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Glory be! The Declaration of a New America!

 

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  1. No need to read much past “In a Waffle House Parking lot” to plainly see the authors Bigotry and Bias. But….thats just fine if you live on the left.

    Oh, and for the record, I’m a small businessman….The first 2 things that OBAMACARE did for (to) my business.

    1. 30 percent jump in my premiums – had to re-do our plan with less coverage and highter deductibles to keep it affordable..we pay it all with no employee contributions.

    2. The “Rebate” the President braggged about…..Ain’t happening. My business (with all 5 of my employees) doesn’t qualify for a rebate. So says my insurance company in a letter I just received.

    I must be rich and don’t know it.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    Like any new program it will take some time to iron out some things, I do comment you for paying your employees side not many do that anymore. Before Obama care you were seeing double digit raises in insurance premiums anyway my brother in law has several hundred employees working for him and said that the way it was going NOBODY was going to be able to afford any insurance….Fact !! so what is worse ?

  3. I pay for my employees premiums as well Brian.

    I continue to see double digit rise in my premiums this year (13%) and my partners and I are covering that entire cost this year.

    We will be in a single payer system within 10 years.

  4. Brian Opsahl

    As long as everybody has coverage thats the ultimate goal, no more Emergency calls for a fever or an asprin for a headach, thats the goal…right !! doc

  5. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552225-38/senate-bill-rewrite-lets-feds-read-your-e-mail-without-warrants/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

    “✭ Grants warrantless access to Americans’ electronic correspondence to over 22 federal agencies. Only a subpoena is required, not a search warrant signed by a judge based on probable cause.

    ✭ Permits state and local law enforcement to warrantlessly access Americans’ correspondence stored on systems not offered “to the public,” including university networks.

    ✭ Authorizes any law enforcement agency to access accounts without a warrant — or subsequent court review — if they claim “emergency” situations exist.

    ✭ Says providers “shall notify” law enforcement in advance of any plans to tell their customers that they’ve been the target of a warrant, order, or subpoena.

    ✭ Delays notification of customers whose accounts have been accessed from 3 days to “10 business days.” This notification can be postponed by up to 360 days. “

  6. Yea single payer, we all have coverage and no access.

  7. Brian,

    You know nothing about health care if you believe what you just posted about ER visits.

    People go to the ER for lot’s of reasons, only one of which is the actual need for emergency care. Unfortunately one of the largest reasons is convenience.

    Urgent care facilities are typically not open 24/7. Your average physician practice needs to see more patients, quickly and effiiciently to stay viable. The ER is always open.

    If we go to a single payer system it will be decades until we have enough capacity in the system to handle patients routinely, yet the ER will always be open

    Here is one study that can help you understand the situation.

    http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/financing/2012_Barriers_to_Mcaid_Pt__Cheung.pdf

    Conclusion: Compared with individuals with private insurance, Medicaid beneficiaries were affected by more
    barriers to timely primary care and had higher associated ED utilization. Expansion of Medicaid eligibility alone may not be sufficient to improve health care access.

  8. Brian Opsahl

    Your choice because they are getting it free today,but now they pay…?

  9. Brian Opsahl

    I know that the ERs are full of non Er required alements…right.. because folks that can’t pay know that they just go to ER for treatment. Instead of going to a Doctor in his office. This has to be alot cheaper.doc

  10. The ER is the most expensive place to receive care. Not even a disputable fact.

    This government study is chock full of facts related to this topic.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/emergency_room_use_january-june_2011.pdf

    Rising health care costs make it important to understand the reasons that people seek emergency room care rather than less expensive outpatient or office-based care (1).

    The most common reasons for the last emergency room visit were: only a hospital could help (54.5%), the doctor’s office was not open (48.0%), or there was no other place to go (46.3%).
    • Adults with public health plan coverage were twice as likely as those with no health insurance to visit the emergency room because their doctor’s office was not open.
    • Uninsured adults were more likely than those with private health insurance or a public health plan to visit the emergency room due to having no other place to go.

  11. doc: You must have missed it when Mitt Romney talked about emergency rooms as a solution for the uninsured.

    He told “60 Minutes”: “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care.”

    Of course, that was a flip-flop (surprise!) from what Romney said about emergency rooms in 2006: “By law, emergency care cannot be withheld. Why pay for something you can get free? Of course, while it maybe free for them, everyone else ends up paying the bill, either in higher insurance premiums or taxes.”

    And you voted for this clown?

  12. Brian Opsahl

    Thats why he lost so bad Pat, Romneys idea of Healt Care (after being Gov,Mass) was after getting sick file bankruptsy reach your limit and then simply DIE….not to far off…!!

  13. ER visits already are a solution to care for the uninsured. Not a good solution, the default solution.

    Actually, both of the statements you quoted from Romney are entirely correct.

    So where exactly is the problem?

  14. Brian,

    Show me where Romney said that his solution for the healthcare crisis was that individuals should file for bankruptcy or die. I want a direct quote.

  15. Luke Fredrickson

    Default solution = squirrel. The debate should be about the most efficient solution, and the ER is far from it. As Romney said, “…everyone ends up paying the bill.”

  16. I have noticed that you don’t understand the use of the word squirrel Luke.

    Squirrel is supposed to refer to a topic or point that is unrelated to the main topic at hand.

    Emergency rooms are currently, and will increasingly continue to be, the default solution for health care for patient’s with lack of access to care.

    Lack of access can be due to lack of financial coverage or lack of available providers to see the patients when they decide to seek care.

    If you actually read what I posted you should know that I agree with you, the ER is NOT the ideal place for patient’s to seek care for non-emergent issues. The ACA is not going to fix that, it is going to make it worse.

  17. Brian Opsahl

    @doc…it’s called sarcasim, Romney has said similer things but no quotes. On 60 minutes he did make that Ambulance remark. The whole idea of health care long term is saving money. You should be all for it I know my Family Doctor is elated with both Obama and his health care law…thats why i keep going to him he’s a fair guy…

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