Springer says, "Obamacare payments forcing hospitals to close.."
But he did not list a single hospital that has closed because of Obamacare. Is that because there are no such hospitals?
And then he corrects himself to say that it's not Obamcare, itself, but the fact that some states have not accepted the Medicaid money that is causing problems for some hospitals. It is not hard to see that if you don't let Obamcare work as it was designed to work, then some hospitals may have problems when they must treat hundreds or thousands who don't have health insurance. But, have any of them closed? Probably not, as they can and will simply transfer the costs to those with insurance, as was the common practice in he past..
Everyone's pay is "independent", but no one's pay is independent of the total corporate income. It's crazy to try to say that it is.
Again, this is a case where it's a good idea to do the arithmetic, before opening your mouth. If a CEO were to cut his pay from $10 million, to $5 million, that would free $5 million that could be used to invest in the company. And that $5 million is equivalent to 200 minimum wage workers getting $25K a year, at just over $10.10/hour.
I'm glad to hear that you are OK, and that there is no serious problem! And, you are correct, there remians a big problem with health care pricing and price competition, as well.
You need to prove citizenship to register to vote in my state, and I'm pretty sure that's th case in every other state, as well. Here are the requirements here:
" New registrants must prove citizenship. Supervisors should require an applicant to prove citizenship by presenting any of the following:
-United States Passport;
-Qualified voter affidavit; or
-Any other reasonable document establishing that the applicant is a United States citizen"
Maybe he's just saying that where he lives, he doesn't need to prove his citizenship to get a passport, or to register to vote?
It's a good thing you worked so hard to oppose GWB's signing statements where he listed the parts of a bill he was signing into law that he would not enforce. Through your efforts that's no longer possible, right?
Groups of 10's of thousands of people gave more money to candidates, together, than a couple of individuals? How is this a surprise to you? I'd prefer the big money from big groups and not from individuals, and I'd prefer even more to have a level playing field that only only allows money from individuals, with a cap of maybe $300. Everyone needs to be able to be herd equally, if we really believe in free speech. That's the only way that people like The Koch bros., Soros, unions, or the Sierra club can't buy their own representative in Washington.
Rural health care has always been a big problem, and it's no different now. When i was a kid, we had 1 doctor in town. The nearest hospital was more than 30 miles, and nearly an hour, away. That one doctor did everything. If you broke an arm he set it. If you had heart problems, he treated them. If you needed your appendix removed, he did the operation. Many rural areas are not much different today.
Rural states, like Wyoming, and New Hampshire, at present, often have a single health insurance provider, with Obamacare. If that particular insurance company doesn't cover your doctor, or hospital, you may be out of luck. But, I do also see that, in New Hampshire, at least, there will probably be 2 or 3 more health insurance companies and more plans available through the Obamacare exchange next year. That's probably the case in Wyoming as well.
What I don't understand is why big states like Mississippi and Alabama have just a single Obamacare insurance company available, while other states with similar populations, like Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, and Connecticut have many more.
As I've said before, competition is probably the biggest problem with Obamacre. It's really too bad that the Republicans didn't offer an amendment when they could to make it more competitive. It might have helped to add a few things to increase competition;
- No insurance company - hospital and doctor links. Everyone should be able to chose their own doctor, regardless of which insurance company they use.
- Doctors and hospitals should post prices that can be easily compared. (This is partly there, but maybe not strong enough)
- Insurance companies should be able to operate across state boundaries. (This might require a constitutional amendment, so I understand why it was avoided.)
These things are all very difficult to do, so I understand why they re not the now. Maybe these things could be part of the next step, if ways to do them are found. And certainly health care and insurance companies don't want to see more competition, and they have told their representatives in Washington that, especially the ones whose campaigns they have funded.
HPQ seems to have passed the $30 psychological barrier today. It's nice to see it crossing this hurdle. It should now be able to head up some more, as we approach the 1st quarterly report next week.
God work! He agreed with you, and told you why, and then you you argue with him and continue to try to tell him that he is wrong. Like one of today's perfect conservatives - fighting with the people on your side,m first. No wonder today's Republican party is splitting 3 ways to Sunday now.
Sorry. I won't bring it up again. You need some training in engineering and science, in order to understand these difficult subjects. You first need to understand how things like a lever, and a radio generally work. Without this basic understanding, things like feedback loops, catalysts, and your radio's volume #$%$ will just seem like magic.
There's no reason to discuss this any more with you.
The Tea Party now seems to be coming around and repeating the same story, every time:
- Don't you dare put you dirty government hands on my Social Security!
- Don't you dare put your dirty government hands on my Medicare coverage!
- Don't you dare put your dirty government hands on my Obamcare policy!
Consistency is a good thing, usually...
Springer: "There are any number of ways to increase the planets temperature."
And more importantly, name the way(s) they are causing the planet's temperature to rise today.
As you've already gotten your answers, here are the questions that you need to answer:
What % of our atmosphere is does water, H2O, comprise, and how do H2O and CO2 (with a few other greenhouse gases, such as methane) work together to regulate the earth's temperature?
If you wanted to increase the temperature of our planet, which component, water vapor, or CO2, would you work to change?
Bonus Question: What role does H2O (water) play in photosynthesis?
I understand that you probably have no understanding, yet, of amplification, and amplification controls, in electronic, physical, and chemical systems, so these questions will certainly be difficult for you. But see how far you can get. These skills might even help you when you are looking, again, for a good job.
So, you think that that's just what conservative firms like to do? Cut employees; cut sales; cut income; shrink the size of the firm. Just because that's how conservative run their businesses?
So, write to your representatives and demand that they raise our taxes. I;'m sure you will find some allies who will agree with you.
Springer, perhaps you have yet to go and try out the government site? EVERY health care insurance policy that they suggest for you is a policy from a private insurance company. And EVERY policy they suggest is compliant with the Obamacare laws, just like all the policies you can get directly from the companies, or from your employer.