Never watch even 1 minute of Morgan. CNN is worthless. Use the internet.
If Obamacare is such a horror, how come the right can't come up with a single solid defensible story? Why is each and every case found out to be riddle with lies and back only by ignorance?
Let's get back to the point: one by one all Obama horror stories are dismantled. In most cases the alleged victim is actually better off with Obamacare. In the remaining cases the effect is neutral.
These fake healthcare disasters are put forth by narrow interests to mislead the public. Why?
Consider yourself one of the misled.
"Boonstra's case is just the latest of a very long line of deflatable horror stories," Hiltzik writes today. "We've debunked a passel of them here, from Florida resident Diane Barrette, who didn't realize she'd been empowered by the ACA to move from a costly junk insurance plan to a cheaper real insurance plan; to Los Angeles real estate agent Deborah Cavallaro, whose "unaffordable" premiums turned out to be eminently affordable; to San Diego business owner Edie Sundby, whose cancer coverage was safeguarded by Obamacare after her insurer bailed out on her for financial reasons; to "Bette," the supposed victim trotted out by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) in her response to the State of the Union message last month, and who turned out to be an ACA "victim" because she couldn't be bothered actually to investigate her options for affordable care on the Washington state enrollment website."
Any of you GOP fanatics ever question why, if there are of millions of aggrieved parties due to Obamacare, the Republican party can't find a single genuine victim?
Dodge and weave you do.
If you deconstruct her story, here are the facts:
1) she is not paying more
2) she gets to keep her doctor (AFP confirmed that fact)
3) the entire ad was designed to mislead--imagine that from the Koch Bros.
4) her insurance is better now
5) her policy was cancelled by the insurance company, not the government.
You are confused. I never defend any criminal. Just so happens the vast majority are Republican, but I don't like any of them.
Again, investigate the story, with the numbers, minus the propaganda, and it is unequivocally clear: she is far better off with ACA than some flimsy junk policy.
I was a beta user of the HP Cloud.
HP stands no chance against the gigantic efforts being put forth by Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. HP has no profit engine to fund a foray into new technology.
Ink is dead. PC's are dead. HP's software division is feeble. Storage weak. Enterprise systems are what is going to the cloud, so they won't generate the hundreds of millions needed to scale against the big players.
HP has missed the bus on this, and there won't be another for a long time. HP has no mobile presence. HP cannot attract the best and brightest anymore. They are far too unstable, with the CEO and strategy merry-go-round they are on.
Kansas U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf (R) "posted a collection of gruesome X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries to his Facebook page and participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of carnage," the Topeka Capital Journal reports.
Come on, the GOP has to have better than this. I would think even crazed GOP voters have to draw the line somewhere.
It's not my opinion, it's Federal law. You want to offer health care, it will conform to a minimum standard.
Abusive, predatory behavior by healthcare companies have brought us to this.
By November the word will be out: Obamacare isn't perfect, but it's far better than those worthless cancelled policies.
People suffering most will be the Red Stater who's GOP governors denied the public expanded Medicaid.
A nightmare scenario for the GOP.
Why research? It wasn't on Fox news, it can't be true.
There! Now I think just like a right winger!
Sayeth Meg: Whitman said she sees opportunities to gain market share during the migration to cloud computing.
Paraphrasing, she said bricks and mortar data centers will be migrating to cloud.
Gee, where have I heard that before? Oh, it was me, explaining it to some of the remedial thinkers who blowhard on this board, for the last 3 years.
HP is years late, and now has literally tens of thousands of luddites from EDS. They come with their antiquated 600 step process for IT transformation.
We had one come in and exclaim: "What we're going to do, is interview everyone, and write a report, and give it to your management so they know what you do" Our VP left the meeting. In 45 minutes the consultant's phone rang, he left the conf. room, and was never seen on our campus again.
Meg also talks about 'early career IT people' filling the ranks. That means right out of school, run them till they burn out, and go get another batch.
Her only problem will be finding enough customers dumb enough to let HP in the door.
Trillions in debt, yes, by your "Red State Scare" math: State payments projected 75 years into the future, no offset for 75 years of revenue.
Thanks to all for reasonable and fact filled discussion on the ACA.
Do I think the ACA is perfect? No, far from it.
There are many different models used by many different nations that the US could draw from in formulating a great single payer system.
Remember, the US spends more than twice per capita for health care today, and does not have the best outcomes by any objective measure.
The ACA is the first move at getting 'health insurance' companies out of the picture. They do not insure your health. They take a whopping cut of the health care dollar and provide little value.
Duke Medical system hospital has 1:1 ratio of billing person for medical professional. That is insane.
Julie Boonstra is her name. People researched her case. After they filter away the outright lies, her yearly cost is $2 more than her old policy. Also, if she tried to get her old policy now that she has cancer, it would be a pre-existing condition and she'd have no insurance.
Realize, this is the best story millions upon millions of Koch anti-ACA money can buy, and shows the ACA as quite favorable.
One excerpt from the WP:First of all, many viewers might think Boonstra lost her doctor, as she mentions her “wonderful doctor” and then says her plan was canceled. But AFP confirms that she was able to find a plan, via Blue Cross Blue Shield, that had her doctor in its network.(AFP= Koch Bros 'Americans against anybody elses' Prosperity')
The ACA plan caps her out of pocket, her old "Promised to Keep" policy did not.
As usual, a few minutes of investigation shows even cases handpicked to make the ACA look bad, end up showing it's a better for the patient.
You had no problem with Bush wasting $3,000,000,000,000.00 on senseless wars, which the US lost.
A few 100B for good healthcare and your sensibilities are offended. Toughen up!