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Matt Davies for February 25, 2010

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    kennethcwarren64  about 11 years ago

    Gee, they skipped over a good one, have they ever done before?

    Based on how much my premiums went up the inurance companies must have bought a lot of politicans.

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    davesmithsit  about 11 years ago

    With profits under 6% boy they’er sure rakin it in boyo.

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    annamargaret1866  about 11 years ago

    Does anybody else think it’s a mistake to call it health care reform, rather than medical care reform? I don’t see much about our system that’s about health.

    As a culture, we seem prone to pop pills, have surgery, whatever, instead of eating real food, getting some exercise (A neighbor drives her child the whole 2 tenths of a mile to the bus stop, fer cryin’ out loud.), and otherwise maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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    believecommonsense  about 11 years ago

    Funny how the financial news media keeps spewing out the news about record breaking profits in the healthcare industry, including insurers and medical device makers.

    Also note that executive salaries, bonuses, stock options, executive retreats, marketing and advertising and lobbying costs come from “profit” after medical claims are paid. (A portion of every healthcare premiums is used to lobby against protections for patients. Nice how they make you pay for the efforts to keep screwing you over.)

    The only meaningful number is medical/loss ratio. The medical loss average is around 80 to 82 percent. That’s profit.

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    Jaedabee Premium Member about 11 years ago

    “As a culture, we seem prone to pop pills, have surgery, whatever, instead of eating real food, getting some exercise (A neighbor drives her child the whole 2 tenths of a mile to the bus stop, fer cryin’ out loud.), and otherwise maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

    So very true.
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    cfimeiatpap  about 11 years ago

    For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens have no idea that Congress members can retire with the same pay for the remainder of their lives after only one term, that they do not pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms.

    We should not have an elite class that is above the very law which is applied to ordinary citizens. It really doesn’t matter if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States”.

    Each person contact a minimum of twenty people on their Address list, in turn ask each of those to do likewise; then in three days, all people in The United States of America will have the Message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around

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    charliekane  about 11 years ago

    Is the first Republican incremental fix when we hit that wall (or go off that cliff) standing in front of us?

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    believecommonsense  about 11 years ago

    cfimeiatpap, i like your concept

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    ChukLitl Premium Member about 11 years ago

    cfimeiatpap; that’s covered by the equal protection clause of the 14th Ammendment.

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    cfimeiatpap  about 11 years ago

    Chuk; There is quite a difference of opinion as to the depth and meaning of the 14th. As it stands our illustrious lawmakers have chosen to ignore the implications of the equal protection clause as it pertains to them realitive to us (we the people). My thought is a simple clarification that would stand outside of the existing ammendments and create a limit to the separation of the lawmakers and the people who placed them in their position.

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