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Facts and figures cannot take the place of being humane. This is probably why Canada and some countries in Europe have socialized medicine. This is based on the humane belief that all citizens should have access to health care. I believe literally millions of Americans and I agree on this point.

How many decades have a good number of Americans gone without health insurance? This is most likely the main reason for Medicaid and Medicare. It is not because I am on Medicare that I favor it much more than Medicaid. Medicare is partially paid for by specific payroll deductions. Medicaid is paid for totally out of taxpayers’ pockets! Do I think recipients of Social Security and Medicare should give up a small percentage of their allotment? If there is a means test that will prove some recipients will not be negatively affected, then yes.

Obamacare is just as necessary as Medicaid and Medicare! And, again, I have to side with the millions of American citizens who finally can purchase health insurance for their families.

If there is a coming shortage of health professionals with Obamacare and an aging population, then it is past time to do away with this abomination of “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” way of doing business with medical school postgraduate admissions! The pipeline must be opened up for the thousands of intelligent people who are just sitting around waiting for their chance to prove themselves to be great health care professionals. Who knows? These people who have been waiting much more than their share of years to be health professionals may very well be the best and brightest of health professionals.

May the good-ol’-boy system in medical school, and for that matter everywhere, come to an immediate halt here in 2013! There is no place for it, ever.

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carcraft
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carcraft 11/07/13 - 06:40 am
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Where to start?

Where to start? There is not a "good old boy" network to getting into medical school. I work at Georgia Regents Medical School and I do not think we would have the number of 1st generation Americans from India, Eastern Europe, Africa and scores of other areas of the world if the admissions were regulated by the good old boy network. You simply need to be among the best of the best to get into Medical School then work your tail off for the next 7 years. I guess it is OK to kick millions off of THEIR insurance and lie to the American people so that some can get health insurance for others correct? Then lie some more to try to convince people that the policies they are losing are inferior which again is a blatant lie! Consider the woman who is losing both her health insurance and her Doctors while battling cancer. She wrote an editorial for the Wall street Journal. There is a video of another older woman, Obama supporter, DC lawyer, who is losing her insurance and the only options open to her are much more expensive. A Democratic Congressman's son is among those losing his insurance. These stories go on and on. Many of these are not inferior policies that are being cancelled! So it is OK, in YOUR opinion Mr. Bledsoe to ruin the health care coverage of millions of Americans, lie to them so you can give health insurance to others? I am sorry for you and those that voted for the chief liar in the White House,PERIOD, and yes unlike Obama I know what a period is and means!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 11/06/13 - 07:09 am
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whether they take it out of your check

or take it out of your pocket
it's all tax money whether it's caid or care
and it all comes from the worker
when they earn it and when they spend it
no one wants people to go without health care
we just don't want the money wasted
and have the takers run the system
and the makers subservient to the takers
the only way to get better health care is to have more doctors
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the only way to get more doctors is to have a better education system
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the only way to get a better education system is to have school choice
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the federal government has proven incompetent to educate people
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the federal government will prove incompetent to run health care
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carcraft
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carcraft 11/06/13 - 07:25 am
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Oh, while I am at it, up to

Oh, while I am at it, up to 96 million people will lose THEIR insurance so 47 million will be able to get insurance of which only 17 million will actually obtain insurance (according to Congressional Budget Office numbers after Obamanation care is fully implimented 30 million people will still lack insurance) . This just makes SOOOOO much sense!!!!

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soapy_725 11/06/13 - 08:18 am
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deestafford
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deestafford 11/06/13 - 08:27 am
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Let's face it. Obamacare was never about healthcare for

those who didn't have health insurance. Eighty five percent of the people had health insurance they liked. This left only 15% without or unsatisfied with what they had. If it had been about taking care of the uninsured the government could have paid for the other 15% without destroying the 85% and the entire health insurance and care system.

Here are the real intentions of what obamacare was designed to do and it is succeeding:

--Intended to bring about the Marxist dream of redistributing wealth by taking from the rich, middle class and businesses and giving it to the poor people who vote democrat.

--Intended to wipe out the middle class and make them dependent on the government by driving the cost of insurance so high they couldn't afford it and would have to depend on government assistance.

--Intended to kill decent paying jobs a create crummy part-time jobs. This makes sure the middle class is trapped and can't pay for insurance and must depend on the government.

--Intended to bankrupt small businesses and dry up donations to the Republican Party by having insurance premiums so high they can't afford them.

--Intended to make the IRS all-powerful by putting it in charge of overseeing 15% of the economy. It could look and snoop into every aspect of your life. It could look at your bank accounts and financial records. It could fine you. It could intimidate you. It would have access to your medical records and use the information to blackmail Republican candidates.

--Intended to unionize 15 million healthcare workers thereby getting $15 billion dollars in dues to give to candidates to run against Republican candidates.

The Republicans need to understand that Obama and the Democrats are not playing tiddly-winks. Obamacare is just one part they are using to seriously attempt to destroy the GOP, capitalism, and high jack America.

No Obama couldn't care less about providing Terry insurance and healthcare. It is just one arrow in his quiver to "fundamentally change
America".

ymnbde
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ymnbde 11/06/13 - 08:26 am
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oh, and while i am at it, too

"being humane" the writer wrote
really? parasitic humane?
having more takers than workers will not last
it is a law of nature, it is a law of physics
it is a law everyplace except the void between a democrat's ears
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we have the best health care system in the world
especially since it has to deal with one of the worst
education systems in the world
(black kids graduate reading at an 8th grade level, you can't defend that... only a racist would even try)
doctors once bled sick people with leeches
how different the government with healthy people?

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deestafford 11/06/13 - 08:36 am
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Wasn't it Stalin who said something like

"x number of people die that's a tradgedy. Millions die and it's a statistic." or something like that? Well, is not the Obama folks sort of approaching that philosophy by saying "It's only 5% of the population" when we are talking about millions of real people?

People need to wake up, and it appears some are starting to coming out of their Obama-worshiping slumber, to the fact that this man is out to destroy the American way of life and obamacare is just one of his bullets. Immigration is the next one to be shot at us.

Never forget......."Fundamentally change America."

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 11/06/13 - 08:58 am
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Liberalist article

Great comments so far! I wish there was a way to vote some of them up more than once. We true Americans need to keep fighting for moral values, regardless of what ammunition is used against us. Never give up!

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/06/13 - 10:31 am
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Carcraft

While I agree with your post when you tell Mr. Bledsoe that you know what a period is and means it would help your credibility if you would have used the word "woman" which is singular instead of "women" which is plural. Once I can forgive as a typo but then you did it again in the next sentence. If you correct your mistake then I will delete this post.

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localguy55 11/06/13 - 10:49 am
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Poorly Written

This artical is a mixture of healthcare subjects loosly thrown together and not very thought provoking. I am surprised that the editors would publish something so poorly written. I guess even shallow thinkers can have a shot at having their papers published. It really does little to spark debate.

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dichotomy 11/06/13 - 11:19 am
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Earth to Timothy

Earth to Timothy Bledsoe.....put down your copy of the Communist Manifesto and look at what is happening.

Already MORE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR INSURANCE than there are new people who will get insurance under Obamacare. They have lost their insurance that they liked and wanted to keep, like Obama PROMISED, he SWORE they could,

To treat a sore toe we have amputated our leg. And we did this based on the MOST EGREGIOUS BALD FACED LIE that has ever been told to the American people. If the LYING DEMOCRATS and the LYING PRESIDENT had told the truth, the TRUTH THAT THEY KNEW ALREADY WHEN THEY PASSED THIS CRAP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, this piece of crap called Obamacare NEVER WOULD HAVE PASSED because the American public would have stormed the Capital and beat the snot out of them. It COULD NOT PASS TODAY NOW THAT THE TRUTH HAS BEEN EXPOSED. The PRESIDENT and EVERY DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR THAT VOTED FOR OBAMACARE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. Well, I prefer the "beat the snot out of them" approach but apparently the authorities frown on that kind of thing...no matter how much it is deserved.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 11/06/13 - 11:41 am
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deestafford at 7:27 AM is

deestafford at 7:27 AM is right on. When then this thing was first introduced, any person of average intelligence knew right then and there that the average Joe, doing his (or her) best to make their way in this world was gonna get screwed.

deestafford
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deestafford 11/06/13 - 04:08 pm
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How about they way Obama and his minions are spinning things

now....lying about their lies. They really think they have total control over their propaganda and people have no other sources. It's interesting to watch the evolving-out-of-their-star-struckness media jousting with Carney as he lies to their faces and they don't swallow it.

Remember how when Clinton was lying and the media would just slobber all over themselves about how good he was doing it? Well, they don't seem to be as willingly accepting Obama's lies with the same sense of admiration.

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harley_52 11/06/13 - 01:32 pm
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" Well, they don't seem to be as willingly accepting...

....Obama's lies with the same sense of admiration."

True, but will it last? I doubt it.

It's hard for them to ignore these blatant lies outright, so they are simply feigning outrage attempting to maintain some semblance of objectivity. It won't last. About the time Obama decides it's time for the federal government to step in to "clean up the mess Insurance Companies have created," they'll get back in line behind him and support the "single payer" solution that has been the goal all along.

It's all scripted.

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KSL 11/06/13 - 01:58 pm
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The letter writer has

The letter writer has identified himself in posts and admitted that he is on SS disability due to mental reasons. I am not divulging anything he has not posted.

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Bizkit 11/06/13 - 02:23 pm
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A lot of people weren't

A lot of people weren't insured because they didn't want to be. But ohhhhh nnooooooooo the govt can't have people do want they want concerning their own health. Then some had unsatisfactory insurance-but by whose standards. The "health nazis" will likely be a phrase that evolves as the ACA is rolled out. Without doubt health care needs addressing but this SUCKS! That's french for really bad.

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Bizkit 11/06/13 - 02:30 pm
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I remember how indignant Dems

I remember how indignant Dems were that Colin Powell, Pres. Bush, Vice-Pres. Cheney "mislead" Congress and America concerning WMDs in Iraq. Numerous investigations of the whole affair instigated by Dems. Now the shoe is on the other foot and we see a bunch of silent hypocrite Dems whose leader "mislead" Congress and America concerning the ACA. They should be raising holy hell with their leader to at least be consistent what they expect of our leaders. But no it is just political party not standards. I loathe politicians-anyone who runs for any office should have an intelligence and psychological evaluation because I'm suspect of their motives and abilities.

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Red Headed Step Child 11/06/13 - 04:30 pm
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Wow.

Timmy, sometimes I think you're on the verge of getting it...other times, not so much.

To quote Dave Ramsey, "you're not exempt from math."

Tell me, now that more and more people are now having their coverage CANCELED due to the mandates of this atrocity of a healthcare plan, who are now having to go out to the exchanges to purchase what will end up being more COSTLY than the plan they previously had, with out of pocket expenses that will be DOUBLE if not TRIPLE the amount their old plan had add up to anything remotely resembling a good thing? Affordable? Yeah right.

People who had access to healthcare coverage but chose NOT to purchase it, will more than likely STILL NOT PURCHASE IT. The fines are less expensive that the coverage. So, where does that get us? NOWHERE.

Sure, with the subsidies some people may now be able to afford a tin can plan, but with the deductibles being as high as they are, they are one health crisis away from bankruptcy. Can those on fixed incomes or those that are barely scraping by afford $6,000+ deductibles? I'd wager not. Affordable? Yeah right.

This "Affordable Healthcare Act" is adding up to be one big steaming pile of caca.

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harley_52 11/06/13 - 03:22 pm
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"This "Affordable Healthcare Act" is adding up to be....

....one big steaming pile of caca."

Precisely as it was planned.

deestafford
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deestafford 11/06/13 - 04:17 pm
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The supporters of obamacare keep touting, "Oh, they will be

getting subsidies." They act like these subsidies are fairy dust that just majically appear whenever the Democrats have need for them. It doesn't dawn on the low-information and no-information lever-pullers that that money comes from the taxpayers who are the producers. Well, it may dawn on them but since they are moochers, they don't really care.

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nofanofobama 11/06/13 - 04:28 pm
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what RIGHT does some

what RIGHT does some beaurocrat in DC have to tell me what type of insurance i should have...where in any practicality and commonsense does it deem a complete stranger to my or your family to write a one size fits all policy. and this silly quarentee as a right to health care whether they work and contribute to it or not.i would help anyone who truly needs a temporary hand...this is not what we are doing..this is simply a way to further distribute the producers wealth to the taker class in a vote buying scheme..no one health care will be any where the promises of obumler the liar, most will be worse...its a power grab and its got to stop

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harley_52 11/06/13 - 04:38 pm
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If You Are...

...a patriotic, Constitution loving, military supporting, Christian, family loving, hard working, tax paying, American citizen today you are at the same time a rarity, an object of ridicule and hatred, a target of the federal government as an "extremist" and an anti-government terrorist.

The world is upside down. The American citizenry doesn't seek equal opportunity for all, they seek equal conditions for all, no matter who needs to be stepped on and destroyed to achieve such a state.

The Republican party has sold out to politicians who are far more interested in their careers than the Constitution, the American Economy, and the survival of the Country. They join the ultra-lefties in diminishing freedom and liberty for American citizens. We are witnesses to America's last days as the greatest nation the world has ever known.

God help us all.

KSL
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KSL 11/06/13 - 08:46 pm
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We paid tons of money for our

We paid tons of money for our health insurance while we were paying double for Medicare. Now we have to pay taxes to subsidize people who make more money than we get in SS payments. There is something vastly wrong with this.

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CobaltGeorge 11/06/13 - 07:16 pm
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harley

Just how long have I been saying this!

"We are witnesses to America's last days as the greatest nation the world has ever known."

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 11/06/13 - 08:44 pm
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“Let me be exactly clear

“Let me be exactly clear about what health care reform means to you,” the president told residents of the Garden State. “First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” REALLY?

"If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance." REALLY?

"For those Americans who already have health insurance, the only changes you will see under the law are new benefits, better protections from insurance company abuses, and more value for every dollar you spend on health care. If you like your plan you can keep it and you don’t have to change a thing due to the health care law" REALLY?

Sounds like someone has been lying to the American people...

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harley_52 11/06/13 - 10:06 pm
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"Just how long have I been saying this!"

Yes, CG, you are one who understands what's happening. Not only that, you understand what we're losing. Many others remain in denial, or support the goals of the Administration.

carcraft
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carcraft 11/07/13 - 06:43 am
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Shrimp for breakfast, thanks,

Shrimp for breakfast, thanks, I am a horrible speller and struggle with this and I don't proof read as well as I should either. Forgive an old man. But thanks for the note!

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harley_52 11/07/13 - 10:18 am
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Shrimp...

This isn't a grammar and punctuation contest, it's a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions. Just about everybody, certainly including me, makes a mistake now and then.

The downside of making yourself the lead sheriff in the spelling/grammar/punctuation police is that you make yourself subject to even more scrutiny, or even worse, you demonstrate a little hypocrisy.

By the way, are you familiar with commas as used in sentence structure?

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Darby 11/07/13 - 12:34 pm
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OH, now I get it.

This letter made if SO CLEAR for the first time.

IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF OUR NATION'S DOCTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OzBamaCare has NOTHING to do with the Democrat Party's unrelenting push towards socialism for the United States!

Yeah!, that's it!!!

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GodisSoGood 11/07/13 - 06:16 pm
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Darby

Darby....sadly so many people think like the author of this LTE. Sickening!! How in the world can anyone think of Obama as their saviour... crazy!!!

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