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#1 HIGHWAY

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:27 PM

Well, can't raise the dead.

 

 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:13 AM

 

Nuclear stuff. While the Department of Defense is responsible for delivering nuclear weapons to their intended targets, stockpile management largely falls under the Department of Energy's portfolio. Defense-related nuclear waste disposal, sea-borne military nuclear reactors, aspects of stockpile security, and various less-defined "weapons activities" and "defense activities" are all included in Energy's budget.

The total tab came out to $17.8 billion for fiscal year 2015. The US is also in the midst of a nuclear modernization push that critics claim will cost around $1 trillion over the next 3 decades.

 

We could also factor in the $44 Billion budget for Homeland Security since it is "national defense."  So between DOD, DOE, VA and HS, the annual budget for "defense" is over $ 1 Trillion.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:35 AM

Trump finds a way to ruin "Obamacare"??

 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:13 PM

You can add the $186.5 Billion VA budget requested by Trump to the $700 Billion for DOD.  So, we are actually spending $886.5 Billion per year on "military."

 

Congress and too many others fail to consider that funding for the VA is a "military" expense.  

They also fail to consider that personnel related costs require a commitment for up to 60 years for many individuals.  More troops = more disabled veterans, more retirees, more survivor beneficiaries, etc.

Nuclear stuff. While the Department of Defense is responsible for delivering nuclear weapons to their intended targets, stockpile management largely falls under the Department of Energy's portfolio. Defense-related nuclear waste disposal, sea-borne military nuclear reactors, aspects of stockpile security, and various less-defined "weapons activities" and "defense activities" are all included in Energy's budget.

The total tab came out to $17.8 billion for fiscal year 2015. The US is also in the midst of a nuclear modernization push that critics claim will cost around $1 trillion over the next 3 decades.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

You can add the $186.5 Billion VA budget requested by Trump to the $700 Billion for DOD.  So, we are actually spending $886.5 Billion per year on "military."

 

Congress and too many others fail to consider that funding for the VA is a "military" expense.  

They also fail to consider that personnel related costs require a commitment for up to 60 years for many individuals.  More troops = more disabled veterans, more retirees, more survivor beneficiaries, etc.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

 

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By openly sabotaging ObamaCare, Trump is giving Democrats a tremendous opportunity,

 
5:00 PM - 12 Oct 2017

 

 

The GOP gave Dems a tremendous opportunity by nominating Trump;    How did that one work out?    :lol:


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:32 PM

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By openly sabotaging ObamaCare, Trump is giving Democrats a tremendous opportunity, says @paulwaldman1: http://bit.ly/2yGo6cY 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:11 PM

Senator Dick DurbinVerified account @SenatorDurbin 3h3 hours ago

 
 

President Trump is sabotaging America’s health care system and hurting working families to make a political point. My statement →

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:05 PM

The Painful Side Of Positive Health Care Marketing-

 

 

".......Hospitals are spending more than ever on advertising, he says, and, as with other products, that advertising is filled with lots of promises. He says you don't see the same promises in the pharmaceutical industry. Their ads are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which is why they have to list all those side effects and show scientific backing for their claims.

 

"Hospitals aren't held to any of those [FDA] standards at all," Calkins says. "So a hospital can go out and say, 'This is where miracles happen. And here's Joe. Joe was about to die. And now Joe is going to live forever.' "......

 

"It's the basics of marketing," Jaggar says. "In order to sell products or services, you have to sell hope."....

 

...at the heart of a lot of the ad campaigns by health care providers — with slogans like "Thrive" and "Smile Out." Wallace says the subtext of the ads is that people like her — who get sick and will die — maybe just aren't being positive enough....

 

http://www.npr.org/s..._content=202708


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:50 PM

Bernie SandersVerified account @SenSanders Oct 5

 
 

By voting for this budget, Senate Republicans are voting to slash Medicare and Medicaid. We cannot allow this to pass.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

Cigna to stop covering most OxyContin prescriptions

 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:17 PM

Family Suing NYC Hospital After Man Slips into Coma in ER Waiting Room.

 

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Family-Suing-Hospital-Lincoln-Coma-NYC-448056553.html



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:25 PM

Repeal of ACA will not be voted upon.  Senate will now go on to tax reform and other issues.

Meanwhile there is no plan to fund ACA at current levels.

 

www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-gop-effort-to-unwind-the-affordable-care-act-faces-critical-test-tuesday/2017/09/26/097b2dc2-a25f-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.82b00446d548&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation&wpmk=1



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:29 PM

Graham-Cassidy attempt to get rid of ObamaCare will NOT be voted on; Senate does NOT have the votes to pass the bill. :D  :D  :D

 

Sources--politico.com and CNN television.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

On health care, let's do the impossible-

 

".....single-payer is a no-brainer for CEOs in particular: It would allow them to save money, give workers a raise, have more money to put into research and development, and boost international competitiveness.

 
To be sure, "Medicare for All" is not likely to happen overnight. Republicans currently control the levers of government, and could potentially expand their majority in the Senate in 2018 -- and, then, try yet again to repeal the Affordable Care Act when the Democratic Party is even weaker.
 
That is precisely the point the Sanders movement has been trying to make: Establishment economics and policies that benefit elites are bad politics, not to mention damaging to the lives of millions of people.
The Democratic Party will be stronger if it embraces a transformational vision.
 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 10:19 AM

CNN Healthcare Debate-

 

 

"We are going to press on. It's OK to vote. It's OK to fall short, if you do, for an idea that you believe in," South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at town hall debate in Washington.
 
But Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted the Republican approach, which must pass by an end-of-the-month deadline or go down to defeat as a "disaster," and pushed for short-term fixes to Obamacare and his own long-term plan for a universal health care system....He said the country has to come up with "serious" fixes in the short term.

 

"We cannot be the only major nation on earth not to see health care as a right," Sanders said...

 
Klobuchar said that the GOP plan "passes the buck to the states but doesn't give them the bucks to cover people," and urged her colleagues across the aisle to join in fixing the Affordable Care Act....
 
Cassidy and Graham countered Monday by suggesting that their bill is the only alternative to a Democratic push to build a single payer, government-run health care system.....
 
Audience members at the debate raised questions about the positions of both sides, sometimes offering emotional testimony about their own conditions and experience....
 
 
 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:39 AM

I'll remain skeptical that repeal of the ACA is finally killed off until a vote against repeal and replace is taken and realized, or the Senate leadership calls off the vote.

 

The latest CBO report on Graham-Cassidy said a trillion dollars would be cut from Medicaid over the next decade.  Knowing most Republicans, rather than just saving that money, they would have it shifted to the Pentagon to pay for military expenditures for our troops' presence in Asia and Europe who are destined to remain in those places in perpetuity.

 

Even if the ACA survives this round of repeal-itis, it could still fail without proper funding and oversight in the future.  I don't agree with Ted Cruz on much of anything, but he recently said Graham-Cassidy, like other repeal measures does not address the unfettered increase of insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses many people are having trouble paying.  Lisa Murkowski has also raised this point too.

 

When it comes to median incomes, Alaska consistently ranks high and Mississippi ranks low, based in large part to the cost of living in both places.  Yet, whatever your income in either place, you pay the same tax rate to the IRS.  We have to figure out what's fair to ALL Americans regarding health care and insurance costs, so people everywhere are paying roughly the same price with little deviation.  There are a lot of talented people in this country who could come up with a solution to some of these issues, and I can't understand why we don't utilize their ideas and expertise.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:16 PM

 

Seung Min KimVerified account @seungminkim

 
 
 
 

BREAKING: @SenatorCollins Opposes Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bills. There is your third "no" on Obamacare repeal.

 

 

The HillVerified account @thehill

 
 
 
 

#BREAKING: CBO: Millions of people will lose health insurance under GOP ObamaCare repeal bill http://hill.cm/cSFcgjf 


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