Health Insurance Exchange Arizona Question & Answers
Would Management Talent Have Been Helpful in Obama’s First Two Years?
What if Obamacare had been a 200 page bill, incredibly easy to read and understand, that set up poverty primary care centers in 2000 cities and towns in USA, with well-stocked pharmacies, at no charge to indigent verified citizens of USA. Non citizens are treated first and then deported immediately back to Mexico. If they show up again Mexico jails them.
These primary care centers would be for people below the 150% of Poverty line. They would be staffed by Uniformed Public Health Service Doctors and Red Cross Volunteer Nurses, physician’s assistants and orderlies who would get very generous college grants in exchange for their service. There would also be staff from Pinkerton’s, or Kroll’s, or Brinks to assure total security for the Always Open Primary Care Centers and Pharmacies. Violent felons would simply be shot if they attacked these facilities.
The money for this very simple bill would not come by raiding the Medicare Trust Fund and stealing $400 Billion out of it. It would have come from fines and disgorgements on Wall Street Bankers and Bankers. Each of the Big Banks who have done much wrong would pay part of their fine every year for 20 years. Each senior executive would get a claw back of their ill gotten gains in the form of a fine to be paid over 20 years. They could keep their jobs but they would not be allowed to go back to their hienous conduct. They would have to earn their living by providing real value, not swindles. Or they could seek jobs elsewhere.
See the Punish the Bankers Program and the Fund the Healthcare Program are connected.
So you don’t need to steal money from anybody to pay for healthcare for poor people.
You also don’t need to reform health insurance.
You don’t need to kill private practice by Doctors.
You don’t need to force people to buy things.
You don’t need to bully the states.
Instead you bring them solutions to problems.
Solutions that are paid for, and not by them. No unfunded mandates, free gifts instead, to lighten the load on their local taxpayers.
And you get to pick up and get rid of a lot of Illegal aliens, and repatriate them so they can be legal citizens (but not here, in their own country instead).
Cooperation of Mexico could be attained by restoring the Maquiladora plants along the Texas Mexico border and giving Mexico advantageous trade relations with USA while closing down some of the free access for the Chinese who are eating our lunch, after lending us the money to buy it, and then making it for us. Plants along the border can provide entrepreneurial opportunities for American citizens, and we should make sure that happens as part of the deal.
This also gets rid of the problem with Arizona. They could have the integrity of their own state. Somebody could just tell Janet Napolitano to go back to her office and shut up. Let Joe Arpaio do his job. And finish the danged fence.
Close down our relationship with Iraq. Just bring the troops out, even if Iraq never resolves its election or decides how to divvy up their oil money. Not our problem.
Suspend parts of the Posse Comitatus Act so that returning troops can be posted along the Texas Mexico border to secure it until a workable fence can be built.
Get most of the troops out of Afghanistan. Wage totally lethal war on Al Qaida and Taliban from predator strikes. Upgrade our targeting capacity with more and better satellites and more and better analysts, connected in real time to more and better triggermen at Central Command, or at Battle Mountain. Sneakers on the linoleum actually works better than boots on the ground. It’s more cost effective per terrorist killed. We need to focus on Yemen anyway, that’s where most of Al Qaida has gone.
Obama gets credit because he tried to do big things. He wants to be a Great President, like Ronald Reagan, not a midnight basketball baby steps President.
Obama needs to learn that he’s not a good manager, and that all his “yes” men are not good managers either. So the West Wing needs some good managers. Why not recruit some H. Ross Perot types from the business community? People who know how to get things done. It’s not enough to have big dreams, or big audacity, you also need to have big management talent. If Obama could realize that he needs such talent around him, he could do much better in the next two years.
Alternative history is only of interest to people who are interested in history, politics, policy, economics, or reason. Most folks just want the remote, the six pack, and the chips and dip. That’s cool.
Thinking will not hurt your brain, so please hink on these things, and let me know your non-scornful, and non-clowny best answers. Thank you so much.
The Little Servant of all Mankind,
Sarah Fields answers:
The campaign to get elected never ends cus you have to stay elected.
Why don’t people like Obama??? He’s only done good things!!!?
1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies. 4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
He also turned the American auto industry around, recapitalized banks, repealed “DADT”, and toppled Moammar Gadaffi.
The only people that don’t like him are old racist white guys. Why do we even let people over the age of 45 even have anything to do with politics??? They’re the ones that dont know what they’re going, all they want is greedy, race, and religion based war, and all these dirty southerners and a few northern rednecks seem to want that too. We needed a change from that old white run government, if we have to have a white president can he at least be Italian??? Those guys are real and great leaders. Obama gave us that change. Now that we’ve seen the great governing skills of a man of color I don’t wanna go back to the way things were before with all those white guys. All they ever wanted was war, money, and white supremacy…I’m done with them, and you should be to, but what i’d really love to see a Native American president and Obama opened their doors to, the doors to their own land.
Obama is the President of Peace and Equality, those old white guys are the causes of destruction.
Promise me you’ll vote Obama. Promise me you’ll vote for peace and equality and not destruction.
Sarah Fields answers:
50 More Reasons to vote out the Obamanation:
1 – Fast and Furious – Operation Gun Runner
2 – Stopped the Keystone pipeline that would have created thousands of jobs
3 – Gave half a billion tax payer’s dollars to Solyndra
4 – Bowed to foreign dignitaries
5 – Increased our deficit over 40% in 2/12 years
6 – Backed release of Lockerbie Bomber
7 – The Drilling Moratoriums
8 – Soaring FOOD and Gas Prices
9 – NO Shovel Ready Jobs
10 – The Downgrade of America’s credit rating ( First time in American history)
11 – First time in American history over 42 MILLION Americans are living in poverty
12 – Never passed a BUDGET ( First time in 34 YEARS)
13 – America drops to 5th place in GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
14 – Over 400,000 small businesses closing every year under Obama
15 – Our Debt has increased $4,247,000,000,000 in just 945 days! . (That’s the fastest increase under any president ever!)
16 – No Summer Recovery
17 – Fed Suing States and States suing Feds
18 – Pressured Retired General Shelton to ALTER his testimony
19 – Enable the LARGEST number of HOME FORECLOSURES
20 – Turn America into the LARGEST FOOD STAMP NATION
21 – Filed lawsuit against Arizona for enforcing immigration laws.
22 – Force a Trillion dollar disaster down our throats called Obamacare WITHOUT EVEN READING THE BILL
23 – Increased unemployment despite “stimulus package”
24 – Appoint a TAX CHEAT for Sec. Of the TREASURY!
25 – Appoint over 34 UN-ELECTED CZARS
26 – Rebuffs subpoena on failed solar firm
27 – Eric Holder turns a blind eye to voter intimidation by the Black Panthers then justifies with racial comments
28 – First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect
29 – First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space
30 – First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
31 – First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
32 – First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
33 – First time in American history a President with a Socialist radical anti American past gets elected, with the help of ACORN and the Black Panthers and gets away with it!
34 – First President in history to create more PROTESTERS then JOBS
35 – First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places
36 – First time a President to enact OVER 4200 NEW anti Business regulations!
37 – First time a President needed to make a website called attackwatch, a site that would make Karl marx Proud!
38 – First time a President Attempted to fill my cabinet with avowed Communist like Van Jones
39 – First time a President supported Anti-Capitalists, Union Thug, Marxists and Anarchists Protesting Mobs bankrupting major cities
40 – The National Debt Has Increased 4.2 TRILLION Dollars
41 – National Debt now 15 TRILLION!!
42 – The USA Spends 4.2 BILLION Dollars More than it takes in
43 – 25 MILLION Jobs LOST But he has added 140,000.00 to the Government payroll
44 – Added 3 MILLION More Americans living in POVERTY
45 – 4 MILLION More Bankruptcies
46 – 2 .4 MILLION Home FORECLOSED
47 – Gas Prices Have RISEN MORE THAN 80%
48 – Health Insurance Premiums UP 13%
49 – First President in history to have ALL his records SEALED
50 – Takes RECORD amount of contributions from Wall Street
Can someone explain this article for me please? Obama’s new healtcare plan?
WASHINGTON – Abortion opponents fought passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it’s the law, they’re using it to limit coverage by private insurers.
An obscure part of the law allows states to restrict abortion coverage by private plans operating in new insurance markets. Capitalizing on that language, abortion foes have succeeded in passing bans that, in some cases, go beyond federal statutes.
“We don’t consider elective abortion to be health care, so we don’t think it’s a bad thing for fewer private insurance companies to cover it,” said Mary Harned, attorney for Americans United for Life, a national organization that wrote a model law for the states.
Abortion rights supporters are dismayed.
“Implementation of this reform should be about increasing access to health care and increasing choices, not taking them away,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate leadership. “Health care reform is not an excuse to take rights away from women.”
Since Obama signed the legislation law March 23, Arizona and Tennessee have enacted laws restricting abortion coverage by health plans in new insurance markets, called exchanges. About 30 million people will get their coverage through exchanges, which open in 2014 to serve individuals and small businesses.
In Florida, Mississippi and Missouri, lawmakers have passed bans and sent them to their governors. Most of the states allow exceptions in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Insurers still could offer separate policies to specifically cover abortion.
Three other states may act this year — Louisiana, Ohio and Oklahoma. Overall, there are 29 states where lawmakers or public policy groups expressed serious interest, Harned said.
“You are going to see more actions like this,” said Tom McClusky, a lobbyist for the socially conservative Family Research Council. “This is not something we are just going to let fall by the wayside.”
Before the overhaul became law, five states had limits on private insurance coverage of abortion — Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Abortion rights supporters are concerned that the list is growing as a result of the new federal law.
Murray had joined in voting down a federal abortion coverage ban when the Senate debated health care last year. Now she and other abortion rights supporters worry the same sorts of restrictions could spread from state to state.
“It’s really going to be a patchwork of state laws by the time these exchanges are set up,” said Jessica Arons, director of women’s health at the Center for American Progress, a liberal public policy institute.
Most private health insurance plans cover abortion as a legal medical procedure, but research indicates many women opt to pay directly.
The federal law allows private insurance plans in the exchanges to cover abortion as long as they collect a separate premium. That money must remain apart from public subsidies available to help pay insurance premiums for most customers in the exchanges.
That compromise split abortion foes in Congress and around the country. Anti-abortion organizations including National Right to Life and the U.S. Catholic bishops called it a fig leaf, and continued to oppose the legislation. But Catholic hospitals and many religious orders of nuns supported it.
Abortion rights supporters were cool to the compromise, but it broke a political deadlock threatening the bill.
Anti-abortion Democrats in the House cast critical votes for the legislation after Obama also agreed to an executive order affirming long-standing federal policy against the use of taxpayer funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother — known as the Hyde amendment.
Tennessee already has enacted a far stricter ban, with no exceptions. Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, who allowed it to become law without his signature, said in a statement it “creates a prohibition much broader than that found in current law and could unintentionally negatively impact the quality of health care options for Tennesseans.”
All eyes are now on Florida, where Gov. Charlie Crist will decide soon whether to sign a bill that restricts abortion coverage in that state’s insurance exchange. Florida is a politically diverse state, not known as a bedrock of social conservatism. Crist is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent, after it became clear that he would lose the Republican primary to former state Rep. Marco Rubio.
Crist, who opposes abortion, has indicated he has problems with a part of the bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the embryo.
“Florida has always been pretty much of a middle-of-the road state,” said Stephanie Kunkel, executive director of Planned Parenthood
Will this limit abortions or make it easier to get one?? I hope it limits to very limited cirumstances!
Sarah Fields answers:
It takes a lawyer to explain the bill & then it is difficult..
It will limit who pays for the abortion, but not the abortion itself.
The objective is that people who oppose abortion not be forced to pay for it through this forced health care plan.
I sincerely hope they repeal this whole plan and start over with a new one.
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