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Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

This is one time I don't blame McCain. What are you asking him to vote for? I can't find anybody that knows what's in the new Act. All I hear is hype and fear. is there anybody here that can actually tell us what is in the Bill?

The author hasn't, nor has anybody submitting articles to this publication.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Whatzinit? Howzaboutsumfax? on 06/29/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

McCain and Flake - no guts. Won't take a stand....won't fess up. #sad

23 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 06/29/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

How much can you afford to contribute so that will work?

5 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Healthnut on 06/29/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

I can't help but think that if Congress and Federal Employees were required to participate in whatever plan they come up with....it would be a far better plan than is being developed for the masses. Maybe its time for us to change the song? One healthcare system for all....equal for all....

23 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by HeartPatient on 06/29/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

At least I know who George Soros is. Moron.

5 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 06/29/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

So it is your belief that citizens can not self develop, but only develop and advance with government provided aid.

The way you described the delivery system is eerily similar to how the VA operates. Was that in error?

How would you have the government fund R&D for development of new procedures and pharmaceuticals, through tax increases? Do you ever see that pipeline failing? Or, does it bother you that "Americans" are 20 Trillion dollars in debt?

5 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Healthnut on 06/29/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

You speak of Yourself and the Government as if they are separate entities, when, in that, they serve the same interest; namely the development of Citizens primarily through Public Education and Health Care; both should be provided at Public Expense and NOT through a "Free Market, Profit Based Economic System" where maximizing Profit and Salaries are the primary motivations and not First Rate Systems of Public Education and Health Care!

29 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/29/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Francis, is the health industry the only industry that should be forced to work for free? Or is it your vision that we all just barter for what we need? And go to the government for the rest?

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/29/2017 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

CW13. Ever heard of intelligence?

33 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by CW15 on 06/29/2017 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Thomas. Ever heard of George Soros?

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Posted by CW13 on 06/29/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

According to the current Republican leadership, Americans only have a "right to life" in the womb, after that, life and death is a question of making the right choices, such as choosing to be born to wealthy parents, as opposed to feeling entitled to breath the same air as the wealthy simply because you are still alive.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/29/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Neither of these guys will vote against the party line. Why? Because the right wing billionaires led by Charles and David Koch bought and paid for their loyalty. The Koch Brothers also have McSally and many of the other Republican rank and file aparchniks in their pant pockets throughout the Stateand throughout the Country. Until people realize that every single Republican television commercial and every single Republican vote is driven, not by the people, but by the payoffs from the radical right, there is no such thing as a "conscience". Given the personal needs of their cadillac health care plans and their pensions for when they retire.........there is no other defining reason to vote their so called "conscience". The general population needs to turn off their television sets and get into the streets and take a stand against the "whores" in Congress who vote for our demise as a democratic Country. The only thing these people understand is a United front against their greed.

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Posted by Thomas Borin on 06/29/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Both Senator McCain and Senator Flack need to look at the Health Care Coverage provided to them at Government expense...Second to None!!! Then ask themselves why ALL US Citizens should not be provided with the same Health Care Coverage...at Government expense. To do otherwise is Hypocrisy!!!

Insurance Companies and the Health Care Industry should NOT profit from a Citizens necessity to seek Medical Assistance....Price Controls Must be in Place so as to control Government Expenditures.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/29/2017 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

The CBO missed the ACA promises by 50 %. Why do we even use them? Health insurers actuarials could be within 5% of the real results. Why leave it up to politicians a second time?

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Posted by Healthnut on 06/28/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Flake? McCain? What Is Your Healthcare Line In the Sand?

Senator McCain has a well crafted image of being a maverick. Unfortunately he has a history of squawking about some Republican policy he doesn't like (torture for instance) and after getting a morsel tossed his way from his leadership he ultimately caves.

So Senator, how about proving you're a real maverick by standing up to McConnell and voting no on the BCRA?

44 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Wileybud on 06/28/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Can't you speak English?

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Posted by CW13 on 06/27/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Grandma Suzy....... Only a Reactionary Ultra Conservative Republican, with no understanding that the very nature of our Democracy creates a Complementry/Interactive, Mutual Dependent Social System with the Requirement to provide Assistance to others when Assistance is Necessary.

If we call ourselves Civilized, Health Care should be provided to ALL citizens at NO cost. Insurance Companies and the Healthcare Industry should NOT profit from the necessity of a Citizen, particularly Children, the Poor, and Elderly, to seek Medical Assistance; Price Controls must be in Place.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/26/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Single payer system now is valuable. I don't recall ever using a public school for healthcost concerns.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Grandma Suzy on 06/26/2017 at 12:24 PM
Posted by William Sedlmayr on 06/26/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To jhuppent:

Many of us have observed that "too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency" directly, through seeing the quality of programs offered in publicly funded schools and observing and participating in governance meetings.

Yes, make the per pupil funding portable and allow it to be applied in private institutions. But no, do not strip away all regulatory oversight, all teacher credentialing standards, and anything resembling reasonable per pupil funding levels. The privates need those things to function properly as much as the publics do, as much as any institution or industry does:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/15/grenfell-tower-red-tape-safety-deregulation

(And I will note again that your position on testing is inconsistent. You can't have your testing cake and eat it too. Those of us who've seen administrators manipulating programs in their schools to game the system and produce misleading testing results know that those stats mean nothing without knowing the details of how they were achieved, and that means meaningful REGULATORY OVERSIGHT that provides observation and evaluation of the actual quality of the programming in the schools that produced those test results.)

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Posted by Observing from the ground level: the AZ system is a mess. on 06/25/2017 at 3:52 PM

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