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#2685063 Question for Steve haters

Posted by teeray on 11 March 2014 - 06:40 PM

Who around here hates Steve Smith?

#2684635 ACA enrollment up to 4 million

Posted by teeray on 11 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Don't take my word for it.... go to your local emergency room and ask them yourself as to how many unnecessary tests are run and how much of the cost is incurred as a result.

Then.... ask them why those unnecessary tests are run in the first place


Because most of them are extraordinarily profitable but they can't just say that?

#2684286 ACA enrollment up to 4 million

Posted by teeray on 11 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

of course anyone would bring out the "you are a heartless bastard" approach. Never mind the fact that the REASON that costs are so high are

1) Lack of proper tort reform resulting in unbelievably exacerbated costs for prohibitive testing/medicines that would never otherwise be necessary for normal practice

2) inflated costs not only to recoup aforementioned unnecessary overhead, but to take advantage of yet another government subsidy now figured into the business model rather than letting a free market drive the cost (also exacerbated by the SAME mechanisms driving the cost of the MD/pharmacy/nurse practitioner/etc education)

3) insurance models that artificially the cost of medicine due to never actually paying out the actual billed amount.... the cure? Raise the initial prices to eventually recoup the actual cost of doing business. Then anyone that comes in to pay the bill by honest means are raked over the coals for playing by the rules rather than the "come to the table as a dealer or you don't get the proper cut" means of business

Also, to disavow the trillions of dollars that have been confiscated from everyone else to feed a bureaucratic leviathan dressed up as an innocent government charity program is naive at best. I'd rather let the original holders keep their own funds and make better use of charitable funds by putting it in the hands of people that can actually use it rather than stuff another political machination's pocket.

Free market at work:

Charity at work:

Do you really think that tort reform is the real issue? That is just denigrating a consumer protection to further protect the people who make mistakes that result in death and dismemberment.

What major tort reform really means is making fugging up to the point of killing a patient that entrusts you with their life based on your expertise less damaging to that doctor who fugged up at the expense of the people who are damaged.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health recently did a study that found 97% of medical negligence claims had reasonable merit. Plus already 80% of requests for representation for medical malpractice cases are rejected by attorneys.

So they are fugging up so much we need to create new protections for their mistakes? That doesn't make much sense.

#2683793 ACA enrollment up to 4 million

Posted by teeray on 11 March 2014 - 01:22 PM

Or.... You could argue that we are throwing gasoline on a dumpster fire in hopes of fixing the problem. It isn't fixing the root of the problem. It's simply making it look like more people are now responsible for it.

To say otherwise is to say that subsidies don't exist and that those same subsidies fall into the SAME trap that ALL of its predecessors have done. If you stop giving away other people's money to recipient classes you will begin to see people ACTUALLY begin to spend their own funds and time responsibly as a rule rather than the exception.

As for the vehicle insurance analogy... Once again CWG and the same-minded attempt to equivocate the liability of voluntary behavior engaging in hazardous actions with a state of being. I don't have to drive, and I am not compelled to buy anyone else's automotive insurance.

Responsibility and consequences.... The continued insistence on trying to divorce the two is a staggering excercise in childhood fantasies

This might be a valid argument for other entitlements, but for medical care the only true way to marry responsibility and consequence would be to allow hospitals to refuse aid to people who can't afford it out of pocket or don't have insurance.

If you don't have $100,000 dollars or health insurance and have a heart attack you just die as a consequence for not being responsible and saving money you may not have or not having insurance you may not be able to get due to a random preexisting condition.

Me personally would have to say no thanks to that option, especially in a country with the most powerful economy in the world it makes little sense.

#2683291 ACA enrollment up to 4 million

Posted by teeray on 11 March 2014 - 10:13 AM

To make the car insurance comparison valid, government would need to require everyone buy a car. Even then, the fact that I also have to buy "uninsured motorist" insurance demonstrates the effectiveness of that law. Likewise, I also anticipate footing the bill for those who refuse to obey ObamaCare.

Perhaps the Koch brothers should spend less on those commercials and increase their donations to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital...oh wait, the libs hated that too.

Also to make the car insurance analogy work you would have to agree that a car that you suddenly own, are liable for, and is completely totaled could suddenly appear in your driveway without warning in which you are responsible for all costs.

I agree it is a bad analogy because mandatory health insurance is way more important than car insurance.

Also, it is weird that people still don't seem to grasp that you are already paying for the uninsured. This will likely lessen that burden, not increase it.

#2681713 Panthers attempting to trade Steve Smith.

Posted by teeray on 10 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

I'm gonna wait until something actually happens before getting up worked up. Lots of rumors float around this time of year and many of them are false.

#2679031 The Legend of Duke's Kyrie Irving

Posted by teeray on 08 March 2014 - 06:59 AM

I thought Duke fans actually living in NC was just a myth. Like unicorns and the female orgasm.

#2678158 ACA enrollment up to 4 million

Posted by teeray on 07 March 2014 - 12:30 PM

I made six figures this week if you count the decimals.

#2676891 Because it's her turn....Duh

Posted by teeray on 06 March 2014 - 11:03 AM

Hillary's great accomplishments:


Wanted Hillarycare to be her debacle, not Obama's



Great Quotes:


Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

At this point, what difference does it make




I am sure you guys have some great historical differences she has made here and abroad and several pages of statesman like quotes you'd like to add.


Now, its your turn


What are the great accomplishments of Rand Paul or Ted Cruz who may be front runners for the republican nominee?


If a person doesn't hold executive office then it is hard to attribute great achievements to that person.

#2676695 Great interview with former Senator Jim DeMint by Jon Stewart: how debates an...

Posted by teeray on 06 March 2014 - 07:58 AM

I've always said, perhaps the best political television is when Jon Stewart has intelligent conservatives on his show.  I have seen some of the most informative debates about issues on that show because Jon tries not to just talk over or filibuster his guests that don't agree with him the way guys of Fox or MSNBC do. 

#2672898 Walking Dead Season 4

Posted by teeray on 03 March 2014 - 10:28 AM

After watching that episode I knew it would be polarizing. Some people would like it, some people would hate it. It was s pretty different episode than any in the series so far.

I started off not liking it like many of you but by the end I actually really, really liked it. It was slower than the most recent episodes but I thought it was very well written and was almost a whole story in itself.

Revealing Daryl who always seems like a tough badass and being cool under pressure as being filled with insecurity, self doubt, and fear like everyone else was a powerful moment IMO.

#2672359 Bobcats vs Thunder 3/2

Posted by teeray on 02 March 2014 - 07:41 PM

Refs are letting OKC get away with murder then calling weak poo on us.

#2672306 Is Nick Foles the best of the "New Breed", "Dual Threat" QB...

Posted by teeray on 02 March 2014 - 06:50 PM

We will have to wait and see. He had a good season for sure but I am not sure how much of that was smoke and mirrors and how much is legit good QB play. Playing 6 games against TERRIBLE NFC East defenses really helps too.

#2669390 Federal Budget Deficit Falls to Smallest Level Since 2008

Posted by teeray on 28 February 2014 - 12:24 AM

Almost all of the deficit increase was a result of policies in place before Obama took office. The only bill he signed that significantly increased the deficit was the stimulus bill that most economists agree was a good thing that had a major impact on getting through the "great recession"

For the most part Obama has reduced the deficit more than his predecessors.

Yes the debt continues to rise but most of you pubs voted for Romney who proposed a 20% tax reduction for everyone with no plan to pay for it.

Thank God we dodged that bullet right?

If you are truly concerned about our nation's debt I wouldn't recommend voting for Republicans.

#2667644 ACA enrollment up to 4 million

Posted by teeray on 26 February 2014 - 07:09 PM

Google is ur friend. NY already reported that 20% of their stated failed to pay after enrollement.

So 20%, not 30%?

Edit: nvm, I think I found an article that you may be referring to and it is 20% not 30% and there could be any number of reasons, not that they can't afford it.

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