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Healthcare.gov worked and saved money with much better insurance

Healthcare.gov worked and saved money with much better insurance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
I just completed enrolling for healthcare insurance in the Federal Healthcare Exchange. I got better health and dental insurance at a lower cost.
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Well, eight hundred a month for a family plan isn't cheap. I do know that for a family with someone that has a preexisting condition it has been far more expensive for that much coverage. So things might get a lot better for many people, a bit better for some, but I still think we need to make this a starting point not a finish.

 

Obama threw in the towel to something’s that do and will continue to affect everyone other than those rich enough to survives sickness and old age care and have enough to not have to give their wealth away or have it taken away after a lifetime of so called earning their assists.

 

These are old age and illness standards we should but back into the ACA. The first thing two major things in the ACA the Democrats gave into the GOP on were these two:

 

1.The ability to become sick and become old and not go bankrupt and broke. Yes some become too ill and too alone to handle their own affairs.... but they are not dead and are still human and should not be sentenced to a penalty of absolute poverty like the worth murderer behind bars and topped with a certain death sentence on top of that. No one should have to worry that an insurance company or their own government will take a lifetime of assets because they became to ill or old to continue to earn them. No one should have to give all those assets away while they are still living to make themselves impoverished either.. 

 

2. The other one they gave in on and tossed out the last I knew were so miss named and so called "death panels". These were to be legal advisers to the sick and elderly. Those that have gone through anything but sudden death (and maybe probably matters then too), realize how important legal advice is to the individual and the families involved. Developing a network of these legal lawyers is as important as public defenders are. Many people just go to any popular lawyer that will readily charge them 500 dollars or more for poor advice unless they have enough money in their assets to give that lawyer regular or large in come. Most lawyers do not specialize in less than upper-class services too often.

 

They can be nice and can save you or bargain for you and make difference in your life if you can come up with the money and figure out whom to go to or just get lucky. No one should expect different unless the layer is a public servant hired for a specific service to the public, like elderly and sick care legal issues. This would be an ideal job for smart students the government enlist to school at public expense for a share back time to act as advisors for four or fives years at modest, but good pay. There are many people bright enough to be lawyers that just can't afford to stay in school. Student doctors could be offered the same deal too. The Military trained brilliant doctors that served society for a payback time while on good, but modest salaries. In the end they were debt free and most moved on to private practice and some made that a lifetime service.

 

3. Yes, I know I didn't say three earlier. I'm adding this now. The idea is mine but I also heard it coming Harvard Young Progressives during the healthcare debate I read about daily. They were pushing formally for some basis sick care payments cover annually on all levels of the plans. They suggested three doctor visits and one emergency room visit be covered each year in addition to the included preventive care. One could view early sick treatment as preventive care as well. This should also be added to the ACA. Many people that come up with the money for insurance afterward have little left for paying for a doctor visit when sick with what after that. We are all paying for health care for when we are sick and everyone should get something for their money and that is what most everyone needs and should have.

 

Most fairly healthy people will not go to an emergency room in their lifetime very often nor will they go to doctors too much in a year time. The three-visit limit before the deductibles kick in should cause those running to a doctor for every little thing to still pay their own way. But all the rest of the paying public will also get what most need for the year. Getting people to go while they are sick will also allow doctors to catch things while they are still minor and know their patients more.

 

The only way anyone wins the insurance investment back big is to lose big. Lose your health in this case, your transportation in that type of insurance, your home in another, and your life in the last one. No one wants to be the big winner in the insurance game. Everyone should get something back they need from their investment in these pools unless they are going to cut the price of these down to just catastrophe which most people will not need in their life time or the whole insurance system would fail anyway.

 

Insurance is a customer service for those that agree to protect each other in their collective pull/pool of resources, which they entrust to a company or government to hold for those purposes, and those customers pay them to do that service.  It was never sold or planned as a way for the hand full massive profits to service providers that collect the group’s funds to buy up the elected officials, line their own pockets with giant profits and so forth.  That has been a corruption of the whole process and we should not put our money into that design. Perhaps it is time to reevaluate the whole concept of insurance as it has become very corrupted from the original intent. This is an area that really needs to look at going to a non-profit customer owned co-op situation if we don’t decide to make it national and government based service.

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The World's Richest People 2015

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The World's Richest People 2015


No. 6: Charles Koch (tie)

Net worth: $42.9 billion (+$2.9 billion vs 2014)

Citizenship: United States

Charles and David Koch's spheres of influence span business, philanthropy and politics. The lightning-rod capitalist brothers continue to add to their empire, plunking down more than $5 billion on acquisitions in 2014. Charles has been chair of Koch Industries since 1967, overseeing massive growth of what is now the second-biggest private company in America, behind commodities giant Cargill. Their reach extends from oil pipelines, refineries and manufacturers of building materials to paper towels and even Dixie Cups. They were relative pikers in the 2014 midterm elections, spending about $2.5 million each on Republican races, but the Washington Post reported that they have exhorted their conservative compatriots to raise almost $1 billion for the 2016 presidential election. The Kochs are also active philanthropists. In mid-2014, a $25 million gift from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation to the United Negro College Fund sparked discussion across the political spectrum.

No. 6: David Koch (tie)

Net worth: $42.9 billion (+$2.9 billion vs 2014)

Citizenship: United States

New York City's richest resident David Koch shares control of $115 billion (sales) Koch Industries with his older brother Charles. America's second largest private company, Koch Industries has interests in oil pipelines, refineries, building materials, paper towels and Dixie cups, and made more than $5 billion in acquisitions in 2014 including inkmaker Flint Group for a reported $3 billion and PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York dedicated the David H. Koch Plaza in September 2014, part of a $65 million renovation he funded. Koch Industries poured more than $3 million into the 2014 midterm elections. Audio recordings leaked from not-so-secret Koch-organized meetings in June 2014 revealed Republicans including Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laying out their strategy for thwarting Obama's legislative agenda if the Republicans gained control of the Senate in 2014, which did indeed happen. The Kochs are also active philanthropists. In mid-2014, a $25 million gift from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation to the United Negro College Fund sparked discussion on the left and right.

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Bankruptcy Lawyers for Right-to-Work - YouTube

March 2, 2015 - Personal bankruptcy attorney James Murray testifies in favor of Right-to-Work legislation. "I’m a bankruptcy lawyer and this is good for my b...
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Who wins in a right to work state?

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Bethlehem Township sets new vacation limits for employees - WFMZ Allentown

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Bethlehem Township Commissioners on Monday set new rules for how much paid time off non-union employees can have.
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Here come the jobs, finally - Christian Science Monitor

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Even the long-term unemployed are starting to find work. But how strong is the jobs recovery, really?
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Sick of Money Corrupting Politics? Take the Fight Local. | BillMoyers.com

Sick of Money Corrupting Politics? Take the Fight Local. | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Fighting the corruption of money in politics one city and state at a time may be the most effective path to reform.
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Inside the mind of Machiavelli: The early writings that foretold a revolution

Inside the mind of Machiavelli: The early writings that foretold a revolution | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Niccolo Machiavelli was one of the most important thinkers of his time. Here's where he got his start
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Here is an account of one man's way to discover inner reflection...I suggest this is where every major, meaningful revolution starts.

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The Path to Freedom From Corruption Goes Through New York State — And Your State

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BillMoyers.com is proud to collaborate with Every Voice on a series of op-eds featuring ideas from a variety of viewpoints for making our democracy one that is truly of, by and for the people.
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This is worth the time needed to check it out!

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Comment on Google Leads a Corporate Exodus From Lobbying Group ALEC by lazerhaze

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It’s about time that business in America gets hurt in a far more severe way than the American people were hurt by businesses actions in government (the crash of 08) Businesses need the threat of the death penalty, Americans should be allowed to...
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Can conservatives come together?

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Conservatives are trying to overcome their biggest challenge: themselves.
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At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare - Washington Post

At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare - Washington Post | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
They fret over a possible court decision that would revoke subsidies for millions of Americans.
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How the Facts about Benghazi Bring an End to the Republican Lying Game | Nomadic Politics

How the Facts about Benghazi Bring an End to the Republican Lying Game | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
After two long years of investigating the Benghazi incident, the Republicans were forced to admit that all of the slanderous claims made against Obama and his administration were, in fact, untrue.
Nobody wants to talk about holding anybody to account now.
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Public Service Commission

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Common Cause Nebraska has discovered that 76% of campaign financing from identifiable donors for incumbent Nebraska Public Service Commissioners comes from the industries they regulate or people directly connected to those industries
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Keep your eye on the money behind the policy.....

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

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The Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision would undermine U.S. sovereignty.
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The Biased Filter: Net Neutrality, Voter Suppression, Money in Politics - YouTube

With stirring clarity, Prof. Lawrence Lessig connects the dots between the fight for net neutrality, the struggle for voting rights in the Jim Crow South, th...
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My libertarian vacation nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul & their groupies were all debunked

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My family and I traveled last month to a Honduras city known for its libertarian ideals. Here's what happened next
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Big Brother 2.0: 160000 Facebook pages are hacked a day - New York Post

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WikiLeaks, the National Security Agency, data mining — we all know Big Brother is watching. But few of us realize to what extent. Some things you might not know: Your smart TV is probably watching ...
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Government of the Legislature, by the Legislature, for the Legislature

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An adaptation of an 1812 cartoon criticizing Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry's partisan redistricting ( Kenny Cole/Flickr ) “If my fellow citizens want to go to Hell I will help them,” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote to a friend in 1920.
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Republican hawks stole the show at CPAC. Here’s why that matters.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week, you might have expected to see evidence of the debate raging in the Republican Party over its approach to foreign policy.
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‘Shut Down Homan Square’: Anonymous, Black Lives Matter swarm Chicago police ‘black site’

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The Chicago police facility Homan Square was becoming the focus of an organized protest movement this weekend, as the hacktivist collective Anonymous and organizers associated with the Black Lives Matter movement seized on allegations of...
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Watch John Oliver Explain the Absurdity of Judicial Elections (Mature Language)

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On this week’s edition of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver discussed the public election of judges, a practice that occurs in all but 11 states.
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Gerry Adams accuses Burton of being the 'architect of austerity' - Irish Times

Gerry Adams accuses Burton of being the 'architect of austerity' - Irish Times | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sinn Féin leader says Labour voters feel ‘betrayed’
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Rupert Murdoch to rehire editor acquitted in phone-hacking scandal

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Rebekah Brooks is close to being rehired by Rupert Murdoch in a permanent position heading up his search for new online investments.
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Open Season for Intolerance: How Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws are Destroying Lives | Nomadic Politics

Open Season for Intolerance: How Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws are Destroying Lives | Nomadic Politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An article in a Russian newspaper provides one example of how discriminatory toward gay citizens Putin's anti-gay propaganda policy has become. It has become a tool for hunting down individuals and destroying their careers.
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Whether you are a fan of Gay marriage or lifestyles or hate gay people or not, surely if one wants to save the traditional marriages....  the place to start would be with avoiding choices and behaviors that lead to divorce. Who wants to be the one that marries a person that is forced to be someone they are not just to save face or maybe even stay alive or get by? People that try to force everyone into a mold just because that is how they want that person to be aren't helping any of us... I'm not talking about allowing people to do whatever they want regardless of others.....but hurting people because they are different or think different is uncalled for, unwise, and down right mean and hateful.

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A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

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Except for the machine guns and guard towers, the al-Hair high-security prison looks remarkably like a hotel — especially the conjugal-visit wing. Beyond a heavy iron gate, its bars painted a cheerful lavender, a red carpet stretches the length of a long hallway, where each of the 38 private cells has a queen-size bed, a fridge, a television and a shower.
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Hammerstrom: Will we know corruption when we see it?

Hammerstrom: Will we know corruption when we see it? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
By Jim Hammerstrom
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Something to think about....

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