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October 2009

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Better, Smarter, than TV News.

October 30, 2009 – Comments (0)

How did I miss this guy?  [more]

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Americans Want Healthcare Choice

October 30, 2009 – Comments (18)

So let's figure out what we are getting, and try to identify what our Private Insurers contribute that is so expensive. Canada has Single Payer healthcare, wherein the Gov't pays the Doctors and all Canadians have access to equal quality of care. It is paid for by a tax which replaces insurance premiums. Their cost is half of ours. Let's see what choices they surrender in order to achieve their savings. We have an opportunity to provide for ourselves, as the Canadians provide for themselves. Representative Wiener has written an amendment to the House Bill which replaces it with the text of HR676, the only bill in Congress which will actually lower health insurance costs. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vt is introducing a similar bill into the Senate. There are no savings in the bill that Nancy Pelosi is bringing to the floor.  [more]

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The Victory of the Commons

October 29, 2009 – Comments (2)

David's not going to like this...   [more]

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Bankruptcy Protection

October 26, 2009 – Comments (13)

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New Weiner Study Shows 151 Members of House and Senate Get the “Public Option” Now

October 26, 2009 – Comments (3)

Weiner Calls on GOP Opponents of the Public Option to Give Up Their Medicare  [more]

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Conservative Democrat?

October 26, 2009 – Comments (6)

Federal Spending was 28 billion less than expected? Obama shrank Gov't spending? Do tell me more. And in only his first year on the job.  [more]

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What Was the MTR in the Decade Before The Depression?

October 25, 2009 – Comments (4)

Can The Republican Party recover from their politics? (I hope not).   [more]

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Fox News Suicide Watch

October 24, 2009 – Comments (28)

Today, Oct 23rd Fox storyteller John Stossel, who we shall refer to as uknucklehead, penned an article with the emotionally charged title of ‘Congress Proposes More Fraud? And then goes on to tell me in the very first paragraph that the $8000 First Time Home Buyers tax Credit is “wracked with fraud”. Personally, when I see a question mark at the end of the sentence, it tells me the author doesn’t know diddly, but the truth is uknucklehead doesn’t report that Congress Proposes More Fraud, they merely suggest you reach that conclusion. In fact uknucklehead could have written the very same article with the title ‘FTHBC almost Fraud Free?’ or “it’s Not Really All That Bad” or “We Don’t Know Crap Until the IRS Audits Those Returns But That Doesn’t Stop Us From Reporting Government is Bad Even Though Government Uncovered Whatever Fraud We Will Report”.   [more]

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It's a Start

October 22, 2009 – Comments (17)

Environmental policy has to be good business policy," Graham insisted. "What would happen in this country if you build a hundred nuclear power plants in the next thirty years? It would create millions of jobs. And we need to use the coal that God has given us."  [more]

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US Attorney General Gets One Right.

October 22, 2009 – Comments (0)

And issues a memorandum not to go after medical marijuana use...  [more]

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What Kind of Post is This?

October 21, 2009 – Comments (7)

Is this an Investing post warning you to watch out for the EPA?   [more]

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Todays Story

October 21, 2009 – Comments (3)

DeniseCAHeathcare Status: Employer Insured

Our daughter was born with congenital heart defects and had the best of care when we lived in the Bay Area, however, we could only afford an HMO and learned we would have to fight to gain access to the top specialists for our daughter's care.   [more]

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I ask this question in all sincerity: Why the focus on single payer solutions? What is it about single payer that you find that trumps all other possible reforms?

October 20, 2009 – Comments (6)

Apparently I express myself alot, but poorly. So I will attempt to answer this question by copying someone elses work. Please note that this was written in 2007, with older data. Since the time of the data which I think was 2002,  the costs of health insurance have doubled. The $4000/capita cost has almost doubled to just under $8000, the family average is well over the $10k cited and the quality of either coverage is severely and substantially less adequate.  [more]

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Get Busy

October 19, 2009 – Comments (5)

Congressional switchboard (202) 224-3121  [more]

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Nothing to See Here

October 18, 2009 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: CI

But I'd love my local school district to have this opportunity to be frugal with my tax dollars, because every time my school district asks for a tax increase, its been to pay for health insurance. H Edward Hanway's bonus and salary over at cigna was 22 million, plus 10 mil in options. I am sure in America someone would happily do a better job than him for $400k.  [more]

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Healthcare Plan Comparison

October 18, 2009 – Comments (12)

The NY Times has put together an online comparison of the different healthcare plans proposed by the Senate and the House of Representatives.  [more]

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Meet Adam Storch

October 17, 2009 – Comments (9) | RELATED TICKERS: FMCC , E , GS

Sometimes Jstegma likes to see what the "liberals" are talking about.  [more]

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tvpigs Explain the Stock Market

October 16, 2009 – Comments (2)

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Because the Pay is Lower and the Work is Here:

October 14, 2009 – Comments (7)

 $1 Billion in Federal Spending would create;  [more]

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For Sinch and the Gold Bugs

October 13, 2009 – Comments (10)

I thought you might find this link interesting.

From the Financial Times.

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Health Insurers Say they Don't Get Paid Enough.

October 13, 2009 – Comments (18) | RELATED TICKERS: UNH , WLP , CI

 A family of four under current law could expect to pay $15,500 by 2013, but that would rise to $17,200 if the new measures were adopted, the report found. The cost would be $21,900 by 2019 under the current system or $25,900 if the changes are implemented, it said.   [more]

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Does the Fed Really Control Money Supply?

October 11, 2009 – Comments (23)

And if not, then who?  [more]

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Nobel Prize Committee

October 09, 2009 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: CE

Maybe they got it right.  [more]

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Good Work From the Government.

October 08, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: HAL , KBR

Senate passes Franken Amendment.

As described by the right,

and by the left.

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We Only Need 4 More Guys Just as Valuable as Ken Lewis

October 05, 2009 – Comments (1)

As most of you must know, Ken Lewis gets a parachute worth 68 million to cushion his descent from CEO of Bank of America. He commands this sum because of his unique value to the global economy and almost irreplacable leadership capabiliities. He is a special guy with special capabilities. If we had five such men of greatness in America imagine the greatness that could be achieved with over 300 million in value all in one place. For such a sum of of greatness and ability, one should expect great things.   [more]

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Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog

October 03, 2009 – Comments (0)

More "Beautiful, Horrible Pictures". Don't look away.

Hat tip to AOL.

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