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Bill makes a point

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:38pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:40pm

I needed to sit down and put a cold towel on my head because today,  I told the newsroom I agreed with Bill Clinton.

Clinton was on some TV show and uttered the sentence, "The president ought to make good on his promise about you won't lose your health insurance."

Of course, he said that knowing all the while what is done is done and those who lost those policies are in bad shape because those policies are gone.

It's funny how the administration wrote the rules, the insurance companies had to abide by them throwing people off their policies, and
now the administration is blaming insurance companies for dropping clients.

It's like grade school.

I think Clinton is up to something with those remarks because he doesn't say hello without it having political calculation.

He's probably setting up Hillary to ride in with some sort of plan to save the day. But, the more people fall off the insurance horse the more excited this group in the White House gets because that means we are one step closer to single-payer, in other words, the government taking over all health insurance.

One way to get there, to fix the horrible mess the insurance companies have gotten us into, (I'm being sarcastic), we can
help folks who have been dropped.

How can we do that you ask? Subsidize their payments.

Yeah, like we have the money to do that. We are using the treasury as political donor.

These folks, right now, have a mess on their hands and they will do anything to keep pushing this bad health plan no matter how much damage they do along the way.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Dream on idiot!

Do some research Don. 16 of the Democrat Senators up for reelection met in secret with Obama PLEADING for him do something before the mid-term elections. Senate may very well flip to Republican. House is safely Republican. 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats. Even if 24 Republicans ALL loose their seats AND no Democrats loose theirs, House stays Republican.

BUT in the Senate it's 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans, and 2 independents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2012

Can't do math very well can you deaf? If the Dems take just 17 house seats the control the house and the pubs will be the minority.The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections will be held on November 4, 2014. Elections will be held for all 435 seats, representing the 50 U.S. states.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elec...

Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 4, 2014, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested in regular elections.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2014
There are 21 US Senate seats up for re-election in 2014 that are currently held by Democrats.
http://usconservatives.about.com/od/campaignselections/a/Democratics-Sen...

24 safe House republican seats open for election now in play for Democrats because of cruz.
Pew Research Center for the People released a poll on Oct. 15 that showed that if the midterm elections were held today and not next year, the Democrats would have a slight lead over the Republicans in the individual races. Among the Senate seats up for election in 2014, 14 held by Republicans.

California drops ONE MILLION from insurance! And when they are forced to buy new insurance (if the website ever works) it will be at DOUBLE the price???

Prove it

Do some research Deaf , Among the Senate seats up for election in 2014, currently, there are 21 held by Democrats and 14 held by Republicans.
Pew Research Center for the People released a poll on Oct. 15 that showed that if the midterm elections were held today and not next year, the Democrats would have a slight lead over the Republicans in the individual races

Clearly you haven't seen the hospitals in Russia, nor UK. Plenty of horror stories there.

Here are websites on just that:

http://ezinearticles.com/?More-NHS-Horror-Stories&id=4197283

http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/more-nhs-horror-stories-in...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/12/09/another-uk-health-car...

Just google 'UK NHS horror stories' and you will see tons of them.

Clearly you haven't seen the hospitals in Germany.
The U.S. spends 16% of gross domestic product on health care, Germany 10.7%. They like their system much better than we like ours. But here is the banner headline, given our gridlock on health care reform: the German system is not socialized. The Germans do not use a single-payer, Medicare-type plan.
http://open.salon.com/blog/steve_klingaman/2009/07/08/want_health_care_r...

195,000 people a year die in the US from hospital errors, estimated to be about 1/6 of all deaths in the US.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/11856.php

That's not the same as the payment system for medical care. You can't equate the NHS model or the ACA with hospital horror stories - at least not with any degree of intellectual honesty. That would be like saying Geiko is rubbish because Fords always break down.

Nice straw man, though.

If they could model healthcare after VA. Everyone would have basic healthcare. But VA does not offer the newest and the latest in medicine. You don't get laser eye surgery for cataracts through VA. You do get cataract surgery but it's done with a scalpel, the old fashioned way. If you have a heart attack VA isn't going to offer you the latest in heart surgery. You won't like VA style healthcare. Think about that next veterans day.

Interestingly, when you talk to real people in other countries with 'socialized medicine' you find out the horror stories of long waits for emergency care and death panels isn't true, and generally they are pretty happy with their systems. No system is perfect, but your use of single-payer as an epithet just doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Mostly they look down their noses at our profit-driven system.

Hey, Don?. Villageidiot? Where are you guys?

See gang, Obama won't knuckle under. He is a true Marxist believer and hell or high water he will drag 'em all down with him.

California drops ONE MILLION from insurance! And when they are forced to buy new insurance (if the website ever works) it will be at DOUBLE the price.

Can you spell RESCISSION? DEPRESSION? (not mental, but monastery.)

Hope for change in 2014. 16 Democrat Senators up for re-election.

You forgot to scream "oh God oh God we're all gonna die!" and call Obama a communist socialst atheist muslim. Also, I don't think you can spell 'recession', although rescission is an actual word - the definition of which is contextually pretty funny. Plus, I think that the monks will be OK.

Thanks for the giggle!

Hahahahaha.. what you see is old Dollar Bill doing the swicheroo on Obama so Hillary can have a shot.

Not saying he isn't right but he says this for Hillary's benefit, not Obama's (or anyone else.)

Folks, we know Obamacare is a real stinker but the Democrats are tied by the leg to Obama and now are having a tough time.

And for those who voted for 'O', tough luck. You bought him, now you can keep him.

Obamacare will bankrupt itself regardless of what is done.

Hope for change in 2014.

Obamacare as conceived by George Kaiser is the merger between insurance companies and government, not as Neal represents, an adversary to insurance companies. A law requiring all to buy insurance is not "anti"-insurance. Just like with Medicare where insurance passed on it's high risk group to taxpayers, the ACA allows insurance companies to purge their low yield catastrophic plans most often owned by younger,healthy Americans. These are the Americans most cheated by mandated insurance.

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