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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

Can't wait! Thanks to that POS Obama and his brainchild, my rate has increased 100% over the last 6 years.

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Posted by AmateurSleuth on 03/22/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

He rarely shares his opinions regarding controversial topics, like the Muslum ban. I don't understand how the governor of a border state was able to remain silent on the topic. Called just about everyday and everyday he had not come up with an opinion? Seems like he's afraid of his shadow and is a definite yes man to Trump. Not impressed and disappointed with the people of Arizona for not demanding more.

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Posted by Wendy Goodman on 03/22/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

Medicare withholding is 1.45% of you income. Employers match the 1.45 for a total of 2.90. So if Rick prepaid it he earned 24 million dollars in his earning years and has now used up all his prepayments? You folks really don't understand the math.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 03/22/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

She won't get my vote again, nor will any politician who supports this assinine ACT. They are betting on the ignorance of their constituents who won't take the time to see how wrong this is. The Republicans are no where close to having their ACT together to take care of the public. If we have to accept what they do then they should have to live by the same rules, now that's a joke.

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Posted by Cindy Holliday on 03/22/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

To those worrying about how many $85K procedures the government can pay for, please look closely at your paychecks. We are all paying for those, and Rick prepaid his proceedure with a lifetime of medicare deductions from his paycheck, matched by his employers' contributions. For those of us who are sel-employedm our payment is double (we pay both the employee half and the employer half).

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by azrocker on 03/22/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

Basic fundamentals should be part of any health care in this country. 1. Everyone should be covered, since every living human needs health care at some point in life. 2. Everyone should contribute to their health care, based on their ability to pay. 3. Everything essential to life should be covered, including preventative measures. 4. Elected plastic surgery is not covered. 5. Drugs must affordable.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 03/22/2017 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

That $85k procedure would cost less than $35k (or even less) in any other industrialized nation. These trolls can't see the forest for the Trees Rick!

Pharmaceutical companies spend 3 times as much money on advertising than they do on research!

There is so much unnecessary waste in our system. Health care cost were going up before Obama care at a higher rate than they were after Obama care, and people want to go back to that? Fuck that mess, fuck Obamacare and fuck Trumpcare. Non-profit is the only solution!

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/22/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

You can keep your healthcare plan.

You can keep your doctor.

You're premiums will go down $2500 per year.

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Posted by What, Again on 03/22/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

McSally won her position by a slim margin. She must think her constituents are people from Phoenix because in Tucson that behavior will not fly. I don't really see her enjoying her job that much anyway so I refuse to feel sorry for someone siding with a traitor against the people that have employed her.

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Posted by Wendy Goodman on 03/22/2017 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

McSally is in peril of losing the 2018 election if she continues to link herself with President Trump. That "shout-out" did her NO favors.

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Posted by Indivisible on 03/22/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

Economic genocide anyone?

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Posted by Ginfinity on 03/22/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Yeah, but she lost the election last November. We are all better off.

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Posted by Tania Pezzole on 03/22/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

I had a minute to think through the proposition of the government paying unlimited amounts of money to keep us alive. On the other hand every one that were to die prematurely would save Social Security a ton of money. I guess that explains that term "death squads." They are better of if we die.

I personally want to go back to a doctor that I choose that has a profit motive that helps keep me alive.

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Posted by Dave W on 03/22/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

I'm going out on a limb here but when a politician runs on a platform of reining in the excesses of Wall Street while taking in tens of millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees from Goldman Sachs and assorted hedge fund managers, Bullshitting has been raised to an art form. But I digress....

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 03/22/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

Much to my chagrin but even the government (us) can't afford $85,000 procedures for very many for very long. Maybe they could open their own insurance company. Why not, our Social Security contributions are in a lock box. (LOL)

Tax payer trust is the biggest stumbling block for a good reason.

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Posted by Dave W on 03/22/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Amen sister!

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Posted by Susan Henshaw on 03/22/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

She's despicable. Doesn't care at all about anything but herself.

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Posted by Rsklsi on 03/22/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

Still waiting for her to tell us who her constituents are...

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Posted by Cascabel on 03/22/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

This article is bullshit.

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Posted by polly on 03/22/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

What, Again,

I often wonder about the derivation of your name. What Again? Or is it Again What? Is that British? Scottish? Welsh? OK I'm kidding, I know lots of people who are afraid to sign their names to posts.

Like I said, we (my family and friends) are glad I made it and wish every one had access to this sort of coverage allowing them to live full lives without the fear of impending financial doom or bankruptcy. The only way to get there is to join the rest of the free word (not a pun) and provide a single payer healthcare system. Or else we could just let folks who can't afford insurance drop dead.

But with a majority of US households unable to weather a $5,000 emergency much less one approaching $100 grand I'd say the procedure is certainly worth the money and hope anyone going through this sort of crisis is provided the care needed to save his/her life.

Even you, What, Again... or Again What.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 03/22/2017 at 2:41 PM

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