardest, since it will cause many employers to either cut employee hours, or else invest in automation.
Bullsh*t.

Our healthcare insurance increased $2 per month per person this year, not 35%. And wtf is a "poor employee?"

You're generalizing about things you know nothing about. Automation systems are not plug 'n play. If you mean high speed conveyors and robotic loading systems - that all takes major revenue and years to develop.

You need to stop thinking with those Conservative blinders and look beyond the turd piles. Successful companies survive recessions and tough times by not worrying about what's in the rearview mirror.

“I was a Grim Reaper”

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#126 May 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullsh*t.
Our healthcare insurance increased $2 per month per person this year, not 35%. And wtf is a "poor employee?"
You're generalizing about things you know nothing about. Automation systems are not plug 'n play. If you mean high speed conveyors and robotic loading systems - that all takes major revenue and years to develop.
You need to stop thinking with those Conservative blinders and look beyond the turd piles. Successful companies survive recessions and tough times by not worrying about what's in the rearview mirror.
The "Poorest Employees" (it helps if you quote me correctly) that I spoke of are the ones that make minimum wage. They are the ones that will take the brunt of the backlash against the price increases. The neighborhood McDonalds, when forced to choose between more automation or paying an ever increasing healthcare premium, very well may choose more automation. Or else they will simply put everyone on part time so they don't have to pay for their health insurance at all. As far as your insurance only going up a little, unless you're the one that writes the premium checks for the company, you really don't know how much it went up. Because I write the checks, I know for sure what the increases are. You're just guessing.Plus, depending on your renewal date for the insurance, the new increases may not have affected your policy so far, but rest assured that next year it will.

“I was a Grim Reaper”

Level 8

Since: Apr 07

But now I take antidepressants

#127 May 2, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems to be the way things go around here Billy.
Your father, his father and his father before him all complained about the same crap that we do - the cost of inflation - it's nothing new.
And realistically, the prices of ammunition are indeed going up as a result of all the recent mass shootings - so it wasn't a mis-statement.
Opinions aren't facts - you ought to know that by now. But look at the bright side - although your employees won't be any healthier, their depression level will go down (according to a story on Yahoo today).
Time to bail.
Oddly enough, many of my employees don't even own a gun. Did you think I only hired people with an arsenal in their house?

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#128 May 2, 2013
Billy R wrote:
<quoted text>The "Poorest Employees" (it helps if you quote me correctly) that I spoke of are the ones that make minimum wage. They are the ones that will take the brunt of the backlash against the price increases. The neighborhood McDonalds, when forced to choose between more automation or paying an ever increasing healthcare premium, very well may choose more automation. Or else they will simply put everyone on part time so they don't have to pay for their health insurance at all. As far as your insurance only going up a little, unless you're the one that writes the premium checks for the company, you really don't know how much it went up. Because I write the checks, I know for sure what the increases are. You're just guessing.Plus, depending on your renewal date for the insurance, the new increases may not have affected your policy so far, but rest assured that next year it will.
For starters, McDonalds is chain - they're not closing because they can't afford healthcare insurance. Secondly, McDonalds is the epidomy of lean manufacturing - a place for everything and everything in its place. And they actually pay more than minimum wage - piss poor example, IMO.

Our health insurance deadline is January 1, just like everyone else. I never said I don't pay for health insurance and I didn't say I pay less - I said I pay $2 a month more this year than last year. I know what everyone paid last year and I know what everyone is paying this year - its not rocket science - its in the brochures they pass out in December.

Btw - wasn't it you that said he pays for all of his employee's healthcare insurance? If you do, that's great - it pays to fleece the public with high priced merhandise, huh?

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#129 May 2, 2013
Billy R wrote:
<quoted text>Oddly enough, many of my employees don't even own a gun. Did you think I only hired people with an arsenal in their house?
Well if Armeggedon is indeed right around the corner like all you Conservatives believe, maybe its time to start, no?
Merrill Lynch

Euless, TX

#131 May 2, 2013
GenOmazing wrote:
<quoted text>Forget about the price increase thingy, how about just sell more??
so what'chur sayin' is.
your nine hundred percent mark-up.
that was just sarcasm? weird
Chuck Hays

Colcord, OK

#132 May 2, 2013
WhiteDevil KingOf Trolls wrote:
Yes,like Nixon. btw I'm a democrat and I voted for Romney!
Then you're not a Democrat!
TheInvisibleMan

Sanford, FL

#134 May 2, 2013
Chuck Hays wrote:
<quoted text>
Then you're not a Democrat!
My Voter Registration card says I'm a Democrat Chucky Boy, And I'm an active Union Member too.....obama is an impotent fool!......Many of us hate obama!
TheInvisibleMan

Sanford, FL

#137 May 2, 2013
GenOmazing wrote:
<quoted text>Us? You mean invisible online men? LOL
Yes,invisible online Men,who are Democratic Union Members!...And while I'm here let Me take this opportunity to say that Obama is a liar and a lousy President! Unworthy to be in office!
Bloggers Blues

United States

#139 May 2, 2013
TheInvisibleMan wrote:
<quoted text>Yes,invisible online Men,who are Democratic Union Members!...And while I'm here let Me take this opportunity to say that Obama is a liar and a lousy President! Unworthy to be in office!
Hi Ferret. Please, let me take the opportunity to tell you two, please, don't swap spit on here. It doesn't look good to the masses, and it's unsanitary as hell, so could you two please, for this once, refrain? Thank you in advance.
Is THAT

United States

#140 May 2, 2013
TheInvisibleMan wrote:
<quoted text>My Voter Registration card says I'm a Democrat Chucky Boy, And I'm an active Union Member too.....obama is an impotent fool!......Many of us hate obama!
Why you're under his desk 24/7?

SLURP! SLURP! SLURP!

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#141 May 3, 2013
Never heard so much confusion and frustration!
Must have been caused because it happened 13 hours ago.
Sometimes getting off work isn't as pleasant as people hoped it'd be.
And then when you don't get what you wanted for supper all hell breaks loose.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#142 May 3, 2013
POLL: OBAMACARE SUPPORT TAKES A DIP AS CONFUSION MOUNTS ó The health law scraped the nadir of its long-term public support this month ó just 35 percent of respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll said they support the law, compared to 40 percent who oppose it and 24 percent who shrugged when asked. Thatís an eight-point dip in support since the election, which featured a heavy dose of health law politicking. Only in October 2011 did Kaiserís monthly poll register less support (34 percent), a time when Democrats had begun to question the law and the presidential campaign began to heat up. Separately, 42 percent of respondents indicated they were unsure whether Obamacare was still on the books, with many believing Congress had repealed it or the Supreme Court had overturned it. http://politico.pro/11yGM3p

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