Yeah, I should have qualified that by saying large employers. My very large employer went with a cheaper plan (HRA or HSA as opposed to ***), so from what I have heard, the cost stayed about the same, albeit with fewer options for employees. Lots of people complained about not having the *** option anymore, especially those with larger families. For me, I like the HRA better, but it only my son and I. The wife has her own plan.
Its also a push for most people who get there insurance through their employers, (the majority of people I believe) and its seems to be mostly a push for employers, although compliance with the various aspects of it is a huge headache. The big losers imo are middle class who buy private insurance.
I am not so sure its a win for hospitals and other medical providers at least not at this point. The amount of cash they have had to fork out is significant. I did some side work for a couple of Medical offices, and the bill for the upgrades that were required by the affordable care act was north of a 100 grand. For a general practioner, that is not an insignificant amount. Hospitals have to do the same thing times ten. I know that the local hospitals are laying off staff, something that was nearly unthinkable 5 or 6 years ago. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has cut about 1500 positions in the last two years.
Fwiw, I thought we moved the ball on them fairly well in the playoff game. We ran the ball better than they did, and we got a decent amount of yards in the passing game. Turnovers killed us. Especially the pick 6.
Nothing you quoted disputes what I said. The Taliban never agreed to any of the conditions we set. Afghanistan could have turned over all members of Al Qaeda to the US and spared itself and its people a lot of suffering. Had they been serious about wanting to avoid conflict, they could have turned them over to the Hague or some other international tribunal. They had no intention of turning over Bin Laden or his cronies.
You are saying something is proven that would be difficult to prove. Terrorist aren't exactly responding to CNN polling request. Are there objective detailed studies that prove these things? Do we know for certain that there are more terrorist with Al Qaeda now than there were in 2001? There are reports that ISIS recruiting has surged, but is it because of mistakes made when bombing, or because they just want to fight for Islam in general. And its ludicrous to think that drone strikes are any worse than being carpet bombed by B17's/B52's. I doubt the person being bombed gives a crap whether he or she is being killed by a B17 crew or a drone.
Not necessarily. You might create a few more, but the bombing in Afghanistan pales in comparison to what was done in Germany and Vietnam, yet we didn't see hordes of Vietnamese or German terrorist after the Vietnam war. And given the large numbers of Afghans killed by the Taliban, if there are terrorist that attack the US because of an incident like this, then why no terrorist attacking the Taliban?
No, they weren't. They said they would turn over Osama alone if we were willing to provide evidence, but I doubt there was any evidence we could provide that would satisfy them. And then only to a third country that would not be susceptible to US pressure. And they refused or ignored our demand to turn over the other leaders of Al Qaeda. They made no serious effort to comply or even discuss the demands we made.
The cold war had a number of causes, not the least of which was the Russians behavior towards the Eastern Europeans at the close of WWII. And our own paranoia about them, and about being caught off guard as we were at Pearl Harbor didn't help matters much.
I agree with you for the most part. Don't think she should be honored, but perhaps she could receive a pardon. She might have been guilty of not reporting him, but that certainly didn't warrant the death penalty. Maybe a couple of years in prison perhaps.
Looking at the three undefeated teams in the NFC, Green Bay has beaten the following. The Bears who finally won a game today. 1 win Seattle. Maybe they are better than their record, but we don't know that for certain now. 1 win Kansas City 1 win at god awful SF.
Atlanta has beaten 1 win Philly Horribly inconsistent NYG 1 win Houston Cowboys after they lost Romo and White
So I fail to see why only we should be worried about beating bad teams and they should not.
Why Ginn? He didn't play bad, and made a couple of nice td catches, but overall it was a pedestrian day for him. 2 receptions, 18 yards. Bersin probably deserves some mention on offense.
Ed Dickson had more yards than any of our receivers or running backs. Although that is partially due to us having a short field much of the day. Won't get many yards when you start on the other teams side of the field four or 5 times.