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  • Should Everyone Be Allowed to Enroll in Medicaid?

    06/21/2017 9:24:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies ^ | 06/07/17 | John C. Goodman
    As for Medicaid, about two-thirds of enrollees nationwide are in privately managed plans and the states have turned to private contracting for the same reasons we did in Medicare: the private plans are cheaper and better. So on the evidence, it would appear that conservative Republicans dont have much to lose by allowing a public option and they may have something to gain allowing those currently enrolled in public programs to leave and enroll in better private sector alternatives. Heres the catch. The competition must be on a level playing field. That means we cant have private plans exposed...
  • Hollywood Purchases Terrorism Insurance for New Film about Teen Jesus

    06/09/2017 8:41:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 9, 2017 | Mark Judge
    Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, “Orange Is the New Black” producer Jenji Kohan revealed that she is working on a new film about Jesus Christ as a teenager. She also said that Netflix, which will show the film, has purchased “terrorism insurance” for fear that people may retaliate against the production. “We’re developing a teen Jesus project that got some people nervous,” Jenji told THR. “It’s like ‘The Wonder Years’ but with Jesus, and there are all sorts of things where we cross lines — and there are crazies out there.” “The Wonder Years” was an ABC television show that...
  • Watch: Insurance Companies Recommending Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Patients

    06/04/2017 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Lera · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A newly released video reveals that health insurance companies, seeking to keep their costs down, now can include assisted suicide as a viable option for the terminally ill when these patients live in a state that has legalized assisted suicide. On Wednesday, patient advocacy group Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF) is releasing the video in which a physician discusses he is now encountering insurance companies that refuse to reimburse life-saving treatments for terminally ill patients who live in states in which assisted suicide has become legal because they can now recommend less expensive lethal drugs for ending the...
  • Conservative Businesses (self)

    05/26/2017 2:54:58 PM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 8 replies
    Need replacement for USAA
  • State Farm hiring for 100 positions in Tacoma and DuPont (Washington State)

    05/26/2017 11:07:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Olympian | May 25, 2017 | Kate Martin
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  • Republicans health care plan ridiculous(Hurl Alert)

    05/23/2017 6:25:26 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 23rd May 2017 | Larry Beinhart
    So long as Republicans stick to their talking points and carefully selected allocutions, there's enough double talk, flimflam, and amphibology that a listener might think there's sense there. Or at least that the speakers think so. But then there are the unfiltered utterances. It is from these that real revelations come. Republican congressman Raul R Labrador, for example, declared: "Nobody dies because they don't have healthcare." Of course not. And no one gets cold because they don't have a coat, and cars don't crash when their brakes don't work. He later tried to walk his talk back toward reason-world. "I...
  • Seeking Cell Phone Insurance Advice

    05/10/2017 3:47:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | May 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Well, the good news is that my wife and I have officially entered the 21st century today since our new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones arrived today. I also ordered a couple of glass screen protectors for them. I will also be getting cases. And I am also interested in getting insurance for them. Therefore I am asking for advice on the best/cheapest cell phone insurance plans. Here is what I need covered: 1. Damage to cell phone. 2. Loss of cell phone. 3. Theft of cell phone. I seem to remember Laura Ingraham about a year ago advertising for...
  • Ben Stein is so wrong about health care its hard to know where to begin

    05/09/2017 10:14:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | David Hogberg
    Part 2: Health is a basic American right, makes for nice rhetoric but lousy policy. In the first post in this series I took Ben Stein to task for suggesting on Your World with Neil Cavuto that single-payer health care protects people with preexisting conditions. During his appearance, Stein also let this gem drop: It is a basic American right to have decent health care. That is a basic right. We live in a very rich countryand the idea that any parent who sees his child born with a serious defect will think, My God, I might not be able...
  • Republican congresswoman: My son has a pre-existing condition, and that's why I voted for the AHCA

    05/08/2017 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Counter the narrative The left/media narrative on people with pre-existing conditions is one of the most dishonest Ive ever heard. To listen to them, youd think everyone who is sick will be tossed off their insurance by the AHCA. Heres the truth: First, the concern about pre-existing conditions deals solely with people who dont currently have insurance and want to get it. That is a very small subset of the overall population of people who have some sort of health issue. If you already have insurance, and youre sick or you get sick, nothing changes for you. The problem is...
  • I don't know how to do

    05/07/2017 9:40:00 AM PDT · by chinaboy · 64 replies
    On April 1, my car was hit at the roadside , the driver of the accident take full responsibility, but his insurance company(Access) was too slow to repair my car for me, also do not provide rental services, I've been waiting for a month and a half,because my speaking English is so bad, I don't know how to do, please help me!
  • The NRA Is Selling Insurance To Gun Oowners Willing To Shoot In Self Defense

    05/06/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-6-2017 | Alex Yablon and Mike Spies, The Trace
    (The Trace) First, the National Rifle Association worked to let gun owners carry firearms in public. Then it fought to pass laws that say gun carriers can open fire to stop a perceived threat, even when retreat is possible. Now that the NRA has expanded the legal right to armed self defense, its muscling into the niche industry thats arisen to help Americans deal with the costly consequences of actually exercising it. This week, the group unveiled insurance plans that it says will help defray the legal costs that can arise from shooting another person. As the NRA prepares...
  • Dem group raises $500K to challenge GOP reps for ObamaCare repeal

    05/04/2017 5:30:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/04/17 | Ben Kamisar
    A liberal grassroots activist group claims to have raised more than $500,000 in 24 hours to challenge vulnerable Republicans who voted for the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The group, Swing Left, has been touting its fundraising haul on Twitter as the donations pour in. And it noted in a release that $150,000 of that total was raised in the first hour after the Thursday afternoon vote. Donors gave $100,000 specifically for the eventual Democratic challenger to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a top Democratic target who voted for the ObamaCare repeal bill.
  • Who Funds the Far Left? Youll Be Surprised

    12/14/2013 3:20:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12-13-13 | John Hinderaker
    The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise. It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories. Many have wondered for some years who finances far-left web sites like Think Progress. As of today, we know at least part of the answer, as CAP released its corporate donor list for...
  • Former Citigroup CEO: Big banks don't work

    11/12/2015 8:47:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies ^ | Heather Long
    In an op-ed published in the Financial Times, John Reed says large banks like the one he used to run are now "inherently unstable and unworkable." The man who was one of the chief architects of the "Big Bank" model now says says the United States never should have repealed the Glass-Steagall banking act in 1999. That's exactly what Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley have been arguing on the campaign trail. They want the law reinstated. Hillary Clinton and the Republican candidates do not. As CEO of Citi from 1984 to 2000, Reed was one of the...
  • California weighs huge health care remake - dumping insurers

    04/26/2017 1:51:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 26, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nations most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular on the left and is getting a new look in California as President Donald Trump struggles to repeal and replace former President Barack Obamas health care law. The proposal, promoted by the states powerful nursing union and two Democratic senators, is a longshot. But supporters hope the time is right to persuade lawmakers in California, where Democrats like to push the...
  • Guardian to bring several hundred jobs to Bell Works (New Jersey)

    04/12/2017 6:08:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | April 12, 2017 | Michael L. Diamond
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  • Vanity Post; question about insurance

    04/11/2017 4:56:17 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 25 replies
    self | 4-11-2017 | MissEdie
    Need help from my Freeper friends with business and legal expertise. Have recently had my all of my insurance policies with State Farm go up with no explanation.
  • Instead of healthcare or medical insurance, lets consider the Eaters Club

    04/06/2017 2:43:54 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 13 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | Mar 31, 2017 | Paul Frownfelter
    If we get into a discussion about healthcare or insurance, it seems that emotions get in the way of understanding especially when the immense costs are considered. So, lets discuss something else eating. Now, you decide how often you want to eat, where you will go for your meal and what you will eat. You judge the quality of your meal and whether the meal is priced fairly. All these decisions are yours because, whether it comes from the grocer or from a restaurant, you are the one paying for the food. The grocer and the restaurant manager...
  • This healthcare debate among the GOP factions is absolutely stupid and counterproductive

    03/26/2017 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    This is absolutely stupid. These long drawn out debates within the GOP struggling to settle on the nitty gritty about what and who should be covered and at what price is ridiculous. It's NOT your job, gentlemen. All you are doing is playing into the socialist democrats hands. Please consult your pocket constitutions and discover that the power to make these decisions regarding health care and insurance, etc, is not an enumerated power and is not delegated by the constitution to the congress or the federal government. It's reserved to the states and the people. Get OUT of it!! Conservatives...
  • Healthcare Economics in 8 Minutes (How To Really Make It Cheaper)

    03/25/2017 8:45:52 AM PDT · by M. Dodge Thomas · 46 replies
    Healthcare In America ^ | March 8th, 2017 | Joe Flower
    "Customers in healthcare ask a different question than customers in most markets. Whether hospitals (as customers of suppliers) or individuals needing an operation, healthcare customers mostly dont ask, Can we afford it? Or even, Whats the best value for the money? They ask, Is it covered? Can we get reimbursed for this? And the reimbursement or coverage is set by complex non-market mechanisms that in most parts of the market are themselves opaque to the customer. So there is no real customer and no real price signal in most relationships throughout the market."