"Hospitals typically provide services to the poor, then sue to obtain a judgment ...."
I am not sure your analysis works for non-profit, for-profit and public hospitals. The 60% to 70% of the hospitals are non-profit and don't pay taxes.
Medicaid is a "form of public assistance" for the hospitals like farm subsidies are a "form of public assistance" for farmers. Both ultimately provide a more stable funding for basic human needs .... health and food.
Another oversimplified definition of each of the two programs ....from Wikipedia ....
Medicaid in the United States is a social health care program for families and individuals with low income and limited resources.
An agricultural subsidy is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers and agribusinesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such commodities.
Hospitals typically provide services to the poor, then sue to obtain a judgment, then write off the debt as an uncollectable judgment. Medicaid is economic need based, ie low income, no or little assets unlike Medicare which is age based or disability based and for which premiums were paid in the form of with holdings from earnings. One has to apply to receive either, but no premiums were ever paid for Medicaid assistance. Medicaid will pay for extended stays in a nursing home after one depletes their assets. Medicare provides no such benefits, The more poor who sign up for medicaid, the more the hospitals collect from the government as opposed to writing off the debt on their taxes.
"This is dead money. Meanwhile, my SEE keeps climbing to new highs every trading day."
[Funny how Lucy never mentioned SEE until recently and now acts like he has been a long time investor. Actually this is just more of the fabricated information Lucy uses instead of facts. You don't get credit for anything unless you post it up when you do it. Like your $36.97 short that you continue to be underwater on.
Don't worry, Lucy - it's not like we believe anything you post anyway. You have a long track record of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual stupidity. ]
"Medicaid is not really insurance, but rather a form of public assistance."
[Kinda like the public assistance you receive here on this board by getting free mental healthcare therapy. Unfortunately you don't seem to be improving. ]
"Medicaid is not really insurance, but rather a form of public assistance"
Medicaid is health coverage. It is paid for by those who pay taxes and is funded by the government. The payment could probably be called "public assistance" but there are benefits that accrue directly back to you, me and everyone else.
The loudest and strongest advocates for Tennessee "wanting to extend Medicaid benefits" are the Tennessee hospitals. The coverage helps them forecast and smooth out their costs. Medicaid is a lot like the farm subsides. I guess farm subsides are "a form of public assistance" too then.
n a little-publicized event at the end of November, Intel gave away its Internet of Things Developer Kits to the first 100 attendees of their IoT Roadshow in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
By the end of the two-day event, one of the teams built what may be the first ever bitcoin ATM with Intel inside. Earlier this week video of that machine was posted to YouTube.
"An Intel IoT Roadshow was successfully held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov 28-29th, 2014," wrote Wendy Boswell, Intel's digital content project manager, in a post earlier this month. "With 99 registered attendees and 26 projects developed and submitted to HackerLeague," a hackathon planning startup acquired by Mashery, an Intel Company, last year.
The six-person team behind the ATM—or vending machine as the site calls it—facilitates bitcoin transfers using a mobile application and a QR Code displayed on the machine. The team also built in a camera, a basic security feature considered even more important with bitcoin machines than traditional ATMs because of the potential for anonymous transactions.
Intel's IoT Developer Kits include Intel development boards and a Grove Sensors Starter Kit from Shenzhen, China-based hardware platform Seeed, designed to allow developers to explore the Internet of things space.
Intel announced the IoT Roadshow in September of this year at its Intel Developer Forum. The 10 worldwide roadshows began in Austin, Texas on Sept. 20, before continuing to Paris, Munich, Beijing, Bangalore, Sao Paolo, New York, and Moscow.
From upstart bizjournal
I'd say Mr. Fischer is delusional. How about Intel reaching forty five in two years time.
Says there is huge opportunity for Intel on SSD memory conversion with Intel
currently having plans to produce 3D NAND memory with disruptive cost.
Article is dated December 14 on Seeking Alpha.
Very interesting read.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
If you really are doing well with another stock: good for you!, but most importantly, WHO CARES?
"Meanwhile, my SEE keeps climbing to new highs every trading day."
Good to hear.
Your SEE profits probably covers your growing short losses on "this filthy, dead money" stock.
itakebackmyapology • Dec 15, 2014 11:41 AM Flag0 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 2 Reply Buying dried up
and now the floor opens wide so that the lemmings begin to fall leaving their money to the stock manipulators. I will hold my short at 36.97. Never once worried about it.
drinking beer and eating burgers. Wager thousands on each hole and give winnings to charity.
What what board dreamer ( resident dipsheet) does this sound like?