Jerry Holbert for July 24, 2014


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    I Play One On TV  about 4 years ago

    The Bank Secrecy Act requires banks to divulge large transactions to “the authorities”. The Clean Air Act loosened pollution controls. The Tax Simplification Act was amended to the Tax Reform Act when it went over 10,000 pages. Welcome to Newspeak.

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    I Play One On TV  about 4 years ago

    Regardless of the model we use, health care is always going to become more expensive, if we do not experience a paradigm shift as a society.

    We have to change our mindset from treating the sick to maintaining wellness. Sick people are not productive, and if the sickness is great enough, take money out of the system. Healthy people are productive, and spend their income improving the economy while paying taxes. Prevention is worth way more than cure, and cure may not always be an option.

    This is not to say that sick people should not be treated. It is to say that if we took better care of ourselves, there would be far fewer sick people who would need less intensive intervention.

    We cannot afford to do otherwise.

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    Cinci Steve  about 4 years ago

    Very hilarious come November!Barry can’t even get his only project (BarryCare) to work right, yet he Is FUNDRAISING in LA.Forget those “other minor problem” like Russia, Israel and the lowest family income since Carter in 1978.Vote out the Democrat Senate in November before Barakk destroys the nation further!

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    Michael Peterson GC Insider about 4 years ago

    Keep lying, Jerry. We’ll see if the majority that shows up to vote is really that stupid, or if stupid, gullible people are just the ones who comment online.

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    chazandru  about 4 years ago

    The fact is, there is a large number of people who are insured who either had no insurance or, due to preexisting conditions, unemployment, or other factors, did not have insurance. Even Republicans are recognizing the horse has left the barn on this and are trying to make Dems look bad for the various inadequacies of the ACA.I have ALWAYS said the ACA is flawed and had the tribal enemies that are the D and R leaderships in the HoR and Senate worked with healthcare experts in their myriad committees, a much better, long term, bipartisan plan would have been made available to the American people.As our elected oligarchy works for lobbyist and donors rather than the American people, it is the interests of those groups who are most observed and the ACA remains flawed.Despite those flaws, it is still saving lives and is therefore better than what we had before it was passed.Respectfully,C.

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    Donaldo GC Insider about 4 years ago

    What utter nonsense. A private health insurance is what’s expensive

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    Theodore E. Lind GC Insider about 4 years ago

    The ACA apparently is exceeding their initial goals and the cost of medical care seems to be going up at a slower pace. Clearly providing basic medical services can reduce the number of people who’s conditions become critical because of lack of basic care. The program is already looking like a winner but like any program could probably be improved.

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    ossiningaling  about 4 years ago

    Actually it was a judicial order from the DC circuit that changed the definition.

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    Dave Ferro  about 4 years ago

    “Just how many people using the Fed Ins pools in the red states that didn’t setup pools are going to crucify their congressional representatives for making taking away a simple tax cut?”


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    warjoski GC Insider about 4 years ago

    I thought Congress passed that into law years ago…

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    MaryWorth GC Insider about 4 years ago

    $307 a month is NOT expensive for me…

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    Kylop  about 4 years ago

    There have been people saying “Expensive” and “Affordable” are the same thing go back as long as there have been people selling and people buying.

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    bernardgarner  about 4 years ago

    America spends 17.5 percent of GDP on health care compared to 10.5 percent for the rest of the G8. That amounts to an extra $800B a year, enough to cover the deficit. That is what I call expensive. Especially when you consider that the average life expectancy in America is about the same as Bosnia and Jordan.

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