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idea for u

San Anselmo, CA

#23 Jul 24, 2010
Jackson wrote:
How about some corporate Socialism?
This is what the pro-corporate ripoff types are advocating:
ANNUAL COMPENSATION (2006 and 2007):
-Ronald A. Williams, Chair/ CEO, Aetna Inc.,$23,045,834
-H. Edward Hanway, Chair/ CEO, Cigna Corp,$30.16 million
- David B. Snow, Jr, Chair/ CEO, Medco Health,$21.76 million
- Michael B. MCallister, CEO, Humana Inc,$20.06 million
- Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO, UnitedHealth Group,$13,164,529
- Angela F. Braly, President/ CEO, Wellpoint,$9,094,771
-Dale B. Wolf, CEO, Coventry Health Care,$20.86 million
-Jay M. Gellert, President/ CEO, Health Net,$16.65 million
-William C. Van Faasen, Chairman, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,$3 million plus $16.4 million in retirement benefits
-Charlie Baker, President/ CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care,$1.5 million
-James Roosevelt, Jr., CEO, Tufts Associated Health Plans,$1.3 million
- Cleve L. Killingsworth, President/CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,$3.6 million
- Raymond McCaskey, CEO, Health Care Service Corp (Blue Cross Blue Shield),$10.3 million
- Daniel P. McCartney, CEO, Healthcare Services Group, Inc,$ 1,061,513
- Daniel Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,$1,657,555
- Todd S. Farha, CEO, WellCare Health Plans,$5,270,825
- Michael F. Neidorff, CEO, Centene Corp,$8,750,751
- Daniel Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,$1,657,555
-Todd S. Farha, CEO, WellCare Health Plans,$5,270,825
- Michael F. Neidorff, CEO, Centene Corp,$8,750,751
Imagine how much denial of service they have to muster to pay for all this?
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2009...
HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY PROFITS IN 2007:
1. UnitedHealth Group " $ 4.654 BILLION. UnitedHealth Group owns Oxford, PacifiCare, IBA, AmeriChoice, Evercare, Ovations, MAMSI and Ingenix, a healthcare data company
2. WellPoint " $ 3.345 BILLION. Wellpoint owns BLUES across the US, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Healthy Alliance, and many others
3. Aetna Inc. " $ 1.831 BILLION
4. CIGNA Corp " $ 1.115 BILLION
5. Humana Inc. " $ 834 million
6. Coventry Health Care " $626 million. Coventry owns Altius, Carelink, Group Health Plan, HealthAmerica, OmniCare, WellPath, others
http://econospeak.blogspot.com/2009/08/medica...
If you don't like democracy then move to Cuba, North Korea, Iran, China for your healtcare. Then you'll understand how bad socialist healthcare is.

Liberals are so clueless. Maybe if you got out and saw what goes on around the world you would know better.
yes we can

San Anselmo, CA

#24 Jul 24, 2010
Jim Judd wrote:
I believe that all Americans deserve health insurance coverage. I don’t believe in legislation that is fraught with ear marks and special interest pork and that ignores affordability and tort reform. Choice and competition was the mantra we heard from Congress during the health care debate. Sadly, the legislation had neither personal choice nor reduced costs. It does bring us government mandates, higher premiums, and soon to come, health care rationing. Who can make better choices for your health care needs, you or some bureaucrat?
I will work tirelessly with like minded individuals in Congress, regardless of party, to bring all Americans personal freedom of choice and affordable coverage, free from cancellation and mundane government intrusion. I want to empower the patient not the politician! Everyone should take a close look at the cost we are incurring currently with Medicare and Medicaid, like “Jackson I too have concerns on Cooperate compensation. I continue to see the appeasement of opposite ends while those of us in the middle continue to burden the risk and costs.
I can certainly understand Woolsey’s frustration; we all share in that however, I have thoughts noticeably different than the usual press reports that continually hammer on BP. They are also quite different than my opponent. Woolsey’s, response to this disaster, as reported in USA Today and this article was that we should fund more research and development in spill clean-up technology. It would seem that she accepts that we will have spills, while I insist that we can avoid spills. We have the technology. We need the management expertise in our government employees and management accountability, like we know how to do it in private businesses, within the Department of Interior. There is plenty of failed government oversight leading up to the BP disaster in my mind which I’ll share in upcoming blogs on our energy position in the near future. In the mean time I’ll just state there is a presence of accumulated error with respect to government inspection that certainly helped contribute to the BP oil disaster.
Respectfully
Jim Judd
6th Congressional Candidate
I don't care what Jim Judd says, he is a republican so it tells me he is not suffering from the mental illness called Liberalism. We need thinkers and this is a far cry from what we hear from Woolsey. Have you ever talked Woolsey, Pelosi, or Boxer. These people are so far out there. They clearly don't represent the people. They speak from their hearts and not their minds. We need more thinkers and less people thinking they will save the world.
on my dime

Novato, CA

#25 Jul 24, 2010
Wasn't this Womam out of her mind for 8 years with the Iraq War?Not Peep!!Now more freebies for the Nanny State.Is it November Yet I guess you really have to be at the bottom of the ladder to Vote for this Pin Head.
ProgressiveAnger

San Rafael, CA

#26 Jul 24, 2010
Jackson wrote:
How about some corporate Socialism?
This is what the pro-corporate ripoff types are advocating:
ANNUAL COMPENSATION (2006 and 2007):
-Ronald A. Williams, Chair/ CEO, Aetna Inc.,$23,045,834
-H. Edward Hanway, Chair/ CEO, Cigna Corp,$30.16 million
- David B. Snow, Jr, Chair/ CEO, Medco Health,$21.76 million
- Michael B. MCallister, CEO, Humana Inc,$20.06 million
- Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO, UnitedHealth Group,$13,164,529
- Angela F. Braly, President/ CEO, Wellpoint,$9,094,771
-Dale B. Wolf, CEO, Coventry Health Care,$20.86 million
-Jay M. Gellert, President/ CEO, Health Net,$16.65 million
-William C. Van Faasen, Chairman, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,$3 million plus $16.4 million in retirement benefits
-Charlie Baker, President/ CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care,$1.5 million
-James Roosevelt, Jr., CEO, Tufts Associated Health Plans,$1.3 million
- Cleve L. Killingsworth, President/CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,$3.6 million
- Raymond McCaskey, CEO, Health Care Service Corp (Blue Cross Blue Shield),$10.3 million
- Daniel P. McCartney, CEO, Healthcare Services Group, Inc,$ 1,061,513
- Daniel Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,$1,657,555
- Todd S. Farha, CEO, WellCare Health Plans,$5,270,825
- Michael F. Neidorff, CEO, Centene Corp,$8,750,751
- Daniel Loepp, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,$1,657,555
-Todd S. Farha, CEO, WellCare Health Plans,$5,270,825
- Michael F. Neidorff, CEO, Centene Corp,$8,750,751
Imagine how much denial of service they have to muster to pay for all this?
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/2009...
HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY PROFITS IN 2007:
1. UnitedHealth Group " $ 4.654 BILLION. UnitedHealth Group owns Oxford, PacifiCare, IBA, AmeriChoice, Evercare, Ovations, MAMSI and Ingenix, a healthcare data company
2. WellPoint " $ 3.345 BILLION. Wellpoint owns BLUES across the US, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin, Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Healthy Alliance, and many others
3. Aetna Inc. " $ 1.831 BILLION
4. CIGNA Corp " $ 1.115 BILLION
5. Humana Inc. " $ 834 million
6. Coventry Health Care " $626 million. Coventry owns Altius, Carelink, Group Health Plan, HealthAmerica, OmniCare, WellPath, others
http://econospeak.blogspot.com/2009/08/medica...
ooh. Some people are rich. That's not right. They should give it to the homeless. I envision a world where everybody is equal. I want Marin to be more like the compassionate, humane North Korea.

Since: Mar 10

Novato, CA

#27 Jul 24, 2010
ProgressiveAnger wrote:
<quoted text>
ooh. Some people are rich. That's not right. They should give it to the homeless. I envision a world where everybody is equal. I want Marin to be more like the compassionate, humane North Korea.
Please be careful what you wish for...even in jest.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#28 Jul 24, 2010
cynthia wrote:
You got my vote Woolsey. We need the public option!!!
Save money and time while getting your yearly physical AND getting your drivers license renewed and pick up your social security check all at once at the Government Offices of The Bend Over & Grab Your Ankles Dept of the Xterior.

"God Help Us"....(oh, sorry Comrade, my bad)..."Oh grand universe grant us our wish and destroy us before we harm the planet with one more exhaled breath of ozone damaging CO2.
Charles

Saint Helena, CA

#29 Jul 24, 2010
It's refreshing to see an elected official taking a stand for the people, and following through on promises she's made.

It was thanks to a smear campaign of lies, misinformation, and petty greed that the repulicans and big buisness intrests got the public option taken out of the bill in the first place.

It is commendable that comrade Woolsey is standing up for the people, and pushing this legislation through. I will be voting for her, and any other official who isn't too much of a chickensh!t pawn of the insurance lobbyists to support this critical peice of legislation come November.

The republicans and tea baggers like to talk about how great things are going to be in November, and they're right.
It'll be great when come November, Woolsey, and other candidates like her are elected for following through on their promises and passing legislation in the interests of we the people; and the republicans and tea baggers are defeated (yet again) because of their incompitence, and sheer determination to do everything in their power to ensure failing policies are kept in place (so they can keep getting rich off them), and allow the gap between rich and poor to keep growing exponentially.
Zorro-Dystopia

Waterloo, IA

#30 Jul 24, 2010
Richard Schulman wrote:
"Woolsey said the bill wouldn't be voted on until after the mid-term elections in November."
Translation: Many Democratic legislators wouldn't dare vote for this unpopular bill before the midterm elections, but once they and many of their colleagues have been defeated in November, they'll vote to pass the bill in a lame duck session of Congress. They reason: "Screw the public. We know better than they do what is good for them. Now we have nothing to lose."
You have the "reason" a bit off the mark.

The defeated colleagues will no longer have jobs. President Obama will make sure that they have a lucrative job of some sort if they vote correctly. George Soros will fund it .
No Tea for Me

Hayward, CA

#31 Jul 24, 2010
Good work from Woolsey.I see the usual foam-at-
the-mouth rantings from neocons and teabaggers.
As usual all rhetoric and no substance.I want to
see Woolsey's health bill get passed and sent
to the Senate Its well past time for the Democrats to end the 60 votes as a majority in the Senate. Let the repubs fillibuster and make them TALK. That would
expose them as the pro-corporate prostitutes that
they are.
I_M_Disgusted

San Anselmo, CA

#32 Jul 24, 2010
Richard Schulman wrote:
"Woolsey said the bill wouldn't be voted on until after the mid-term elections in November."
Translation: Many Democratic legislators wouldn't dare vote for this unpopular bill before the midterm elections, but once they and many of their colleagues have been defeated in November, they'll vote to pass the bill in a lame duck session of Congress. They reason: "Screw the public. We know better than they do what is good for them. Now we have nothing to lose."
Exactly - she tipper her hand!

And don't forget: "Wanning said polls show that the pubic supports a public option."

Polls have shown for decades that the American public wants jobs, border enforcement and deportation of illegal aliens when they are caught breaking other laws... How much attention has Woolsey paid to that?(minus-zero!)
palamino

Fremont, CA

#33 Jul 24, 2010
Free Healthcare wrote:
I am sick and tired of the same lame arguments by Teabaggers who hate their country and the workers of the world. They are selfish and short sighted.
If I get an contageous disease, you get it too. If I get hurt and can't pay my healthcare, you pay it.
Sorry. The public option is the REAL healthcare solution-for quality care for all of us.
Now where is my Viagra?
bill clinton stole your viagra! he's going to spread it around?
contractor

Mill Valley, CA

#34 Jul 24, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberalism is a mental disorder. There is no logic to how this old woman thinks. Al Qaeda want to kill us and so do these liberals. Who is worse? I think when you are being attacked from within your own country that it is more scary.
By the way, this health care stuff is against the constitution. Republicans when they take control will investigate the hell out of all this and overturn it.
Hey Savage mouth piece...clue you in a little. Republicans opposed all of FDR's great programs to bring the country out of the Depression. Clinton with NAFTA and the repeal of FDR's Glass Steigal Act, along with that dim wit Bush and Bankers brought the country down the tubes. It was Republicans bro. Most American want single payer. We have that already with Medical and that is as American as it gets, unless You have a mental disorder like mouthing Mike the Weiner Savages' hateful lunacy....
contractor

Mill Valley, CA

#35 Jul 24, 2010
ProgressiveAnger wrote:
<quoted text>
ooh. Some people are rich. That's not right. They should give it to the homeless. I envision a world where everybody is equal. I want Marin to be more like the compassionate, humane North Korea.
Hey fool..those execs got that money from ripping idiots like you off. When's the last time a republican ever did anything for the working man and women? Working people are what makes this country run you bozo not rich corporations and their zombie leaders.
ProgressiveAnger

San Rafael, CA

#36 Jul 24, 2010
contractor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey fool..those execs got that money from ripping idiots like you off. When's the last time a republican ever did anything for the working man and women? Working people are what makes this country run you bozo not rich corporations and their zombie leaders.
So if you really are a contractor, answer a few questions. If you build one house, you are a "craftsman" right? If you build a development, suddenly, you become a master builder/developer. And if you own a corporation that builds many developments and is publicly traded, you are a greedy capitalist?

At what point, do you cross the line from working craftsman to fat cat pig? My point, is success is built on doing things right and what the market wants. These corporate CEO, like rockstars and athletes, get paid well for doing what people want.

Unless you really prefer North Korea...(I don't think they spend much on custom carpentry there though)

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#37 Jul 25, 2010
ProgressiveAnger wrote:
<quoted text>
So if you really are a contractor, answer a few questions. If you build one house, you are a "craftsman" right? If you build a development, suddenly, you become a master builder/developer. And if you own a corporation that builds many developments and is publicly traded, you are a greedy capitalist?
At what point, do you cross the line from working craftsman to fat cat pig? My point, is success is built on doing things right and what the market wants. These corporate CEO, like rockstars and athletes, get paid well for doing what people want.
Unless you really prefer North Korea...(I don't think they spend much on custom carpentry there though)
Excellent example, but knowing how the progressives think,...(I mean feel), your sense-full approach to your premise forces them to look far down the road and upwards toward the shining city on the hill (freedom)....and it scares them.
concerned citizen

Sebastopol, CA

#38 Jul 26, 2010
It seems that Lynn Woolsey wants to talk about anything other than the fact that a budget has not been passed, and that her jobs fair on April 1, 2010 , when she said that we had "turned the corner" was a bust. Where are all the "green jobs" that were promised? Now we are supposed to believe that she is capable of determining what is in our best interest in regard to our health care? I have asked for a response to how she believes that we will save money on the public option and gotten no answer. Why should we believe that the government would provide lower overhead than private companies can? Nothing that congress has done recently has led me to believe that they are accountable to their constituents.Let's have a town hall meeting with actual constituents, not bussed in supporters to talk about this.I, for one would like to get some response from Lynn Woolsey other than a form letter.
Remember, It was Lynn Woolsey who helped pave the way for casinos to come to a town near you. She has been a career politician for a long time. Let's try someone new who is a citizen candidate and a business owner, like Jim Judd.
JOSH

United States

#39 Jul 26, 2010
Woolsey is a childish,partisan game-player.The "public option" will not pass,even in a lame-duck session.She knows it.She's simply trying to keep her far-left base from staying home in November-too late,too bad.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#40 Jul 29, 2010
Lynn Woolsey votes no on funding for troops yet voted yes for a pay raise for herself.

Read her explanation here >
http://www.watchsonomacounty.com/2010/07/wash...

Read Jim Judd's blog post about her explanation >
http://jimjudd2010.com/lynn-woolsey-wikileaks...

PS:
Feel free to comment on Jims Blog.
Lets get these 2 debating each other in a town hall setting.
Heather

Novato, CA

#41 Jul 31, 2010
Mao, lollipops and puppy dogs all sound good in a perfect, above board world. That's not where we live. Our economy isn't collapsing....it HAS collapsed and we have the "bought and paid for" MSM regurgitating the controlled information that the administration wants the people to believe. It didn't start with Obama...but his folks have taken the socializing process to warp speed and Marin-ites in particular buy into the idea that we're being "benevolent" by helping EVERYONE...legal and illegal.

I would love to see the amounts of money these folks regularly give of their own accord to be a blessing to people other than themselves. Marxism is now posh and people really have no idea where this road actually leads. Conservatives (not necessarily Republicans) GIVE many times more than those who are crying out for "equalization". Charity is something that comes from a heart of gratitude.

Let's be clear, the ones doing the "equalizing" WILL NOT stand to be "equalized" themselves. If you believe otherwise, you have been duped.

Yesterday's press conference with the POTUS telling us that GM is now turning a profit is a great example. What he failed to share was the fact that the books have been manipulated in a way that would indicate that GM has satisfied their debt to the taxpayer...which we all know they have not.

These are the same folks bringing us Charlie Wrangle....Maxine Waters...Timothy Geitner....and you believe they really want to give you a QUALITY public health care option??

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