Then I guess you disagree with people like springy and sicko who saw pain being inflicted all over the place and agree that Cruz threatening a shutdown was a stupid tactic because it didn't effect anyone.
If you actually had read what happened you would know that Springy totally distorted the story. Even the one woman who told her story never said they were locked in their rooms or that the Park Rangers pulled their guns on the tourists. And no where in the article was there any mention of a
"shoot to kill" authorization by the POTUS.
Yogi was given an option; the firing squad or spending a day with Springy on Springy's next visit to the park. Being smarter than the average bear, he chose the firing squad.
I would suggest you do some reading and something other than Breitbart and its ilk. Hospitals are not reducing their staffs to avoid paying benefits. They have provided health care benefits to their employees and they are continuing to do so. As far a reduced payments legislated by the ACA, first of all those payments are equal to the Medicare and Medicaid rates, and they are not yet in effect for those who will be covered by policies purchased on the exchanges. In the meantime hospitals are being reimbursed at the current rates of their negotiated contracts with their insurers. If you read articles by knowledgeable health care consultants you would know the real reasons for any cutbacks.
So in your twisted little mind "allowing a group of tourist to spend a second night at their hotel" when the Park was closed but not letting them to do touring in the closed park is equal to "authorizing the use of deadly force and locking people in their rooms".
By the way, the park service in Yellowstone now have guns, and have had them for a while, because tourists are now allowed to have guns in Yellowstone. They were not armed as a result of the shutdown.
Yes, blame the ACA, although none of the policies being bought on the exchanges are in force and falling insurance payments are based on current negotiated fees hospitals have with for profit insurance companies. As far as fewer in-patient visits, that is a bad thing? Hospitals are the most expensive setting for services. More and more medical procedures are being done on a on an out-patient basis, where they can be done safely and where the patient can recuperate at home. The medical profession has long known that unless you need acute care, the hospital is a more dangerous place to be as a patient and has encouraged short hospital stays. It is safer for the patient to send them home and provide home health services if follow-up care is needed. This trend started why before ACA was even passed never mind implemented. In fact many cities over the past ten years in particular have experienced hospitals closing all together. In some areas, mostly non-growth areas certificates of the need to build new or expand existing hospitals have been denied because of over bedding. However, in central Florida where I live, hospitals growth is exploding. An area called Medical City has opened in the past two years which has a cluster of hospitals including an new VA facility, a state of the art Children's Hospital and a major teaching facility and research hospital which if part of the University of Florida Medical School. The metropolitan area where I live has had 3 new hospitals open in the past 4 years and a major expansion of our largest facility. Where there is a need hospitals are opening.
In those areas where beds are going unfilled the new pool of 13 million people who have previously been uninsured and have avoided seeking needed care will help fill those beds.
Even the bats are leaving Springy's belfry.
Actually Yogi chose the firing squad. They gave him a choice of that or sharing a room with Springy when he was being held in a hotel room against his will by the Park Service.
That's what you said about the polls showing Romney behind in the last election.
Heard you were second in line to go before a death panel. Sarah is first. Good for you that you believe in God, but that is irrelevant. The only thing that counts is: Does God believe in you? I would worry about that if I were you. As far as Ms.Fluke is concerned, good for her if she has need of condoms; she would be doing better than you.
Actually springy, I believe it was a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll with the results first reported by the Wall Street Journal and picked up by other outlets including ThinkProgress. Smirk was wrong by 1% however, the favorability rating for ObamaCare went up by 7%.
Yea, its working so well for the GOP now. Let's just keep it up. Your so smart piggy. You'll show old big ears.
This deplorable situation is the direct result of the actions of the GOP and their spineless leadership that will not stand up to the Cruzians. Can be fixed today. Just bring a clean CR to the floor. True Conservatives with backbone are prepared to put the Cruzian usurpation of the GOP.
Thank you for verifying that up until ObamaCare went live the Government was advising citizens that if they were in need free healthcare was available at established community clinics and that the delivery of free healthcare was pre-ObamaCare. Hopefully, with more people insured or covered by an expanded Medicaid program, the community clinics will be able to provide less free care and be able to expand and/or improve services because of a new revenue stream.
The person denying facts when presented with them is not me. The fact that statements reminding citizens in need of free or cheap medical care that it was available from long-established community clinics was a service to people seeking care prior to insurance being available through the exchange or Medicaid being expanded as a part of ObamaCare. It was not a promise made by Obama. No one, but you and "Z" and the minions who believed the Cruzian and Fox lies, should have been surprise that insurance from a for-profit insurance company was not free. As far as Obama promising "some group" free care, what he stated is that some uninsured Americans would be eligible for the expanded Medicaid program. If he used the term "free" it would be within the context of explaining what benefit they would receive by being on Medicaid. If any Americans thought they would be eligible for the expanded Medicaid program and they found themselves not eligible, it is because their GOP controlled State Government would not accept the expansion of the Medicaid program. Their Governor let them down not Obama.
Right, and those community centers have been in existence since before ObamaCare and is not the essence of ObamaCare. Zelte keeps implying that Obama promised free health care for all under ObamaCare. That is an outright lie. I can point to the same question being asked continuingly since the Great Society. Free community clinics have been in existence for decades. Heck, here in Florida when the Federal Gov't funded free health care clinics for the influx of Cubans that came to South Florida in the 60's and 70's you saw signs like that in Spanish all over the place. ( I often wonder if Marco Rubio's mother received pre-natal care at one of the Cuban only free clinics, and if Rubio was a tax-payer funded delivered and cared for baby. Cruz the hypocrite, who hates health care for all, is a Canadian taxpayer paid for baby.)