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Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

There is no shame in flipping burgers or working at a convenience store. She keeps saying that she doesn't believe in pan handling, yet she wants someone to give her a little piece of property. Show me that you can work for a year...then I will believe in you.

Posted by Julie Thompson on 07/27/2017 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Political Punch

You're not just annoying the Left, you're annoying everyone. But what else should anyone expect from someone who has openly supported a really big and proven liar such as Trump? At least I know not to expect anything intelligent from you.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hey Hey My My, CW13 Commentary Needs to Die on 07/25/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Waiting lines happen because coverage is too available. Many people go to doctors and emergency rooms at the sign of a cold. Facilities must staff for that and then the problems multiply. Deductible keep people from over using benefits. Once again the problem starts because of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Just take a close look at what Medicare Part A covers. That is the government plan that they say you need. They didn't get mobility scooters on Part A.

4 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Stick To My Stomach on 07/21/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

And if every single american did what it took for them to afford health insurance in this country, like republicans keep suggesting they do, would there be no waiting list?

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/21/2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

And yet they have to come to the US for care.

"Contrary to popular belief among Americans, health care is not entirely free for Canadians. Dental, ambulance and many other services as well as prescription medications must be paid for out of pocket or they're covered through a combination of public programs and private health insurance. About two-thirds of Canadians have such insurance."

"In a public health system, you have to balance the high desire to get quality-of-life treatment as soon as possible with the need to deliver universal health care in an equitable manner." If the priority is universal health care, Meyer says, there is a risk of wait times.

5 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Stick To My Stomach on 07/21/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

I'm from Canada - and while there's very little difference between our countries, the fact that we spend half as much as you guys do on health care (and get the same, if not better, outcomes) makes Canada, to put it bluntly, a better place to live. This isn't a liberal thing either - in Canada, every single seat-holding party in both the provinces (our equivalent of states) and federally support single payer health care, including the Conservative Party of Canada.

Why were we able to do this, and not the US? Because a brave baptist minister named Tommy Douglas (recently voted the greatest Canadian who ever lived by a nationwide popular vote) stood up to the government, insurance companies, doctors themselves and the AMA (yes, your American Medical Association tried to stop us) and forced the federal government's hand.

That's how you get real health care - by abandoning your loyalty to one of two political parties, and pledging your loyalty to your fellow citizens - even those who oppose you.

25 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ryan Campbell on 07/21/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Continue to ignore the fact that 20 million were forced into buying insurance they did not want, or paid the fine to keep from buying insurance.

Who represents them?

4 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Stick To My Stomach on 07/21/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

With everything that is going on inside and outside the Beltway with this administration, anyone that imagines they will play by any rules -- other than "those that rule make the rules" -- is living in a fool's paradise.

As for so-called Trumpcare, the photo-illustration used with this story is more indicative of what we can expect from those in power right now -- a lot of people dying.

Considering what they are trying to do overall with healthcare, Trumpcare's signature slogan could be "take two bullets to the head and call me in the morning."

23 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 07/21/2017 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

You could wait for the next president, but 7 1/2 years with out health care is a long time.

4 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by azpaul on 07/21/2017 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

"So you never Trumpers it will eventually come down to Trump care or no care."

or we could wait for the next president

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/20/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Only a fool would count him out. Just watch and wait.

4 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Sound the Trump Et on 07/20/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Considering obamacare was given an illegal infusion by obamantion from medicare and the Treasury Department and the fact that it is not self sustaining, I'm sure obamacare only has a little while to live because I'm sure Trump will not do that again. So you never Trumpers it will eventually come down to Trump care or no care. You better pick soon or like Trump says, he will leave it to die.

6 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by AZPaul on 07/20/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Minor point, but details are important: Mitch McConnell is not the "Senate President." By virtue of the Constitution, that title belongs to Mike Pence. For succession purposes, it is important to note that the President Pro Tempore (usually "pro tem") of the Senate is Orrin Hatch. If Trump were to leave office, and somehow Pence and Paul Ryan were eliminated from the succession by resignation, impeachment, or death, the next person in line would be Orrin Hatch.

Brrr. I just had a cold chill at that possibility.

Mitch McConnell is the majority leader of the Senate.

26 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 07/20/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

single payer isnt exactly being shoved down our throats if thats what most americans want…

26 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/20/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead


27 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/20/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

Well said by the above, but we still need about 5 people from each party to negotiate the solution. What a tragic chapter in over reach by the federal government. Once again.

7 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Bravo Sierra Us on 07/20/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Trumpcare Is Dead

The Republicans have been foolish and divided. With seven years to craft a replacement, they did nothing. However, at the end of the day, this may turn out to be a good thing.

The ACA was designed to fail under it's own weight. Of course, the Democrats thought that they would still be in charge when that happened, and could shove single payer down our throats.

What should happen now is to let the ACA fail, as it was designed to, and then craft a minimal set of changes to the law designed to force the healthcare industry to right itself. There will be weeping and wailing and knashing of teeth by the industry, but they will adjust. We can not continue to feed the beast.

9 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 07/20/2017 at 6:13 AM

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