Health Care Debate - Wilkes-Barre, PA

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ivelisse rodriguez

Pittston, PA

#1 Sep 30, 2009
i have health insurance i want other to have it too....
Ed

AOL

#2 Nov 27, 2009
The present administration is bankrupting our country. Only a few things need to be fixed in healthcare rather than a massive reform. The politicians stole from Medicare and SS for years and would now like to cut benefits. I paid into Medicare since it was started plus pay for a Medigap policy. Medicaid is a farce designed mostly for thos too lazy to work. Deport all the illegals. We owe them nothing. Give their jobs to the lazies. Eliminate health and all other benefits from those too lazy to work or those who prefer to spend their money on luxuries. The USA shoud not be run as a charity. Get rid of all crooked politicians and replace them with new people who will impose term limits and eliminate their pensions.

“N/A”

Since: Nov 09

PA

#3 Dec 5, 2009
Reading the reply by someone named Ed, there seems to be distance between knowledge and reality. If the country is nearing bankruptcy, it started long before this administration took over. In fact most of the problems regarding economics and our foreign policies, began long ago. The suggestion to eliminate Medicaid or Medicare, would surely increase the ranks of people with no healthcare. The country has always survive because of charity, the giving of people who once worked and earned very little, for those who often invested and spent the bulk of the wealth in far away places. As far as illegals, it seems like its those who fit this profile, who often scream the loudest about taking back America or buy American, since they are desperately trying to show their appreciation for being here. They remind me of a guy who just bought a new car. Everytime he gets out of the car he waits to see if someone saw him. With that moment feeling proud, he can now walk away smiling.
Sgt Bernard J Fisher

Bronx, NY

#4 Jul 18, 2013
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Sgt. Bernard J. Fisher of Wilkes Barre, Pa., was buried July 16, in Arlington National Cemetery. In January 1951, Fisher and elements of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment (IR), 24th Infantry Division (ID), were deployed northeast of Seoul, South Korea, where they were attacked by enemy forces. During the 19th IR attempt to delay the enemy forces from advancing, Fisher and his unit moved towards a more defensible position, when the unit suffered heavy losses. It was during this attack, that Fisher was reported missing.

In July 1951, the U.S. Army Graves Registration recovered the remains of four men north of Shaha-dong, near Seoul, South Korea. The remains were buried in the United Nation Cemetery at Tanggok, South Korea, and were disinterred and transferred to the U.S. Army’s Central Identification Unit in Kokura, Japan for laboratory analysis.

During the analysis the remains of three men could not be positively identified. In March 1955, a military review board declared the remains of the fourth to be unidentifiable. The unidentified remains were transferred to Hawaii, where they were interred as “unknown” at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as the “Punchbowl.”

In 2012, U.S. officials reevaluated Fisher’s records and determined that with advances in technology, the unknown remains could likely be identified. Following the reevaluation, the decision was made to exhume the remains for scientific analysis identification.

In the identification of the remains, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) used circumstantial evidence and forensic identification tools, such as dental comparison and chest radiograph – which matched Fisher’s records.

Using modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that were previously turned over by North Korean officials. Today, more than 7,900 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War.

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