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  • I've got an idea about repealing and replacing Obamacare

    06/28/2017 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 27 replies
    Obamacare is imploding, as we all knew it would, due to the crazy regulations and unlimited liabilities for providers. Some areas now have no insurance carriers covering them, because the cost and risk are too high. In other areas providers are threatening to pull out for the same reason. The issue is how to fix this, and do it in such a way that we keep getting good coverage, access, affordable premiums, and choices. How about this? Every citizen gets a high-deductible plan, with a $50,000 deductible. This wouldn't pay a dime before $50,000, so it ought to be relatively...
  • Simple No BS Health Insurance Reform, No frills Markets

    03/21/2017 6:18:12 PM PDT · by dila813 · 43 replies
    Today | Freepers
    How bout simple insurance? What is insurance? Insurance is protection against random events that exceed your ability to absorb the impact based on your current position, financial or otherwise. Insurance isn't health care. Insurance isn't a maintenance plan or payment plan. So why not have two types of insurance. 1. Insurance of a percentage of impact up to a certain maximum benefit. 2. Insurance of a maximum impact. Both Insurances could be purchased on the open market like life insurance. 1. Would work that after a low deductible would kick in a increasing scale coverage based on the total expense...
  • President Elect Trump Appoints Tom Bossert to Key National Security Post

    12/27/2016 11:05:25 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 27, 2016 | Sundance
    Smart pick. Tom Bossert brings a 21st century cybersecurity profile to Trump’s inner National Security team. Bossert has deep knowledge of cybersecurity from both a Homeland Defense (infrastructure), and a counterterrorism perspective. President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his selection of Thomas P. Bossert to serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. In this position, Mr. Bossert will advise the President on issues related to homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity, and coordinate the Cabinet’s process for formulating and executing policy in these matters.
  • Almost Half of All TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

    07/20/2016 3:07:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Condé Nast Traveler ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katherine LaGrave
    The Transportation Security Administration's woes continue. Despite the Transportation Security Administration's ten-point action plan to reduce long lines at airports across the country, lengthy queues remain. Now, the TSA's summer may be getting even worse: According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled "Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public", nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The bad news doesn't stop there. Citations have increased 28.5 percent from 2013 to 2015, and in 2015, the average U.S. airport received 58 complaints each year—more than...
  • Malware Blocking .gov Websites When Visiting Free Republic (Vanity)

    03/28/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by PeteePie · 22 replies
    None | 3/28/2016 | Pete
    There's no link associated with this post. A few times now I've clicked on my Free Republic book mark and as soon as the page loads, my Malware reports "Malicious site blocked; mod.gov.al" Anyone have any ideas or insight on that? I wouldn't alert on it were it not for the .gov domain.
  • ObamaCare 'Cadillac Tax' Will Cost Workers Their Flexible Spending Accounts

    09/02/2015 4:12:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | Staff
    Health Reform: Workers across the country will soon learn just how big President Obama's "keep your plan" lie was when ObamaCare costs them their beloved Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • 15 who qualify for deportation relief among 2,000 criminals rounded up in nationwide sweep

    03/13/2015 8:59:53 AM PDT · by dennisw
    foxnews.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Federal agents in a sweep targeting the most dangerous criminal immigrants arrested 15 people who have been allowed to remain in the U.S. under President Barack Obama's executive action intended to protect children who came to the U.S. years ago with their parents, the Associated Press has learned. Fourteen of the 15 had been convicted of a crime, the Homeland Security Department confirmed late Thursday. In at least one case, the Obama administration renewed the protective status for a young immigrant after that person's conviction in a drug case, a U.S. official briefed on the arrests said. One of the...
  • Sexting scandal teacher hired for homeland security ( Colorado )

    12/30/2014 12:25:42 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | December 30, 2014 | JEFF TUCKER
    A former South High School teacher who resigned last year over allegations of inappropriate behavior with students has found work as a grant coordinator with the regional homeland security agency. Larisa Oringdulph was named the South All-Hazards Regional Homeland Security Coordinator on Monday. The job pays $48,000. ... the job as an annual contract position with the South All-Hazards Region and, essentially, a conduit for the federal homeland security funds that get passed through the state and into counties to be used for various projects. ... She was never charged with any criminal act, but was accused of sending sexually...
  • Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines

    11/26/2014 11:17:18 AM PST · by 54fighting · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/14 | Todd Berkley
    Off-the-shelf fix for veteran hospital waiting lines “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and his widow and orphan”. This Abraham Lincoln quote on a plaque in front of the Veterans Administration building is a succinct mission for the VA. Our veterans have earned our best efforts toward this end. Congress recently acted in a rare bi-partisan fashion to ease the scandalous backlog. Nine million “Veterans Choice” cards allow access to care outside the VA for veterans living at least 40 miles from a VA facility or on very long wait lists. I applaud the efforts of...
  • AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

    07/11/2014 2:35:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    phoronix.com ^ | 10 July 2014 06:23 PM EDT | by Michael Larabel
    AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.********************** Heterogeneous System Architecture has been talked up for a while now by AMD as well as ARM vendors and now finally for open-source enthusiasts we can finally start seeing the advantages of the CPU and...
  • Better Than Obamacare: Health Savings Accounts Would Be Free From Government Control

    07/09/2014 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    It's fortunate the Supreme Court of the United States saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of birth control for their employees. This was a critical ruling, because it indicates that the majority of the Court still thinks religious beliefs and personal choice have a valid place in American society. The margin of the split decision, however, is alarming, because it reminds us of how close we are to having a government that will subject moral convictions to its bureaucratically directed control. People have legitimate differences of opinion about...
  • Microsoft adopts Mantle but calls it DX12

    03/18/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | March 18, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    GDC 2014: Completely different because it is not called Mantle, just ask MS PR Just as SemiAccurate predicted months ago, Microsoft has adopted AMD’s Mantle but are now calling it DX12. The way they did it manages to pull stupidity from the jaws of defeat by breaking compatibility in the name of lock-in. The impetus for all of this mess is the dire situation the XBox One is in. You might recall that it is woefully underpowered compared to the Sony PS4, has roughly 50% less shader performance, far lower memory bandwidth, significantly harder to program for, and tools described...
  • A Simple Alternative to the ObamaCare Mandate

    01/25/2014 6:47:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    The health reform law is trying to force $15 an hour workers and their employers to buy more than a million dollars of coverage when they don't have anything like a million dollars in assets to protect. Further, some of these families are being forced to give up "mini-med" plans that paid the first $2,000 or $3,000 of medical bills and enroll in plans with deductibles of $10,000 or more. Why do we need to force a family at this income level need to pay the first $10,000 of medical costs? We don't. I can think of only two reasons...
  • Colbeck ( MI ) offers patient-centered solution in place of Medicaid Expansion

    07/17/2013 4:08:32 PM PDT · by taildragger · 24 replies
    Sen. Patrick Colbeck's Homepage ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Colbeck Staff
    LANSING, Mich. – Today Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, introduced the first of two bills to enact a patient-centered healthcare plan to provide a free market alternative that expands access to quality care without expanding government. SB 459 provides the regulatory infrastructure that would enable a low cost, high quality care, free market environment within the confines of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The second bill, which will be introduced shortly, would convert current Medicaid enrollees to low cost, high quality Qualified Health Plans featuring Direct Primary Care Services and High Deductible Health Plans wrapped within a Health Savings Account. The...
  • Obamacare Sticker Shock: Taxing Over 15,000 Medicines

    10/14/2010 6:42:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Nancy Pelosi warned us we’d have to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in it. And what we’re finding we don’t like at all. Higher insurance premiums are hitting families hard. Medicare Advantage has been decimated. Millions will be forced into government-run Medicaid where long lines and rationing await. If we like our insurance -- too bad. Beginning January 1, 2011, more than 15,000 over-the-counter (OTC) health care items will require a prescription (and that means a doctor’s visit) for tax-free reimbursement. Under Obamacare, OTC drugs cannot be reimbursed tax-free from Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)...
  • Colorado State Police And Homeland Security Target Christians As Anti-patriots

    04/09/2013 4:32:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 41 replies
    Surviving Global Recession ^ | April 6, 2013 | Steven Ahle
    I recently received a letter from one of law enforcement’s finest. He had attended a seminar in which he was told to be on the lookout for Christians. The letter was written by an attendee, Ron Trowbridge, Undersheriff in Prowers County, Colorado. I would like to thank Sheriff Trowbridge for the letter and the 25 years he has spent protecting the public in his county. Fear of reprisals from either the Colorado State Police and Homeland Security, fail to stop this patriot from exposing what our law officers are being subjected to. Because of his bravery, we are able to...
  • AMD Fusion: How It Started, Where It’s Going, And What It Means (What is HSA?)

    04/01/2013 9:50:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    tom'sHARDWARE ^ | August 14, 2012 | by William Van Winkle
    Table of contents 1. The Story Of Fusion Begins 2. Looking For The Other Half 3. Merger And Mayhem 4. Scaling The Brick Wall 5. Up From The Ashes 6. Fusion Ignites 7. Heterogeneous Roots 8. OpenCL And HSA 9. Focus On The Programmer 10. HSA's Big Picture 11. More About The Big Picture 12. HSA Tomorrow You've already read about APUs, and maybe you're even using them now. But the road to creating APUs was paved with a number of struggles and unsung breakthroughs. This is the story of how hybrid chips came to be at AMD and where...
  • TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New Uniforms

    03/05/2013 7:40:57 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents--uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico. Soon after this new investment in TSA uniforms, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Americans that the lines are already lengthening at airports due to the sequester. ... the TSA said the uniforms will be "manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico." Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the TSA is required to procure uniforms made in the United States. However, uniform products made in...
  • Health Savings Accounts Under Attack

    07/06/2012 7:42:29 PM PDT · by 54fighting · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/6/12 | Darling
    Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are an oasis in the desert of government-run health care. That is why President Obama’s health care bureaucrats are intent on killing HSAs. According to a recent Wall Street Journal piece by 2021, health care spending will be almost one fifth of the whole U.S. economy. In nine years, the government share will be about half. By 2021, health-care spending is likely to be nearly a fifth of the U.S. economy, at 19.6% of gross domestic product, up from 17.9%, or roughly a sixth, in 2010. The government share of the spending also would be greater,...
  • Obama and HHS Target Our Health Savings Accounts!

    07/04/2012 11:20:03 AM PDT · by hiram569 · 28 replies
    A Return To Common Sense ^ | 7/4/2012 | LibertyLover
    The regulation in question is called Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and it appears to have been written as to punish individual and small business Health Savings Account policyholders. It is complicated but the impact of the proposed rule is crystal clear, it discriminates against certain HSA policyholders by making them ineligible for the ObamaCare exchanges that are frantically being put into place. Health Savings Accounts are the true alternative to government-run health care allowing individuals to opt out of the government-run system being promulgated by the bureaucrats in Washington, DC. HSAs allow users to set aside money tax-free into a...