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Re: “Poverty: A State of Mind?

Welcome to 1789 Chuck, O hope you and all you white bros will be very happy together.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/16/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Poverty: A State of Mind?

Healthcare is not a function of the Federal and State Governments. In Art.1, Sec.8, under the category of General Welfare, we have a list of particular functions of the Federal Government, i.e. post office, roads, coin money, military and court systems and a few other duties. If it isn't mentioned there, then it is a jurisdiction of 'We the People' according to the Tenth Amendment. Health care nor any welfare program is listed there. The Conclusion is that health care is not the function of the Federal Government nor State Governments. This makes it theft of taxpayer funds for the Federal Government/State Governments to have jurisdiction over this area, and a violation against one's oath of office to uphold the tenets of the U.S. and State Constitution. There is no easy answer to this dilemma of the high cost of health care. It originates with medical device companies charging exorbitant rates, medical implants and suppliers charging a lot and high salaries due to malpractice insurance. Tons of government red-tape also cause the high cost. The best solution is the '3-C' system: C is for 'cash' for minor care, i.e. flu's, shots, etc. C is also for 'catastrophic insurance' for major surgeries or malignant diseases with high deductibles, and lastly, C is for 'charity, i.e. churches, families, charities in general.

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Posted by Charles Gillihan on 07/16/2017 at 2:17 PM

Re: “A Call to Arms on Health Care

Places that can replace Planned Parenthood without Robbing Tax Payers to Murder Babies
Two leading pro-life organizations released a map today intended to showcase the thousands of community health care clinics that could step in for Planned Parenthood if it were to lose federal funding.
The map adds to a heated conversation about whether stripping Planned Parenthood of its $500 million annual taxpayer dollars would hurt womens health care in America, or if women would be better off without it.
Alliance Defending Freedom and Charlotte Lozier Institute, the education arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, identified the different Planned Parenthood locations and community health care clinics across America.
The two groups argue there are plenty of health centers that also can receive federal funding to absorb Planned Parenthoods patients should the organization be defunded by Congress.
According to data collected by the two groups, there are currently 13,540 clinics providing comprehensive health care for women, versus 665 Planned Parenthood locations.
Community health centers primarily exist to provide comprehensive care to millions of uninsured, working poor and jobless Americans.
If Planned Parenthoods federal funding went away tomorrow, Mattox argues, the money would be better used by community health centers and other places around the country that can provide a fuller range of services to women without the ethical challenges that Planned Parenthood presents.
The effort to defund Planned Parenthood comes after the Center for Medical Progress, a group that opposes abortion, released a series of damaging videos.
The videos show high-ranking Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of tissue from aborted babies and changing abortion procedures to harvest these organs.
The issues raise a host of legal questions and have sparked both state and federal investigations.
Some healthcare experts warn that lawmakers should be careful in punishing Planned Parenthood. These supporters argue community health clinics cant fulfill the services that Planned Parenthood provides.
The notion that you could literally overnight defund providers serving a couple million people and think that health centerseven if theyre right nearby, which is not always the casecould just magically absorb patients, I think shows an astounding naivet in healthcare, says Sara Rosenbaum, a professor of health law and policy at George Washington University.
You can map all you want and the fact of the matter is health centers are not magicians and health care doesnt work this way.
Rosenbaum, in an interview with The Daily Signal, argued that banning Planned Parenthood funding would create an immediate health care access crisis for millions of women.
Texas, she says, is the smoking gun in the debate.
In 2012, Texas stopped funding abortion-providers like Planned Parenthood. Instead, in 2013 it created the Womens Health Program, which provides low-income women with family planning services, health screenings and birth control.
According to a study by George Washington University, this resulted in community clinics increasing their womens health care services by an average of 81 percent.
Between 2011 and 2013, after Planned Parenthood was excluded, the study found that the program experienced a nine percent decrease in enrollees, a 26 percent decrease in Medicaid claims and a 54 percent decline in contraceptive claims.
Eventually, community health care clinics replaced Planned Parenthoods services, Rosenbaum said, but not without consequences.
Yes, health centers eventually ramped up. Yes, they offer more family planning services than they did before because they had to respond to a crisis and health centers are remarkable at responding to crises. But the states own data show that the actual number of patients served dropped. She added:
Were talking family planning, cancer screenings, things like that. You certainly do not want people who are seeking family planning to have to put it off at all. Otherwise, you wind up with unplanned pregnancies, half of which will turn into an abortion. This is exactly what we dont want so why would you shut down a point of access for contraceptives? And why would you shut down cancer screen sites? It makes no sense.
Mattox, with Alliance Defending Freedom, argues the Texas example paints an entirely different pictureone that actually appears to be a success story.
According to state data, in 2012, the pregnancy rate in Texas remained relatively the same, falling from 82.2 pregnancies per 1,000 women ages 15-44, to 81.1 in 2013.
Abortions dropped during the same period, from 65,547 in 2012 compared to 61,513 in 2013.
The data belies the claim that Planned Parenthood was necessary to womens health care in Texas, Mattox said.
In 2013, right after Texas ousted the organization, Planned Parenthood clinics in the state agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a federal civil suit brought by the Justice Department under President Obama.
The suit claimed the organization fraudulently billed Medicaid for womens health care services such as birth control from 2003 to 2009.
The massive drop in Medicaid and contraceptive claims, Mattox said, may be evidence that Texas cleaned up a lot of false claims.
In addition, Mattox argued the drop in program enrollees could be attributed to a bump in the economywith more people enrolling on employer-provided health care plansand the creation of the Affordable Care Act, which compelled free coverage of contraceptives.
It seems some of our friends on the left conveniently forget that they created Obamacare and compelled free coverage of contraceptives when that is inconvenient to defending the need for Planned Parenthood, he said.
Taking in these broader factors, Mattox argued the Texas example might actually be good news and further proof that taking away Planned Parenthood wont hurt women.
It seems like there may be other factors that explain what happened to women during this time period in Texas. That might actually be good newswe may have solved problems rather than found new ones.
If Congress defunds Planned Parenthood, the country will have to wait and see if the Texas model will be tested on the national level.

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Posted by Charles Gillihan on 07/16/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Hi-Boy Drive-In

There were several things I remember unique about the one on Jackson. The little wire with clothpins threaded on it for the tickets that were pushed down the line as the burgers were made. The second was that they were the first burgers I had with chopped lettuce on it. Mix that lettuce with the mustard, tomato and hamburger juice and they were the best. Closest thing to it was a WhatABurger on Frasyer Blvd. Billy F

Posted by billy ferguson on 07/15/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Fancy Art Critic "Knocked Out" by Memphis Pedestrian Crossings

Dolly Salvador. Mr. Christopher, you're incorrigible.

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Posted by DaveClancy on 07/15/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Fancy Art Critic "Knocked Out" by Memphis Pedestrian Crossings

It seems to be important to confuse Memphis drivers as much as possible. Maybe that goes for diners too.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/15/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Fancy Art Critic "Knocked Out" by Memphis Pedestrian Crossings

What's the deal with the Paris style striping and tables on Peabody Place?

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Posted by jrgolden on 07/15/2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “MLGW Tests Drinking Water Close to Contaminated Well

Glad you're back, Toby :)

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/15/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “MLGW Tests Drinking Water Close to Contaminated Well

The concern isn't that the arsenic and lead leaking from TVA's coal ash ponds has already reached MLGW's wells--it could take decades for it to reach the Davis well field. What is of great concern is that the sucking force of TVA's new cooling water wells could draw the contaminants down through unidentified holes in the aquifer's protective clay layer that might exist in the immediate vicinity of the new power plant. Groundwater scientists from the University of Memphis strongly suspect that there may be holes in the clay in the area but haven't had the funding to study it in detail. TDEC might want to have TVA hire them to check it out.

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/15/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Is a Trump Surrogate Coming to WREG?

Well, if Boris comes to Channel 3, I'll be watching Channel 5. I've watched only WREG News for years, but that will change if I can no longer be assured I'm watching real news instead of the fake news preferred by FOX, etc.

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Posted by Virginia Brown on 07/14/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Poverty: A State of Mind?

And as Williams doesn't state, it doesn't hurt to know which side of your bread the butter is on.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/14/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Report: Weirich's Office First in State for Misconduct

Calling Ed Stanton Jr! Your window of opportunity is open.

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Posted by jrgolden on 07/14/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Poverty: A State of Mind?

The GOP, in its present iteration, is no salve or help to anyone who's not affluent. No matter what their ethnicity may be.

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Posted by jrgolden on 07/14/2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Now Open: Riko's Kickin' Chicken

Ordered from Riko's Kickin Chicken on Madison yesterday (7/13/17). OMG the grilled shrimp salad was fabulous. Also got the grilled broccoli and cheese, fried okra, and corn nuggets. I cant tell you how wonderful ALL of the food was. I had the 2PC fish and 3PC chicken also. I asked them to dip it in HONEY GOLD wing sauce. TO DIE FOR!!! My office orders from Riko's often. It is a treat everytime. Thanks, LBH

Posted by Leann Howerton on 07/14/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Solar Panels to be Installed in Frayser

I am very happy to see that MLGW participating in the projects like this one. I think there will be more project in near future. Thanks.

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Posted by Chris Rollitt on 07/14/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Report: Weirich's Office First in State for Misconduct

"I became a prosecutor to hold the guilty accountable and to protect the innocent in every case.."
We know she is a threat to others, but is she a threat to herself?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 07/13/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Old Whitten Tavern: Ankle Tattoos & Cheap Drinks

Great read. Thank you Memphis Flyer!

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Posted by Ric Filka on 07/13/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “MEMPHO: Your New Music Festival

Anyone remember "The Soybean Jam" festival at the Farms from 1979? That was also in October and it was a fantastic setting and time of year for a music festival. looking forward to something fresh and NOT downtown!

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Posted by Debra Blundell on 07/13/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “TVA Finds High Arsenic, Lead Levels Near New Wells

MLG&W never determined the source of contamination of the water wells at Pine Hill Golf Course. There were two possible chemical companies that used that chemical. The past situation doesn't make me confident that there are no windows in the clay layer around the ash ponds.

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Posted by Sue Williams on 07/13/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “TVA Finds High Arsenic, Lead Levels Near New Wells

Tom Volinchak, go read the comments by the preeminent scientist on Memphis groundwater on the Commercial Appeal. I think his credentials way outweigh yours. Wait, what are your scientific credentials again?

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 07/12/2017 at 10:13 PM

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