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Discussion in 'Political Rants' started by kauphy, Apr 13, 2010.

    Apr 13, 2010
  1. kauphy

    kauphy Meister Member

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    here is a story about a mom who has cancer and has lost her madicaid just click on the link if not goggle it "Regime Drops Cancer Victim's Medicaid, Sentences Her to Death ...
    Apr 13, 2010 ... Regime Drops Cancer Victim's Medicaid, Sentences Her to Death. Government-run health care drops a sick mom. ...

    i thought everyone was going to get healthcare?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2010
  3. RedAndi

    RedAndi Winter is Coming

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    OK I googled those words and every website was a flaming "righty" site, so I did not bother opening. So I scrolled down and at least found AARP which I thought would be unbiased, here is what they have posted-

    Diana Smith has gone through six months of radiation and chemotherapy -- one week out of every month. She is in remission and had a donor for a transplant; being in remission is a prerequisite for the transplant. But her hopes of receiving the transplant were dashed in March, when she says, the Social Security Administration contacted her -- without her soliciting it -- and told her that her three-year-old son was entitled to receive Social Security disability payments. Even though she didn't ask for it, she signed the form and received her son's first check check [sic]. In April, Medicaid canceled her universal health care policy because her income level had risen with her son's payments -- making her ineligible for the insurance program."

    My friends, the largest insurance company in the United States, the United States government and its CEO Obama, tricked a woman! They tricked a woman out of getting off her medical coverage. Since when does the Social Security Administration start soliciting?


    To me this seems to be just some bullshit bureaucracy and not really anything to do with the new health care. Will read up a little more since this isn't enough detail for me and I am not bothering unless I can find a legitimate news source.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010
  5. RedAndi

    RedAndi Winter is Coming

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    Well she is getting help-
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    Which is good to hear.

    I could not find any more real legit detail but I did find this comment in response to the story which makes it a little clearer (for me), I edited out the posters bad words and insults, in case anyone else sees this when googling, lol.-

    "First -Medicaid is a state run program for low income patients. It's been around for decades and has nothing to do with the recent reform legislation.

    Secondly, the reason she was dropped is because her income increased unexpectedly and, therefore, surpassed the income limitations.

    Ironically, this puts her exactly into the group for which the healthcare reform legislation is designed to provide assistance, ie: people who make too much to qualify for Medicare and too little to afford insurance premiums - about 30 million people in this country.

    So, actually, this story is a about the merits of the reform legislation, not about the failure of reform."


    In all reality this stuff happened BEFORE healthcare reform and it will probably continue for long after. I am sure everyone has a horror story about a friend, relative, whatever who has run into this kind of situation when dealing with our healthcare/government system. ~Redandi
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010
  7. kakata

    kakata Banned User - hyper flamming PABnonaccred PABnoaccred PABaccred

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    I saw the news last night.

    Update
    they get back on their steps...granting her all the help she needs....after a Congress man..I dont remember his name, stepped forward in her help.
    Sofar so good
    :):):thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2010
  9. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    Health Care Reform Explained: Your Questions Answered
    xhttp://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/policy/articles/health_care_explained.html

    Healthcare Reform for those 50+
    xhttp://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/policy/articles/what_health_care_reform_will_mean_to_you.html
     
  10. Apr 15, 2010
  11. bernynhel

    bernynhel Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred

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    :lolup: kauphy!!! We've already heard these jokes, c'mon!
     
  12. Apr 15, 2010
  13. kauphy

    kauphy Meister Member

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    for one thing its not a joke. and one of my friends wanted to post this on here but could,nt so i will.

    Now this is more like it. Don't mess with us "old folks"!!!




    The New AARP
    Yep, the heck with the ultra liberal old AARP
    (American Association for Retired People).
    I joined the NEW AARP.



    View attachment 22069
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2010
  15. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever

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    Iowa, dammit.
    Seriously kauphy, do you really think that's funny? You've got Beck and Limpballs and the Talibunny and Bachmann calling for "rebellion" and putting Democrats, gays, free thinking women, and everyone who isn't that certain extra special crispy recipe Christian in CROSSHAIRS fer chrissakes. It's NOT funny, it's become freaking REALITY.
    Yeah, I know...if I don't like it, don't look at it.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2010
  17. slotplayer

    slotplayer Senior Member webmeister

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    I was saying there's gonna be a revolution back in 2004.

    its here baby!

    you forgot Sarah Palin, oh she was here in boston yesterday, sorry I missed it. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Apr 15, 2010
  19. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever

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    Iowa, dammit.
    Talibunny is Palin. I should have said Caribou Barbie.:lolup:

    And to the putz who emailed me calling me a hypocrite because of my avatar...if you can't see the irony of Betty White with a gun...then there is no hope for you.
     
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  20. Apr 15, 2010
  21. felicie

    felicie Dormant account

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    Kauphy -

    Thank you very much for posting that for your friend whose so technically challenged. :)
     
  22. Apr 15, 2010
  23. kauphy

    kauphy Meister Member

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    gezz swampwitch lighten up one of my friends wanted to put that on there and did,nt know how so i did it for her. i do hope we all rise up and take r country back. how we do it i don,t know i hope it does,nt come down to war here in the u.s but listening to some people and how they r blind to whats going on i think that is where this will lead.
     
  24. Apr 15, 2010
  25. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever

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    Iowa, dammit.
    You tell me to lighten up while spouting "rise up and take our country back" in the same sentence. Sickening.

    I don't have a problem with ignorant people...I have a problem with ignorant on purpose.
     
  26. Apr 15, 2010
  27. kauphy

    kauphy Meister Member

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    i,m glad you don,t have a promble with urself. the way i look at it with all these sheelps is u just can,t fix stupid oh wait that goes for mr. obama 2
     
  28. Apr 15, 2010
  29. kauphy

    kauphy Meister Member

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    lol no promble:D
     
  30. Apr 15, 2010
  31. Kenny Lingus

    Kenny Lingus Tard Counter

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    Yes, Kauphy, and now maybe you could help those that are grammatically challenged as well...
     
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  32. Apr 15, 2010
  33. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever

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    Independent craftsperson specializing in chenille
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    Iowa, dammit.
    OK, you win. I bow to your intelligence, political expertise, and moral superiority.:notworthy
     
  34. Apr 15, 2010
  35. kauphy

    kauphy Meister Member

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    you know its the way i look at things. we all see things diffdently and we will always agree to disagree. but it seems to me whenever i post something the same people come after me and have to get nasty about things and try to put me down on things that i post. its not weather you agree or disagree. the things i post r to me inportant and there r like minded people on here that do get things from my post other then a chance to make themself feel good by putting someone eles down or make themself feel smarter by trying to make someone eles sound dumb. the only good thing is no one on here can stop a person from posting other then max and the big guy. so if you don,t like what one is saying then don,t read it. that being said i will bow out of this one caz after this i,m sure there will be nothing said worth coming back to. and as i said before if you don,t like it don,t read it.:D
     
  36. Apr 16, 2010
  37. RobWin

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    I think this article here in todays Washington Examiner purdy much sums it all up....



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    By: Chris Stirewalt
    Political Editor
    April 15, 2010


    Three years ago, the Republican establishment piled scorn on the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.

    Today, he is in a statistical tie with President Obama in 2012 polling. His son, an ophthalmologist who has never run for elective office, is well ahead of not only the GOP's handpicked candidate for Senate in Kentucky but also both Democratic contenders -- all statewide officeholders.

    What happened? Did America suddenly develop an insatiable appetite for 74-year-old, cranky congressmen from Texas? Is the gold standard catching on?

    Paul will not likely be the next president. And his son still faces the most arduous part of his journey as Democrats spend millions to paint him as soft on defense, lax on drug enforcement and too radical on welfare programs.

    But there's no doubt that hating the government and the powerful interests that pull Washington's strings has gone from the radical precincts of the Right and Left to the mainstream.

    It turns out that watching Goldman Sachs, the United Auto Workers, public employee unions and a raft of other vampires drain the treasury at America's weakest moment in a generation will make a person pretty hacked off.

    After Barack Obama's election, Democrats assumed that the American people were battered, bruised and ready for a morphine drip of European-style socialism. Republicans, shocked by their stunning reversals, figured the Democrats were right and started looking for technocrats of their own.

    And in a political system fueled by special-interest money, it was hard for the leaders of major parties to imagine anything other than an activist government. After all, if you pay for someone to get elected, you don't expect him to just sit there.

    Just 18 months ago the leaders of both parties were quite sure that Obama would be the popular, transformative president he aspires to be. The Republicans who emerged from the wreckage of November were certain to look a lot more like Charlie Crist and Mitt Romney than Marco Rubio and Ron Paul.

    But Crist's embrace of Obamanomics seems to have utterly destroyed his chances at a Senate seat that was once his for the taking. Romney, considered a near lock for the 2012 Republican nomination, has seen his candidacy badly damaged by a populist revolt against the passage of a national health care plan that looks like the one he designed for Massachusetts.

    Obama, who said that passage of his health plan proved that Washington could still do big things, finds himself deeply at odds with an electorate that is not confident of government's ability to do anything at all.

    His election has turned out to be not the result of a national lurch toward government intervention but his own skill at disguising his policies, the failures of the Republican Party and the bursting of the lending bubble.

    A year ago, the tea parties caught most everyone by surprise.

    It was a conservative flash mob and hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets.

    Republicans scrambled to get to the head of the parade and Democrats claimed that it was all a put-up job by their enemies in the special interest wars. The press tried to treat what had been a spontaneous outburst as if it were a traditional political party and asked all the questions they teach in journalism school: Who's in charge? Who are they opposed to? Is it racist?

    This year, the political parties and the press will not be caught off guard. Republican politicians will address tea party rallies, Democrats will denounce the supposed puppeteers of the movement and the press will look for hate speech.

    But few will glean the real meaning of the protests or the booming support for Ron and Rand Paul.

    It's not about the Pauls themselves or the guys with the "Don't tread on me" flags It's about the people at home who might not be willing to march in the park or join the next Paul money bomb, but who don't blame the folks who do.

    Libertarian sentiment has finally gone mainstream.

    A movement that said that people should do whatever they wanted as long as it didn't hurt anyone else couldn't compete during the culture wars that began in the 1960s.

    But after two wars, a $12 trillion debt, a financial crisis and the most politically tone-deaf president in modern history, Americans may have finally given up on big government.

    Chris Stirewalt is the political editor of the Washington Examiner. He can be reached at This email is not visible to you..



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  38. Apr 16, 2010
  39. bernynhel

    bernynhel Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred

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    :thumbsup: Now THAT I like!!! XLNT post, sir! And the rhetorical circles you've so effortlessly run around those misdirected posters foolish enough to be at odds with you? Stunning!
     
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