Wally--Just to set the record straight, under Obamacare, a family wth income above 250 prcent of the federal poverty level can pay up to $13,200 per year in deductibles. Hardly someone who "makes more money than Donald Trump." Stick to something you know something about . . .which seems to be very little.
Alex--If you are asking me about the source for the Canadian analysis, there are several for the migration of Canadians to the U.S. One is from the Fraser Institute which says that nearly 42,000 Canadians came across the border in 2013 for health care. This Institute seems to be an objective source, surveying twelve major medical specialties. In addition, the Commonwealth Fund (a private foundation), states that the average wait for an appointment is 4 1/2 months. Every country has its health care problems, but it doesn't look like the Canadian system is the answer. Appreciate your thoughtful comments.
"I'm a doctor and have Medicare."
As a doctor with no knowledge of either the health care system in the U.S. or Canada, I would question your knowledge of medicine, and if you are a doctor at all. Good luck to your patients. Sounds like they will need it.
"Medicare . . .provides excellent health care." "Medicare for all!"
"Canadians. . .do just fine . . .with single payer."
You obviously have no clue about what's going on wth either Medicare or the Canadian health care system. Fewer and fewer doctors are accepting Medicare patients because of low government reimbursements. And an increasing number won't even accept Obamacare patients. Hard to get "excellent care" when no one is there to provide it. Each year, thousands of Canadians cross the border into the U.S. for health care. If the system is so great, why is this happening?
bri3357--agree on the difference between fact and rumor. Unfortunately, the market does not always trade on facts, but thrives on rumors. Just look at the rumors surrounding Greece, and when the Feds will raise interest rates as two examples. The media know the difference, but reporing only the facts is boring.
Republicans have had an alternative plan for a number of years, but either didn't have the numbers to pass it, or didn't have the numbers to override a veto. The Supreme Court decision, if it goes against Obama, will change that dynamic. Democrats, Republicans and the president will have to come to the table. It's either that or the Democrats roll the dice and hope that Hillary is elected. Fox News has nothing to do with influencing that decision.
Rumor or fact, it doesn't matter. It does suggest, however, that shorts will quickly move to the exits on almost anything that suggests that BTU will be a survivor.
I believe Republicans now recognize that if the Supreme Court makes a decision evicerating a portion of Obamacare, they need to have a plan B in place. From what I read, the current thinking is to maintain a subsidy program for a couple of years to make sure no one is cut out of coverage. During this period a revised plan would be developed. Finally, I don't think Republicans want to go into 2016 being accused of cutting off insurance to millions (?) of voters.
Wally, why are you using the jerrybendover alias? The similarity of your posts is too abvious. Change it up a little.
Too bad Wally didn't quote the entire article. But in his typical cherry-picking of information failed to mention that the report said more people might actually have to go to try to find a job to pay for their health care, thereby boosting the economy. Of course a greater percentage of the workforce is unemployed today than in the '70s, and Obamacare is at least partially responsible for that. Some people who believe they are entitled to government handouts just hate it when those handouts are threatened. Wally is one of those people.
Wally, if Apple cheats and is such a disreputable company, why do you own an iPhone?
Wally just hates "unethical" behavior, which is defined as any behavior he disagrees with.
PBI shares inching steadily higher every day this week. May be the start of a continuing move higher as analysts and others start to understand that the company is becoming more than selling and servicing postage meters.
Yeah, he's done a pretty lousy job. Stock price has only quadrupled since the beginning of 2012 and was the best performing stock in the S & P 500 in 2014. Revenue and earnings higher every year for the past five years. Never had a loss. More cash than debt. Pretty pathetic performance.
Are you short, work for Zacks or just brain dead?
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The Zacks report was like something you would read from a spammer on a message board. it was certainly no analysis.
Sentiment: Strong Buy