I don't have a "plan". I don't have "insurance". I pay for my own medical care. The money for that comes out of my pocket.
As for national health care not preventing me from paying "extra", if that were so then it wouldn't be a true "single payer"system, would it?
National defense? WTF are you talking about? Word of god? What? Please clarify.
As to privacy. There is no privacy in a single payer system. There is no privacy in ACA. ACA isn't HIPAA compliant:
As for all that, why would I, under a single payer national system, want to pay for the health care for Rush Limbaugh, Warren Buffett, Ofrah Winfrey, or Bill Maher?
I thought better of what I said above. I was trying to be diplomatic. A non-religious, conservative opinion writer isn't what The Commercial Appeal needs because such a person isn't the type columnist that conservatives who write letters to the editor are requesting. Those people want a religious, Tea Party type conservative because that's the only type "conservative" that mirrors their opinions. Seeing as how they communicate their brainless tripe quite effectively with inane letters to the editor on a daily basis, I fail to see what would be gained by paying someone to write rubbish. It might be considered a bad business decision.
For health care or defense? For health care, if it don't all come out of your pocket, then you must be in some kinda plan, so others are paying for you as well, and someone will eventually come up short. And you are paying for a lot more than just health care.
National Health won't prohibit you from paying extra for insurance, hell you can go right down to the yacht dealer and buy a dingy for the M.BA who decides just what kind of medicine is right for you.
For national defense, god knows you have ample access to armament. Good luck with that.
Still ignoring the word of God?
No one is trying to invade your privacy. What your medical condition is and what treatments you take, if any, was private and is still private under the ACA. So, your statement about privacy is bullshit.
Pay your on way? That is a mis-statement for sure. Under your policy from before Obama Care, one serious illness or mishap would have bankrupted you because those policies had lifetime maximums on them. Under Obamacare, there are no lifetime maximums and since physicals and preventive care is not subject to co-pays, you can catch a problem before it gets too far gone, thereby, saying you more in co-pays down the line.
Btw, under your policy before the ACA, one iliness, even small, but considered lasting a lifetime, would have put you on the non-insurable list, pre-existing condition and that surely could have bankrupted you quick. But, thanks to the ACA, the act that you hate, all of that was taken care of for you. You now don't have to worry about such things.
Eeyore, I wish that you and others who spout dislike for the ACA would give rational, detailed reasons why and how it would negatively affect you instead of just shouting bullshit.
The OTP said:
"We need to give Kroger tax and hiring credits for building superstores with in the areas of the city that definitely need them, not to a super store in midtown."
Did you know there are no national grocery chains with stores in the Detroit city limits?
Do you know why?
Maybe I just want a little privacy and to pay my own way.
What's wrong with that?
Well, catsmeow, they had Marilyn Loeffel, but she wrote about Jim Dobson and Sandra Dee. Maybe they can't find anyone local. The trick would be finding a true conservative who isn't a Bellevue Baptist type or at least doesn't make an issue of religion. I'm not sure the kind of conservative they need lives in this area.
The CA could have Louis Farrakhan and David Duke in op-ed and on the masthead five days a week, and still the paper would be in financial distress.
But if you had large color photographs front page of the two nekkid in a suana sharing a hookah (pipe), you'd have to print extra editions.
Newspapers are a business first.
I agree with Cat on the popularity of local coverage. It's why small town papers continue in business.
(Brunetto, didn't see the Monument Valley piece, so reference Bluff Utah and Canyon de Chelly AZ, if they weren't included)
@ Brunetto Latini
The point is the CA has no consistently conservative local voice and hasn't for Quite a while. But, you knew that. It seems every time it is brought up your's are the same names I see brought up, when national opinion isn't the real issue.
Read the earlier posts on this thread by conservatives on the subject (never mind the word of God). Or consult all those socialists at the American Medical Association. Health care, like national defense, is too big and too important to be left to profiteers (unless you own stock in Blackwater).
Most local politicians only parrot what they hear from their respective demagogues. So if I read Star Parker and imagine what she would say about any of those issues, I can pretty much tell you what an evangelical wingnut on the County Commission would have written on the matter. Same goes for Cal Thomas.
I don't know of any local, prominent conservatives who have the brains of Mona Charen or George Will. And I don't think The CA could find anyone like that here.
@ Brunetto Latini
What did/do those you cited have to say on, the schools, Crosstown, Unpaid for pensions, AutoZone and the like?
If Mona Charen and George Will and Cal Thomas (ugh!) and Star Parker (excuse me while I throw up) aren't enough conservatives to appear in The CA per week or month, then one must be really to the extreme on the ideological scale.
I was one of the ones surprised by SI's 9th place prediction and honestly thought the Grizzlies would wind up with the #2 seed and reach the finals....they probably won't make the #2 seed now but I still believe, when and if everyone gets healthy this team can reach the finals.
Single payer health care as necessary? And this is said to "cross political lines"?
CL, you're a laugh a minute!
No disgruntled ex-employee here.
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan's assessment of his old Democratic Party: "I didn't leave the Commercial Appeal; the Commercial Appeal left me."
The CA left me when became an leftist entity espousing perpetual bias by agenda-driven political hacks posing as editors and journalists, and my all-time favorite "I'm-not-really-a-journalist" job description: columnists (i.e. Wendi Thomas).
However, I left the CA for good when it published my name and countless other law-abiding Tennesseans in a data base with the sole intention of making all us appear as criminals with firearms for the sake of the "Children" and "Public Safety". Even the deaf, dumb, blind and apolitical folks knew what that data base was really all about.
If OTP is right, the Tri-State Defender is in position to make a lot of money.
Get down to the Bargain Cave, they'll fix ya right up.
I am a fan of, though no expert in newspapers. But I wonder how a tabloid like the NY Daily News would do in this market. Why not. I mean I actually read the articles in Playboy. Too.
You may be right, however, I don't write or publish the newspapers, you have a part in that. Read your newspaper and tell us how many stories that you have that covers the 70% of the population. How many black editors and/or full time reporters do you have that are black?
Same goes for the CA, and the Memphis Daily News.
I only say what I see, however, you and others in your position can change what I see.
Yes, I play it up. but, I do it to make sure attention is brought to it. Unlike you, I don't have a job or image to protect. I am free to say what I fell and I don't have to sugarcoat it. This makes me completely impervious to yours or anyone else's criticism. I wihs you could honestly say the same.l
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