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Health Insurance Quotes In Arizona Question & Answers

2014 February 17
by Sarah Fields

Sharon asks…

Conservatives, how many of you favor the plan to end Medicare and Medicaid like the Ryan Budget has envisioned?

Sarah Fields answers:

Faith Leaders: Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan Is Immoral

Read many more Christian leaders’ quotes against the GOP budget here:

“I think it’d be marvelous if the Senate were to pick up Paul Ryan’s budget and to adopt it and pass it along to the president.” ~ Mitt Romney

“I spent a good deal of time with Congressman Ryan. When his plan came out, I applauded it as an important step. We’re going to have to make changes like the ones Paul Ryan proposed.” ~ Mitt Romney

Paul Ryan’s budget plan:

– takes health care away from 48 million Americans to pay for a tax cut for the richest 1% to make them $3Trillion richer

– hands Medicare to for-profit health insurance CEOs, and with each year seniors are going to have to pay thousands of dollars more out of pocket while the amount the government pays will shrink

– makes massive cuts in Social Security, setting the stage to hand its $2.6 trust fund over to Wall Street. No wonder Wall Street billionaires have been seen recently wearing “Paul Ryan for VP” pins.

– proposes to off more than three million acres of public lands that belong to We the People in states like Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and several others, to the highest billionaire bidder at a fraction of its real value

– slashes government discretionary spending to its lowest level in 50 years – that means benefits for veterans, senior citizens, the poor, the sick, students – all will be slashed

– preserves $40 Billion in corporate welfare – and Paul Ryan would give American billionaires a $3 trillion tax cut

This is just a partial sampling of what else the Paul Ryan budget would do if applied evenly across the board (FACT not conjecture):

-We wouldn’t have the capacity to enforce the laws that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food we eat

-Cuts to the FAA would likely result in more flight cancellations, delays, and complete elimination of Air Traffic Control Systems in parts of the country

-Over time, our weather forecast would become less accurate because we couldn’t afford to launch new satellites, and that means governors and mayors would have to wait longer to order evacuations in the event of a hurricane

-Starting in 2014 over 200,000 children would lose Head Start

-Two million mothers and young children would be cut from a program that gives them healthy food

-There would be 4,500 fewer federal grants at the Department of Justice and the FBI to combat violent crime, financial crime, and help secure our borders

-Hundreds of National Parks would be forced to close for part or all of the year

-The year after next, more than ten million college students would see their financial aid cut by an average of more than $1K each

-There would be 1,600 fewer medical grants for research on diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and AIDS

-There would be 4,000 fewer scientific research grants, eliminating support for 4,8000 researchers, students and teachers

-Clean energy technologies that are helping us reduce our dependence on foreign oil would be cut by nearly 1/5th

Who Benefits from Paul Ryan’s Tax Cuts? (thanks to Sandplant16 for this link)

Remember, the Republican game plan is not just to pass the legislation — it’s to first make the legislation seem reasonable. Don’t be fooled.


Donna asks…

coragryph the lawyer said no one is above the law coragryph explain how Quarter Ton of Marijuana Equals Free?

coragryph explain how when you said no one is above the law yet your claim has some problems.Please explain why those laws can be broken without worry of punishment,fines,jail time.
Just when you thought our government couldn’t sink any lower in the dereliction of their duty to protect this nation and uphold our laws, you get an e-mail from a reader with a link to this…
If you’re caught with two pounds of pot that you plan to sell, plan on going to jail for up to seven years.

With 500 pounds, you can kiss your completely freedom goodbye.

But head down to Southern Arizona, near the border, do the exact same thing, and in many cases you get off scott-free.

No prosecution, no penalty, no prison…in fact – not even a slap on the hand.

County prosecutors say it’s enormously frustrating and for the drug cartels, enormously profitable.

But this sweet deal only applies if you’re illegal and smuggling 500-pounds or less.

And therein lies one of our country’s dirty little secrets: Mexican drug runners getting a free pass back to Mexico if they’re caught with less than a quarter-ton of pot.

Cochise County attorney Ed Rheinheimer spells it out. “If a seizure is made of an amount less than 500 pounds, the case doesn’t get prosecuted.”

You read that right.

Drug runners doing business without punishment.

But don’t blame the county attorneys.

Remember: These are federal cases and should be federally prosecuted.

But guess what?

They don’t get prosecuted by the feds and now, they don’t get prosecuted by guys like Ed Rheinheimer, either.

“Since 2003 we stopped prosecuting federal referrals because of a lack of resources.” [snip]

And while these “weight limits” are unfamiliar to most Americans – drug cartels know them well and plan accordingly.

Sergeant Terry Parish warehouses the seizures. We walked through store rooms holding marijuana from floor to ceiling.

Lisa Fletcher: “How many of these guys do you think are aware of this sort of unspoken rule that if you’ve got less than 500 pounds, you’re probably not going to get prosecuted?”

“I think probably more of them are aware of it than individual officers are. Their intelligence is very good, it’s what they do for a living.”

And they do it every night…all along Arizona’s border.

War on drugs? Don’t make me laugh. This a full frontal assault on the American citizen and our society. Think I’m wrong? Well, consider this, it seems George Orwell’s famous quote, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” has never been more accurate than it is in America today.

Is it any wonder Americans are outraged over the current illegal immigration situation? While our government winks and nods at Mexico, we’ve watched as illegal immigrants are afforded more and more rights in our society than American citizens – American citizens who happen to get stuck with the bill to pay for all of this generosity and are hauled off to prison if we dare to think of breaking any of the laws that illegal aliens receive a free pass for breaking.

Our rewards for being Americans and legal American citizens are higher taxes, higher crime rates, lower wages, higher insurance premiums and on and on while illegal aliens are rewarded for their crimes against our borders and our society with:

Free health care – U.S. taxpayers pay the medical bills for illegal aliens yet the cost of most American’s monthly health insurance premium for even a small family has now exceeded their monthly mortgage payment and if we fail to pay for our insurance and need medical care, our home will have to be sold to cover the costs.

The right to be above the law – Illegal aliens can hide in ’sanctuary cities’ that say, “we care more about the rights of criminal aliens than the rights of our own citizens” yet American criminals are not afforded a place to hide, in fact, they are hunted down.

In-state tuition – Senators Hillary Clinton, Dick Durbin, and other members of our Congress are proud sponsors of the illegal dream yet American children have to pay more for their college tuition than their illegal counterparts as some states have already implemented in-state tuition for illegal aliens in direct violation of our federal law.

Day laborer centers – American taxpayers fund illegal day laborer centers yet there are no ‘gathering places’ being built for unemployed American workers.

No ID necessary – “The stigma and humiliation of constantly proving lawful status is unacceptable”, says the ACLU yet Americans are expected to show 2 forms of verifiable ID to obtain a driver’s license.

Fair share of Katrina disaster aid – Hillary Clinton – defender of the illegal alien, made sure that illegal aliens got their ‘fair share’ of the Katrina disaster aid paid for courtesy the American taxpayer.

Using our courts to see that crime pays – 2 illegal immigrants won an Arizona ranch in court. Do you think an American trespasser could get that lucky in court?

Turning our sense of right and wrong on its head – The Minuteman Project and other anti-illegal immigration groups are targeted as bands of racists and even called ‘vigilantes’ by our President and ‘bigots’ by a member of the U.S. Senate. Americans who are trying to help the border patrol, because of our government’s total disregard for the citizens of this nation, are rewarded by being vilified by the very officials failing to live up to the office they occupy. In this topsy-turvy world, criminals are now accepted as the victim and law-abiding citizens are handed the bill and openly accused of racism if they disagree. Or arrested if they dare to protest.

Our Border Patrol agents languish in prisons while known drug smugglers are given immunity.

And now, American citizens can expect to face prison time for small amounts of marijuana while illegal aliens can possess a quarter of a ton – and bring it across an international border – with absolutely no ramifications?

Orwell was right, “Some animals (and people) ARE more equal than others”.

coragryph, tell me why are these people above the law when you clearly said nobody was or is above the law. How do you explain this?Looks like they are above the law, even though you said this does not happen, you know cause you are a lawyer. How do you explain these guys being above the law?

Sarah Fields answers:

Only Bush is “above” the law — because he has manipulated to system to get complete immunity.

Other people can EVADE the law — mainly because they have enough money or connections to abuse the system.

Sometimes it’s a matter of corruption, as you point out. Sometimes, we simply choose not to allocate enough resources to prosecute all the lawbreakers, as you point out.

My statement that “nobody is above the law” reflects the way the laws are written, and the ideal that should follow under a system where we are ruled by laws. Sadly, we often fall short of that ideal.

I’m a US citizen, been one all my life. It took me 8 months to renew my passport, and two full days at the DMV to get my driver’s license transferred between states — all because I have moved more than the “expected” number of times (all inside the US). So, I know all about the problems of having to prove my legal status over and over again.

Yes, the system is broken. It’s not right, and it’s not good — but sadly it’s reality.

Sandra asks…

Need the name of the letter from present ins co to new ins co that I have pre existing med conditions Arizona?

Trying to find a less expensive ins co. I have been covered by present insurance for 21 years. Doctor told me to get a letter from present insurance company to submit with new ins application which keeps the ins co from declining me or rating me for pre existing conditions. I live in the state of Arizona

Sarah Fields answers:

I don’t know about the letter. (Not COBRA, I don’t think.) But I may be able to help in finding less expensive coverage. There are several web sites that will get you competitive quotes from different health insurance companies. You can request quotes for free at:

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