Health Care Debate - Mount Prospect, IL

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Northbrook, IL

#1 Sep 16, 2009
I do not think Obamacare will be fair. Government Healthcare (medicaid) is already unfair and selective to illegals and deadbeat welfare recipients.
Pam Fehling

Mount Prospect, IL

#2 Oct 16, 2009
The public option will cost the government less money. Without it, the subsidies they will provide to low income people to help pay their premiums will go to the private insurance companies who have a 30 % overhead. The public option overhead would be similar to Medicare's which is only 2%. The insurance companies do nothing to deserve this large profit. They just are money handlers and pay their CEOs and directors millions (and some billions!) and pay out dividends to their stockholders. The USA is the only industrialized country with FOR PROFIT health insurance.

Northbrook, IL

#3 Oct 21, 2009
The wealthy and low income people will get the best health care as they to now. The middle class will get the worst and will have to provide the subsidies.
jake smith

Arlington Heights, IL

#4 Jan 31, 2010
i like what i have now

Since: Jan 10

Moscow, PA

#5 Jan 31, 2010
The federal government can't run anything well or efficiently
Doug Wallace

Mount Prospect, IL

#6 Sep 30, 2010
As a Navy Corpsman I have seen how the Govt can short change Vets and mess up record keeping as well as allowing political influence into the formula for individual health care. We now support multiple layers of lawyers, insurance agents and now we are adding a layer of Politicians between us and our Doctors.
1st Lt John E Terpning

West Babylon, NY

#8 Apr 1, 2013
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman from World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army 1st Lt. John E. Terpning, of Mount Prospect, Ill., will be buried on April 3, in Arlington National Cemetery. On May 7, 1944, Terpning was a pilot of a B-24D Liberator that departed Nadzab, New Guinea on a bombing mission. Due to mechanical troubles, the B-24D was delayed in departing the airbase and was unable to join the formation after takeoff. The aircraft, Terpning, nor the nine other crewmen aboard the plane were seen after takeoff. In 1946, the War Department declared all ten men to be presumed dead.

In 1973, a Papua New Guinea Forest Department official reported a wartime aircraft in the mountains northeast of the city of Lae. In October 1973, a team of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) responded to the report and visited the site, where they found aircraft wreckage that corresponded to that of a B-24D. At that time the RAAF recovered possible human remains, which were transferred to the U.S. Army Mortuary in Tachikawa, Japan; however, given the limited technology at the time, no human remains were individually identified. In 1974, the remains were buried as a group at Arlington National Cemetery.

In April 2008, a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) team was sent to investigate and survey the crash site. The team recovered aircraft wreckage, including a radio call sign data plate that matched the aircraft, from a B-24D and additional remains.

To identify the remains, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools such as dental comparisons and mitochondrial DNA, which matched Terpning’s brother.

At the end of World War II, the U.S. government was unable to recover and identify approximately 79,000 Americans. Today, more than 73,000 are unaccounted-for from the conflict.

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